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EMERGENCY FORUM : white stuff on my powder blue

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:31
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: white stuff on my powder blue
Posted: February 20 2017 at 6:31pm

Ugh, a Powder Blue.  You are an expert hobbyist to be able to keep it healthy. 
Sounds like a slight case of Marine Velvet. I'm not sure that UV has much effect on Marine Velvet.
Which garlic is being used? The MarksReef Garlic Treatment has stopped Marine Velvet and saved most of the fish in my systems. I believe Garlic, like any medication/supplement can be overdone. The effects of anything, when used to excess can become ineffective, as though the target organism builds up a resistance to the effect. I use MarksReef garlic only occasionally, or when Ich or Velvet appears I will do daily doses for a week or less, only as long as it takes to clear up the issue. 
Copied here from the Reefkeeping Tips is the thread with instructions for use:Garlic Oil - Best garlic and treatment directions: http://utahreefs.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=71349
Aloha,Mark  

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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FrogSpawn FS

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:28
Author: pilot_172
Subject: FrogSpawn FS
Posted: February 20 2017 at 6:28pm

Bump, Still available
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Tank Threads : 400 Gallon Starphire Build - Mixed Reef

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:28
Author: love2skiutah
Subject: 400 Gallon Starphire Build - Mixed Reef
Posted: February 20 2017 at 6:28pm

Hogie wrote:

How the red tail wrasse? Does it eat your CUC or flip stuff over? Beautiful fish! OK, they're all beautiful fish! The gold flake angel is one of my all time favorites but I've been to chicken to get one. And how often do you see a pair of cross hatch triggers in a tank?!

Thanks for sharing!!
I've only had it a week, so I haven't really noticed it bothering inverts.  
Gold Flakes are one of my favorite fish too.  It's been a really hardy fish, it's lived through a huge Ich outbreak and Flukes lol. Luckily, I only lost a Bangaii during my out breaks, so all my fish I feel are toughened up a bit.  
As far as the the triggers go, I got 3 of them, all about 3 inches big.  One of my Females turned Male and then the 2 Males started fighting, so I sold him.  The pair does a really cool dance every night.  Here is a link, I video'd it about 18 months ago. https://vimeo.com/129066750  I learned a lot about Cross Hatches from a gentleman named Jerry Jones up in Canada.  He's the only one that I know of who breeds Cross Hatches.  It's been a lot of fun learning about these fish.  

Edited by love2skiutah - 2 hours 31 minutes ago at 6:29pm
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS Rainbow Monti, Biohazard & more corals

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:45
Author: Zack801
Subject: FS Rainbow Monti, Biohazard & more corals
Posted: February 20 2017 at 5:45pm

I got the first frag, super cool looking and doing well! Someone would be very happy to get this remaining piece :)
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Show Off / POTM (Picture of the Month) : POTM FINAL JANUARY

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:45
Author: Hogie
Subject: POTM FINAL JANUARY
Posted: February 20 2017 at 5:45pm

Thanks!
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS Rainbow Monti, Biohazard & more corals

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:35
Author: kevski
Subject: FS Rainbow Monti, Biohazard & more corals
Posted: February 20 2017 at 5:35pm

Buyer backed out on rainbow monti.... still have 1 frag available.

Edited by kevski - 38 minutes ago at 5:37pm
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Show Off / POTM (Picture of the Month) : POTM FINAL JANUARY

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:04
Author: Reefer4Ever
Subject: POTM FINAL JANUARY
Posted: February 20 2017 at 4:04pm

Nice pic Ed, had no idea you had such a good eye for photography. Great photograph sir
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Pistol shrimp (gone)

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:00
Author: tchapman
Subject: Pistol shrimp (gone)
Posted: February 20 2017 at 4:00pm

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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Pistol shrimp

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:00
Author: tchapman
Subject: Pistol shrimp
Posted: February 20 2017 at 4:00pm

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Tank Threads : 400 Gallon Starphire Build - Mixed Reef

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 09:46
Author: bstuver
Subject: 400 Gallon Starphire Build - Mixed Reef
Posted: February 20 2017 at 3:46pm

Beautiful tank!
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Pistol shrimp (gone)

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 08:56
Author: ggs
Subject: Pistol shrimp (gone)
Posted: February 20 2017 at 2:56pm

Free today only 9702786562 I live in clearfield

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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Pistol shrimp

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 08:56
Author: ggs
Subject: Pistol shrimp
Posted: February 20 2017 at 2:56pm

Free today only 9702786562 I live in clearfield
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Meetings and Events : 2017 LFS TOUR

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 08:12
Author: Hogie
Subject: 2017 LFS TOUR
Posted: February 20 2017 at 2:12pm

This is only a couple of weeks away! Talking with the stores, they're going to be stocking up for this event and having huge sales and deals! Not to metion a lot of free give a ways! (Reef on said they were thinking about giving away algae clips to everyone with a pass!) Get your pass now!!
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Introduce Yourself : New to forum

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 08:07
Author: Hogie
Subject: New to forum
Posted: February 20 2017 at 2:07pm

Hey Paul! Welcome to the club! You'll find that the most common unit people use is http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-4-stage-value-ro-di-system-75gpd-2.html from Bulk Reef Supply. It is the one I started with. It works pretty good for an economical RODI unit. A lot of the local fish stores carry that RODI system (or a similar one) for the same price or sometimes cheaper. It's worth calling around and asking and then you get a good deal and don't have to wait!

A couple of tips:
I was going through a lot of DI resin when I started with it. I would only get about 100 gallons before I had to change DI resin. I found out the filters it comes with aren't the greatest and so when they wore out, I upgraded filters which made a big difference. I also added a second DI Resin chamber so I wouldn't have to change it as often.

Also, I learned that every time you start the water, turn the valve and run the water to the drain line before you start the water and let it flush off the filters for 3 to 4 minutes. That saved the DI resin a ton for me because when the water was first turned on , it was going into the DI resin at around 200 ppm from the left over crud on the membranes. After about 3 minutes, it had dropped to around 25 ppm which is when I returned the valve to start running it through the resin.

Edited by Hogie - 4 hours 52 minutes ago at 2:08pm
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Introduce Yourself : New to forum

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 07:27
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: New to forum
Posted: February 20 2017 at 1:27pm

There is a local company called Air water and ice that makes some great units and of course BRS had tons of options.

Almost as important as the unit you get is what is your house water pressure and what the tds is off the water coming into your house? RO/DI units need a specific pressure to work efficiently. if your home has low pressure then you may need a booster pump to get your filter to work right. So do a little home work before you buy one. You can get a handheld tds meter from Amazon or eBay for a few dollars and it will help you know what you are dealing with.
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Introduce Yourself : New to forum

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 07:06
Author: Marcoss
Subject: New to forum
Posted: February 20 2017 at 1:06pm

Welcome! 
I personally use an RODI unit from Bulk Reef Supply. I have never hard any issues with it. I assume most work the same or close; the key is to measure the output to make sure its perfect. 
I see tons and tons of used ones for sale all the time. The only issue is making sure the filters are good or else you are buying an empty shell and will need to replace the filters.

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Introduce Yourself : New to forum

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 06:52
Author: Stez38
Subject: New to forum
Posted: February 20 2017 at 12:52pm

Hey everyone my name is Paul and am just getting into salt water aquariums and am excited to get my 75 gallon aquarium setup. I am sure I will have plenary of questions and I think this is awesome this forum is here for people like me. So my first question is what is a good ro/di system to buy so I can generate my own clean water at home? I'm not sure I would like going to a pet store all the time to get wate, when I could buy a nice and hopefully affordable ro/di system. Thanks in advance! Paul
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : RBTA/Live Rock/Blue Cloves/Mushroom

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 06:25
Author: tealgirl
Subject: RBTA/Live Rock/Blue Cloves/Mushroom
Posted: February 20 2017 at 12:25pm

Text sent. Feel free to text 209-200-3009 or 801-837-8224 if for some reason it didnt go through
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Corals

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 06:16
Author: Dan9554880
Subject: Corals
Posted: February 20 2017 at 12:16pm

I am in need to thin out my sand from corals I have many mini colonies of soft corals than I need to get rid off. Come and help me get rid of them. You will get a great deal on this great size coral compared to what you will pay at the store for a small frag.
Great coral to start off for beginners or add movement to any tank

Sorry about the dirty glass
Txt me at
801-634-4357

Anthelia and encrusting gorgonian



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Aquarium Related Classifieds : RBTA/Live Rock/Blue Cloves/Mushroom

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 06:14
Author: BigGuy61
Subject: RBTA/Live Rock/Blue Cloves/Mushroom
Posted: February 20 2017 at 12:14pm

I am interested text me 801 699-2416
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