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  3. MockandRoll Reefer 170 (40g)

    Just wait until the apex alk monitor comes out and we are golden! I use these cameras. They are cheap and work. The instructions suck so use videos on youtube to set up. I have 3 of them. 2 for the tank and one in the sump. Thanks Kirk! Can't wait to see your new setup. Have you ordered anything yet?
  4. MockandRoll Reefer 170 (40g)

    I don't recall if he is an ORA bred fish or not... I forgot to ask John at AquaHut. I've read alot of old threads about how shy they are and how long it takes for them to get accustomed to their new home. And that wild caught ones are usually more vivid in color than say aquacultured ones. I'm loving mine so far! He swims all funny! He looks like he's been on a three day drunk! Considering I didn't see him at all for a few days til this morning he sure has been active this evening! Over the weekend I checked everywhere and couldn't find him. I even checked the overflow box and filter socks a few times. I guess he found him a cave and slept it off for a few days! Lmao. Him and the Royal Gramma are like peas and carrots this evening... I might have to try a Blue Assessor eventually just cause these ate some neat lil fish! Good deal having a neighbor come over. At least you can keep dibs on the tank with the Apex, plus have them check on things too. It sucks to be on vacation, but worrying about the tank the entire time! I've noticed that if I'm not home and my a.c. isn't kicked down to 66 at night like it usually is, my pH will get a little wonky as well. If it's a weekend then no big deal, but a week and then alk starts jumping around. I installed a Sensi Wi-Fi thermostat just so I can turn the air down some while I'm gone. Plus, I've left for a week hunting trip once and it was 70* so I left the a.c. on. Cpl days later a cold front came through and the house heater wasn't on... I came home to a cold house. Apex showed the heater stayed on all the time, so that got me worried that if it failed then the tank would've froze to death.. between the Apex, Wi-Fi thermostat, and two heaters I feel better about being outta town now. Now I just need to get a camera on the tank and sump so I can truly check in on things and I'll be set!
  5. MockandRoll Reefer 170 (40g)

    Very nice system!
  6. MockandRoll Reefer 170 (40g)

    No. I can see him in his cave though. What drives me crazy is there is only him and the Mandarin. I have no aggression in the tank. I even took out the cleaner shrimp. Is your assessor from ORA? I have my neighbor coming over every two days to feed frozen and check alk. I am predicting alk will drop as pH rises from a empty house. Got to love being able to control everything using the apex.
  7. POTM submission August 2107 (Obviously Altered)

    Man this month is going to be so hard. I love the look of these pictures turned into paintings.
  8. Madisonville Elementary's 10 Gallon Nuvo

    Tank update!! I stopped by the school today and added a few new pieces that were donated by forum member Razzmatazz and some other pieces from our display tank at home! We also removed the filter sock from the tank and replaced it with the Innovative custom caddy for easier filtration and media replacement. The tank is going through the ugly diatom stage but after a quick blast of the rock, sand, and a water change it was good as new. The kids voted on the name for the fire-fish, it was "fishy" as the top choice over Nemo and Grumpy. News of the tank has already spread through the school. Two full classes of first and second grade students were brought into the room to see the tank!
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  10. MockandRoll Reefer 170 (40g)

    I just go now and leave the lion king playing on the tv for the tank to watch... circle of life... only the strong survive! A lot of my stuff has been through some things with the tank swap and then the flood and another cpl tank swaps. Has the Yellow Assessor came out yet? I picked one up the other day too. He disappeared for a few days and I noticed him out this morning front and center. Pretty fish!
  11. Giesemann Spectra

    Good thinking.
  12. MockandRoll Reefer 170 (40g)

    I am nervous. I am going on vacation tomorrow for 10 days.
  13. Giesemann Spectra

    Think I'g gonna give it a try but waiting to see what the Labor Day sales are before ordering.
  14. Aiptasia Laser Rental - $25/week.

    Good deal. I'll def give it a try after we get Macna behind us. I'll try to zap as many as I can find and then throw some more peps in there. The last time I threw a dozen peps in, my pink spotted goby ate a bunch of them. I might have to catch Mr. Grouchy and put him in my 29g for awhile to let the peps do their thing... thx bro
  15. Giesemann Spectra

    I'd love to try it on a different tanks. It's a bit pricey though.
  16. Giesemann Spectra

    Certainly looks nice...and in true Giesemann fashion, spendy for what you get.
  17. Need 2 borrow.

    That's a winner. I'll take care of it like my own.
  18. Aiptasia Laser Rental - $25/week.

    Mike, I've found that the laser does well as far as not allowing them to spread after treatment. I had one frag that came in with two small aips, about 1/2" disk diameter, and one treatment completely destroyed them with no signs of them since (treatment was about a month ago). One of my other maintenance tanks had a nano that was completely overrun with all sizes of them, and it took about two weeks of daily treatment to get it back under control. They were huge and literally covering the rocks like Xenia, lol. Because your tank is so large, I'd recommend also adding some peppermint shrimp to help with any left overs that you may have missed. As far as my experience with it goes, the the laser is extremely effective, but unfortunately we're humans and we can't always see every single one... the laser is kind of the workhorse that gets the tank back to a state where peppermint shrimp can control them. Let me know if/when you'd like to give it a shot and I can get it over to you.
  19. Aiptasia Laser Rental - $25/week.

    Man I've always had a few aips here and there, but was able to keep them at bay with Aip rx... Well ffwd to now and they seem to be gaining more ground on me... It's like for every one I kill two more pop up... I just noticed a big little cluster of about a dozen down low by the base of my overflow box kinda behind my rockwork. I think I could get to them thru the side glass. I have a few smaller ones that some of my sps are actually having to grow around... the last time I tried hitting them with Aip rx I killed off more of the coral and didn't put a dent in the aips... Does the laser kill them fast enough to where they don't have time to spit out spores and spawn more evil siblings?? Is it able to fry them bastards, so they don't come back? I might need to try this out in a few weeks say after MACNA.
  20. Giesemann Spectra

    Man I bet that sucker can grow some coral! Slap some 250w 20k radiums and 4 t5s in that bad boy and let it rip tater chip!!! Tried and true method there!! It looks to be a solid fixture. Prolly same material as the Pacific Sun fixtures. My only concern would be the heat from the halide bulbs, but I bet it would be manageable with some fans blowing across the surface of the water. Might be able to get by without having to have a chiller.
  21. Need 2 borrow.

    It does. The bulbs are probably past due to be changed, but they should work for the 3 days during Macna. They are giesemann brand, bulbs are 24". One lagoon blue, one aqua pink, one midday 6000k, and one pure actinic.
  22. Need 2 borrow.

    Does it have bulbs in it by chance?
  23. Need 2 borrow.

    I've got an aquatic life 30" 4 bulb fixture that you could use, if that works. I was trying to sell it for a friend that dismantled their tank, but it seems that 30" isn't in very high demand, lol.
  24. I was hoping to find someone with a frag tank type light (preferably t5) that I can borrow until after macna. Anything really should work. I just want to run it four or five hours a day or so for about three days. Trying not to buy a new light for such a short term. Thanks in advance.
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