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Blue Z Reef

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  1. 21 hours ago, River City Corals said:

    As most of u know I won’t sit my dirty laundry on a public forumn. To the person who I had a disagreement with on the Gyre. If you need it more than me I will gladly meet you and transfer it to you. I do not want any bad blood with any fellow reefers and surely would have not been a FIGHT over it. So if you really need it PM me and we will work it out 

    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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  2. 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

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  3. 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 :fingerscrossed:

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  4. 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...

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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 

  8. 1 hour ago, youcallmenny said:

    Where have you gotten it?  Seems like a hassle to source. 

    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!

  9. 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.

  10. I don’t think OIAB is closed, as far as I know it is now under new ownership (Jason sold it).


    this Neptune place...do you mean Bobby (the detailer, Autospa 360) sells stuff now???


    RODI systems are more about the filters themselves. One of the best is the Spectrapure 99% rejection “spectra-select”. This is a 90gpd unit. Keep in mind that you have to have the necessary pressure to run a 150gpd membrane which will require a booster pump. As far as “must haves” for the unit, I’d make sure you get:

    -flush kit

    -dual or triple inline TDS meter

    -good membrane


    I run 3 stages of pre filters, membrane, and dual DI chambers (for longer time between replacement). I also have a booster pump but that’s not necessary, however it does make the unit more efficient.