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General Discussion : Copepod?

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 04:07
Author: Nicole Prettyman
Subject: Copepod?
Posted: April 24 2017 at 10:07am

Copepods will reproduce but they also need food to survive.  They eat things like detrius but dosing Phytoplankton will help them keep going.  Copepods are also smaller then amphipods, so much harder to see.   But they do reproduce.  But i do suggest you refresh your stock with new every few months because they will get depleted as your fish and corals chow down on them.   I have those for sale if you are interested.   
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Tank Threads : Mitch's 400+ gallon build

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 03:46
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: Mitch's 400+ gallon build
Posted: April 24 2017 at 9:46am

I hope it was one of the warm ones and not the ones when it snowed.

So what made you move the sliding glass door? Just being curious.
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Tank Threads : Mitch's 400+ gallon build

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 03:40
Author: backwards32
Subject: Mitch's 400+ gallon build
Posted: April 24 2017 at 9:40am

No the tile cuts into the front room a little bit to go under the whole stand. well luckily I was able to the back wall and rebuild it and install the sliding glass door all in one Saturday.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Marineland 300 DD for sale CHEAP

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 03:28
Author: Scottyb
Subject: Marineland 300 DD for sale CHEAP
Posted: April 24 2017 at 9:28am

I'm picking it up this weekend...just need to round up a couple friends, lol
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LFS/Commercial/E-Commerce Posts : Canister Filters on Reef Tanks? Never Say Never!

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 02:35
Author: MarineDepot
Subject: Canister Filters on Reef Tanks? Never Say Never!
Posted: April 24 2017 at 8:35am



VIDEO: Canister Filters on Reef Tanks? Never Say Never!

Speed up cycling, deep clean, or start a quarantine tank! 

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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Marineland 300 DD for sale CHEAP

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 02:21
Author: kevin.st
Subject: Marineland 300 DD for sale CHEAP
Posted: April 24 2017 at 8:21am

I've been wanting this tank forever!!!
I would get it, but the work involved in moving everything....I don't want to deal with that.
Crazy deal.  I am sure someone will scoop this up quick.
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Tank Threads : Mitch's 400+ gallon build

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 01:58
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: Mitch's 400+ gallon build
Posted: April 24 2017 at 7:58am

Is your stand half on tile and half on carpet?

Man that's a full remodel! Really liking the new tile.

That had to be a little bit cold with no back wall. The new railing really opens up that side of the kitchen.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Looking MP 10 or MP 40 with or without quiet drive

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 10:01
Author: chuckfu5
Subject: Looking MP 10 or MP 40 with or without quiet drive
Posted: April 23 2017 at 4:01pm

Title says it all....lmk what you have available.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS soon two Ocean Revive T247 led lights

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 09:32
Author: xheliBIGZ
Subject: FS soon two Ocean Revive T247 led lights
Posted: April 23 2017 at 3:32pm

I will be replacing two Ocean Revive T247 lights with some more expensive LED's later this week. No issues I just need a little more control for my shallow reef

If someone would like to buy both I'd go $180 for the pair or $100 each if you only want/need one.
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General Discussion : Copepod?

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 09:27
Author: jaywilson709
Subject: Copepod?
Posted: April 23 2017 at 3:27pm

I setup my first reef tank a few months ago, I added cheto algae and a start of copepods after the tank was only running a couple weeks. my cheto has been doing well but I cant see any on the copepods, I asked the local fish store where I had purchased them, and I was told I need to add them every few months and that they don't survive in a refugium. I was under the impression they would reproduce.one other thing that might not be good was I put in a few hermit crabs in my refugium, will they eat the copepods? is there any hobbiest that I could get a start of copepods from or is it best to buy them. the last time I bought them I couldn't tell if they were alive or not.
 Thanks for taking the time to read and respond to my question. Jay
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Tank Threads : Mitch's 400+ gallon build

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 08:56
Author: backwards32
Subject: Mitch's 400+ gallon build
Posted: April 23 2017 at 2:56pm

I was so excited to get all of these things done knowing that as soon as this house stuff was finished I could get my tank going. so I stayed up many late nights doing the grout and sealant on the tile. I finally picked up the stand and got it moved into place.





so everything is ready to go for the tank now which I will be picking up tomorrow. and then the fun begins. It will still be a slow process because I am also in the middle of building a 2 car garage on the side of the house, but at least it is actually setting up my dream tank.
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Tank Threads : Mitch's 400+ gallon build

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 08:50
Author: backwards32
Subject: Mitch's 400+ gallon build
Posted: April 23 2017 at 2:50pm

OK its time for an update. I have been working really hard at getting this tank going there is just so much background house work that has to be done first. over the past month or so I have been working on doing tile on the floor so the tank has something solid to sit on.



as you can see we also decided to knock down another wall that was by the stairs going to the basement and put up a railing instead to further open up the kitchen. here is another pic with the tile all finished



ok another project that is all happening at the same time was removing the old sliding glass door and moving it 6 feet over to a new location. so the whole back of the house was removed for a short period of time.

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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Sold

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 04:53
Author: shawn0999
Subject: Sold
Posted: April 23 2017 at 10:53am

I have a mini colony of acans for 40 obo call or text anytime 8017075576 located in west Jordan

Edited by shawn0999 - 15 hours 32 minutes ago at 6:28pm
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Acan

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 04:53
Author: shawn0999
Subject: Acan
Posted: April 23 2017 at 10:53am

I have a mini colony of acans for 40 obo call or text anytime 8017075576 located in west Jordan
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Meetings and Events : Cool Fish Presentation

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 04:46
Author: Adam Blundell
Subject: Cool Fish Presentation
Posted: April 23 2017 at 10:46am

So I'm spending a lot of time working on this upcoming presentation on cool fish.  Want to know what the hardest part of it is?......   not buying all the cool fish I'm researching!  This is like the most encouraging lecture I've ever prepared for, where I spend hours investigating cool fish.  I really need to set up another big tank so I can start collecting more cool fish again.
And then, to top it off, someone lists a 300 gal tank on here for sale yesterday.  Like it's just meant to be.

Adam
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Marineland 300 DD for sale CHEAP

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 21:52
Author: phys
Subject: Marineland 300 DD for sale CHEAP
Posted: April 23 2017 at 3:52am

holy crap.
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General Discussion : Continuos wc instead of dosing?

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 19:17
Author: HumuHumuForever
Subject: Continuos wc instead of dosing?
Posted: April 23 2017 at 1:17am

I run a continuous water change but it's nowhere near enough to keep my water parameters up where they need to be on its own.  I still have to dose Alk, Ca & Mg continuously to keep those parameters stable.

Ultimately though whether or not it will work for you depends on the demands of your system.  For the first 4 months or so I didn't need to dose anything additional, the water change alone was enough, but as I added more corals and the corals grew bigger demand skyrocketed and I had to start dosing.  I really do like the combination of the two to keep everything stable and low maintenance on my system.

As Adam mentioned, my system is setup a little differently.  You can run a continuous water change where the amount taken out is exactly the same as the amount put in but you'll have to make sure that all pumps are calibrated correctly and for good measure you should regularly test that calibration.  If not you'll end up with an imbalance which will eventually throw your salinity out of whack as you top off more or less than needed depending on the discrepancy between the pumps.  The DOS system has a very easy way to run the calibrations and adjusts accordingly, it's really slick.  I chose not to go with the DOS only because of the noise level on those pumps, they are crazy noisy and depending on the volume of your water changes they could be running quite frequently. 

I have my water change running every hour and change about 4 gallons a day.  I've also integrated my auto-top off into my water change system so I'm constantly taking a measured amount of water out and then use the salinity probe on my Apex to determine if I need to add more freshwater or saltwater.  And the amount I add is based on a series of float switches.  I still manually check my salinity every week and do regular maintenance checks on the float switches to make sure everything is solid.  Ultimately I exchanged maintenance and calibration on the pumps for maintenance and calibration on my float switches and probes.  I think it just depends on how you want to run it and what type of maintenance you prefer (and will keep up with).

-Dave

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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Marineland 300 DD for sale CHEAP

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 15:50
Author: Scottyb
Subject: Marineland 300 DD for sale CHEAP
Posted: April 22 2017 at 9:50pm

Are you available tomorrow to show it
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Moving: Large zoa colonies for sale

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 15:44
Author: Jaag
Subject: Moving: Large zoa colonies for sale
Posted: April 22 2017 at 9:44pm

Oh I am in logan.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Moving: Large zoa colonies for sale

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 15:44
Author: Carlsson
Subject: Moving: Large zoa colonies for sale
Posted: April 22 2017 at 9:44pm

My old tank with all livestock is still in SLC. I am in Logan. We could arrange to meet in SLC during a weekend.
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