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  1. 4 points
    Finally made my first gallon of RO/DI water!! Thank you all for your help!!!
  2. 4 points
    Little over due update! These guys are getting big and beautiful! Biggest one is now over 3/4” when fully open. Keep your eyes out probably in about a couple of months I’ll be putting these for sale.
  3. 2 points
    You’ll want to siphon as much out as you can, and then use chemiclean. Cyano (in my opinion) is the best problem to have in this hobby, as it’s the easiest to rid of as long as you act fast and use the right treatments.
  4. 2 points
    Many thanks to Gonzo620 for coming today to rescue my fish today. I hope they will recover and live healthy fishy lives under his care. I also got some good advice and counseling so I’m not going to take down the tank. Instead I’m going to leave it empty of fish to hopefully stabilize and give whatever germs may be in there time to die out for lack of a host. The recommendation was two months and that sounds fine. I’ll probably black it out for at least half of that time to eradicate any cyano and algae that are hanging around, then if things look ok I’ll start again with a few fish and work up. Thanks again for the help.
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    Looks like the metal is the only spot for it. Why can’t you put it in the metal? Drill and tap the metal for a 1/4” quick to 1/4”npt. It’s what I did. Granted I did it into plastic, but it will work the same in metal. Here’s a pic of mine.
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    That is likely a flush for the RO membrane. The other branch is a restriction for proper backpressure. You open that valve ocassionally to allow a high flow past the membrane which flushes debris from it and helps extend the life. Unless I am looking at that pic wrong.
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    You’ve probably heard this before, but getting your own RODI filter is one of the most important things you can do for your tank. That way you can better control what goes into your water. If you just dose the calcium part of the 2 part, you will be able to raise calcium without raising alkalinity. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with only dosing one or the other.
  8. 2 points
    No need to apologize that’s the whole point of the forum my friend. What you have there is a Chiton. Aka the Rollie Pollie of the ocean 🤪. Here a link that should help with anything else you may find. http://www.lionfishlair.com/hitchhiker/hitchhiker.shtml
  9. 2 points
    Looks like mini brittle star to me. Very good little bonuses to the tank, part of the cuc
  10. 1 point
    I renew because Mike makes me... Just kidding! I renew because I enjoy being part of the club due to the friends I have made and the tremendous resource of knowledge. Of course the monthly meetings are bad either! 🍻
  11. 1 point
    I have had those before and they did not seem to hurt anything (well, I don't "think" they did anything). Here is an article from reef keeping magazine on the subject: http://reefkeeping.com/joomla/index.php/current-issue/article/45-reefkeeping-101-
  12. 1 point
    Some will eat coral yes. But some just multiply rapidly and become an eye sore.
  13. 1 point
    Wow! Man, scary enough drilling an empty tank...
  14. 1 point
    I’m very grateful to Luis for all of his help. We’ll see what happens with the tank. I didn’t know Cyano was a phase. If so I’ve been intermittently in and out of it for about a year. Not sure how to get past that particular phase.
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    John, I am glad to see that you are going to give it another try. I am also happy to see that your found a home for your fish with Luis. He will take great care of them! I am still going through new tank syndrome on my tank so I was not in a position to take them. I am going through the cyano phase right now.
  16. 1 point
    try to siphon 1st in your size of tank chemiclean could literally nuke the tank
  17. 1 point
    Im watching YouTube videos of how to do it an they are saying the same thing! Im not dumb after all my wife will be happy 😁
  18. 1 point
    Looks normal. The example is simply pointing at the area where the black plunger needs to be positioned. The air gap is the displacement of air from the plunger to the opening prior to filling. As long as the plunger is pulled from 0 to 1 you will have 1 ml no matter the air gap.
  19. 1 point
    Thank you, I will go for at least 76, probably round up and go for 3 months. Any and all advice for success the next time around is welcome.
  20. 1 point
    My only suggestion is to add a air vent to the top 90s add a 2” long straw for added height away from the water. The vent will ease the air water turbulence causing the all that racket, kinda like turning them into a durso stile drain.
  21. 1 point
    Yeah after looking at a diagram I realized that’s what it was LOL.
  22. 1 point
    I agree with Daniel. I have a similar set up on mine and it is for flushing the RO membrane. You close it to make water and open it to flush the membrane of excess debris.
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  24. 1 point
    Well we attended the CMAS swap today and it was a decent turn out. It was by no means comparable to the INDMAS swap for attendance (partially due to the snowy weather). All in all we did pick up a few gems (zoas, elegance, and a new nem). Also had the chance to pick up a fish on my want list. CSB nem and an Aussie harlequin tusk.
  25. 1 point
    Flame away, lol. It works for me. My water sucks so bad where I live an ro/di unit would probably give up after a year.
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  27. 1 point
    I use regular instant ocean. Readily available just about everywhere. Very Inexpensive if not the most inexpensive. Also a great reputation and trusted brand for a long time.
  28. 1 point
    I am looking into getting the RO/DI filter (I found one used fairly cheap lol). The Reef said they use Reef Flowers salt in their mix. I had tested it and the levels were normal but I’ll test it again tonight to double check! I am so grateful for this club! Everyone has been so helpful and kind!
  29. 1 point
    196.9 ppm = 11 DKH. Your alk could be high from overdosing. If you stopped using the two part cause your alk was high only stop using the alk portion of the two part, and continued to does the calcium solution. You may need to dose slightly different amounts. Another thing to look at is the salt. What is The Reef using for salt these days. If it’s an elevated alk salt, you are contributing to the alk imbalance. Test the new water to see where it’s at before performing a water change.
  30. 1 point
    nice macro pic too!
  31. 1 point
    Thanks for PMs...got him taken care of!
  32. 1 point
    Hey club...we have a member in need of some help. Rodney has been in the club for a few years now and has blown out his knee. His wife doesnt know the first thing about them or how to clean them up. His two reefs are suffering and need some help. Can someone please PM me to work out the details to go to his home to help out? Rodney is hearing impaired so I would need to communicate with him about a list of items he needs help with and so he can have the water made and have the items necessary. He has everything there...it would just need one or two bodies to do regular maintenance on his systems. Who can help that is in his neck of the woods? Reply here and send me a PM please so we can set something up soon for him...
  33. 1 point
    So I know it’s a little blurry but after moving a rock around I noticed this coming out of one of my rocks.....need some help with the ID!
  34. 1 point
    Works. Thank you!!
  35. 1 point
    Lol! Yeah, that Blenny does not know when to quit eating... Thanks for the frag as well, it is mounted and doing well.
  36. 1 point
    Hello again all! I'm looking forward to attending my first INDMAS frag swap tomorrow! I also am going to finally start a proper Research Lab System build thread on the forums here shortly. But I thought I would post a couple of teaser pictures now. The first picture is the 120 gallon in wall display tank that sits in the corner of the lab. This first picture is when it went "feet wet" on March 18, 2018. The second picture is of the Phase 1 research system which consists of 4 10-gallon tanks and 2 20-gallon tanks. Total system tank volume is approximately 275 gallons. The Phase 2 larval system will bring us up to over 300 gallons in the near future. I had a great time at that June social and hopefully get to meet more new people tomorrow! Brian
  37. 1 point
    Hi all! Update on these guys is long overdue. They’re steadily growing. I have noticed there’s a size difference in all of the nems not sure why. Maybe it’s they all grow at their own rates, or maybe it’s a sign of sex. Not sure but I will be documenting the stand outs. The bigger ones are around 3/8” round. The colors on these guys are really starting to show.
  38. 1 point
    Update on these guys. All is well and they have doubled in size! Found a few more shortly after my first post. A week ago had a couple die do to some kind of slime/bacteria that was covering the two anemone. I think it was caused by some leftover food. With a new total of 20 babies! I hope to not have anymore loses.
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