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  1. pdxmonkeyboy

    New aquarium

    I would like to donate zoas, some monti cap, etc. let me know if it is a reef or fowlr. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Bare bottom option

    kudos!! I have a closed loop system that provides similar flow. LOVE it!! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    29 bio cube w/extras

    super nice indeed. if it was 261 gallons bigger I would be all over it. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Cyano? Dinos? Or something else?

    it could be dino although I initially thought cyano for sure. That said, I dont see any of the air bubbles that are classic cyano. I would love to have to dose nutrients but I have a very heavy bioload. I was taking pics of my tank and my cyano is annoying me so i removed my chaeto and dosed vibrant. maybe I will take some pictures and start a thread. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    they are back!!!!!

    wow, thank you. It's not where I want it's coming along. It is nice to have fish again though and they are all (for the time being) getting along. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    For sale: 4-5 inch Indian Black trigger

    did you ever sell this fish? man what a beauty !! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Cyano? Dinos? Or something else?

    well, from my experience and most of my readings as I can remember them, if you get a phosphate spike AND your nitrates are fairly low..like While I was fallow my nutrients dropped pretty low. 0.02 and 2. I added phosphate when I was getting 0.0 on the milwaukie. I read the directions wrong and ended up with 0.4 phos. ARGGGHHHH. I dropped it down over the course of 5 days with tiny amounts of lanthium chloride. it was too late..cyano popped up. Like most things, once you have it, it's hard to get rid of. There are soo many spores that vacuuming does a little but not a whole lot. Same for black out, yeah, kill for a day then boom! you have another bloom. You scour the net and everyone tells you yeah..you have to reduce your nutrients brah. like clean your filter socks and do water changes. Yeah maybe. I went that route and did TONS of water changes (50 gallons is about 15% for me) and I had this strange mix of cyano, hair, and dino. it was whack.. I was leaching phos from my life rock. Finally i said, ok, i am giving vibrant a try. two doses... HOLY F'IN LANGUAGE FILTER BATMAN!! It was gone, and I mean GONE. I did a third dose and never added it again. downsides... it melted half my chaeto. I didn't see a huge reduction in nutrients actually. many people have but many do not. My understanding is that it is NOT a nutrient reducing bacteria like carbon dosing would bring, the bacteria actually attacks the algae directly, hence my melting chaeto. I have cyano and some other stuff right now, I am tempted to add it to get rid of it but i am going to try out the traditional method for right now which is getting phos under control. Redfield is an interesting concept but I see it miss applied more often than not. People seem to think that if an organism has x ratio of this element to that element that having the environment match that ratio is ideal. Ummm..no, that is fuzzy science. By that logic... we are surrounded by air, which is 80% nitrogen but yet 70% of our body is hydrogen and oxygen.... There is a good ratio of phos to nitrate but I am trying to stay around 0.02 and Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    they are back!!!!!

    After 74 long days... yes, I know, supposed to be 76 but I had a broken canister filter and my hippo got MHLLE and I just said I am done!! All my fish are back from QT and my fallow period is OVER!! yeah!!! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Cyano? Dinos? Or something else?

    vibrant will take care of it. 100% Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Skinning Wire Shelves

    there was a lady on YouTube that obviously doesnt have a job or a boyfriend that covered her wire shelves with foam board and self adhesive drawer liner. it looked really nice and I think in and around a saltwater aquarium it would last about...hmmmm 2 days? I still vote for glitter... Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Chaeto/Macro share

    just saw it and replied. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Chaeto/Macro share

    anyone need chaeto? my new light is growing it on an insane level. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Shout out to Pan World America pumps

    I has a similar experience with Bubble Magus. One of their dosing heads wasn't spinning, it would just spin for like 0.00001 seconds. I sent them an email and told them the trouble shooting i did. moved heads around, tried reprogramming it, etc. They sent me a new mother board and pump motor absolutely free of charge. they didn't even ask me about where and when I bought it! bubble magus for life !
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    Getting back into the Hobby

    looking good. .1 phos and 0 nitrate and no cyano bacteria yet?
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    Skinning Wire Shelves

    it would be easy to cover the rack parts. Simply buying melamine counter tops with the front lip on them and placing them on the racks would do it. But covering the sides and the posts themselves... Really difficult. I like Clarks Idea of just building some shelving units. You could always use the wire shelves as is and then run all the wires through wire comb or pvc.