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  1. catfish2

    Frag tank/quarantine tank question

    Thanks guys! Now I can use your comments about needing a separate QT to convince my wife that I need another tank. Jk, but seriously thanks for the input!
  2. catfish2

    Frag tank/quarantine tank question

    Higherthinking! What's up!? I assumed that would be the general consensus and I definitely appreciate the input. I've never quarentined coral, just dipped like you mention, even multiple dips over a few weeks time,but just returned the coral back to the display. Despite those efforts, I ended up with the dreaded Monti eating nudies. I want to avoid that this time around,but setting up another system sounds like a hassle not to mention expensive. I just don't know how likely it is for an egg of some critter or a critter itself to make it from one coral through a sump to another coral in the frag tank. What is more of a risk, dipping corals then putting them in the display or dipping corals and putting them in a "quarentine tank" that is tied into a frag tank with potentially lots of awesome Acro frags? Anyone else have any thoughts on the matter?
  3. Hi all, it's been a while since I've posted. I moved to Southern California and I haven't found a group of reefers I trust so I thought I would post my question here. I'm looking to set up a frag tank, but I'm wondering if I can plumb a quarentine tank (for coral only) into the frag tank's sump (the frag tank and quarantine tank will share a sump.) Basically, the question is: what is the likelohood that coral threats (AEFW, Monti eating nudies, red bugs, bubble algae...) will go from the quarantine tank to the sump then into the frag tank? I would really like to avoid setting up a separate quarantine system and I want the stability of the larger water volume. Thanks for your input!
  4. catfish2

    55 gallon reef complete setup FS

    Heading to Southern California, riverside to be more exact. Near temecula if you're familiar with the area. Cody, it was great meeting you too!
  5. catfish2

    55 gallon reef complete setup FS

    Entire set up is sold. Thanks Ron. It was great meeting you. I hope you and your family are happy with my child, I mean tank. Higher thinking and lexinverts, it was great meeting you guys. Thanks for all your help. I am heading to California to be close to family. Ill be starting a new job that I'm excited about. I know I haven't been very active on here recently, but I met a lot of awesome people and had some great times. I'm pretty sure they have Internet in California so im sure once things settle down I'll check out the forum. I also have to give a huge shout out to badx.Robert, you're an awesome dude. Thank you for all you advice and thank you for being a friend.
  6. catfish2

    55 gallon reef complete setup FS

    Sale pending. Thank you for your interest. I will post if anything changes.
  7. It has been a while since I have posted on here. So, I’m very sad that the post I am making is about selling my setup. I wish I could keep it, but I’m moving out of state. Several members on here have seen my setup and can attest to the success I have had with it. It is still up and running and has literally everything one would need for a successful reef. This system has been running for about 3.5 yrs. I would like to sell it all together and will give a very good deal to someone who wants the whole package. However, I will be taking offers on individual items in case it needs to be parted out. I am willing to negotiate since I have to move at the end of the month. That being said, I do think the prices I have listed are fair. (If you disagree, let me know and we will work something out). I’d also be willing to entertain trades. Although, I'm not sure for what so let me know what you got. It would have to be something realities small to make the move with me. Equipment: Tank: standard 55 g Aqueon, drilled, very clean, with herbbie overflow, back is painted black: $50 Stand: black, pine, great shape: $100 Lights: 2- Ocean revive T247, 1.5 yrs old, perfect working condition (mounting brackets included if you want them): $150 each, $250 for the pair Skimmer: Bubble mag NAC 7 rated for a 180g, works like a champ: $100 Reactors: BRS $25; 2 little fishies $20 Return Pump: little giant 510g/hr: $25 Power heads: 2- Jebao Wp25: $30 each, $50 for the pair Sump: 20 g high: included with purchase of main tank since the plumbing all goes together although the plumbing can easily be changed because I used unions where appropriate. Doser: GHL 4 pump doser, led screen is missing pixles, but dosing works just fine: $50 Live Stock: Live rock: at least 75 lbs many covered with mushrooms, ricordia, zoas, gps, xenia, and a few SPS that I have left. Prices of the various rocks will have to be worked out individualy depending on what they are covered with, but I will make very generous deals. Sand: 50-60 lbs, figi pink live sand Fish: yellow tang:$30; blue tang: $40; damsels x 2: free; Clown: $10; flame angel (rare find!! Has not bothered any of my corals including SPS and LPS. Of course I can’t guarantee he won’t like yours, but I took a risk on him and he has been a model citizen)$45; Lyertail anthias: $15 Coral: I have sold off most of my SPS, but I have a couple small colonies of an Acro. Frog spawn 2 heads $15; metallic green hammer at least 15 heads?: $25; light green hammer 8 heads: $20 As stated above, rocks are covered with lots of other zoas and mushrooms/ rics, let me know if you like anything in the pics and I we can work out a price. I also have all the necessary equipment for running a reef, testing kits, refractometer, extra salt, ca and alk additives, buckets and hoses for water changes, lots of miscellaneous equipment, like extra pumps, heaters… you know all the stuff one collects while running a reef. I’m happy to take any specific pics for you. As you can tell by the detail of this post, I love this tank. I want it to go to a good home. I have invested so much into this tank. (I'm sure you can all relate) I will try to post pics as soon I get a chance (all the photos I'm trying to upload are too big. I prob need to use photobucket, but I haven't had time. I've been so busy packing for my move. Total package: $700 obo, I do need it sold by this week!
  8. catfish2

    Advice to remove Xenia

    When I've cut it out in the past, I've chipped the area of the rock it was attached to off and removed that too.
  9. catfish2

    LF 48" Light Fixture For 55 Gallon Fresh

    Pm sent. I might have what you're looking for.
  10. catfish2

    September Meeting Frag Swap 2015

    LC Scott, I'll take a Miami Hurricane if there is anything you are interested in on my list.
  11. catfish2

    September Meeting Frag Swap 2015

    Kireek, I'm interested in the acro and purple rimmed monti if the is anything on my list you are interested in.
  12. catfish2

    September Meeting Frag Swap 2015

    Things I have to swap 1- green Aussie acro 3 frags still available, grows very quickly, mother colony pictured below. 2- green start polyps- free if you don't have anything to offer, otherwise I'll take a common zoa or something. 3- open brain ( not a frag, but this guy needs a new home.) I stopped feeding this guy about a year ago. The pic below is the same coral before I stopped feeding him. It still opens its feeding tentacles at night and readily accepts food, it's just too much of a pain in the butt for me to do because my cleaner shrimp steals the food. Let me know what ya want and what ya got.
  13. catfish2

    MACNA 2015!!!

    Awesome to see the pics! Thanks for posting!
  14. catfish2

    Finally cleaned the coralline off.

    Looking great! When I saw the first pics you posted, I wanted to clean the coraline for you. It's nice to see the corals at the bottom!
  15. catfish2

    Huge mistake results in crazy tank parameters

    Man, that is a bummer. Hope everything is ok.