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About Travis

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    The *ORIGINAL* Louisiana post whore
  • Birthday 12/22/1987

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  1. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    One heck of a coral haul from Fragniappe! Plus clams!!
  2. Dumping LEDs. Back to T5HO we GO!

    Nice! The light from T5 seems to be soft, where as the LED light is so focused that it seems harsh. I wonder if that could explain the better PE. Just about every reefer who made the switch from LED to T5 has reported better PE.
  3. Fragniappe 2018

    I think the proper solution is less chiefs and more Indians If we had more to moderate I would totally lend a hand, but I think you guys have all this activity covered. Joe, facebook is the devil, it's been my mantra for as long as there has been facebook. BUT, I decided to give it a try once all the activity on the forums had ceased to exist. I have to say, it's still the devil, but there is a sense of community beneath the likes and replies. It's not as great as getting 50+ pages on on your build thread, or watching your post count rise and wearing it like a badge of honor. The way people are finding the hobby nowadays is through social media. My wifes cousin is a prime example. My wife posted pictures of our tank on facebook and her cousin saw the post. After a bit of discussion through facebook with me, he now has a 90g reef in his living room. It's all about making connections. We need guys like you on there to show these newbies how it's done. Just me $0.02
  4. Dumping LEDs. Back to T5HO we GO!

    Still having better growth and color with the T5s
  5. My First Build 75g

    Looking good! I have an extra Orbit IC 36" strip light laying around if you could use it, PM me, I'll let it go cheap.
  6. Fragniappe 2018

    The wife, kids, and I will be attending this year
  7. Dumping LEDs. Back to T5HO we GO!

    Yeh I am currently running 2 b+, 1 c+, and 3 uv. The polyp extension in the LPS has been phenomenal and the corals are starting to grow, mushrooms are popping out babies left and right lol.
  8. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    @Reef Tank Greg why am I not recieving email notifications to my posts?
  9. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    Thanks! Tomini Tang Yellow Tang Melenarus Wrasse Bangaii Cardinal PJ Cardinal 2 x Blue/Green Chomis 2 x False Perc Clowns Talbots Damsel
  10. So I have taken the plunge to dump LEDs and go back to what just works, T5s. Waiting on the fixture to arrive next week. Here’s a video of my tank with LEDs for the last time. Hamilton Lighting Tech was having a great end of year sale so I picked up their 3ft 6 bulb fixture. The light from any LED fixture that I have used just seems to be harsh, in a word. I have always experienced success when using T5HO fixtures.
  11. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    A clam and scolly hopefully one say .
  12. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    Did some reaquascapeing .
  13. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    Yeh it’s definitely a sucky situation. With the third light I think I am ready for some sps! .
  14. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    Time for an update Well a few changes have been made. I added a 3rd Orbit IC strip and 3D printed some tank mounts for them. The extra light helps light up this tank much better than just two strips. The tank is 24” front to back. The second change is the tank got infected with either ich or velvet. Leaning toward velvet because of how quickly it killed. Went from 13 fish to 5 in less than a week. So I am currently 3 weeks into a 90 day fallow period. The 5 remaining fish are in a hospital/qt where they have been treated with Cupramine. They no longer show signs and are back to eating like hogs. Now to wait out the life cycle of the parasite in the display tank. And finally a current, fishless, FTS. .