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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF Pink Stylo/Pocilopora

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 09:15
Author: LakeCityReefs
Subject: LF Pink Stylo/Pocilopora
Posted: January 17 2017 at 3:15pm

Let me know if you have some and can part with a frag or 2.
385-239-557O
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Introduce Yourself : Hello

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 09:00
Author: pigwrestler
Subject: Hello
Posted: January 17 2017 at 3:00pm

Hello again,
 Since my first post I have been very impressed by the responses that I received and how many of you were willing to help. I have also been able to team up with a great organization called (savingnemo.com) and Lance Graham.This program looks at setting up saltwater aquariums looking at clownfish and their role in the reef ecosystem. They do this within schools to help educate our students and the community of how we can help in making our aquarium hobby more sustainable and help in the conservation of these species as well as other organism that live in coral reefs.  At this time we are hoping that with UtahReefs.com and the community we can set up a 30-55 gallon tank. What we are in need of at the moment is an almost complete setup. This would include the following:
Tank (30+ gallons)

Stand

Sump

Overflow Kit (Bulkheads need to be in great condition)

Pump

Power Heads (Multiple)

Heater

Lamp (T5 or LED)

Skimmer (with or without pump)

Hose & Piping (1.5 in PVC if possible)

Auto Top-off

Rock & Sand

Food

Additives:

            Salts

            Carbon

            Buffers

 Maintenance Supply:

            ScrubBrushes

            Magna-flo

            PaperTowels

            Rags

            FilterSocks

If you have any of these items it would be greatly appreciated and you could contact Lance and he will set up a time to be able to get these supplies from you.

Lance Graham

(702) 573-8381

 lancemgraham1@gmail.com

Thanks for your time,

Chris Saunders

            

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SPS : ALK Issues

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 07:07
Author: bur01014
Subject: ALK Issues
Posted: January 17 2017 at 1:07pm

an alk of 13 isn't your problem, your problem is how fast you got there or how crazy the rollercoaster ride was to get there....i wouldn't do anything and turn off the dosers and let alk drop slowly and naturally.

Last thing you need is changing more on your tank after things are stressed enough.

You may never know why consumption decreased suddenly.  I would employ basic fish feeding and weekly water changes and no dosing of anything until alk drops and consumption starts picking up again.


Edited by bur01014 - 4 hours 50 minutes ago at 1:10pm
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Show Off / POTM (Picture of the Month) : showing off local reef tanks

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 06:57
Author: jdinchak
Subject: showing off local reef tanks
Posted: January 17 2017 at 12:57pm

evan127 wrote:

If they are alright with people coming over and talking tank (hopefully they aren't being put on the spot here) I would love to see Brad Syphus' reef sometime. I'm sure his incredible photos don't do it justice. I follow his thread on R2R. His reef is such an inspiration to me.


Brad usually is ok if you schedule it with him.  Fantastic tank.

Reef Tour is 11/4 so yeah if you want to see someone's tank for ideas but can't wait that long definitely reach out to them.

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SPS : ALK Issues

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 06:09
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: ALK Issues
Posted: January 17 2017 at 12:09pm

I realize that what I said above about adding Ca to balance the two components is hard to understand but it works because it uses principles of chemistry. This shouldn't be all that hard to accept, since it was chemistry that messed things up in the first place. 
Another technique involving chemistry, and also biology, that will help in this situation is to decrease the salinity level of the tank. Why would this helpBecause the problem right now is too much of the Alkalinity component in the water. Decreasing salinity decreases Alkalinity. Alkalinity is carbonate ions floating around in the water waiting to combine with Calcium. Removing some salt water and replacing it with pure water will dilute the amount of those ions, making the water more bearable for the aquarium inhabitants.But won't decreasing the salinity hurt the coralActually no, not if it's done over the course of an hour or so. In the wild, these animals are genetically tuned to having salinity go down quickly, like when a torrential rain adds millions of gallons of fresh water to the reef and tide pools. Ask anyone that has seen their top off water do a small flood of their aquarium. Salinity can drop fairly rapidly to 1.022 or even 1.020 without any bad effect on the animals. But when raising the salinity back up, do it more gradually because there is no genetic variable to handle a quick rise in salt content.
This means that if you have chosen to do some water changes, do them with the aim being to bring tank water salinity down by several points. 
Oh, one other thing. Above I said that Mg should be tested and if below 1200, should be raised. Without Mg available to the animals, they cannot consume Alk and Ca to build their home. Mg is critical to the action of the Alkalinity ions combining with Ca to form Calcium Carbonate. 
Hardly any of us realized, when we got in to this hobby, that chemistry would be so important. 
Aloha,Mark  
P.S.I hope fishyman19 has come back to read this thread.  
P.P.SSome may think I'm "off my rocker" and they may be right. I welcome opposing viewpoints but consider this, I've been at this for a very long time, intensely via the WMAS, via this forum and via all the experts whose brains I've picked over the years. I may have seen more incidents like this than most hobbyists or professionals.

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Show Off / POTM (Picture of the Month) : showing off local reef tanks

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 05:18
Author: evan127
Subject: showing off local reef tanks
Posted: January 17 2017 at 11:18am

If they are alright with people coming over and talking tank (hopefully they aren't being put on the spot here) I would love to see Brad Syphus' reef sometime. I'm sure his incredible photos don't do it justice. I follow his thread on R2R. His reef is such an inspiration to me.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS/FT cucumbers

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 05:15
Author: Zack801
Subject: FS/FT cucumbers
Posted: January 17 2017 at 11:15am

Send me an offer. I can text you some pics, one is currently spoken for.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : B&W Clowns no longer for sale

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 05:13
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: B&W Clowns no longer for sale
Posted: January 17 2017 at 11:13am

Yeah, very nasty. In the past, I've rigorously used my Garlic Oil Treatment to save a majority of fish from Marine Velvet, but for reasons partly beyond my control, I couldn't get to it this time. Lest they further pollute the system, I had to euthanize the remaining fish. 
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General Discussion : Reasonable Reef Tank Dream

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 05:13
Author: evan127
Subject: Reasonable Reef Tank Dream
Posted: January 17 2017 at 11:13am

Just two observations. Are you adamant on buying all new gear as oppose to used? ATI fixtures are going fast and inexpensive everywhere as many aquarists ditch them to move onto LEDs. Would the Red Sea Reefer be low flow? I didn't see any powerheads listed for it. ;)
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General Discussion : Reasonable Reef Tank Dream

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 05:06
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Reasonable Reef Tank Dream
Posted: January 17 2017 at 11:06am

Your "reasonable" is a bit different than my reasonable  but this thread may assist in helping your dream become reality. http://utahreefs.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=81771
Aloha,Mark   
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Blue Jaw Trigger - Male XL Price Drop / Pics

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 05:04
Author: neverwinter
Subject: Blue Jaw Trigger - Male XL Price Drop / Pics
Posted: January 17 2017 at 11:04am

Bump: $80 OBO
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Show Off / POTM (Picture of the Month) : showing off local reef tanks

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 04:54
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: showing off local reef tanks
Posted: January 17 2017 at 10:54am

Anyone that would dream to spend their hard earned money on starting up a large aquarium really should check out other large tanks for ideas and to learn the tips for keeping large tanks. Some of the wisest people that I have seen come in to this hobby over the last 23 years and who, unlike me, had awesome tanks from the start, did so because they picked 2 or 3 experienced hobbyists to learn from and follow. 
Among many others, I would recommend visiting with and seeing the large tanks of any or all of these four gracious gentlemen from this forum:(listed south to north for your convenience)
BobC63/Bob Carlson in Lehi-  Bob has 40 years experience. See his excellent method about tank setup at the top of the list of the Reefkeeping Tips linked below.
tileman/Brad Syphus in Murray -   Brad has won our POTM numberless times and has many other awards such as national Reefkeeper Of The Year. He has been featured nationally on reef podcasts.
love2skiutah/Aaron Wernli in Centerville-  Aaron is the current POTM winner and is a humble, excellent reefkeeper who, similar to Brad, had to suffer through much anguish to get his current reef aquarium.
Adam Blundell/Adam Blundell in Centerville -  At 16 years old, Adam walked over to my house to sit in front of my reef and pick my brain. He went on to quickly exceed my expertise and receive a M.S. in Reef Ecology. He has become an internationally known hobbyist, a marine researcher and invited expert speaker at reef clubs and national conventions.
The combined reefkeeping experience of these four hobbyists is almost 100 years.
I'm sure there are other hobbyists that the readers of this post would like to add. Though they may not favor the crowds of the Annual Reef Tour  I have never met a hobbyist that didn't mind showing off their tank to a fellow hobbyist that not only asks lots of curious questions but who lavishes them with compliments about their artful creation of a living reef.
Aloha,Mark  808-345-1049

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Aquarium Related Classifieds : 2 Kessil a360we

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 04:13
Author: Firefish
Subject: 2 Kessil a360we
Posted: January 17 2017 at 10:13am

Yes, they are the Tuna Blues. They are amazing lights.

@REEFBOY4LIFE, if they don't sell I'll let you know. I'd rather get rid of them all at once, but for the right price anything is negotiable.
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SPS : ALK Issues

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 04:06
Author: evan127
Subject: ALK Issues
Posted: January 17 2017 at 10:06am

Do you know what the consumption rate is for your reef? In a 24 hour period my reef is currently consuming 30ml of sodium carbonate and 25ml of sodium bicarbonate. That is up from 25ml/20ml last week. I'm changing the dosing schedule every 4 to 6 weeks it seems like.

You said a 1.1ml dose . Are you using the BRS dosers? If you are and you figure out the consumption rate in 24 hours, there is a great calculator for the Apex that gives out the programming code based on what you want to dose, how often and it tells you how long to run it with other code I don't understand. If you are just using them on timers, it could still be useful to tell you how long to precisely run each doser.

How ever you decide to lower you alkalinity, go slow. Rapid changes in alkalinity, high or low, is very shocking to corals. Don't put your other livestock at risk based on trying to lower it on the account of losing a single specimen. Obviously the rest of the livestock has adjusted to the steady rise and haven't shown any ill affects. Also, if you go slow you can ease into the target number of your choice as to not by pass that target number and have to chase it.

As I am writing this I see that you said you dose "1.1 ml for 3 minutes and 15 seconds from midnight to noon and it has kept it stable for over a year and a half." Either your corals aren't growing at all or you're using water changes frequently enough that the alkalinity in conjunction with your dosing is keeping it at 9dKH. What salt are you using and what parameters does it mix to?
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : B&W Clowns no longer for sale

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 03:35
Author: Hogie
Subject: B&W Clowns no longer for sale
Posted: January 17 2017 at 9:35am

That's a nasty one.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF dosing pump

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 01:41
Author: stout_trout
Subject: LF dosing pump
Posted: January 17 2017 at 7:41am

Thanks, PM replied.
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Equipment : help with wireless adapter for Apex

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 01:38
Author: Reefer4Ever
Subject: help with wireless adapter for Apex
Posted: January 17 2017 at 7:38am

Talk to Jeff (krazie) he has helped me out with mine several times. The guy knows his stuff.
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Equipment : help with wireless adapter for Apex

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 01:36
Author: backwards32
Subject: help with wireless adapter for Apex
Posted: January 17 2017 at 7:36am

I have the old classic apex and it was sold to me with a wireles adapter that he said worked great. I am having the hardest time getting it to work. anyone have any experience with this?
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General Discussion : Dropped by a couple stores today

Recent Message Board Posts - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 19:27
Author: phys
Subject: Dropped by a couple stores today
Posted: January 17 2017 at 1:27am

Finally made it down to aquarium creations today too while visiting my parents. Pretty nice store and had a good deal on cleanup crew. His display tank was pretty nice!
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General Discussion : Reasonable Reef Tank Dream

Recent Message Board Posts - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 19:25
Author: phys
Subject: Reasonable Reef Tank Dream
Posted: January 17 2017 at 1:25am

Bigger the better. Lol
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