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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Bali Tri Color, Etc. FS

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 13:24
Author: Zack801
Subject: Bali Tri Color, Etc. FS
Posted: August 05 2017 at 7:24pm

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Fish : Aquarium compatible sharks

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 13:24
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Aquarium compatible sharks
Posted: August 05 2017 at 7:24pm

I found a couple threads where I wrote some:http://utahreefs.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=18895
http://utahreefs.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=29830
but they don't say much about how I cared for the Ray. Let me know and I'd be happy to post more pics and add a description of the entire setup including acclimation, care and feeding. What I did there for that Ray in the 120 will work just as well for any of the family of Carpet Sharks.
The tank size recommendations found everywhere online logically assume that the tank will have a pile of LR sitting on the bottom. That's why they don't recommend a 120 gal tank, but I found that the Ray did just fine because the entire bottom of the tank was open swimming space, over soft Utah Oolitic Sand, with plenty of cover under the suspended reef. Sand is very important. The deep bed of Oolitic Sand that I used there, and still today provide for local hobbyists, is perfect for these "bottom sliders" and it did an awesome job of biofiltration, so good in fact that no filtration "equipment" was needed, not even a skimmer. Cover is very important. All marine fishes do a lot better when they have plenty of hiding spaces.
Aloha,Mark  
P.S.Found this memorial to our wonderful Ms. Ray (unlike the teacher in Finding Nemo, who was also a Blue Spotted Ribbontail Ray, ours was female), which helps explain why these fish are so cool to keep as pets.http://utahreefs.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=43439
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Fish : Aquarium compatible sharks

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 12:27
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Aquarium compatible sharks
Posted: August 05 2017 at 6:27pm

Have you done a search here on this forum for "shark" and for "ray"? There are several WMAS hobbyists over the years that have kept elasmobranchs, have posted pics and have described their setups to some extent.
Of all the reef aquariums I've had over the years, my favorite of all time was the one where I built a suspended reef that housed a Blue Spotted Ribbontail Ray, a Batfish and some common small reef fish. It's pictured here:
Pictures of just a few of my Reef Aquariums:http://www.utahreefs.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=37523
That's copied from the Reefkeeping Tips, linked below in my signature line, which, if you've been here since 2009, you've probably seen and hopefully found useful. 
Because that suspended reef tank was so popular, later on I responded to requests to tell how I built it. The write up is here on the forum somewhere, if I can find it.
Aloha,Mark  


I have many more pics of Ms. Ray and Mr. Bat and would be happy to show them off if you want to see them. 
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Bali Tri Color, Etc. FS

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 12:27
Author: dano
Subject: Bali Tri Color, Etc. FS
Posted: August 05 2017 at 6:27pm

This is a big Stag Acro. I think a Dark Forest? Can't remember. Could be the hippest thing in the trade right now, I have no idea. Either way, $100 on the rock with some Rasta Zoos and pink Monti Cap. 
Bali Tri Color Acro on rock with Christmas Favia. Usually $60/in. Buy the entire colony for $120
Aussie Acan on rock. $80
Two Tri Color Acro colonies tabling on rock about 9 inches and 4 inches. $100Orange Setosa pictured $30 Bonus Bali Tri Color mini colony on rock if you buy the whole rock.Huge Bali Green Slimer colony $80 (I'll sell the entire rock with a pink Monti Cap colony for $110)
5+" green/purple frogspawn $404" Christmas Favia $30Nuclear Green Candycane $25Lots of Sour Apple Birdsnest for sale also with one massive colony not pictured $20-$50 depending on size.Armor of God Paly colony ~100+ polyps $70Lots of other zoos.Everything in the tank is for sale if you want it. 
Cool Sideways shot of some of the corals listed tonight. Can't figure out how to rotate it. Easier to rotate your head, perhaps. Dan- (801)913-5831


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Aquarium Related Classifieds : 150 gal Marine setup $600 price drop

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 10:20
Author: jellyman
Subject: 150 gal Marine setup $600 price drop
Posted: August 05 2017 at 4:20pm

still available if so text me at 9193960051 
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : 210 Gallon Complete Setup

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 10:17
Author: jellyman
Subject: 210 Gallon Complete Setup
Posted: August 05 2017 at 4:17pm

hello is the tank still available if so text me at 9193060051 thanks 
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Lf Diamond goby

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 08:43
Author: triggerhappy1
Subject: Lf Diamond goby
Posted: August 05 2017 at 2:43pm

Anybody know where I can buy a good sized one.8017916838
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Tons of corals available - New List

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 08:33
Author: Nick801
Subject: Tons of corals available - New List
Posted: August 05 2017 at 2:33pm

Heres just a bit of what is available right now... most of these are over grown chunky frags as I've been super busy this summer. Please keep the asking for pics to a minimum. as I will post them when I get a bit more time. The best thing to do would be to come swing by and see everything in person so im not on my phone taking pics all day~! =)
801-680-4676 Thanks - Nick
Text is Best.
Aqua SD Rainbow Milli $75
Space Invader Pectinia $50
JF Fox Flame $99 - $150
Golden Pavona $30
Lemon Ice Chalice $30 
Emerald Mummy eye $40 these are mini colonies with tons if eyes
OG Tyree Mummy eye $40 
Miami Hurricane Chalice $30 
Goldmiester Chalice $40
Tyree Blue matrix $40 super nice blue with bushy polyps 
Peppermint Cyphastrea Red with white Polyps $40 
OG WWC Bounce Mushrooms $300-$400
Jawbreakers Mushrooms $100-$250
Neon Green Blasto wellsis $40 
My Miami Chalice $50 (2-3 eyes) to $150 (mini colonies)
Pink Boobies Chalice $75 
Pearl Berry Acro $40
Digitata Stalatta $30
WWC Grafted Cap $40 Have some super nice stripped mixed frags and some larger colinies 
Blondies 4 polyp $30 
JF Dayglow favia $99
Purple halo bowerbanki 2 head frag $150 heads are a bit smaller on this frag but know alot have been asking for it
JF event horizon Favia $50 green purple with black eyes 
JF Jack o lantern lepto fully encrusted plugs $40 
Jf Rainbow Stylo $40
Wwc situation chalice $99 
Widow maker chalice large 4x3 colony $350
Ultimate frags Insane watermelon chalice $99 
WWC bizzarro cyphastrea $50 
WWC Bling bling Cyphastrea $40
JF Alien pox cyphastrea $40 
CC Darth Maul Favia $40 
JF Sun god lepto $40 
JF Mr. Fluffy $40 
Watermelon Psammocora $40
Purple Tort $40 
JF Lunar Lepto $50 most insane looking lepto around Lots of Red in this one!
CB Rainbow Crush Mini colonies $200 - $300 
Jf Burning Banana Stylo $60 
Orange Lephastrea $25 
Lady Bug Favia $25 
Tyree $500 efflo $40 
Interstellar Mushrooms $99
Neon green Candy cane colonies $30 
Green Lantern Cyphastrea (green with purple swirls) $40
JF Klepto Lepto $40
Blue Lephastrea $40
JF Freak hair Pavona $40 love this one! red base with green hairs 
JF Lethal Lepto $40 
Blue mushroom colony 17+ polyps $30 
Green star Polyps $10 
La lakers scroll $30 
Acan frags starting at $30 
Zoa frags starting at $25
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General Discussion : Fish Fossil Mural

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 07:34
Author: jdinchak
Subject: Fish Fossil Mural
Posted: August 05 2017 at 1:34pm

BenchsTanks wrote:

Thank you all.

You can come see it if I am accepted to be one of the stops in the reef tour coming up in November. If I am not out of town.

I need to get my liquid auto feed working on the 400 gal. I am going to mix Hikari frozen mysis & brine and the gelitin together and feed it though my doseing pumps. I have been doing this for over a year on my wall tank with Reef Nutrition mysis. Although very expensive to feed 50 fish that way. I need to make my own mix.


Done you are in!
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Tank Threads : Ch3tt's Red Rea Reefer 625 XXL

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 05:25
Author: ch3tt
Subject: Ch3tt's Red Rea Reefer 625 XXL
Posted: August 05 2017 at 11:25am



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Fish : Sad day

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 22:15
Author: phys
Subject: Sad day
Posted: August 05 2017 at 4:15am

Yea, climbed out the top. :(
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Fish : Aquarium compatible sharks

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 21:15
Author: Deluxe247
Subject: Aquarium compatible sharks
Posted: August 05 2017 at 3:15am

Has anyone here ever kept any shark or ray species in their tank? I'm beginning to research the possibility of a large new tank project (still a couple of years away), and it may be awesome to have a bamboo shark or catshark or epaulette or something. Please tell me about your experience, pros and cons, type and size of shark, tank size and type, reef or no, support systems, etc. Also if you want to recommend any good reading on the topic that would be great. Thanks in advance!
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Tank Threads : My 60g CADlights versa cube

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 19:40
Author: AquariumGuy
Subject: My 60g CADlights versa cube
Posted: August 05 2017 at 1:40am

Tanks looking amazing. Not sure but some of those corals look familiar! Did you get them from WYSIWYG? Regardless the Tank looks stunning
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General Discussion : Fish Fossil Mural

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 19:29
Author: AquariumGuy
Subject: Fish Fossil Mural
Posted: August 05 2017 at 1:29am

Definitely cool!

My SILs brother sells fossils for a living and he made or is making a really cool one similar to yours. I don't want to figure out posting photos from my phone to this page but you can see it on his IG page. fossilogic
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF Small, beautiful, unique bubbletip anemone

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 13:39
Author: chuckfu5
Subject: LF Small, beautiful, unique bubbletip anemone
Posted: August 04 2017 at 7:39pm

Bump....
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Fish : Sad day

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:43
Author: BobC63
Subject: Sad day
Posted: August 04 2017 at 6:43pm

Sorry Paul
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LFS/Commercial/E-Commerce Posts : New Videos: Tunze LED, ReefLink, and Purigen

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 09:25
Author: MarineDepot
Subject: New Videos: Tunze LED, ReefLink, and Purigen
Posted: August 04 2017 at 3:25pm

New Videos: Tunze LED, ReefLink, and Purigen
More fast facts about our customers' favorite products!



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Fish : Sad day

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 08:20
Author: theresawhite
Subject: Sad day
Posted: August 04 2017 at 2:20pm

Sorry to hear that Paul!
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Fish : Sad day

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 07:49
Author: Hogie
Subject: Sad day
Posted: August 04 2017 at 1:49pm

That sucks. It just crawled out?
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : 180 gallon reseal

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 06:51
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: 180 gallon reseal
Posted: August 04 2017 at 12:51pm

Hmmm. I don't know how much experience you have with aquariums, but I am going to assume that I can give you some advice. Please forgive me if I'm saying something here that you already know.
Have you paid for it already? If not, my advice is to hold off until you can show me pics. I've bought many dozens of pre-owned tanks over the years. I do not buy tanks where the silicone bead is all chipped, ragged or yellow.  Has the tank been sitting outdoors for even just a few months? Does the silicone have a yellowish hue? Is the plastic frame faded, chipped or cracked? How about the cross braces?
Scratches on an old glass tank can totally ruin the viewing experience and it's really not worth it to try to sand out those scratches. To the experienced eye, scratches are practically invisible and very hard to see on a dry tank. They are even harder for an inexperienced person to see.
Additionally, old tanks often have corner chips which, while the tank is still together with the original silicone are generally not a problem, but the stress of disassembly and reassembly often makes the glass vulnerable to a crack that can travel clear across the pane.

Even if the tank is being given to you free, it may not be worth fixing. Do you have an idea of what the going rate is to do what you are asking, to take apart a 180, clean off all traces of silicone (so the new silicone can stick properly) and to silicone it back together? My ball park quote is $500, almost all labor.
In the end, really old tanks are best used for reptiles, amphibians or rodents.
This advice is yours for free, a benefit of being a WMAS member.  
Aloha,Mark  808-345-1049
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