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  1. steelhead77

    180 gallon full set-up for sale

    If anybody is on the fence about the price, please hit me up with a pm or text and make me an offer. I am eager to sell. Someone could piece this out and easily get 3X more for the equipment and rock than I am asking for it. For those that are asking for individual anemones or fish, I cannot remove any right now, the nems are fully embedded in the rock and I would rather not stir stuff up by removing rocks just to get one or two out.
  2. steelhead77

    180 gallon full set-up for sale

    All of them for $1000.00. Plus I'll throw in a free tank.
  3. steelhead77

    180 gallon full set-up for sale

    Thanks Kim. Even though it was a struggle at times, the tank has been pretty stable for about 3 years. I still love the hobby, I've just moved on to other hobbies and want to do more traveling. Hopefully someone can take the whole thing off my hands. -Scott
  4. Hi all, Sadly, It's time to get out of the hobby. So, I have a 180 gallon full set-up for sale. I realize that this will be difficult, but I would really like to sell the whole thing at once. I will make someone a heck of a deal if they will come and take it all away. This tank has been up since January 2010. A couple years ago something went thru my tank and several of my larger fish developed HLLE. They don't look so good, but they are healthy now and have been going strong for several years since it happened. I lost most of my corals a few years back as well, but what has survived is doing very well. Here's what I have: Equipment: 180 All Glass tank with corner overflows Custom furniture quality, heavy duty stand and canopy 40g breeder sump, custom built Aqua C EV240 Skimmer w/ a Mag 24 pump and overflow container Pacific Coast 1/2hp Chiller Calcium reactor with CO2 tank, regulator and PH Controller ReefKeeper Lite Controller 2 LED light fixtures and 1 MH fixture - These will need to be replaced All water change equipment - Containers, pumps, heaters, etc. Tons of ancillary equipment - too much to remember or list Livestock: 2 Percula Clownfish 2 Pink Skunk Clownfish 1 Purple Tang 1 Chocolate Tang 1 Sailfin Tang - Healthy, but cosmetically affected by the HLLE 1 OSFF Rabbit Fish - Healthy, but cosmetically affected by the HLLE Currently about 12 RBTA's - They seem to do very well in my tank, I've had as many as 30 at one point. Currently about 6-8 GBTA's - They also seem to do very well in my tank Tons of mushrooms, Kenya Trees, a couple large Leathers, lots of GSP 200+ pounds of live rock Who knows what else might be living in there. I realize that I would be better off parting this out, but, at this point in time, I don't want the hassle. I would like to sell this to someone as a whole deal. I am mostly concerned about my fish. As we know, they do become our pets and I would like them to go to a good home. All my fish have lived peacefully together since the beginning, more than 7 years ago, and I would like to keep them together if possible. While the larger fish don't look so great, but are otherwise healthy, both sets of clownfish are pretty close to show quality and they all live harmoniously together. $1000.00 for everything listed and more. I don't frequent this forum much anymore, so a phone call or text is the best way to reach me if interested. Thanks, Scott 541-990-1559 (Albany)
  5. steelhead77

    Wtb 5' x 18" glass tank.

    Hey Mike, It's not quite what you're looking for, but I got a 6' 24" 180 gallon full set up. Stand, canopy, 40 gal breeder sump, AquaC EV 240 skimmer, calc reactor w/tank, LED's, 1/2 hp chiller and a controller. It's full of 200+ lbs of live rock, dozens of RBTA's and GBTA's and tons of other livestock. Just about every thing. It's been set up since January 2010. I hate to break it down, but I want to get out of the hobby. $1500.00. -Scott
  6. steelhead77

    Coral WARS who wins in this scenerio ??

    That's an easy one...The more expensive coral always loses in every scenario.
  7. Wow! There's a lot of mis information in this one thread. First, nems don't need clean water. Miine have thrived in water that has nitrates up to 80 and above. Second, DO NOT FEED THEM!!!! Think about these things in the wild. No one is coming by and cramming a fish down their gullets. They are not hunters. They are very simple creatures that, IME, are the easiest things to take care of in your tank. I NEVER directly feed the 14 or 15 that are in my tank right now. I broadcast feed once a week, if I remember. No one knows why they sometimes shrivel up, sometimes they are expelling waste, sometimes they split, other times, who knows. As long as they are still attached to a rock, DON'T BOTHER THEM. Stop feeding them and just relax. Only if they detach and start floating around the tank should you remove them. The only nem I ever lost was a Sebae. All of my BTA's came from a single one purchased four years ago. I'll bet that within a few days to a week or so, they will be back to normal.
  8. steelhead77

    How/ if to move a clam?

    +1. Do not move the clam. Either move the FS or leave them alone. If the clam is unhappy, he will move on his own. Again, think about these creatures in the wild. Sessile creatures do not rely on us to move them if they get too close to something. Corals on the other hand, do need us to move them if they are in harms way.
  9. steelhead77

    RBTA help

    The bottom two pics do not look like a sick or otherwise unhealthy nem. RBTA'S do not attach themselves to the wall of a tank. They find a hole or a crevise in a rock and anchor the foot in there. When they do not attach to a rock and float around the tank, then you have something to worry about. Right now, I have about 12 in my tank, and have removed at least 12 more, all from one original split about three and a half years ago. They all look like yours for a while after they split. I know it's distressing the first time it happens but as long as it looks anything like what we see in the pic, do not worry about it, just leave it alone and don't mess with it, you will likely do more harm than good if you do.
  10. steelhead77

    RBTA help

    What's the problem? They both look fantastic. Don't sweat it. In the wild, you are not there to fuss and worry about it and they manage to survive just fine. Mine have spit about 30 times and they all do just fine. In fact, your "mother" probably came from one of mine at some point in the past. It'll be just fine, don't worry.
  11. steelhead77

    Torch, RBTA

    Just out of curiosity, why would you think that you could not have both in the same tank?
  12. steelhead77

    RBTA splitting ?

    It looks great! You should do nothing to help it along or ensure it lives. Within a few days both of them will be healed up and normal. I've had this happen about 12 times so far and they've all managed just fine without any interference from me.
  13. Jason, the old proprieter of The Coral Reef, once told me to smell the sand. Take a handful from several areas and smell it. If it smells like the beach, go ahead and reuse it without rinsing. If it smells like rotten eggs, either toss it or rinse it well and dry it out to kill all the bad stuff. I followed this advise during two upgrades and never lost a single piece of livestock.
  14. steelhead77

    ARO VHO Ballast

    My ARO VHO-4LX Ballast just went out. Looking for another. Thanks, Scott
  15. steelhead77

    WTT or sell ARO vho with 4 bulbs

    How much just to sell it?