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Everything posted by waldend

  1. Ross’s tank is an awesome setup! Definitely a must-see.
  2. 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. It picked a frag if it up and has carried it around for a month or so. I feel bad that I will have to take it away to induce spawning with a hot water bath (90deg F for 20-30 minutes). I am hoping I can take it away but that it will take it back after.
  4. I thought I would post pics of some fun new projects I have going on. The gobies and dottybacks are spawning, the angels previously were, the Darwin’s are starting to show signs and the urchins can be spawned at any time. Excited to raise some larvae soon hopefully!
  5. I am happy to help with any questions. I have raised a lot of clowns, gobies, dottybacks, some inverts, etc. A good printed resource for clownfish is: https://books.google.com/books/about/Clownfishes.html?id=0SwnIafOfR4C&source=kp_cover breeding in general is: https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Complete_Illustrated_Breeder_s_Guide.html?id=xzJaAAAACAAJ And the best website with lots of breeding journals and info is mbisite.org.
  6. Also, a post from Larry on his FB page. If you aren’t following him it’s a fun read.
  7. Hope everyone made it home safe and that the fish are loving the new foods. Below are a couple articles that Tami Weiss (who Skyped with us about seahorses a couple years ago) wrote about food and staying frozen. Her site is not up anymore so it’s from the archive but should work. https://web.archive.org/web/20160909225950/http://fusedjaw.com/food-and-nutrition/frozen-mysis-part-1-the-quest-for-quality-mysis/ https://web.archive.org/web/20161113044512/http://fusedjaw.com/food-and-nutrition/frozen-mysis-part-2-the-science-behind-the-food/
  8. Make sure you all bring coolers for maybe winning LRS foods!! I just got the dry ice to get it all home frozen which you will learn why that is important shortly. 😁
  9. We just ordered 10 packs of LRS frozen foods as door prizes!!!! Don’t miss this meeting and bring your cooler to get it home frozen solid!! We plan to have dry ice available to assist.
  10. Join us for our November meeting and learn about food nutrition for our tanks from Larry, owner and founder of LRS! Larry makes top quality frozen foods and has been involved in feeding fish involved in the most recent successes in breaking new ground in aquaculture as well as feeding many of the most expensive fish all around the world. Please join us to learn the importance of proper nutrition for your reef as well as many aspects that I think have been overlooked and misunderstood for years!
  11. After your experience and mine I am nervous about cutting it on a table saw. In my case I didn’t have a proper blade for it. It melted and grabbed. Glanced off my hip (which was luckily at a 45deg angle the way I was standing) cutting my jeans before rocketing across the garage. Scary for sure. Glad yours turned out relatively ok!
  12. I edited the main post but we will be waiting and doing the food/nutrition for November. Fingers crossed we might even have a special guest for Nov!
  13. Our monthly INDMAS meeting for October will be a definite do not miss!! Join us for a fun time learning about many topics related to coral and fish breeding and propagation as well as what we as a hobby can do to help protect our oceans. When: October 12 4pm to 6pm Where: Brian Plankis's House Brian is one of the board members of the Ocean-Aquarium Foundation which is a non-profit dedicated to helping the saltwater aquarium hobby adopt more sustainable and ecologically conservative methods through scientific study of propagation and captive breeding techniques and environmental education programs. Brian houses the Ocean-Aquarium Foundation research systems where many great things are happening. WHERE: 6494 Wellington West Drive Indianapolis IN. We will also have our annual elections for open staff positions. It is still not to late to volunteer. We hope to see everyone there! Respond below so we can get a head count Door prizes: TBD but they will be great
  14. Either of you try it yet? Interested to see the results.
  15. I need to get these all copied over (I cant put .pdfs on the forums) and into a thread but here is Dr Tim's recipe for what you are trying to do.
  16. That is likely a flush for the RO membrane. The other branch is a restriction for proper backpressure. You open that valve ocassionally to allow a high flow past the membrane which flushes debris from it and helps extend the life. Unless I am looking at that pic wrong.
  17. The MBI site is back up and running. Here is an excellent journal on them. http://www.mbisite.org/Forums/tm.aspx?m=87519
  18. They will hatch out on their own. To try and rear any you will either need to remove the female to a second tank shortly before hatching or use a larval collector (larvae snagger) to collect them from the display after the hatch. You will then need a kreisel type tank and a collection of micro algae, copepods, rotifers and newly hatched artemia. Depending upon the species they might settle (transition from larvae in the water column to juveniles that are on the sides and bottom) in 60-70 days. My go to resource for all things breeding is currently down, Mbisite.org, but if you google the above info you will find info Also feel free to ask any questions and I can try to answer.
  19. Correction. See everyone at 10:30. Come listen to our great speaker the one and only Sanjay Joshi!!
  20. Maybe do a few big water changes. Could be something from the environment that got into it.
  21. Nice work! I would use some muratic acid on the rock if it were me. You don’t want to eat much away but getting a fresh surface would be good I think and help to remove anything it has absorbed in the past.
  22. Hey club, its that time of year again, sick kids, head colds, flu, shoveling snow, scraping windows without gloves... er, wait, I mean it's the 2018 INDMAS Holiday Party!!! This is the event that makes those other things bearable! As part of the festivities we will be having a White Beluga gift exchange. This is optional participation and gifts should be no more than $25. Its always a lot of fun! We will also be having a food pitch-in. Click the link below and then click the RSVP button to select a main/dessert and in the comment put what you are bringing so others can see. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0444aaae22aafd0-2018 Let's show a great turnout this month club. See you all there! When: December 8, 2018 4pm to 6pm or until Denise kicks us out, whichever is later. Where: Denise's ( DZIDLICK1 ) House and her 120 gallon deep blue with dual overflow reef tank 15325 Allisonville rd Noblesville 46060 Door prizes: TBD but they will be great
  23. Are you donating this as part of an extension to the pay-it-forward?! 🤩
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