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    If you're a Pacific Northwest Marine Aquarium Society member and haven't shopped with MD before, please stop by, give us a try, and save 10% on your first order!* Use coupon code PNWMAS https://www.marinedepot.com/ *Excludes items that are out of stock, drop shipped, already on sale, or prohibited by MAP restrictions. Offer ends 1/31/18.
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    Terry and Tewsley have done a great job getting the shop back up and going since Woody passed away.
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    Thanks Karen for giving Beach elementary the opportunity to have a reef tank. We met at the school this Monday and the tank was up and running in a snap. Karen fixed my sloppy rockscaping and the tank looks amazing. We need a couple of items so far: an outlet timer, a fully submersible heater suitable for a 20 gallon tank. After cycling, having a couple of fish and softies would be a dream for the kids at Beach. Thanks! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    Skimmer, Tank, & Sump Pairings You'll ❤ Keep water clean and look great doing it!
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    Congrats! Need a couple gyres?
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    Who are you? :-). You need to setup your tank so I can sell you highend SPS :-)
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    Hey Guys, After having an awesome Custom Built-in 60G Seahorse Tank I'm ready for a large tank where I can house more than just a few soft corals and some Macro Algae that I am limited to in my current Seahorse setup. I've started this thread a bit late since I already have the design and have already purchased about 70% of equipment and materials. But first, here a picture 3 years ago building my built in tank (The first 1.5years it was a freshwater planted).Also, the tank was built as a side project why I was remodeling my house. 1st Picture Before. 2nd Freshwater Tank built into Towel Closet. 3rd. Seahorse Tank few weeks after setup. Anyway... lets back to the current business the new 75G, let me start by saying the overall goals I would like to achieve, ranked in order of personal importance. #1: Design. Probably the most important factor in any tank is the design and attractiveness. (except for my 125G bass tank in the garage I could care less about that sucker). Not only do I want healthy colorful livestock but I want an aquascape to lay the foundation of the tank and a stand that is equally appealing and adds "beauty points" to the overall display" #2: Ecosystem / Equipment / Health. Basically, I want my tank to be able to house a variety of fish corals and maybe a few clams healthy. However, I also want it to be balanced with the second #2 below. #2: Cost Decided to tie this with the category above because I didn't want to look like a monster for putting costs in front of all my future livestock, HOWEVER, I'm not about to starve so my future tang has a better standard of living than myself. Basically, I want a nice looking tank but am also operating on a budget as a college student. I hope at the end this tank will be the best bang for my buck. #3: Maintenance Everything about my Seahorse tank is a lot of maintenance. Everything from the shape of the tank (36x20x18) down to the horses themselves makes it a fairly time-consuming tank, my hope for my 75G will be to have a low maintenance system. Maybe not the "Ultra Low Maintenance" systems the BRS crews are building but still lower than average. On the left is a brief sketch of the end goal tank design and the sump. Sorry I didn't have 10 hours to spend building a 3D model on Autodesk. Some people are in college and cont have time for that. Anyway it's not in scale or anything so the tank looks small and stand looks bulky, that won't be the case. However, it does a good job of showing my stand goals. Each "line" in the sketch represents a seem in the wood. Panels marked with a C will be able to open. All of the cabinets will be European style with hidden hinges so that stand has a modern clean look that I really love. Similar concept to the red sea systems. As you may have guessed my overflow and return plumbing will be on the left side of the tank, so the tank will be able to sit flat against the wall. But also could be used as a peninsula tank in the future. Currently, I don't have a place for a peninsula tank so I will not bother on finishing and polishing the back, however, I'll throw in a quick backer board so no light leaks out the sump and will allow me to have the option of building it into a peninsula down the road. The stand will be built in 2 structural pieces. The bottom/ left side will be a single piece. You will be able to slide the tank in from the right and nudge it against the left side 2x2 supports. Then the hood that will be built similar to most hoods in that it sits on the frame of the aquarium. One key point is that the hood will slide in from the right and lock with the main structure via the roof will be a single piece of plywood all the way across. So that will fit inside the walls of the left side and should make a seamless finish, that's strong, and will easily be taken apart in the future. Let's briefly talk sumps. I'm using a 40G Petco breeder as a cheap sump I will be installing some ABS dividers from Tap Plastics. Almost ordered some cool semi clean neon acrylic green dividers but honestly, ABS is 1/2 the cost and will block 100% of the light between the chambers. Anyway, Im using a Bean & Animal overflow design that will go directly into the sump. Literally directly since the sump will sit in the left corner of the stand that means since its offset the overflow pipes are a straight shot into the sump. The refugium is going to be roughly 15 gallons which will be 20% of MD. I'm planning on using the triton method. Everything else is pretty standard, one thing I am doing is building an in-sump small 10"x10" frag tank/nursery. It will be plumbed attached to the main return pipe so I can regulate flow but also would technically be its own little system in you close the pipe. Again part of the reason is just to have a little frag tank, but also I would like to try out raising a baby clam (2" ish). A friend has a fair amount of success with baby clams by placing them in separate chambers then the main display a few times a weak with the water full of phyto allowing them to eat a lot of phyto. This is my approach on that concept basically during normal hours of operation its apart of the main display water volume, but maybe for an hour, I can turn off the valve and poor in some phyto allowing him to eat. Any clam experts out there? Am I crazy? I'll talk more about equipment later, for now, I will through up a few more pictures of some stuff I have laying around the house ready to go. #1: Plumbing! #2: Overflow #3: 75LB MarcoRocks
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    The teal frags are sold, but I could make a few more if anyone is interested. The green stag is still available for $10, and the green and purple tipped tort for $15. Looks like a miyagi tort but a deeper green.
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    As Melev posted on fb, do something now. https://www.reef2rainforest.com/2018/01/25/pijac-alert-hawaii-sb2003-to-end-aquarium-fishery/ I followed the steps, it was simple. Not here to debate it, just to give people a chance to fight back if they don't agree with the ban, especially the ban becoming permanent.
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    It is with great pleasure I welcome Marine Depot as out newest sponsor! I am sure many of you are familiar with them and they are a great online resource for all of your dry goods. I have ordered Brightwell products , as well as frag plugs and their prices are reasonable with free shipping !! Thanks for your support of our local club!
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    Will do! No plans to part ways, but not ready to fill up yet. Good candidate for a loaner for a friend
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    I recommend spending 50 bucks more and getting the ocean revives. Programmable and proven time and time again over many members tanks to grow coral. Worth considering anyways, good luck!
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    Sending you a message Ron Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I would agree . Terry has done a lot of reading and there are usually some gems you can find there at a good price.
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    you interested in helping move this tank again? this time it won't be able to slide down the steps...
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    wow, thanks everyone for the offers but i'm going to take ocboat up on his offer since he's so close to me.
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    Good to hear they have a few of my dollars already and sure I will spend more.......................
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    I couldn’t see it now being rodi. Terry is super cool and knowledgeable and has good prices on awesome peices!
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    About Marine Depot We are a fast growing online aquarium supply company located in Garden Grove, CA. We’re looking for smart, creative people who will give 100 percent. Ideal candidates must be dedicated, detail-oriented team players that will thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume e-commerce work environment. The office atmosphere here is casual and collaborative. We have regular company pot lucks, celebrate Take Your Dog To Work Day EVERY DAY and have a great benefits package that includes discounts on aquarium and pet products. Although it is not a prerequisite to working with us, most of our employees are pet/aquarium owners. We love what we do! About The Position We are looking for a Customer and Technical Support Representative to join our team. You will be the front-line of our company and engage with customers on a daily basis via phone, email, live chat, and social media. Your job is to make customers happy by resolving problems and providing accurate information in a professional and timely manner. You'll answer all manner of hobby-related questions and teach customers how to properly use the products we carry. You'll also answer questions about order status, order tracking, returns and site navigation in a prompt and courteous manner. We offer paid training, flexible scheduling (great for students!), and an excellent healthcare package. Qualified Candidates Should Possess: Excellent verbal and written communication skills An outgoing, positive attitude about providing superior customer service Experience working in a problem-solving capacity Multi-tasking capabilities Computer literacy Ability to share your knowledge Saltwater reef and fish experience and/or willingness to learn about the hobby Duties and Responsibilities: Assist customers with a positive shopping experience Works well in a team environment Work with the Customer Satisfaction Index to benchmark and improve our service execution Respond to and resolve customer issues with urgency Ensure implementation and development of the Family Friendly Concept Assume responsibility for projects and tasks as they occur Location You can work in the office at our Garden Grove, CA headquarters or remotely from your home. Contact Us If you’re interested in joining our team, please email your resume to hr-csr@marinedepot.com for consideration.
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    Thank you for the very warm welcome, everyone!
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    Very excited to see everyone and chat reef!
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    New one that has been growing out.... the Banana Rama!
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