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  1. 7 points
    Why stop at goddess of the sea? She hunts deer and elk and she probably pilots planes. So if we are to change her name it should be Holly the Goddess of Everything in this and all galaxy's . Do you think that's to wordy? We could cut it down to HTGOEITAAG. But seriously she is good at running her tanks and she sticks to her guns with dipping and quaritineing her fish. When I got back into the hobby two years ish ago she saved me a bunch of Embarrassment. I shared a bunch of my corals with her. She went home and dipped the corals. She found a bunch of AEFW. So she had to make the call and tell me the bad news. She made the call and I was very embarrassed but she made me feel better about it. Luckily I hadn't sold or given any other corals out. But if she hadn't dipped it would of ruined her tank and within that time frame I would of sold or given awY other corals so she saved me. As good as she is tank wise she's that much better as a person. It's such a great feeling to have so many great people on this forum. I have never had a bad interaction from anyone on this board. So I am not sure if I welcomed you to the club. I will do it now, welcome. I have enjoyed your posts and you are a perfect fit for our bunch of misfits that are the nicest people around.
  2. 5 points
    Oh my gosh, Troy. You are too kind. I have to agree with your assessment of club members, though. We have so many people on here that are generous with their time, knowledge, livestock, and equipment. Did you all catch that oh-so-brief mention that Troy was "sharing" some corals with me? He actually was "giving" some corals to me, with no expectation of payment. You know all the chaeto I'm getting credit for sharing? That started with a clump Garrett (from The Premium Aquarium in Salem) gifted me about a year ago. The list goes on. I can't begin to give credit to all the people who had a hand in putting together this incredible system I'm so lucky to have. Jeff (Cuttle Fish) should have a plaque on the tank in his honor for all his amazing contibutions. And there's Thomas and Bill and Jorge and Tom and Bret and Calvin and Steve and Brad and Daniel and Bert and Andrew and Kim and Mark and Cherany and Christi and Susie and Colby and James and Matt and Rudy and Scott and so many more who can all look at my tanks and find something of theirs. I really appreciate all the credit I'm getting in this thread but the fact is it takes a village. I'm going to go before I start tearing up. Hugs! Sent from my SM-G928P using Tapatalk
  3. 4 points
    1st Corals seem to like it..... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. 2 points
    Here are a few sps under royal blue ramping down at night
  5. 2 points
    I'm no expert but you gotta think the vibrant could be causing an issue.
  6. 2 points
    Still battling the acro eating black slugs. So far they seems to be targeting 5 of my sps. I might need to increase my dipping frequency. Other sps are still growing fast. Got some larger grain sand, 1-2mm. They are noticeable larger than my existing sand. Hopefully my wave pumps won't part them in the middle. I'm not sure if my leopard wrasses prefer these or the smaller grain sand. My prototype controller seems to be working. Still need some extensive software tweaks. Tank pH is trending lower as kalk reservoir is depleted. I'm hacked 2 Little Fishes media reactor to be my kalk reactor ATO. Now with larger volume and greater evaporation, kalk is depleted around 14 days. Ideally, I want it to last a month. Another project in the queue: bigger kalk reactor. Interesting looking at my tank stats history, past 8 days. There was a temperature drop. That's when I turn down house temp and forgot to turn it back up. My wife was also complaining why it feels colder. Oops Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
  7. 2 points
    Those fish did not starve to death. If you look at the recent history of the tank it is very clear that the most likely vector for pathogen introduction is a recent fish addition, likely the flame angel. I'd be very willing to bet that Amyloodiniun ocellatum was the culprit here. Those mortalities happening ten days or so after introduction of a new fish are very much in line with Amyloodinium lifecycle. In all likelihood the thinness of the fish you noticed was due to significant disruption/damage to the gill lamellae from the Amyloodinium, which can lead to rapid dehydration within hours. With this disease you typically do not see a lot of the visual indicators you see in a lot of other common pathogens, no visible spots, no heavy mucous, no lifted scales or defined lesions. Typically eractic/nervous behavior, increased respiration/labored breathing, loss of color and off feed are the best indicators of Anyloodinium. Unfortunately all of those signs are also early indicators of a lot of other pathogens as well. While buying from a reputable dealer will help you hedge bets against an incident like this, it is still very risky not to QT fish. Even a fish from a store that is as careful as possible can still bring something in. I QT all fish at my facility, however I still suggest all my customers QT the fish. QTing is Cheap and easy. At this point your best option is leave the tank fallow for 3 months before reintroducing fish. Very sorry to hear about this. Best of luck. Please QT
  8. 1 point
    Welcome to your sponsor forum, Daniel! I'm running 2 of these lights myself and my corals are loving them!
  9. 1 point
    Pretty sure they're Valentines Day Massacre but I just wanted to make sure Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. 1 point
    Decided to frag two mother colonies last night and got a few frags available! I believe the two types are watermelon zoas and radioactive dragon eye. ID them if I'm wrong please ! Doing $5 a frag first come first serve Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 1 point
    Some moisture got into my Vertex-Auto-Head-Cleaner and caused it to reverse directions of the cleaning paddle. I called them and told them and that it may of been my fault because of the way I turned it up- side down to wash off with water. They said No Problem and mailed out a new one the next day. Great customer Service! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    When i was reading about Vibrant on RC i thought peoples macros were ok. Maybe i'm confusing the Bryopsis thread with the Vibrant thread. I guess i need to go back and read the thread again and toss what little bit is left. Will be on the hunt for Chaeto once again and discontinue Vibrant for now. Found a thread on R2R with the creator mentioning it several times. Thanks for the tip!
  13. 1 point
    Are the spin streams you have the Hydor ones? Want to make sure I get the right ones for my nuvo and I like the reviews. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 1 point
    I believe if I remember right the creator of vibrant said it will kill chaeto
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    luckily we are a village. And AEFW is acropora eating flat worms
  17. 1 point
    I have seen people taking about adding a lens to there cell phone to take better pictures. I own a turbo droid android version 6.0.1 just wondering if someone could point me in the right direction so I can dazzle you all with my photo skillz that don't exist.
  18. 1 point
    THANKS EVERYONE! I struggled through it with some help from Neptune Support.
  19. 1 point
    Oh wow I'm very interested, unfortunately I can't make it your way again until probably Friday (my car is having some recall work done) so if you have a frag or two left I'd be happy to come take then off your hands! Keep me in mind please Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G360AZ using Tapatalk
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    I have one available for $100. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. 1 point
    70% full moon tonight Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
  23. 1 point
    I confess I am slightly jealous! Looks gorgeous! I can't wait to see how things move along!
  24. 1 point
    Thank you Paratore! I've been lucky to keep what I have together in peace:) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. 1 point
    Dude your tank is amazing!!!! Such an incredible fish assortment, a few are definitely on my wish list! Nice work! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  26. 1 point
    Since I am new around here (also because I have to meet the 30 post mark to post in classifieds)-- wanted to say a quick hello to everyone. I am in the medical field and because of lots and lots of training, I have moved around a bit in the last 10 years. I am originally from MN and was actively involved in their marine society there (shout out to TCMAS-- the MN version of PNWMAS). I have also been a part of the Chicago as well as the Arizona reef societies (although not super active due to time restraints). In the highlight of my aquarium days I had three tanks going + bred seahorses. However, with the work load those days are sadly gone. However, I have recently had the good fortune of being able to restart a nano system. My goal is to make this the most stable system I have had yet. Well, cheers!
  27. 1 point
    Hi Robyn! Welcome! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  28. 1 point
    I am glad you didn't sell your tank. How big is your orange envy? I love mine, I also love my Disney, not quite as much as the envy but it's still a nice piece. I have 59 pieces of sps in a rimless 40 gallon tank. I think I have a problem. But they are all happy and heathy as are yours. I like your fish and lps also. Your whole system is very nice. What size is your DT and I belive you have a 40 gallon sump?
  29. 1 point
    Having used a reef keeper elite for a few years, and having a failure, I'm a big believer now in keeping it simple. The problem with a controller is that it's all on one device. My lights have their own control, my ca reactor has ph controller, heater has temp controller, and everything else is simply plugged in. That way any one failure doesn't shut down my whole system. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  30. 1 point
    Bump still available. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I'd be interested in 1 of each I could pick up today around 3:30. I'll pm my phone number
  33. 1 point
    Thank you everyone for your replies! I'll start treating right away! Sent from my SM-G920T1 using Tapatalk
  34. 1 point
    It may surprise you that in addition to schooling, women can also paint. The art in your original post is by Josephine Wall. She's a favorite of mine.
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