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  1. 100 micron mesh filter socks.

    pm sent Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  2. Davids Reefer 350 build.

    Great looking set up. Nice to see another doser! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  3. 280g Barrel of monkeys build

    After thinking it over, I decided it was best to hire professionals to move the tank into place. Not only do they carry insurance, i punched it into a calculator and the cost of the movers is only 5% of the cost of the tank. So lunch time tomorrow, i can drink a latte and watch people put my tank into place. Which, is kind of ideal really. . Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  4. Exodus Versa 42 Upgrade

    nice set up. I thought my apex setup was legit but after seeing your control board....whoa!! What are all those modules?. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  5. 100 micron mesh filter socks.

    I am only collecting sps with AEFW on them. In a pinch i'll accept acros with only eggs. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  6. 100 micron mesh filter socks.

    nope. red sea was nice enough to make their socks 4.5" im diameter. you can get mesh socks for them... they are just $10 Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  7. 280g Barrel of monkeys build

    thanks, its made entirely of painted styrofoam. Should hold 3k pounds Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  8. 280g Barrel of monkeys build

    got my stand 90% done and put into its home Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  9. 100 micron mesh filter socks.

    I'm not sure if they would filter out microbubbles, but 100 micron is pretty small. yes, i have them now. i was impressed with the quality, i spent extra to get the monofillament material. They are also sewn to the plastic ring, not pressed and glued. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  10. 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
  11. thats actual size... Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  12. I saw the plastic collanders on the R2R qt sticky. they look like this.. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 120 gallon saltwater aquarium for sale

    picture of scratches? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  16. 280g Barrel of monkeys build

    super top secret 5' toothless overflow finally done Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  17. 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
  18. 280g Barrel of monkeys build

    through the yard》through double doors on deck 》through living room Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  19. 280g Barrel of monkeys build

    ta dah.. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. WTB RODI Booster Pump

    ooops. quick books meltdown on friday.. i forgot Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  25. 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
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