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General Help : What kind of fish is this?

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 06:03
Author: WaitForIt...
Subject: What kind of fish is this?
Posted: August 09 2017 at 12:03pm

It looks like a multicolor dwarf angel to me.  Maybe a venustus hybrid?
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Bali Tri Color, Etc. FS

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 05:37
Author: Hogie
Subject: Bali Tri Color, Etc. FS
Posted: August 09 2017 at 11:37am

any known pests?
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Bali Tri Color, Etc. FS

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 05:13
Author: dano
Subject: Bali Tri Color, Etc. FS
Posted: August 09 2017 at 11:13am

Midweek bump. Offers?
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General Help : What kind of fish is this?

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 04:59
Author: chuckfu5
Subject: What kind of fish is this?
Posted: August 09 2017 at 10:59am

Saw this on a different forum and haven't gotten an answer. Anybody know what kind of fish this is and if it's reef safe?
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Tank Threads : speyside's new 90 gallon reef build!

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 18:43
Author: speyside712
Subject: speyside's new 90 gallon reef build!
Posted: August 09 2017 at 12:43am

I wasn't familiar with that cartoon but I looked it up - describes my method here to a T! 

I have been to MWRF twice, once in fall 2011 and once in 2013 if my memory serves me right. I do remember there being an aquascaping contest when I talked to you, so that was probably it. Your tank had some hanging rocks like the floating mountains of pandora right?

Anyway, for an update on the tank - I bought a new protein skimmer from another WMAS member, gave it a vinegar bath, and installed it. It is the Bubble Magus Curve 7. I already had an ASM G4, but the G4 doesnt fit in my sump very well and I had heard good things about the bubble magus. I like that it has the pump inside the cylinder so it takes up a lot less space and makes changing filter socks a bit easier.  Its also easier to remove and clean it when needed.  I can't speak to how much skimmate it produces, as I haven't used it yet.  I'm letting the tank get as grimy as possible during the cycling phase before I turn on any equipment (other than the return pump and heaters of course).

The tank is just cycling right now so I've been taking my time and setting up all the equipment. I still have quite a bit left to install.

I ordered two test kits, one to monitor the cycling process and the other to monitor the tank post cycle. I'll have ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, ph, calcium, alkalinity, and phosphate covered.  Those should arrive today or tomorrow I think.  Gotta love amazon prime.

The equipment I have yet to install includes:
two brs dosing pumps
The 2-part dosing containers
A tunze osmilator ATO
Brs dual reactor for gfo and carbon

I also just bought a used apex classic from a WMAS member. I need to calibrate the probes, mount the controller and get my fusion account setup. It came with a ph, temperature, orp probe, as well as the leak detector module with 1 ALD probe and an energy bar 8.

I have a long list of upgrades to buy for the apex but i plan to wait until everything else is hooked up and running before spending more.

I have the controller for all three powerheads and the return pump that need mounting too. 2 of these wont reach my "fish closet" behind the tank due to really short cords.... not sure what to do about that. I'm wondering if i can find some sort of extension cable online for the jabeo pumps.

Basically I have a decent amount of labor ahead of me that I would like to get finished here by the end of the month. The cycle started June 25th, so I imagine I have a good amount of bacteria in there now, but it doesn't hurt at all to wait little longer.

Hoping to get all this equipment installed asap. Ill post some more pictures of the equipment as it goes in so you can see the progress.

Edited by speyside712 - 4 hours 29 minutes ago at 11:31am
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Bowsers, Snitches, Leathers, Acans, Fungia, +++

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 17:50
Author: Echidna09
Subject: Bowsers, Snitches, Leathers, Acans, Fungia, +++
Posted: August 08 2017 at 11:50pm

Krazie4Acans wrote:

Just for future reference, using the words "-------" will cause you to hit the spam filter and put your post in the "approval required" bucket. Avoid it if you can.


Lol thanks I was confused cause that never happened before. Now I know!
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Meetings and Events : Save the date - Paid Member BBQ 8/12

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:41
Author: Reefer4Ever
Subject: Save the date - Paid Member BBQ 8/12
Posted: August 08 2017 at 5:41pm

Also remember a single paid membership covers the kids too. This is a great outing for the whole family to have some fun before school starts and summer winds down to an end. Hope to see you there.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS: Hammer Colony (20+ heads)

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 09:56
Author: sleepingdeep
Subject: FS: Hammer Colony (20+ heads)
Posted: August 08 2017 at 3:56pm

I am making some changes to my 13 gallon nano, and don't have room for this guy anymore. Its been growing steadily and is getting quite large. Over 20 heads for $65. Originally bought from Rhinoman on the boards less than a year ago. Photo on left is under blues, and right is under whites. Sorry for the crappy picture. Feel free to offer trades if you'd like. Located in South Jordan near the District.
Text is best 801.231.8056.



Edited by sleepingdeep - 7 hours 48 minutes ago at 7:12am
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LFS/Commercial/E-Commerce Posts : No more water changes?

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 09:38
Author: MarineDepot
Subject: No more water changes?
Posted: August 08 2017 at 3:38pm

No more water changes?

New from ATI: ATI Lab, Essentials, Elements, and DP-6 Doser!

 

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Aquarium Related Classifieds : WTB larger tank setup

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 09:06
Author: redleader
Subject: WTB larger tank setup
Posted: August 08 2017 at 3:06pm

I am in Santaquin, and while I may get desperate, Ogden and surrounding area is a bit far for me to travel


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General Help : Advice needed

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 07:54
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Advice needed
Posted: August 08 2017 at 1:54pm

I too like glass because it doesn't scratch as easily, but I love Acrylic tanks for a some very good reasons:1. Scratches can be removed without too much trouble using strong magnetic algae scrapers and micromesh sandpaper;2. Acrylic looks clearer than glass, almost as if you could reach over and touch the water; and3. Acrylic is lighter weight, easier to transport and easier to install.
It's not so much the size of the tank, but rather the environment that is provided in the space available. Hobbyists don't have to follow the crowd. They can think outside the box. Some hobbyists might criticize me for keeping a Yellow Tang in a tank 36" long, 4.5" deep, 20" tall. Yes, it's less than 5 inches deep (front to back). Yet from my viewpoint, I would criticize hobbyists that don't provide their Tang with a healthy environment with plenty of live algae, supplemental lettuce, algae in frozen foods, etc..


Aloha,Mark  
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Rare pink tipped, white bubble tip anemone 4 sale

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 07:25
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Rare pink tipped, white bubble tip anemone 4 sale
Posted: August 08 2017 at 1:25pm

In fact we do know a lot about anemones. We know that the more light an individual receives, the more it colors up, albeit not too quickly. These things can often take many months to correct themselves. Conversely, the more out of whack the water parameters, the more stressed an anemone can become and the more likely it is to expel its colorful symbiotic zooxanthellae algae. This stress response occurs when the water becomes too warm, pollution levels rise and/or when irritating toxins are present in their water.
Recall what we saw in the film, Chasing Coral. An anemone is basically a large coral polyp. It is harmed by the same things that the film showed are harming coral.
Over the years we have seen all kinds of white coral turn brown as zooxanthellae algae repopulates it. We have seen it take a year for that "browned out" coral to return to it's original colors, if it ever does. 
We have seen fluorescent yellow anemones, fluorescent pink anemones and pink coral sold at exorbitant price to unsuspecting hobbyists, only to hear a few months later that the coral lost its artificial color as the dye faded away. Sometimes we later hear of the eventual death of that dyed anemone or coral. 

Hopefully that little anemone will live forever. I would recommend not feeding it at all. Without much zooxanthellae it is not as healthy as it could otherwise be. It will have a hard time digesting and absorbing meat. normally, an anemone gets all it needs by absorbing nutrients from the water and from the byproducts of the properly illuminated Zooxanthellae in its tissue.
Aloha,Mark  
Out of my old files, I dug up this example

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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Rose Bubble Tip Anemone

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 06:18
Author: p_hefe
Subject: Rose Bubble Tip Anemone
Posted: August 08 2017 at 12:18pm

bump
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Rare pink tipped, white bubble tip anemone 4 sale

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 05:07
Author: chuckfu5
Subject: Rare pink tipped, white bubble tip anemone 4 sale
Posted: August 08 2017 at 11:07am

Looking at him closely he is a very light green with stripes and bright pink tips. I've had him two days and he eats very well. 1/2 piece of krill both nights.

I don't think he is bleached but who knows. I may end of keep g just to see what he grows out to look like.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Green yumas

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 04:41
Author: mOnster
Subject: Green yumas
Posted: August 08 2017 at 10:41am

Chuckfu5 sure I have a lot
jeepj667 sure I'm in west valley
Marcos you already know it bro haha thanks.
Text me @ 801 898 642six to schedule a pick up time and day thanks.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Green yumas

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 04:38
Author: mOnster
Subject: Green yumas
Posted: August 08 2017 at 10:38am

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General Help : Advice needed

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 04:16
Author: knowen87
Subject: Advice needed
Posted: August 08 2017 at 10:16am

Glass for sure. Acrylic will drive you crazy. Sailfins will get big. Im not sure I would go for a minimum although I have had one smaller tanks he was never larger than 4 inches. I think a 180 is a great tank. It is 2x2x6 which I think is a good ratio. It also provides 6' of swimming room. If you are worried about cost, just don't stock the tank as heavily. Less fish requires less maintenance, less rock, etc. Finally, get the red sea sailfin. The color patters are way more vibrant. I would also get one that is a little larger because I am not as big a fan of the yellow juvenile patterns. But that is just me. 

Edited by knowen87 - 7 hours 43 minutes ago at 10:17am
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Green yumas

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:41
Author: chuckfu5
Subject: Green yumas
Posted: August 08 2017 at 9:41am

I'll take one from you. Can you hang onto it until the weekend?
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Rare pink tipped, white bubble tip anemone 4 sale

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:41
Author: keithro
Subject: Rare pink tipped, white bubble tip anemone 4 sale
Posted: August 08 2017 at 9:41am

That looks exactly like the tiny one that split off my rbta.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Green yumas

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 02:44
Author: Marcoss
Subject: Green yumas
Posted: August 08 2017 at 8:44am

You always have the best prices and very healthy corals. 
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