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General Discussion : GHA removal?

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 04:46
Author: Zack801
Subject: GHA removal?
Posted: August 14 2017 at 10:46am

I've got 10 snails, 1 turbo and the rest are astrea. I've got 3 hermits and 1 emerald crab. Rock used was normal live rock from my other tank and some dead utah rock i believe. 
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Lf chaeto and diamond goby

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 04:29
Author: backwards32
Subject: Lf chaeto and diamond goby
Posted: August 14 2017 at 10:29am

I have a whole bunch of chetto you can have for free
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Lf one-spot foxface

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 04:06
Author: brandonp
Subject: Lf one-spot foxface
Posted: August 14 2017 at 10:06am

Fish 4 u has them if you don't mind traveling
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Tank Threads : My 60g CADlights versa cube

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 19:37
Author: AquariumGuy
Subject: My 60g CADlights versa cube
Posted: August 14 2017 at 1:37am

FYI - That green coral was sold to as a green psammocora
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Large Zebra Eel FS

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 17:48
Author: Mwells
Subject: Large Zebra Eel FS
Posted: August 13 2017 at 11:48pm

Do you have a pic?
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Red Sea Reefer

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 17:45
Author: Mwells
Subject: Red Sea Reefer
Posted: August 13 2017 at 11:45pm

Bump
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General Help : Advice needed

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 16:40
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Advice needed
Posted: August 13 2017 at 10:40pm

A word to the wise. It's important to realize that the statistics are that most hobbyists have been in the hobby for 2 years or less. Others may have had more than 2 years but only kept one or two tanks during that time. The internet can be a source of good information but it is also full of people that show us how to repeat the same mistakes everyone else is making.  Popular vote is not the best way to identify the truth.
Some of the smartest and most successful hobbyists I have ever known took the time to find 2 or 3 "old-timer" hobbyists that had been around the block more than a few times. These smart people would, ahead of their tank setup, ask the same questions of each of those 2-3 experienced hobbyists and then combine the responses to come up with solutions that best met their situation. 
Aloha,Mark  
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : 30G Innovative Marine (IM Nuvo)

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 16:23
Author: Marcoss
Subject: 30G Innovative Marine (IM Nuvo)
Posted: August 13 2017 at 10:23pm

Thank you so much Kevin! Means a lot man. 
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General Discussion : GHA removal?

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 16:20
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: GHA removal?
Posted: August 13 2017 at 10:20pm

In case you didn't realize it, saltwater has plenty of nutrients to make algae grow. Some kinds of rock and sand can add to the algae bloom.
How many Snails are in this new tank?What kind of rock was used?These two questions will help us advise you along the right path to conquering this nuisance algae problem.

There are many ways to do a reef tank and many ways to handle a bloom of hair algae. Some are good, some are better, some are best, but others are terribly long, drawn out, labor intensive endeavors. Which direction would you like to take? 
Some people say I'm too cocky and sometimes arrogant and maybe that's true, but I've been doing this, helping hobbyists solve algae problems since 1995. It started with my own mess where I received help from an unexpected source. I wouldn't say this story is an example of the best or fastest method but in its way it was the best that anybody knew at the time. Click here and read about it: My Ugly Green-Haired Mermaid.
Since 1993 we've made some advances but some things have remained the same, like using herbivores to eat the algae. The Reefkeeping Tips linked here and below has more about this. Reading about algae control there should help you a lot. 
Looking forward to reading your answers to the two questions I posed above.
Aloha,Mark  
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General Discussion : GHA removal?

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 13:53
Author: knowen87
Subject: GHA removal?
Posted: August 13 2017 at 7:53pm

I have dealt with green hair algae before. I am no expert or anything but what i did was increase my water changes to like 10% twice per week and manually plucking it off of the rock. It took a few months and a lot of picking at the rocks. I am 90% sure that it was caused by my lack of maintenance so I don't know why your rock would be doing this in a new unfed tank but it worked for me. Now that I am thinking, I might have also reduced the photo period. Good luck
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General Help : Advice needed

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 13:42
Author: knowen87
Subject: Advice needed
Posted: August 13 2017 at 7:42pm

I like to look at the forums to when I need inspiration on set up. We have tank threads on this site, you might find someone that had done a similar project to what you would like to do. If you need some more inspiration I will often go to reed central or reeftoreef and look at the tank build threads there as well. As far as advice for what you should get I would make sure to have and RODI filter, especially if you are getting a larger tank. You will need some (or multiple) forms of nutrient export (ie. refugium, skimmer, nitrate reactor, carbon dosing). I would also recommend taking your time. Find some tanks that you like and try to emulate their setup and maintenance practices. There is a lot of talent locally and lots of reefers that love to show off their tanks. sometimes you just have to ask.
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Frag Grow-Out Competition (NEW)!!! : Spring '17 Frag Grow Out - Check In #4

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 13:29
Author: Wrogers
Subject: Spring '17 Frag Grow Out - Check In #4
Posted: August 13 2017 at 7:29pm

I think Mr Twigs is doing great !  We have had a little problem with Phosphate but are getting it back under control.. Did not seem to bother him at all. He has branched out on every arm hard to get a pic to see it all.. This has been a lot of fun !!  When we clean the Tank my wife won't let me anywhere near Mr Twigs....




Alkalinity 11.2Calcium  460Magnesium  1400Phosphate    0.16  Salt Lvl    1.025Temp 88 Deg
Thank you !!!   William and Cindy Rogers
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General Discussion : GHA removal?

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 12:26
Author: Zack801
Subject: GHA removal?
Posted: August 13 2017 at 6:26pm

I've been cycling this little 20g peninsula for over a month now and I'm getting ready to put some fish in next week once I get my power supply for my light. Some of the LR I moved from my frag tank sump apparently had some green hair algae on it and now it's all over this new tank. im not going to run a skimmer or really do much other than bi weekly water changes and probably use some kalk in my ato when the time comes that I need it. My question is how do I get rid of this gha? I'm not feeding the tank are there really an excess of nutrients that is helping it thrive? I don't want to add coral until I get this under control because i don't need the algae growing all over those as well. Any input would be appreciated I haven't had to deal with this before.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Lf: AI prime power supply

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 12:17
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Lf: AI prime power supply
Posted: August 13 2017 at 6:17pm

That's cool! How does the Apex adjust for different LED units with different power requirements? Since AI lights have all the features built in, other than power, what would be the benefit to connecting though an Apex? Okay, I looked up "Apex 1link". It's a power supply!   And it's price is $50.00 
Okay, so the output required for a Prime is 24V and 2.5A. That helps jog my memory. I remember now, it was a Hamilton LED fixture that I used this Laptops power supply for. Anyway, the principle is the same.
 Depending on how much AI wants to send out a replacement, I would consider this one listed at Amazon for $24 that will work. Others that come up in the search "24v 2.5a power supply" are actually less than $24. (I've bought $12 power supplies in the past but they soon degrade putting out less than the stated power. That's why I suggest this one.)Sorry, I couldn't get the link to work but here is the item as listed on Amazon:WS-PS-24v60w 24 volt 60 watt power supply for PoE injectors 24v 2.5 amps UL and FCC approved.I realize it is not the same exact manufacturer but that does not matter. Also, the title does not actually say 2.5a but it does say "60 watt". The formula/calculation is: 60Watts / 24 volts = 2.5 amps  Also, in the picture of the item we can see it does say 24v 2.5a.
Aloha,Mark  
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : 30G Innovative Marine (IM Nuvo)

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 11:37
Author: kevin.st
Subject: 30G Innovative Marine (IM Nuvo)
Posted: August 13 2017 at 5:37pm

I've met Marcos before and the dude takes care of his stuff. 
Killer deal.
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General Discussion : Please move this to General discussion thread.

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 11:09
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Please move this to General discussion thread.
Posted: August 13 2017 at 5:09pm

chuckfu5 wrote:

 ...if it is bleached it has no zooxanthlee algae for it to get its energy from.... Yes, I agree, somewhat. I believe that the slight color it is fluorescing indicates that it has some Zooxanthellae. To be sure we would need to cut off a tentacle, dissect it and view the flesh under a microscope. Of course that is not such a good idea.  
If we are in agreement that it's low on energy, why not help it conserve energy by feeding it easily digestible pellet food as Nikki does when rescuing coral? 
Also, since it also absorbs nutrients from the water, allowing decent amounts of Nitrogen and Phosphorous compounds to exist in the water would probably help it's recovery. Anemones are not the type of animals that like pristine/zero pollution water conditions. What I'm suggesting may be going a little overboard, but if it were me, I'd probably turn off the skimmer and remove any AA or GFO phosphate removal media for a while to see if that also helps it recover.
Just my 2 cents.By the way, I think it's really awesome that we are having this open discussion.
Aloha,Mark  
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : SOLD: Hammer Colony (20+ heads)

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 07:05
Author: sleepingdeep
Subject: SOLD: Hammer Colony (20+ heads)
Posted: August 13 2017 at 1:05pm

SOLD
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Lf chaeto and diamond goby

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 04:54
Author: triggerhappy1
Subject: Lf chaeto and diamond goby
Posted: August 13 2017 at 10:54am

Looking for some chaeto and a descent sized Diamond goby. Text 801-791-6838
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Please move this to General discussion thread.

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 04:38
Author: chuckfu5
Subject: Please move this to General discussion thread.
Posted: August 13 2017 at 10:38am

Looking around last night...hopefully turns out this color.
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Meetings and Events : Save the date - Paid Member BBQ 8/12

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 02:45
Author: Adam Blundell
Subject: Save the date - Paid Member BBQ 8/12
Posted: August 13 2017 at 8:45am

Agreed! Excellent work to the people who made it happen.
Adam
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