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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Electrical fire

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 10:42
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Electrical fire
Posted: July 15 2017 at 4:42pm

May we please learn from your experience. Hopefully it's not too embarrassing. This thread might be a good place to add it: How to avoid a tank crash Or maybe start a new thread where we can all chip in on a discussion of "How to avoid electrical problems."We formed the club to learn from each other how to keep a better reef aquarium, after all. 
Aloha,Mark  
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General Discussion : Chasing Coral

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 10:26
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Chasing Coral
Posted: July 15 2017 at 4:26pm

Yes, our planet is in danger, and not from aliens. Along the same lines, National Geographic did a series of shows on climate change. They were very logical and compelling episodes, hosted by celebrities. I believe this link will get you there:http://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/climate-change/

This video is my favorite, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bill Nye:


Aloha,Mark 
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General Discussion : Heater sizing

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 10:09
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Heater sizing
Posted: July 15 2017 at 4:09pm

 I recommend no heater only from late Spring to early Fall, depending on temperature. It's been discussed very well in a Reefkeeping Tip, copied here for your convenience:
Heaters and water Temperature, what's best? http://utahreefs.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=79571
There are reasons for those recommendations based on good biological science. 70 degrees is a little on the cool side, but coral and fish like it just fine for the reasons discussed in that thread. Why do we always hear that 78 is a good aquarium temperature? It's a bad carry-over from the keeping of tropical freshwater aquariums. Yes, we know the ocean surface water temperature at the equator can be 80 or above, but our boxes of water are not exactly like the ocean. We must treat them a little different.
It's my opinion that manufacturer recommendations for heater wattage are wrong for reef aquariums. You are correct. Using just one undersized heater or, if it makes you feel better, two even smaller heaters is very good practice. The brother-in-law's experience proves that.
I have had heaters fail in the ON position in my own tanks and those I maintain, but by following the advice in that Reefkeeping Tip I have never had a tank overheat to where any animals died.
Aloha,Mark  
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Electrical fire

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 10:06
Author: Reefer4Ever
Subject: Electrical fire
Posted: July 15 2017 at 4:06pm

Long story short my sump light caught fire taking out my apex and second eb8. If you have one for sale please let me know.


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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Moving - Selling

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 08:48
Author: jaywilson709
Subject: Moving - Selling
Posted: July 15 2017 at 2:48pm

I would be intrested in some torch, or a frag from your pink birds nest
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General Discussion : Heater sizing

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 07:47
Author: speyside712
Subject: Heater sizing
Posted: July 15 2017 at 1:47pm

Hey everyone, im setting up a new system and trying to determine how strong my heater(s) should be.

I have a 90 gallon display and a 36 gallon sump. Shooting to keep the water 77-78. My other equipment doesnt produce much heat so the water is running about 70 all the time without a heater. I keep my house pretty cold.

I know heater failure is a common cause of tank disasters and ive seen it first hand (my brother in law lost his whole setup due to this) so I would like to set up as much of a fail proof system as possible. I was thinking two undersized heaters (so if one fails in the off position it cant cook the tank). I have an apex to turn off the power if the tank gets too hot, but id like a little redundancy too if possible.

How does two 100 watt heaters sound? Is that too much, too little? Im looking at the eheim jager model, they are glass.

What do you guys use, any recommendations?

P.S. Mark I know you recommend no heater at all
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Moving - Selling

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 06:49
Author: jungleboy
Subject: Moving - Selling
Posted: July 15 2017 at 12:49pm

If you have any hammer or or torch coral frags, I would probably be interested in those. I know you had mostly sps in your tank. But I thought I would ask

I just read the whole build thread and I'm super sad to see the tank broke down!
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Combo Coral Rock FS

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 05:32
Author: pilot_172
Subject: Combo Coral Rock FS
Posted: July 15 2017 at 11:32am

I have a combo rock for sale. On the rock is a mix of zooanthids and a few random button polyps. Also, there is a healthy orange and blue acan along with a pink polyp monti. The rock is approx 6-7" long and 3-4"wide.
Located in Bountiful. $50


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General Discussion : Chasing Coral

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 04:34
Author: chuckfu5
Subject: Chasing Coral
Posted: July 15 2017 at 10:34am

Guys and Gals,

Please watch this amazing documentary.   We need to really start doing everything we can to start saving our oceans.
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General Help : LF clean up crew

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 04:28
Author: chuckfu5
Subject: LF clean up crew
Posted: July 15 2017 at 10:28am

hydro phoenix wrote:

I'm currently looking for a large clean up crew for my tank and am wondering if anyone knows where I can find one locally, not interested in buying online.

I know you said you weren't interested in buying online but reefcleaners.org has AMAZING prices and awesome customer service skills. Trust me IF you have any issues with your order you will be taken care of.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Aquaillumination led lights for sale..options

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 03:56
Author: jungleboy
Subject: Aquaillumination led lights for sale..options
Posted: July 15 2017 at 9:56am

I am interested in an AI Prime if you ever have anymore you would like to sell! Let me know!
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General Help : LF clean up crew

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 03:45
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: LF clean up crew
Posted: July 15 2017 at 9:45am

I believe Rusty's Reefs has the best prices on Snails, Hermits and Emerald Crabs. Unfortunately, this means they sell out fast!Also, those animals are typically healthy because Rusty puts them in his regular tanks to eat algae. This way, when we bring them home, they are not still starving to death due to the long transport from the ocean and the sterile condition of a small holding tank. 
Aloha,Mark  
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General Discussion : Sump manifold question.

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 03:32
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Sump manifold question.
Posted: July 15 2017 at 9:32am

Others will come along with their ideas but here is my 2 cents worth of advice.
FYI, fittings (tees, elbows, valves, etc.) cause drag. Even full open ball valves cause drag and can be critical places where, over months and years, organic crud will grow, causing flow obstruction.
One Gate or Ball Valve above the Return Pump is all I use to control the flow returning to the display. Before that valve is one main branch leading to all other filtration equipment. Before or after each piece of equipment is it's own small valve to control flow to that piece. 
Often there is no branching at all off of the Return Pump. Branching off to other plumbing connections can and does lead to failure and flooding. Instead, small pumps are situated in the Sump to send water to each piece of equipment. Often that equipment is situated in the sump to avoid problem leaks and/or flooding. While I'm on the subject, situating the entire Sump in a water proof "pan" is a really good idea to prevent all kinds of leak and flooding problems. The branched equipment I'm speaking of does not include a Skimmer, if used, because the skimmer needs its own specialized pump to create a good froth.
These two optional setups result in minimal drag/maximum power on the main flow.
Of course there is another option. I realize that a manifold looks cool but there are reef aquarium setups that do not use these pieces of equipment. I have found over the years that there are simpler ways to set up a reef aquarium and accomplish the job without any extra equipment, including NO Skimmer.  The KISS principle is my motto. See below for an explanation.
Feel free to ask here in the forum or by text/call to 808-345-1049, if you want to discuss the options I have used for over 20 years of hobby and professional reefkeeping.
Aloha,Mark  808-345-1049 text/call for immediate help or just to discuss reefkeeping
P.S.My advice may not be what you thought you were looking for but in the long run, I know it will help you have a better reefkeeping experience and a less troublesome, more enjoyable one. 



Keep it simple, stupidKISS is an acronym for "Keep it simple, stupid" as a design principle noted by the U.S. Navy in 1960. The KISS principle states that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complicated; therefore simplicity should be a key goal in design and unnecessary complexity should be avoided.KISS principle - Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KISS_principle
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Aquaillumination led lights for sale..options

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 18:34
Author: Boxfish
Subject: Aquaillumination led lights for sale..options
Posted: July 15 2017 at 12:34am

Sold
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : ISO Nano LED Light

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 17:57
Author: jungleboy
Subject: ISO Nano LED Light
Posted: July 14 2017 at 11:57pm

That would be great!
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : ISO Nano LED Light

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 17:53
Author: Zack801
Subject: ISO Nano LED Light
Posted: July 14 2017 at 11:53pm

Couple on ksl around that price today unless that's who you talked to already... I have two coming in I'm going to try on my tank. If I don't decide to use them I can hit you up
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Aquaillumination led lights for sale..options

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 17:50
Author: Nitsuj
Subject: Aquaillumination led lights for sale..options
Posted: July 14 2017 at 11:50pm

What color is the hydra 26?
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : ISO Nano LED Light

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 16:49
Author: jungleboy
Subject: ISO Nano LED Light
Posted: July 14 2017 at 10:49pm

Hey! I was wondering if anyone had an AI Prime unit or something comparable that they would be willing to sell me (hopefully around $100 or so). I had a guy that i was going to get one from tomorrow for 125, but he sold it. Just wanted to check and see before I fork out the big bucks for a new one.
Thanks!
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General Discussion : Sump manifold question.

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 10:59
Author: Stez38
Subject: Sump manifold question.
Posted: July 14 2017 at 4:59pm

So on my new tank I built a manifold with 4 ball valves, one for my uv, one for bio reactor, and 2 extra just in case. I did not put a ball valve after the reactor and I wonder if it would be a better idea to add a ball valve so I can reduce flow to the tank, and add flow to my bio reactor since my bio pellets are not moving around as much as they need to with the way it is setup. Any advice is great thanks.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Moving - Selling

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 10:33
Author: backwards32
Subject: Moving - Selling
Posted: July 14 2017 at 4:33pm

may be intersted in some of the livestock. let me know what you have and prices
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