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Aquarium Related Classifieds : 93 gallon marinland cube

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 01:20
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: 93 gallon marinland cube
Posted: November 02 2017 at 7:20am

I fixed your link. Now it works. :)
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DIY : tube lengths

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 01:05
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: tube lengths
Posted: November 02 2017 at 7:05am

hydro phoenix wrote:

Should I put the ball valve at the very end of the tube?

I prefer the ball valve (I find gate valves to be easier to adjust) right below the bulkhead and then any flex hose/tubing after that so that I can make adjustments to the valve without having to hold the tubing or valve in one hand while adjusting with the other. Mounting the valve rigidly allows 1 handed adjustment.
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Meetings and Events : FragStock - November 2nd

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 00:58
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: FragStock - November 2nd
Posted: November 02 2017 at 6:58am

We have officially entered the "Fragstock is today" Event window! We can 't wait to see everyone there!

Paid members be sure to check the Paid member section of the forum for some special instructions and event details!

Open, Open, Open, Open!
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Still ISO Pink Poccilipora

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 16:52
Author: Reefresh
Subject: Still ISO Pink Poccilipora
Posted: November 01 2017 at 10:52pm

Nobody has any pink poccilipora for sale?

Edited by Reefresh - 12 hours 8 minutes ago at 10:52pm
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Few frags and corals for sale

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 16:27
Author: theresawhite
Subject: Few frags and corals for sale
Posted: November 01 2017 at 10:27pm

Also have 4 frags of devils hand leather at $5 each.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Few frags and corals for sale

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 16:25
Author: theresawhite
Subject: Few frags and corals for sale
Posted: November 01 2017 at 10:25pm

Nems pending
Montis pending
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General Help : setting up QT

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:51
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: setting up QT
Posted: November 01 2017 at 9:51pm

Yes, more opinions is good, but like you found when looking at UV Sterilizers, opinions vary. Each tank is different and different things work in different tanks. Also, some opinions should be disregarded because they are based on incorrect use of the equipment or inexperience, or both. Sometimes nothing will work because the environment of a particular aquarium is so stressful for the fish. The difference between a healthy environment and a stressful environment is important for hobbyists to study. We all know that Reefkeeping is not like keeping a goldfish in a bowl and yet I see resemblances way too often. 
Notice that my advice regarding Garlic Oil is to use it with frozen meaty food. Garlic must be consumed immediately as it goes into the tank. Frozen food thawed and marinated for a few minutes in Garlic Oil without water and dropped into the water slowly in small blobs is rapidly consumed by the fish before all the oil releases and floats to the water surface.Also, my advice in that thread instructs, if one Garlic product does not practically eliminate the Ich Parasite within a day or two, it's not working. Try another Garlic Product. The Solgar Garlic Perles I recommend are the best I've used and have worked for other hobbyists where other products, including Kent Garlic Extreme, have failed.
Zack801 wrote:

How stressed are these smaller tanks going to make them if they're in it for the next 2.5 months That's an excellent question. If we consider the fishes native environment as ideal, where algae, coral, sponge and other sessile animals cover almost every inch of the real estate, except the sand, then fish are extremely stressed in quarantine/hospital tanks where none of that environment exists. They are much better off in aquariums that match as closely as possible the native environment. Less stress equals better health which equals less issues with disease. 
Responding to other questions/comments:
Many things in this hobby must be patiently waited for. One of my personal habits is procrastination. It has served me well in this hobby. If waited long enough, many things fix themselves(though some don't ). It has to do with the balance of nature.
Yes, the Ich Parasite can and does return, often after a stressful change in the aquarium, like adding a new fish or changing the aquascape and especially after moving the tank or moving that fish. This is why, after the initial 5-day treatment, I recommend using the Garlic Oil Treatment once every 3-4 weeks as a preventive and also after any stressful incident.
My understanding is that Ozone(O3) is a product of UV radiation in water, so either method causes small organisms in the tank to be oxidized or in other words, burned up. Many years ago I was the biggest skeptic of UV Sterilization. I asked, How could such a tiny amount of water, run through the UV, possibly make any difference?  I thought I understood Ozone but I did not think UV could possibly have any effect. Well, over the years my understanding and my opinion changed. A UV Sterilizer can work very well to stop the Ich Parasite.
Years ago, when I had Marks Reef Coral Farm growing in the sun, natural UV radiation made everything clean and healthy. The AI Prime, Hydra26 and Hydra 52 lights have UV LED's that can be used in much the same way as sunlight, though I recommend caution not to overdo it. 
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DIY : tube lengths

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 14:46
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: tube lengths
Posted: November 01 2017 at 8:46pm

Yes, just below water level reduces splashing and noise. I don't use a rigid tube/pipe. Instead I use 1" bilge hose. It's available at many hardware stores. It fits snug in a 1" PVC fitting.  I seal it into the fitting/bulkhead with that silicone we talked about a few weeks ago. Because of the snug fit, it takes over 24 hours for the silicone to cure, but also because of the snug fit, water can be run through it within hours. The bilge hose is corrugated so it's very flexible and yet long lasting. Easy to move out of the way to change the filter sock, yet does not put any stress on the bulkhead or fitting where it's connected.
Some bulkheads have a looser fit. In that case, glue, into the bulkhead, a ~4" piece of PVC pipe with a Coupling or 45 on the end. 45 angle fittings are great for redirecting the drain line and don't cause the resistance to flow like a 90/L fittling. (If the bulkhead ever needs to come out, cut the pipe just at/above the Coupling, leaving enough pipe for gluing a new fitting, making the bulkhead reusable. )
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DIY : tube lengths

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 14:35
Author: hydro phoenix
Subject: tube lengths
Posted: November 01 2017 at 8:35pm

Should I put the ball valve at the very end of the tube?
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : 93 gallon marinland cube

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 14:11
Author: Reefboy4life
Subject: 93 gallon marinland cube
Posted: November 01 2017 at 8:11pm

Link should work now
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : 93 gallon marinland cube

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 14:10
Author: Reefboy4life
Subject: 93 gallon marinland cube
Posted: November 01 2017 at 8:10pm

Yes I do
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DIY : tube lengths

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 14:04
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: tube lengths
Posted: November 01 2017 at 8:04pm

Long enough so that the end is just below the water level of the sump  while running to reduce splashing and noise
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DIY : tube lengths

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:52
Author: hydro phoenix
Subject: tube lengths
Posted: November 01 2017 at 7:52pm

So the length from the attachment of the bulk head to the sock is 15". My question is, how long should my tube be? Should it be shorter so the changing of the sock is easy? Or longer so it sits in the sock itself? I'm nervous bc there is such a short distance from the sock to the bulkhead and I'm afraid that to much movement will break the glass. I wanted to put a shut off valve on it but the distance is so short that moving the tube would definitely lead to cracking.

Edited by hydro phoenix - 11 hours 4 minutes ago at 7:56pm
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : 93 gallon marinland cube

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:07
Author: Jakensl
Subject: 93 gallon marinland cube
Posted: November 01 2017 at 7:07pm

Still have your set up. I can’t make the ksl link work.
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General Help : setting up QT

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:58
Author: Zack801
Subject: setting up QT
Posted: November 01 2017 at 6:58pm

Yes it's true she does seem fairly healthy other than the white spots and the bumps along her body (also ich I assume?) I just keep thinking if I would be saving my self trouble down the road by doing all of this now and quarantining new arrivals in the future. Skimmer with ozone if have to read up on I'm not sure how that works. Also the UV sterilizer seemed to have mixed opinions on its effectiveness. I have been feeding garlic soaked nori and make sure it always available. I just don't like the thought of sitting here hoping that she stays healthy and eventually fights it off. What if it goes away and then returns in the future? I would like people's thoughts on this and what they would do in this situation. I apprecaite everyone's input so far and hope I can hear more as well :)
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General Help : setting up QT

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:48
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: setting up QT
Posted: November 01 2017 at 6:48pm

Hospital/Quarantine is a lot of effort that in my opinion is not necessarily worth the effort, but I applaud you for considering it. Luckily, these fish are not dying and look quite healthy. I assume you have already read the Reefkeeping Tips below which describe successive steps in disease management:
Adding new fish, Fish Training and the Miracle of Garlic Oil to keep fish free of disease: http://utahreefs.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=34014
Garlic Oil - Best garlic and treatment directions: http://utahreefs.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=71349
What if using a few different types of Garlic Oil has not helped? What next, UV Sterilizer or a skimmer with Ozone?http://utahreefs.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=78339
The final attempt to keep fish disease free if nothing else has worked: Quarantine/Hospital Tank - awesome thread explaining why and how
http://utahreefs.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=65685


The Blue Tang is still swimming and eating, right? I thought it actually looked pretty good when I was there. Not worth fretting too much over. Getting accustomed to a different tank can take months for some fish, especially in a new and relatively bare tank with only dead rock, where the fish are still pretty much the majority of life in the tank. 
As a comparison, my newly added 5" Blue Tang is still hiding after a month and yet his new home is very old, has tons of LR, Macroalgae, Sponge, bugs and worms. He and the newly added Yellow Tang are as fat as cattle, feasting on Macroalgae.
My opinion would be to wait for a few months, add more benthic marine life, let the rock grow more, and try Ozone or a UV Sterilizer(not both). Those units are effective, easy to install and much, much simpler than a quarantine system. 
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : The Fish Tank

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:26
Author: The Fish Tank
Subject: The Fish Tank
Posted: November 01 2017 at 6:26pm

Here are a few gems that just arrived.

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General Help : setting up QT

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:37
Author: Zack801
Subject: setting up QT
Posted: November 01 2017 at 5:37pm

So my worry here also is I've got:
1 blue tang
1 yellow tang
1 one spot foxface
2 chromis
1 tri color wrasse

How stressed are these smaller tanks going to make them if they're in it for the next 2.5 months while I treat them and let the DT go fallow?
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : bounce mushroom F/S

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:45
Author: sleepingdeep
Subject: bounce mushroom F/S
Posted: November 01 2017 at 4:45pm

Fishflop wrote:

no one ever jumped on this deal? Y'all are crazy =P

or we just don't like mushrooms. to each his own.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Few frags and corals for sale

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:45
Author: kngt13
Subject: Few frags and corals for sale
Posted: November 01 2017 at 4:45pm

I am interested in the montis
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