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FluxCapacitor last won the day on October 10 2019

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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. I've been running a 3G pico for the better part of 2 years now. Evaporation, for some reason, has not been much of an issue for me. I'm using an AutoAqua Micro ATO on the tank and only have to refill the 5G carboy that feeds it once ever 3 months or so. It consumes fresh water VERY VERY slowly and it is not covered. I also have a small heater controlled by an external temp controller keeping the temp at 78*. Inhabitants are a clown goby, a hermit crab, a whole army of amphipods, and some RBTAs. YMMV, but I've seen very little evaporation problem from my 3G tank. If I could go do it
  2. 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.
  3. https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/10/the-endangered-great-barrier-reef-is-not-in-danger-says-unesco/
  4. 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.
  5. I'm using LEDs and the corraline isn't growing on my glass. It is on the rocks and on the plastic overflow though.
  6. I love aquacave because I rack up points from buying stuff and then it discounts my future purchases. Thanks for the heads up Juiceman!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. 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 d
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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).
  15. 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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