Asking for a friend...

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Jeff Rehling, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. rygh

    rygh BOD

    Note: Many LFS will often give you a cash discount if you ask, and bring cash of course.
    (Not to avoid MAP, but to avoid credit card fees)
  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Yeah, well it's one thing if I forget to itemize all of my purchases across state lines on my end of year income tax forms, it's another thing to ask a store to commit an illegal act at time of purchase.
  3. rygh

    rygh BOD

    Cash discount is not illegal. It is a business issue with the store and any monopolistic credit card agreement they signed.
  4. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    True, however they still need to pay the state for all purchases made through their store whether the consumer pays it or they pay for it for the consumer, cash register receipts allow the store to determine how much money to give the state and if there is no record of your purchase then that's something they don't need to do, and hopefully the store doesn't get audited.
  5. Oakland Evan

    Oakland Evan Supporting Member

    Just wondering, how fail safe is this system through the apex? I'm about to set up a multi-tank system, is it proven enough to just run one return pump to each tank instead of the two I have run on my current tank?
  6. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Not sure I understand the question. Are you asking how reliable is the power monitoring?

    I use it in various situations, 1 of which is to turn my UV light if the feed pump is drawing too little power. Which did happen a few times. Cleaned the pump and it was good to go.

    Running a redundant pump is always a good thing. Everything has the potential to fail.
  7. Oakland Evan

    Oakland Evan Supporting Member

    Thanks, thats what I was planning, but figured I'd ask to see if I could save some money on pumps.

    Another question, are there any extra features if using the Neptune COR pumps with the apex vs the Ecotech Vectra pumps with the apex & WXM?
  8. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    The Vectra cannot be controlled by the WXM.
  9. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    Per Erin’s request


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  10. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    I think that collection far exceeds $800 (assuming you could still find the books, no fair getting them used for a bargain price)
  11. You can get these for $500.00. (Used) s-l1600.jpg
  12. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    From Erin:
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  13. Ibn

    Ibn Guest

    Should have brought my copy for Jen's signature, but totally forgot about it. :(

    Here's the online database of its equivalency.
  14. rygh

    rygh BOD

    For "Corals of the world"
    Go to the website, donate if you like it.

    Supposedly the author is still maintaining it. And author makes nothing on used book sales.
    It is an amazing database.
    But it uses scientific names and has non photoshopped images.
    So those looking to identify their purple superman blastorama may not like it. :)
    Ibn likes this.
  15. Ibn

    Ibn Guest

    Basically the same database, just in a different format.

    Acropora tortuosa:

  16. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Having gone through similar issues when I was a grad student with a particular book that was out of print, advisor had a copy and said I could make photocopies of it but never take it home :D makes me wish that out of print books were considered "given up as Freeware" and anyone could just print out new copies if they wish. I mean they're books for crying out loud, not commemorative NASCAR plates made by the Franklin Mint.
  17. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Thanks Hui n Mike

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