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  1. New ReeFi LED product in prototype and testing phase

    I am most excited about the 430 nm, 450 nm, 470 nm, Lime, and White. These are the LEDs on my system, and the color is fantastic!
  2. WTB... UV sterilizer

    I’ve got one. I’ll be at the meeting on Sunday. Send me a PM.
  3. Lexinverts' Red Sea Max reef tanks

    Haha, they do look like Truffula trees!
  4. Hello all: I've been coming to a lot of the PNWMAS events over the last year, so I have met some of you. In addition to 17 freshwater systems, I'm running two 66 gallon Red Sea Max reef tanks. Here are a few pictures.
  5. Lexinverts' Red Sea Max reef tanks

    Brittle star spawning frenzy! These guys were putting out lots of sperm and eggs into the water, so I'd better do a water change tonight!
  6. New ReeFi aquarium controllers coming in April

    This is exciting @danlu_gt. I can't wait to try it out!
  7. March Picture of the Month - Angelfish

    @danlu_gt, they don't go after your Gonioporas? It seems that those tasty fleshy polyps would be a prime target for them.
  8. WTB: looking for a GHL doser

    Will do.
  9. WTB: looking for a GHL doser

    I've got a nice 4 channel Kamoer doser available. https://www.marinedepot.com/Kamoer_4_Channel_Aquarium_Dosing_Pump_Electric_Powered_Dosing_Pumps_Top_Off-Kamoer_Deepwater_Aquatics-PL10501-FIDPET-vi.html?utm_source=mdcsegooglebase2&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=mdcsegooglebase2&utm_content=PL10501&gclid=CjwKCAiA24PVBRBvEiwAyBxf-V3xOZslD9toVR1Ebb5hvaC__ithHZ4_C6ut9GH-_CT1NMeLBh063BoCVDAQAvD_BwE
  10. Water from a good RODI filter and steam distilled water are very similar. However, if you are like me, I don't change my RODI filter until I am getting 1-2 ppm water out of it. You don't want to use that 2 ppm water to zero your refractometer. The gallon jugs of steam distilled water from the store are cheap, and they are always 0 ppm.
  11. Is this a Yuma?

    It looks like it to me. See the tentacles around the mouth? Ricordea floridas don’t have that. The mouth is really gaping, though. I haven’t seem them do that.
  12. I use steam distilled water from the grocery to zero it. That has always worked for me.
  13. Harlequin Shrimp & Asterina's

    It’ll be two weeks Wednesday.
  14. Harlequin Shrimp & Asterina's

    It is hard to capture this brittle star population with photos, but I will try. Look for the legs....they are everywhere!
  15. Harlequin Shrimp & Asterina's

    So far, my Harlequin seems to be focusing on the Asterinas, rather than the brittle stars. The brittle stars are a bit better at hiding in the rocks, where the shrimp can't get at them. I'm not too worried about my brittle star population (for now).
  16. Harlequin Shrimp & Asterina's

    I think Kim is saying that the Asterinas were eating her coral, not the shrimp.
  17. Budget pico contest. Who's in?

    Doesn’t a 10 gallon count as pico?
  18. Hello all: I'm shutting down one of my Red Sea Max tanks, and clearing some space in the garage. MP40 Sold TO SYLASTER I've got a Vortech MP40 that I never ended up getting a tank for. I bought it used and its been sitting on the shelf for about a year. $150 TMC Vecton 2 UV sterilizer. These are really nice! 75 bucks. See the below link for where they are sold and to see how much I paid for it. LOL, I should note that they are much nicer that the plumbing work that I did to get it to work with my AIO Red Sea Tank! Yikes! http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/TMCUVSterilizer.html#vecton2 DOSERS PENDING TO youcallmenny: I've got two BRS dosers for 45 bucks each. See link for the description: https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-2-part-doser-1-1-ml-per-minute.html I've also got a really nice Kamoer 4 channel doser. In great shape for $200. Way more reliable than the Jebao. See a description here: https://www.marinedepot.com/Kamoer_4_Channel_Aquarium_Dosing_Pump_Electric_Powered_Dosing_Pumps_Top_Off-Kamoer_Deepwater_Aquatics-PL10501-FIDPET-vi.html Also, I have a nice Sicce Wave Surfer controller: https://www.saltwateraquarium.com/wave-surfer-controller-for-voyager-pumps-sicce/?utm_medium=googleshopping&utm_source=bc&gclid=CjwKCAiAoNTUBRBUEiwAWje2lm45OkF4Q7Wm58xSwPN_cOcHq_1fiy88TknGcpkWmkBjjm0gbs9y-RoCM0gQAvD_BwE Along with 2 voyager 4 pumps. https://www.4fishies.com/sicce-voyager-4-stream-pump-1600gph.html 100 bucks for the controller and the two pumps. This is a great setup for a frag tank. It never gets clogged! I'm located in Corvallis.
  19. Ok, I will test it, and then get back to you. MP40 pending to Stylaster. Thanks
  20. They are about 1.5 yrs old. I probably used then for about 6 months. They are in great shape.
  21. Can't lower nitrate

    Perhaps, but these kits are not super-accurate, so you miss the post-change drop. Another possibility is that you have nitrate in your tap water. Are you RO filtering your water before using to make salt water? Given that your other tank has lower nitrates I suspect it is the rocks and not the water. If it is the rocks, I wouldn’t get too concerned over a stable nitrate of 10. It will eventually go down if you use an algae scrubber, feed light, skim wet, do frequent water changes, etc.... I like to have a nitrate level of about 5, so you actually aren’t too far from my target zone, anyway.