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  1. Not taking presale orders, but here's a taste of what's coming to table tomorrow...
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    Frag Swap Items

    AVAILABILITY UPDATED - 3/20 8am I'm thinking about bringing these items to the frag swap. If interested let me know ... Complete 20 gallon quarantine setup. Includes tank, lid, heater, air pump, aquaclear filters & sponges, air tubing, valves, and stone, thermometer, and unopened packages of prazi pro, furan2, metroplex, and kanaplex. I ran this exact setup to quarantine many of my fish. $100 - pending cschaffer Reef Octopus Classic 110INT skimmer with extra pump. Cleaned & tested. $100 Pair of BRS 1.1ml/min dosing pumps. $20 each - PENDING christyef BRS Universal Air Filter - $10 5 Gallon Nalgene Mixing bucket with lid (you would be shocked how much these cost) Would work great as a mixing station for a small aquarium, I used it when I had a 32 gallon tank. - $10 -SOLD to cecilaz
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    BPB'S 90 GALLON SPS DOMINANT

    You guys are killing me ...
  4. I will take PayPal or cash, I do not have venmo
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    Frag Swap Items

    PMd you
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    Calcium levels

    Couple of thoughts: 1) I would test with a different kit before I changed anything. I know some of the stores will test for you, or maybe a friend has a different kit. It's like going to get a second opinion when the doctor tells you bad news, before you decide what you're gonna do 2) what brand of salt do you use? Some of them have really high levels to start with (typically not THAT high, but still like 500); You could have a bad batch of salt too; so it might be useful to test your fresh mixed water too
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    the jolt 1̶5̶0̶ 180

    Some of you know that I have a new rimless 150 180 gallon tank on order from Reef Savvy. It won't be here for a few months so I won't yet bore folks with details on that -- but I am excited and as we get closer to black friday I'll start to do the big equipment purchases! Between now and then I'll post some of my thoughts on equipment and I hope for your feedback on the tradeoffs of various choices Today's topic: So far my QT, RODI, and SW mixing facility has been geared towards my current 32 gallon tank. So I've spent the last few months doing a makeover to increase my capacity. I did not have much room to work with -- just a small closet in the back of the house. Fortunately it's on the other side of the wall from the washer/dryer so I am able to plumb and get electricity in there through a single hole in the wall. The real trick has been trying to figure out how to cram as much gear as possible into a minimal space. Here's a few photos and brief description. Today I finally started filling the RODI tank for the first time, after testing the float valve and the ASO valve. I'm getting kind of excited as the next phase is to bring one of the SW stations on line and then begin filling the 40B. Some details: Rock prep/Qurantine/Frag Tank I bought a 40B at Petco dollar-per-gallon sale. Drilled it and installed a glass holes overflow. Painted the back and bottom black, and made a stand for it. The idea is to sequence some things through this tank. Starting with preparing some seed rock for the DT. I bought 100 pounds of Fiji dry from BRS and I'm getting another box from Reburn down the road. I'm gonna start cooking some of it now as seed rock and then move that to the DT once I have it. Then I'll do another batch or two. I'm going to put a couple of small pieces of already seeded live rock in here to get the ball rolling. After that, the tank will transition to the QT for initial fish stocking. Eventually I will transition it to a frag tank, unless I have to use copper on the QT at some point. RODI reservoir I bought a 35 gallon tank and drilled it for a float valve and put it in a drip tray. It's plumbed with a union and is intended to be gravity feed to the rest of the system. I mounted it on a shelf I constructed over the 40B. The drip tray is plumbed into the washer drain. Then the float valve is plumbed into an auto shutoff system. So two safety mechanisms. Hopefully no more flooded floors!! Saltwater mixing. I bought two 10 gallon mix tanks that were wall-mountable. These have a sloped bottom sump. I plumbed the RODI outlet over to these and put ball valves for easy fill. They drain out the bottom through a couple more ball valves. There is a third ball valve for straight RODI water, and I'll have a short hose attached to that for filling buckets, etc. I drilled access holes in the top of these to get the wiring in for heater, pump, and digital thermometer. This is all plugged into individually switched outlets, wired through a gfci box. Here's the RODI tank mounted over the 40B: Here's the SW mixing tanks: A closeup of the ball valves for filling the SW mixing (notice the switched outlet bar above for the heaters and mixing pumps): And here's the RODI unit with the auto shutoff and triple TDS meter mounted to it (you can see the gfci box with drip loops beside that)
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    the jolt 1̶5̶0̶ 180

    Haha jimbo I’ll try to take a nice FTS. After the next cyano siphon day
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    the jolt 1̶5̶0̶ 180

    Well I've moved about 50 new frags into it from the frag tank, and begun moving things up onto the rocks in stages. I've added a bunch of crabs and a sand sifting star too. The cyano is still there, but I would say its about 75% as bad as it was a month or two ago. I was siphoning it off weekly, now I go two weeks before I siphon. Most of the coral seems to be doing well, but one colony of PC rainbow looks pretty bad, can't explain that one, it had been super happy. Everthing else looks fine.
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    Redsea Reefer 450 Build / Upgrade

    Haha. Yeah I meant bio pellets. I should refrain from posting before 7am i think
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    Redsea Reefer 450 Build / Upgrade

    Looking very nice. So the cannisters are for carbon, GFO, BioBalls?
  12. Oh wow. I wish I had any kind of advice, but I have no ideas. But this really is a bummer for you
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    Power brick brackets

    One last try, I think @FarmerTy knows a guy who sometimes prints him stuff ...
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    Power brick brackets

    @Isaac might be interested
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    Redsea Reefer 450 Build / Upgrade

    I use live rock in my sump. Seems to work fine for me. I've read stories of people having marine pure disentegrate over time, but have not personally used it. Another product I've read of people using is called siporax
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    Some Frags Available - UPDATED

    Will the frags be as chunky? Lol Several are actually chunkier!!
  17. UPDATED AS OF 3/12/19 I have a few frags for sale. Prices and Pics below. STILL AVAILABLE 8 - Tyree 2 Tone Tort $30 12 - ASD Ultimate Tort $30 13 - JF Sour Twist $30 19 - ORA Borealis $30 22 - Tyree Blue Tip Stag $20 PENDING 1 - Green Goblin Anacropora $20 PENDING jjam 10 - CC Poison Ivy $40 PENDING fishworks SOLD 2 - JF Toxic Aculeus Mini Colony (3") $80 SOLD Hammondegge 3 - Nick’s Purple Passion $20 SOLD photodude 4 - JF Brain Freeze Monti (large) $50 SOLD Hammondegge 5 - PC Rainbow $20 SOLD RobR 6 - Wet Thumbs Fiji Rainbow $30 SOLD RobR 7 - Forest Fire Digi $20 SOLD Dominican 9 - RR The Vinh $30 SOLD BBMarlin 14 - JF Sour Twist $30 SOLD takoattack 15 - ORA Red Planet $30 SOLD Dominican 16 -Reef Ready Grape Juice $30 SOLD Dominican 17 - JG Yellow Acro $20 SOLD takoattack 18 - JF Coolers Champagne $20 SOLD takoattack 11 - RMF Bio Hazard $30 SOLD BBMariln 20 - Gonzo’s Purple Passion $30 SOLD merman 21 - Blue Mille $10 SOLD Hammondegge 23 - ORA Tri Color Valida $20 SOLD takoattack 24 - WWC Yellow Tips $30 SOLD KevinS 25 - WWC Grafted Cap $30 SOLD photodude 26 - ORA Frogskin $20 SOLD takoattack
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    Some Frags Available - UPDATED

    There's always the frag swap on 3/23, I'll have a table there ...
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    BPB'S 90 GALLON SPS DOMINANT

    I feed the CaRx off my manifold, which is driven by a dedicated CoralVue Varios DC pump sitting in my sump for the DT, but on my frag tank my manifold is tied to the return pump with is a Vectra M1. I use essentially the same method in both tanks. The recirc pumps are the standard eheim that comes with the geo. The filter is on the effluent line between the CaRx and the effluent valve. All I do is adjust the Ph range of the solenoid to maintain desired Alk. When the media starts getting low I typically increase the effluent rate which is normally about 70ml/minute. I'll bring it up to maybe 90 ml/minute.
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    BPB'S 90 GALLON SPS DOMINANT

    It's a personal choice for sure, and I have not tried every option. For me, the following has worked like a champ. Only time I fiddle with my needle valve is if I *want* to change it. I do change the filter each time I add new media. Realy reall cheap effluent valve, I think it's a two little fishies Pick up a fuel filter and run an ac pump/needle valve old school setup. Pro-nearly a free change. Simple. Saves spaceCon-hit or miss if it actually works
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    280 gallon Build

    Looking really good SAM
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    Redsea Reefer 450 Build / Upgrade

    Yes, a union there is pretty important, I missed that
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    Redsea Reefer 450 Build / Upgrade

    Man I just love clean schedule 80 plumbing. Nice job! But, maybe just turn that drain pipe so the printing doesn't show 😏
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    Mini brittle stars diet

    I'm not 100% sure, but I think they eat detritus
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