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    Just snapped this one earlier today. My favorite lobo of all time!Thought I should share
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    I've always heard that while initially they help stir the sand but then they never stop and eventually deplete your sandband of any little critters that are supposed to be helping you. I've got a 120g with about a 2" deep bed and have been told that one would strip my bed in a few months. So i've held off.
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    I had a very frustrating outbreak a couple of months ago. All better now. Sent from my SM-G928P using Tapatalk
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    Our May Meeting - A PNWMAS Special Event! - Richard Ross presents - "The Secrets of Reef Keeping." PNWMAS is proud to bring to the Pacific Northwest as our guest speaker, Richard Ross - Marine Biologist at the Steinhart Aquarium in the California Academy of Sciences. Richard has spoken at almost all MACNA events. As lead biologist of the California Academy of Science’s Philippine Coral Reef team, he is responsible for day-to-day care of the world’s deepest coral reef display, a 212,000-gallon tank home to thousands of colorful tropical fishes and corals. One of his most requested presentations is "Secrets of Reef Keeping"! Here is your chance to ask Richard his secrets to keeping a successful reef? Calcium reactor vs dosing ? Bio pellets ? Vodka dosing ? Lanthum chloride ? Bring your questions! This will be one of the most interesting and informative talks you will ever attend, for all Reef Keepers, from the Beginner to the Advanced Aquarists! We are also grateful to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington - Clinton & Gloria John Clubhouse for providing the use of their Auditorium for this exciting event! **************************************************************************************** Location: Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington - Clinton & Gloria John Clubhouse   Address: 409 NE Anderson St, Vancouver, WA 98665 – (off Hazel Dell Ave.) https://www.google.com/maps/dir/''/Boys+%26+Girls+Clubs+of+Southwest+Washington+-+Clinton+%26+Gloria+John+Clubhouse+409+NE+Anderson+St,+Vancouver,+WA+98665/data=!4m5!4m4!1m0!1m2!1m1!1s0x5495aeee9a68e1c3:0x11f767bce399c923?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiMxfz0i93LAhVC02MKHdHMDNkQ9RcIfDAL Date: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 Time: 2:00PM to 5:00PM Free Admission! Bring your friends! Phone:(360) 313-5670 About Richard Ross Richard Ross is a Senior Biologist at the Steinhart Aquarium in the California Academy of Sciences where he cultures and cares for exotic cephalopods, fish & coral, participates in ongoing field work on coral spawning, animal collection & transport, and manages tropical saltwater displays including the 212,000 Philippine Coral Reef exhibit. He is a prolific writer and speaker, authoring academic papers (notably on the Larger Pacific Striped Octopus) and a catalogue of articles on aquarium and reef related educational topics including his Skeptical Reefkeeping series which focuses on critical thinking, responsibility and ethics of aquarium keeping. Richard was presented with the MASNA Aquarist of the Year award in 2015, and his work has been covered by Scientific American, National Geographic, Penn¹s Sunday School, Science Friday, Discovery News and Fox News. Richard has kept saltwater animals for over 25 years, has worked in aquarium industry and trade (maintenance, retail, wholesale) and has consulted for a coral farm/fish collecting station in the South Pacific. The California Academy of Sciences is a world-class scientific and cultural institution based in San Francisco, home to Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium, and Kimball Natural History Museum, along with research and education programs. In 2008, the Academy opened a new LEED Platinum-rated facility, and remains the only institution in the world to combine all of those elements under one roof. Founded in 1853, the Academy is driven by a mission to explore, explain and protect the natural world. Visit www.calacademy.org for more information. Why is there an octopus on Rich’s head? While training divers on responsible and sustainable fish and coral collection in Tonga, we came across this octopus. As Tonga is mostly a substance culture, the divers we were training wanted to catch the octopus to help feed their families. One of them grabbed a claw hammer and proceeded to smash up several meters of coral while catching the octopus. One the boat I asked him ‘we just spent all day talking about how not to damage the reef, and there are easier ways to catch octopus, so why use a hammer?’. He answered ‘they bite’. ‘No they don’t’ I said, picking up the octopus and putting it on my head, where luckily it didn’t bite me, going on to discuss better ways to catch octopus. We then talked about how sustainable and responsible ideas applied to everything including fishing, and how respecting habitat means there will be creatures there for a long time to come.
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    Great looking picture! I love it when they have all their tentacles out like that ! Nice looking one too Jeremy!
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    36.6". Body is 8" wide. http://www.precisionmarine.com/bullet-series/bullet-xl-2 I just want to get rid of it $150. Will need a high pressure pump like an iwaki 70rlt. I have an old one, but it works great. Will let that go for another $100. These two items together new went for over $1000. Jay
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    Testing the waters to see if anything is available. I'm In search of a large skimmer, rated for upwards of 400 gal. Not sure if I'm happy with my current one, looking to replace.
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    She's a beauty Jorge! I just picked this one up:
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    Im really excited about this one. This guy was the keynote speaker at Bob Moore Frag Swap a year ago and a true pioneer in the industry. One of the keynote speakers at MACNA every year. The Steinhart Aquarium is the nicest public aquarium Ive ever seen(better then Monterey). Everybody mark there calendars because this is one you will not want to miss!
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    If you want furniture grade I'd try and shoot Brian67 a message he build amazing stands. Sent from my SM-G928V using Tapatalk
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    No not really, a couple days doesn't do all that big of an impact while shaving an hour or two off your light cycle over the long run will be more beneficial. If you are really looking to nail it right off the bat look into Hydrogen Peroxide I dosed my tank with it without any negative side effects for a couple months while fighting Dino's though the Dino's never did die off I had no algae Though patience, time, and keeping up with regular maintenance will serve you the best.
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    It should be a good day for the a SOLVE expedition, I am bringing my waterproof camera just in case there is an opportune moment...You never know.
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    UV. Do a thorough research and you'll find the benefits are worth it. There's different levels of sterilization and if set up correctly it can be of great help to rid of algae. You'll have to dig through the internet for info though. I'm not good with technicalities.
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    I suggest Brett & Adam! Nah, the choices listed above all look good!
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    I have always been a big planet zoa fan...BUT, seeing as Zoanthids.com has recently become a sponsor I would love to opt for that having the most weight in my vote, no shortage of zoas there.
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    Quickest way I have seen is manual removal from sandbed and for the rocks dip them in a mix of tank water and 3% hydrogen peroxide for 2 mins. The peroxide mix knocks out any algae in 2 days. If you have corals stuck to the rocks you can use a baster to drip straight 3% peroxide onto the affected areas. You can also drain your tank to a low level and use peroxide on the affected areas if removing the rockwork is not an option. This method will remove all GHA in 48 hours. A low dose peroxide mix will not kill off any feather dusters, coraline algae etc but if you go for the straight peroxide it will kill some of the good stuff as well on your live rock.
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    Jeremy you have my vote to be a grower !
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    I'll jump in with random thoughts... Add a yellow tang? How big is frag tank? Different lighting? Different PAR of lighting?
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    Huh. I didn't notice that those were taken with white light. It would just provide a different perspective. One thing I love is fluorescence and your tank has tons of it. My research group at college studies fluorescent proteins and how they "work." After looking at this thread yesterday, I decided to do a search on fluorescent proteins isolated from corals and anemones. In reality, there are a handful that have been characterized and isolated. Every time I see coral fluoresce, I know there are new proteins to be discovered and your tank is full of them. Haha. Every color you see is likely a different protein. P.s. I showed my advisor your videos and he couldn't believe that people have aquariums like yours.
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    Clown tang-that'll be a good fight, but you'll need to let the clown acclimate to the surroundings for awhile before it really has a "fighting" chance-LOL between Sohals and Clowns I think those two are the kings as far as aggression in that species. I'd suggest if possible a section of egg crate dividing the tank, or at least a portion. Been there and done that-NEVER again Good luck, it's a never ending saga with a tang -IMO/E
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    Cool I will be making those cups. I have a couple of small mushroom that need something to hold them for now. Ordering Marinepure this weekend then thanks. After I will hitting Cuttlefish on Friday for my rics/shroom hunt.
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    I haven't posted one of these in a while... Needless to say I'm pretty much out of room. It's time to get that bigger tank going I think. Sorry for the crappy picture, I suck at FTS, I need to get Kevin back over to bang out another hot one.
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    Not the most recent but it'll have to do till I get around to snapping a new one.
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