Coral Cove NOLA

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  1. Oct 7 Livestock Thread

    I'm bumping down my prices for the next day and a half, so score a nice frag and some savings! Here's some pics of the homegrown frags I have available: Sunrise Milli- $30 $25 $25 Blue Cali Tort $30 $30 $30 CC Purple Nurple $25 $25 Pink Setosa $20 $20
  2. Aquascaping tips!

    Good morning fellow reefers! We finished up another custom aquascape for one of our north shore customers last night and wanted to share a little of the process with y'all! Here's what we did: We used a chisel and hammer to break up some of the larger chunks of rock, then used zip ties to hold the scape into place while we epoxy puttied the rock work together. Once the epoxy putty cured, we used a small paint brush to lightly coat the "coralline red" colored putty with gel superglue, then sprinkled the freshly coated areas with the rock pieces/dust from the chisel work we did in the beginning of the scape to help make the transition between the rocks appear a bit more natural. Once the epoxy had completely cured and the superglue transitions had dried, we put the new rock work into the tank and removed the zip ties. In some cases, we like to drill the rock with a masonry drillbit and insert threaded nylon rods (we prefer these over acrylic rods as the threads help grip the epoxy putty better) into the holes and epoxy them for extra holding power. Questions, comments? Ask us!
  3. Crash, 100% loss

    Sorry to hear that Jordan.. It happens to the best of us. I came home from a job on Tuesday and as soon as I walked in the door, the smell of lysol slapped me in the face. Apparently a family member was "helping us clean" and was spraying lysol all over the place. I had to leave Wednesday for a short out of town trip and when I returned I found my coral QT tank and zoa frag tank had crashed, and I'm now trying to salvage what I can of the $1500 worth of collector zoas/shrooms in those tanks. Luckily my sps tank didn't get trashed. Sometimes things are just outside of your control man. Hopefully you get back into the swing of things quickly. Let me know if you need a hand with anything or to borrow some equipment, I don't mind helping you getting started up again.
  4. Oct 7 Livestock Thread

    The blue cali tort, sunrise milli, purple/blue acro and pink setosa mentioned above.
  5. Oct 7 Livestock Thread

    Update - Our Zoa/Softie frag system crashed due to accidental chemical poisoning while out of town (we just got back a few hours ago), and we're still assessing the damages and trying to salvage what can be salvaged. We unfortunately won't be bringing a tank since about 75% of the frags we were bringing were in that system. We still have a handful of sps frags that were in another system that we can bring if anyone is interested in pre-sales and delivery at the meet.
  6. Oct 7 Livestock Thread

    I have some frags of blue cali tort, sunrise milli, pink setosa (not the orange), and I just cut two frags (the first two I've ever cut) of a purple/blue acro that I've been culturing for about 2 years. This is an older picture, but its the small purple one on the left:
  7. Large volume water services

    Hey BRK members! We recently picked up two 275 gallon totes (style pictured below) to help us with water moving and mixing, and would like to let everyone know that we can help you move large volumes of water when setting up a new tank, or you can rent a container for mixing your own large quantities of water (deposit required). We're not listing this service on our website since it's really a niche service, but wanted to offer it to you guys as another option for large setup/needs. Let us know if you have any questions!
  8. Oct 7 Livestock Thread

    After receiving an invite from Brandon (saltyfish) to sell at the meet, I stopped over and spoke with George about the meet and will be bringing a small frag tank with a small selection of our zoas and sps pieces! 9/29 Edit- Our Zoa/Softie frag system crashed due to accidental chemical poisoning while out of town (we just got back a few hours ago), and we're still assessing the damages and trying to salvage what can be salvaged. We unfortunately won't be bringing a frag tank since about 75% of the frags we were bringing were in that system. We still have a handful of sps frags that were in another system that we can bring if anyone is interested in pre-sales and delivery at the meet.
  9. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    Mike, I agree that the ROX is way too aggressive as it's advertised. The current dosage of ROX 0.8 that I've found to work well is 1/16th (0.0625) cup per 100g water volume. BRS recommends 0.63 cups for the same water volume. I just realized while typing this that's it's exactly 10 times less than the recommended volume. This small of an amount of carbon is kind of difficult to work with, especially in tanks under 100g, so I'm considering swapping to a slightly larger grain carbon for a little easier implementation. Travis, keep us updated on your tanks performance with the bituminous, I may wind up switching back. Even though I'm currently having good results with the ROX, I think that it may be better suited for fish only/predator tanks with high bioloads (and in turn higher organics) or aquariums in locations with a high chance of contamination (a bar - lots of smoke). Now that I'm thinking about it, I'll probably switch back soon.
  10. Madisonville Elementary's 10 Gallon Nuvo

    No problem! I'll shoot you a pm to arrange a drop off time/date.
  11. Some pictues of Macna 2017 hall

    Awesome pics! That ORA overflow tank was super cool.
  12. MACNA experience

    It was amazing! For me, I really enjoyed that there was an even mix of livestock vendors and new/innovative technology on display that helps solve problems that the average aquarist may face. For example, there was one booth (fishcicle, I believe) that sold a simplified frozen food dispenser that would be extremely useful for slowly feeding foods to seahorses, pipefish, anthias, or other fish that do best with multiple feedings a day. Also, there was another vendor (the same guys who make the smart ato) who had a simplified plug controller that would turn off an outlet using eye sensors. There are many other examples, but the vendors who brought in new technologies to make reefing a little easier were really awesome! I attached two short clips of two tanks that were really neat! IMG_0205.MOV IMG_0218.MOV
  13. Madisonville Elementary's 10 Gallon Nuvo

    That is such a great thing for kids to be exposed to- awesome job! It looks likes the tank is getting pretty full, but please let me know if you'd like a few more pieces for the tank.. I'd love to donate a few pieces to this project!
  14. Hanging an ATI sunpower

    There's two ways I've used: 1) Use long wooden dowels from Home Depot taped securely to each of the four corners of the tank (the dowels should extend all the way from the top of the tank to the roof), which will give you the corner outline of the tank on the ceiling you can mark. -or- 2) Grab about 10 feet of light weight fishing line with a heavy sinker. Hold the fishing line up to the ceiling and let the sinker hang directly over a corner of the tank (the weight will pull the string straight down and give you a true line), and mark the ceiling with the corner location when the weight sits directly over top the corner. Repeat on the other corners. Once you have the corners marked using either one of those methods, you can just mark out the full outline using blue painters tape. Then you can measure the sides of your outline and mark the halfway point (halfway front to back) where the holes should go.