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General Discussion : 2 refractometers with different readings

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 02:37
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: 2 refractometers with different readings
Posted: July 21 2017 at 8:37am

I like that explanation and analogy. Thanks Paul
Is this crazy or what.    For as long as I've been keeping reef aquariums, I have been checking salinity(specific gravity) with refractometers and hydrometers that were reading high by as much as 0.008. 
Twenty years ago, before the hobby bloomed, we all learned that the recommended tank water salinity was 1.022 SG. This means we may have been keeping it as low as 1.014. Crazy huh!
You know what though, as bad as this may seem, it's really not bad at all. It actually proves what I have always said, that when it comes to salinity, we needn't worry much about exactness/accuracy/precision.
Aloha,Mark  
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS Massive High End SPS

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 00:25
Author: dano
Subject: FS Massive High End SPS
Posted: July 21 2017 at 6:25am

That depends on the colony, Hogie. Some are stand alone and some I'd have to pry off or break up the rock. That's why I'm selling them systematically. Easy out goes first.
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General Discussion : Heater sizing

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 22:50
Author: phys
Subject: Heater sizing
Posted: July 21 2017 at 4:50am

Most heaters will just stop heating but the occasional stick on scenario sucks. Dont skimp on heaters because you do get what you pay for... but also, make sure you dont get ripped off. I usually shoot for a heater that is slightly larger than required just in case my house heater doesnt decide to work. Two smaller ones would work well too but getting a single smaller one usually causes it to cycle on more often which runs it down faster.

I personally prefer eheim due to how they heat. Its my understanding they stay on longer at a lower wattage than others to keep the water from rising and falling in temp as much. Seems to use less power since its not having to heat from lower temperatures. They also seem to last longer.
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DIY : New Light Housing for 150g

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 22:29
Author: phys
Subject: New Light Housing for 150g
Posted: July 21 2017 at 4:29am

So after several months of getting new tools, calibrating and alinging as well as learning how to use stuff and also waiting for wood to arrive, Im getting close to finishing the fixture. I hand planed the boards to get out twist and thickness differences and mitered the joints. I then routed the edges and next going to look for some other wood to fill in the end gaps here's a picture of what i have so far.



P.s. i found out tonight that it fluoresces under UV light!
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Equipment : DC Return Pump Questions

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 22:23
Author: phys
Subject: DC Return Pump Questions
Posted: July 21 2017 at 4:23am

Anybody? Lol
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Introduce Yourself : Hey!

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 22:22
Author: phys
Subject: Hey!
Posted: July 21 2017 at 4:22am

Welcome!
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General Discussion : 2 refractometers with different readings

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 22:21
Author: phys
Subject: 2 refractometers with different readings
Posted: July 21 2017 at 4:21am

The reason to calibrate near your testing point is due to errors in the manufacturing that grow as you move away from your measuring point. Think of it as having a ruler that is off by 1/10 of an inch but you have to measure something 30 feet away. Buuut you really only care about measuring a foot away from the point that is 30 feet away. If you start where you stand, your error is greater than if you walked 30 feet to be near the point you actually care to measure. The difference is 3 inches of error at 30 feet, or 1/10 of an inch at one foot.
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Meetings and Events : Chasing Coral Screening - Free Event

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 22:11
Author: phys
Subject: Chasing Coral Screening - Free Event
Posted: July 21 2017 at 4:11am

Map to the building here: bit.ly/2ugYxdf
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Several acans from Reef Kingdom

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:57
Author: mmcc
Subject: Several acans from Reef Kingdom
Posted: July 20 2017 at 4:57pm

Another specimen I found online that looks similar to my Australian acan:

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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Several acans from Reef Kingdom

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:53
Author: mmcc
Subject: Several acans from Reef Kingdom
Posted: July 20 2017 at 4:53pm

Next is an Australian acan from Reef Kingdom.

This one is probably my favorite. Being an Australian acan, the polyps are huge and deep red.

I paid $40-60 for a single polyp (I'm still trying to find the exact original price). It now has seven polyps. Asking $120.

Below is a picture that looks very much like this specimen when it's settled in and fed.

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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Various dry goods, some free

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:41
Author: mmcc
Subject: Various dry goods, some free
Posted: July 20 2017 at 4:41pm

I'm just posting these on KSL for now:

https://www.ksl.com/classifieds/search/?keyword=memberId:%202947540

See my listings here for various livestock.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Several acans from Reef Kingdom

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:39
Author: mmcc
Subject: Several acans from Reef Kingdom
Posted: July 20 2017 at 4:39pm

This is the only acan from a source other than Reef Kingdom. I bought it from a vendor at a WMAS meeting last fall, but I forget who.

It's a gingerbread acan. I paid $25 for about two polyps, and it now has ten healthy polyps. Asking $90.

The first is a picture of the piece I'm currently selling, and the second is a picture of approximately what they look like when they're settled in and fed.



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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Several acans from Reef Kingdom

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:30
Author: mmcc
Subject: Several acans from Reef Kingdom
Posted: July 20 2017 at 4:30pm

Here's one - a fire and ice acan. The picture below was included in its Reef Kingdom listing. I bought 1-2 polyps for $30-40, and it now has 5-6 polyps. Asking $80.

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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS Massive High End SPS

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:30
Author: Hogie
Subject: FS Massive High End SPS
Posted: July 20 2017 at 4:30pm

Do they come on rocks or can you get them off?
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Several acans from Reef Kingdom

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:23
Author: mmcc
Subject: Several acans from Reef Kingdom
Posted: July 20 2017 at 4:23pm

Last fall, I bought several beautiful acans from Reef Kingdom, a local dealer. I've decided to break down the tank, so I'm selling them. Most were only a single polyp when I bought them and now contain 5-10 polyps.

Because I'm a dope, I didn't take pictures of them before I moved a couple days ago. All the jostling and disruption has them looking drab today, so I'm going to find some representative pictures online and wait until they look decent to post pictures of the pieces I'm selling.
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LFS/Commercial/E-Commerce Posts : 10% OFF Precision Marine Sumps + other savings

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:05
Author: Premiumaq
Subject: 10% OFF Precision Marine Sumps + other savings
Posted: July 20 2017 at 4:05pm

















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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Reef Kingdom mummy eye chalice

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 09:28
Author: Zack801
Subject: Reef Kingdom mummy eye chalice
Posted: July 20 2017 at 3:28pm

Pretty awesome, can you send me a text please? 801-647-9578 thanks!
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS Massive High End SPS

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 09:04
Author: sleepingdeep
Subject: FS Massive High End SPS
Posted: July 20 2017 at 3:04pm

that ice fire is bigger than my whole tank. lol. 
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Reef Kingdom mummy eye chalice

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 08:50
Author: mmcc
Subject: Reef Kingdom mummy eye chalice
Posted: July 20 2017 at 2:50pm

$35.

I bought this for $25 last fall, and it's grown considerably since then. It's on a plug the size of a silver dollar, and it's spilling over the edges. It eagerly eats frozen mysis shrimp.

Below is the picture in Reef Kingdom's listing - I don't currently have pictures of my own.





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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS Massive High End SPS

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 08:42
Author: dano
Subject: FS Massive High End SPS
Posted: July 20 2017 at 2:42pm

It's just time. Been growing them since frags. I'm going to sell all my corals. I don't have time or the desire to frag them up. Then I'm going to sell the fish, etc. I know these corals are pretty big to transport and drop into someone else's tank but don't we all dream of huge colonies when we glue in a nice frag? May as welI start with them big. I figure someone here might enjoy them as much as I have.
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