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  1. So my wifey got me a surprise gift. I love these T-shirts so much. Has anyone else gotten any cool gifts? Here’s a tread to show them off. Post pics of your cool stuff😎
    6 points
  2. We are excited to host. My mom is making it covid safe. We will be setup for the swap and food on the patio. All the food is individually wrapped and drinks in coolers outside. We will have beer, pop and water. The food is subs, chips and cookies. My tank is doing so so right now so I'd always love suggestions. My mom said masks on in the house. We have a lot of tables and chairs for outside. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
    5 points
  3. So Jenn and I have been absent for a while now...and some of you may already know now that we are expecting our first child mid September. We are both very excited. We (I lol) have been working tirelessly on projects around the house the last few months to prepare for our baby boy. Here is one of them that we are proud of. My aunt is an artist and is helping us with a coral reef mural on one wall of the nursery. We are nowhere near done yet but here is a sneak peak of what we wrapped up today....
    5 points
  4. Thought I share a recent full tank shoot here. Making progress to fill the tank..... Over the recent months I battled Dino’s, GHA, and a mild cyano break out, but feel I’m on the right track. Any tips for taking good FTS, beside getting rid of the reflections....
    4 points
  5. Hi All, Just thought I share my Retro Frag Swap Haul form last weekend (all the coral’s on the frag rack - minus the dragon soul Favia). Puffdragon couldn’t make it but was nice enough to meet up with me on Monday in Indy to make up for the frag swap miss. Thanks again to all attendees and Eric for hosting....
    4 points
  6. Finally had a little time and got a new image completed... This is NGC 7129 This is a little over 11 hours and does need more but I am pretty happy with results. Such a soft and subtle target. hope you love it!
    4 points
  7. I got the tank up and running. So far all is good, no floods. What do you all think?
    4 points
  8. Since im hosting the August meeting.....it might be a little cramped in my basement...... Kidding aside, cuddos to those making the decision. Its the right one. Things are gonna get worse before they get better. Ross
    4 points
  9. I sold my 125 today. I feel like it was an end of an era. This tank was running continuously for over 20 years. And was an accumulation of a 75 and 55 reef that started in 1993. Most of you in the club has seen my tank over the years. And maybe was the oldest continuously ran reef tank in the club. So with that said I will be doing a future build.
    3 points
  10. Luis and Chanel Thank you again for hosting the November meeting The tank looks great as always and I think that everyone liked the pay it forward part of the meeting. Temperature/Chemistry/Par
    3 points
  11. Here is my first hammer pinwheel after 48 hours or so. I used the orange baby wall hammer elevated in the center. 24k up front, splatter hammer back left and the gold tip top right. I didn't want to over crowd the wheel...so I will be doing a second wheel as well. This one will have the purple tip, the baby blue and the purple hammer. When I get the peach octospawn I will do one of those as well. So in the end when this baby step (get it) build is done and ready we will have three euphyllia centerpieces for the new system!
    3 points
  12. TANKBUILD Plan 22g bookshelf. rimless UNS 36x12x12 with the Bathsea 36x18x16 sump Day 1:Moving the little pico into the BRAND NEW 10g frag /QT tank for corals. 10g with UV filter in tank. HOB for carbon and pinky floss and aeration. MP10 in the coral tank for now. ( ordering a little wavemaker for it_.mp10 goes into display... With the help of Luis I was able to seed the frag tank to get it started with a chunk of his LR....and also some extra for the DT sump for some added biodiversity. I got the 36 Bathsea sump from Roush2000. ( NOW the sump is bigger than the DT. LO
    3 points
  13. I have been collecting hammers to make a centerpiece for the new build when and if it's finally wet lol. Right now I have gold, orange, baby blue, splatter hammer and purple. It should be really cool when I get it fragged and set up.
    3 points
  14. Well. she is JUST about done. a little more. and then to tidy the cables and set it all up in fusion
    3 points
  15. Sure here is mine. Bought a kitchen cabinet, put wheels under it, took the back off and put a board inside and mounted controllers on front and cords on back side. Put a magnet on back so I can remove if needed.
    3 points
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  17. We got the sunny D's done yesterday...little larger than we wanted but they are nice and bright and look pretty sharp! My aunt will be working on fish the rest of the week...some anthias, candy basslet, helfrichi firefish and a few tangs. Getting there!!
    3 points
  18. Here is on of the recently discovered sump galaxy......who says you can’t combine hobbies....
    3 points
  19. i most certainly do. I love love love the hobby. Here's a couple recent ones
    3 points
  20. I’ll probably go to this one
    3 points
  21. INDMAS is pleased to announce that the 2020 Frag Swap will be Saturday August 8th at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds 1900 East Main Street, Danville IN from 12-4 Over the past year the club has been hard at work to bring you one of the top swaps in the Midwest. There are multiple threads in this forum that should answer a lot of your questions. If you do not find it please ask. Returning again as our Platinum Event Sponsor The Reef Platinum Sponsors this year are Reef Hobbyist Magazine and Coral Magazine We will be offering early entry for those attending our speaker sessi
    3 points
  22. I am installing a new tank in our living room. I needed to remodel it before I pick up the new tank from Jeremy. I could not find my shop lights. Oh yeah not a problem, 2 x 400w MH who needs a shop light anyways. The tank is going where the plumbing is sticking up through the floor. Take care, Mike
    3 points
  23. I hope everyone has been well. With restrictions being lifted what better way to get reengaged than with the June meeting which is the summer social. While not everyone may yet be comfortable in a group setting for those of you that are the details are as follows: The June meeting will be June 13th from 4pm - 6 pm Craig Martin (cmrun) and his wife Connie are the host again this year . The address is 921 Arrowwood Drive in Carmel IN. The summer social is a pitch in so please reply if you can make it and what you will be bringing. Bring your aquarium questions to the meeting
    3 points
  24. I would put any bends in the return lines. With the drain being gravity flow you want to keep that as free flowing as possible.
    3 points
  25. Thanks for everyone's comments. I would really like to give a shout out to Mike for his above and beyond commitment and time that he put in, not only staying in contact with the Health Office, Hendricks County Fairgrounds, vendors attending other swaps, our local vendors and sponsors but finding an alternative date that will put us past this pandemic and give us time to put all the pieces back together for a successful swap. Great job Mike!!
    3 points
  26. I am in the health care industry as well and will be attending the event. While everyone should practice proper health care (washing your hands, not touching your face, and I think given the current state of affairs we can opt out on shaking hands and hugs), I support that we should move forward with the frag swap. I work in the health care industry on a daily basis and I am aware of the situation we are facing. At the same time, if you have any symptoms of a cold, the typical flu, or corona virus please use the advice that has been given and stay home to self quarantine to minimize the spre
    3 points
  27. Wanted to update everyone that the show is still a go for Saturday We also added a couple of Nero pumps and a couple of Radions for the raffle
    3 points
  28. I've been here awhile, and I know a few of you from meetings. However I don't get around to meetings as much as I would like too, or my introverted self doesn't reach out to try and get to know you all as much as I would like. So in spirit of learning more about you, and to try and get a little participation going on these forums I'm starting this thread. I hope you all participate in some way or another to not only help me learn more about you, but help others as well. I always feel so lost at the swap or meetings, so maybe this will make us all feel a bit more comfortable. May
    3 points
  29. Club As we end 2020 and look forward to a better 202one..... I have missed seeing a lot of you in person this year and am hopeful that next year we will start a return to our new normal. While we have many new members this year unfortunately we have had a few leave both the hobby and the club either through relocation or leaving the hobby altogether. One of the great things about our club is the help that we provide each other, always remember to ask and someone in the club usually has experience in what you are dealing with. Never get so discouraged that you decide to leave the
    2 points
  30. 10 gauge welded 316L stainless steel tweezers for feeding the eel. No wet hands anymore.
    2 points
  31. https://www.4ocean.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwlvT8BRDeARIsAACRFiWGwh9wlMz-FX8tXcRCMKI6_h01-ihQNFDp2Ch0j8l8xIocue3KlIkaAglTEALw_wcB Pretty cool operation here. Check them out and consider getting a bracelet for a loved one this year...you can be helping the environment more than you know! I think the club reached out to them in the past to try and work out a group buy and they weren't interested. But doesn't mean we can all spend $20 to help the fish and corals we all live with and love.
    2 points
  32. Got the plumbing done! Looks pretty sharp...it's a little tighter than I wanted it to be for the equipment but I'm digging it! What do you think?
    2 points
  33. Great meeting Doug. Thanks for having us. I am looking forward to seeing your system up and running. It is awesome. Take care.
    2 points
  34. Good choice! It shouldn’t happen again! Oh well I just jinxed you.......
    2 points
  35. I used Dr. Tim's cycle process with new unseeded rock. The sand was "live" sand. I used Dr. Tim's One and Only, MicroBacter7, and Prodibio Digest as the bacteria additives. It still took a solid 3-4 weeks to get through all the peaks and valleys of ammonia, nitrates and nitrites. I can not tell you anything about the tanks that are setup in a day. All I can tell you is take the cycle stage slow and steady as that is the most important part to a solid tank. Test daily for ammonia and nitrites until you have that under control and then start on the perimeters. I documented my cycl
    2 points
  36. Looking good man! Keep it rolling!
    2 points
  37. Whoop whoop...got lucky!!
    2 points
  38. I'll agree to both of the above Reef2Reef has good info and would easy access as your time allows. Mike has an awesome system. I don't believe our next Indmas meeting will be until September as the August Frag Swap has being re-scheduled to 2021. The nice part of attending our meetings is that you will see a variety of successful systems and meet folks who have a great deal of experience and sound advice.
    2 points
  39. You should see if @Mike762 would be willing to have you you over to check his setup out. Probably the most thought out build I’ve seen
    2 points
  40. We added meteor shower cyphastrea yesterday...and are going to do a superman digitata and sunburst montipora to fill in the left side...then a zoa garden trailing down the wall towards the door. Fill in with a few anthias, white tail bristle tooth, and our snowflake clowns Angel and Krusty. Then go in and add some highlights and UV accents and will be ready to move the furniture upstairs. Thanks again to @waldend for the deal on the nursery furniture! A big help and a lifesaver there...thanks bud!
    2 points
  41. Congrats! My daughter just turned 1 on the 14th. Life is very different but can’t believe we ever lived without her.
    2 points
  42. Aside from the topics we’ve already communicated on, I was staring at my tank and one of my wrasses jumped out... So, what about a tank cover topic? What’s better? Glass tops, large gap screen covers, DIY vs store bought, etc. Also, how do these covers effect lighting, o2 exchange?
    2 points
  43. I don't know about you all, but I've found a fondness for favia's lately. Here are two of the newest additions. A Yellow Submarine and a Spicy Lemon.
    2 points
  44. Picked up a haul of corals, rock, and a new media basket last week. From a local reefer and from Modern Aquatix. I believe I'm dealing with a diatom issue here. I do not get any film on the glass overnight but during the day I do. I have been advised to just keep doing waterchanges and it should pass in time. I also have a couple spots of GHA that I'm going to dab some Hydrogen Peroxide on during my next water change. Hopefully that will kill it off. I'm running chemi-pure blue in my media basket, but I have also added some carbon and phosphate pads in the basket to try and combat th
    2 points
  45. Never. Stops. Moving. 🤪 thanks! I am using an IPhone XR with the Polyplab Lens I got from @Gonzo620
    2 points
  46. Sad, but right decision! See you all at The Reef on Saturday.....
    2 points
  47. I personally wouldn’t be concerned with any leaks do to dried up silicone. I had my 180 sit dry in a shed through winter and spring. Then sat at LFS for a bit and the warehouse for who knows how long. On a different note, being a used tank silicone can look torn, frayed, or uneven. Especially black silicone. Personally if I were you, had the time, skill, and confidence to reseal. Do it. I mean you already said you noticed something you didn’t like. Better to fix it now then waiting till it’s stocked and it sticks out at you like a sore thumb. just my opinion
    2 points
  48. Announcing the Grand Prize donated by our Platinum Event Sponsor The Grand Prize will consist of an Apex, Trident, with 6 month reagent, a DOS+DDR and an Look for the complete vendor list next. Make sure to get your tax returns filed in time to get your refund by March 14th. You will need it for all the Corals, livestock, dry goods available from our fabulous vendors and of course raffle tickets!
    2 points
  49. I'll play along with this one Name: Ryan Sweet Gender: Male Age or Age Range: 41 Twitter/Instagram: Nope Where are you from? Indianapolis (45mins northeast actually, town called Warrington) Type of Tank(s): 75gal mixed reef with a 120 waiting to be setup. 40gal breeder species specific for my Odont mantis Photo(s) of you: Will upload pics later maybe Full Tank Shot(s): Favorite tank pic(s): How long have you been in the hobby? 21yrs salt, appx 1yr fresh What do you like most about the hobby? The challenges of keeping a full bio
    2 points
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