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Manny Tavan

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    Please vote! Mr. Saltwater Tank to speak about...

    This is so hard! Kinda like chosing between pizza and cheeseburger...
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    Hollywood Stunner growth

    that's why I don't have any in my tank lol
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    Free bag of cheato with pods

    I could use some since chemiclean killed all my pods along with the cyano 3 months ago
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    Zoas colonies for sale

    I’m going to be breaking up my zoas garden. Growing too fast and taking over the tank. There will be three main colonies for sale and maybe some frags of the other colonies eventually colony 1 is a mix of eagles eyes, radioactive dragoneyes and blue palys. It’s a big colony: $40 obo or trade for acropora frag colony 2 is a big colony of bam bams: $40 obo or trade for acropora frag (sale pending flash21) colony 3 is a big colony of sunny D’s: $40 obo or trade for acropora frag. 15 head have the normal yellow/green color but the others have turned green for some weird reason: (sale pending) located in Happy Valley
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    Zoas colonies for sale

    Close up of the sunny d’s
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    Zoas colonies for sale

    Would also trade for frags of acans or euphyllias
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    I got the portable yamaha generator from costco (goes on sale from time to time). Will power my tank and my modem/router which are the only two things I really care about in life
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    Apex & Alexa integration

    If only Alexa would cook me breakfast in the morning. Seems like she already does everything else...
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    Zoas colonies for sale

    Zoas are great until they start growing like weed lol
  10. Are you saying the “brighter than the sun” monti I just ordered won’t look like this?
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    Growth update

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    Sps grow out contest?

    Is there a prize for last place cause i can seriously keep an acro the same size for 12 months without killing it. That’s gotta be worth something.
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    WTB. Sump for reefer350

    I've got a reefer 170 sump...
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    Clowns and Hosting

    it's called squatting
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    Coral collision

    Wouldn’t it be fun? i’m pretty sure my frogspawn would win everytime
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    Clowns and Hosting

    my big frogspawn colony loves the pair of clown. My hammers on the other end hated them
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    Coral collision

    Should we start a coral ultimate fighting championship?
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    Coral collision

    Chalices are mean but they don't stand a chance against euphyllia's (I learned that the hard way)
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    Prospective new tank build

    with the cold weather coming in, I can't help but plan for a new SPS tank build. I started in the hobby one year ago with a red sea reefer 170 and I have learned so much from it (mostly by committing every single mistake there is). I've been planning this new build for a month now and because I'm still a newbie I would like some feedback if possible my current set up includes red sea 170, hydra hd26 LED, bubble magus skimmer, jebao dosing pump and brs 2 part, custom sump with refugium and kessil a80 refugium light, apex 2016, tunze ato, vectra S1 pump, mp10qd. Tank - Peninsula tank. Either red sea 500, red sea 650, or a waterbox peninsula tank https://www.waterboxaquariums.com/crystal/crystal-peninsula/ Lighting - Thinking about trying 3 or 4 of the new kessil A360x https://www.kessil.com/products/saltwater_A360X.php - or Maxpect razor https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/razor-x-300w-led-fixture-maxspect.html - or Maxspect recurve https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/48-razor-recurve-led-fixture-maxspect.html Return - neptune core 20 since I will be running apex again https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/cor-20-intelligent-return-pump-neptune-systems.html Skimmer - bubble magus curve 7 https://www.amazon.com/Bubble-Magus-BM-Curve-Protein-Skimmer/dp/B00AAFVPEK Flow - Thinking about having two of the new AI NERO 5 powerheads https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/nero-5-powerhead-3000-gph-aqua-illumination.html - or going with a gyre pump maxspect 280 https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/xf280-gyre-pump-with-controller-6000-gph-maxspect.html Support - APEX 2016 Dosing - DHL wifi dosing pumps https://www.marinedepot.com/GHL_Doser_2.1_SA_4_pumps_Black_Dosing_Pumps_Top_Off_for_Aquariums-GHL-0G4802-FIDP-vi.html - Triton core 7 method https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/core7-base-elements-triton-method.html Refugium light - Kessil H380 https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/h380-spectral-halo-ii-led-algae-grow-light-kessil.html Rock - Caribsea branch liferock https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/branch-liferock-dry-live-rock-caribsea.html - Going to go for a floating reef aquascape ATO - I love the tunze https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/tunze-osmolator-universal-3155-auto-top-off.html Anyway, I feel like planning is half the fun...
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    Prospective new tank build

    OCD spouse lol
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    Prospective new tank build

    Underneath is just foundation. There is a ton of room down there but I suspect it gets really cold. I did consider putting a mixing station for auto water changes but the goal is to not do water changes with the trident method i plan to keep the reefer 170 for the living room and have the large tank in the dining room which has been empty since we moved in 5 years ago
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    Prospective new tank build

    Checking out the subfloor. Plenty of support down there. Probably won’t need to add any support if I place the tank right on top of the big support beams also i just realized I can fit a red sea 750 xl along that wall it’s 75” long
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    Prospective new tank build

    some of the online retailers still have the "old" price listed 😃
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    Prospective new tank build

    Seems like the WB sump varies a lot based on the model. Some have the ato reservoir combined and other separate. Larger sumps do have an adjustable divider between the refugium and skimmer sections. I do like their plumbling (larger systems have manifold and gate valve). I hate the RS diaphragm valve. The WB stand and tank seem high quality. I’m just wondering about customer support at this point...
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    Prospective new tank build

    Sorry i meant h80. It does work well for me right now Yes will most likely get a custom sump because i don’t use filter socks and I like a larger refugium dos x 2 is definately an option if there is enough room in the cabinet Those nero seem to move to a lot of water it’s the same rating at the gyre (6000gph) Would love to know how the quality compares with the red sea. Gallong for gallon they seem more expensive than red sea. Not sure how CS compares to red sea which is the goal standard imo