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  1. 7 points
    Ok, so here is the basic scoop... UV will not change the clarity of your water. Freshwater can get algae in the water column, but saltwater...not so much. I mean, it CAN, but it if you have green water then you should be spending your money on something else because there is an issue. If your goal is to increase water clarity then you should look into running some carbon. It will absorb and bind impurities that will tint the water. It will also bind toxins and other stuff that get into your tank... like skin oils, lotions, stuff in the air, erc. Uv is tyicpally used in reef tanks to fight viruses, bacteria, and othet nasties..like ich thormonts..or is it trophonts? Anyways... things like that. The flow rate has to do with the time it takes to affect different organisms. Make sense? Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  2. 5 points
    I want to thank everyone for making this event successful. A lot of great deals and great corals! Here are some of the corals that I picked up at the Frag Fest.
  3. 5 points
    No kidding it was like hunting eggs at Easter day,thanks to all the people who made it possible;had a good "reefer day".
  4. 5 points
    While I don't have a garage full of stuff because I haven't been in the hobby long enough, I'm already working out my strategy to convince my wife to do a huge addition on our house (under the guise of having an entertainment/bar/game room with a bigger deck) for a way to add a fish room and big peninsula tank. As we work with our financial advisor, there's no scenario where this pays off in the long run, and of course he shows us a graph proving it's a bad financial decision. He's no help at all...
  5. 4 points
    ummm, who changed the Tittle of my thread? FYI. There are many tariffs between us and many countries. The China tariffs, which are affecting my tank build, are the poor idea of one man and one man alone. Donald Trump. Despite the incorrect inference by Mr. "I have to [language filter] about everything", I did not say a single thing positive or negative about Trump. I simply stated Trump's tariffs have dashed my hopes of completing a reasonably priced aquarium build. Editing facts is a slippery slope. I don't care if you agree with the tariffs or not, the fact is that acrylic prices have skyrocketed. How much have they gone up? I got this revised quote I got today... Polycast Acrylic Sheet Clear .500 x 48.00 x 96.00 1 sheet $776.58 .750 x 48.00 x 96.00 1 sheet $1,222.94 .750 x 72.00 x 96.00 2 sheets $1,530.80 per sheet 1โ€ x 60.00 x 96.00 1 sheet $1637.47 $100 Box Charge
  6. 4 points
    Just want to give a shout out to everyone that braved the sketchy weather to join us at Seahorse for the meeting yesterday. Despite the damp, I think we all had a good time and Terry and Tewsley were wonderful hosts. Christian from Moloko's also chipped in a very nice selection of beverages to keep the vibe going. Hopefully no one got too roughed up by the inflatable dancing tube man... he got a bit out of control when wet ๐Ÿค— I saw quite a few new faces, which is always fun. Bert made it up from Salem with his leg scooter to join us and bring along some awesome frag packs for the raffle - thanks man! It was great to see the pres up and around after a rough go of things lately. Thanks Seahorse! Hopefully we can do another meeting there in the future...
  7. 3 points
    Lights shown over 4x8 sheets of plywood. $260 total.. need another $300 in bulbs. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  8. 3 points
    ALL fish inverts and coral 15% off tomorrow only...SUNDAY. might be something hiding here you need
  9. 3 points
    Still lots of killer coral available today - our vendors really brought the fire! Also have a couple of raffles to go at 3:00 and 4:00 including a Gryphon band saw and an amazing frag pack from Golden Basket. Come on over before itโ€™s too late!
  10. 3 points
    Some of you asking the coral name on Golden Basket Reef Raffle frags, top to bottom with retail price: 1. GB Stormy Day 50.00 2. GB Tiger Hornet 50.00 3. GB Hyper Pink 50.00 4. GB Tootsie Roll 100.00 5. GB Crimson 75.00 6. JF Candyland Cyphastrea 40.00 7. GB Flash Favia 50.00 8. Bicolor Blasto 45.00 9. Daredevil Favia 40.00 10. GB Suncore Micromussa 100.00
  11. 3 points
    What about those who cannot attend until 2 or 3 o'clock in the afternoon? Is it unfair for vendors to sell out before then? To be honest, this is like complaining about stores opening early on Black Friday. If you show up late, will you miss out on something awesome? Possibly, probably, maybe... Who knows? If people can make it early, great! If not, it's still going to be an awesome event for those wanting coral. I do agree with you on one point, it IS a "private event" during the early bird timeframe. That's the whole point. Hope to see you there, whatever time that may be! [emoji3] Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  12. 2 points
    Finally got around to installing an actual shelf for the reactors. The new shelf holds up the calcium reactor and media reactor. I just recently purchased the Avast media reactor and I really like it. I have only used it a couple days so I can't speak about it too much. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  13. 2 points
    I have about 10 large frags of mind blowing palys and hawaiian rainbow palys. I'm making room in my frag tanks, so I'm offering them up free for the taking. Pick up in southwest Portland. Holly Sent from my SM-G928P using Tapatalk
  14. 2 points
    I came home from dinner tonight and found this. I started getting muscle cramps from squeezing the turkey baster for 10 minutes to clean it up. ๐Ÿ™„ Drag the slider left or right to see before and after:
  15. 2 points
    That is exactly why I dont have a sand sifting goby in my tank, that would drive me crazy!
  16. 2 points
    I thought I would let you folks know about a new online scam that is a method to get your credit card number. If you google something and up pops...hey wow..that is like half price! Its likely a scam..especially of you tool around the website and see other items dont fit into the same category. The weird thing is the website must crawl around for items and then just show ridiculous prices on their website. I saw a jet bandsaw for like $200 and today i saw a jebao apex module for $14. https://www.lorioutlet.com/products/pump-controller-jebao-jecod-neptune-ape--adapter-systems-to-linkage Just a friendly FYI.. be careful out der in dem internets. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  17. 2 points
    Fin slap to DorryPets for the Ich/Crypt life cycle diagram. When space allows, I always plumb a sterilizer onto FW and marine systems. The initial expense is not cheap if you buy a good one, and there's little point in not buying a good one, but over time, it becomes a very affordable and practical type of insurance against health problems. This is especially true if you don't quarantine animals before adding them to your tank. Controlling the contact time (or dwell time) that the system water is irradiated by the lamp is easily done with valves. If the water is traveling through the vessel too quickly, the UV's efficacy is reduced. I always adjust it so that water comes out at a steady but unhurried stream. You kinda have to go by feel on this one. Good luck!
  18. 2 points
    Test your nitrate, if itโ€™s zero then thatโ€™s most likely cyano. Especially with the oxygen bubbles in it. Fun fact, cyano is actually not an algae, but a photosynthetic bacteria. These guys are also thought to be responsible for the early oxygenation of our atmosphere.
  19. 2 points
    Frag Fest Saturday, October 5 of 2019 11 AM to 4 PM Event Location: Boys & Girls Club of SW Washington Clinton & Gloria John Clubhouse 409 NE Anderson Road Vancouver, WA 98665
  20. 2 points
    Day 20 Almost ready for grow out tank. They are eating and growing like crazy.. Cool thing about my clowns is they are use to me all the time in their tanks that they are non aggressive clowns
  21. 2 points
    Just as an FFR... if I die tomorrow, just take everything to cuttlefish for me. Jorge can have my canister filter. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  22. 2 points
    I would like to be next in line. I have a spot in the shop I am setting up were it could go.
  23. 2 points
    This is absolutely consistent with my experience. On many mornings, I'll observe our exhibit GPO (Giant Pacific Octopus) adjusting her chromatophores like that, complete with eyes moving in sockets and movement on the distal ends of her arms. Seen it with other GPOs, as well. They mask their color, then they flush just as they do just before moving in on a crab, they chase, they pounce and they envenomate. I've worked with almost thirty of these critters and given how intelligent they are, there's little doubt in my mind that these animals dream. I often also notice the change in respiratory rate as they transition from sleeping to dreaming. Great video. Thanks for sharing!
  24. 1 point
    Was thinking roughly $200 was working perfectly before i swapped everything to a 50. Will also trade for some acro frags or zoas. Pics were taken 1 week before take down. I have not cleaned it out after though. Comes with a titanium heater as well if you want it.
  25. 1 point
    Tell your dad to get a hold of me if he wants to trade/sell any popcorn
  26. 1 point
    Yep, that's correct, actually both the utter chaos and the blueberries came from you. Someone bought my largest piece, so the one pictured right now is the largest.
  27. 1 point
    Here is the pic I was sent. Hope it helps sell the tank Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  28. 1 point
    This seems like a more realistic tank. "Get lost for days".. for $10!!! https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/for/d/vancouver-artificial-tropical-fish/6999760802.html
  29. 1 point
  30. 1 point
    I have a 7 head gold indo gold torch for sale itโ€™s got the blue tips on it. Asking 150 per head or obo. this pic is right after I fragged itthis pic is what it looked like before when it was fully open Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  31. 1 point
    If theres more room, I'll take 10 as well. If not, no worries
  32. 1 point
    I lost count here but would be down for ten if there are any left. Let me know - thanks!
  33. 1 point
    I'm down for 5 nudis
  34. 1 point
    Dude, if you havent purchased new lights, my geiseman would work amazing for that! Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  35. 1 point
    Dude, they stole my overflow box design. Awesome tank man, congrats! Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  36. 1 point
    Hey I can weld...kind of...ok, i weld and then grind allot. LoL Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  37. 1 point
    Hi everyone, In the upcoming round of analysis I will be including a couple extensions to the service, one of which is detection of non-bacterial fish fish pathogens. The technology is straightforward, but samples are needed to demonstrate it. I have a whole lot of fish without any signs of disease. What I'm short on is diseased fish. So I'm reaching out to ask, does anyone have a diseased fish? This is gonna go a little different than the broad survey I did for the microbiome. Here, I will be making house calls. I'll sample the fish and the water to confirm that it can be detected in the water. If you are interested in donating a sample, here is what is needed for it to be useful: Visible symptoms that can be photographed (better you photograph them than me, because my photo skills kind of suck, but I will take the pic if needed) You can catch the fish for a non-invasive sampling of the pathogen (a quick swab on the infected area). You are located somewhere not too far from me.. ideally between Eugene and Salem. Note that if your fish has just died (lets say within the last 12 hours) this will probably satisfy conditions 1 and 2. I would like to visit a few sick fish early next week so if anyone wants a DNA-sequencing based diagnosis of your sick fish, please get in touch asap. Thanks! -Eli
  38. 1 point
    Looks great! I am surprised you can keep those bottom corals so clean with that sand sifting goby.
  39. 1 point
    Hopefully you, me and the deposit will be able to hook up tomorrow. Thanks for your attention.
  40. 1 point
    Flash21 has a 50 gallon aio with a night light setup and stand for sale. He might need some work done on his car soon too [emoji38] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  41. 1 point
    We did our estate planning last year and all of the tank stuff goes to PNWMAS.
  42. 1 point
    First off, I am sorry for your loss. I have an idea of how hard it is to loose your mother in law. Godspeed to your family on your journey. Regarding estate planning, the easiest thing you can possibly due is list a beneficiary on all large accounts. It makes the process of handing things over take a few days, instead of years. It also takes a few minutes to do at your bank. Setting up a family trust is the safest way to plan, especially if there is property involved. As for my tank, my wife knows who gets it. If we both go at once it is in the will. I would also urge folks to write out basic instructions and keep them some place easy to find in case you are hurt and can not be home for a bit. I had written out instructions on the inside door of my tank that my neighbor was able to follow and it kept my system going during a 12 unplanned hospital stay.
  43. 1 point
    They do make shroom boxes for that exact purpose. Check out zen-reef.com I have one of their large shroom boxes left if thats a rout you want to go
  44. 1 point
    I am not sure if he can help with raw acrylic but James at http://www.envisionacrylics.com/ built my aquarium and he must have crazy solid acrylic connections. I can't wait to see what you are building
  45. 1 point
    I had green spot puffers a long time ago that I transitioned to saltwater. Obviously not Reef safe (they eat everything...including fingers ๐Ÿ˜‚) Also had some archer fish at one time. Cool fish except they squirt steams of water out of the tank trying to take down bugs. Mine always soaked a spot where the sun hit the wall ๐Ÿ˜ฆ. I had lids but they found the gaps lol
  46. 1 point
    Hello fellow PNWMAS members, Just a quick note to introduce a new feature on the site - the Member Map - which shows up as a tab in the main navigation. Many of you have expressed an interest in knowing where your fellow reefing aficionados were located in the great Pacific NorthWest and this plugin will allow us to begin to do that. The map is "opt in" so will only show location information for those that decide to enter their data (it does not pull from member profiles). It is also designed to be as specific (or non-specific) as you want so you can enter your information by actual address, zip code only, etc., depending on your comfort level with sharing. There will only be a few member locations visible to start (basically the officers, BOD and admins who tested it out) but as more people opt in we hope this will become a useful tool for the community. When you have a moment we encourage you to check it out and see what you think. Note that as of 2/22/19 this is only visible to members. Enjoy! Addendum: We have added an LFS group to the map and you can choose to look at them separately from the members if you want to see where the nearest store might be. Hope it's useful.
  47. 0 points
    My Anemone was beautiful too.. Forgave him for eating the wrasse. Banished him after eating my >5yr old Chevron Tang!
  48. 0 points
    I think that monkeyboy guy already adressed that. ALWAYS pointed up, or mount vertical with outlet on top. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  49. 0 points
    I wouldn't believe it if I didn't see it myself. Clam has been upset set for about two weeks but couldn't find any pests. Then today I witnessed my tailspot harassing it.
  50. 0 points
    I suffered from poisoning as well a few weeks ago after doing serious fragging and leaving my skimmers on it went airborne and I woke up in the middle of the night with chest pain, short breath,numb fingers and metallic taste in my mouth serious stuffbe careful ๐Ÿ’•
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