Recent Message Board Posts

Syndicate content WMAS Message Board
This is an XML content feed of; WMAS Message Board : Last 10 Posts
Updated: 31 min 2 sec ago

Aquarium Related Classifieds : For trade WWC Bounce Mushroom & Jawbreakers

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 16:51
Author: chuckfu5
Subject: For trade WWC Bounce Mushroom & Jawbreakers
Posted: August 14 2017 at 10:51pm

Like a 60 cube but I'm open.
Categories: Feed Category

Aquarium Related Classifieds : For trade WWC Bounce Mushroom & Jawbreakers

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 16:10
Author: Hogie
Subject: For trade WWC Bounce Mushroom & Jawbreakers
Posted: August 14 2017 at 10:10pm

What size is a larger tank?
Categories: Feed Category

Frag Grow-Out Competition (NEW)!!! : Spring '17 Frag Grow Out - Check In #4

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 15:47
Author: Reefer4Ever
Subject: Spring '17 Frag Grow Out - Check In #4
Posted: August 14 2017 at 9:47pm

Really 88 degrees?
Categories: Feed Category

Aquarium Related Classifieds : For trade WWC Bounce Mushroom & Jawbreakers

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 15:03
Author: chuckfu5
Subject: For trade WWC Bounce Mushroom & Jawbreakers
Posted: August 14 2017 at 9:03pm

Looking to trade 2 jawbreaker and one bounce for a larger tank.

Lights are off for the night but will get pics up tomorrow.

Lmk what you have and prices.
Categories: Feed Category

Meetings and Events : September Meeting - Tank War Stories!

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 14:15
Author: jdinchak
Subject: September Meeting - Tank War Stories!
Posted: August 14 2017 at 8:15pm



Tank WarStories: Discussing Tank Disasters andhow to prevent and prepare for them

9/7 at 7pm
Rose Garden Building 
Sugar House Park
1601 East 2100 South
Salt Lake City, UT

Join us on Thursday, September 7th at 7pm as wediscuss tank disasters and the lessons we learned.



We will go overdisasters such as:

  • ·        Electrical fire
  • ·        Leaking tank
  • ·        Bugs
  • ·        Disease
  • ·        No power
  • ·        Equipment failures·        And many more

How to prevent and prepare for these disasters.  Having the right equipment on hand, settingyourself up for success even during failure and learning from other hobbyistsso you can avoid their mistakes.

As always we willhave a vendor on hand selling coral, awesome snacks and fantastic raffleprizes.  Come join us for a fun night ofswapping war stories and learning a few things as well!  Who knows it might just save your tank!

We want to keep this fun and interactive, we will have manyspeakers and would love to have our members present their stories as well.  If interested send me a PM. 



Edited by jdinchak - 18 hours 44 minutes ago at 8:16pm
Categories: Feed Category

Aquarium Related Classifieds : Coral for sale

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 14:13
Author: bstuver
Subject: Coral for sale
Posted: August 14 2017 at 8:13pm

Have a few things I will need to get rid of before I can downsize my tank. I will hopefully get pictures up tonight if not by tomorrow. I have some crappy cell phone pics if you are in a rush to see otherwise I'll get good ones up.

-extra large plate this is kind of a silvery purple color very unique $70

- branching bubble coral with two heads this is a pearl like color and shows purple colored with my LED $65

- rock with goldmeister chalice frag about the size of a quarter it has been stuns on the one side by the favia and a favia about 3"x3" or so the rock is probably slightly smaller than a cantaloupe. There are some zoas frags and a mushroom frag on that rock that I will be keeping but a few of the zoas may have grown into it and will stay $60

-quarter size yellow scroll coral $15

-one head stripe candy cane $5

-unknown bright green sps frag $25

-spongeode about 2.5"x3" $25

-blacker ice Clownfish about 2" has some frayed fins as my Wyoming white relentlessly chased him -$30

If you're interested in multiple things I may be willing to meet at the point of the mountain otherwise I am located in provo. Text me at 801-404-3215 or PM here if interested just post that you PM me so I can make sure I see it
Categories: Feed Category

Aquarium Related Classifieds : FREE: 20 lbs used CaribSea Arag-Live sand

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 13:15
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: FREE: 20 lbs used CaribSea Arag-Live sand
Posted: August 14 2017 at 7:15pm

Oh, it would be a shame to throw away CaribSea aragonite sand, even if it's dried out. I use it all the time. Where are you located? Feel free to text me at 808-345-1049.
Aloha,Mark  
Categories: Feed Category

Equipment : Kessil A150 question

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 13:05
Author: p_hefe
Subject: Kessil A150 question
Posted: August 14 2017 at 7:05pm

Yes but the kessil power supply only works on 1 device.   The 1link will power 5 separate devices at once. And all controlled by the apex.
Categories: Feed Category

Equipment : Kessil A150 question

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:56
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Kessil A150 question
Posted: August 14 2017 at 6:56pm

Interesting. If the output is the same volts and amps then that says to me it can also go the other way, right? That the Kessil power supply could replace the 1Link?
Aloha,Mark  
Categories: Feed Category

Aquarium Related Classifieds : High quality live rock and acans for cheap

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:31
Author: mmcc
Subject: High quality live rock and acans for cheap
Posted: August 14 2017 at 6:31pm

Sold
Categories: Feed Category

Aquarium Related Classifieds : FREE: 20 lbs used CaribSea Arag-Live sand

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:28
Author: mmcc
Subject: FREE: 20 lbs used CaribSea Arag-Live sand
Posted: August 14 2017 at 6:28pm

I think it's Fiji Pink, but I'm not sure:

https://www.amazon.com/CaribSea-Arag-Alive-20-Pound-Fiji-Pink/dp/B00025YVGC

The rest of the tank is empty, so this is probably going in my backyard if no one claims it in the next few days.
Categories: Feed Category

Equipment : Kessil A150 question

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 11:27
Author: p_hefe
Subject: Kessil A150 question
Posted: August 14 2017 at 5:27pm

It turns out yes.   This leaves the AC outlets for other things.   I adapted the power cord you a neptune 2 prong 24v. Works great.
Categories: Feed Category

LFS/Commercial/E-Commerce Posts : NEW! Reef Glass - Our Smallest Nano Skimmer Ever

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 10:39
Author: MarineDepot
Subject: NEW! Reef Glass - Our Smallest Nano Skimmer Ever
Posted: August 14 2017 at 4:39pm

NEW! Reef Glass - Our Smallest Nano Skimmer Ever
Finally a protein skimmer that fits into most all AIO aquariums!


Categories: Feed Category

LFS/Commercial/E-Commerce Posts : Vectra S1: The Smallest Pump Yet From EcoTech

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 10:22
Author: MarineDepot
Subject: Vectra S1: The Smallest Pump Yet From EcoTech
Posted: August 14 2017 at 4:22pm

Vectra S1: The Smallest Pump Yet From EcoTech Marine
The all-new Vectra S1 is small enough to fit into your nano tank-sized sump!
Categories: Feed Category

General Discussion : GHA removal?

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 06:10
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: GHA removal?
Posted: August 14 2017 at 12:10pm

I'm slow at writing. I was writing my long post while 2 posts came up. So dead rock is in the tank. That's okay. We know how to deal with it. Read the discussions that I copied for you above from the Reefkeeping Tips.
As is described in those linked discussions, dead dry rock that was once alive leaches more than just PO4. It creates Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate pollution. What's just as bad or worse, is that it leaches heavy metals and other strange compounds from the bodies of those dead bacteria, bugs and worms. This leaching can go on for up to a year while the organic matter decomposes. In some tanks it has killed any coral that was added. The absolute best thing I have found to correct the problem is to use a product called Poly-Filter, made by Poly-Bio-Marine, also mentioned in those threads.
By the way, I guarantee that the level of PO4 you will see in testing the water is misleading. The hair algae is quickly eating the Nitrogen and Phosphate pollution thereby making the water seem cleaner than it really is.
Aloha,Mark  
Categories: Feed Category

General Discussion : GHA removal?

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 05:46
Author: Hogie
Subject: GHA removal?
Posted: August 14 2017 at 11:46am

Keep in mind, your phosphates might test 0 because the GHA is using the phosphates to grow.
Categories: Feed Category

General Discussion : GHA removal?

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 05:45
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: GHA removal?
Posted: August 14 2017 at 11:45am

Okay thanks for the answers. I hope you have read those links. If not, now would be a good time. 
First of all, if enough snails are living in a reef system, hair algae rarely gets out of control, so the first thing I recommend is adding more snails. At least 1/gal is the standard, but where algae has gotten out of control it's not a bad idea to add more than 1/gal. The hair algae may be kinda long which is difficult for Snails to get in their mouth, so more Hermits is good because they can snip off the strands of hair algae. These animals do the job so you don't have to. 
When the algae gets eaten up and the tank is clear, the Hermits and Snails may get too hungry so move some to another reef aquarium. Hungry Hermits can actually turn to eating Snails! 
Secondly, there is a procedure where you can shut down algae growth so that it starts to die and actually become more tasty to Hermits. If you read the Reefkeeping Tip about it you will have read about doing a series of 2 day black outs. 
Third is the use of Activated Alumina (AA) for stripping Phosphate(PO4) from the water. AA works much better and faster than GFO and it doesn't go in a reactor. Just put the AA loose in a media bag and place the bag in an area of swift flow. I typically use about 1/2-1 cup AA per 50 gals depending on how fast I want to strip PO4 from the water. Turn the bag once or twice a week and watch for it to change color. When it changes from white to tan, replace it with more AA. The AA sold in stores by Seachem and Kent is not nearly as efficient as the AA I buy in bulk and resell to hobbyists at a bargain. Let me know if you want some.
Fourth is manual tooth brushing hair algae off the rocks. I don't recommend removing the rocks from the water because that just kills animals and leads to further pollution, in turn feeding more algae. This step is not necessary but can speed up the work of the Hermits and Snails making it easier for them to mow down the hair algae.
Fifth is to add an herbivorous fish, a Tang, Rabbitfish and/or Lawnmower Blenny. Feed very little so the fish will be hungry enough to graze on algae. Use the Garlic Oil Treatment for new fish so the newly added fish, though fed sparingly, will stay healthy.
Notice that I said nothing of doing more frequent water changes. As I said earlier, new saltwater feeds algae. New tanks don't need water changes for the first 2-4 months anyway. Whatever your water change schedule, delay or stop doing water changes altogether. As long as Alk, Ca and Mg are kept within their acceptable ranges by testing and dosing, standard water changes of 10% per month are entirely sufficient for all reef aquariums, well, those not having an algae bloom. 
Now let's talk about rock. When you say some of the rock used in this tank was "dead", do you mean it was once in a tank but removed and left out to dry? For your convenience, I've copied here the Reefkeeping Tips about the use of LR that was left out to dry/die.Can I use the dry rock and sand that came with this aquarium? http://www.utahreefs.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=41514Best treatment of dry rock before re-use: http://utahreefs.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=74744Sometimes the rock that comes from the ground (Florida and Utah rock) has picked up extra PO4 from the ground that then leaches into the water, which may feed nuisance algae. The Use of AA as described above takes care of that PO4.
After the hair algae has been pretty much eliminated, it's a good idea to add a nutrient competitor. Chaetomorpha and Caulerpa Algae grow well in aquariums. Their growth competes with bad algae for the nutrients they both need.Also, keep up on the Snail population, not so many that they starve, but enough that they keep the rocks mostly clear of bad algae.
Hope this helps.Aloha,Mark  
Categories: Feed Category

General Discussion : GHA removal?

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 05:24
Author: Zack801
Subject: GHA removal?
Posted: August 14 2017 at 11:24am

I just scrubbed the rock with RO water and brush before putting it in. i have a phosphate test kit ill check that water this evening 
Categories: Feed Category

General Discussion : GHA removal?

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 05:14
Author: Hogie
Subject: GHA removal?
Posted: August 14 2017 at 11:14am

I wouldn't put in fish until you get the the GHA under control. The food you put in to feed the fish is just going to make the problem worse. When I started my new tank, I used dry rock with some live rock to seed and get it going. I didn't wash the dry rock through and I battled GHA for a yr before I finally beat it. I finally had to have my tank be fallow with the lights off for a couple of months for it go away. My guess is the dry (it's even worse if it really is dead rock) is leaching phosphates into the tank. Did you do anything to clean the rock before you put it in?
Categories: Feed Category

Aquarium Related Classifieds : Lf chaeto and diamond goby

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 04:59
Author: triggerhappy1
Subject: Lf chaeto and diamond goby
Posted: August 14 2017 at 10:59am

Thanks. I Can. Swing by tonight. Can u text me your address.
Categories: Feed Category