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Gonzo620

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  1. Still same here. Up to 4 notifications now. I’m on mobile. Maybe that’s the difference.
  2. Some will eat coral yes. But some just multiply rapidly and become an eye sore.
  3. Something is going on in my notifications icon. When I try to see them I get an error code.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. Looks like he’s on a plug. Just pull it out scrape it off. Scalpel, bone cutters , butter knife even could work.
  12. Twizzlers the first pic is gorilla nipples not sure on pic 2 but not candy apple reds
  13. @PetesFolly Bob really Wish i could make this one. You know Chanel’s does too. Maybe we’ll come for the after party once the wedding is over. 😁
  14. There’s a few types of BWs you should avoid as they get large. The type you got here is the good type.
  15. Saw this story on R2R thought I’d share it here too. https://www.newsweek.com/north-carolina-michael-ray-hinson-fish-room-animal-cruelty-animal-abuse-new-1385857
  16. I second that! Spaghetti worm. Good worm to have in our aquariums. Good find Denise.
  17. Nice! Only tip on taking pics of the tank is to use gel filters. Polyp Lab makes a cell phone clip with a nice set of lenses.
  18. Gonzo620

    New to Indy

    to Indy! More importantly welcome to the salt life!
  19. 👋🏽 Welcome! Look forward to meeting you.
  20. Just my 2 cents here. You have a deep sand bed? About the only thing to worry about then is a sulfide pocket right? In that case I’m on your side on error on the side of caution. Considering you’ll still have inhabitants. If not all I see is a bunch of detritus clouds coming out. You could suck it out, rinse it out, and dry it out put it back in as clean dry sand. Use the $$$ for new fish and corals later. But... playing with new stuff always exciting! Lol That sand is very old, I mean it was sitting in the ocean for a bit before it was sucked up and packaged. 😉
  21. I kept my old sand from my 90 when I upgraded to the 180. 90 was up for 3 years, not 9 though. Curious as to why you would want to get rid of the sand and uses all new? I found my upgrade process easy. I had both tanks running for some time. Put everything together added all my dry rock and sand with what was coming over from the 90 inmind. Left space for those pieces to be put in later. First thing that came over was the live rock pieces I liked and didn’t have coral on them. As well as as much as sand I could pick up with a fish net. One thing I was not prepared for when I did this was the displacement of the water when I removed that much mass from the aquarium. Had to shut the return off, pump all the water from the sump into the display, and run only powerheads till I made and mixed enough water. So don’t do this. Have some water ready. Once diatoms showed their face all the inverts went in. Plus more I bought. 1week later all the corals and their rocks from the 90. ( I was ready for the displacement here.) lol 1week after corals came the peaceful fish with new stock list in mind for order of introducing other fish to limit aggression. i slowly moved fish over and sold the rock I didn’t want to keep. Once most of the stuff was sold. I took the tank down.
  22. @Salthead Available at the event my friend.
  23. I can see the splash shield on my T5 fixture from the chair I sit in most in the living room. Helps having a tall stand too. It definitely gets salt creep mostly on one end. Seen fish slap water onto it too. Looked up at it last night after reading your post and told myself I’ll clean that on my next water change. Thanks Ryan
  24. No blue ones. @ReefNewby82 and I definitely wouldn’t subject the poor nem to a colts themed home. 😂
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