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ninkylou last won the day on July 16 2011

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About ninkylou

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  • Birthday 03/11/1963


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    Renton, WA
  1. How do you judge the right amount of light?

    Since you're a supporting member you can put your name on the list to borrow the PAR meter and check your lighting. Then you know what the light levels are like throughout your tank and can place corals in the approximate zone. Every coral is different. I don't always start corals on the bottom. I try my best to find out what light they were grown under and the distance from the light. It gives me an idea of what type of acclimation they will need and how I need to acclimate.
  2. Barrier Reef's 3rd Annual Frag Swap & Sale

    Going to have my new RS Reefer 250 to fill up. Have it marked on my calendar.
  3. I really appreciate the consideration to have the grand prize be available to all supporting members. Its so tough with my summer work schedule to even consider leaving town.
  4. Hello

    Hello there. I used to live in Puyallup. Live in Renton now. Welcome to the group.
  5. WTB RODI (or Rent me your unit)

    Welcome to another WA reefer. Renton here :o)
  6. Cheap live stock

    What are these? Name? I'm too far away to get but I am setting up a Seahawks pico tank. These look like they would look great in it.
  7. AI prime with mount

    DIY screen top. I bought the screening from BRS but got the clips, spline and frame from Lowe's.
  8. Dwarf cuttlefish tank

    Its like an aquatic chameleon the way it catches prey!! that's awesome.
  9. Aquatop RC24G

    I have officially replaced everything that came with this Aquatop system but the tank, sump and plumbing...Today I put in a Current eFlux DC return pump. I love the DC skimmer and everything I read said these were quiet. WOWSA no lie, its silent. The Aquatop pump I had vibrated so much it was a distraction and I hated the rough stop and start for feeding. I was nervous that I would not be able to dial this in low enough for my tank but I actually have it at about 25%. I attached a limewood airstone to the front grate and connected the airline tubing and tomorrow going to see if I can get some microscrubbing going. I have made sure everything I have purchased can be used in a bigger tank :). Only thing I will need to buy to upsize to a 50g will be a second AI Prime....I like to plan ahead LOL. My Corcea clam has been in the tank for a week or so now and seems to be doing great.
  10. Seneye Reef Monitor Experience Anyone?

    Well I redid it with the powerheads off. Made quite a difference. I ended up raising my light to 10" and changing my settings. Being a noob can be such a drag sometimes...I did, after I dropped something behind the tank and have to move things solve the mystery of my little disappearing clown. Found him, dried out on the floor. There is about a 1" gap in the back of the tank around the screen...sigh...Well at least I know the other one is not a killer.
  11. Seneye Reef Monitor Experience Anyone?

    It was just brought to my attention that I should have turned off my powerheads and flow before taking the readings. That seems so obvious after the fact. I am going to redo them in a bit. I'll post if ti changes how I set my lights
  12. Seneye Reef Monitor Experience Anyone?

    This is what I posted on the PNW facebook page a few minutes ago. After checking PAR with my new Seneye I set my single AI Prime HD for my Crocea Clam and 2 BTAs. I was really surprised at how quickly the PAR drops off. My light is 8" above my tank and clam is about 6" below the surface. I just made this change so I have no results thus far, but this gives my clam about 220 PAR and the Anemones about 175.
  13. Seneye Reef Monitor Experience Anyone?

    So I received my Seneye yesterday.. Biggest setup issue I had was getting the suction cup on...I was trying to put it on the wrong side. So today I decided to do some PAR testing and wow what a shock. My tank is 18" deep and my light is about 8" above, but the top of my rocks is probably 6" below the surface. I was really surprised that they settings I was using on my AI Prime HD was way too low. I have mostly LPS and Zoas but I have 2 BTAs and now the Crocea clam. I really wanted to be sure i had adequate lighting for those. I ended up turning up my violet, Royal and Blue way up over 100% to get 200ish PAR and 80% PUR where I was putting the clam. The nemes are sitting at about 175 PAR and 79% PUR. I was amazed at how fast the PAR drops as you move away from the center. So l placed the clam where it will get the best PAR/PUR of the tank and will wait and see how things go. So far I am glad I bought the Seneye, if only for the PAR meter. I have to wait 48hrs to get the slide it comes with soaked, then I can monitor the pH and Ammonia. It does give a calculated value for dissolved O2, which is cool.
  14. Gel filter on iphone

    what color are you using?
  15. Livestock Moving Sale

    I tried to talk a friend into taking my single Darwin clown but no go, so I will have to pass on the clowns sadly.