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Meetings and Events : 2017 WMAS Winter Banquet and Social

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 15:44
Author: jdinchak
Subject: 2017 WMAS Winter Banquet and Social
Posted: January 19 2017 at 9:44pm

Last day for tickets is 1/26! We have to turn in the count for catering. Get your tickets soon!
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : tank, coral, fish

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 15:43
Author: bstuver
Subject: tank, coral, fish
Posted: January 19 2017 at 9:43pm

Bryce wrote:

Hey Jackie, what the coral on right side? Looks like a big acro? Or is that a leather? Purple n green.

That's the leather, it sold the other night but it was an awesome one
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS 2x MP10s

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 15:39
Author: Reefboy4life
Subject: FS 2x MP10s
Posted: January 19 2017 at 9:39pm

Ever head north?
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General Discussion : Cycle

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 15:11
Author: chuckfu5
Subject: Cycle
Posted: January 19 2017 at 9:11pm

Mark,

The tank is brand new. It is an EVO 13.5 gallon all in one. I have a sand bed of about 3 inches which I used " love sand in a bag ".
I'm running the PS2 Fluval skimmer with a large clump of Chaeto algae.

I'll check phosphates tomorrow.
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SPS : ALK Issues

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 15:02
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: ALK Issues
Posted: January 19 2017 at 9:02pm

Thanks for the complete update.
Wow, a great reminder to all of us about the importance of regular testing with good test kits.

Regarding Nitrate, that level is not bad at all, as you can see from your coral growth. I'm often telling hobbyists not to fret. There are several simple ways to bring it down further to make the tank even healthier. Start a new thread and we'll all chime in.

Aloha,
Mark

Edited by Mark Peterson - 11 hours 51 minutes ago at 9:09pm
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General Discussion : Cycle

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:50
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Cycle
Posted: January 19 2017 at 8:50pm

Nitrate level of 10 ppm is very acceptable. Assuming ammonia and nitrite are also low.

Not knowing what the tank was like or how it was maintained before you bought it, its impossible to say that PO4 needs attention. It certainly could run well for a long time, if there is Macroalgae in it eating up Nitrogen and Phosphate pollution.

The addition of snails, a few hermits and some soft coral can be done now without worry.

Aloha,
Mark

Edited by Mark Peterson - 12 hours 8 minutes ago at 8:52pm
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : tank, coral, fish

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:41
Author: Bryce
Subject: tank, coral, fish
Posted: January 19 2017 at 8:41pm

Hey Jackie, what the coral on right side? Looks like a big acro? Or is that a leather? Purple n green.
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General Discussion : Cycle

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:40
Author: evan127
Subject: Cycle
Posted: January 19 2017 at 8:40pm

I'd love NO3 at 10ppm! I agree with Phys. Check your phosphate to make sure its in an acceptable range and that you have more nitrogen than phosphorus.
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Tank Threads : Evan's 120

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:38
Author: evan127
Subject: Evan's 120
Posted: January 19 2017 at 8:38pm

I thought I would make a small update.

Lighting: I have decided that I need to reduce my photoperiod a bit. Lights are on from 12:00 to 19:00, full spectrum on from 13:00 to 18:00. I was seeing some corals brown and some bleach a tad. I think it was just too much light for too long, even with my high nutrients.

Nutrients: Things are tough when you don't have a ton of fish in your system. :closedeyes: With such a low bioload, I am pouring in gallons of potassium nitrate. No, not really gallons, but upwards of 25ml per day erherm... Phosphorus is literally not showing up on each test result. I guess it might be time to look into phosphate dosing.

Flow: To be honest, either its user error or I made a bad choice based on technical information, I don't care for the Gyre by itself. Thus why I am looking to trade it away. For whatever reason, in my system, the flow is just not great. I have tried positioning it high, low, to the left a bit, angle the cages up, down, left, right, tilted opposite, everything. I can not get a gyre to circulate in my tank well. Even with my shallow aquascape.

Filtration: I am trying to keep a dirty tank. Its more difficult than I thought. I have always had issues with keeping my inevitable ULNS in the past. One of my new years goals regarding reef keeping was to keep a nutrient rich system. Besides dumping in buckets of potassium nitrate every day and feeding fish 3 to 4 times a day and corals once a day, I am struggling to keep nutrients high. Which brings me to my next point.

Fish: What anthias should I add? I am thinking of adding 2 groups of anthias. One group of 2 females, one male of lyretail. The second group would be maybe 4 female and 1 male of bartlett's. I have thought about adding 8 to 9 more blue green chromis. But that seems kind of boring.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Gyre XF150

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:36
Author: evan127
Subject: Gyre XF150
Posted: January 19 2017 at 8:36pm

Bump
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS 2x MP10s

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:35
Author: evan127
Subject: FS 2x MP10s
Posted: January 19 2017 at 8:35pm

Pending on a national forum. Anyone local want to grab these while they still can?
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Equipment : Dart pump crazy loud

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:34
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Dart pump crazy loud
Posted: January 19 2017 at 8:34pm

Impeller was intact when I repaired that pump, but it could have broken.

First check.
Cavitation? Cavitation is caused by a restriction on the pump intake.

Second check.
Bearing going bad? Disconnect the pump but leave it in place and run it dry. If it makes more than a clean "whirring" sound, then there may be a foreign object stuck in the impeller or a broken bearing. Don't worry. Running it without water for a short time causes absolutely no damage.

Third check.
Foriegn object in the impeller? An out of balance impeller can be noisy.

Aloha,
Mark

Edited by Mark Peterson - 33 minutes ago at 8:42pm
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Equipment : Dart pump crazy loud

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:10
Author: phys
Subject: Dart pump crazy loud
Posted: January 19 2017 at 8:10pm

could be your impeller has worn out and the lack of pure water in it causes it to knock around. maybe same thing if the bearings are bad?
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General Discussion : Cycle

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:06
Author: phys
Subject: Cycle
Posted: January 19 2017 at 8:06pm

depends on what else is in there. Check all your levels including phosphates. If it seems off, then do one. But it never hurts to add some fresh water in, just not 100%.
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General Discussion : Cycle

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 13:22
Author: chuckfu5
Subject: Cycle
Posted: January 19 2017 at 7:22pm

0 across the board

Nitrates at 10!

I don't see a need to do a water change.....anyone disagree? I did 5 gallons last Saturday to try to help the cycle move along.
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General Discussion : Reasonable Reef Tank Dream

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:44
Author: Adam Blundell
Subject: Reasonable Reef Tank Dream
Posted: January 19 2017 at 6:44pm

Aaron, cool post! Helpful info, and I like that photo.

Adam
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Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:26
Author: Premiumaq
Subject: 15% Off Salifert Test Kits & MORE!
Posted: January 19 2017 at 5:26pm


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Aquarium Related Classifieds : red and green cc

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:43
Author: untaimed6
Subject: red and green cc
Posted: January 19 2017 at 4:43pm

I have two 2 head frags $20 ea
One 1 head frag $10
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : 28 bio cube fs 20$

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:39
Author: Jayzep
Subject: 28 bio cube fs 20$
Posted: January 19 2017 at 3:39pm

PM you
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : tank, coral, fish

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:15
Author: bstuver
Subject: tank, coral, fish
Posted: January 19 2017 at 3:15pm

Eye of sauron rock back up for grabs
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