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  1. 100 micron mesh filter socks.

    Brand new 4"x14" mesh filter socks with plastic ring. These are the stronger and more durable monofilament mesh. Filters about the same as a 200 micron fabric sock but they are soooooooo much easier to clean.. Flip, rinse, put back in. $4 a piece cheers Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  2. Heater broke, tank crashed

    they are super dope for sure. I dropped one down the stairs once.. not a problem. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  3. thats actual size... Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  4. I saw the plastic collanders on the R2R qt sticky. they look like this.. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  5. Hey Sean, The timing for TTM is pretty simple "leave it be for three". It takes at least 3 days for an ich cycst that has fallen off the fish to hatch and become motile to attach itself to a fish. So simply remove your fish to a fresh bucket every three days, thereby moving them out of harms way. The confusing part is how many transfers are needed. If you are never exposing them to the swimming stage.. it should be only 3 transfers. (the most often quoted time for ich to mature and fall off the fish is 7 days). But most people say 14 days. I'm using copper right now because i am treating a bunch of fish but I am going TTM in the future. I need to get some square plastic colanders to use instead of nets. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  6. I read this the other night and thought i should pass it along. Sometimes I have used tap water and prime for my QT set ups simply because I did not have RO on hand. After some reading last night i found out that UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you add prime to water with cupramine in it. If you have to use prime to make water you have to wait 48hours for the prime to disapate. Prime can change the cu2+ that is cupramine to highly toxic CU+ form of copper. cheers Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  7. 120 gallon saltwater aquarium for sale

    picture of scratches? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  8. 280g Barrel of monkeys build

    super top secret 5' toothless overflow finally done Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  9. 280g Barrel of monkeys build

    ok, its late, I'm in the hot tub after another marathon "hobby session" so yeah, why not, i thought i would do a build thread. So I like big tanks. Every time i look at my 8' cichlid tank i say man... thats a cool tank. I built a small grow out tank to try my hand at killing corals. It didnt take long to master killing sps. At first i tried slow tissue recession, but i found that bleaching them overnight is better. There is a nothing like that sickening gut punch to inspire you to try harder, put more energy into it. Having lost track of how much I have spent to date, i figures it was time to get serious about shoveling money at this hobby. I found out that i couldn't spend enough money on an off the shelf tank to keep me up at night thinking "should i buy this? what is wrong with me?" So i ordered a custom rimless tank from Acrylic and Glass Exhibits (AGE) from texas. So its a 6 foot long x 3 feet deep by 24" tall rimless 3/4" starphire tank. AGE said "we don't build rimless any bigger than this" i had another custom builder refuse to build it 24" tall with those dimensions. its around 270g total.. something like that. It will weigh like 450lbs empty :(. So anywho this is dragging on so i will just list the equipment and then list the tasks necessary to get ready for this thing. * 6x3x2' rimless tank on second floor * skimmer and 100 gallon refugium in basement * reeflo barracuda pump for water moving duties * reef octopus regal 300int skimmer / neo natal unit incubator. seriously, its stupid large.. thats a full grown lab in that picture below. * DIY steel stand (powedercoated) with sapelle inlay panels (held with magnets) * bubble magus dosing unit... yes, no reactor * giessemann spectra lamp over display. 3- 250w halides and 4 80watt T5. * new apex and powerbar downstairs, linked power bar upstairs with LDK. no * top secret custom cheato reactor that is proven to remove 23.76% more nutrients. soo here are some pictures.. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  10. 280g Barrel of monkeys build

    thanks. i think i have it covered. Tacos and beer and tank move.. I even got beer for John and Rich Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  11. 280g Barrel of monkeys build

    through the yard》through double doors on deck 》through living room Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  12. 280g Barrel of monkeys build

    ta dah.. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  13. well, i got a pair of those $7 amazon glasses with multiple magnifier lenses... dont like them. you have to hold things soooo close to your face. I did find some AEFW eggs on a frag though. I was dipping all my acros and rinsing them and putting them back. Any way you slice it... NOT a fun part of "the hobby" it just makes a mess no matter what you do :( Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  14. Very well said and as a biologist i can certainly see your point. I mean, if you look at countries like japan that are complete germaphobes (anti bacterial clothing, etc), they have are more susceptible to infections because there immune systems are compromised as they are not as robust as someone exposed to lots of germs. So in this sense, it seems logical that not going overboard on QT would not make sense because if fish or corals are healthy, they can thrive despite the presence of pathogens. On the other hand.. one doesn't contract a mild case of AIDS, or don't sweat it, its just a little HSV2.. It seems to me that there are certain things you can roll the dice with.. velvet, ich. And certain things that once you get, it will systematically crush your tank over time. red bugs, acro spiders, AEFW. It seems at the very least, everyone keeping sps should have a 15x hand loop and a dipping regime. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  15. oh yeah. From what i have read and talked to others, bayer is the gold standard of dipping for corals. For my sps QT i have a cheap ebay T5 setup over a 20 gallon. dip 2x a week and look for flukes. When you dont see flukes for 2 weeks, one more dip and you are good to go (for AEFW). Also.. always cut off base rocks. In regards to inverts, there are many places that sell inverts (and chaeto) from fishless systems so you are guaranteed no ich cysts. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  16. Well I will say this. I always qt and treat my fish with copper and prazi. I didn't QT a trio of anthias i got because i was just excited. Then two days later... ich in the tank. Not the end of the world but it has yo be dealt with sooner or later. You CAN live with ich.. but why? Flash forward.. I never QT my coral. Just a dip or two, then in the tank. Then my sps just stopped growing? then some STN, then it stopped. Finally I got a magnifying glass and looked at them.... UGGHHH.. i had acro eating flat worms!! Again, not the end of the world but here i am just because I wanted to do things the easy way. The great thing about forums is that there is so much good information out there. The problem with forums is that you can always find someone that says what you want to hear. From "this product is amazing" to " i have never QT a thing in 10 years and never had a problem. So for me, because I have a great deal of money in my tank I told myself everything gets QT'd. The extra time it takes is well worth it to know that I am not letting parasites into my display tank. Hope this helps Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  17. WTB RODI Booster Pump

    ooops. quick books meltdown on friday.. i forgot Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  18. WTB RODI Booster Pump

    I have one to sell. I'll get the specifics tomorrow. 60% of retail. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  19. 280g Barrel of monkeys build

    You are correct. I was going to build this guy a custom sump, but perhaps i should put that on the back burner and take some spelling classes? or turn on auto correct? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  20. Basement/Garage Sumps and Construction

    i have the cuda. the nice thing about these pumps is the hybrid models that can run two different impellors. I got.mine used at R2R. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  21. Basement/Garage Sumps and Construction

    nice find R3. Here are the flow and head calcs for all the reeflo pumps.. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  22. 280g Barrel of monkeys build

    I dont understand.. that guy in the diagram looks to be about your age Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  23. 280g Barrel of monkeys build

    lol Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  24. 280g Barrel of monkeys build

    sorry, i have been reading allot about Alabama in the last week trying to figure out how on earth Roy Moore can even be close in the poles. turns out alabama is the 5th or 6th dumbest state in the country (depends on the survey). I guess its just rubbing off on me. FFR.. west virginia amd hawaii often battle for the status of dumbest state but WV is also in the top 3 of highest rate of obesity so i think that is where I'm going to move to. anywho.. i just got my bill of lading for my tank. The crate and tank combined = 770lbs! yikes Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  25. 280g Barrel of monkeys build

    lol. its fine. Having someone imply that I don't know how to mix saltwater though... that is kind of annoying. But anyways, yeah people, dont just add water to a huge pile of salt. You can however be more scientific about it and add a "crap load" of salt to a "butt load" of water (those are imperial measurements, not metric). You end up with salt around 1.30 or so and you can dilute it down from there. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk