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About Reefaddict12

  • Birthday 01/23/1988

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  1. Mike, Bob, and staff, I just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate your hard work and dedication that you have put towards the swap and it is with very mixed feelings that I receive this information. Part of me is releived that the decision was to postpone the swap, but part of of me is also quite sad that we are having to make this decision. My wife and I have been working really hard on the items we were planning on bringing to the swap and now we have to wait until August to do so. We are in the process of going through IVF and the funds we would of raised would have been a big contribution to this process. I still dont know how much this will impact us, but hopefully we do not have to delay our process as well. Again Im sorry you guys had to make this decision but deep down I feel like it was the correct decision. Thank you. Alan.
  2. Mike, with all due respect and for the well being of everyone who will be attending the swap, I think the staff should step back and analyse if going through with the swap is the best decision. It just takes one person showing up that doesn't realize that they have the virus to make things that much worse. I'm not saying to cancel the event but to see if even rescheduling to a later date would be better option. I'm not involved enough to know if that is even an option or to know how much this will impact the club, so I am only voicing my concern.
  3. This is Super Nice!!! Keep up the great work and the pictures!!
  4. I would wait until you have mostly Nitrates showing and then do about a water change. I would also get a bottle of some sort of bacteria to help with the seeding of the tank.
  5. Very nice write up. I'm an definitely going to be following this!
  6. It was a great turn out and a great meeting. I greatly enjoyed the hands on DIY project! Thanks everyone for all the comments!
  7. This is going to be an excellent turn out everyone! Cant wait to have you all here!
  8. We are very excited to host this meeting! I am personally a big DIY'er and love to build my own things. Hopefully we can get a good turn out!
  9. I agree with what has been mentioned above. I had the same problem and it ended up being the water level I had my skimmer at. The water was too deep and I had to raise the skimmer.
  10. Wow! Sorry to hear about this man!! Have you figured out what cause this to happen? I ended up making my stand so that it contains water too but I also made a separate cabinet to store my electrical stuff.
  11. Wet skim is when you have the skimmer level towards the top of the neck of the skimmer and what goes into your collection cup will be more clear and not as gunky. When you dry skim you will want the level of your skimmer more towards the bottom of the neck. You will produce a much more dense liquid in your collection cup (almost like a paste). I'm not sure about all the real benefits of each one is. I know when you go with the wet side you run the risk of your skimmer cup overflowing quite easily and you will have to empty out your cup on a much more frequent basis. If you do the dry skimming you may not be really getting anything out of your tank unless you can really dial it down good. I prefer to go about half way in between dry and wet. So what is going into my collection cup is still dark but not too pasty. If you bought your skimmer brand new you will have to let it break in a bit before you can really dial in the level you want. I would open the gate valve as much as possible and let it sit like that for a day. After that I would slowly close it a little each day and watch the water level inside the skimmer go up and monitor. Once you get it to about the bottom of the neck you can watch it and see how it does there. Check what kind of skimmate goes into your collection cup and see if you are ok with that. If its too liquidly you can lower the level and if its too thick you can raise the level. Hope this helps!
  12. Man that stinks!! Sorry to hear that bud!
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