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Blue Z Reef

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Blue Z Reef last won the day on April 24 2016

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  1. Taste your water!

    Glad things are doing ok and Matty could take care of you. As I mentioned, we had the stomach flu that day so you really didn’t want to be around our house 🤢. Also I’m in Camas now so might be slightly farther than my old house was. you don’t keep salt on hand anymore? Just buying pre mix?
  2. Heater broke, tank crashed

    I’m still running the Jager with no issues since it was put into service. I had to buy a second one for my QT tank while the display was “re-cycling.” They are available at PetSmart (not PetCo). Overall happy with it and everything has been back in the display for a month or so. I will say that, as with most heaters, a controller is necessary as they don’t hit anywhere close to the numbers on the dial (only observed due to QT not being on my RK).
  3. Breaking down 120 gallon tank

    Free bump for Tommy! He has some quality livestock and ridiculous cheap prices! That blue hippo tang is super healthy and a steal at $25! Wish I had the space. Thanks for the corals! 👍
  4. Anyone know what these are?

    Just remove the rics and put on a clean rock or have them re-attach to some rubble in a low flow area/Tupperware.
  5. Anyone know what these are?

    From someone who “lost” the battle to those little demon spawns, I’d HIGHLY advise removing the rock and killing them external to the tank with a torch. All the methods mentioned can work but not as well as removal and obliteration by fire! Once they start multiplying it’s hard to get a handle on them. I even bought a high powered laser to melt them with and it worked best but you have to continually hit them with it so they don’t have time to recover. buying live rock is good for beneficial bacteria but not ideal for pests like Majanos.
  6. setting back up the nano

    Rapidled was selling retrofits a lot around that timeframe, may check them out and see if it’s one of theirs.
  7. What headunit do you have? Elite or Standard? On my Archon unit there is a way to set “night time” parameters and have things turn off at night separate from it’s primary program. I’m forgetting if this could be done in the standard head units or if it was newer software they came up with as part of the Archon programming. Are you programming with MyReef?
  8. Who bit my fish

    If I had to guess, they’d be in this order: 6 line lobster emerald clowns 6 lines are mean fish, usually only to wrasses but wouldn’t surprise me.
  9. Water flow?

    I’d go with larger pumps. I have both Koralia Nanos 240 and 425. They are barely enough flow for my 20L hospital tank. With a 93gal cube you should be looking for larger pumps. Another reason why so many use controllable pumps like Vortechs is so the flow can vary and you can still have it peak and keep things stirred up everywhere but it also backs off and doesn’t blast things 24/7 like a single speed pump would. Cubes are kind of hard for flow since they are square and you don’t want to get something too powerful that would work better throwing farther in a long tank. Maybe look into a maxspect gyre, you can mount them vertically and create some nice flow patterns in a cube. I had one in my 45 gal cube and liked it a lot.
  10. Opae ula vase

    Yet another peculiar but awesome tank by Jack! Curious to see how this does, would love one on my desk at work! btw, every time I go to Ikea and see all the vases I think to myself “Jack would make a tank out of that I bet!”
  11. Blue led strip

    SBreef lights makes a strip light also. https://sbreeflights.com/sbar-supplimental-lights/18-sbar-supplemental-5050-bar-lights.html#/5-sbar_sizing-36
  12. Heater broke, tank crashed

    Right now everything is doing ok in the 20L I setup. The cube is cycling with the help of Aquaforest BioS. Currently looking gross with brown algae. After that calms a bit I've got the Triton Detox to run as a precaution as I am reusing my rock work. Reef Octopus had a similar titanium heater without controller I was considering but feel good about the Jager despite being glass. I do use my RK to control temps so it is a viable option.
  13. DIY Calcium Reactor Peristaltic Pump Prototype - $50

    Oh snap! Glad you did this! I had this pump saved in my eBay favs for future experiments. looking at the pump head...any chance you think 2 could be linked together for a stenner style dual head auto water change pump? You don't have any pics of the head removed? As you were mentioning, changing to a stepper would be cool too, would be interested to see the input shaft/pump head interface. keep on DIYing Jeremy!
  14. Heater broke, tank crashed

    I'm not sure my livestock got shocked too bad, I had my hands in the tank and sump prior to discovering the heater was broke and didn't get shocked at all. It wasn't until I touched the actual heater where it was broken (on accident of course) that I got shocked. Currently my survivors are in a hospital tank for the time being. My tank is drained completely, everything cleaned with vinegar, and now in the process of filling to restart the cycle again. as I precaution I plan on running Triton Detox for good measure in case any metals are present still. Hopefully everyone will be happy in the hospital tank for a month or so while things level out in the main tank again. Fortunately I had an extra light, powerhead, new heater, and aquaclear to run some carbon in. No skimmer on that tank. Jeremy, I will take you up on some frags in a while when things are back to normal again
  15. Heater broke, tank crashed

    It's a hard thing to test for without sending it in for Triton testing. I figure it's best to just restart it again.