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  1. I'm going to be gone for like a month in september due to some unexpected circumstances. I haven't been able to get anyone I know (and trust to take care of fish) to look after my tanks. 1 10 Gallon freshwater with bettas, several tetras, 1 otto catfish, 2 small plecos, 1 rainbow shark, 1 kuhli loach (it's literally covered in plants, and I plan to upgrade soon) 1 5 gallon tank with 2 green spot puffers and a purple shore crab (got it to feed my puffers from the coast, it's been alive for a couple months and puffers refuse to eat it, didn't have heart to kill it). (Was in a 20, put them in a 5 for convenience, they'll do fine for a month in it). Luckily I haven't stocked my 120 that just finished cycling yet. I had gotten it fully setup but after a breakout of brown slime I had to start it over. Would really appreciate the help, and could help return the favor in the future.
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    Need some macroalgae

    In need of some macro algae as I am starting up some new tanks with refugiums. Anybody have some they can give me? Would love any type (especially the more brightly colored ones though). Anything from chaeto to the purples, reds, and bright greens.
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    Need some macroalgae

    Might want to check with some of the New Jersey Aquarium clubs. We here in the west coast would have a pretty hard time getting it to you on the east coast lol
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    Need some macroalgae

    Oh my, I missed it by far cause I was waiting for the weekend. If you still have some I can pick it up tomorrow. Do let me know what you're planning.
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    Need some macroalgae

    Sounds good. Thanks.
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    Need some macroalgae

    I'm in Beaverton, OR, sorry for the late reply.
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    Chaeto/Macro share

    In need of some macro algae. Anybody still have clippings?
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    Used Saltwater

    Bleach would also work perfectly fine to kill plants. A combination of pouring bleach then pouring vinegar or vice versa could also neutralize (if measured properly) the pH change so you won't have to worry about planting in acidic/basic soil). As for reusing tank water, I'm pretty sure there'd be an easy way to separate the organics, the salt, and the water if I think back to O chem. Edit: hmm if I could find a semi-permeable membrane than only lets through water? Hmmm. Wait, silly me, that's RODI. Now if only there was a cheaper wayyyyy.
  9. I have access to tropical oysters for rather cheap ($43 for 50 of them) and was wondering what you guys think about using them for filtration?
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    Helpful Links for the Hobby

    https://www.petcha.com/gavage-tubes/ Although the thread talks about sharks, you can use gavage tubes to force feed fish that refuse to eat. Especially useful for some of the rarer/more expensive fishies. http://z8.invisionfree.com/Sharks_and_Rays/index.php?showtopic=616 In case anyone wants to make their own salt. From my experience and from what I hear it works well. There is a link in that thread to even more precise values. and how to make kalkwasser:
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    Fish back up for grabs! They need to go ASAP

    I can take it, but I won't be back till Thursday as I mentioned before in text x.x
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    IM 10

    Looks nice. doesn't help that everytime I read the title "I am 10" pops up into my head and I skip the post haha
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    Saddleback toby puffer

    Well if you still have it in a week I'm working on a puffer tank.
  14. I'll take them all. buut realized I'll also need someone to hold them because I will be gone for a week...
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    RSM S-500 Complete Package- TIGARD

    I think it has to do with the size of the setup and the lump sum of $1500. While it's a great deal I guess it's hard to manage that.
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    Got flow?

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00CFBYTHM/ref=pd_aw_fbt_199_img_2/136-2166181-0356556?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=TTZW7XV03Q9B5X81KVEX Give this a try. It's really cheap, quiet, and powerful, just make sure it's doing what it says it should be doing! Send back ones that don't work so great, and you'll eventually get one that's perfect. Usually don't have to send them back but I've heard some people had ones that broke early/didn't produce as much flow as advertised.
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    WTB 4x4 or 3x3 Square Tank

    Yep. wonder if it would be possible to coat acrylic with something that would make it scratch resistant without compromising its view quality... hmmm, I'll be right back
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    Going to be selling some fish Thursday

    I'll take the live rock.
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    1000 gallon tank

    Some things happened, ended up not expanding my house as expected. Might end up moving to another house. Before that settles, I will be establishing a temporary 600 gallon pond. Will keep you guys updated.
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    1000 gallon tank

    I want to set one up, but I was thinking it would be more fun and more economical if I set everything up myself instead of buying every piece of equipment sold on the market. Anybody have some interesting ideas that I can use to make this 1k gallon happen? Filtration, skimming, lighting, everything is open to be DIY! I'm thinking of filtering it through this: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2551103
  21. Both. If you want the stuff to make that amount of dip, it would be 2 grams of potassium iodide and 1 gram of iodine crystals. Neither are very soluble unless the other is present. You mentioned iodine crystals so I thought you might only want one of those two components? Which is why I said "I might have misunderstood." Otherwise everything up to that point was about potassium iodide+iodine crystals (what's needed for the dip).
  22. I recently needed to do a dip for my corals, so I purchased loads of 99.9% purity iodine crystals and 99.9% purity potassium iodide. Just wanted to see how interested people would be to buy something chemically equivalent to Lugol's solution for sale at like 5-10 bucks at the April 15 meeting? Would probably be willing to trade for frags too. For background, so that you know I'm qualified to do this, I am a bio(chemical) engineer.
  23. So I am affiliated with Oregon State University, and I was going to most likely be buying live specimens from http://www.gulfspecimen.org/purchase-live-marine-specimens/ They have a lot of interesting critters and fish there, maybe not the brightest, but definitely the weirdest. Also a good cheap alternative for some types of puffers, eels, gorgonians, sea fans, etc.. I may or may not be able to facilitate a group buy, is anyone interested?
  24. Waiting on the second update with actual designs. Might consider setting one up if impressed.