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    Dog trainer recommendations

    I need a cat trainer... Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Rainbow Monti

    Dodge? Shoot me a txt when you go over to CNC. I live 10 minutes from there. 503-828-85six six Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Rainbow Monti

    Me me me. I heard someone say you deliver?? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Update on Red Sea Reefer 450

    Looks fantastic dude. How long has it been running?. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Meet up at Cuttlefish and Corals

    Maybe i will have a BBQ release party Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Meet up at Cuttlefish and Corals

    Which store is your store?? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Majestic Angel in gangland

    Jeff has a very nice looking achilies right now. If you have had ich in your tank though, dont even think about it!! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    How?

    Just don't hang around with me and your rep will go up. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Meet up at Cuttlefish and Corals

    Yup, a big one. Once i am done training him it is going to be a five way wrestle mania showdown. Main card: Sohal vs mean powder blue vs satanic achilies. My scopas and majestic angel will be there for moral support (and hide for dear life). Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Meet up at Cuttlefish and Corals

    I got me this though... Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Meet up at Cuttlefish and Corals

    Sorry, dropped almost $300 in there today. Stay away!! JUST STAY AWAY!!! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Coral

    They are VERY hard to see. You can see bites with the naked eye buy the flatworms are clear and you need a lens to see them. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Where is the best place to go?

    Premium aquarium and cuttlefish would be the best for fish and corals. They both have very clean stores which is a big plus in my book. I dont go to cuttlefish much.. only like 3x a week Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Coral

    Good points. I would even say you cut plugs off even if you have a fine tooth comb. Those planaria are very thin and they can lay eggs underneath the frag if there is a little crack. I do the things you listed then give them a week or two in a qt tank where i look at them with a magnifying glass. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Coral

    It is hard to qt stuff. Not because of the work involved, but because you want to pull them out and put them in your tank. There are only two rules that coral people need to abide by: 1. Don't shag hookers in Haiti without a condom. 2. Trust nobodys frags. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Coral

    Wouldnt that be nice Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Coral

    Ok, I will be the dickhead member and say what every experienced coral grower is thinking. If you have to ask, then you are NOT ready for SPS. You can buy them, sure, they will probably last for a couple of weeks, then... uh ooh. SPS are awesome, they are pretty much the only coral that interests me. That said, they take an incredible amount of dedication. They are EXPENSIVE and if you are willy nilly about tank maintenance, parameter monitoring or quarantine protocols, then you may have a very disheartening event, and one that costs you a LOT of money. I, like many, learned the hard way. Not testing newly mixed saltwater, not doing maintenance on my RODI, not testing water parameters regularly... or the "I will just dip it and put it in, he/she probably doesn't have bugs". Ammonia crash, acro eating flatworms, ich, alk spike, too much GFO, name it, I made those mistakes. My new system however is on lock down. I check my alk EVERY day. Every, single day. I have a hanna meter and it is easy and it is THAT important.. or at least I think it is. I check phos, nitrate, calcium, and iodine once a week. Everything goes through QT. Fish, corals, everything. I spend an average of about 3-4 hours a week reading about water chemistry, sps needs, nutrient export and monitoring, but mostly water chemistry. Obviously you don't have to do this, people do fine without QT or checking levels often. Do what makes you excited about the hobby but just know that there are not many shortcuts and your excitement may end up with a collection of dead SPS skeletons, each of which could have funded a nice meal out on the town with your GF or wife. I live in SW pdx, I have some purple montipora cap that I can give you and see what happens. At least you can start seeing what happens to alk and cal when you start adding calcifying organisms to your tank.
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    Mini mangrove refugium or Zoanthid tank, or both?

    I have read that the mangrove thing is actually not a very effective nutrient export technique. Put a yellow tang in there. Or an anemone and clown would be cool!!
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    Forget about it!

    Nope.. even more expensive... city of portland water. Lol Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Forget about it!

    I put 5" of water in my basement once. Which part you ask? The ENTIRE basement. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Majestic Angel in gangland

    They are abbout $200 Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Majestic Angel in gangland

    LOL I was waiting for that! It is kind of comical though because I throw the frozen food in the box and all the fish try to peck at the acrylic trying to get it. It has to melt before it leaves the Acclimator 1000. All the fish go up to the acrylic....except for... you guessed it, the achilies.
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    Majestic Angel in gangland

    :( Your supposed to say.. "that is awesome, now when you release him the other fish will warmly accept him" Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Majestic Angel in gangland

    So far.. no interest from other fish.. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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