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  1. Paratore


    I will be in the PDX area on the 16th! Shoot me a PM of your prices.
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    I am looking to get some new zoas or polyps. I only have kiwis, armor of gods, and eagle eyes. I'm open to all kinds so just let me know what you have and how much you want for a frag. Just shoot me a PM and a picture if you can
  3. I am looking to get a new skimmer for my system and I figured instead of just buying an expensive brand new one, I would see if any of you have one for sale first. I am looking for a skimmer that will do about 125 gallons well (my system is a 55 with 15 gallon sump). Currently I am looking at getting either Bubble mag curve 5 or 7. Another option I am looking at is a Super Reef Octopus skimmer of some sort. Does anybody have one they wouldn't mind selling? I am open to different makes and models so just let me know what you have and how much you want for it. Thanks!!
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    SPS Questions

    Thank you everyone for your input! I'll have to keep watching the tank and see how it does. Might have to move some rocks around to create low flow areas for my LPS.
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    SPS Questions

    I plan to make the tank mostly SPS/zoas so if I remove my LPS would I be golden flow wise? I'm slowly transitioning to SPS and want to try and make the least amount of errors I can haha.
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    SPS Questions

    Sorry for yet another question but I just can't resist because I know there are so many knowledgable people on here! How much flow is too much flow for a zoa/paly, a hammer, and mostly SPS reef tank? I am running a standard 55 gallon tank and right now my flow comes from my return pump (1000 GPH I believe) and a Jabeo RW-8. I have the RW-8 set on else mode which is a randomized setting of increasing and decreasing flow. The RW-8 is on the right wall of my tank and blows across the entire tank. I feel like there is a ton of flow in the tank at times and that it might almost be to much flow but I am not sure. Just looking for some different peoples input on how much flow I should have. Thanks in advance!
  7. I guess I will have to give it a shot! Where did you guys get yours from?
  8. Does anybody have any experience with these glass cleaning magnets? Are they very effective? They look awesome, but almost too good to be true for only $37 lol! Here is a like to it. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OTOFKAS/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_8?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1BNS86D4V4GO1
  9. Thank you everyone for your help! I have at least narrowed it down to either a bubble mag or a reef octopus! Now to pick one haha
  10. I am slowly making my way into the world of SPS coral and I feel as though I need to upgrade my skimmer. I have a 55 gallon tank with about a 15 gallon sump/fuge. I am currently running a CPR CY192 skimmer/sump combo and I don't feel like it is good enough. I am not exactly sure what skimmer I should get and how big it should be (i was thinking somewhere in the 125 gallon rating range?). I was hoping that the kind people of PNWMAS would flood me with ideas and knowledge and possibly a solid deal on a skimmer if anyone has an extra one laying around. Thanks in advance for your help!
  11. Pictures can be found in the craigslist ad here. http://corvallis.craigslist.org/for/4998767518.html Thanks for Looking!
  12. The fixture is a Coralife 48 Inch Aqualight Pro, 2x150W HQI MH Lamp + 2x96W PC + 3x1W Lunar LED. I would like to either sell this fixture or trade it for some other equipment, preferably a skimmer but I am open to offers. I have been using the fixture above my mixed reef tank and it works awesome! Now it is time to upgrade to LEDs! It also comes with a hanging kit, the stock legs, two straight pin to square pin converters for the PC, and 5 extra Bulbs! two 10K and three 20K. There are currently 20 K bulbs in the fixture. I am looking for $250 for everything but I am open to offers. http://s1300.photobucket.com/user/Cody_Paratore/media/IMG_0942_zps0bm7d0is.jpg.html
  13. I am currently running a CPR cy192 sump/protein skimmer on my 55 gallon tank (about 20 gallons worth of fuge and sump water also). I feel as though it is not pulling enough skim and that my tank might be suffering as a consequence but I am not sure. Does anyone have any experience with these all in one sump/fuges? I got the set up as a package when i bought the system so i do not know that much about it. If I do need to get a new skimmer does anyone have one they wouldn't mind parting with? I would prefer to get one used so its less of a blow to the budget.
  14. Thank you both for all of the informations! Would you guys recommend hypo salinity or copper? What are the pros and cons of both?
  15. Well now that I have your attention, I have two tangs in a quarantine tank (hippo tang and Yellow tang) and the hippo has ICK which means the other one isn't far behind. I have used Quick Cure before to cure fish of ick but I am about to run out in the next day or two and they discontinued the product. What medications do you guys recommend I use instead? Thanks!!!
  16. IMG_0844_zpsuhnbzlto.jpg.html IMG_0843_zps16jed3o8.jpg.html Does this work for the pictures?? And I believe there are 6 of em. Paratore "Cody" Grow Out Tank Specs System Specs. Tank Size-- 55 Gallon tank with a 15 gallon sump/refugium. Flow- 1500 GPH return pump and one RW-8 Jabeo wave maker. Filtration - My sump/ skimmer is a CPR 195 it has a built in skimmer that is rated to 100 gallons. I also run two mesh bags of carbon and one bag of purigen. The second part of my filtration is a DIY 10 gallon refugium that has a 4" sand bed, rubble rock, and a ton of Cheato. I also have a powerhead in the rubble rock section to keep the water moving. Lighting- Right now I am set up with two 150 watt 20K metal halides but will be upgrading to OR t247 LEDs soon. Dosing- I use a 2 part Calcium and Alkalinity from BRS and add magnesium when my levels need it. I Feed- I feed my fish New Life Spectrum and Prime Reef Flakes every day and my Corals get Reef Chili from BRS and Mysis Shrimps. Not quit sure how to load pictures.
  17. I am looking for a wide range of montiporas, so I have not settled on any one type or color. I would love to get some diversity in the tank so I am open to all types, shapes, and colors. I do know that I would like to get some purple and orange color into the tank eventually though! Thank you! PM sent!
  18. I am finally starting to venture out into the world of SPS! I am looking for some pieces of Monti to buy. I live in the corvallis area so if you are around here and have some monti frags you wouldn't mind parting with let me know! Either shoot me a PM or comment. Thanks! Also, free advice on keeping SPS is always appreciated!!
  19. I can defiantly be there by then! PM me your address and a number to reach you at and I'll drop you a line before I head over!
  20. Nice! I will definitely have to prepare better for the next one so I can participate!
  21. I would also love to get a frag from you tomorrow if you are available! I will be in the portland area almost all day!
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