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maginter

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About maginter

  • Birthday August 30

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  • Location
    Noblesville, IN
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    65 Gallon

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  1. maginter

    Glass or Acrylic????

    Thanks to both of you.... Everything mentioned are those things we all think about when making this decision. I think that is why I am struggling. I would like to have a tank that will last me for 10-15 years before having to change it out, but if something should happen in the meantime, I need a tank that is easy to repair. Unfortunately, that is on of the differences between the two.
  2. Hi All - This is probably a topic that has been cover several times, but I would like a more recent perspective from the collective. I am looking at moving to a 135 +/- 20 gallons and am trying to figure out if I should go glass or acrylic. I know the advantages and disadvantages of each when it comes to flexibility and care. What I would like to know is are you willing to accept these advantages and disadvantages and why? Please comment and let me know what you think. TIA, Mark
  3. I am leaving for a week and wondered if anyone had a method for feeding when I have no one is available to come by. TIA
  4. Here are the numbers from 2 days ago and this has been pretty consistent for the past three months. NH4 Unregistered NO3 Unregistered PO4 Unregistered Mg 1200 ppm - A little low, but this has been consistent. Ca 420 ppm KH 8.7 dKH Ph 7.7 - A little low, but this has been consistent. Salinity is 1.024 Again, the livestock and GPS are doing well and growing. So I don't want to make any drastic changes, but I know that I need to bring the Mg and Ph up... Thanks!
  5. Hi Gonzo620 - Being familiar with this, I took care in placement for light and flow. The temperature was unchanged during this period. That is what baffles me. I know that there are cases where sometimes the coral just won't adapt, but for it to be doing so strong and well. Within 24 hours starting on day 5 to become a skeleton, is the part that I can't understand. I would think that if it was light, it would show up right away. I understand flow, but there is always some tolerance. Now if it went from low flow to high flow, I would get that, but the conditions were similar to the original tank..... Thanks for you input... I do appreciate it.
  6. Hi All - I have an issue that has just baffled me and I can use some help. I have a 65 gallon tank that has been up and running for about 6 months. It has been fully cycle and currently has two mocha Clownfish, a pink spotted Goby, a pistol shrimp, 2- peppermint shrimp and some hermits. I also have a softball size rock covered in green star polyp and some pulsing xenia. Everything has been doing well and thriving. Last Friday I added a frag hammer and a frag torch corals. They have been doing really well. They have been full and looked healthy. Then yesterday, Thursday they wouldn't open as much and I started losing polyps. Today all the polyps are gone on the Torch and on two of the four head of the hammer. All my chemistry has been good and within range. The only thing that has changed is my calcium has dropped, but still within the specified range. I had this happen sometimes on a previous tank that I had about eight years ago and really never was able to figure things out. However I would really like to address this and ensure that I don't continue this trend. Thanks in advance and I appreciate your comments and collective knowledge, Mark
  7. Hi All - I wanted to see what people were doing for an ATO container. I would like an acrylic one, but not for the asking prices for $140 to $180. I would like something in a 10 gallon that would fit a 10" x 16" footprint and is about 16" high. So what is everyone using? TIA, Mark
  8. maginter

    Seed a new tank - Noblesville

    Let me know when you are available when I could pick up some sand to seed my thanks
  9. Well, after 7 years I am finally getting a new tank set up. I started out with dry everything and need to seed the tank to kick it through a cycle. Is there anyone in the Noblesville area I can get a small piece from to get it kicked off. Thanks, Mark
  10. I appreciate the suggestions.... I am an engineer by discipline of 35 years out of school so I understand what I am getting into. I have everything I need, bulkhead, than etc. Drilling a 40 breeder is not a problem, but as someone that owns a lot of tools, I know sometimes people do not like to lend them out, so the offer to pay someone seemed right. A drill guide is easy and not a concern. Just trying to minimize my expenses. Thanks again for the input and suggestions. All are valid points..... Mark
  11. I did see that and was actually going to try and make the meeting before I decided to drill the tank, but unfortunately it conflict with a family event we have. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. After much discussion I have decided to drill a hole in the side of my frag tank for overflow. So before I go and spend money on a hole saw and guide to drill this hole I thought that I would ask the collective if there was someone in the Noblesville area that has these components that could be borrowed, rented or employed to drill the hole? If you are willing to drill it for me I would gladly pay you. I would be looking at a hole for a 1 inch ABS Bulkhead, which if i read the chart right is a 45mm hole. Let me know.... TIA, Mark
  13. maginter

    Second thoughts on Tank Location

    That's a good point but the window is an east wall and we have heavy woods behind us. So summertime is no concern wintertime possibly additional sunlight but I can control that with the window blind. Temperature issues don't bother me because I can size the heater accordingly. I was more concerned about condensation damage to the doors and windows with cold glass on the doors and windows Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. Hi Gang - I want to get some opinions and see if anyone else has this situation to learn from their experiences. First, let me tell you that I am an engineer so I WILL overthink everything. We moved into a house about a year ago and I have been planning to set up another 60 gallon reef. No that I have the tank in the sited location I am having second thoughts. As you can see from the picture it is in the corner of two outside walls with a window on one side and a door on the other. Now that it is getting colder thoughts of condensation are coming to mind. You know, warm water, cold temperatures..... So my question to the group is, do any of you have a configuration like this? If so did you have issues. This is the idea place for me, but if it is best to move it, now is the time to change things. All comments and thought are appreciated. TIA, Mark
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