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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. 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.
  3. 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...
  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. Share your I'm a true reefer family moment

    Our cars outside too
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. Two reefer one house issues

  10. Two reefer one house issues

    It's hard
  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

    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
  14. Need Id

    New pic added. Any ideas
  15. Finally cleaned out the garage sale :)

    Do you still have some of this stuff?
  16. Hydor 705 skimmer

    How many gAllons do they do?
  17. Here goes nothing

    I work for the original top fathom owner from like 25 years ago before he sold his business. He gave me a while ago before my move a original top fathom skimmer. Not like the ones they make now. But an original. I've been cleaning up my garage and final found the collection cup. So here goes nothing. Tomorrow I buy pcv pipe and set it up externally. For the last 2 years my 120 display was running strictly on rocks in my 55 sump for filtration. Its about time. The pump it will be running will be a ocean runner ot2500. Also the older model. Wish me luck.. i honest to god never ran one externally before. Im just not willing to get rid of live rock to put it in my sump. That and if i moved rock ontop of itself id have to fill my sump more. And i like the idea if electric goes out my house doesn't flood. That sump can take the water. Fingered crossed. I've seen them running before. I know they have to be adjusted just right, but when they are they are the best..
  18. internal or external skimmer

    My dad has external and his sits in a Rubbermaid container on the floor. I've also seen people mount them externally above the sump. So it's above just in case but not in the tank.
  19. Is there too much cleaning?

    Normally I'm a every few weeks to once a month water changer. My tank has been set up for two years and is tested regularly and healthy and happy. But lately I've been sanding out scratched so I've been doing 10 gallon water change every few day to help get the sanding debris out of my tank. My display is 120 Gallons, and my Sump filled part way aprox. 30 gallon. Im on sanding day 5.. slow but comming nicely. Anyway all of a sudden I'm getting brown algae out of no where. I always had a little on my tank walls when I magged scrapped, but non anywhere else. Now it's on my sand and rocks. Am i changing out too much water?
  20. Is there too much cleaning?

    I'm in Springfield. Area is low. But I also am using rodi water... maybe I'll test though. Maybe time for new filters in it..
  21. Save the date! April 15

    I hear there might be another reef store in eugene soon.. maybe we can get them to join the forum and have some meetings there.. then I could go... or maybe sometime the fish store in springfield might house a meeting. Sean is a good place to go for fish.. great prices.. I cant wait till he gets his reef section up and running...
  22. Save the date! April 15

    Wish there were meeting down in My area more.. I can't travel anymore.. I'm in springfield.
  23. All koi have new home.gone.... So I know this is not reef related.. but there's a huge koi aquarium dropping down at this end of month. Just koi not tank equipment. Huge koi need new homes. Any one know any one who might want some.. I have two spoken for but the rest up for grabs.. they require huge aquarium or pond.. right now they are in 700 gallons.. Pick up only
  24. Not reef but koi.. big big koi

    They are quite large... bigger ones I'd say at least a foot long. At least... that's my husband standing behind the tank... Monday thru Friday I can show the tank at discretion. It's a office, so quietly. You can text me 541 514 9476.
  25. Not reef but koi.. big big koi

    So we have to have the koi out by the end of this month I believe its the 27th or the 30th that we are taking them out so you would have to pick them up by then. I'm going to get some pictures for you today I'm on my way there now. To see if you need to contact me personally so I can take you in because it is a business that they are in right now. But I have no problem doing that. go ahead and message me if you want to do that. They are first come first serve. Sharing the love... also to go into a pond that you need to be acclimated to the temperature can change in this cold weather the pond store nearby and you said. that takes 30 to an hour with them floating in a bag so they could be the same temperature that way they don't die when they go into hibernation.