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  • Birthday 11/02/1972

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  1. Moving my 90

    I need some scape ideas. These are pretty tall tanks in my current setup, I use that height pretty well, but I kind of like an island look too.
  2. Moving my 90

    So the tank is looking great. Sometime around midnight, it was filled to capacity. I found this a.m that the salinity was a little low, so I've added some salt and it seems just right. The sand I seeded it with must have had some cyano in it, b/c there are spots already growing on the sand. I was struggling with that in my other tank. How do you propose I clean my rock so that I don't transfer cyano and the little bit of what I assume is bryopsis? I thought I could scrub with a toothbrush, and keep the lights off on the new system for a few days. Would that be too much change? My rock is all COMPLETELY covered in coral. The teeny tiny spaces where theres no coral, is where the cyano grows. There and on the sand. The water is 100% new, so I'd have thought there'd be no nutrients, but sure enough, after just a few hours, there were purple spots in 3 or 4 places on the sand. =(
  3. Moving my 90

    Hi there! I've been keeping a reef tank for a few years now and after 2 upgrades, I currently have a 90 gal that has been up and running for a year and half. http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t70/meg...dd/photo-14.jpg We moved a few weeks ago though, just a couple miles down the road, and rather than have to be pressured to brake it down and set it up in a very constrained period of time, I decided to buy another aquarium to move the contents into. I found a decent deal on another 90 gallon. Its not an Oceanic like the last one, but I like the stand better. For $450 I got the tank, stand/hood, Current USA T-5 light kit, return pump and a Bullet II skimmer and sump. It had blue paper taped to the back, so I stripped that and painted it. I left the overflow chamber open so I could watch for blockage and stray livestock should the need arise, and I'm just now getting it filled up to run for 24 hours before I start putting my rock and corals in. I used about 90 lbs of new sand and seeded it with pitcher of old sand. The last time I moved a tank was my upgrade from a 65 to the current system, and I cycled it and moved everything so very slowly. Now, I figure the system I have going is so mature, I'm going to just move everything over after I test in 24 hours. Everything but the giant anemone, who can come in a week or two with the fish. Here it is in its new kitchen http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t70/meg...dd/photo-11.jpg And Here's the back before http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t70/meg...dd/photo-12.jpg After http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t70/meg...dd/photo-10.jpg Almost Full http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t70/meg...dd/photo-13.jpg Thanks for looking!
  4. I've had him for about 4 months now and I feed a pinch of flake in the am-he gobbles it up-and a bit of Rod's frozen that has a little bit of everything in it. Including veggie matter. He won't eat off of the nori/vegi sheets I put in. Smells it and swims away. He seems to be getting quite thin, even though I'm seeing him grab food when it gets put in the tank. Am I missing something? The tank is a 90 gal, and he doesn't seem to be getting picked on by other fish.
  5. DIY Air-Driven Protein Skimmer

    Will you make me one? I'm too stupid to build it myself and too cheap to buy an expensive one. I need one too. The one that came with my tank sucks!!!
  6. Just sounds heavily stocked is all.
  7. I have been really bad about my water changes and I have got to do a huge water change and really clean everything. There's a good amount of detritus on the rocks and all of my equipment is covered in algae. I have to really get in there and scrub, change my media, and do a big ole WC. My question is, should I worry about the effect of all the changes on my orange linkia?
  8. It's time to invest a little money in my system. I don't think I'm ready for a new skimmer yet, though that is the very next thing. My only works some of the time. For now I"ve ordered a new membrane and filters for my RO unit. I'm looking at replacing my T-5 bulbs as well. The girl at my lfs said to replace my 4 blue and then replace my 4 white with 2 white/2 purple. I was looking at the Geisman bulbs for that. The total for all 8 bulbs would be close to $200. Do both the whites AND the blues contribute to the coral growth/necessary lighting or do the blues just make the whites a more pleasant hue? Could I not just leave my blues alone and replace only the white? Thanks!
  9. Sea Apple

    I want one to, but they seem to be a pretty big gamble.
  10. Porcelain Crab in Rose Bubbletip Anemone

  11. WTB Corals in Orlando, FL

    They are whitish/tanish/pinkish? They are very pretty bright white tips when all is open.
  12. WTB Corals in Orlando, FL

    I've got two small new toadstool babies and a ton of dry rock that I bleached out. I have some gsp, and lots of brown palys too but I don't know how to frag them.
  13. Nano-Reef.com 10th Birthday Gift Giveaway

    It's wet goodness at its best. Happy Birthday Nano-Reef.com!
  14. Toadstool Leather Disease?

    They definitely go through phases where they close up, get a film over them and then shed. It can take a few days. If all of your parameters are good and nothing has changed, I'd give it some time. Are there even tiny nubs of polyp extension or is it glossy?