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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

    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.
  9. FREE: 6-10 Gallon tanks

    Tanks gone. Thank you
  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. 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
  13. Someone PMed me right after price reduction to take it all. Sale pending at this point
  14. Prices reduced. Make offers
  15. Hydor 300 watt Inline heater

    I have some things I would like to sell since I have no tanks and now no frogs :( Located in SW Portland off Beaverton Hillsdale HWY near Alpenrose Dairy. 1) Hydor 300 watt inline heater (far left in pic) $20
  16. Hydor 300 watt Inline heater

    list updated
  17. Hydor 300 watt Inline heater

    Cord to Normal 110V outlet
  18. Hydor 300 watt Inline heater

    I haven't heard anything through PM from him. Just said he's interested.
  19. Hydor 300 watt Inline heater

    I do still have it. PM me to discuss pickup
  20. Hydor 300 watt Inline heater

    Ok. Let me know if you want it. I am in SW Portland off Beaverton Hillsdale near alpenrose dairy. I put that in the post also.
  21. Hydor 300 watt Inline heater

    Titanium heaters and feeders pending
  22. ALL SOLD Dart Frogs CHEAP!

    I am moving and I cannot take my frogs with me to my new place :( If you have ever thought about keeping darts, this is your chance to start for cheap. They are extremely easy to care for, and are NOT poisonous in captivity. All you have to do is make a fly culture every 2 weeks or so, mist every few days, and trim plants every month or 2! I have 3 setups to sell, and have priced them very cheap to hopefully find them homes quickly. 1) A 24W x 18D x 24T Exoterra with light housing a single male azureus. I am looking for $120 for the full setup and frog. This also has a decent 2x4/plywood stand painted black that comes with it. Fully planted with false bottom. 2) A 18W x 18D x 24T Exoterra with light housing a proven pair of Tinctorius Oyapock. I am looking for $140 for the setup and pair. No stand with this setup. Fully planted with false bottom. 3) A 54 gallon acrylic corner tank with 4 unknown sex leucomelas. I have heard calling frequently. This tank has a stand and hood, a little rough but they work, painted black and light. Also comes with a mistking setup (automated mister) with 3 nozzles already plumbed in. Im asking $160 for the setup. Fully planted with false bottom. These are all for local pickup in Portland OR. Not willing to ship. I may be able to deliver if you are fairly close to PDX. I also don't want to break things up since I need to get rid of the setups also before the move, and think I have priced things in a way that if you want frogs you could easily make money selling the setup yourself. Unfortunately I just don't have the time. These frogs have all been with me for a few years. I am not sure of their origins as I have purchased them from breeder friends and wasn't interested in that so much. Purchasers will also receive a fruit fly (melanogaster) culture, some fruit fly media to make more, and a box full of excelsior to keep them going. Let me know if you have any questions.
  23. ALL SOLD Dart Frogs CHEAP!

  24. Refractometer

    still looking?
  25. ALL SOLD Dart Frogs CHEAP!

    all frogs pending but still willing to take backups in case something falls through. Thanks!