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About FluxCapacitor

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    Zen Reefer
  • Birthday 08/07/1982

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    Slaughter & Manchaca
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    34g & 14g
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    Helping others, computer engineering, BMX, turbo cars, and of course reef tanks.

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  1. FluxCapacitor

    Crumby news about the Great Barrier Reef

    I think too much of the population take the coral reefs for granted. I know that I did before getting into this hobby, I had no idea how exact the parameters had to be. It's almost like the stars lining up to make this happen in the ocean and I believe many people just don't realize that. I've met several people that think coral is the white skeletons of dead coral that scrape up surfers.... not having any idea that it's actually an animal that can eat meaty foods.
  2. https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/10/the-endangered-great-barrier-reef-is-not-in-danger-says-unesco/
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    Salinity shift and stringy snot

    I know this will sound obvious/dumb but I put the water level sensors in places where they won't be easily adjusted on accident. You might try to find a nice corner of the sump that isn't close to other equipment.
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    Removing Coralline Algae from glass?

    I'm using LEDs and the corraline isn't growing on my glass. It is on the rocks and on the plastic overflow though.
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    4th of July Sales!

    I love aquacave because I rack up points from buying stuff and then it discounts my future purchases. Thanks for the heads up Juiceman!
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    Best protein skimmer :-?

    I have a small eshopps nano skimmer that works well and is magnet mounted in the rear sump area of my 14G cube. I don't like having anything that holds water outside of the tank like external pumps or reactors. That is just personal preference like many other things in the hobby.
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    Mantis Shrimp Tank Mates

    All the tanks I've seen that have mantis shrimp in them are only for the shrimp and anything else living, made of meat, put in the tank is for food. I don't think they make good reef neighbors for other living creatures. It's definitely a cool animal though.
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    Spawning RBTAs - What a mess!

    Pretty cool. Do you think new rbta's will come of this or is it just dirtying up your water and going to get cleaned out by the filtration?
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    Still Open?

    I'm fairly certain there are plans to get a new location in South Austin opened soon. I don't know the time line, however.
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    Coral frags

    I have two sunset montiporas that are doing well and some kind of green acro that has held on through all the others getting RTN. It's showing small polyps at the bottom and what look like new branch nubs starting to come out of it's encrusted base. One of the sunset montis I thought had died all the way but after fixing the alk problem, I noticed that weeks later what I thought was coraline algae was actually the red monti color encrusting the old skeleton again. There are blue polyps coming out of it now and it's slowly creeping back over the white skeleton that I thought was completely dead. The alk is sitting around 11dKH.
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    Coral frags

    Lol. I think now that I've got my Alk under control I can put some sps in the tank again. The few pieces I have left are starting to show polyps and encrusting again.
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    Coral frags

    Is it ok if I bring cash and pick from whatever you have that isn't spoken for? If so please send me a PM. It would likely be this weekend.
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    Who want some zoas?

    Those blue agave's are awesome! Good luck with the sale. (I still need to come get those clove polyps from you at some point).
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    Proper ways to euthanize animals

    I wonder if putting the fish in a fresh water place like the lake is a bad idea? I'm sure another fish or bird would like the food.... this may be a terrible idea, just spitballing here.
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    Very small sump build. (10G)

    This: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LZVX5D2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Sorry for the late reply. A small update: the side panel on my home made sump developed two cracks in it for seemingly no reason. This was not one of the panels that had a plexiglass and/or silicone.... it cracked right in the middle of the panel. I had to switch everything over into a larger sump made by Oceanic. This did allow me to move my skimmer down into the sump now so that is good. The chaeto grow light above was suggested to me by MFrame and I've been pretty satisfied with it so far. My Chaeto seems to have grown from the size it was given to me. I do have the means of measuring it's weight so that might be a cool experiment to do. I decided upon not putting any sand in my new sump just to make things cleaner. For some reason the entire small sump I had built myself was filling up with all kinds of crazy detritus. This could have been due to lack of mechanical filtration but, in any case, the new sump has been running for a week or so now and it is much cleaner looking and has a lot more water volume. The Mame overflow is still running like a champ and I'm very pleased with it as a product. I want to get one of their glass nano skimmers now just because of my experience with their overflow and being pleased with the quality of it. The sump, I think holds more water than my 14G aquarium does that it's attached to so this was a big win that I didn't really expect or ask for.