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  1. 7 points
    Got this piece a while back, glued it to the back to the tank and totally forgot about it (large tank problem lol). Anyway, it has colored up nicely. I fragged a piece last week and was blown away with all the color combo. Just wanna share.
  2. 5 points
    This was my little sea monster.
  3. 5 points
    I had a wart skinned frog fish and it was the coolest thing I've ever kept in a tank. I would love to get another one at some point. Mine was doing great, but unfortunately got stressed out during a move and never recovered. I did a ton of research before buying one. Here's what I did. - If you order from a local store, arrange to pick it up right when it comes in. They stress easily, so making them acclimate to conditions in the store, then transferring again and acclimating to your tank at home is hard on them. - NEVER let them be exposed to air. If they swallow air, they're pretty much doomed. - They will probably only accept live food in the beginning. Some will learn to take frozen food if you have a little patience. Some are stubborn and will never take anything but live food. Either way, be prepared ahead of time. When you first get one, it might not be interested in eating for several days. - Training mine to eat frozen was easy enough, although it took 6 weeks or so to get him onto only frozen food. I bought ghost shrimp from petsmart a month ahead of buying the fish. They have basically no nutritional value, so I loaded them up with good quality food. The shrimp die pretty quickly in salt water, but if I held them by the tail with long tongs, the fish would be attracted to their movement and snatch them up. - Everything I read told me the best all around frozen food was pieces of tilapia filets. I started by holding a sliver of tilapia asking with the shrimp, and he would gulp down everything at once. Eventually, he learned to associate the tongs with food. I think he would have eaten a rock if I held it in those tongs and waved it in front of him. - Once you have them eating frozen, the hard part is over. They will actually eat themselves to death if you let them. They only need to eat something a little bigger than their eye once every 3-4 days. - Anything that can fit in their mouth, will become dinner. - They're color will change in your tank. They change color to match their environment.
  4. 3 points
    That’s a nice little tank! I don’t see the frogfish though?
  5. 2 points
    It's not eating frozen, but it it awesome. I would have brought it home with me today if I want afraid it would eat my wrasse.
  6. 2 points
    “Inappropriate reefer” on youtube has one. Watching his videos had made me want a dedicated tank to keep one. He keeps a freshwater tank for ghost shrimp to feed him. Heres a link to his how to keep video
  7. 2 points
    I still have one now in a 14 gallon. Its a Hawaiian Dwarf or something like that. I picked it up from Aaron down in Wilsonville. Cuttlefish also has one in the shop been there for at least 6 months I think. It is a black one. I pretty much just keep small chromis in the tank and also peppermint shrimp. Mine was orange but now is more of a yellow with strings on its body. Cool little fish just not very active so if your looking for something that pretty much just sits there its the perfect fish. Oh also no stinging corals as they like to sit in things. Mine lives in the rockwork but also climbs the gorgonians and macro in the tank.
  8. 2 points
    I like that lay out! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. 2 points
    I love playing with the rocks! Looking good!! Oh soon, so very soon... this will be wet!!
  10. 2 points
    Dang have not found a growler yet that will accept live rock...........................I am out
  11. 2 points
    More goodies are here! Simplicity 240 DC skimmer Two new drivers for my MP-10s (old ones broke) Energry bar for apex (fried the last one with 220v) 48” T5 retrofit kit More pics to come as I set the stuff up!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. 1 point
    Anyone have experience keeping frogfish you would like to share. Any tips are much appreciated [emoji41] Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  13. 1 point
    Looking at the betta falls tank today got me thinking. It could be fun to have a little contest to see who can set up the coolest pico tank on a budget. I've seen similar things done in other forums and it's always cool to see what people come up with. Here's what I'm thinking: -Water volume less than 5g -Budget of under 100$ for equipment. -Everybody has a month to gather equipment. Then three or so months to let the tanks grow in. -At the end, we put it up to vote and the crowd favorite wins. Anybody interested? Could be fun.
  14. 1 point
    Looking good Scott! Yeah - I saw the black one yesterday at Cuttlefish - he still seems to be doing well so am guessing he is eating frozen now (didn't ask).
  15. 1 point
    That's because its hiding in the rock basically where the chromis are. I rarely see it out but just know where to look. I will snap a pic when its out. There are a few on the forum from past shots. New computer and have no pics really.
  16. 1 point
    Look into sicce pumps !!
  17. 1 point
    Thanks! Too small to frag lol
  18. 1 point
    The one I added (who is bigger) disappeared after a day. The older one just owns the place. My mistake.
  19. 1 point
    You just have to use tiny pieces and glue them together. Like building a ship in a bottle.
  20. 1 point
    Well then, share! :p
  21. 1 point
    Big day today. Movin day (for my tank at-least). Anyway, I was able to stage the tank today, the hood isn't finished but that's no big deal, my priority is to get water in the tank then finish the hood at my leisure while it's cycling. First had to move the old 55-gallon freshwater out of the room. And then the new tank, its definitely looks bigger than I expected in this room. Oh well... priorities. Heres a shot with the unfinished hood staged on top. And then with the doors open. (Plumbing / Wire management / Electrical isn't finished) Tomorrow: -Finish Plumbing -Build hardscape -Finish Electrical / Wire management -Flood this thing.
  22. 1 point
    Not yet, trying to stabilize the system first, and do some cleanup. I'm open to offers Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  23. 1 point
    I love this but Jeremy, how did you do all this pretty work and leave your hood like that? I mean, are you building a fish room or a wind tunnel? Seriously, loving it though. New design looks much better. How are you going to secure your water reservoir on the wall up there?
  24. 1 point
    I have lots of pink, lots of purple. Would be up for a trade.
  25. 1 point
    Added table over sump for equipment, thanks @Gil&Fin Added 2 40b QT tanks under sump on right, thanks @Brian Tesch Added mini fridge. Added some cabinets on back wall (salvaged from garage tear down) Starting to think everything just might fit. Latest dream below...
  26. 1 point
    Great name sorry to hear about Clamentine. Maybe you can replace her with Clammity Jane. Love mystery wrasses too but say goodbye to your ornamental shrimp.
  27. 1 point
    I agree with Flash and River City. It will be fine but make sure if you get a beer make sure microbrew. People here in Portland get really upset with you for some reason if you don’t drink a microbrew.🤔
  28. 1 point
    Really liking this build, something like this room is the dream. What are you putting underneath the right frag tank? Depending on how tall your planning on having that tank, couldn't you put a QT tank underneath it. Perhaps putting it up against the end of the tank near the door and frame it in so you can look through a window in the stand. Or even better have it half recessed under the right frag tank and half sticking out. (Still having the cabinet framed in around everything). You could fit a 40G~ish 1.5' sticking out just below and 1.5' under the tank. Kind of a crazy idea, but if you could pull off the stacked tank look it could be pretty sweet.
  29. 1 point
    I don't have that color, but I think you might find it at All Things Aquarium @ATA Wilsonville. Erin, do you still have a piece that looks like that? I have a number of stylo frags myself--purple, bright purple, green, bright green, and rainbow. I can post pictures if anyone is interested. As you all know, my frags are $10. I need to have another Open House $10 sale soon... Maybe next weekend.
  30. 1 point
    Here area few. Reef Chemistry Calculator: http://home.comcast.net/~jdieck1/chemcalc.html DIY Calcium Carbonate Reactors: http://ozreef.org/diy_plans/alkalinity_calcium/calcium_carbonate_reactor.html http://www.melevsreef.com/dj88.html http://www.hawkfish.org/snailman/diycareactor.htm DIY Frozen Fish Food (Note: I have not tried this but it looked interesting): http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140943 How to make a simple Algae Turf Scrubber (ATS): http://www.wetwebmedia.com/algaeFilt.htm Coral Frag Propagation Tips, Techniques, & Resources: http://www.fragoutpost.com/frag-propagation The Complete Cookbook for Making Live Rock: http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/6279/RaiseCementRock.html DIY Cement Live Rock: http://home.comcast.net/~daves-reef/diy_liverock.htm PLUMBING A WATER RETURN MANIFOLD: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issues/sept2003/short.htm DIY Overflow Box: http://www.reefs.org/library/diy/diy_winner1.html DIY Rain Gutter Aquarium Hood: http://www.rcarchive.com/fish/hood/ Overflow Diagrams: http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=69372 Note: Be sure to read the entire 7 pages, especially look for the Herbie Method on page 4 or 5. It works very well (I hear more noise from water flowing over the sump baffles than anything now) and I like to keep things as simple as possible. Overdriving Fluorescent Lights: http://www.geocities.com/teeley2/overdrv1.html?200925 How does a sump work???: http://www.melevsreef.com/what_sump.html Common Fish Tank Sizes and Characteristics: http://alysta.com/books/fishtank.htm DIY Protien Skimmer: http://home.ptd.net/~reef101/skimmer.html
  31. 0 points
    If enough people are on board I wonder if we should start a thread in the competition/growout forum for this? Sounds fun but I won't, unfortunately, have time.