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    Hey TalorHardy, I didn't see you at the last meet. I brought a nice piece of tierra del fuego and the upscales microlados for our trade but I did not see a name tag in the crowd and the people I asked where not sure either. I presume you are attending this meet, maybe we can work something out for that a tenuis frag and another acro? When at a PNWMAS meeting you can usually spot me pretty easily. I am the old red skin, with odd hair, and no fashion sense. I will make sure to have my name tag visible this time around too.
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    Got around to drilling the tank today! The Reef Synergy is a slick overflow! Can’t wait to put it all together and get water running through it. Also some eye candy from the frag tanks! Lots of goodies waiting for this tank to be ready! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Here's a blue shot of the seahorse tank. Gorgonians and ricordeas are going wild!
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    I would definitely seek advice from Andy. He is a wealth of knowledge with tried and true practices and is always willing to take the time to share what he learns. The custom LED lighting he did on his Red Sea tank is the closest match I have ever found to my T5s.
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    If I'm running late for work...
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    If I'm watching the tank then it's...
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    Depends on my mood but right now it's stuff like this.
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    Here’s another from my youth.
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    Try following Golden Basket. If you go to Golden Basket and hit follow at the bottom it will alert you with a new post.
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    Time for a reset on the Red Sea SPS tanks! The Bali green slimers had grown out of their space, and I had some mushrooms growing over everything. I can't wait to start over with new rock work. Now that's a bucket full of slimer! Thanks a bunch for your help with the breakdown, @badxgillen!
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    The line snail is very exciting, but this kid can’t wait for some fish. Thank you.
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    As requested, a thread starter for a Frag Swap at our February 2018 Meeting at Stylaster's, I used my own previous template, so if it looks familiar...It is. Being a meet and greet type of gathering it seems like it would be a good time to get the old coral trades going on. If you would like, you can do your trading on the fly by just bringing by a few pieces and hoping that some one will have a desirable coral you want...Or better yet, you can post up what you have to trade and work out a preemptive exchange here on the forums, that method always works best for me. You can feel free to use this thread to post your trade-ables in or start a thread of your own. But First, let me get you some of Bert's basis tips for success here. 1.) make an attempt to have a fragment of reasonable size and health and try and get things cut and ready a few days to a week ahead of time to have the wounds healed up for the exchange. And double/triple check for pest invertebrates or algaes before sending your corals out, we try to keep invasives to a minimum here...And once you get your frags home, just in case, always acclimate the specimens then dip the corals before you put them into your personal aquarium. QT Aquariums are best but good old Revive, Coral RX, Melafix, Iodine, or Bayer will do much better at prevention than nothing. 2.) Try to package your corals appropriately. This can mean not putting a spiny coral like birds nest into a thin dollar store bag or not utilizing insulation on an extended cold or warm trip. Try a small cooler or Styrofoam. If you can't find either of these and the destination is a long distance, keep the vehicle air conditioned or heated appropriately. As far as packaging goes you can double bag and use thicker mil plastics, or something else like a Tupperware or specimen container. I have even used washed out yogurt or cottage cheese containers that stack well inside the coolers. Just use something that will work, nothing like losing a nice and colorful animal because the bag got too cold and leaked all the water out on the way home. 3.)Do your best to be courteous and fair to one another by not take advantage of each others ignorance or generosity. These are people of all levels in the hobby so give them the benefit of your knowledge and experience instead of the cold shoulder. And speaking of generosity, that giving nature has always been smiled upon here at PNWMAS and pay it forward tends comes back around these parts. Well, the meeting is closing in fast, less than two weeks yeah. So Let's see em folks, Whatcha Got!? Corals that is! Personally I have a ton of things I can cut if someone wants to ask for a general type of coral. For now here is a picture of some sweet zoas I have to cut before they attach to something they shouldn't. And I will add some things here once I can go and grab some pictures that don't suck.
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    Actually, had to make a 2018 picture of the month folder. Keep up the great photos! Best, Miles
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    Hey all, I've finally begun some much needed rearranging in my tank. Step one was breaking off a massive rainbow tort colony that was at least a square foot. I've never really liked the growth structure and it's placement in my tank was too high so the colors were never as good as they could be. Pieces that broke off actually grew on the substrate and looked way better. A nice green base with blue tips. The colony itself was more faded, with less of a green base. Here's a few quick phone shots of a piece on my substrate, plus the colony pieces in the sump. I could give you as much as you want. Currently my sump is full of 6-8 pieces. Let me know! They'll probably last a couple days in the sump with the refugium light, but who knows? I'll be free from 10:30 until about kickoff today. Tomorrow and Tuesday, late in the evening (after 8). I live in Scappoose. Picture taken under 14k: Picture taken under daylight colors:
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    I have a few different sizes I’ll take a picture and post it here soon Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Let me know when you wanna come over. Like I said, I'm free before the game if you're available. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
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    I would like a frag please. I could hold one for optimusprime and take to the meeting
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    Recent pickup from TPA meeting. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
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    Bargain Frags Under $25 100% WYSIWYG Great Deals! See them here: https://www.pacificeastaquaculture.com/prodList.asp?idcategory=57&pMaxItemsPerPage=1000
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    New Bargain Frags Under $25 WYSIWYG Great Deals Find them here: https://www.pacificeastaquaculture.com/prodList.asp?idcategory=57&pMaxItemsPerPage=1000
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    Speaking of masterpieces...
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    Ok, I got one more. This is another top five for me:
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    My brothers dragged me to a show when I was like 10
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    top five favorite song Full album starting with the above song if you feel so inclined:
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    Sounds like a plan, thanks.
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    Wow - those colonies went crazy in there. Obviously a very healthy tank! Good luck with the reboot Andy - looking forward to seeing what you do.
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    I was just checking these out online... pretty sweet little power heads. I like the adjustable directionality compared to some of the other options. If I wasn't already set up I would definitely consider these. GLWS
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    It was great to meet you today and hope to see you at a meeting soon. Thanks for the super healthy coral! I'm sure you'll fill the space up quickly! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    New additions in the last two weeks. Got a leather, Lawnmower Blenny, Green star polyps, and a brain coral. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
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    Looks like you have nailed the fine details of this hobby Andy, the tank speaks for itself. Nice work!
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    Wow! That's a whole lotta rock!
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    One radion gen4 pro with diffuser will do the trick! Good luck and Happy bday!
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    I do agree with creating an auction sub (as long as it's not a pain in the backside).... I think it would get a good amount of use! That and I would hate to discourage the auctions that Rudy does on those beautiful pieces he has! Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
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    Not so much a topic but has the club ever done or thought about throwing an aquarium garage sale? I know a lot of us have a lots of extra stuff that would nice to get rid of. Plus score browning point with the spouse. Another idea that would cool is have a panel of experts (like the ones at the Christmas party that was able to complete those advanced trivia sheets). Then allow us to ask them specific questions about our own systems. We could limit the # of questions per person on the # of folks attending.
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    Today I started on the light. I wanted a T5/LED combo. Plan is to run the LEDs for most of the day with the T5s on for only a few hours to provide color/growth. I love the shimmer/pop with LEDs but you can’t beat the growth and color of T5s. Plan was to buy an aquatic Life Hybrid fixture but I hate spending money. So I decided to DIY it. I grabbed my old 8bulb off brand T5 and started playing doctor. Keep in mind I know the basics of electricity and that’s it! Underneath the reflectors was nothing lol. These fixtures are pretty simple, I was surprised! Started cutting things up and reattaching then to a 1/2” piece of plywood. Attached some wires here, a couple there and boom we have light!!! Not gonna lie, I was super surprised when the light turned on [emoji23] Attach the other set of reflectors, some more wires and this is the final product. Plan was to place radions down the middle but there isn’t enough space... gonna go with Hydra 26Hds instead she may not be pretty but it will work and I saved a few hundred bucks! Oh and it’s either going in a floating canopy or a full canopy so it will be hidden Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk