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takoattack last won the day on August 17 2018

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    East Austin
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    110G, 32G

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  1. takoattack

    Tiny rainbow BTA (<2” extended) $40

    PENDING for Emilio. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. This is the 7th clone from my rainbow. $40 OBO. A little less than 2” extended. Was happy in my LED biocube32, temporarily under hydra26 lighting. Pickup in East Austin (mlk and airport) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Have to show this one off:

    I’m no expert but it looks a little like ORA Borealis, which is commonly traded in austin. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Captive bread trochus snails $20 a dozen - SOLD

    All sold for now Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Captive bread trochus snails $20 a dozen - SOLD

    Don took 12, pending a pickup today for the other 12 with woods. If it falls through I’ll update but Rconde is in the backup queue ahead of you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Captive bread trochus snails $20 a dozen - SOLD

    Current Pics: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Captive bread trochus snails $20 a dozen - SOLD

    Never made it to aquadome last weekend, and my travel plans have changed so these guys are still available this week and I'm open for a meetup at the dome this weekend 4/6-4/7. (12) pending for woods, (12) available
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    Captive bread trochus snails $20 a dozen - SOLD

    Here are some older (higher quality) photos from the last batch They now have more coralline coverage. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Need to trim down my population again. These guys are about nickel to quarter sized and covered in corraline. I have 24 available. Planning on going to aquadome this Saturday around noon if you want to meet up and buy direct. $2 each or $20 a dozen. Available for pickup tonight on the east side. Will be going for aquadome credit if I can’t make a quick sale. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I wouldn't chase phosphates if you don't have algae problems. Check out some of the videos / presentations from Richard Ross.
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    Red Sea Coral Pro Salt

    Interesting, I'll give that a try. I was having so much trouble maintaining stable alkalinity with water changes with black bucket that I switched to blue bucket. Both precipitate fast for me: storing without constant circulation, but at temperature. I also mix at temperature and keep a heater in each of my RODI and salt barrels. Some measurements I made: Black bucket would mix at 10.5 dkh, and in 48 hours would be 9.6dkh, after a week, 8.6dkh, after two weeks 8.5dkh. Blue bucket mixes 7.6-7.8dkh, after a week it drops to 6.2 dkh. I like to add saturated limewater until I get a number that will only swing alk within 0.05 dkh (depending on the size of the water change) Its a pain in the butt to have to measure alk 3-4 times per water change. I might try reef crystals next, based on BRS experiments. I had problems with low nutrients and high alkalinity, so moving down to a target of 8dkh also seems to be an improvement on my system. I have found that most people around here keep their alk around 8dkh, so its less stressful to have similar levels when introducing frags from locals.
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    Red Sea Coral Pro Salt

    It’s precipitation. Red Sea coral pro precipitates very fast in storage, especially at higher temps. Check the recent BRS video on YouTube about salt mix precipitation. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    -edit just realized i was replying to a very old portion of this therad- Have you found an air pimp that has an inlet that you could connect to an outside airline? I was going to experiment with micro bubbles, but wanted to run outside air as my house always has high CO2. I already did the hard part and ran 1/2 pex tubing though a few walls to get an outside line into my stand for my skimmer. Seems like I could hack something together with a USB charger and this pump: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2Pcs-DC-3V-6V-5V-370-Motor-Mini-Micro-Air-Pump-Vacuum-For-Aquarium-Tank-Oxygen/113589840598?hash=item1a727b6ad6:g:vJgAAOSwolpcSAVb&amp;frcectupt=true
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    BRS CO2 scrubber $20

    CO2 Reactor with 3/8” barbed fittings and flexible hose. Purchased in September 2018. decommissioned in January 2019. (4 months use, I ending up running a fresh air line outside. ) New price is 34.99 on BRS. I do not have any fresh media. Bulk media on ebay is more affordable, just search for "Soda Lime Granules" Asking $20. Located in East Austin near MLK train station.
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    The new tank is up!

    Interesting, given the cost of media I decided to just run the outside air line. Less maintenance and rock solid 400ppm CO2 guaranteed. Good hack though! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk