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talkalot82 last won the day on November 7 2010

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  1. Aquatop uv serilizer

    So I have multiple tanks ranging in multiple sizes. All reef at home. And I work for a aquarium bussiness. I know lucky huh... Anyway I get to try all sorts of new products. Non of these do I make mind you. And we aren't a store. I run the office. This is a new one for me. Aquatop uv sterilizer built into a hang on filter with surface drain. for up to 40 gallons. It's a 7w bulb. Anyway I ordered it for hubby recently set up cycling tank. Got to say day two now. It's working beautifully. Within minutes the surface had no debris on it. Great water flow. Quiet. Unlike the AquaClear I didn't have to hook up an adapter for surface drain already had one built in. Since it's cycling it's really hard to tell if it's killing algae but I have noticed that there has been a slow down, but that might just be because it's dying back as its cycling. it doesn't seem to heat up that 20 gallon which is something I worry about with that UV sterilizer it's heating up the small tank. But as of now I am liking it. Has anyone tried aquatop uv sterilizer? I myself like sumps with nothing in my tank or hanging on it. But my husband prefers them. So I normally run in lines. Never tried aquatop before. But for the price I thought why not. I always have been iffy on non main expesive brands. But anyone else try aquatop? Opinions?
  2. Share your I'm a true reefer family moment

    The ro machine needs moved out of the bath tub during winter months if you want to take a bath or shower. It connects under the sink and sits in the tub. Warmer times it runs in back yard.. funny thing is you have to walk between it all to use the toilet too. But I really like my ro water and don’t care if guest have to work around it...
  3. Share your I'm a true reefer family moment

    Our cars outside too
  4. So this is my true reefer family moment well one of many.. Yep so my husband who also has his own reef tank. We don't touch each other's tank by the way.. separate but equal. Secrets to a happy marriage 101. Well he tonight has decided to bring some of our test kits into our bed room to sleep by them. Don't know why. He just felt the need to be close to them I guess.by the way the tanks are in the garage way away from my bed room. ( this is a reefer family moment.) Picture added. Who else wants to share their moments...
  5. Two reefer one house issues

    So today I couldn’t get into the freezer. A filter and two light fixtures are on it.. not by me
  6. Two reefer one house issues

    And literally found the ammonia test kits yes all the chemicals in my wash machine. Don’t even want to know how it got there.
  7. Two reefer one house issues

  8. Hawaii knowledge

    So I just want to give people information I didn’t know till today. I just talked to Quality Marine. For those who don’t know they are a supplier of fish for stores. stores possibly in your local area. And the rep I was talking to Has told me that Hawaii Is at this time not allowing The removal of fish For environmental reasons. those who don’t know there are quite a few fish that come from Hawaii that you would see in your local stores such as the yellow tang, A lot of species of wrasse, a lot of angelfish. Just to give people a heads up on that. At this point they do not even know if it’s legal to sell these fish. just remember that when you go to your local store and they’re not getting in your fish you want. Don’t get mad at them. It might not be available. Or if you see them but their prices have gone up will you will know why.
  9. Two reefer one house issues

    It's hard
  10. Two reefer one house issues

    I went to clean my tank. (Husband recently set up a 20 gallon for himself). Today I couldn’t find buckets, test kits, hydrometer, fish net, scraper, half my hang on magnum (just half) he broke pieces and hid it, ro machine, towels and other stuff. Places I found them: freezer, on washer and dryer, hydrometer was on floor in front of his tank, kitchen sink, bathroom, behind his tank and back yard. Had to right a note for his safety. This is the third time this has happened and I just cleaned it up.
  11. Jewell Anemone

    Buyer beware.. They are hard to find. Normally like cave dwelling areas. If you get them to take in your tank. They will take over like glass anemone . I have a friends tank covered in green purple ones.
  12. Need Id

    No the tank is 5 years at least. Though about two weeks ago she switched to leds from t5s. Thats when she started witb hair algae and these. And also adding started adding fish back into her tank 4 weeks ago. . She's been without fish for over 9 months I think. She had a parasite and we had removed everything for treatment and to make sure it was dead.
  13. Need Id

    New pic added. Any ideas
  14. Need Id

    So a friend sent me A picture of her reef aquarium. Two weeks ago it was perfect. A few days ago these she said showed up. And hair algae. Same time. She has water changes every two weeks. Reef Chrystal salt and ro water. Ro machine has new filters. I can’t tell in picture what they might be. Can you? They are covering the tank. 72 gallon. With sump, skimmer, etc. tank pars as I know of as of yesterday. 77 degrees, kh7, ca500, not sure about rest of her tests. She didn’t say in pic. As of late August she did get new leds. My guess if it takes over the tank that fast not good, but I don’t know what they are. I know the hair algae of course. 262A0FB2-8A29-41F3-B524-0B5A34D8FEA9.mov
  15. Finally cleaned out the garage sale :)

    Do you still have some of this stuff?