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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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    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
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    Estate sale in Vancouver

    Oh and they take cards also since it’s a company doing the sale
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    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.
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    Estate sale in Vancouver

    Oh no! Not again!
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    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.
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    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 😁
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    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! 😡
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    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 👍
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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!
  19. 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
  23. 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!