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Blue Z Reef

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  1. Blue Z Reef

    Chaeto/Macro share

    I thought we should start a sticky thread for those ready to do some trimming and wouldn't mind giving it away to someone looking to start or add on to their current fuge. Given that most are wanting to do some trimming asap, please be curtious of this and try to contact and pickup quickly. I'll start, it's that time again! Variety: Chaeto and Fern Caulerpa available Amount: 1-2 baseball size amounts Location: Vancouver
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    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
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    Planned power outage

    These are good for backup and keeping the O2 levels up.
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    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
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    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!
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    WTB ReefKeeper modules

    Found one, thanks!
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    FS: 60 gal cube drilled, sump, skimmer, return pump..

    Yes, my buddy picked it up
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    503reeflands RSR 250 build

    Tank looks great! How do you like the Icecap 1k gyre?
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    FS: 60 gal cube drilled, sump, skimmer, return pump..

    Yes, forwarding this to my friend, I’ll let you know! Thanks!
  10. Found! Thanks!
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    Free 5 gallon water jugs

    FYI - You can buy lids at Winco I’d pick them up if I didn’t have my own hoard of them LOL
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    60+ tank for a new project

    In my experience, a 90 gallon was my favorite “beginner” size. Overall really stable, room to grow, equipment isn’t too crazy, etc Also, 90 gal tanks never seemed to sell for much, so there’s that too
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    looking for some worms and mini stars

    Why not start with some pods? Easy to obtain and good for the system overall. stars are cool sometimes until you turn around and what looked like 10 became 100 became 100000000000 billion. My 210 gal tank I used to vacuum up like 100 or more every time I did a major water change off the glass and within a matter of weeks, couldn’t tell I killed them off. The ones I had I never noticed eating any corals but some people have the issue so why risk it? At least with PODs you could just get a mandarin to take care of them if you felt plagued by them LOL
  14. Wait wait wait...sorry TLDR all of it but did you run an air stone in the tank constantly while doing the chemiclean dose? It won’t work right if you don’t. It was night and day when I didn’t do that during a treatment, you need it to oxidize and with the skimmer off you need a stone or two at least going full time in the display (not sump). siphon and try that. Report back
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    Lighting repair

    IIRC ReefCorner lights were just a branded black box light. From the sound of it, you likely have one of two things wrong: 1. One of the blue LEDs brunt out and the fixture doesn’t have a bypass. Earlier units and cheaper ones never did so if you lost one led on the channel, the whole channel goes dead. (Most likely the issue if it’s 1-2 years old) 2. The driver went bad. They are pretty easy to get these days on eBay. if you lived closer I’d take a look at it for you. I’ve fixed a few myself. From where I’m at (Camas) it says it’s over an hour drive...
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    Going Sockless

    I used to hate dealing with socks (felt type). I used to do the exchange at OIAB to avoid cleaning myself, that was both a good and bad experience as some traded out weren’t as nice/clean as the ones I traded in 😑 My current tank uses a Skimz sump, which has their own size of 4” sock, so you have to buy theirs. At first I was annoyed but after being forced into the “mesh” style of sock, I love them! I pull them out, go to the kitchen sink, and rinse them with the sprayer and hot water. You can rub the sides together and they get really clean, really easily. I usually do this 4-5 times, then do a more through clean and put a new set through the cycle. Sump is nice and clean, minimal maintenance, I’m happy, corals look great (admittedly not a big tester either)! No more bleach, power washing, gnar beef socks in the washing machine , etc!
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    Here we go again

    Easy! Walt Disney Colony -> Bounce Shoom pile -> 5x yellow tangs ballin on a free tank budget!
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    Massive hydnophora of death!

    YES!!!!! Glad your giving that beast a good run, I hate fragging up colonies like that one just to get rid of it. Keep an eye on it’s deadly growth fingers! ☠️
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    Your referring to the bubble tips? Sounds like the light may have spurred them to split. I’m sure people on here would buy them from you, myself included. Depending on what kind they are (and size) and the general interest when listing them for sale they go anywhere from $20-60 each for the more standard ones. as far as removal, there are many methods, usually revolving around making the nem close up and let its foot release. Some use ice cubes, others just slowly keep prying (gently) under the foot until it eventually comes loose. You can float them in the tank in a Tupperware with holes or a basket to contain them until selling.
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    Which screen to use

    I picked some of this up off Amazon, works perfect and is Prime Clear Mesh Netting 6' x 4' https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OABXY9O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_TrGHAbC7QK0RR
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    Led strips?

    Yeah, their output is really low and they typically burn out or start going out rather quickly. I’ve got a better solution I can show you when you get your lid with 3w leds on straight led pcb boards, essentially a DIY reefbrite
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    Golden basket overload

    Nice update Jeremy! Much like R2R does to keep the sponsor stuff separate. 👍
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    Acro comeback

    I just looked back at the place I bought it from online (in 2014 lol!) and their site now says they won’t ship to US anymore. It was a weird thing when I bought it where they shipped from out of the US so you didn’t need an Rx. The newer version is called Interceptor Spectrum. It was one of the easiest pest treatments I’ve ever used. Literally grind up the pill, put in tank, leave for a few days and do a water change. bAM red bugs gone!
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    Acro comeback

    Did you look into Interceptor for treatment? Works great for red bugs!
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    RO/DI Unit - How Many Stages? 4,5,6?

    Oh man that makes me sad! I hope they are either remodeling or moving to a new location. The new owner seemed pretty nice and excited about it (and the potential improvements he wanted to make)...can’t image it would be closing up so fast... 😩 If you need some water in a pinch, I’m in Camas and can get you some.