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MVPaquatics last won the day on February 16 2015

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  1. Can anyone ID this crab?

    Gorilla crab? Not safe
  2. Is dKH drop linear?

    The ratio of carbonate vs bicarbonate changes with pH. Not only do corals build skeletons at different rates during day and night, but in a closed system of an aquarium, the ratio or carbonate vs bicarbonate changes during the day vs night due to pH changes that occur. Also, as corals grow, they use exponentially more and more nutrients to continue building. I think there are way to many variables to be truly linear. Google calcium bicarbonate vs carbonate pH and you can see the relationship. When I studied corals in college (it has been a few years) it wasn't really know whether corals preferred bicarb or carbonate. It wasn't clearly understood whether they took carbonate up directly or took up bicarb and used a proton pump to spit out protons to make carbonate themselves. All in all stability is key. The three are all interrelated. Fluctuation in one level effects all three. Smaller changes are better than big changes. People often shoot for a goal of maintaining say 9 or 10DKH but don't monitor pH, which is critical.
  3. Open House at Holly's - $10 frags

    Glad I don't have a tank right now because I would be broke. I want them all. Great stuff even better prices
  4. Getting scuba certified next month!

    Just do the backstroke for the 200m swim. It's the easiest haha. For treading water, there are different kicks and hand motions you can use. Circles, figure 8, sculling etc. You can also use just hands or just feet to give each a break. It's not too bad. Good luck!
  5. Stand Construction Help!

    Could it be due to the two different woods expanding and contracting differently with temperature and humidity differences?
  6. Free Banggai Cardinal once caught, tips?

    I waited til the lights went out and then blinded them with a flashlight. Easier to catch.
  7. https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/zip/6165155102.html
  8. FREE: 6-10 Gallon tanks

    Tanks gone. Thank you
  9. FREE: 6-10 Gallon tanks

    I have 6 free 10 gallon tanks. All drilled in upper corner (some right, some left), backs painted black. I will give it a day or 2 on here before I list it on Craigslist also. They are sitting outside the house I just moved from. PM me for address. Pickup at your convenience.
  10. Foran 2 with cupramine

    I would do a big water change. Add carbon for a little bit maybe 24 hrs. And then redose copper to appropriate levels using a test kit
  11. Eye candy!

    Those two last anemones were amazing! great looking stuff as usual Jeff!
  12. Someone PMed me right after price reduction to take it all. Sale pending at this point
  13. Prices reduced. Make offers
  14. Hydor 300 watt Inline heater

    list updated
  15. I am in SW Portland near alpenrose dairy I am selling my book collection. I have no idea what they are worth. I know I have to put a price so I am going to say $100obo for the lot (28 total) thats like a little over $3.50 per book. Make offers if you want certain books only I also have a dissection/propagation kit. It is nice for fragging as well as doing necropsies if you are into that. This kit was around 80-90$ from carolina biological supply when I got it. Everything is in good shape. Has a few types of scissors, forceps, scapel with like 15 baldes, etc. $20