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  1. Buying a new house, need advice for moving tanks.

    Albertareef has it right. Do it quickly and be prepared. You'd be surprised what can happen when you are moving a little piece of the ocean. I have moved a 29/75 gallon tanks before and it is a pretty straightforward process, but nerve racking. If it is within the same town and during the summer, I don't think you will have to worry about temperature issues. All I did was, Make sure the location the tank is going is ready to go. I.e. doorways cleared, 20% fresh saltwater up to temp (with extra, just in case), extra buckets, pre-washed sand, multiple power strips etc. Drain old tank and put livestock in labeled buckets and separated appropriately. In my experience, I've had more fish die than corals in moving because of stress. So, I'd catch the fish last and it's easier to net them with there is 6 inch of water left. The sand is a pain because it is full of detritus. I've always replaced at least 50% of the sand and kept some of the top layer for the bacteria. Then thrown the rest in another bucket with water to sift for inverts after I re-setup the tank. Transport tank to new location. Setup tank, put pre-washed sand in, add a little old sand, put the rock in with coral and lastly, add the fish. I bet you could do the move in two-four hours. If you need any help, let me know. I am close enough to Salem that it wouldn't be an issue.
  2. 2017 POTM Winners

    May - Euphyllia: TheClark June - Encruster: jonas503 July - Sand Bed: SaltyJay
  3. August Picture of the Month - Symbiosis

    Gosh, what a tough crowd. Symbiosis: noun Def- Symbiosis is any type of a close and long-term biological interaction between two different biological organisms, be it mutualistic, commensalistic, or parasitic
  4. JULY POTM - Voting

    Three days from now I will close this poll.
  5. August Picture of the Month - Symbiosis

    If I can't see the organisms without a microscope. It's not counted.
  6. What happened to the July POTM?

    *Looks for someone to blame it on*
  7. What happened to the July POTM?

    Ha! I'd like to use the excuse "There isn't internet where I am traveling." Although, I guess I am looking at this. I'll get on it later today, since I am on my phone. I am greatly sorry.
  8. I hate photobucket!

    Tinypic Google drive will also do it now too.
  9. Alert Weather "HOT"

    I'd be happy to. On a side note, that dog reminds me of micro machine (MTV rating):
  10. Alert Weather "HOT"

    Just let me know, if you need me to rush up north to bring water to that puppy.
  11. Are you admitting to gerrymandering?
  12. Vote Gyre people!
  13. Here are the rules: • One photo entry per person • Pic has to be taken by YOU • Must be in by the posted deadline • Must follow subject guidelines for the month Winners will be determined based on voting poll results after submission deadline. This months subject: Anything with half the image being a Sand Bed!!! Show me some great shots of your front view. All of that hard work you put into your tanks!! I know there are a whole bunch of amazing tanks out there!! show them off! Deadline: I am going to try to be better on this one. June 31th @ 9 pm PST Voting will happen from the 1st till the 4rd of August.
  14. The Reef Room Has Started... sort of...

    Nothing good in this hobby happens quickly. Two years of hardcore planning and back-braking decisions.
  15. The Reef Room Has Started... sort of...

    Who built the tank?
  16. If you want to be my lover, you gotta get with my... Oh, never-mind.
  17. July Picture of the Month - Sand Bed

  18. Triton Water Test Results

    I'm not sure on the price, but I wonder if this is comparable: http://mass-spec.science.oregonstate.edu/content/services I am certain it would give you the same results. They could probably even do amino acid concentration in saltwater. I know they already do it in drinking water.
  19. Possible Carpool HMSC

    I'll be back August 9th.
  20. Is dKH drop linear?

    Wait, side note: This got me thinking, I wonder if the growth of coral polyps compensates for the growth of surface area. Essentially, they would be linear to each other, but individually exponential... Either way, consumption is exponential.
  21. Is dKH drop linear?

    Is dKH drop linear? Answer: As with any population growth is almost always exponential and their resource consumption grows at a similar rate. Even more so with corals because their population grows with surface area, which is also an exponential process.
  22. Is a turkey baster a good tool?

    I don't know, but maybe it's just me. I can never find a turkey baster with enough pressure behind it to do a good job or they leak bubbles when squeezed. Every so often, I will scrub my rocks with a toothbrush. Sure it may kill the worms living on the rocks, but it sure clears any detritus and they look squeaky clean.
  23. July Picture of the Month - Sand Bed

    After my crude calculation, you're fine.
  24. Show me your fattest tangs :)

    That's hot.
  25. We're back up!

    Thanks guys!