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About ninjamyst

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    Nano Reefer
  • Birthday 03/16/1983

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    Chicago, IL
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  1. Ninja's Red Sea Reefer 350 ~ mid life crisis ~

    i have too much corals.....#firstworldproblem. anyone in chicago looking for cheap corals? need to fund my trips...
  2. Ninja's Red Sea Reefer 350 ~ mid life crisis ~

    Blue tang has ich =(. I haven't added anything in months...... Going to just keep feeding and hope for the best.
  3. Ninja's Fluval Evo 13.5 - New Pics

    Diatoms after cycling is standard and expected. They should go away once you add a nice CUC. I have snowflake clown fishes. Yup, I will try to get a screenshot tomorrow but I think it's really what's pleasing to YOU
  4. KG's Fusion 10

    baller. hot tub time machine?
  5. Ninja's Red Sea Reefer 350 ~ mid life crisis ~

    I literally spent all day planning out a trip to southeast asia. Tentatively, I am going to do Chicago --> Bangkok --> Ko Samet --> Angkor Wat --> Hong Kong --> Chicago. Thailand looks very affordable with Airbnb for $35 a night. As for the rics, I am planning to sell my nano 13.5g tank, not the big display tank where the rics are =P. I was actually looking into doing a 1-2 week turtle conservation trip in Costa Rica, but turtle season is over by November =(.
  6. Ninja's Red Sea Reefer 350 ~ mid life crisis ~

    we are quit buddies! hahah. good luck on all the exciting things happening in your life too!
  7. Ninja's Red Sea Reefer 350 ~ mid life crisis ~

    Haven't been that active lately because going through full blown mid life crisis. 3 months ago, I quit my job of 12 years to have a change of pace. Took a 50% pay cut. 2 days ago, quit my new job even though the job itself is good but something is missing. Going to take a couple of months off and do some traveling and soul searching. Typical millenial syndrome =P. Anyone done solo traveling before? Any recommendations for cheap places to go? I will be doing a solo drive from San Francisco to LA on highway 1 in a couple of weeks. Looking for some international travel for November. Also considering selling my nano tank to raise some money since who knows how long I will be unemployed. But if I sell it now for cheap only to buy another one a year later, it kind of defeats the point? #adultingishard still no package =(
  8. Deeper Well - An Acquasole 60

    I am surprised the ice cap battery doesn't work. I thought it was advertised to work specifically with the gyre pumps. I bought one cuz of it. Never hooked it up though. Anyone want an ice cap battery backup??? I know so many people with issues with those jebao pumps dying after 6 months to a year.
  9. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    surprised your tang can't keep up with the algae
  10. 45G Shallow Reef - Still No Algae?

    cant help you with the plumbing but great build! will be following for sure.
  11. The METROpolitan: Kat's New Journey

    So sorry to read about what happened. The great thing about the red Sea reefers is the separate check chiller compartment. My doser is taped to the shelf wall too but if it falls, it will not touch water at all. And I have the Apex DOS so it's pretty heavy and only held on by velcro. With everything else going on, maybe it's good time to take a break, get everything in check with the new place, and start a new build. Deep down we all know the most exciting part of this hobby is the initial build =P. No matter what tank you choose, it always turn into something everyone admires and secretly super jealous of. Reef on!
  12. NanoBox & Marine Depot!

    I saw those email blasts and so happy for you! I have to say your product description is great too and better than some of the major brands out there.
  13. Gena's IM Nuvo Fusion 10

    The fish in my big tank follows me around from one side of the tank to the next =P
  14. Gena's IM Nuvo Fusion 10

    New photos look great! Your clowns are so lively and really stands out in the photos.
  15. Ninja's Red Sea Reefer 350 ~ mid life crisis ~

    I have acans in my nano tank that has really dull colors so I just moved them to this tank this weekend. WIll see if their color improves. Acans color can change a lot depending on the tank so don't give up on them yet. For the rics, I have gotten them from many different sources. Rics can look different depending on their origin. I believe the Florida ones have bigger bubbles. Those are the ones in the middle of my picture. The puerto rican ones have small bubbles but they often come in "rainbow" colors, like the one to the left of the acan. I like the Florida ones more but haven't seen them as much in stores. Most places have the puerto rican ones. I think Legendary Corals got a nice shipment of Florida ones in a couple of weeks ago but they charge an arm and five legs for one compared to other places.