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Meetings and Events : 2018 LFS Tour

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 13:54
Author: redleader
Subject: 2018 LFS Tour
Posted: February 09 2018 at 7:54pm

Visited aquatica in Orem. Always a great place. Picked up reef booster and float to auto fill my tank.

Also picked up a coral or two :)
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Meetings and Events : 2018 LFS Tour

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:39
Author: OceanBlueSky
Subject: 2018 LFS Tour
Posted: February 09 2018 at 3:39pm

I bought a betta! Maybe have them catch you a cricket.
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Meetings and Events : 2018 LFS Tour

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:30
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: 2018 LFS Tour
Posted: February 09 2018 at 3:30pm

While we can't prevent the stores from requiring a purchase. We have asked them not to. This tour is designed to get hobbyists out to the stores and hopefully get a few dollars in the pockets of the stores that support us in this hobby.
Most stores did donate items to the drawings that are part of this tour so as a club member and hobbyist we encourage you to spend some money if the stores have items you need or want. Buying items is a win - win for everyone but again it is not required.
We are talking to them to see if we can resolve this. Thanks for the info and hope you have a great time. Post some pictures!
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Tank Threads : Diving back in

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:19
Author: nwreef
Subject: Diving back in
Posted: February 09 2018 at 3:19pm

Good info. Thanks
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General Discussion : Walt Disney Acro

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:17
Author: chuckfu5
Subject: Walt Disney Acro
Posted: February 09 2018 at 3:17pm

Got this beauty in a delivery today!

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Meetings and Events : 2018 LFS Tour

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:07
Author: 10isbum
Subject: 2018 LFS Tour
Posted: February 09 2018 at 3:07pm

Pets and such is the only store that is requiring people to buy something in order for the card to be punched. I suggest that they be removed from the fish store tour. That was never part of the tour.
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Tank Threads : Diving back in

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 08:57
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: Diving back in
Posted: February 09 2018 at 2:57pm

If that sand has been in that tank for 3 years then chances are there is build up of detritus, waste and maybe even some nasty annoxic zones under rocks  and such. While there is bacteria in the sand moving a tank usually stirs up more of the bad stuff then that bacteria can handle and you risk a big problem with the tank. By replacing the sand  your risk is reduced to just some cloudy water for a couple of days. The rock will still be live and carry enough bacteria and critters to quickly reseed the sand. I've moved tanks both ways and I definitely recommend the new sand method. You could also remove the sand and rinse it really well with a hose and stir all of the nasties out but that's a lot of work.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS: ATI 48" 8 Bulb T5 Fixture with Bulbs

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 08:50
Author: rhinoman242
Subject: FS: ATI 48" 8 Bulb T5 Fixture with Bulbs
Posted: February 09 2018 at 2:50pm

We recently moved and I no longer have the tank I was using it for. Planning on setting up a smaller system.
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Tank Threads : Diving back in

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 08:25
Author: nwreef
Subject: Diving back in
Posted: February 09 2018 at 2:25pm

So why all new sand? I would think the built in biological with the old sand would be more beneficial to help cycle the tank quicker and easy stress on the live stock would it not?
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LFS/Commercial/E-Commerce Posts : NEW VIDEO: The Walt Smith Story

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 07:54
Author: MarineDepot
Subject: NEW VIDEO: The Walt Smith Story
Posted: February 09 2018 at 1:54pm



NEW VIDEO: The Walt Smith Story
Robert chats with Walt about his rich history in the marine aquarium hobby and the A.D.E. Project
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS: ATI 48" 8 Bulb T5 Fixture with Bulbs

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 07:53
Author: Hogie
Subject: FS: ATI 48" 8 Bulb T5 Fixture with Bulbs
Posted: February 09 2018 at 1:53pm

why are you selling it?
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS: ATI 48" 8 Bulb T5 Fixture with Bulbs

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 07:39
Author: rhinoman242
Subject: FS: ATI 48" 8 Bulb T5 Fixture with Bulbs
Posted: February 09 2018 at 1:39pm

Sorry, forgot to mention. It's a 48" fixture. Actual dimensions of fixture are around 47x17x2&1/2". No, it's not dimmable.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS: ATI 48" 8 Bulb T5 Fixture with Bulbs

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 07:33
Author: chuckfu5
Subject: FS: ATI 48" 8 Bulb T5 Fixture with Bulbs
Posted: February 09 2018 at 1:33pm

What’s the length and is it dimmable?
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS: ATI 48" 8 Bulb T5 Fixture with Bulbs

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 07:25
Author: rhinoman242
Subject: FS: ATI 48" 8 Bulb T5 Fixture with Bulbs
Posted: February 09 2018 at 1:25pm

I have an ATI 48" 8 bulb T5 fixture available. It includes 8 ATI brand T5 bulbs which have been used for about 8 months.

I purchased the fixture new around 2 years ago, and I've been the only owner, so it's in overall great shape.

Bulb colors included are: 5 blue plus, 2 coral plus, and 1 54w actinic.

Asking $350





This fixture grew coral like crazy for me. Here's an older pic of my reef when I was using it


I'm in Cottonwood Heights. PM or text Steve 801-824-0567 if interested. Thanks!

Edited by rhinoman242 - 2 hours 20 minutes ago at 1:40pm
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Tank Threads : Diving back in

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 07:00
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: Diving back in
Posted: February 09 2018 at 1:00pm

Welcome back! We never really leave this hobby. It's in your blood you can't just wish it away. lol
My first recommendation is to save a large cup of the sand that is in the tank when you tear down to move it and throw the rest of the sand out. Put all new sand in when you get it home and then seed the new sand by dumping the saved cup of sand on top of the new sand.
Get some pics and let's see what you are working with.
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Tank Threads : Diving back in

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 06:53
Author: nwreef
Subject: Diving back in
Posted: February 09 2018 at 12:53pm

Ok so here is the long and short of it. I started into salt back in 99 with a 29 gallon FO tank. In 2002 I got a 46g bowfront and started into a mixed reef. Late 2003 I was introduced to the club by David Tea. Joined up in 04 as a paid member. 09 I had a bad tank crash and due to limited funds, and moving to a place I couldn't keep the tank I sold and got out. 2012 I bought a house and set up a 20 gallon nano, but with working 50-60 hours a week and school at nights on top of a new baby and toddler I couldn't keep it up, so I sold the live stock and tore it down.

This year I have decided it is time to start up again. I might not have the time or money, but I figure I can make time and find the money. (Anyone want to buy a kidney, or a spleen???) I figured I'd start a tank thread for help and support. A lot has changed in the time I have been out. Almost like being a NEWB.

Anyway, tomorrow I am buying an established 65 gallon tank. From my understanding it has been running about 3 years. Has a back overflow with I believe a 20g sump. 3 power heads in it, live rock and someone stock. I know it has an LED light strip onto and moon lights. Sump and tank lights are running 12 hours opposite of each other with about 30 minutes of over lap. As far as brand names on the equipment I dont have that right off hand but will find out as I move it all. I am excited to get back into the hobby and the club. I will post pictures as I get them.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Reef Octopus protein skimmer Classic 200 INT

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 06:19
Author: annieSLC
Subject: Reef Octopus protein skimmer Classic 200 INT
Posted: February 09 2018 at 12:19pm

bump
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Meetings and Events : 2018 LFS Tour

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 06:02
Author: kngt13
Subject: 2018 LFS Tour
Posted: February 09 2018 at 12:02pm

Yes, that answers my question. Thank you
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Meetings and Events : 2018 LFS Tour

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 06:01
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: 2018 LFS Tour
Posted: February 09 2018 at 12:01pm

You don't have to be present to win at the April meeting (as long as you remembered to put your name and number on the back of the punch card). I fyou win and are not there to claim it you are responsible to make arrangements to pickup your prize in a timely manner.
Does that answer your question?
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Meetings and Events : 2018 LFS Tour

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 05:59
Author: kngt13
Subject: 2018 LFS Tour
Posted: February 09 2018 at 11:59am

I was asking about the drawing.
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