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  1. 7 points
    Here is mine! Been waiting awhile for this. https://www.customink.com/designs/pauls46122/nmp0-00bp-bj5x/share?pc=EMAIL-40778&utm_campaign=shared design&utm_source=share link&utm_medium=shared design&utm_content=shared desktop Design Detail:
  2. 5 points
    I got an adult Interruptus angle almost 2 years ago and have been on the look out for a juvenile to pair it with. In February I was finally able to get my hands on a juvenile. After quarantine and observation tank for a while I put her in acclimation box in DT for 2 days. Just released her today. Minor chasing for the first couple of hours as seen in the video, and now they are good! No more chasing or posturing. I really am surprise and happy on how well the introduce went. (sorry for the reflections on the glass and all the micro bubbles in tank) https://youtu.be/ykhJowdcLh8 https://youtu.be/fMlf_42tTEM
  3. 5 points
    Hi everyone, hope the reefing has been well these days, I miss it! I just wanted to recognise the fact you all have Sanjay speaking at the swap this year. For anyone that doesn't know this, he is like the Bill Gates of lighting in the reefing world. I will 100% be at this event and everyone should attend this. I just wanted to tell indmas staff that they did an excellent job! I'm pumped! Thanks, Luke
  4. 5 points
    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.
  5. 5 points
    Meet The Count He hovers in this area of the tank and has a den right behind him. Some say you never make it out if his den alive. Others say nothing at all...what say you?
  6. 4 points
    Finally made my first gallon of RO/DI water!! Thank you all for your help!!!
  7. 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.
  8. 4 points
    She had to have a shirt that matched the rest of the family, so I had one made for her. Now she is saying she is going to have a tank like daddy someday, but only one Nemo, and more coral. 🤣 Always a critic. 🤔
  9. 4 points
    Hey Guys! I just wanted to take a second and introduce myself! My Name is Kyle Delello and I have been in the Hobby for a couple years. I run a Red Sea 750XXL and I am a major fish nerd. I have some soft coral and LPS, but my tank is dedicated to the fish! I don't have a good excuse as to why it took me so long to join here, other than I spend tons of time on Reef2Reef as I am a moderator there. 3fordfamily is a very good friend of mine, I HOPE THAT DOESNT COUNT AGAINST ME I also have 6 QT's in my basement as I am a major fish disease nerd and I am constantly trying new methods for treatment for the betterment of our hobby. Look forward to meeting some local hobbyists!!!
  10. 4 points
    Tank has been on autopilot since the softball season has started. Having a little bit of coral warfare going on with the candy canes and euphyllia, but I knew that was going to eventually happen. Overall good growth and the ricordea I purchased from Luis has split twice since I picked it up from him. I'm still eyeballing an upgrade to a lagoon tank, but right now I love this little tank. Cannot see me ever going larger than 25 gallons to be honest. Love the ease and simplicity of its little footprint.
  11. 3 points
    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...
  12. 3 points
    After my recent tank crash, I decided that I'm going to start building the fish room. This is part of the plan that got me to agree to buy our current house 2 years ago, and my wife has agreed that I can start tearing it up. Fair warning, this is going to be a long post with lots of pictures. I'm only certain of a little bit of the plan, and would love input and help on how to configure everything. I'm also going to share the progress on my home theater build, since the tank is going to be sitting in-wall in that room as well. Please let me know if the HT stuff strays too far off topic and I'll keep it to just the fish stuff. Anyway, 2 years ago we purchased this 5 bedroom split level house where one of the bedrooms is right next to the living room and not needed. Here's the living room on move in day: And here is the bedroom: The plan was to turn the living room into a home theater with a large in-wall tank and fish room to come later. I can do the home theater stuff with no problem since I've installed them as a career for the past 12 years. It started out pretty ugly in the living room, hiding wires meant having to cut open the whole ceiling due to joist direction, so we spent a few months with speaker wire looking like this: Finally, I was able to purchase an 11 channel Dolby Atmos receiver along with speakers # 8-11 and decided to hide some wires. I also decided to get rid of the front sconces and add 6 recessed lights with Philips Hue bulbs. Here's what I had to do to the ceiling. I've since closed up the ceiling, painted the walls dark blue, made the doorway smaller, and built a sliding door (which is what killed everything in the nano due to the alcohol based finish). I'm going to scrape off of the ceiling texture, patch up the areas I cut, and redo with a newer texture. The reason I shared this is to show that I'm planning on adding roughly an 8' tank in wall on the right side of the room, here. Beside the tank, I will be adding a couple rows of theater seating, a stacked stone looking wall, and a TV that is 20" bigger than the 55" you see here along with some sound treatments later. I do have a 4k TV with 11 channel Atmos sound, which is nice. On to the fish room. I haven't had a tank larger than my 29g since 2012, when I had a 120 that ruptured. I plan on going a bit overboard as far as what to put in the room, but don't have the money to just go buy everything so I'm going to take my time and also do a lot of DIY. I started by ripping out the drywall and found this on the wall that is shared with a bathroom. Those are electrical wires just spliced together without grounds and taped to the studs behind the drywall. We also found that the entire downstairs area was running off of a single circuit breaker. I didn't think it would be ideal to run a fish room and a home theater system off of one breaker so we found another one that had nothing more than 3 practically unused outlets and moved the fish room to that. We also re-plumbed the shower area to be the new home for our washer and dryer, getting them out of the garage and giving more space for tools in the workshop. While we were at it, we moved the power outlet on that wall much higher and added an AFCI/GFCI since it's the first one in the room. This wall will house my RO/DI system and a couple storage tanks, maybe also the QT. This is the tank wall from before all of the drywall was out. One thing I had to make sure was that the electrical lines were gone. I feel like I should avoid having power outlets directly below the tank if possible. I am moving the outlet on that wall up high to the closet area on the left side. The idea right now is to have the upper left side as the home for all power bricks, surge protectors, controller parts, etc. We will also have a contractor cut the opening in the wall and add a header. I can do lots of things on my own but since it's a load bearing wall I want to be extra careful. The opening will start just past the double stud on the left and end just before the closet. That will get me a little over 8'. I also plan on replacing the door to the room and having it open into the hallway to make room. The tank will be fully visible from both the living room and fish room, so I've thought of a couple things I'd like to see: 1. the overflow/drilled area will go on the side of the tank by the closet. Right now I honestly don't know if I want the sump beneath the tank or in the closet. I want a large refugium and I've always loved just sitting and watching all of the activity in them. I may want a remote one up a little higher. 2. I can use the bulkhead to hang lights and hide the area behind the tank when in the living room. My idea is to get a large projector screen and mount it backwards right behind the bulkhead. It will be motorized with a trigger that I can hopefully rig to run off of a controller that interfaces with Alexa. When the screen drops it'll be the black side that acts as a background. I have a possibility of obtaining a screen that is 8' long from work that is a useless old demo model for not much money. I've wired the outlet for this in the ceiling just in case. I've also wired 4 power outlets in the area of the bulkhead without any HVAC for LED lights. Not sure on which ones yet. Here's the room as of today. I changed the old '70s light out for recessed lights that will eventually also be Hue lights because I've become addicted to voice controlled colored lights. Above the closet I'm wiring 2 outlets and some HDMI. This is to run 2 monitors. One will be my Apex Fusion readout and the other is the 2nd HDMI output from the surround sound receiver. That model has dual out so I can see what's on the living room screen, it'll be nice to watch a little something in the fish room. Also I plan on adding a bathroom fan to vent moisture outside if the humidity reaches a point that is too high. The nice thing with the room is that it's an outside corner so venting won't be difficult. I will use this to run a fresh air inlet to the skimmer as well. I've found that it really helps the low pH in the nano tank but it'll be way less ugly. There are 2 closet areas, the left is going to hold any power equipment, then maybe a sump, maybe a fuge, who knows. The right will be a rack with smaller tanks so I can do other things. I've always been fascinated by breeding clowns, maybe a small breeding area. I don't know if I want it to have it's own sump or plumb into the one for the DT. In the corner just outside the closet I want a frag tank or two. To the right of that I'll build a desk to house a small PC and anything else I may want to do. If you keep going around the room you get to the corner with the window then back to the wall adjacent to the bathroom. Here it is before I ripped everything out. I want a 4' QT tank somewhere around here and my water storage. The pipes are exposed for the sink on the other side, shown in an earlier pic, so I can use them for RODI. I think I'll replace the ugly old vanity with a laundry sink so I can clean tank items in there. Also, there will not be carpet. I'm coating the floor with Rust Oleum rocksolid like I did in my garage. I hate getting saltwater in the carpet. I plan on adding a taller threshold to the hall carpet to keep any spills out. So here are my early ideas, I'm looking for any help I can get with planning this from people who have been there or see anything I'm missing. 1. The DT will be approximately 8' long x 30" high and go back to the back of the bulkhead, a little over 36" According to marine depot's calculator, this is 448 gallons. 2. The closet will house a tank rack for breeding or anything else I'd like to do, and next to that will be a frag area. Do I do a large shared sump with remote fuge or keep both under the DT? 3. I want to automate as much as possible. I love my Apex and won't go back. This includes the topoff from the storage to multiple areas. I also plan on having dosing pumps setup in the closet. 4. I want to build every single tank, rack and stand. I have a large workshop in the garage: Everything you see started out as plywood sheets. I've built many things, just never out of acrylic. Understand that this isn't an all at once build, I'd like to start by building some of the smaller stuff to learn and practice, then finish with the DT after I'm more experienced, and hopefully with the help of people who have more than I do. Ambitious? Yes. Stupid? Probably. It's going to take a while to get the skill and money necessary to build it all, so that's why I'm starting with a frag tank and expanding from there. That's why I'm asking for help. What would you do differently? Are there any ideas that would help? This has been a dream for a long time so I'm willing to put in the time and work to make it all come together. Please let me know if there's anything that may be better and I'll update as progress continues.
  13. 3 points
    Just wanted to say I had a blast yesterday helping where I could and talking to people who love the hobby as much as I do. Honestly I still don’t know a lot of you, but to those that I do you have always made and my girls feel welcome. Can’t wait for next year! Thanks to everyone that puts in so much hard work behind the scenes, and to the vendors for participating.
  14. 3 points
    Thanks for hosting this! I had so much fun!! I found a Marine Betta for $55 and feel so lucky. Brought home a large lobo and a lavendar tang. My husband and I truly had a great time. 😊
  15. 3 points
    Welcome to the indy reef addict club. My name is Brandon and I have a problem. Now give me a beer... Oh wrong club...my bad lol
  16. 3 points
    The layout for the 2019 INDMAS Frag Swap is here!
  17. 3 points
    I'll recruit Amber if she doesn't have to work as well. She can do just about anything, even security. She's tiny, but bites really hard.
  18. 3 points
    It was dead...which means good deals and raffle prizes. 5 new fish and 44 new frags
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  20. 3 points
    Sometimes i get the feeling its looking at me and creeps me out!
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. 2 points
    Hey Salthead!! welcome to the forums and to INDMAS. The PAR meter and all club rentals are benefits of becoming a contributing member. You can sign up in the INDMAS store which i posted down below for you. There are rules and requirements to rent them and you will find those in the Club Rental forum once you are approved for membership and the account is upgraded. There are lots of other benefits to becoming a paid member as well...including door prizes at the monthly meetings, being able to rent the items in the club rental section, and gaining access to the buy/sell livestock and drygood forums as well.
  25. 2 points
    Only it’s mother could love it! I swear this snail face looks a tad “human”. Creepy. Especially the appendage between the eyes that looks like a nose. I once had a chalice that resembled the face of a gorilla. That was creepy as well as it looked back at you.
  26. 2 points
    Not an upgrade in my opinion...more like a lateral really. The light you have should be 30 watts...which is 3x the size of a 10g. Add a wall timer if you dont have one already and would be suffice for anything you should wanna grow.
  27. 2 points
    Hello all! My name is Brian Plankis and I'm one of the board members of the new non-profit the Ocean-Aquarium Foundation. We are based out of Indianapolis (all of our board members are from Indy) and I am looking forward to getting to know everyone here. We just created our account today and will being posting more information about us soon, just making sure the account works first. The plan is for some or all of our board to attend your June 23rd social, looking forward to meeting everyone in person! Cheers, Brian
  28. 2 points
    Thanks Ryan. Tank is shallow and will have good coverage from front to back with 8 bulbs. I also considered the matrixx ii in white gloss finish from Giesemann, but i am happy with my final decision
  29. 2 points
    Well things are going great! https://photos.app.goo.gl/cEB3xXqVJVXZdjJk8 Thanks to everyone’s advice! I went with prodibio bio-clean bacteria, and with the algae management, water changes, and 72 hours lights out the tank looks like a future tank of the month.
  30. 2 points
    Will be posting hilites soon of but the details on the grand prize donated by the REEF Seapora Rimless Frag tank 36x18 x8 with stand and Kessil A160W-E Tuna Blue with mounting ARM We will also have the Neptune APEX controller made possible by Neptune and INDMAS
  31. 2 points
    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.
  32. 2 points
    I'm excited for the meeting this weekend. Hope for a great turnout. The meeting doesn't need to be adult beverage free. My mom said she is buying beer. We will have lots of food. All are welcome!
  33. 2 points
    Will be there. Anyone want any Xenia or Kenya? Will trade for anything - beer, hugs, high fives.. You name it
  34. 2 points
    Happy Groundhogs day! I wanted to take this opportunity to review some upcoming events and items of interest on the forums. The first upcoming event is the February Meeting on February 9th, starting at 4pm. This will be at Eric’s home in Zionsville. Eric is the youngest member to host an INDMAS meeting that I am aware of and we request that this meeting be free of adult beverages. We will be discussing battling algae in a new system (or any system). What to do (Testing and patience)and more importantly what not to do (knee jerk reactions) and a general Q & A. Check out the thread here and please post your attendance. http://indmas.org/main/index.php?/forums/topic/18506-february-meeting/ There will be 2019 Calendars available for purchase at the February meeting as well. If you have not seen them they are another work of art. Speaking of the frag swap If you did not know … Save the Date the 2019 Frag swap will be held on March 16th 2019 at the Hendricks county Fairgrounds 1900 East Main street in Danville IN. Dr Sanjay Joshi will be the speaker at this year’s swap. If you have never seen Sanjay speak before this is a great opportunity and if you have you know that you pick up something new every time. We are officially full for this years swap for both vendor and hobbyist tables and will have the layout posted shortly. For everyone that has volunteered we greatly appreciate it and will have the assignments posted soon. Every year we cannot pull of this event without the help of the entire club. The thread for the frag swap and all things related can be found here: http://indmas.org/main/index.php?/forums/forum/66-frag-swap-2019/ The prelim schedule is as follows: When? March 16, 2019 Where? Hendricks County Fairgrounds 1900 E Main Street Danville IN Admission $5 per person Members and their family are free Annual membership is only $21 Schedule The tentative schedule for the 2019 Frag Swap is as follows: 9:45 - 10:25: Admission for morning speaker session 10:30-11:30: Speaker Session with Dr.Sanjay Joshi 11:30-12:00: Early admission for morning speaker attendees 12:00: Doors open for general admission 4:30: Event Over Remember to check out all of the forums at INDMAS.org. Feel free to post a question or if you know an answer to post it as well. As always if you have any ideas as to how we can make the club better or if you have a concern on something please do not hesitate to reach out to me. The current staff members can be found here http://indmas.org/main/index.php?/forums/topic/18301-welcome-2019-indmas-staff/ Mike Miller (Tanknovice) [email protected]
  35. 2 points
    I hope everyone has a SAFE, happy, successful, and wonderful 2019! Nothing but good wishes.
  36. 2 points
    WE ARE MOVED IN!!!!!! Christmas also gave me a little time to work on the tank this week and evening after the kids go to bed are my fish tank time (unless its wife time :love1:) I was able to move all the live rock that was outside inside my "safe room". Its a room off my fish room that has 8" of concrete on all sides. In all actuality, it was cheaper to make the room than it was to fill it up with pea gravel to pour the front porch. So i have plenty of storage. I then put 3 of the 55g barrels in the final resting place. I then got the back of the tank skinned and the foldable walkboard installed. Also added plugs on the wall on a GFCI. These will be for my powerheads. Got some Salt for Christmas!!! Still need more though Finally a FTS in the basement Family room. I still am going to build a bar behind the couch that the 4 bar stool sit behind. This should give eating space during ballgames or watching movies. Last but not least!!!!! My new MERMAN!!!!!! Not really, its just me in the tank before I drained the freshwater leak test. 3 weeks and no leaks, not even a hint of bowing in the walls or glass.
  37. 2 points
    That’s the winner. @PaulS.46122 love it.
  38. 2 points
    Trying to get a decent video. This far, bit doing well. Tons of little spheres popping out and floating around. So amazing to watch.
  39. 2 points
    Luis Thank you for hosting, the tank is looking great as always Thank you to all members that made the 1st pay it forward event a success.
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    My husband and I are planning to be there. Rosy
  42. 2 points
    Can you update with the address please!!
  43. 2 points
    For just one I would just scrape it off with a scalpel take a bit of rock off with it too. Do it during a water change and suck it up while you’re scraping.
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  45. 2 points
    Because I quarantine everything wet that goes in to my displays, I keep fish out of my invert/coral quarantine(s) so that I do not introduce parasites. It's nasty out there right now in the distribution system!
  46. 2 points
    picture freaked out had to edit and add again
  47. 2 points
    Bending the conduit is pretty easy to do yourself. You can buy the bender at pretty much any home improvement store. The half inch one at Menards is $10. Probably a little more for 3/4". Don't buy the handle because it is ridiculously over priced. Just go pick up a piece of black iron threaded pipe that will fit. Should be 3/4" x 3', but that was for the 1/2". You will end up with a bender for half the price of what they sell a complete one. Then you watch a few how to video on Youtube and you're set. You may want to buy a couple extra pieces of conduit for test and practice pieces. They are only $2-3 and you can always return them if you get it right on the first try. If you have any questions feel free to message me.
  48. 2 points
    One step closerto getting this tank up and going. Got a trigger system 36” sump for my birthday! Working out lighting plans. Still need to paint stand. Once that is done will prob plumb it. Test for leaks then start the cycle.
  49. 2 points
    Those are not pods Amanda. They are water amoeba ;v) You should bring them to me to rid yourself of these useless critters.
  50. 2 points
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