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Just some updates, Jebao doser was setup, then died 3 months later, its getting warranty replaced, but since it happened right before going on vacation I broke down and got a DOS. Over the next 2-3 weeks I think I have it dialed in, dosing 120ml of 2 part over 24 hours equally spaced 15 minutes apart. I was testing alk at 7am, and 7pm, and it was withing .3 of each other. Starting to see some corals coming back, other definitely have died. I'm really hesitant to add new corals but there's been alot of new sales recently. Also added a RO buddy smart pump, increased water production by probably 2-3x time, and its capable of putting out 0 tds water now still with no DI resin. Added some float valves to the mixing station. Fixed some apex programming issues, and Harry Singer 3d printed me a snail guard for my display tank float switch. Also ran my prime line into the sump, so with the added gravity siphon it actually runs really well now, along with being silent, I think it will also add the to the life of the pump. Pics will hopefully follow when I have time.
 
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Hi, I saw your comments about Jebao SLW-20M on another post. I got a pair of them, connected to WiFi. I set both to run random mode 24 hours a day. I selected the following on my master pump in the app linkage -> master -> program. For the slave pump, I selected slave -> 50% flow. Does that mean they are both working on random mode (synced) and both at 50%?

I can see they are both in random mode when I go into individual pumps in the app. It does not show a % for either in the app.

This is my master pump.
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This is the slave pump.
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Thank you in advance.
 
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Wanted to post a update, my stock list has changed around a bit and is blue naso tang, sailfin tang, chevron tang, atlantic blue tang, tomini tang, yellow tang, purple tang, convict tang, yellow kole eye tang, lemonpeel tang, niger trigger, foxface rabbitfish, two barred rabbitfish, blue yellow tip damsel, black yellow tip damsel, domino damsel, baggnai cardinal, flame angel, coral beauty angel, 2x lawnmower blenny, blue streak cleaner wrasse, aptasia eating filefish, 2s ocelarous clownfish, yellow goby, engineer goby, horned goby, diamond watchmen goby, 2x green mandarin, valentinin pufferfish, fairy wrasse, 2x blood shrimp, 2x coral banded shrimp. I've built my own 44Gallon acrylic frag tank plumbed into my main system. I swapped out my Terminator II external skimmer and now have a Red Sea Skimmer RSK300 skimmer. I'm really proud to have 2 green mandarins doing well in the tank, did a tank teardown for a friend, in which I took most of the livestock. Lost a few fish during COVID, also lost some coral, mostly new purchases of which I only made 2. I traded my large anemone rock for a credit at a local fish store, still have most of it left. Still having issues with 2 part. Stopped dosing months ago, but still have elevated alk levels, where it seems like nothing consumes it. During my birthday break I did some major cleaning so hoping the cyano in the frag tank gets under control and I can see some more coral in a few weeks.
 

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