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    Is there anything else I can do to fight aefw?

    I set up a pretty low maintenance, surplus gear QT tank a while back and the only thing I don't like about it is the Alk roller coaster that can happen depending on how much you have in there at any given time. You just have to test and hand dose to keep things in check. But well worth it in the long run. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    The Theat Is Real

    Running a small fan on the surface of your 20 gal tank will be more than enough to keep it cool. Evaporative cooking works wonders. Very simple too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Trade for an Idaho grape monti?

    Oh no worries. I got what I wanted here. Maybe you can grab a double sized piece if you do and sale me some! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Looking for a frag. I've got a nice silver dollar sized frag of monti undata up for trade. I'll be at the meeting on Sun. Just let me know! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    How to raise nitrates...a tad

    If you were worried about stump remover you can buy bulk potassium nitrate powder for dirt cheap at green leaf aquatics. I think I got 2lbs for $6. Id be more than happy to share some with you. I haven't used it yet as I got my sps to color up by overfeeding, adding fish, and feeding reef chili/roids everyday. And I still have zero nitrates! You'd have to play around with the dose but Rudy mentioned a rough ratio to me that I've forgotten but there are loads of scenarios online. I'll probably try it at some point but didn't want to move too many levers at one time! Let me know if you want some, I'll be at the meeting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Trade for an Idaho grape monti?

    Well I've had a hankering for that monti for a while. I'll let you know when I can stop by. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Trade for an Idaho grape monti?

    Oh man, I was tempted by the red planet but Sean swooped in with what I was after. Thanks though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Trade for an Idaho grape monti?

    Bingo! I guess it was under my nose the whole time. Sure I'll take you up on that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    CNC Auction 3-1

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    Return pump

    I've got the RO varios pump and love it. Has 5 speeds, dead quiet, and been running flawlessly for 2 years. It's really easy to take apart and clean. Has a built in float switch to kill the pump if sump levels get low. Has Apex functionality but I just plugged it into an outlet on my Apex and haven't tried to connect it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hanna HI755 vs HI772 ALK Reageant

    Same thing happened to me, thought I ordered the wrong stuff but apparently interchangeable. It's been working just fine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    CNC Auction #2 Red Yellow Goniapora

    I liked this one too but totally spaced it was closing :( I'm sure we'll see another one.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Our tanks are gonna look so good too! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. PayPal gift sent, 45.00 for zoa and flower nem. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Well since I fell for the zoas, might as well get in on something else! Put me down for 1. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Count me in on this one! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Ive got several green toadstools that range from 3 to 4.5" across you can have for free. Eating up my frag space. Also have a bunch of 2-3 head kryptonite trumpets you can have if you like. Can also pull you off a piece of a nice branching GSP. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. I've had something wiping out my bird nests over the last month or two. The latest casualty is a birds of paradise. Over a week period the green tissue is all gone but still has polyp extension. It's now moved to a sour apple. I've been dipping here and there but haven't been able to ID them since they are so small. This is the best pic I can get through a magnifying glass. They are the size of a salt granule. Nowhere near the size of a monti eating nudi. Other LPS, montis, and acros seem unaffected for now. Any idea what they are? I got rid of monti eating nudis about 6 months ago by regular dips every 5 days for a month. I can do that on the remaining birds nest but wonder if I should dip other things too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Nudibranch eating birdsnest?

    Thanks Sean, nice of you. I'll let birdsnest lay fallow for a bit to let things pass but will take you up on that. Maybe pick up some at Holly's too during the next meeting since birdsnests over runeth in her system! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Nudibranch eating birdsnest?

    Update here. So I think the mysterious critters were actually polyps shed from the birdsnest. Every time I dip them they get a little more thin. Kinda makes sense since other acros, montis, and LPS are un affected. So may not be a pest at all. Maybe bacterial? Anyway all of my nice big birdsnest colonies are tiny frags now with the rest sitting in the backyard as yard art:( So I'll probably never know that happened to them but so far nothing else shows any symptoms so that is good. Picked up a nice melanarus from Woody's in qt now, so will have some utility fish pest control moving forward. It's a bare bottom tank and I put a Tupperware of sand in there for him and he found it within a day and sleeps there every night! I was pretty amazed. Coarser sand so it doesn't get kicked all over the place Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    24” 4 bulb T5 fixture

    Ok thanks. I'll take it. What kinda bulbs? I'll pm ya. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    24” 4 bulb T5 fixture

    Can you turn on any lamps independently or all 4 at once? Where are you located? Im interested if your in Portland Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    The Reef Room Has Started... sort of...

    40 sf of frag space, sounds pretty awesome! Yea a work bench would be ideal. Have to have a place to set the bandsaw and park your beer when fragging away in the evenings. Is the sump in the layout for the frag tanks or your main display? Are all the frag tanks plumbed together? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Nudibranch eating birdsnest?

    I stumbled upon a good thread started by Jeremevans about wrasses in bare bottoms and sound like there are some options. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Nudibranch eating birdsnest?

    Well I did a big round of dipping and did a variety of corals to see what else these nudis have a taste for. Luckily only saw anything come off the birdsnests and surprised at how many are still coming off. I'll dip anything that is suspect a couple of times a week til I don't see anything come off in the dip, then keep going til I kill any that hatch. I'll take Bert's advice and frag or even toss the ones that are bad so I can get most of it out of the tank. Adding a wrasse is in the plan to keep things in check. Any other good pest eating wrasses that don't need a sand bed other than a 6 line? Sean says his green coris is good at grazing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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