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Blue Z Reef

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  1. Blue Z Reef

    Anyone? Beuller... Beuller...

    Precautions: don’t torch around other corals, especially zoas (read on palytoxin). It doesn’t take a lot to kill them, likely a quick second or two of flames. Interesting idea I’ve never tried would be to put an ice cube on them quickly after you torch them. Most living organisms can not survive rapid temperature changes like that (it’s a sterilization method)...just an idea, haven’t tried it yet. The torch itself will do the job though!
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    Anyone? Beuller... Beuller...

    I have one, they do work, but it depends on the severity of how many you have, how easy they are to laser (repeatedly), and if there are other methods. IMO, aptasia are easy to kill, majanos are not (which is what I originally purchased the laser for). I’ve had luck in the past with 5 peppermint shrimp, less didn’t seem to have effect but 5 was the sweet spot (in a 90 gal tank at the time). I always tell people that if you have the option to remove the piece with them on it and use a torch or razor blade them off and clean area with hydrogen peroxide, you will likely have better results. Id let you borrow it but I’m in Camas...I prefer local loaners LOL
  3. Blue Z Reef

    Estate sale in Vancouver

    Oh and they take cards also since it’s a company doing the sale
  4. Blue Z Reef

    Estate sale in Vancouver

    Scored some sweet deals there! still a lot left, all the UV sterilizers you see are 10 for the generic ones and 20 for the turbo twist. Since it’s a company, the guy kind of looks stuff up and cuts the price new in half and a little. Some nice bubble magus dosing containers, lots of odd overflows/hob skimmer/fuge setups. I saw an icecap chilling probe setup also, kind of neat for nano guys. Phosban reactor was $15 IIRC. A few reefers were looking through but not too many yet.
  5. Blue Z Reef

    Estate sale in Vancouver

    Oh no! Not again!
  6. Blue Z Reef

    Is this Bryopsis?

    I’d do the fluconozole treatment, I’ve had good luck with it. I suppose I have had similar issues with it coming back but it’s always way less and as mentioned, only after several months. I think the issue with it that some people noticed was that the light seems to kill it during the treatment and shaded areas are less affected. As with every pest in this hobby, they always come back without complete irradiation. As always though, if the frag is the only spot with it, remove and dip or discard. I think I see it elsewhere so I’d still do the flucos. It’s one of the easiest, lowest impact reef treatments I’ve done.
  7. Blue Z Reef

    A review of aquascape fix

    Awesome it worked so well for you. I have seen this stuff before but didn’t realize FM was doing their own version of it. A bit more “budget friendly” type is Polydoh: Polydoh moldable plastic 16oz tub (natural) [polymorph, plastimake] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZUZ2DR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_qeeIBbYJN7NFZ i used epoxy last time and can relate to the issues you described, have this saved in my amazon cart if I ever decide to do some rescaping or upgrade 😁
  8. Blue Z Reef

    Need advice on adding my first clam

    My only advice is don’t ever get a sand sifting goby. Those dumb fish will burry your clam every time you look away! 😡
  9. Blue Z Reef

    15 minutes - bye bye corraline

    What about using a tunze or flipper max with the acrylic blade? I love my flipper on my glass, I know acrylic can be a pain. Looks good 👍
  10. Blue Z Reef

    Out-of-hobby garage sale - Saturday July 14

    Hahaha I had a feeling it was something you wanted that started it! my buddy got the refractometer he was after but was joking texting me about the 4 people waiting in the driveway before he opened at 9 LOL He said it was like the Purge...so I made this hahaha
  11. Blue Z Reef

    Planned power outage

    These are good for backup and keeping the O2 levels up.
  12. Blue Z Reef

    Out-of-hobby garage sale - Saturday July 14

    Are you holding anything or is it first come first serve? id be interested in the following (helping a friend get everything he needs): Milwaukee digital refractometer - $60 All Dry rock 55 gal drum filter socks all test kits
  13. Blue Z Reef

    WTB ReefKeeper modules

    Found one, thanks!
  14. Blue Z Reef

    WTB ReefKeeper modules

    I am in search of a SL1, SL2, or SLX module. For some reason my extra SL1 bricked itself 😱 trying to put a system together for my friend. Thanks in advance!
  15. Blue Z Reef

    FS: 60 gal cube drilled, sump, skimmer, return pump..

    Yes, my buddy picked it up