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General Discussion : Need advice: Buy new bucket of salt or supplement?

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 06:54
Author: Goonter
Subject: Need advice: Buy new bucket of salt or supplement?
Posted: September 27 2020 at 12:54pm

Hello! 
So here is the story. I noticed my parameters decreasing in calcium/alk and I’m using instant ocean salt which I bought a bucket and have started using that instead of a bag. I tested with API and asked on a separate forum and they insisted it I needed to get salifert test kits... I got nearly the same numbers.  I figured maybe I didn’t mix the bucket well enough and it may have had stuff settle, so I tested water prior to mixing the salt and after and it’s been the same. Calcium is around 340 and alk is about 9 on both batches. 
My corals are looking great which is what I’m leaning more toward over numbers. So here are my options and I can’t decide which is a better route? 
-Continue using the salt mix but start supplementing.-Buy a new bucket of the same mix and hope it’s a better composition.-Switch salts.
Parameters:28 gallon - 1 fish, 6 corals (1 SPS) I don’t think my tank has a heavy enough bio load that this these parameters should be a problem and with the size I think all 3 options are viable. Salinity 1.025Temp: 77Alk: 8.9Ca: 355Mg: 1140
Any advice on which is the best/cost effective/least headache approach? 
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Captive Bred Seahorses for Sale

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:48
Author: Adam Blundell
Subject: Captive Bred Seahorses for Sale
Posted: September 26 2020 at 6:48pm

We may actually be interested in them soon.Adam
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General Discussion : Looking for a fun, exciting job? Look no further!

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 12:35
Author: chuckfu5
Subject: Looking for a fun, exciting job? Look no further!
Posted: September 25 2020 at 6:35pm

SeaQuest aquarium is currently hiring for a Marine Husbandry Manager. If you have a passion for aquatic husbandry and have Managerial experience this might be the perfect position for you! Below is a link to the position, but if you have any questions feel free to DM me!


Check out this job on Indeed:
SeaQuest Management Inc.
Marine Husbandry Mgr
Layton, UT 84041
https://www.indeed.com/m/viewjob?jk=85c4632670ecfd76&from=native
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Captive Bred Seahorses for Sale

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 04:31
Author: SeahorseSandy
Subject: Captive Bred Seahorses for Sale
Posted: September 25 2020 at 10:31am

Thanks so much. Whenever your ready I’ll bring you two
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Meetings and Events : Official: 2021 WMAS Presidency Nominations

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 02:54
Author: Summertop
Subject: Official: 2021 WMAS Presidency Nominations
Posted: September 25 2020 at 8:54am

It is time to start accepting nominations for next year's WMAS Presidency. To submit nominations, simply reply to this post.

Here are the rules:

  • All nominees must meet eligibility requirements, as defined in our by-laws.

  • Nominations for President MUST include a Vice-President. Generally, this nomination is only made by the candidates. Be sure to read the by-laws as there are specific requirements for this office.

  • You may nominate yourself...We Want You!

  • If you want to nominate someone else, please contact them first. They will need to accept their nomination. If they do not accept, they will not be on the ballot.

  • The nominations are not a "parliamentary procedure". Therefore, there is no need for a "Second" on the motion. However, feel free to add your support for any nominations.





President/Vice-President
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{ waiting for nomination(s) }


Council Member
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{ waiting for nomination(s) }

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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Lf ai prime hd or xr15

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 14:34
Author: Trigger801
Subject: Lf ai prime hd or xr15
Posted: September 24 2020 at 8:34pm

Looking for some extra lights for my frag tank.Looking for Ai prime hds or some xr15s .Text me if you have extra of either laying around your willing to let go for a decent prices.Look for ai prime hds around $100 Xr 15 depends on gen. Please text if you have some your looking to part with8013682997. Please text only
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Captive Bred Seahorses for Sale

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 01:00
Author: Adam Blundell
Subject: Captive Bred Seahorses for Sale
Posted: September 23 2020 at 7:00am

Awesome!They look great, and that tank looks amazing.
Adam
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : 144G half cylinder tank stand canopy FS

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 04:27
Author: Franksreef
Subject: 144G half cylinder tank stand canopy FS
Posted: September 21 2020 at 10:27am

It is starfire glass as far as I know 
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General Discussion : What media in sump

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 04:25
Author: Franksreef
Subject: What media in sump
Posted: September 21 2020 at 10:25am

I appreciate the reply. The balls I have are similar to the block you posted. Except they are about 1 1/4” balls I cut in half’s  They aren’t the old school plastic ones.  And where they are placed in the sump there is a lot of flow moving through them. I also have a lot of live rock in the display tank as well.  I was just wondering what else to put in my sump to help the over all health.   
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Moving, need to re-home fish

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 08:27
Author: Jeffbrown94
Subject: Moving, need to re-home fish
Posted: September 20 2020 at 2:27pm

I have a yellow tang, 2 clowns, and a 6 line wrasse. I'm moving soon and need to re-home these fish so I can set up a larger tank in the future. All are active and healthy. They have been kept in a 75g tank. I've had the clownfish and wrasse for a year and a half, and the yellow tang for 6 months. 
Text at 385-630-9500 and I can get more and better pictures. 




Edited by Jeffbrown94 - September 20 2020 at 2:30pm
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Meetings and Events : October 2020 Club Meeting - It's On!!

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 06:20
Author: theresawhite
Subject: October 2020 Club Meeting - It's On!!
Posted: September 20 2020 at 12:20pm

IT’S ON BABY!


The OctoberWMAS meeting will take place on Thursday, October 1 at 7:00pm at the RoseGarden next to Sugar House Park (same place as usual).

For all ofyou who participated in the LFS Tour back in February, we will be raffling offthe prizes at this meeting.  Sorry it hastaken so long, but our focus has been on the safety of our members. 

The meetingwill be held outside the Rose Garden on the back lawn.  We will be starting the raffles promptly at7:00pm.  You will need to be present towin all of the raffles except for the Neptune APEX EL.

For those ofyou who already turned in your punch cards and receipts, Thank you!  We will have your raffles tickets at thefront desk waiting for you to pick up and drop in the raffle bucket. 

For those ofyou who have not turned in your punch cards and receipts, you’ll need to arrivebefore 7pm with punch card and receipts in hand.  That way we can issue you your rafflestickets in time for the raffles.

You will beable to purchase additional raffle tickets for $1 each for all raffles exceptthe Neptune Apex.

Membersafety is our highest concern.  To keepthis event as safe as possible, we will be holding it outside and requestingeveryone follow the local mask and social distancing mandate.  If you are not feeling well or have beenaround someone with COVID, please do not come.   While we will do all that we can to reducerisk, COVID exposure is still possible. If you do not feel comfortable with that risk, please stay home. 

 



Edited by theresawhite - September 20 2020 at 12:22pm
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : 50 Ga. Cube/Full Setup

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 06:01
Author: LakeCityReefs
Subject: 50 Ga. Cube/Full Setup
Posted: September 20 2020 at 12:01pm

SCA 50 Ga. Starfire cube with everything you need to to get setup and running. This has been well taken care of and everything is in great condition.Tank 50 Ga. 24x24x20 Starfire Glass (rimless)Stand 24x24x36 BlackHydra 26 HD LED light w/ mount2x Vortech MP10 PowerheadsSCA 301 65 Ga. SkimmerRio 2500 Return PumpMedia Reactor w/ PumpCobalt Neotherm 150w HeaterTunze Auto Top-off18 Ga. Sump 19.75x16.5x13So many extras: 30 lbs. of dry rock, top off jugs and discrete holding bin, BRS dosing jugs, salt, media, test kits, refractometer, nets, scrapers, coral and fish food, BRS dosing jugsAll this would be over $3,000 if you were going to start new. I am not wanting to part it out at this time. Asking $960.Text is best- (385) 239-557O
I cant seem to load the other pictures, I can text you more if interested.Thanks for looking!
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General Discussion : What media in sump

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 16:20
Author: RadIkal
Subject: What media in sump
Posted: September 19 2020 at 10:20pm

Hey Franksreef,
Those little balls are probably bioballs.  They are fine but there are newer products that do a similar function.  The whole idea is that they increase surface area to allow for more colonization by beneficial bacteria to aid in your biological filtration.  If you decide to use them, just make sure they get a little flow through them because you don't want them to cause a dead zone deep within which can cause an anoxic area that traps waste and could potentially cause problems.  If they have some flow, this shouldn't happen.
Some other ideas you could use as well/instead:
1 - live rock.   There's really no substitute for live rock, in my opinion.  Creates tons of surface area for your beneficial bacteria, looks good, and provides structure within the tank
2 - bioblock (https://www.saltwateraquarium.com/xport-bio-plate-9-x-8-x-1-50-brightwell-aquatics/ ) . I use one of these in my refugium.  It does the same thing as the bioballs in a more compact area by providing massive surface area for beneficial bacteria.
3 - biopellets (https://www.saltwateraquarium.com/np-active-pearls-450-ml-dr-tims/ ) I use these in a reactor before my skimmer.  They do provide a small amount of surface area but area mostly for providing a carbon source (similar to vodka, vinegar, etc) for those bacteria to flourish
Anyway people have great tanks using bioballs, so they are fine to use to grow beneficial bacteria, but I think there are newer products that do the same thing in a smaller package, that's all!
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Captive Bred Seahorses for Sale

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 16:45
Author: SeahorseSandy
Subject: Captive Bred Seahorses for Sale
Posted: September 18 2020 at 10:45pm

I have 9 Erectus available for $100 each.  They are 4 1/2 months old, 2-3 inches, eating frozen mysis, and super healthy.  To good homes only.  Feel free to message me with questions about their care or tank requirements.  















Edited by SeahorseSandy - September 18 2020 at 10:56pm
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : TGC Acro Pack Raffle

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 09:51
Author: Teknik777
Subject: TGC Acro Pack Raffle
Posted: September 18 2020 at 3:51pm

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Aquarium Related Classifieds : 144G half cylinder tank stand canopy FS

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 05:51
Author: mrlumberjack
Subject: 144G half cylinder tank stand canopy FS
Posted: September 18 2020 at 11:51am

Is this glass or acrylic?
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : TGC Acro Pack Raffle

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 05:46
Author: Teknik777
Subject: TGC Acro Pack Raffle
Posted: September 17 2020 at 11:46am

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General Discussion : What media in sump

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:24
Author: Franksreef
Subject: What media in sump
Posted: September 16 2020 at 6:24pm

Hello all. I have a question. I have a 60 g cube with a 30 g refugium sump.   In the sump is my filter socks, refugium space. And a 4”x 13” spot to put bags of carbon etc..    I have a container of the little round balls health at are really porous. I forget the name..   should I use those?   Or anything else? Thanks for the replys 
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : 144G half cylinder tank stand canopy FS

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 08:20
Author: Franksreef
Subject: 144G half cylinder tank stand canopy FS
Posted: September 16 2020 at 2:20pm

I have a 144g half cylinder aquarium for sale. Dual over flows, canopy stand and plumbing. Also 40g sump that just needs some baffles installed.    I’ll try to get good pics later.  801-891-9329 Hoping to get $450.00 obo.  
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : TGC Acro Pack Raffle

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 08:18
Author: Teknik777
Subject: TGC Acro Pack Raffle
Posted: September 16 2020 at 2:18pm

Once 20 spots are filled I will do the drawing live on my IG Tekreef!
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