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Lexinverts

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    New ReeFi LED product in prototype and testing phase

    If Avast Marine made LED lights they would have some components made in China, even if they were assembled here. It’s the way the world works nowadays.
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    New ReeFi LED product in prototype and testing phase

    Bummer. I'll bet this could affect the prices of a lot of reefing products...
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    Photosynthetic gorgonian fs

    I don’t think I did. This one has really fine branches and I didn’t have a very big colony when you stopped by. I gave you pretty much every other one I had though.
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    Photosynthetic gorgonian fs

    I think I got a piece of the same one from Roy. It is really unique. Roy said it was indopacific, but I don’t think it has a hobby name.
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    Live amphipods & mysis for sale

    Sure!
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    What is your favorite encrusting montipora

    It's a bright orange with dark green polyps, very different from sunset. It's a fast grower. It is in the middle of the picture below. Just behind the forest fire digi. And here's a pic of a frag:
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    Live amphipods & mysis for sale

    Hey Eli, If Nakul doesn't take them, I'll snag the amphipods from you. I could give you 20 bucks or some more coral frags. Andy
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    What is your favorite encrusting montipora

    I like citrus mistress, mystic sunset, and superman in addition to the ones that Greg mentioned.
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    Coral Giveaway!

    Share the love!
  10. 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.
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    What's a good ATO for a 20G sump?

    You could do it, but Reef Angel already exists and it is a Arduino-based controller. It is pretty cheap and easier than building one yourself. http://www.reefangel.com/
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    What's a good ATO for a 20G sump?

    You also need to get a small pump for the controller to control, but pumps are cheap. I have a some used ones that I could sell you for cheap. I am close by in Corvallis.
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    What's a good ATO for a 20G sump?

    I have two Tunze osmolators, but they are very expensive. I am also using a unit from Autotopoff.com that is much cheaper and works really well. I am using the "double w/ bracket" controller. http://www.autotopoff.com/Standard/index.html
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    Wanted BRS Dosing pump 1.1ml

    I have one too, if you still need one
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    Can rapid growth cause color fade?

    Your alk is way too high. The first thing to try is lowering your alk to 8 or 9. I'll bet that change alone will make things improve.
  16. I would definitely stop the vodka dosing. You may have done this already, and I may have missed it in the OP. As you seem to be aware, vodka can lead imbalances that result in cyano and/or dino outbreaks. It can cause your nitrates to get too low while not reducing the phosphate very much. In this scenario, cyano is able to out compete other types of algae that normally keep it at bay. Been there, done that! Removing the sand could help, but I am not sure that it is a long term solution. Consider an algae scrubber or a chaeto reactor for keeping nutrients from getting too high. (I see that you said that you already have macro, so maybe this was not sufficient..) I would also try stopping dosing the phyto and zooplankton, in case that is contributing to your problem. I have often had issues with cyano after dosing acropower, so perhaps your supplements are contributing to the cyano issue. If I were you, I would keep up with the siphoning and water changes, and keep disturbing the cyano/dino wherever you see it. When I had issues, I would use a turkey baster to blast the sand and rockwork every morning and evening, and this seemed to help things correct themselves. A final thought would be to slow down the water changes if the cyano is gone and you start to see dino being establishing, since water changes seem to bolster the growth of some kinds of dino. Good luck! We've all been through this one time or another.
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    CNC Bonus Group Buy Inverts!!

    Kim, if it isn't too late, I'll add 10 snails onto my order.
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    CNC Bonus Group Buy Inverts!!

    Hi Kim: Please put me down for 3 cleaner shrimp. Thanks! Andy
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    Lexinverts' Red Sea Max reef tanks

    Tank RESET time! I'm going to fill this tank with millies in about 6 weeks. I'm also trying something different with fish. Got Goldflake angels from Colby. So far, they seem like really good algae eaters.
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    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!
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    WTB... UV sterilizer

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

    Haha, they do look like Truffula trees!
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    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!
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    New ReeFi aquarium controllers coming in April

    This is exciting @danlu_gt. I can't wait to try it out!
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