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  1. Ryan’s 150G DD Marineland Build

    i wouldnt add anymore but that is just me. The fastest way to make a big tank look smaller is to put a ton of rock in it. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  2. Ryan’s 150G DD Marineland Build

    looking good. i like that scape. i have spent hours and hours trying to decide on a scape for my tank. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  3. 48" Giesemann Aurora

    sold Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  4. 48" Giesemann Aurora

    Change of plans on new aquarium.. which resulted in a two foot longer tank so that means I'm putting my Giesseman Aurora for sale. I don't think you will find ANYONE that says Giesemann lights are not the absolute bomb. The only negative I hear about them is they are expensive. They are expensive, but for good reason. The machining and overall quality on this light is top notch. The light has 4 54watt T5 bulbs and three 75 watt LED clusters. comes wirh hanging kit and brand new t5's. 2 coral blue and two actinic (ati). $1600 more info.. https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/aurora-hybrid-48-4x54-3x85w-led-giesemann.html
  5. 200g deep dimension with stand

    sold Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  6. ok, i am FINALLY done working on this tank. the details.. 1. standard marineland deep dimension tank. 48x36x27 starphire front panel. 2. I removed the corner overflows (because they are hideous and kind of stupid) and built a central 2 foot long "ghost box" style overflow. 3. two 1.5" drains and one 1" inch bulkhead on the overflow for a beanimal style drain. 4. two one inch schedule 80 hoes drilled for the returns (next to overflow). 5. the tank is also drilled for a closed loop system. there is a two inch return and the two former stand pipes in the corners for returns. I know.. i know.. people don't run closed loops like they used to but that was before DC pumps came into play. With a $150 jebao you could push 4000gph+. I thought that two of the corner pipes flowing behind the rock work and two facing diagonal. That and maybe one gyre would keep any sps happy. stand is SOLID. .like ridiculous, but it does come apart so you can get it through doors to set it up. It is very nicely made. it's a SWEET tank and you could do some amazing aquascaping..especially since the corner overflows are gone. I was stoked when I bought it from another forum member but when running plumbing through my entire house for a basement sump and running new electrical circuits I told myself I wasn't going to do all this nightmare work and not have my dream tank which is a 6x3 rimless. The downside, this dream tank comes at a "i should have my head examined" price. comes with all the bulkheads and unions for all the returns and closed loop holes. $750 takes it home (bring friends to help unload it). Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  7. NEW Par Meter Booking Thread

    thanks. trying to quantify par loss over 9 months on t5 bulbs Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  8. NEW Par Meter Booking Thread

    can I get in line for either of the meters. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  9. Two reefer one house issues

    i think perhaps his side of the bed would be a good storage location.[emoji16] Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  10. Ryan’s 150G DD Marineland Build

    rolling chaeto is like rolling coal, just a whole lot less red neck idiot. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  11. Ryan’s 150G DD Marineland Build

    it's the internet, you can argue anything. you don't even have to be burdened with truth or facts. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  12. Ryan’s 150G DD Marineland Build

    that's exactly what I am doing on my 300 build. rolling chaeto with ebay led. it's gangster Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  13. Ryan’s 150G DD Marineland Build

    looking good! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  14. Seed Rock / Seed Sand

    I would highly suggest you pick up a little bottle of Dr tims one and only bacteria for marine tanks. It works really really well. .. I'm addition to the live rock/sand Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  15. Two reefer one house issues

    wait... are we married?. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  16. yeah for my clown fish :)

    It took 6 months but my clown fish finally realized that anemones are natural hosts for clown fish. I was so excited to see this as I have been pretty much telling him everyday and he finally listened. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  17. 48" Giesemann Aurora

    SOLD Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  18. 48" Giesemann Aurora

    Change of plans on new aquarium.. which resulted in a two foot longer tank so that means I'm putting my Giesseman Aurora for sale. I don't think you will find ANYONE that says Giesemann lights are not the absolute bomb. The only negative I hear about them is they are expensive. They are expensive, but for good reason. The machining and overall quality on this light is top notch. The light has 4 54watt T5 bulbs and three 75 watt LED clusters. comes wirh hanging kit and brand new t5's. 2 coral blue and two actinic (ati). $1600 more info.. https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/aurora-hybrid-48-4x54-3x85w-led-giesemann.html
  19. yeah for my clown fish :)

    i know.. it's like "ATM machine" since ATM means automatic teller machine you are saying I have to go to the automatic teller machine machine. LOL I hope it doesn't come off as snarky or the grammar police, i think that some people just don't know. I think the reversal is just a result of being trying to explain why their clown isn't in an anenome. Most people don't know or remember the word symbiot so they use the word host instead. if you want on a forum and said "why won't my clownfish become a symbiot? most people would say huh? Plus it is the fishes decision and host can be used as a verb.. But the anenome is larger and therefore the proper term is host. If it's tough to remember think of the anenome as a house, the fish is a guest and therefore the anenome is acting as a host. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  20. yeah for my clown fish :)

    ok, I. have to say it. It really doesn't matter because, well, because it doesn't, but it is a pet peeve of mine. The anenome is the host, not the other way around. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  21. Hawaiian fish collection ban

    I was just at cuttle fish talking about this. I did some further reading and I have some experience in natural resource regulation for what it's worth. So it is shut down for now, but, the good is that the shut down is really based on fish and wildlife (well, the Hawaii version of fish and wildlife) research. The have done numerous surveys of the reefs where commercial collection takes place and they have shown that numbers of target fish are not declining. In fact the opposite is happening in several cases. The bummer is that in modern America, people don't value facts that the scientific method generates. It is all about beliefs, and if something doesn't sit right with someone's beliefs then it gets cast aside.. call it fake news, call it propaganda, whatever. Don't believe this is the case.. ok, how about Portland citizens deciding not to flourinate their water because it was "dangerous" and flouride is a "chemical waste product"? How about people not vaccinating their children because vaccines cause autism even though there has NEVER been a peer reviewed study that proved this was the case? So this same mentality is manifesting itself here. "Snorkle Bob says the waves were once full of yellow tangs.. they take between 2 and 10 million of them a year!!" People say..oh my God! But then it's estimated that there are 30 million fish harvested globally for aquarium trade and Hawaii represents 2% of that trade. The point is that when something becomes political, all bets are off. Sound natural resource management and harvests come from scientific data. My hope is that cooler heads will prevail and that commercial collection will resume. This will take awhile though folks. They will have to complete a NEPA analysis to make a significance call. These analysis are VERY lengthy, especially when the topic is political. So I will have to put my achilies tang lust on hold for now. :( Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  22. Re-cooking dry rock...

    bleach will speed up the reduction of organics but I would be really surprised if there is anything left on rock sitting that long. let us know if you test and find ammonia.. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  23. yeah for my clown fish :)

    that bubble tip he is in was HUGE, it recently split off a big chunk. Your nem should be ok if you keep your ammonia and PH in check. that anemone was on walk about for like 3 weeks. it was here, then over there, then under this, then over there. he finally decided he wanted to be in the SAME exact cave as my first anenome. lol Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  24. Reef controllers.. waste of money..?

    Hey there, I think perhaps that I am missing something in regards to reef controllers, their cost, and what they can actually do. My goal isn't to bash on people that have controllers or start some flame thread, I'm trying to find out some information on controllers as maybe they are more useful than I think and I am just not seeing it. A little background on me; I own and operate a large commercial "green house" so I have quite a bit of experience in terms of monitoring air and water quality parameters and setting up systems to text,call and email me when something isn't working. For example, I have a system that wirelessly monitors air temp, humidity, water temp, water levels, nutrient ppm and ph in 6 different self contained rooms. It is a cloud based system that monitors and alerts me if things are out of whack and alerts me anytime anyplace. This costs me $35/month. Many of the entry level controllers are in the $200 dollar range and all they do is turn lights on and off or control temperature, or maybe control a wavemaker (which already comes with a controller). These systems cost another $150-200 in order to connect them to a system to alert you. Step up to something with wireless alerts like the apex and your out $600-$800. I saw the neptune for $240. But then you need to purchase a ph probe for $60. Here is the deal.. couldn't you buy a milwaukie ph controller for $80, a digital timer for your lights $15, and a DIY digital temperature controller for $25 and get all the same real time read outs but no alerts for 15% less cost? Has anyone found that the convenience and cost of a all in one controller isn't worth the risk of a failure? I mean, if your controller ever went bad..your pumps, heaters, reactors..everything would crash..no? Lastly, has anyone ever used the robo tank controller? It is a DIY kind of deal with LOTS and LOTS of options.. its basically like an open source code in terms of being able to control anything based on set parameters. Also about $500 with probes and what not.. but slick touch screen interface and easy controls. https://www.robo-tank.ca/en/Robo-Tank-DIY-Kits/Robo-Tank-DIY-Aquarium-Controller-Kit-Worldwide-Limited-Sale-p158c59.html Any thoughts? What are people using here in the northwest? Thank you!!
  25. Improve heart health by achieving the 8 minute mile

    i had a roommate in san diego who was a seal. The guy was a legit freak. He would just take off for a week here or two weeks there. i would interrogate him where he was and he would just say "operations". At home though he was suuuper chill. My most memorable interaction with him "please don't snap my neck but I ate all your ice cream" his reply, completely dead pan " you watch to much tv" Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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