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  1. 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.


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  2. I might hit you up for a piece of the red planet at some point if that is OK.  Sorry for the hijack Trevor :peace:

    Oh no worries. I got what I wanted here. Maybe you can grab a double sized piece if you do and sale me some!


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  3. 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.


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  4. Haha - you can nab the red planet if you would rather... wouldn’t blame you . If you want the monti though you can swing by any time - I have a couple pieces you can choose from. 

    Well I've had a hankering for that monti for a while. I'll let you know when I can stop by.


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  5. 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.


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  6. Bummer about the birds nests but at least whatever it is/was hasn't spread.  I have some pieces I could pass on if you want to try and repopulate at some point.

    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!


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  7. 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


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  8. 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?


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