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  • Birthday 10/05/1984

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    Seattle, WA
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    Scuba, Mountaineering, Firefighting

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  1. blizzardscout2

    Harry’s Recovering Reefer 350

    I just read through this, I’m glad to see a recovery, I know I have been there. It is so frustrating. Keep up the good work!
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    Reese's Stick 170

    Hello Aaron, sorry I have been busy the last month. The MP40 is extremely powerful. I would say 1 MP40 would be enough without an MP10. However I had 2 MP10s and perhaps that was the better fit as the MP40 moves your sand around the tank. That said for SPS it would be great. I have had difficulty in keeping SPS so I am pretty much giving up on it. With my work schedule I just am not home enough to adequately meet the needs of them. I live near Seattle in the Snohomish area. I don't know of a reef club around here, but there is a facebook group for this area and a PNW club that is mostly made up of reefers in the Portland region with some members up here. Let me know if you find out that there is one. Welcome! The weather is fantastic this time of year as you are finding out.
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    Kaleb's Clownfish Waterbox

    I dialed in the Smart ATO. It required me cutting away a small piece of vinyl off the back of the tank. Once the water level is raised high enough the water noise is almost nonexistent. The water was tested on Friday, Ammonia 0.2, Nitrite 0.2. So I added some more Turbo start.
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    Reese's Stick 170

    So my Shark Nose Gobies have been creating a burrow lately. https://youtu.be/_ARDgfBi2CI
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    Nanobox Tide 9"

    Sold!
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    Kaleb's Clownfish Waterbox

    96 hours so far... 😀
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    Nanobox Tide 9"

    $165 shipped
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    Asureef's Red Sea Reefer

    I have Oakley prescription glasses with contrast lens that make the colors pop just like that. Now occasionally I will sit and watch the tank at night with them. 😎
  9. blizzardscout2

    Nanobox Tide 9"

    Thanks Dave, I just found it was not going to be sufficient on the larger tank. I thought about my giant hands in a pico and thought no thanks. lol
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    Kaleb's Clownfish Waterbox

    After playing around with the rock, I thought why not place it in the tank and see how it looks. I found it wasn't tall enough and add some height to both stacks. Now I have them cemented and drying. Wow was that process sooooo much easier with having flat surfaces to marry together.
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    Nanobox Tide 9"

    Thanks Dave. I was misinformed. Sorry everyone.
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    Nanobox Tide 9"

    Sorry I’ve have a Radion 15
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    Kaleb's Clownfish Waterbox

    It certainly is, I have it in the kitchen where I sit and drink coffee in the morning so I keep playing with them until I finally know what I like the best.
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    Kaleb's Clownfish Waterbox

    Thanks Christopher! The Waterbox tanks are certainly made with quality in mind. I am playing around with the STAX rock currently. My thought was to have two positions for the bubble anemones to sit. Of course they have a mind of their own so you never know where they might go. That said one can hope. Here is a few pictures of what I came up with for now. The front doesn't look too impressive but I was trying to make it look good from the right as that is where his bed will be.
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    Kaleb's Clownfish Waterbox

    This will be a project tank with my 5 year old, Kaleb, in his room. I really liked the new aquariums by Waterbox and wanted something big enough for a bubble tip with clowns as that is what Kaleb wanted so I bought the Cube 15 gallon. I received it last week and the quality is very good. It even comes with a return pump and a few extras such as small filter sock and adapter for the overflow. The overflow is etched out of the glass making for a very slick look. I originally had bought a Nanobox Mini Tide M with a 9" neck with the intention of buying a 10 gallon, but I felt the 9" wasn't enough. I came across a good deal on a Radion XR15w Pro G3 and since I run Ecotech pumps in my 34 gallon, I decided to give one of their lights a try. My son is also interested in a symbiotic Pistol shrimp and goby so we may think about this too. So far the equipment used will be: Tank: Waterbox Cube 15 Light: Radion XR15w Pro G3 Controller: Apex Jr Heater: Cobalt Neotherm 100w x2 controlled by Apex (2 heaters for redundancy) ATO: Smart Aqua ATO with Advanced Acrylics reservoir Powerhead: Ecotech MP10 (will use covers when Anemone is added) Pump: EcoPlus Pump that came with Waterbox Skimmer: I have always wanted to try out a Mame, however the fragile top makes me want a Reefglass or Pico. Not sure yet. Biofilter: Stax Rock (Super cool product) and MarinePure 2" blocks from my 34 gallon. Sand: Still thinking about this. Glass Cleaner: Flipper Nano Dosing: Kalkwasser in ATO if needed. Seeing as though I have the RODI setup for my other tank, testing equipment, frozen food, etc it should be pretty inexpensive and easy to maintain after the initial investment. Livestock: Bubble tip Anemones (2-3 maybe) 2 Mocha Gladiators or Frostbite 2 Black Snowflakes I will see about the pistol and goby. If he really wants to have them, then I may add these guys first and the clowns second. The clown selection will depend on what my son wants, it is his after all! I am having a lot of fun playing with the Stax rocks to aquascape for his tank. They make it so easy to be creative and try things out easily. I may actually add more rock to my 34 using this as I have wanted to add a few small columns to the back corners. I will take my time and make sure I am satisfied before I get the tank wet.
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