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  2. albertareef

    Fragfest Oct 27th Raffle Prizes

    Now that you mention it... I was just thinking about sending a note to our site admins to see if we could start putting a promo link on our main home page for this. @TheClark @Chief
  3. albertareef

    Please vote! Mr. Saltwater Tank to speak about...

    Well then, we know how you voted! 🤔
  4. Taylorhardy1

    Cyano? Dinos? Or something else?

    After reading up on the Redfield ratio, I feel it's critical for reef keeping and managing algae. It can be essentially a diagnostics chart for your reef. First things first I think you need to find the source of the problem, ie which element(s) are out of wack. Some people claim to have luck with blackouts, but I think thats more stressful on stock than its worth. Cyano is photosynthetic, so certain light spectrums can set it off too, but it does need nutrients to feed. Make sure your using 0tds Rodi. Test your water right after you mix it, and make sure you're not adding anything that could be negative. If your source water is truly good, you can rule it out. Next/continued step is finding what is causing excess nutrients to feed the bacteria. Could be detritus build up in the sump, or sand bed. Maybe your rocks are just starting to leach some nastys. In this step I think it's a good idea to attack everything. When I first started I had cyano/dinos growing all over. Mostly on my rocks. So I started to siphon the cyano off my rocks, and the stuff on my sand. I made sure to get the hose really close to the rock, you wouldn't believe the nasty stuff that came out. After about a week of siphoning 5g/day, the cyano stopped coming back on the rocks, and only returned on the sandbed after 24 hours. At first I tried just siphoning up the cyano and detritus in the top layer. Didn't have much luck. Wasted alot of water, and about 3 weeks doing this. Eventually I decided to just start removing the sandbed entirely. By the time I got about half of my sandbed siphoned out, the cyano stopped coming back entirely and I haven't seen it since. As precaution I replaced my sandbed anyways, and made sure to get more sand sifters. I almost always see cyano ends up being due to excess nutrients in the sandbed.
  5. CrabbyCrabs

    Fragfest Oct 27th Raffle Prizes

    Thanks. Didn't think about googling that, thought it would be linked at this site.
  6. Flashy Fins

    Fragfest Oct 27th Raffle Prizes

    http://nwfragfest.com/ If there's something you're looking for that you don't find there, let us know.
  7. CrabbyCrabs

    Fragfest Oct 27th Raffle Prizes

    Where do I find out information about fragfest? Can't seem to find anything.
  8. Emerald525

    Please vote! Mr. Saltwater Tank to speak about...

    Cheeseburger over pizza any day
  9. Bubbles

    Kai's 50 Gallon Lagoon Update

    Just Some bored Photography, lol Enjoy
  10. Manny Tavan

    Please vote! Mr. Saltwater Tank to speak about...

    This is so hard! Kinda like chosing between pizza and cheeseburger...
  11. Mark has given us a few choices. Please vote for your favorite!
  12. Ron

    Corals for sale

    Lol I was thinking it but didn't post 😂
  13. Huntero1975

    Flame Hawk and 2 hybrd clowns

    Sell my 3 fish as well. The title says it all. They were quarantined and treated. before they went in my tank. I asking $75.00 for all 3 fish I will try and get some pics tonight
  14. albertareef

    Corals for sale

    I figured that would catch someone's eye - nice looking piece. GLWS.
  15. Paratore

    Corals for sale

    I know you said you’re not separating out at the moment but if you change your mind later, I’ve got dibs on the coral in the last two pics lol! Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  16. Emerald525

    Where do I post coral for sale?

    You guessed correctly.
  17. Huntero1975

    Where do I post coral for sale?

    well i just went for in the classified
  18. Huntero1975

    Corals for sale

    So here is some of the corals i have for sale. i also have a 4-5 head lobo and a single head lobo. Would like to sell as a package deal $200.00 for it all. But open to offers. Sorry no fish stuff trades at this time. I am down in Albany. Prob will be in Portland the 26-27th tho
  19. albertareef

    Cyano? Dinos? Or something else?

    I remember plowing through a R2R thread on Redfield Ratio and cyano/dino issues and thought this blurb was in some ways the best distillation - not saying it's correct, just that it laid out a reasonable theory as to how it relates to what we actually see in our tanks. It also would provide the explanation of why Vibrant might work as it is (in theory) introducing a bacterial mix that is particularly good at uptake of nutrients which allows it to outcompete the "nuisance" microbes/algae. It also touches on the interrelated issue of trace elements and how those can affect what might otherwise appear to be a healthy balance. What do you think Brian @pdxmonkeyboy and Taylor @Taylorhardy1 ? Would this seem to fit with your experience? I know you both have done some deep digging in the area. If we are nitrogen limited we are more likely to grow cyanobacteria. We can either reduce the phosphates available to reduce cyano growth or increase nitrogen to allow algae to out compete the cyano. If we are phosphate limited we are more likely to grow dinoflagellates. We can either reduce nitrogen to reduce the amount of dino's growing or add phosphates to allow algae to out compete them. We can use visual clues in our tank to determine if our systems are balanced. If they are balanced and we still have these issues then it is likely we are missing a trace element such as iron or manganese.
  20. ssappington

    misc for sale $40

    Aquatek regulator- used, but in good condition $40 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009WTXYN0/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Tunze regulator used, excellent condition $40 https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/co2-regulator-7077-3-tunze.html Biopellet reactor- used, but in good condition (2 avail) $40 https://ebay.us/ci6fJY TLF 550 reactor used, all elbows/fittings included (2 avail) $40 https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/phosban-reactor-550.html can meet off I-5 at woodland exit
  21. So which topic do I post coral for sale? Just the classified section? or under the coral topics them self's? Thanks
  22. Huntero1975

    Generator

    You should be more worried about the shiny silver pipe between the 2 boxes now!!! Gosh man!!!
  23. pdxmonkeyboy

    Cyano? Dinos? Or something else?

    vibrant will take care of it. 100% Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  24. Taylorhardy1

    Cyano? Dinos? Or something else?

    I had to deal with this earlier this year. Chemiclean didn't work, aggressive skimming, and regular water changes didn't do anything either. I found my issue was my sandbed, and my tank had fallen out of the Redfield ratio. I started actually removing my sandbed, after I got about halfway removed I actually stopped having issues. I replaced my sandbed anyways. Did waterchanges with better quality water while siphoning my sandbed out, and havent had issues since.
  25. https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/mbr157-macroalgae-reactor-skimz.html not in the box, but in new condition and has never seen water- can meet off I-5 in woodland
  26. Taylorhardy1

    WTB: clown fish pair

    I have a mated pair of regular orange occelaris.
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