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  1. metrokat

    Fish Sitter - Going Rate?

    Aww. I'll make tank talk when he comes over next. I'm pretty sure he will say some outrageous things.
  2. metrokat

    Nano Fish with Small Mouths Feeding Issue

    Rod's Food has fish eggs which everybody loves - even finicky feeders. Fine particle foods like reef roids broadcast fed gets small particle foods to smaller fishes. NLS has a 0.1mm pellet that is super small and sinks for easy access to hiding fishes.
  3. metrokat

    Huge Drs. Foster and Smith clearance sale

    Most salts on the market are hydrous so should not be a problem. If you ordered Neomarine any exposure to air makes it slush because it is anhydrous. Items are still on clearance - DFS is totally phasing out their aquatic division - the term going out of business has been thrown about - it looks more like restructuring. I believe DFS will go back to selling dog and cat products which is what they were known for. And Live Aquaria will carry everything aquatic. The was no "sharing" on facebook of their super secret sale. As soon as they decided to offload their aquatic division it was discussed by vendors - items are listed below MAP which made everybody angry. Vendors are concerned because DFS was a major retailer. Live Aquaria is not going to carry that much inventory or sku's - you can see that already on their site - maybe it will change.
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    MetroKat's Reefer: Need About Tree Fiddy

    Good thing I see only one, I think I had 3 but I see 2 shells
  5. metrokat

    Alk demand decreasing?

    You will see consumption of alk go up and down all the time. It has to do with growth as you observed, could be any number of reasons why there is a spurt or not.
  6. ^^ Seabass is correct on all points.
  7. metrokat

    Can you confirm these corals

    Top is gorgonian. Lower 2 are acroporas.
  8. metrokat

    Alk demand decreasing?

    What level are you trying to keep alk at? I keep mine between 7.5-8.5
  9. metrokat

    1st ever aquascape

    It's neat - if I can make a suggestion -try 2 separate islands - one bigger, one smaller. One taller than the other, and not in the center of the tank but off center.
  10. metrokat

    Reefing On: Maria's Big Girl Tank!

    Baby Christmas worm ❤️
  11. metrokat

    MetroKat's Reefer: Need About Tree Fiddy

    Archer! How is he? You have to post pictures, I haven't seen him in a while. Critters of the glass box So this is one of 2 or 3 freeloaders in the tank. Pep shrimps. All they do is eat my food and dance. 😡 I have 3 Tuxedos, not sure what makes their spines a different color - could it be gender or regions they come from or what Emerald crabs are one of my favorites, people don't care for crabs in general but I enjoy having a variety of emeralds, hermits of all shapes and sizes too. Tiger Nassarius I have other snails also - turbos, astreas, turbans, trochus, nassarius vibex, ceriths, nerites. You can let it run - it can take a week or more to break in. Play with the air intake valve to open all the way or close all the way to see which makes the least amount of overflow that you are okay with. You can also raise it. There is a good chance that your organics aren't enough to produce good skimmate.
  12. metrokat

    MetroKat's Reefer: Need About Tree Fiddy

    I have 2 Tuxedos, they're doing great - honestly - there is very little algae to see
  13. metrokat

    MetroKat's Reefer: Need About Tree Fiddy

    Calleigh was full of kisses to have me back.
  14. metrokat

    MetroKat's Reefer: Need About Tree Fiddy

    Nobody mentions the uglies right? So. The last week of June was a troll forest of algae in the tank. And I mean a forest! The algae looked like GHA but was very thin and slimy, difficult to grip and pull out with my fingers. I didn't have many CUC members so while I placed a few orders to get some inverts, I decided to try Razor Marine from Brightwell Aquatics. Before pictures After 3 days of use Before and after about 5-7 days later nearly all of it was gone. Most was easy to remove with a simple swipe of the beating stick - yes, I said beating stick. I scooped a lot of it out with a fish net, and in it's weakened state, the CUC made quick work of it. The tank is clean as of right now with a few patches of what I think might be a mix of bryopsis. Pretty happy with how well Razor Marine worked for me.