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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF Snails and Hermit Crabs

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 04:10
Author: DanhNgo
Subject: LF Snails and Hermit Crabs
Posted: September 24 2017 at 10:10am

Title says it. If you have any let me know.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Innovative Marine Media Holder FS

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 03:38
Author: stout_trout
Subject: Innovative Marine Media Holder FS
Posted: September 24 2017 at 9:38am

CustomCaddy 242.36" x 4.33" x 10.12"Nano 24
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Innovative Marine Media Holder FS

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 03:35
Author: chuckfu5
Subject: Innovative Marine Media Holder FS
Posted: September 24 2017 at 9:35am

Do you mind measuring it? I'd like to put it in the second chamber of my EVO. But need to know if it will fit.
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General Help : Great minds please come together

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 03:32
Author: chuckfu5
Subject: Great minds please come together
Posted: September 24 2017 at 9:32am

Marcoss wrote:

Kind of how this has a overflow cover.

https://www.google.com/search?q=peninsula+nano.tank+storage&rlz=1CDGOYI_enUS590US590&hl=en-US&prmd=isnv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi0stXh7rnWAhVhwlQKHa-BBgsQ_AUIESgB&biw=414&bih=660#imgrc=01-_rA0xTTct9M:

I copy and posted this link and couldn't get anything to come up. Do you mind reposting?
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : $45 box o' stuff

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 17:25
Author: mmcc
Subject: $45 box o' stuff
Posted: September 23 2017 at 11:25pm

I want to get rid of the remainder of my reef equipment. I've condensed it all down to a plastic crate, including:

  • ~7 lbs of really nice dry rock from Bulk Reef Supply
  • Cobalt Neo-Therm 75 W heater (high quality brand, shaped to be discrete)
  • Insten 200 W heater (really cheap Chinese brand, but it's perfect for quickly heating water changes)
  • Kent Marine Purple Tech (17.4 oz, most of it's left)
  • RedSea REEF-SPEC carbon (100 g in filter bag, never used of course)
  • VitaRock ceramic frag plugs
  • 25 Insta-Test Analytic free and total chlorine test strips
  • Mag-Float Mini algae scraper
  • Instant Ocean hydrometer (had to fill a tiny crack with superglue, but it works fine)
  • Gravel cleaner attachment
  • Net (5" x 4", 14" tip-to-tip)

My tank was running for less than a year, so none of it is worn out.

I live near downtown SLC, in the Aves (84103).



Edited by mmcc - 14 hours 34 minutes ago at 11:26pm
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General Help : Grape caulerpa outbreak

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 16:51
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Grape caulerpa outbreak
Posted: September 23 2017 at 10:51pm

startreefover wrote:

The snails are definitely a problem and I know I need more. That is something I want to be sure to do as soon as I get this caulerpa under control. I have 4-5 astrea, several nerite, 4-5 cerith, and a couple tiger conch. I also have 3-4 blue leg hermits. Almost forgot. I would be surprised if some other kind of nuisance algae, such as hair algae, has not already started growing. A danger of removing more than 50% of total system Macroalgae is that other algae grows quickly to fill the gap, eating the available nutrients. My story of the Ugly Green Haired Mermaid is the direct result of removing from my first reef tank (55 gal in 1996), close to a 5 gal bucket of Caulerpa. 
In my experience, more Snails should be added before the Macroalgae problem is "under control".
Also, if two Conch Snails are doing well, that's a probable sign of overfeeding. Even just one Conch Snail should eventually get quite hungry in a tank the size of a 40 gal breeder.
Aloha,Mark  
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General Help : Grape caulerpa outbreak

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 16:28
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Grape caulerpa outbreak
Posted: September 23 2017 at 10:28pm

Thanks for the good responses.
As you may know, algae eats two basic things; Phosphate (PO4), Nitrogen compounds (Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate). We often hear of these as being pollution, but algae considers them as nutrients. 
Fish food is usually the major way that these nutrients enter the aquarium but there are two other sources: 
2. The water used for top-off and water changes can add to algae growth if it has excess PO4 and Nitrogen compounds. This is why many of us use purified water and periodically check the purity of that water. Have you checked the TDS (total dissolved solids) lately  If the RO unit also uses de-ionizing resin (DI), the resin must be changed often. If not changed, it releases the impurities that it has collected. This can cause a sudden bloom of algae. Could this be your situation 
3. Dead dry rock and sand that was once alive with bacteria, bugs and worms can have these nutrients, and other bad chemicals, physically leach out of the rock/sand for a year or more after being re-introduced to an aquarium. To know if this is part of the problem, I would need to see the current condition of the rock/sand and need to know a little more of this tanks 2 year history.
Good biofiltration typically removes PO4 and Nitrogen pollution by the action of bacteria and algae eating that pollution/nutrients. 
Sometimes, a tank has an unexpected accident(foreign chemical like soap, copper, etc. or a heating accident, etc.) where something visibly seen, sometimes unseen, dies and creates pollution, feeding an algae bloom. A dead fish or coral can be eaten by the cleanup crew and disappear, triggering an algae bloom. If an unseen population of bacteria dies, it not only cannot do the biofiltration it is supposed to do, but it actually adds to the pollution/nutrients. Is it possible that an  animal or population of animals died 
A Refugium can be a vital part of the systems biofiltration. The Refugium is supposed to keep algae growth to a minimum in the display tank, but if the light over the Refugium is too old/too dim, algae cannot grow well, leaving nutrient uptake to algae growing somewhere else in the system. It often shows up as increased algae growth on the glass or even a bloom of hair algae. Does this sound like it could be part of the reason for the Caulerpa bloom in the display tank 
AA (activated alumina) and GFO (granular ferric oxide) are two different media, each used for removal of PO4 (phosphate) because biofiltration alone may not always remove enough excess PO4. If AC (activated carbon) is being used in this tank as it should, it's a simple thing to also add a media bag of AA. In a relatively small system like yours, I usually place about 3/4 cup of AC and 2 tablespoons of a special high quality, fast acting AA in a single, dual purpose media bag next to the intake of the return pump or a circulation pump. This gets changed every 2-4 weeks. The use of my special AA removes PO4 so well it actually inhibits Macroalgae growth. GFO is not as effective. In future, you may want to use one of these two media in your system.
Coming back to fish food, hobbyists are prone to overfeed without even realizing it. Overfeeding does not immediately lead to an algae bloom. Often its a delayed reaction of weeks or months so the hobbyist may miss the connection/cause-effect. It's very easy to overfeed, especially since fish are genetically and environmentally disposed to eating all they can find, whenever they can find it. Putting this into context, I feed only 3-4 times every two weeks, the 5 small fish I keep in a 70 gal system. In the meantime they eat algae and bugs growing in the system. This system grows a good crop of Caulerpa and Chaetomorpha which I am continually giving away to hobbyists.
It would still be helpful to see a pic. As an example, the pic below is one of my tanks, a 29 gal, featured as a Tank of the Month many years ago. The thick algae growth became home to thousands of bugs that helped feed about 20 young, bug eating, Bangaii Cardinals. So you see, a forest of Macroalgae can be a really good thing for a good reason other than biofiltration.
Let us know if or how this helped.
Aloha,Mark 

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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LED Strip lights FS

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 14:39
Author: Hogie
Subject: LED Strip lights FS
Posted: September 23 2017 at 8:39pm

These are accent LED strip lights. One is all white to brighten dark spots and one is white and blue. They are 12" long.
$40 ea



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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Og bounce mushrooms F/S

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 14:34
Author: mOnster
Subject: Og bounce mushrooms F/S
Posted: September 23 2017 at 8:34pm

Small one $150 one sold
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Tunze Nano Auto Top Off FS

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 14:22
Author: Hogie
Subject: Tunze Nano Auto Top Off FS
Posted: September 23 2017 at 8:22pm

Like the title says.
$50



Edited by Hogie - 13 hours 38 minutes ago at 8:22pm
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Innovative Marine Media Holder FS

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 14:17
Author: Hogie
Subject: Innovative Marine Media Holder FS
Posted: September 23 2017 at 8:17pm

This is great for all in ones to be able to layer the filter media sponges.
$25

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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Coralife 3x UV Twist FS

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 14:12
Author: Hogie
Subject: Coralife 3x UV Twist FS
Posted: September 23 2017 at 8:12pm

I'm sure it needs a new bulb. I've never used it, but it came with a sump I bought.
$20

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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Eshopps HOB Overflow

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 14:05
Author: Hogie
Subject: Eshopps HOB Overflow
Posted: September 23 2017 at 8:05pm

I've never used one of these, but it came with my sump (my tank's drilled.) So, I don't know much about it, but if you need it, here it is!
$25



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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Skimmers FS

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 13:20
Author: Hogie
Subject: Skimmers FS
Posted: September 23 2017 at 7:20pm

This is a little skimmer for sale. Good size for around a 40g.
$25



The one is eshopps PSK-75. It says it's rated up to 75g, I used it on my 55 gallon water volume frag tank and it worked great.
$50



This one is a Tunze 9002 (I think) but it has a square collection cup.
$50



Edited by Hogie - 14 hours 8 minutes ago at 7:52pm
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General Help : Grape caulerpa outbreak

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 12:46
Author: startreefover
Subject: Grape caulerpa outbreak
Posted: September 23 2017 at 6:46pm

Thank you again for your help.

To answer the questions. My tank was set up almost two years ago then was moved. That was over a year ago. This caulerpa problem began about 2 months ago and is now completely out of control. I know that the caulerpa is only growing because something is not in line but I can't figure out how to bring it back in line while this caulerpa is growing like this. Before then it was only in the sump, which is how I prefer it.

I haven't pulled the caulerpa in a couple weeks so if you saw a picture you would only see a green blob of algae.

AA and GFO is not being used currently. I am not sure how to run them or what they do. I am open to using them if they will help and if I know enough about them. The rock was in great shape when I put them in. It was dry and cleaned properly and then I added a piece of live rock from a fish store owner who I trust completely then let it cycle. The dry rock was also purchased from that same owner. The sand actually came from you Mark and I then added some live sand I also purchased from this shop owner. Again I had no real issues (out of the ordinary) until this caulerpa outbreak.

I have three fish in the tank is all. I have two ocellaris clownfish and one chromis. All are about 3 inches in length so not too large. I mostly feed pellets (about 10-12) every couple days. I feed mysis shrimp a couple times a week and do not feed pellets when I do.

The snails are definitely a problem and I know I need more. That is something I want to be sure to do as soon as I get this caulerpa under control. I have 4-5 astrea, several nerite, 4-5 cerith, and a couple tiger conch. I also have 3-4 blue leg hermits.
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General Discussion : selling my 90 gallon fish tank

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:43
Author: Braxton
Subject: selling my 90 gallon fish tank
Posted: September 23 2017 at 5:43pm

i'm selling 90 gallon tank
Sale comes complete with:
Stand (white)
Tank (90 gallon left overflow with black silicone.)
Canopy (white)
Sump (36"x12"x17")
ASM G3 skimmer (with pump)
Magflow 9.5 return pump
(2) eheim jagear heaters
(2) 165 W black box LEDS8 5 gallon water jug's
Other odds and ends (filter sock, net, timers, etc.)
comes with a mated pair of black clown fish,a file fish and a diamond gobe hammer coral about 10 heads, star burst polyp about 6 inches on a rock, neon green poylp about 8 inches on a rock , purple mushrooms couple heads around the tank, red and green brain coral about 6 inches of rock taken up, a frag of some green poylps and about 4 inches on another rock of it. only 2 pieces of rock dont have coral on them 80 pounds of live sand/ 80 pounds of live rock.750$ for all located in roy text for any questions 801-698-4824


Edited by Braxton - 5 hours 5 minutes ago at 5:55pm
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Og bounce mushrooms F/S

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:10
Author: mOnster
Subject: Og bounce mushrooms F/S
Posted: September 23 2017 at 5:10pm

Thanks kevski !! Glad to hear it’s doing good for you .
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS Oregon Tort, Bubblegum digi, Pearl Berry & more

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:02
Author: kevski
Subject: FS Oregon Tort, Bubblegum digi, Pearl Berry & more
Posted: September 23 2017 at 5:02pm

Bump.  I still have a couple of Oregon Tort left 

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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Og bounce mushrooms F/S

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 10:51
Author: kevski
Subject: Og bounce mushrooms F/S
Posted: September 23 2017 at 4:51pm

I bought one a few months back.  It has more than tripled in size and doing awesome!! Coolest shroom in the tank by far. Julio's a Great guy!
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : New Store!!!

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 10:49
Author: paul.brandon83
Subject: New Store!!!
Posted: September 23 2017 at 4:49pm

Just stopped by this store today. The new owner is great and I’m excited to see how his ideas will pan out. Definitely a place for everyone to check out.
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