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About divecj5

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  • Birthday 06/11/1983

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    Charleston, SC

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  1. I've been running this Avast Marine Spyglass Media Reactor on my Reefer 170 for a few months now and it has worked flawlessly. Planning on converting the place where it's been to a fuge so I no longer have a need for it. Looking to pass along a deal to a fellow reefer. I'm selling it with the Sicce Synchra Nano pump which is perfect for the small reactor. I'll toss in a bag of ME Coral GFO that I have leftover as well. I'll post or can PM pictures of the unit later today. Price - $100 + shipping (reactor plus sicce pump is ~$200 brand new from Avast) -Adam
  2. Morning bump and price drop. Trying to move this so make an offer.
  3. Two week old Maxspect Gyre XF230 + Advanced controller. Includes all original packaging and accessories. Essentially brand new. Happy to post pictures or can send via PM. Price - $200 + actual shipping (PM your zip and I'll calculate exact cost) -Adam
  4. Looking forward to following along, Jason. Lots of cool projects!! -Adam
  5. Think I killed my tank

    I agree with Nano sapiens and Weetabix. Blow off the brown junk, give them a dip, and leave them alone. Most coral are a lot more forgiving and resilient than we give them credit for. That's a pretty big spike in salinity but as long as they're not melting, give them some time and TLC and they should bounce back.
  6. Sand bed with brown algae?

    As someone mentioned earlier, you may be dealing with dinoflaggelates as opposed to diatoms. Instead of a brown dusting on the rocks, glass, and sand bed, it looks like you have a mat instead. Is it stringy and does it have bubbles in it? Since you were using tap water, you may have a build up of silicates which would certainly fuel the dinos (and diatoms). You might want to check out a product called Vibrant (LINK), which is a tank additive that contains a number of bacteria strains that can out compete the algae/dinos for available nutrients. I was super skeptical of the product (thought it was another snake oil product) but I've been using it on my tank for 2 months now and it's made a huge difference. I neglected my tank for months (6 months between water changes) and it brought it back to life. There is a HUGE thread on R2R with some user stories. Might be worth a try in your case if it turns out to be dinos. If it's diatoms, I would keep up with top off and water changes with RO/DI (make sure it's testing o TDS and you have a silicate remover) and they should go away on their own. Just my two pennies....
  7. burtbollinger's Red Sea Reefer 170

    Welcome back to the hobby! I'm super excited to follow this build as it sounds exactly like what I'm planning. Although I never got out of the hobby, my Elos Mini has been chugging along on cruise control for the past few years as my 5 1/2 year old and 8 month old soaked up most of my reefing time. I'm planning on getting a Reefer 170 and using almost the same equipment you listed (APEX and Eshopps being the only difference). It's always exciting and nerve-wracking setting up a new tank but like you, I'm excited to use my past lessons-learned to do things right the first time around this time. Following along for sure and excited to see where this goes. -Adam
  8. FS: NanoBoxReef Duo V2 + Lime

    Light has been sold. Sorry man
  9. SOLD I recently upgraded to the latest NanoBoxReef Duo for my ELOS Mini and I'm looking to pass along a deal for an absolutely fantastic light. I've had this unit for about a year and a half now and there are no issues with it (was running on the tank as of yesterday morning before making the switch). Details NanoBoxReef Duo Version 2.0 w/Lime LEDs White w/light gray accents Storm Controller Hanging version Price $145 + actual shipping (PayPal)Pictures I wasn't able to adjust the white balance on all of these so there is some variance in the white among them. I'll highlight the one that is the truest representation. Truest Representation of the White Feel free to PM or reply here with any questions. -Adam
  10. Vic's 30 Gallon Shallow Reef

    Congratulations on the baby! We had our second child mid-May of this past year so I totally understand the lack of time to dedicate to aquariums My ELOS Mini has been chugging along but I'm considering upgrading to a Red Sea Reefer 170 in the coming months. Let's definitely meet up sometime. Sounds like we'll plan something when Dave is down this way later this month.
  11. Weetie's 4 Gallons of Simplicity

    Hey Weets. I've been poking around NR again lately and figured I'd swing by your thread. Hope all is well with you in the Upstate (didn't realize you were in SC now). -Adam
  12. Vic's 30 Gallon Shallow Reef

    Hey Jason. Been a LONG time since you were down this way in Charleston and I snagged a few frags. I found this thread from Dave's NanoBox thread and wanted to see if you're still in SC and if you ever set this tank back up. My Elos Mini has been cruising along for 4+ years now. Hope all has been well with you. I need to get back into the NR community and post more often. -Adam