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Everything posted by sschering

  1. I have 2 tanks for sale.. One is a 30 gal with stand. $30 The other is a 46 gal bow front.. No stand.. $20 Both located in Eugene but I travel to Salem every week day. Happy to trade for dry rock, new sand, a HOB overflow, skimmer
  2. WTB: Overflow box

    I'm looking for a HOB overflow box that can handle a 90gal setup so something in the 900 gal/hr range. with dual drains. Anything located in Eugene, Albany or Salem would be great. Thanks
  3. The Goodwill 14 Gal Biocube.

    Just a warning.. a $12 tank will never be a bargain.. I knew I was on a slippery slope when I found the tank at Goodwill. The poor little biocube was stripped of all it's pumps and lights but I brought it home anyway. After a lot of reading I made my first orders of parts. Nanobox Retro Plus M light kit Jebao PP-4 Cobalt MJ900 (return pump) Hydor Koralia Nano 425 (for the mix bucket) Fluval 50w heater Refractometer 20# CaribSea Live sand 10# dry rocks The nano box retro kit arrived about a week later All mounted up DIY splash shield from Acrylic and foam board The return parts were MIA so I drilled it for a loc-line Done with the PP-4 in place on the other side Another trip to Goodwill scored a small cabinet to put it on Not much life just yet more to come
  4. Looking to cure a butt load of live rock? this is just the thing to do it in. We used this as a planted pond for the last year. Asking $150 Stock Tank, Capacity : 300 gal. Outside Length : 63-1/4 Outside Width : 69" Outside Height : 25" 1.5" bulkhead
  5. WTS: Rubbermaid 300 Gallon stock tank

    Still have it if anyone is interested. I'ts going on Craigs List I also have a 46 bow I'd sell for $40
  6. Angry Cespitularia

    I was hoping if anyone has some ideas why my Cespitularia has been upset with the world the the last week. It used to open up and extend well but over the last week it's been all shrunk up with it's fists clenched in rage all the time. Water is good. PH 8.2 , Amonia &Nitrite 0, Nitrate 5, alk 8 Calcium 380 I moved it to my wife's tank yesterday thinking one of its neighbors may be annoying it but it's been balled up all day. If it was something in the water you would think the Xenia would be upset too but it's pulsing away like always.
  7. Angry Cespitularia

    1 month update.. The cespitularia is doing great in my wife's tank. The sexy's continued their rampage pissing off everything, almost killed a head on my hammer, eat the frills off the zoas and nibbled the birds nest to death. I had enough. I couldn't catch the little monsters so I hired an assassin. I got a bicolor dottyback. It took him about 2 weeks I now have no Sexy shrimp. Everything else is thriving now..
  8. Angry Cespitularia

    Update: after moving it to my wife's tank it's shrunk to about half it's old size but is starting to regrow it's fingers again. it's also sprouting new growth all around the main trunk so I think there is hope it can recover. Best I can tell the shrimp ate off all it's fingers and left it unable to feed.
  9. Angry Cespitularia

    What changed. less food.. Nitrates were going up so I cut back. I blasted some rotifers at the shrimp tonight.. See how they like that. I could raid my wife's mysis supply if they are still hungry.
  10. Angry Cespitularia

    Right now it's at 79.8.. I cant get it to run any cooler.. I may add a fan. My wife thinks maybe the Sexy shrimp were picking on it They were always on the thing. Since it's removal something has trimmed all the fingers off one half of one the zoa polyps. Wife says she saw the sexys on it this afternoon. I wonder if I can train them to eat aptasia. I only spot feed the coral with rotifers once a week and a few pellets for the goby every few days. The tank isn't getting much food.
  11. Soon to be Reefer in Albany

    65 is one of my favorite tanks.. Great height and deep enough to do some nice aquaplaning. I've done a few 65 and 55 tanks with just a 10g tank as a sump with a tub refuge added on like this. No need to dump a lot of $$ into a sump you plant to replace anyway. The kind of soup can you choose is completely up to you but the kids did want the spaghetti ohs back shortly after this was taken.
  12. Soon to be Reefer in Albany

    I know Ron is in Albany too. If you are in the market for some used gear talk to him. He has a lot of stuff. From years of experience go with an internal overflow tank with a sump in the stand and get an Auto top off. You won't regret not having to deal with over the top siphon systems.
  13. Got aiptasia :(

    Has anyone taken on the Berghia breeding challenge? I could use a few to tame my 14 before the apps get a gang going.
  14. WTS: Rubbermaid 300 Gallon stock tank

    Just strap it to the roof I have a trailer I can haul it on but it's full of junk I need to take to the dump first.. I can't do that until Saturday.
  15. The Goodwill 14 Gal Biocube.

    Todays pics with the 100mm macro lens and on the Pentax K10 Birds nest Hammer Zoas The group Sexy Shrimp what is this? Starburst polyp?
  16. 100mm Macro tour of my nano

    Birds nest Hammer Zoas The group Sexy Shrimp Uhh I was told Goniopora but I can see that is wrong.. what is this?
  17. 100mm Macro tour of my nano

    Its a 14 gal biocube with a Nanobox retro kit. Great light.. I wish I could crank down the aperture and get more depth of field but I'm not using a great low f stop lens.
  18. 100mm Macro tour of my nano

    Yeah.. They make a maroon colored encrusting mat on the rock..
  19. The Goodwill 14 Gal Biocube.

    Today's numbers PH: 8.2 NH3/NH4: 0 N02: 0 N03: 5 DKH 7 This thing followed me home.. Not sure what I'll do with it yet.
  20. WTB Nano tank and stand

    I got a 29 with stand.. 12d x 30l x 18h comes with a grungy old topper and a broken old T12 flo light you won't want anyway but I'd let it go for $40 corner of frame is broken but it does not leak
  21. Silencer for drain

    I'd make an external Durso. Other than that you would need to drill more holes for a bean animal. Bean animal is sooo quiet..
  22. The Goodwill 14 Gal Biocube.

    Testing day.. I got a new RedSea kit to replace my 9 year old API kits. ph: 8 NH3/NH4: 0 No2: 0 No3: 10 DKH: 9
  23. The Goodwill 14 Gal Biocube.

    Dang. I found another Biocube 14 today for $9 at St Vinnies but the back glass was cracked so I didn't take it. They also had a 40g bow front for $49. Not a fan of the bow tanks though.