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  1. As the title says I’m looking to get a healthy established Ritteri anemone in the near future. Anyone have one they would be willing to part with?
  2. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Tank is on the stand! Just doin a Little cable management before adding water Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Well its been over two years since I've had a true display! I'm beyond excited to say the least [emoji4] I moved into a house with three of my closest friends and they wanted a fish tank. Being the stand up guy I am, how could I deny them!?! So I picked up a 75 gallon from Greg and thus the build was born. The plan is to create a beautiful mixed reef with minimal maintenance (everyone has this goal haha). My goal with this thread is to document the equipment used so others may steal my ideas, and to see how my tank progresses [emoji4] I have spent the last few weeks planning out equipment and livestock. As of now, I only have the tank and some 2x4s! But I just placed an order for a bunch of stuff today. Three boxes totaling 100lb will be here on Thursday! Still need to place at least one two more orders to get all my stuff. For this build, I want everything to work good and to have zero issues [emoji4] Also I never buy myself new equipment so I'm treating myself a little. Here is what I've got planned for this build. Equipment: Lighting: Going with a T5/LED Hybrid. Either the AquaticLife hybrid fixture with two AI HD Primes or something similar. BRS put a video out about this setup and it would meet my needs/desire for the tank. Flow: Two MP-10QD (already have, just need to order new drivers since mine aren't working properly) OR one Gyre 230 if the MP-10s don't give me enough flow Skimmer: Simplicity 240 DC Protein Skimmer Return Pump: Simplicity DC 1000 Pump Overflow: Synergy Reef Shadow Overflow Rock: 70lb Tonga Branch (going for the floating overhang) Filtration: Pond Matrix and MarinePure block ATO: I'm still deciding but I'm leaning toward the new Apex ATK ATO or Tunze Osmolator 3155 Sump: Trigger Emerald 34 Heater: 200w Eheim Jager Stand: Custom made by yours truly [emoji4] Livestock: Fish: (Going for the Skittles look with lots of movement) Clownfish pair Blue Spot Jawfish Orchid Dottyback McCoskeri Flasher Male Brunneus Fairy Wrasse Male Lineatus Wrasse Male Ornate Leopard Wrasse Female Very small Purple Tang Flameback angel Midas blenny This fish list isn't final, just my thoughts thus far. I'm definitely open to other fish and ideas [emoji4] Inverts: 2-4 Cleaner shrimp 2 Blood shrimp Starfish eventually Urchin? Corals: Lots of Zoas and LPS with a few SPS. I'll list them all out as I add them to the tank. Here is how the tank sits right now. Wait....that wall doesn’t have a power outlet..... Up next: fix the no power issue!
  4. WTB: Ritteri (aka Magnifica) Anemone.

    It’s not for sale :/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    I’ll be running two Blue + and two Coral + Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Thanks for the info! I’m hoping to get the same results:) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    More equipment has been decided on and the tank is in set up mode. Going with a T5/Radion combo. The radions will be run all day and the T5s will pop on for about 3-4 hours at peak intensity. Should really cook the corals and give them some nice color. I’ve also started collecting fish for the tank. I plan to really push the bio load on this 75! Hope to start filling the tank with water this weekend! More pics to come Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Stuff is slowly getting moved inside! The stand is almost done being painted. Just the final touches and she will be done Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. MACNA 2018 Las Vegas

    If I didn’t already book Sandals, then I bet she would be ok with it. She loves Vegas lol! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. MACNA 2018 Las Vegas

    Thinking about it also but I will be getting back from my honeymoon a week before MACNA lol. Not sure if I can Miss that much work :/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Thanks! The structure is about 50ish pounds total. Also plan to run pond Matrix in the sump for additional filtration. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Couldn’t get the Tonga Branch to do what I wanted! Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Thanks! Put your rock to good use haha Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Rock work is almost done! 3 days, 5 packs of IC-Gel and 2 tubes of Epoxy later. I’m in love. So much open space and hiding places. If you couldn’t tell, I decided not to use the Tonga branch. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Thanks Ron!

    Just wanted to take a minuet and publicly thank Ron. I’ve know this guys for a couple years and he is definitely a stand up man. Today he drove all the way up to the Vancouver area (about 2 hours) to pick up a couple fish for me. I wasn’t able to meet Brian in time so he volunteered to drive up and get them for me in exchange for corals which I was so down for. Anyways Ron is a great guy and he hoard reef stuff. If you ever need anything reef related don’t hesitate to call him. 10/10 would recommend to a friend lol. Thanks again man I really appreciated it.
  16. This fish needs a name...

    Call him Joe! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Plumbing is done (for now). Used extra unions so I can add a return manifold later. But for now all the hard plumbing is done and the leak test begins! Fingers crossed! On another note, the DIY T5 fixture almost looks powerful enough alone! Gonna put out some amazing par after I add the LEDs! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Fish coming up for sale

    Just out of curiosity is anyone from corvallis/Albany/Salem picking up fish tomorrow? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Soo my 75gal broke...

    Dang looks like the side you tried to drill was tempered glass! Sweet upgrade though! The TPA crew is awesome! Looking forward to your build [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Flatworms

    Some LFS get them periodically Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Flatworms

    Salifert Flatworm eXit Aquarium Treatment - 10ml/300 Gallons https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EJFKN8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_7VoFAb4PZMVG4 Brian is right, when I overdose it I make sure to add an air stone. The velvet nudis only eat flatworms so when they are all gone the velvets will die. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Flatworms

    Not sure if it will affect the Sea Apple. Another option is Velvet Nudis if you want to go the natural route. If he doesn’t have it, you can get it on amazon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. 75g breakdown. Livestock.

    Interested in Flame angel. Location? Does he nip any corals? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. Flatworms

    Also recommend 6 line wrasses. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. Flatworms

    10/10 recommend flat work exit. I used it probably a year ago when I saw some flatworms and it wiped them out. I dosed way more than needed and let it sit a little longer than you’re told too. But the stuff doesn’t hurt corals. Only the toxins released from the dying worms. So if you go that route I would recommend dipping as many individual piece first to remove as many possible worms. Then dose the whole tank. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk