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  1. 3 points
    As most of you know I haven't had a tank for a while but I bought a green tree python. I stopped into upscales today to see if they would have an enclosure I could convert to a house for the new baby, and of course they had everything I needed! Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
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    Long term, making your own frozen food and freezing large batches of it is rather efficient. But I would say easy to use and not too expensive are the Hikari flats I mentioned. There are certainly comparable brands with varying qualities so maybe just do a little research on what goes into certain "blends". If you don't have too many fish/tanks many people will tell you to simply bite the bullet and grab a reasonably priced higher quality frozen food mixture that accommodates the majority of tank inhabitants. I personally have a number of fish so I purchase several types of individual frozen food packs and mix them accordingly such as krill, mysis, spiralina enriched brine shrimp, "plankton", and blood worms. I also like using a good pelleted food to give them in between frozen foods. Variety is a good thing hence the popularity of the reputable frozen blends.
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    LRS is excellent. It's not super cheap- but honestly- fat, happily eating fish are healthy fish. My fish love LRS. Other than that- and on the cheap spectrum Hikari Angelfish food blend is okay. It's definitely inexpensive and my fish gulp it down.
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    I can't stress enough how easy a peristaltic pump makes running a calcium reactor. Check out this thread when you get some time.https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php%3Ft%3D2368618&ved=0ahUKEwjRq7ur_PjVAhVH_4MKHZJWDKIQFgglMAA&usg=AFQjCNHeQNN9sy8Db3BikFTmvCWlYEJY9g
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    I have a 2000 watt generator to run my tank if the power goes out. I want to run an extension cord through my crawl space about 30 feet to my back porch. What size power cord do I need?
  6. 1 point
    Hi everyone! I'm a highschool reef keeper who has been maintaining a 50 gallon reef for almost two years. I look forward to meeting you all! -Oliver
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    1 large and two babies of askrak and 3 blue rhinos! $150
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    I'm a huge fan of Rod's. There's a fish-only flat that is pretty cheap. The full reef packs are about ~$20-25 each but I've had excellent luck using it. I feed formula 1/2 pellets mixed up daily and Rod's 2x/week. Aside from the recent ich adventure, my fish have always been really fat and happy!
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    Are you planning on doing this in the middle of the day? Evening? My wife has a trip planned in Oct, so I may have to be there at least by the time the kids get home from school, but might be able to take a day off and help if you don't have enough people already.
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    Another vote for LRS. Even my pickiest fish love it.
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    Jason @OIAB makes his own special blend of frozen fish food, just $10. Hopefully that's cheap enough for you. It most certainly is for me and my fish are fat and happy, as well! HTH Sent from my Man Cave while having a cold one! [emoji41]
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    Clatskanie is really far thanks though Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J120AZ using Tapatalk
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    Thanks but I actually found one! Thanks for the Craigslist tip Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J120AZ using Tapatalk
  14. 1 point
    Very cool Randall! Travis definitely always has quite the selection of used set ups and they are a great deal ! Beautiful snake too!
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    Great looking setup Randall! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Cuttle Fish & Corals proudly announces its partnership with Saltwater Harmony to offer pre-quarantined fish. Saltwater Harmony acclimates and preventatively treats each fish for the most common diseases and parasites such as ich, velvet, and flukes. When you purchase a fish, you will receive a Quarantine Summary, which explains the procedures used, medications and dates administered, types of food given, salinity, and temperature information. Come into Cuttle Fish & Corals to see the currently available pre-quarantined fish, or order a fish to be quarantined and pick up at a later date (usually 4-6 weeks). For more information, including currently available fish, go to www.saltwaterharmony.com.
  18. 1 point
    Once the move and stress is over it will be great. Nothing beats a freshly moved tank!
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    Cuttle Fish will continue to have its amazing selection of quality fish. However, Saltwater Harmony's pre-quarantine fish are quarantined off-site in isolated tanks and then delivered to Cuttle Fish where they are held in a tank separate from the regular fish system. Right now, it is located to the right of the door if you are coming in from the parking lot. You can always look on line at www.saltwaterharmony.com to see what fish are currently available. Fish are added regularly as their quarantine period ends, or you can do a custom request which would be available in 4-6 weeks.
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    Rimless or nothing fish only jump once I love my rimless tank and will only go that rout if I ever go bigger. When cleaning I just move the magnet slowly when near the top.
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    Rimless just have that wow factor visually. Plus, it's easier to reach in to work in the tank (go diving). To clean, I turn off my return pumps which lower the water level. If I was to do it again, I would go euro brace if the top of the tank is above eye level. Also euro brace you get the peace of mind that fish will long jump out as easily as rimless. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
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    Aluminum will never rust but of exposed to steel galvanic corrosion will occur. If you use aluminum make sure any hardware you mount to it is also aluminum. If you have to use steel plasti-dip is a great option, it turns in to a rubberized coating that you can peel off in one piece if properly applied and re-sprayed.
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    Looks more like GSP or clove polyps to me. Is there a shared encrusting base? Definitely not aptasia from what I can see.
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    The biggest thing with rimless.. you make an absolute mess when you clean the glass. Water is always sloshing out Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Euro braced- I just think it's better. Stronger, less likelihood of things jumping out if you aren't running a canopy or screen top- you can set stuff down on it when doing maintenance...