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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. I got the tank up and running. So far all is good, no floods. What do you all think?
    4 points
  7. I plan to attend
    3 points
  8. So another spawning event last night. This time it was the Rose bubble tip.
    3 points
  9. Looking forward to being there. Will be my first meeting.
    3 points
  10. Just messing around with my new lens filters on my iPhone. I need to work on getting better video.
    3 points
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Well. she is JUST about done. a little more. and then to tidy the cables and set it all up in fusion
    3 points
  17. 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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  19. 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
  20. Here is on of the recently discovered sump galaxy......who says you can’t combine hobbies....
    3 points
  21. i most certainly do. I love love love the hobby. Here's a couple recent ones
    3 points
  22. I’ll probably go to this one
    3 points
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Dry rock and live rock both have advantages and disadvantages. There are a couple companies that put dry (mined on land) rock in the ocean and let it sit for a year or two then harvest it as live rock. This is legal to do. Just can no longer take rock off a reef anymore. And you can take some steps to process this rock to get rid of some of the bad hitchhikers that won't kill the good bacteria on the live rock (the reason for buying live rock). You can also do things to the dry rock to help get rid of the nitrates and phosphates bound up in it. This does take longer to do though. I think KP Aq
    2 points
  26. These are all from the last time I was part of the club. I think my old pictures were deleted, but I remember we used to be very limited with how many pictures we could post at that time.
    2 points
  27. Wow, very cool. Thanks for sharing!
    2 points
  28. Person on Reef2Reef made a home-made removals tool. I tried it and it worked. Here is the link: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/anemone-removal-invention.778278/ Brent
    2 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
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  31. Hey all I’m Jimmy, I’m new to the saltwater hobby and am really looking forward to getting to know everyone. Right now I’m in the soaking up knowledge and planning what I want my tank to look like stage. I am a big Pacers fan and my family has had season tickets for over 30 years. I’m also a bit of a cigar collector with likely close to 2000 cigars. I’ll likely be selling off a small portion to help kickstart this new hobby!
    2 points
  32. I currently have a 75 up and running. Planning on setting up a 120. Keep my lights and skimmer from the 125 and a lot of rock. Dont know how soon it will be for the next build .
    2 points
  33. Cheryl & Doug, thank you for having us. This was truly inspirational!! Hope all will go well and you guys can host again to show off your finished product!!
    2 points
  34. Doug and Cheryl Thank You again for hosting. This is already a great setup without water and will be even better once running!
    2 points
  35. 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
  36. Been there, done that... one of the trade offs with stacked stone versus a supported structure (glued or drilled and joined with a plastic rod etc.). Like you said.. a few more frags to trade in a month or two, and hopefully the tank and corals will look like they've always been positioned like they are today. 🙂
    2 points
  37. The September meeting will be on Saturday September 12th and is the annual retro frag swap. The retro frag swap is no tanks/no lights/no heaters old school- just frags in coolers to buy sell and trade. I have posted this on reeftrader (https://www.reeftrader.com/ ) as well. With COVID there are a couple of changes to this one.... Members only and everyone must have a mask (No exceptions) Our host is Eric (ericreefer05) The club greatly appreciates Eric and his family hosting. The address is 11541 Buckskin Drive Zionsville IN 46077 Time is 4pm to 6pm We do r
    2 points
  38. 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
  39. Wow very cool stuff there you Crafty Clowns! I always knew that Alan had a bedazzler hiding in his back pocket! Lol In all seriousness, this is some nice stuff and Jenn and I already have a really cool custom Harry Potter coffee mug Scarlet made. Jenn loves it and it is totally unique. Everyone should look at giving these two a chance at earning your business. Neat stuff for an especially neat cause. Good luck you two! Jenn and I wish you both nothing but luck and success in your endeavor toward such an amazing goal!
    2 points
  40. Whoop whoop...got lucky!!
    2 points
  41. I learned today that flasher wrasse have a divided pupil allowing them to forage for food while keeping watch for predators.
    2 points
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. Congrats! My daughter just turned 1 on the 14th. Life is very different but can’t believe we ever lived without her.
    2 points
  45. 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
  46. Sean Your brother is in good hands. Having another tank to transfer everything into helps tremendously. By the way did you tell him you will have to stay another year until the tank stabilizes.
    2 points
  47. 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
  48. Here is another shot of the canopy. It is going to hang from the ceiling. I am using griplock cable system
    2 points
  49. I like it! You need to invest some time in learning to program it to set it up. However there are a lot of great resources out there. A series of great articles by SunCrestReef on R2R is a really great resource to do more then just the bare bone minimum in my opinion and help me greatly! https://www.reef2reef.com/ams/neptune-apex-programming-tutorials-part-1.685/
    2 points
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