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  1. Come join us for free food and fun at Aquatic Sealife on Saturday, August 11th from 11 to 3. Come chat with fellow members and check out the awesome livestock Aquatic Sealife has to offer!
  2. Come join us for the BRK annual FREE crawfish boil! The event will be on Saturday June 9th, from 11-3 at my home located at... 21120 Lincoln st. Abita Springs, LA 70420 Corals Down South will be on site with a tank setup to sell frags! Please rsvp here or on facebook! Looking forward to seeing everyone!
  3. BRK annual FREE crawfish boil!

    Crawfish boil is tomorrow! We will also have jambalaya for those who do not eat crawfish. Stop by and check out Corals Down South to pick up some coral for your reef! Come and chat with fellow club members and view my 600 gallon tank and tank room! Going to be a good time you will not want to miss! See you tomorrow!
  4. BRK annual FREE crawfish boil!

    Don't forget Saturday is the crawfish boil! Looking forward to it!
  5. Finally got some coral back in the tank!
  6. My wife and I have been trying to get this new home project off the ground for a couple years now. We finally finished all the paperwork for the construction loan and have gotten our permit to build from the parish! I will be contracting the home myself , along with doing a good bit of the work!
  7. Mistakes in Reefing

    Green pocillopora.
  8. An update on my tank. Yesterday made 4 weeks with no direct light above the tank. The room have some ambient light which is keeping my fish happy. I have the salinity lowered to 1.016, Which is keeping the alk at 6, calcium at 280 and magnesium at 800. I am finally starting to see the pocillopora slowly dying off! This is a patience game and I am not going to force it back, just to have this dirt weed of an sps come back again. On a side note, the rock work and sand look fantastic!
  9. They all get along fine. I feed them daily and they have plenty of swimming room.
  10. Kirk’s 350-ish build

    Can not wait to see this one packed with sticks!
  11. All my corals seem to be doing great! My blues run 10 to 10 at 70% , and my whites run at 40% 1 to 7. For the price, i think they are a good buy.
  12. Still have some....... Going to nuke whats left with alk and a blackout this week! Removed 98% of coral to eliminate the die off affecting the water quality to much.
  13. So i dove into gutting the coral and reworking the rock work in the 600 today. Still a bunch of work to do, but i feel great about the fresh start!
  14. Diy chaeto reactor

    Ok, maybe not a complete diy, but i have an old bio pellet reactor that i think might work. This would be for my 125 that i use for a frag tank. I was think of wrapping this in red and blue grow led strip. Anyone have any thoughts on this? I have been wanting to have a fuge on this tank, but because i have this laying around, i figured it would be at least a good experiment.
  15. November 18 parade of tanks

    Parade of tranks is 2 days away! Are uou attending?
  16. We will be having a northshore parade of tanks on November 18. We will make 3 stops along the parade starting in slidell. We will start at the first stop at 11 am and spend about an hour at each location. We look forward to having a good turnout to view these beautiful tanks and as always great reefkeeping discussion with fellow members . Please let us know in this thread if you plan to attend. I will post further details as we get closer to the parade! 11am Jerry's (Lars) 150g,45 frag 1230pm Keith's (Keith) 120g 230pm Brandon's (saltyfish808) 600g
  17. November 18 parade of tanks

    Parade is next Saturday! We will be starting at Jerry's home at 11am viewing his 150 gallon reef! 11am Jerry's 218 Avery dr, Slidell, LA 1230 Keith's 1093 Claire dr, Slidell, LA 230 Brandon's 21120 lincoln st , AbitaSprings, LA
  18. November 18 parade of tanks

    We are less than 2 weeks away! Don't forget to mark you calenders to check out these great tanks!
  19. So upset right now!

    Jerry, do you think the phosphates had anything to do with the new salt you were using from macna?
  20. November 18 parade of tanks

    Don't forget to mark you calenders to check out these great tanks!
  21. Im going remove almost all coral before the black out. If i change rocks after blackout, i will already have 250-300lbs circulating in the system for a couple months in remote bins plumbed to the sump. If i do that i will probably have a total system volume of about 850-900 gallons. Which will help for die off, but i can continue water changes also.
  22. So now that i have the frag system up and going it time to start addressing my big probelm of eradicating all of the green pocillopora that has spead all over my tank. This project will likely start in January. I will be trying to save the coral i want and keep them in the frag system. I do have plenty of fish i have to worry about during this process. I am still on the fence if i want to replace all the rock in the tank. If i do i will order dry rock , cure it and plumb seperate containers to the tank to start seeding it for the transition. No matter if i do that or not, im pretty sure im going to have to have a black out in the tank long enough to kill the pocillopora off. The pocillopora has speard everywhere, including the back wall of the tank, and even grows from the sand. Im open to ideas and suggestions because although I'm not concerned about losing coral in this process, the fish are my main concern. What do you guys think?
  23. November 18 parade of tanks

    Sorry Jerry, i corrected it!
  24. Kirk, dont let something like this get you out of the hobby. There's no doubt in my mind, a fresh start with a massive tank will revitalize your passion for the hobby. I sure most of us long term reefers here have experienced ups and dows, but something always pulls us back into it. Your tank, like 6lilfishes said, has inspired alot of local reefers. Your new beautiful home will not be complete without your own piece of the reef.