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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF peppermint shrimp

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 06:50
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: LF peppermint shrimp
Posted: November 19 2017 at 12:50pm

We are in the season, Fall-Winter, when Peppermint Shrimp are available and plentiful. Now is a good time for us all to stock up on this useful animal. My understanding is that PS are a by-catch of some other animal this time of the year.
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General Discussion : Who here quarantines?

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 06:46
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Who here quarantines?
Posted: November 19 2017 at 12:46pm

I don't have positive proof, but am confident that Adam knows what he's saying. Also, I know what I have seen probably hundreds of times over the years. Unfortunately, the problem perpetuates itself because of hobbyist ignorance. I believe that old timers such as me get tired of the futile fight and simply consign themselves to living with the reality. 
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General Discussion : What is this called?

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 06:35
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: What is this called?
Posted: November 19 2017 at 12:35pm

Yeah, if it's a Snail I'd trash that Sundial, but with so many other organisms in the ocean, if it's not a Snail, I'd keep watching to see what it does. I love the diversity. 
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General Discussion : ID please

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 06:31
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: ID please
Posted: November 19 2017 at 12:31pm

Love live Sponge
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General Discussion : PH going nuts

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 06:29
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: PH going nuts
Posted: November 19 2017 at 12:29pm

Alk at 8.x is perfectly fine and Mg at 1440 is awesome. Increasing Alk will cause the Ca to drop a little but if you watch over time, you will likely see that whether the Ca is at 400 or 500, it makes not a bit of difference. 
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General Discussion : PH going nuts

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 06:24
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: PH going nuts
Posted: November 19 2017 at 12:24pm

My advice: Get the Alk up to 8 dKH ASAP and stop worrying about pH. Stop watching pH. Unless coral shows stress, the tank will be fine. 
I have not checked pH in any one of the many hundreds of tanks I've set up and worked on for more than 15 years. Starting in 1993, pH was one of the things I checked, until about 1996 when I found out about Alkalinity and it's importance in the overall scheme of things. 
I frequently check Alk and Ca and rarely worry about Mg. 
Ca and Mg can be increased a lot (200 ppm) and very quickly without any ill effects. It's best if Alk is not increased faster than about 1 dKH in a day, but I have increased it by almost 2 dKH all in one dosage and the tank did not show any bad effects, but that was going from Alk of 5.x to ~7.x. (If a tank is in distress, it's okay to raise/lower some things quickly to healthy levels.) Like I indicated above, add enough Alk solution to get it up to 8 dKH today. Leave the daily dosing regimen as is and follow Alk and Ca for the next few days. Then adjust the dosing accordingly.
Drawing skimmer air from outside is what a lot of people I know have done, but did you know that algae growth is a very natural way to help keep pH at healthy levels. It's a new tank with limited algae growth, am I right? Chances are, there's very little Coralline Algae too. In this case some Macroalgae placed in the display would be a great thing for a whole host of reasons. I have some beautiful Feather Caulerpa available. 
Another good move would be, if there is a Refugium, run the lights for a longer photoperiod, even 20 hours/day would be good. 24/7 illumination works for temporary periods to increase pH and reduce pollution but just like humans, algae also needs to sleep for at least a few hours during times of hard work.
Text/Call 808-345-1049 for some of this beautiful Caulerpa. http://utahreefs.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=83623
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Live rock, fish and a couple coral FS

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 06:12
Author: mOnster
Subject: Live rock, fish and a couple coral FS
Posted: November 19 2017 at 12:12pm

All fish are sold
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Caulerpa available

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 06:10
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Caulerpa available
Posted: November 19 2017 at 12:10pm

Let me know if you want a bunch of Feather Caulerpa or smaller starts of Chaeto, Grape or Blade Caulerpa. Text/call 808-345-1049 (Currently in Murray, not Hawaii )



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General Discussion : Tank timeline

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 05:21
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Tank timeline
Posted: November 19 2017 at 11:21am

I assume you are speaking of Macroalgae, and yet I'm surprised that you ask the question. The algae I see in the pics can certainly become a nuisance, yet even hair algae is not "unsafe". Algae and plants are the key to all life on earth. They clean the water. They clean the air. They make it possible for animals to live. As you know, coral are animals, so without algae, coral could not live.
Almost any time is a fine time to add Macroalgae to a reef aquarium system, especially in startup, but that by itself will not always stop the growth of nuisance hair algae. For the hair algae like I see in those pics to be controlled, two things are needed, 1) herbivores to eat it and 2) PO4 removal media to take away one of it's prime nutrients. 
I was just thinking this morning of harvesting some of the clean and beautiful Feather Caulerpa from one tank in my system. I'm not sure whether it's C. mexicana or C. taxifolia, they both look the same to me. I was going to take a pic and post it here in the forum as being available. There are two other types of Caulerpa in my system, but recently it's the Feather Caulerpa that has grown fast enough to harvest. It's so prolific right now that soft surface algae growth is stunted. The Lawnmower Blenny isn't getting enough to eat.
I also have available the best PO4 removal media ever. It is what I use in all my tanks to control algae growth.
Let me know if you want some Caulerpa, Cheatomorpha and PO4 remover. Text or call 808-345-1049
Also, check with Rustys Reefs and The Fish Tank for lots of Snails and a few Hermits at good prices to mow down that hair algae.
  P.S. In my experience Mangroves are wonderful, if kept in an environment of +70% humidity, but in our dry Utah, where humidity is usually 20-40%, Mangroves don't do well unless they can be grown in a humid enclosure.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LTB 60X24X24 Glass Peninsula Tank

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 05:15
Author: The Fish Tank
Subject: LTB 60X24X24 Glass Peninsula Tank
Posted: November 19 2017 at 11:15am

Have you found what you're looking for?
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF: Desktop IM Ghost skimmer

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 05:12
Author: The Fish Tank
Subject: LF: Desktop IM Ghost skimmer
Posted: November 19 2017 at 11:12am

I can order a new 1 for you if you don't find 1. Let me know. Jeff
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF peppermint shrimp

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 05:10
Author: The Fish Tank
Subject: LF peppermint shrimp
Posted: November 19 2017 at 11:10am

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Aquarium Related Classifieds : ATI Sunpower 24" 8x24W For Sale

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 04:57
Author: Jimbo
Subject: ATI Sunpower 24" 8x24W For Sale
Posted: November 19 2017 at 10:57am

Have there always been so many Flakes on the forum or am I just lucky? LOL   Still for sale.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Live rock, fish and a couple coral FS

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 04:47
Author: twolow4law1
Subject: Live rock, fish and a couple coral FS
Posted: November 19 2017 at 10:47am

Can you text me pics of your coral. 801-682-0477
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Live rock, fish and a couple coral FS

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 04:44
Author: KelDoan
Subject: Live rock, fish and a couple coral FS
Posted: November 19 2017 at 10:44am

Hey i take all fish bro
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LTB wellso

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 04:02
Author: saltwaterelkhunter
Subject: LTB wellso
Posted: November 19 2017 at 10:02am

I am looking for any wellso's for sale. If anyone knows where I can get one or has one for sale please let me know. Thanks
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS: 150 Tank Lowered Price

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 02:25
Author: Kynneke
Subject: FS: 150 Tank Lowered Price
Posted: November 19 2017 at 8:25am

I can't catch the fish or get rid of the clean up crew until I can get rid of the rock.  Coral Dude 1 wanted some rock and I've PMd him my info.  I'll let you all know when/if I get rid of the rocks so I can part out the rest.
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LFS/Commercial/E-Commerce Posts : 15% OFF TLF, Eshopps, Halo LEDS, RO, & Flipper

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 02:20
Author: Premiumaq
Subject: 15% OFF TLF, Eshopps, Halo LEDS, RO, & Flipper
Posted: November 19 2017 at 8:20am









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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Live rock, fish and a couple coral FS

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 01:29
Author: Dan9554880
Subject: Live rock, fish and a couple coral FS
Posted: November 19 2017 at 7:29am

Interested on the wrasses. Txt me 801 6344357
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Coral Beauty Angel

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:49
Author: Hirfan
Subject: Coral Beauty Angel
Posted: November 19 2017 at 4:49am

I took him out of the dt and put him in my sump and the pic was taken during the transition.
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