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  2. Very nice write up. I'm an definitely going to be following this!
  3. One word of be careful. If you have a power head shorting and you put your hand in the water on a floating ground. IT will light you up like a glow stick. You'll think Jaws reached up and done bit you.
  4. That's done to make a floating ground. Labs use them and other places that sparks can make a very bad thing happen. Firework makers use it too. That's why the have grounding plates in the floor or on the wall you touch before interning. But a house, very odd. Some electronics are uber sensitive to electric discharge. Look at the breaker box to see if there is a while wire and copper wire on the ground rail.
  5. SilentNight1793

    Zoa/Paly growout challenge

    Yes you can. I have 3 frags left. I can meet you tomorrow after I get off work.
  6. Tbabcock67

    Zoa/Paly growout challenge

    Can i still get in this? If so let me know when and where to get the frag.
  7. Yesterday
  8. Saveafishreef

    PO4 challenge.

    Its very hard to see but here is a test I did.
  9. Saveafishreef

    PO4 challenge.

    Here is a tetra brand that shows they add it. The next to last shows it clearly. But a lot if not most wont show it.
  10. Saveafishreef

    PO4 challenge.

    I have and it was surprising. I cut out a lot of pellet foods due to it. A dry food comes out and its all about try it. Do we really know what's in it. What was the food source washed in? What is the adding binders. What did the products eat as a diet befor ground up?
  11. lrood

    PO4 challenge.

    Interesting idea. Virtually every living (or previously live) tissue will contain phosphate - it’s a component of the primary energy molecule, ATP (adenosine triphosphate), and many others involved in metabolic pathways. We will never be rid of it, but it is always a good idea to be judicious with what we add to our tanks! Have you actually tried testing as you described? I wonder it it would be above the test levels?
  12. MrsBugmaster

    LF SLR Camera

    My daughter is in a photography class at schooll and needs a SLR 35 mm film camera. Anyone have one laying around that they no longer use, but is in good condition? thanks
  13. Saveafishreef

    PO4 challenge.

    We all know PO4 can play havoc on our reef tanks. But do you know what your really adding to the tank. Here is a PO4 challenge you all should take. 1/4 Tsp of your dry foods your feeding your fish. To 1 cup of RO/DI water. Put in a blender for 2 min on high. Let set 15min Blend for one more min. After settling take a sample and do a PO4 test. Remember livestock that eats this food will also poop it out. If there is even a trace of PO4 it will be pooped out and build up. EX. 1/4Tsp of flake. 1/4 Tsp of pellet 1 cup of RoDi water blend and test as above Take the reeding divide by16 Than divide by the gallons you have. Than Xs by the Times you feed in a 7 day week. This will give you the amount of PO4 your adding with out knowing.
  14. CapnCrunch

    Looking for some tank moving help

    Ok well just got some awful news apparently im working this weekend. So as you were and have a great weekend
  15. Saveafishreef

    LED Vs. MH

    Exactly the convo Ive had with Bob Gomens a few yrs ago with. VHO came in, was posta be cheaper and better color. Than after a few years we kept adding lights to where we was running the same if not more power. Than PC came in and we added more power to make it bright. Than T5. We did the same to where we was running 432 watts on a 90g in place of 500w of MH. Now comes the LEDs. To where we put 330watts..2 x 165 black boxes. of led on a 75. Than a year later add more or switch to MH saying its dim looking. I see more and more returning back to MH. I'm really glad you said that.
  16. blowfish770

    LED Vs. MH

    I went back to MH in March of this year. LED to me makes a dark tank
  17. indymatt

    LED Vs. MH

    The reason I am dedicated to LED is you adjust the color to your liking without buying bulbs. Plus remember that heat is not constant like a heater, it is there when the lights are on. My temp does vary by more than one degree. Another thing I hate is replacing bulbs, remembering to do a water change is tough replacing bulbs is challenging for me. I am contemplating doing a hybrid T5/led setup on a new tank I am setting up.
  18. Saveafishreef

    LED Vs. MH

    Maybe one of these. https://www.ebay.com/itm/24-96-DSunY-Dimmable-LED-Aquarium-Light-Programmable-Coral-Reef-SPS-LPS-Marine/332396313414?hash=item4d645d3b46:m:miJD5kyNi-FdzrOPYSJXCGA&var=541411034972 And 4 of these. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Growers-Choice-Horticultural-Lighting-315W-CMH-Kit-CERAMIC-METAL-HALIDE/282938632401?var=582828782338&hash=item41e074e8d1%3Am%3Am634vSj1oEWVay3cSmLydRg&_sop=16&_sacat=0&_nkw=315W+Ceramic+Metal+Halide&_from=R40&rt=nc I'll get the 10K bulbs. I love the ceramic over the quartz. They last longer and have less color swing. Plus they are dimmable. And over driveable. Quartz, its hard on them to dim and to over drive. Plus they only last about a year. Ceramic last almost 2yrs befor color swing and has a different fire off.
  19. ryansweet

    LED Vs. MH

    Agree with Amanda on this one. Some of the nicest tanks I’ve seen have a combination of either mh/led or t5/led. With yours, I might do the majority mh and then add a few led to get the color “pop” that LEDs bring to the table. You’d have mh for growth and adding heat to the tank, then get a little higher par (and maybe lower electric?) with the led supplementals. Also with this type of setup you could run the leds at a lower power and not have to replace them at all.
  20. Interested in a tank and needing some helping hands. Looking to see if anyone is available this Saturday or Sunday the 18th or 19th to help move and load a 180 gal tank and stand. I still have not made concrete plans just trying to get a feel of whos available and best day and time. Thanks
  21. MrsBugmaster

    LED Vs. MH

    Another option would be to go with a hybrid and have the best of both worlds.
  22. ReefNewby82

    Need Help Moving a Large Tank

    Great to hear you have the hands needed. Shoot us some pics later and good luck with the move matt!
  23. indymatt

    Need Help Moving a Large Tank

    Ha! I got a sweet deal on a commercial kegerator from my brothers neighbor. Makes homebrewing much easier! Neighbors came through, so got it covered.
  24. ReefNewby82

    Zoa/Paly growout challenge

    Yeah that's awful cool. Big thanks to Kyle for putting this on and making himself available to give away the zoas! Tomorrow is the day! Remember...there is now a thread in members section for this growout. So start your process and tank perams and pics there please. Here is the link:
  25. ReefNewby82

    Need Help Moving a Large Tank

    Awesome...tank upgrade time is always exciting! What part of town are you in so members can gauge their timing and proximity to you? And...a 5 tap keg lol that's almost as awesome as the tank upgrade 😀
  26. Last week
  27. Wet and dry skimming. I know there is a lot of talk on wet vs. dry. Let's get geeky and in depth on this. Proteins weigh different, lighter proteins attract to the negative charged air bubble easier do to one pos charged polarizing pull. While other proteins need to break down further. This is in order on pics the protein model. The more complexity of the molecular structure the heavier it is. As it breaks down before it is removed does it raise Nitrates??? Does wet skimming raise the heavier proteins to the top easier??? Fish beef plant.
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