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Blue Z Reef

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  1. Blue Z Reef

    Reef safe silicone?

    Went through this recently...the issue is there is "100%" silicone that does and does not contain mildew inhibitors. GE type 1 is good to use, GE type 2 is not. Lots of debaits but personally I'd just buy aquarium specific stuff and not worry about it. Aqueon sells some on Amazon. Cost wise they are within a few dollars...why risk all your corals to save a few bucks?!? The issue also is if your running a bead for a baffle or seam the cure time is NOT what the bottle says. It will take longer to cure the inside than the outside as air exposure is what causes the cure. Most people wait 2 weeks to be safe instead of the 24 hours most products say.
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    Site Is Going Down Tuesday March 7!!!!

    Weird thing I noticed...before you could use iPhone emojis and they worked. When I look back in old threads where I used them they have been replaced with ????? not a huge deal since the emojis on here work better than previously on my phone, but something odd none the less.
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    Is my Skkye Lite 18 OK for SPS?

    I think the issue you'll run into is not keeping it alive but keeping any sort of color it's supposed to have. Growth will likely be slow as well. A 30 gal is a pretty small tank, there are lots of budget minded solutions for lighting it if that's what's holding you back from replacing the lighting.
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    Show-offs and shout-outs!

    Super jealous of those finds! I want that flasher wrasse!
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    tank and stand 30 gal - FREE

    Free My dad has had this tank forever and they haven't used it in years so he wants it gone. The tank has a small chip/crack on one corner. It held water fine last time it was used. Because of this, it's free but you must take all. Was always used as a freshwater tank and has some custom lids he made. Had an older tube light The stand is actually pretty amazing for its size LOL! My dad made it out of box steel and welded it up. It was painted flat black. Has a shelf half way up. The piece of acrylic has a little spot that sticks out where he had a canister sitting on the RHS. Could be cut off if you wanted. Stand 36.5 x 14 x 29 T Tank 36x12.25x 16.75T Again, must take all. PM me if interested. Thanks!
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    tank and stand 30 gal - FREE

    Tank is gone! Thanks Please close yhread
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    Insane Monti at Seahorse

    Dang dude that is highlighter bright orange! ???? Nice snag, seahorse can sure get some wild stuff...totally randomly haha!
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    tank and stand 30 gal - FREE

    Bump, still available
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    fluconazole to battle byropsis

    Good to hear Vibrant worked for you. It did nothing for my GHA or byprosis in my frag tank. Dosed it for like 3 months. Keep an eye on your tank, lots of people have cyano outbreaks resulting from it also. Anyone debating ordering flucos should do it while the site is selling them. My past experience with these online pet med sites is they don't stick around long or begin limiting what you can buy. Happened with the last place I bought Interceptor from.
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    March Picture of the Month - Zoanthids

    From the glory days of my last setup????
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    Zachs 110gal Shallow mix reef!!

    Really?!? All those fish and no carpet surfers? Even with lids I've had fish fly out of the only open spot somehow ????
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    Zachs 110gal Shallow mix reef!!

    Tank looks great man! You using a lid? Also, what was in the little green holding tank in your FTS?
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    Glass drilling

    I know Ocean In a Box does. Most shops do. It's pretty easy to DIY as well.
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    Jebao dosing pump

    This is the dp4? I'll take it.
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    Blue Z’s Rimless Cube

    The tank is 24x24x19 Started dumping in some corals....may need to frag those beasts a bit LOL
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    Blue Z’s Rimless Cube

    So I shut down my 210 gallon tank back in November. I sold off a lot of stuff and stashed some in my 4x2 frag tank. The main reason for the shutdown was time. My son was born in Feb 2016 and our year was super busy, sleepless, and a lot of fun too, however, it really took a toll on my reef keeping time. He loves my tanks though and especially loves splashing his little hands in them and trying to touch my clown fish in the frag tank LOL I picked up this 45 gal Marineland rimless cube and stand off CL. I knew I wanted another display and figured this would be a more manageable size. First thing I had to do was drill 3X 1” bulkhead holes in the back left of the tank. I made a custom corner overflow for it and have a herbie drain setup. It’s extremely quiet, lovin it! I debated doing a cube sump under the stand, it is very open in the back to fit one. I decided due to its location (and always wanting an “equipment room” ????) I would go through the wall into the closet and put a 40B DIY sump in there. Equipment list is as follows: Lighting – Hydra 52 HD Skimmer – Vertex 130 with BlueZ DC 4000 needle wheel pump Nutrient Export – Cheato tumbler section of sump and BRS dual reactor Return – DC6000 Water movement – Gyre 130 Elements – Jebao DP4 dosing pump + MarineMagic 3 head doser Salt/Adds – Aquaforest reef salt, Component 1,2,3+, NP Pro, Pro Bio S, Bio S - (giving it a try!) Excuse the closet stuff...still working on getting it fully organized Tank is bare bottom, I used a 1/2” sheet of ABS plastic for the "sand" floor. This also allowed me to make some unique rock structures and anchor them in a hole with acrylic rod. Due to my last tank being overrun with Majanos, I did a full acid bath/bleach on my rocks so they are totally clean. I will only use real LR in my sump once things get going a bit. I just added water Tuesday night. Ran into an issue when I realized I used GE Silicone 2 instead of 1 on an area. I cut it out and used aquarium silicone…wish I did that from the get go! Delayed start up about 2 weeks and had to drain it all. Here’s where were at today: To do list: Light mount – probably going with iron pipe and floor flange into the wall (all cords will run inside the wall) Dosing shelf with cheato light hanger in closet
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    Blue Z’s Rimless Cube

    Thanks all! Fortunately this was all off the shelf didn't even have to ask. Since it's a 24" cube I was able to buy a pre done 12" pipe so it's pretty much perfect off the wall. I spruced it up with a little silver spray paint ????????
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    Blue Z’s Rimless Cube

    I finally got my light mount done and installed. All wires run inside the pipe and into the wall. I wanted it as clean as possible and I like the suspended look it gives. It was also a reasonably cheap method using steel pipe and floor flanges. I tossed a few corals in last night. Here we go!
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    Silencer for drain

    If your stuck on what you've got, maybe look at the H2Overflow system. Otherwise I'd do a box and bean animal and add a second hole for emergency drain. What tank is this on?
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    fluconazole to battle byropsis

    I was reading that it either gets skimmed out or can be broken down with UV. I'm sure carbon absorbs some as well. Did you skim during treatment or not? If you did I'd probably just do a full dose with the water change. I don't think there has been any negative reports of people over doing the dosage.
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    fluconazole to battle byropsis

    Any updates? I just ordered 30 to have on hand just in case LOL
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    afresh's biocube

    Good god that's a lot smooshed into a Biocube LOL nice tank! Looks like growth has been good! Keep it up
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    fluconazole to battle byropsis

    Just out of curiosity, did you use PayPal or your CC? I wanted to order some just to have on hand but wasn't sure how secure the site was...maybe just being paranoid. The PayPal option does weird stuff when I try to use it. :(
  24. Reef Octopus Elite 220 INT with avast swabbie neck cleaner and acrylic stand. Original owner and have original box, just finished cleaning in vinegar bath - $500 FIRM Size comparison Footprint: 16.5″ x 12.2″ | Reaction Chamber: 9″ | Height: 24.8″ Rated at: Heavy Bio - 300 gal Medium Bio - 400 gal Light Bio - 530 gal Will take a part trade for a gyre 130/230 or MP10QD
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    FS: Reef Octopus Elite 220 INT with swabbie

    That is a tough one to get a good fit! This beaut is officially pending sale!