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About RyanHoffman

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    Fishing, hunting, my grade point average, and my fish tank

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    Ryan's Gorgonian Nano

    "colored lined" erectus from ORA
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    Ryan's Gorgonian Nano

    Thanks! Kirk_M: The orange one (Swiftia exserta) is not photosynthetic. I put that one in the front so that I can easily target feed it. From what I have heard it is a difficult gorg to keep long term but I still get great poly extension and have not seen any tissue recession yet so fingers crossed.
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    Ryan's Gorgonian Nano

    Have not been on the forum for a while but I have been in the hobby since 2012. This is my Fluval Evo 13.5 gallon nano tank that I currently have in my apartment. The tank is about 6 months old. It previously housed my seahorse pair (lost one to a parasite and the other to an AC issue at my appartment) and will house another pair soon after running without fish for at least 2 months. Most livestock is either from my LFS or KP aquatics; Stocking includes: Inverts: 2 porcelain carbs snails blue leg hermits feather duster 2 large sponges Harequin Serpent Star Corals: 12 species of gorgs Red Zoa's Blue Mushroom Purple Mushroom Ricordia mushrooms (blue, orange, green, rainbow and yellow) Hairy Mushroom Macro: Red macroalgea Chaetomrpha I do weekly (sometimes biweekly) 5 gallon water changes. I dose Vibrance once a week and it works great at keeping the algae off the glass. I target feed Polylab and coral frenzy 2-3 times a week. The back houses a heater, return pump, sponge filter, carbon, and I use the first chamber to grow macroalgea. The Cheato in it grows like crazy and works as a decent filter floss (I wash the detritus out when I do water changes). Pics included (crappy iPhone camera... I will take better ones soon). I may add another ORA seahorse pair next month. Ive included a pic of my old pair here as well... note: their death was not due to improper husbandry. I target fed them by pipette daily. They were fat, happy, and spawning regularly. The parasite made it in on a clownfish despite a 2 week quarantine I'd say its not a bad setup for a college reefer. Let me know what y'all think or if y'all have any questions -Ryan
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    Upgrading to a 75gal

    I have a stand that I used with mine for sale! PM me if you are interested
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    75 Gallon Breakdown!!!

    With all the livestock gone I am ready to sell the equipment. I already miss having the tank so i will be keeping some stuff for the possibility of starting a nano in the near future but below you will find all of the equipment that i have no use for on a small tank. Hood (Diy black) $50 Tank (standard 75 gallon) $100 Stand (black) $150 Tunze turbelle 6045 (1,118 gph) $60 Mag drive 7 $50 4 Filter socks and sump holder $10 Sump (20 long with 3 chambers, 2 diy plastic dividers) $20 Quiet one 2200 $30 Reef octopus nwb-110 skimmer $120 Jäger 250w Heater $20 (2 available) Ecoxotic stunner strips (2x 48 in. 1 12 in) and transformer $140 Hydor koralia 750 $30 (2x) Phosban reactors w pump $50 (2x) Eshopps overflow box PF-800 $30 Red Sea Pro (Ca, Alk, Mg) test used less than 10 times $40 Hydor pico 200 $10 Hydor pico 800 $10 Eheim fish feeder $20 Brute trashcan $15 Hamilton light timer $10 Led sump light $10 Free with multi-item purchase (pick one) 1 gallon brs kalk Gravel vac Coral frenzy Algea magnet I would prefer to be contacted via text at 225-290-0821 or by email at ryanrdhhoffman@gmail.com Some prices are negotiable. Local pick up/meeting only near Baton Rouge.
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    All sold! Please lock!

    The ones listed here only have faded colors or VERY slight tissue recession. Anything that I thought might not be healthy enough to sale was not listed
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    All sold! Please lock!

    All sold!
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    August 24th Fragswap Livestock/Gear

    Anyone want some Cheato? I have some i was going to throw out but if anyone wants it pm me
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    Lf gsp

    I have some on a rock with brown zoa's . Pm me if you are interested.
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    August 24th Fragswap Livestock/Gear

    Stunner strips 12.5 inch 8000k white 48 inch 12000k white/ 445 nm royal blue 48 inch Magenta/ 453 nm blue Wall transformer 4 way splitter 5,000 hours or less of 50,000 life expectancy. Selling all for $200 but will consider other offers. Would prefer To sell as one package deal but will also consider piecing it out if needed. Great way to highlight color of fish and corals. When i upgraded my lights i no longer needed these but they are in great condition with the adhesive strips unused. Pm me if interested or if anyone has questions.
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    Ryan's 75 gallon reef tank

    I figured it was about time I make a thread for my tank. This is my 75 gallon reef set up july of 2012. It got a slow start as my budget was limited and two years later it is still a work in progress but in the last six months I have added a few SPS corals and enjoy my tank much more as a result. A bit about my system: Equipment LIghting: two Ai Hydras controlled by wireless controller, mounted on DIY aluminum rail system aquaeuroUSA chiller Custom DIY canopy 2 750 gph Hydor Koralias 1 tunze 6045 powerhead 80 pounds BRS reef saver rock (and a few pounds of live rock used to seed) 20 gallon long sump with DIY plastic baffles Reef octopus skimmer jager heater 2 two little fishies phosban reactors. 1 running 1.5 cups BRS ROX carbon and the other running 1.5 cups BRS GFO. both changed monthly. refugium with Chaeto lit by 6500K led bulb Lifeguard aquatics return pump Bubble magus dosing pump dosing Reef Fusion Calcium and Alkalinity Livestock: 1 yellow tang 1 black ocellaris clown 1 regular ocellaris clown 1 red firefish 4 lyre tail anthias 1 male, 3 females 1 sixline wrasse 1 red mandarin 1 cleaner shrimp 1 blood red fire shrimp 2 serpent stars various hermits, snails, cleaners ect Corals: green button polyps red and blue mushrooms favia 2 green trumpets 1 brown and green trumpet 1 green hammer 1 teal hammer duncan encrusting red montipora encrusting purple montipora orange plating monti ORA Joe the coral Fuzzy green acro pink tabling acro purple pyrite yellow digi incredible Hulk monti highlighter acro mint pavona Brair patch Oregon Tort (almost all stn ) Cali tort (saved a peice from stn) Tricolor Small Pink lemonade Always looking for more sps to add but due to a recent fender bender i am beyond broke and sps don't come cheap. Also i cannot work during the school year and keep straight A's (highschool senior) so my income is VERY sad but i still love my tank and how far it has come in the past 2 years. Always looking for advice and comments. Thanks for reading and enjoy my crappy iphone photos! And some older less crappy iphone pics Let me know what you think!
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    New member

    Will work on my tank thread this week! Been crazy busy. First i backed in to my friends car and now owe my Dad the money i was about to use to get 10 new sps frags, but it could have been worse. Then i flew to New Jersey for 2 weeks to take some college classes. Got back today and the tank looks great! Did lose one rose milli frag but it was looking rough before i left so i can't say i am surprised. I was hopeing to make the thread when i got the new frags but.... I now have no money to spend on the hobby soooo it will be a while before i add any frags. But anyways life goes on and the thread is coming soon! Hope to see everyone at the august meet
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    August 24th Frag Swap Meet at Aqua Hut!

    I should make this one!!!