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  1. 4 points
    Will try to make it, at least for a bit. It's been a little crazy the past year and just we just welcomed our daughter Kara to the family this weekend and a nice break outside in the sun on that deck just might do the trick! I'm off for a couple weeks, if weather cooperates I'll try and smoke something tasty.
  2. 2 points
    I wanted to let everyone know that Central Indiana Aquatics posted that they will be closing their store. Kenna has been a supporter of the club over the last three years and has always provided excellent customer service to everyone. For those of you that do not facebook (like myself) I wanted to share the post with the club. "I have spent the past three years doing my very best to provide the best customer service and the healthiest livestock to my customers. I've made complimentary house calls, deliveries, and gone above and beyond anything LiveAquaria or Amazon would ever do for it's customers. But that has proven to not be enough. So the time has come to permanently close the shop. To the people who have come in and spent 45 minutes asking me about every issue you've ever had with your tank, showing me pictures of every single coral and fish you've ever owned, asking me to quote you on everything you would need for a new tank but you're waiting till you move out of your mom's basement to pull the trigger, and then not buying that twenty dollar coral because your buddy sells it out of his house for ten bucks or that product I recommended because you found it on Amazon three dollars cheaper....you all know where you can shove it. To the rest of you, thank you so much for supporting me. There are no words that could ever explain how much I appreciate you. Many of you have become great friends and that is what I will miss the most. Those of you that have brought your kids in, I enjoyed interacting with them more than anything. The smiles on their little faces when they held a starfish would always make my day. The shop will continue to be open on Sundays until I've sold everything, and then from there I'll close to walk-in customers and continue a small part of the business online in my spare time. If you would like to schedule an appointment to stop by the shop, there's a handy new "book now" button on our page. You can click that and select a day and time that would work best for you. As for me, I'll be focusing the rest of my time on my kids, vacations, petting my dog, and all the other things I haven't been able to due to choosing the most high maintenance business to ever exist. On a final note, please remember to shop local. You wouldn't believe how happy every single sale, no matter how small, makes us. When you make a purchase at a small business, you are literally putting food on a table. So please support your local shops, we depend on you!" Central Indiana Aquatics is not the 1st local shop to close by any means. But it is a reminder that if we do not support our local shops then we will not have any local shops. Take a minute to think about that...… Every one of us depend on the expertise of our local shops and we should really concentrate on supporting those shops. Most people are not aware but even if you buy from a local shop on amazon their net profit is reduced by a couple of factors. I wish Kenna the best in everything that she may do in the future. We as a local reefing community want to prevent this from happening again we really need to rethink how we support everyone. If not who might be next? Mike
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    I ordered a batch of them for myself and a few members a couple years ago from someone on reefcentral. They worked amazing, wiped out well over 100 aiptasia from my tank. I think I did 12 in my 100, took several weeks but they got every single one I could see. Not cheap... i think we paid somewhere around $10 a piece and ordered a couple hundred dollars worth to get that price w free shipping. They have to be overnighted from what I was told.
  5. 1 point
    Thank you all for coming we had a blast! The best advice on keeping the tank quiet came from Luis, raising the drain tubes in the internal overflow box to reduce the splash. Worked like a charm, Thanks Luis!
  6. 1 point
    Thanks for having us! Craig and Connie definitely take the win for best food at a meet! Great tank that is coming along quite nicely in the coral dept and the most impressive part was the fact it was virtually silent. That's tough one one of that size. What's you're secret?
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    Yes, I have been using it. I have to say, I am pretty impressed. The cyano is gone for the most part. Still not using a skimmer, using Chaeto and Dr. Tim's. The only issue I am running into is that the good bacteria is competing with the Chaeto and it is actually dying off. I am cutting back on the Dr. Tim's to give the Chaeto more nutrients to grow.
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    Craig and Connie, thanks for hosting! Had a great time! Beautiful home and tank! Fantastic food!
  9. 1 point
    Thanks for hosting Craig and Connie. Beautiful home and tank. Some really good chicken and shrimp too! See everyone next month...
  10. 1 point
    Working my way up there, but will be late. See you soon! -Ben
  11. 1 point
    Last minute change, so I should be able to make it as well. Not sure what to bring though 🤔
  12. 1 point
    Update: Marcia and I will be there. We are bringing mexicorn dip.
  13. 1 point
    I'll be there. Ummm any ideas what we need? I'm not much of a cook. Put me down for a cookie tray or something similar.
  14. 1 point
    I'll be there, +1 and I will bring chips and brownies.
  15. 1 point
    I plan to be there might bring coleslaw
  16. 1 point
    I will be there. Not sure what to bring ? Beer ? Maybe convince the wife to make some homemade cookies ! See yall then
  17. 1 point
    Hollyhock Hills fried chicken, I am so there!!!! Lol. Maybe I'll bring biscuits!
  18. 1 point
    I will be there. Not sure on food yet, depends on time.
  19. 1 point
    Jenn and I plan on attending. Not sure what dish we will bring yet...
  20. 1 point
    Hello, this will be my first meeting with the group and I'm really looking forward to attend. My wife and I will be bringing potato salad. We live in Woodfield subdivision down the street and it will be great to meet new friends!
  21. 1 point
    Looks great!
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    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jyd4bab0db9545k/AAB8TtksVQx7WUJZg0W15kWIa?dl=0 what do I do!? I swear to god my peppermint shrimp just released thousands of babies!!
  23. 1 point
    I’ll be there with cookies
  24. 1 point
    Very nice Bud! 👍🏽
  25. 1 point
    wow, you got some huge colonies! Looks great.
  26. 1 point
    Yes!!! This is Brooke! I’ll take a pic now
  27. 1 point
    Will be there bringing buffalo chicken dip
  28. 1 point
    My lovely bride has informed me we are serving fried chicken from Hollyhock Hills and grilled shrimp. My address is: 921 Arrowwood Drive Carmel, IN 46033 (just off 146th Street about 2 miles east of 31 - Meridian/Keystone)
  29. 1 point
    I’ll be there! Not sure about the fam yet. I plan on bringing Mini Pigs in a Blanket for the pitch in.
  30. 1 point
    I hope to make this one.
  31. 1 point
    So Saturday when the lights came on I noticed something looked odd within the tank. Upon further inspection, I saw my Meteor Shower Cyphastrea I got from @Gonzo620 was showing signs of melting away. Tested the tank, and everything was well within levels I'm happy keeping, and my tank has always been happy with. So safe to say, I was pretty upset with it all. The tank has really been acting funny the past couple of months and has been the most frustrating part of this journey so far. I've also been having some issues with aiptasia, and have been looking for some Berghia Nudibranches locally with no luck so far. I'm not sure where the aiptasia has come from, as I dip all of my corals, as well as removing them from the plug they come from, and gluing them to a new plug before they go into the tank. Frustration to the max. Yesterday was waterchange day since I was at the Indy 500 all day Sunday. I decided that things needed a bit of a change, so I did a little rearranging within the tank. I rotated the main rock a bit, and re-glued some corals to the rockwork. I also vacuumed the sand in the spot where the rocks used to sit, as there was a bit of detritus in those spots. Eventually I got to a point where I was happy with it, and let it be. I also removed the spinstream nozzle and stuck on the stock nozzle. I'm trying to do everything I can do to save things and promote health and growth in my corals. Even looking for an AI Prime to replace the Kessil I'm running now. I'm going to give it a few months and see where we are at the end of the summer. Hopefully the next few posts within this thread will be on the positive side. At least for those still following. If it all fails, I will be doing a complete overhaul of the tank, and a new approach, but hopefully we never get there.
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    I wouldn't worry just yet. Sometimes the goby just is waiting around for the shrimp to finish the tunnels. Sometimes the change in environment, will just make it take some time for them to link back up.
  33. 1 point
    Eric, can you get a few pictures with just the whites on? It will be much easier to give you an ID if we can see the algae more clearly. That said, the sand looks like either diatoms or possibly dinos. By the acan looks like possible bryopsis. Again, we could give a more precise answer with better pics. Check this site out to see what looks closest as well; https://www.reefcleaners.org/nuisance-algae-id-guide
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