pleurothallid

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  1. I always liked Gorgonians and wanted a simple, fairly low maintenance and low electricity tank. LED lit, lowest wattage options used for all components.
  2. With my tank and livestock and most equipment gone I figured it was simpler to re-list what's left: AI Sol Nano ($225) with wireless adaptor ($50) AI Director ($100) Package deal all for $300 SC-65 skimmer $30 Lowes 800 GPH (?) return pump $20 (free with light) Ecotech Battery Backup (needs new battery, $30), $100. I just had this tested and serviced by Ecotech, it's just way cheaper to buy a new battery elsewhere than pay their price. Take everything here for $400 and I'll include brand new Red Sea test kits, 2-part dosing bottles and salt.
  3. AI Nano, AI Director, Ecotech battery backup, etc.

    It's the brand new one. I waited 4 months for it to come out and used it with two Vega's and the AI Nano. I believe the Hydra are wireless so it should work with them. The Nano needed a wireless adaptor but even that was controllable by the director.
  4. AI Nano, AI Director, Ecotech battery backup, etc.

    All sold EXCEPT: AI Nano (with wireless adaptor) AI Director Willing to accept offers as I prefer to sell locally.
  5. Rimless 25 gallon cube, fully loaded

    With great sadness I'm going to have to begin selling off my tank. I'm finishing my PhD now and the post doctoral position I've accepted will mandate I spend much more time abroad than I had planned-- which will be great but now I just can't justify hanging on to my tank like I had planned. I don't know any friends that I'd trust to take care of it for 8+ months while I'm back in the jungle. I downsized my larger tank and cherry picked my favorites for this tank with the hopes I could keep this for the move. I know most people prefer to build your own tank, but I'll give this a shot for a little while before I break things up. I'm pricing it much cheaper as a package, if I break it up I'll be asking very fair prices for the individual components but it'll likely be (total) significantly higher. $1000 for all. I will entertain reasonable best offers, though this is quite a deal already. Equipment: 25 gallon rimless aquarium drilled with a Glass-holes.com nano con dientes overflow/return kit 7.5 gallon rimless high clarity rimless tank (sump) AI nano LED light with wireless adaptor AI Director Vortech MP-10 WES circulation pump (brand new wet side mount) Tunze nano osmolator (automatic top-off) Stealth heater (not glass) Small protein skimmer Vortech Battery Backup*** Livestock: Captive bred Pseudochromis aldabraensis (neon dottyback) Numerous high end zoanthids/palythoas colonies (Valentines Day Massacre, Red Hornets, Purple Hornets, Blue Hornets, My Clementines, X Men morph, King Midas, Maul's, etc.) SPS large frags (a half dozen varieties) 2 Gorgonians Vida Rock live rock centerpiece (with supplemental live rock) Live sand Dragon's Breath macro algae ***It needs a replacement battery (~$30 for a new one)
  6. Rimless 25 gallon cube, fully loaded

    Thanks Will. Thankfully the schooling will finally be done soon. I look forward to getting a position so I can stop moving soon. All sold except the light: AI Nano Wireless adaptor brand new AI director All for $300
  7. AI Vega Colors (white body)

    As I'm getting closer to finishing my PhD it's become more and more clear that a big move will be too much with all the things I currently have (terrariums/tanks) and I'm also likely going to have to spend a good deal of time back in South America so I have to sell some things off. I'm going to keep my 25 gallon rimless cube, so I'm definitely not getting out of the hobby. I've read a few articles lately about moving tanks and my 400 gallons of terrariums and a 25 gallon marine cube will be hard enough. After this post doc hopefully I'll land that dream job and can buy a house and build a system like many of you have. In any event, I've got my two AI Vega Color lights that I'm going to have to part with. I bought the 'oldest' one in April, the second I got just in July. I planned on hanging on to them for the next build in a few years but it seems silly with a health insurance bill and tuition due in a few weeks. I have the original boxes for them as well for you can do an unboxing video and still save money. I'm asking $875 for the pair, $450 each. I'm hanging on to the director to run the 25 gallon but both of these lights have been operated by it and work wonderfully.
  8. AI Vega Colors (white body)

    Bump: $375 each, awesome price.
  9. AI Vega Colors (white body)

    I tried clicking that link and it's not working for me, neither the link nor the top drop down menu.
  10. AI Vega Colors (white body)

    I've been very busy lately and haven't had time to be here much. I took down my larger tank before an imminent move, but I've been keeping my 18" cube cranking along. When I took down the tank I had these lights and took them to Seth at Coral Fever where they're in the original boxes. I thought it would be easier for people to check out the lights and grab some amazing corals. These are still incredibly new and work amazingly. I really need money and will let them go for $425 for one, $800 for the pair. They're at Coral Fever, check them out any time and be sure to support Seth-- he's a great guy with stellar coral.
  11. Evolution of RedStickReefer's 10g SPS Bonsai Reef

    Looking very nice Jensen. I like how you're sneaky about the angles you're photographing the rock work so people don't comment on the phallic nature of it as much. All joking aside, I'm always a sucker for some nice zoanthids as well that's about all I'd add. Really glad to see you still liking the macro algae though, I really adore it.
  12. Last time I had a bacon explosion I spent 3 days in vegetable rehabilitation before my body forgave me.
  13. I'm on the fence but some smoked redfish dip could help convince me.
  14. Rimless 18" cube project

    After a few months with my little 12" cube I decided to upgrade it as part of my slimming down of tanks. I got rid of my two planted aquariums and combined two to make this little project. It's a Mr. Aqua 18" (25 gallon) rimless tank that I drilled both for overflow and return (Glass-holes.com) and I took a 12" rimless cube and made it the sump. Hardware: Mr. Aqua rimless aquarium AI Nano LED 2x Koralia nano (may switch to MP-10) Lowes pond pump return Vida rock The start: Current state of filling: I do want to add an ATO to this, and I'm not sure of livestock. I want to keep it pretty simple though and just enjoy it.
  15. Rimless 18" cube project

    Thanks so much guys. I've been absent a lot lately but have kept up working on this here and there. I've been running the skimmer and 2-part dosing, and the ATO has been running but otherwise nothing too fancy. Things look to be growing and doing pretty well. I'm adding a very few last zoanthids and it's on autopilot from now on. I'm eager to turn sticks to mini colonies. I'm also cleaning up the frags on the sand, they should be moved out shortly.
  16. Rimless 18" cube project

  17. As I'm getting closer to finishing my PhD it's become more and more clear that a big move will be too much with all the things I currently have (terrariums/tanks) and I'm also likely going to have to spend a good deal of time back in South America so I have to sell some things off. I'll be piecing out the equipment (2 brand new AI Vega's, MP-10, etc.) but first I need to get the inhabitants out. I've got about 50 pounds of Coral Connection-made live rock that's beautifully aged and many pieces have bits or pieces of corals on them. There's a slew of Gorgonians still in the tank and a lot of nice macro algae. I'd like to get $150 for all the live rock, including any corals/macros attached There's also 40 pounds or so of live sand, I can throw in a Gorgonian or so to sweeten the deal, $35. I also have 4 tank bred yellow striped cardinal fish, they readily take any food you throw at them, $25 each, and a dragon faced pipefish $20 (eating who knows what in the tank). If you're interested in the Vega's/pumps or the tank (65 gallon acrylic, 29 gallon sump) PM me. I'll get some photos of things this weekend but those in the New Orleans area that want first dibs, PM me. I'm going to keep my 25 gallon rimless cube, so I'm definitely not getting out of the hobby. I've read enough lately about moving tanks that 400 gallons of terrariums and a 25 gallon marine cube will be hard enough. After this post doc hopefully I'll land that dream job and can buy a house and build a system like many of you have.
  18. Fish, live rock and live sand in New Orleans

    All sold, thanks. I'll list my lights separately.
  19. Fish, live rock and live sand in New Orleans

    It's an older controller style but works fine. Took a bit to settle in but it's now as quiet as my newer one. I'd take $160 for it.
  20. Fish, live rock and live sand in New Orleans

    I've stacked them tall to have fish swim in and out, They can be set up how ever you'd like. I have a bit more in the sump but as I recall it was 50 pounds total. Each piece is different but the bigger ones are (very very rough estimates) 1' wide, 2' long each. From what I recall when I set it up there's 3 big pieces and a number of smaller pieces to connect them.
  21. Fish, live rock and live sand in New Orleans

    Excuse the coraline algae on the acrylic. The lights were just ramping up this morning when I snapped a quick shot. The purple you see on the rocks is blue ochtodes, the red macro is dragon's breath. There's a number of nice sized colonies in it.
  22. Fish, live rock and live sand in New Orleans

    Forgot to mention there's a good amount of zoanthids on the rocks including a nice colony of around 10 Red Hornet zoanthids and some Riccordia, etc. included in the price. That should sweeten the deal up a great big for someone.
  23. Good beginner LPS?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ULTRA-LE-The-EasyCoral-Stunner-aiptasia-Anemone-Live-coral-chalice-zoanthid-/261276313589 I know it's a bit expensive but I was thinking about adding one of these to my nano for the following reasons: 1) Likelihood to maintain value (looks fancy and has a fancy name) 2) Ease to culture and multiply 3) The advertisement just kind of sold me on it. I guess the only real downside is the price, but I'm willing to give up my health insurance if there's a good chance I can sell frags of it for a substantially discounted price (since it will multiply fast) and then I'll make my money back, plus then be able to make some in addition. I have an AI nano for lighting, do you think that's strong enough for it to really do well?
  24. Good beginner LPS?

    I heard a rumor that much like the "Kirk's palythoa" there's also one like this type named after you too-- is that true?
  25. Rimless nano reef tank

    I have a rimless 12" cube aquarium that I recently upgraded. These make fantastic, very clean, nano aquariums. Included is the aquarium, foam mat (essential to not damage the tank), stand and acrylic clips and lid. At one point I had 4 of these up and running (now down to 2) and they're really stellar and give the clean look that I really like. I'd like to get $85 for the whole setup and I'm located in Uptown New Orleans. If you're interested I have 2 Koralia nano's (420 gph) and a small canister filter available as well (for a bit extra) if you want a turn-key nano reef ready tank. See my 18" build if you want to see how these can look when completed.