ryansweet

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About ryansweet

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    Education Chair
  • Birthday 09/22/1978

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Almost Greenwood, IN
  • Interests
    Glass cubes with water in them
  • Tank
    75gal
  1. When: August 12, 4-6pm Where: Alan and Scarlet's house (Reefaddict12 and Corlabeauty28) 10708 Inspiration Dr. Indianapolis IN. 46259 https://www.google.com/maps/place/10708+Inspiration+Dr,+Indianapolis,+IN+46259/@39.6485355,-85.9788505,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x886b4123e3be73b3:0xff70c0b9b4aeb4fc!8m2!3d39.6485314!4d-85.9766618 Alan has a 75gal mixed reef that (if you believe it) is run on water changes only. This thing is a beast of a tank and one of the nicest tanks I've seen in person. It's appx 3 1/2 years old and I'm not going to lie, I'm jealous. Scarlet has recently upgrade her 10gal nano to a 65 gal WIP. It sits on a custom made (by Alan, of course!) stand, made from recycled pallets. Again I'm jealous being a wood worker hobbyist too. These are tanks that any newby has to see and any seasoned reefer will definitely appreciate. What: Tank setup planning, in tank flow (Alan is planning a 150gal upgrade and will go over some points in his planning. I will go over flow in a reef tank) Raffle prizes: TBD Let us know if you will make it this one!!
  2. Definitely excited for this! Haven't been to Newport in quite a few years, and never been back stage. There is a ton to do around the aquarium too.
  3. Just picked up a ReefBreeders 48in (used v2) and I'm in love with it already. The spectrum is good, love the coverage on the 75gal, and the color looks super nice. Time will tell on growth as it's only been on there about a month and things are still adjusting. I used a 32in led I bought from Luke for years and was really happy with everything except the spread on my 75gal. Had good growth and great colors (when I kept the parameters in check), just lacked a little on the ends of the tank. That will be going over the mantis tank as soon as I figure out how to hang it. It's way overkill but I'll run it at 10%, most likely no more.
  4. Not much new with my tanks here. Got the mantis tank up and running with a beautiful Chiragra species, and the 75gal is going good. Been to St. Croix, got married, and have plans to travel a few more times before weather gets rough again.
  5. On other forums I've seen this light as being amazing. I don't have any experience with it myself, but anything Giesemann should be built right and built to last.
  6. Always wanted to try it. Xenia is one of the coral that I cannot keep at all. I've gotten "un-killable" stalks from people and it has wasted away in my tank and sump. Don't know what it is, definitely not lack of nutrients...
  7. Also, test your new salt water before you do a water change to see what it comes in at. That'll help you decide whether you can change water to lower your number.
  8. Thanks Ed!
  9. That's cool. It's crazy what those guys can live through. I have a blood orange clown that lived through 2 velvet bouts and a full tank crash where I lost everything, except her. She has killed 3 new males though...
  10. Only 2 weeks away! Get signed up for this and have a chance to win a really cool, local bred clownfish pair. Also, don't forget to let everyone know what your bringing for the pitch-in. This is usually our biggest turnout of the year, but I will drink all the beer if needed.
  11. 2 adults paid w/behind the scenes
  12. Edited so people can see the link for the signup sheet.
  13. @Luke33, what's this one???
  14. !!!!Important notice!!!! This meeting has been moved from the normally scheduled "second Saturday of the month" to accommodate our gracious host. When: Saturday, June 24 4:00pm-6:00pm Where: Tbabcock67 (Troy) 8118 Alamosa Dr Indiananpolis, IN 46236 https://www.google.com/maps/place/8118+Alamosa+Dr,+Indianapolis,+IN+46236/@39.9037365,-85.9428969,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x886b4ab1df5d1155:0x2de1b0a7ab201967!8m2!3d39.9037324!4d-85.9407082 What: Tank Automation Raffle prizes: TBD Troy has graciously offered to host our June, summer social. Along with the education presentation, and very cool tanks at his house, this is a time to get to know one another a little more well. So please, bring a dish, side, dessert, or drink to share. For this meeting Troy has offered to raffle one of his Mocha Ocellaris clownfish pairs!!! Please sign up here for the meeting and pitch-in; https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ye1dvh3tocIlUUueiad1wGygpShhqkPhz5zAFHE0d_M/edit?usp=sharing
  15. I'm still waiting on an answer from Newport on whether or not they can do more than 1 behind the scenes tour. They will only take 15 people at a time and said that they would have to arrange to do more than 1 tour during our visit. So far they haven't let me know about taking more than one group during our trip.