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  1. Tank has been up 4 months. Really pleased right now where it’s at. I knew it wouldn’t take me long to fill it!
  2. I would think so. They are a good organization and will reimburse you part of the guest speaker cost.
  3. Me too! It’s a morph from just a regular Yuma. I thought it was a bubble tip when I saw it in the bag!
  4. Went over to Jeff’s to pick up a dendro and a fellow reefer brought in this amazing bounce Yuma . I tried to make a side deal with him 😛 but Jeff said …
  5. I haven’t seen this available for several years ! They are NPS so they have to be fed but they are great for that back corner of your tank that gets no light ! Thanks Jeff!!
  6. No it would be fine depending on how many fish you already have. They are great algae eaters but the one I had years ago started nipping my zoas. I don’t think on purpose but it killed a few frags. Some of the bristle tooth tangs also would work like the purple and Tomini . Is your tank relatively new ? Sometimes that’s just part of the process as the denitrifying bacteria population grows. I personally fill like after about a year is when the population starts building up and the tank stabilizes.
  7. Wasn’t sure Lou Ekus did a good talk on reef chemistry . I also liked Tim Hovanec aka Dr. Tim’s talk on tank cycling. If we sign back up with Masna they will pay some of the fee for a Guest speaker.
  8. some excellent suggestions here’s another Randy Holmes-Farley the reef chemistry guy
  9. Like Lexinverts said algae is normal though we try to fight it. A good herbivore like a tang or fox face will help. What lights are you running ? When I tried to turn up the whites on my nanobox I had an ikncreased growth of algae.
  10. What is your phosphate level? Nitrate level? Anything change with your lighting ? What makes you think the source is the RO containers ? If O Tds is coming out I would think it would be other things .
  11. Wow !! Is this for aiptasia or intruders ?
  12. Didn’t know the trick of using polarized glasses to know if it’s tempered. That sucks and agree having had an external overflow or was a pain. It would get plugged and stop working and I always worried it would overflow. plumbing is not my thing but I would definitely go with two returns and one thing I'm considering is having two return pumps. I have it on a smaller scale and I like the redundancy I case one goes out. Also puts out better flow.
  13. I agree the main ones look like sunny ds. The one with the red skirt I am not sure they have a name as they are quite common on the rocks that come in.
  14. Thanks for sharing. Glad you are having a better experience. I agree going slow and patience are key to avoiding problems like hair algae, fish disease , Dinos , cyano etc.
  15. Welcome to the club. I hope to see you at our August bbq! I just put up another tank in March. It didn’t take very long to get the chaeto. I think I ordered it and it came a week later and shipping wasn’t too much. Would definitely recommend pest free Chaeto as a starter.
  16. I ordered some online here and was quite pleased https://orchardreef.com/product/chaetomorpha/
  17. It’s great to have meetings again! Suncrestreef reef is a nationally known Apex expert and consultant and we are lucky to have him here to share the wonders that an Apex could do! I will be there !
  18. Tentatively August 21 in the Beaverton area
  19. Definitely worth it in the long run to take your time with the wiring.
  20. It is we are planning on having a barbecue at the home of Suncrestreef aka the apex master.
  21. Very nice clean stand and plumbing. The o rings are the plastic seals on the inside of the pipes and they fall apart in cold weather. I would have never stored the tank in the shop if I pad know or at least stored the plumbing indoors.
  22. I like Red Sea too but we found out the hard way that they shouldn’t be stored in a cold place. My wife has been trying to set up her. 170 and the O rings needed to be replaced. I don’t like the top off on either one and will get a Tunze for it.
  23. Nice looking tank. I like their stands and the plumbing design better than the Res Sea.
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