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Blue Z Reef

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  1. Birdsnest Issue

    Thanks mike, I'll snip the tips off You sure Dennis? It wasn't sold as anything rare or special, guess we'll see if its color changes to something different over time :-/
  2. Hey all, So my girlfriend always wanted to have a seahorse and since I can't exactly just toss one in my 90 gallon reef, I decided to start a new one. I came across a nice 30 gallon acrylic cube on CL and picked it up. Currently, here's the setup: 30 gallon acrylic w/ stand and hood CPR Bac Pack 2 HOB skimmer Two Little Fishies Phosban Reactor 150w Metal Halide Fixture w/ T5's and LEDs (Odyssea) It's up and running with liverock from OIAB and some from my tank. New live sand bottom as well. Still cycling, but should be going fast as I typically change 5 gallons from my 90 and put it in the cube to speed things up. Now I haven't added a wavemaker/powerhead yet. I am not sure how powerful of one to add as the seahorses are supposed to be lower flow. The problem is that we want to also put a clam in the tank as well as some corals, so I need to find a happy medium where I'm not totally blasting the horse, but the corals are also getting enough too. Corals are going to be mostly based on Gorgonian and sea whips for the seahorse to "hitch" on. Any ideas on what to use? I will post pics when I run home for lunch (plotting)
  3. 30 Gallon Seahorse Cube - Need help/suggestions

    I ended up getting a 500 gph Aqueon. Since its a cube I'm sure it's plenty. The longer tanks typically need a bit more. Also threw in 6 hermits and 6 snails to get to work cleaning
  4. 30 Gallon Seahorse Cube - Need help/suggestions

    Actually guys, looks like we are bailing on the horses. After doing some more extensive research, I really don't want to deal with them being so needy lol. My girlfriend agreed after listening to a podcast on keeping them and needing to be fed 2-3 times a day, tons of precautions, capatability issues, etc. Also, I know that i'll be the one doing all the footwork even though its "her tank" so I kinda put the kabosh on it That said: tank is gonna be for clams, corals, and a few "pretty" fish. After I give it some more cycling time, I'm hoping to get a blue and turquise maxima to put in there. In the mean time, its off to OIAB soon to get a cleanup crew going! I think i'm gonna just get a wavemaker in the ~450 gph range and call it good with a 15x turnover
  5. Birdsnest Issue

    Color-wise, it is the same as the day I bought it. It's white base with light greenish polyps. It is under 175w halides about 1/4 up from the bottom. I don't think its getting bleached out by my lights being too strong. Is there any products to replenish zooxanthellae? I dose 2 part calcium/alk, magnesium, and strontium/molly right now.
  6. 30 Gallon Seahorse Cube - Need help/suggestions

    Yes, the spray bar is an option too. I have a nano sized canister filter that had a spray bar attachement that I could use possibly. I also came across these small pumps: http://www.eheim.com/products/detail/6/category A few of these may do the trick and keep things moving around nicely
  7. 30 Gallon Seahorse Cube - Need help/suggestions

    Pics!!!! Ok, snapped a few pics at lunch: Here it is with the 150w "15000k" (noway (nutty) lol) light Here's the rock and a few random corals I tossed in for kicks Still a bit dusty from first putting the sand in a few weeks ago, haven't bothered cleaning it just yet (laugh) Here it is with just the actinic t5's on Another angle actinics And the light
  8. Birdsnest Issue

    12/22 Update Here it is now. Not really getting significantly worse, but not getting better either (scratch) I'm just not gonna mess with it and hope for the best.
  9. Birdsnest Issue

    Thanks for the response guys, I hope it pulls through ok. It's in a decent flow area (under my wavemaker, so not direct flow, but flow across it is good). Also have 2 seaswirls going so it gets its fair share i'm sure. I saw that some of their corals were getting bleached out a bit in the new tanks when I was in there yesterday. I bought a pink birdsnest at the same time as this white one and it looks fine, so hopefully it bounces back. I was worried because Kas said that "once it goes brown it won't come back," but I guess i'll hold off on fragging off the brown for a while and see how it does.
  10. 34g reef

    Email me some pics: jmagnusoneng@gmail.com
  11. WTB White bubble coral

    Anyone have one? Not interested in green or pearls, just a white one. Seem to be hard to find when you actually start looking DOH! like this:
  12. WTB White bubble coral

    Thanks for the heads up, i'll check em out this week
  13. WTB White bubble coral

    I've seen them just like the one pictured before at saltwater fantaseas. Just never got around to buying one.
  14. $5 frags sale and $3/lb live rocks

    Thanks Sonny! Great deals guys, get em before there all gone!
  15. Can anything live with GSP?

    The worst that's gonna happen with a torch or hammer is it will start to climb the base eventually, but it peels off really easy so I'd say go for it!
  16. Fragged a bit of my ginormous green tip toadstool leather. This is not a tyree, just the tips are green. Closest i've seen was on saltwaterfish called "ORA green tip toadstool" Grows like a weed and the frags have all attached to the plugs/rocks (has been about 3 weeks since fragging, everything looks great). Have about 10 or so, some rocks have 2 on them. Looking to trade for other frags, whatcha got? Mother Coral Uploaded with ImageShack.us Some of the frags, they all vary in size Uploaded with ImageShack.us
  17. WTT Green Tip Toadstool Leather Frags

    bump...anyone? Gonna take them to OIAB if no one wants some. Will sell cheap if you don't want to trade.
  18. Can anything live with GSP?

    I have a rock covered in gsp but it also has some larger (long stem) zoas. The zoas will survive if they are tall enough (stick up above the gsp's) and if you pick off the encrusting gsp mass from their stems once in a while.
  19. $5 frags sale and $3/lb live rocks

    I'm interested in some orange and green caps, do you have time on Sunday to show/pickup? I live in vancouver, but know Camas well if you want to PM me your address. Thanks! Jeff
  20. New Nano Tanks (Pics)

    Whats the price on the 18" regular glass cube?
  21. LED SPS Pictures

    What LED fixture are you running? Stats on it?
  22. I got a clam!

    Nice color on that one!
  23. One year growth pictures of Bubble Coral

    oh snap thats huge! I can't wait till mine gets up there, seems to srink everytime I move it lol!
  24. My 110 DD (update)

    Very nice, love the maxi!
  25. Selling it all!!!!!!!!

    You wanna sell me the BRS reactor and the pump for it? Let me know a price