Bob Loblaw

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    Powerhead needed, suggestions?

    Probably the 6105 but really depends on the flow you need. Most of the Tunze are controllable now---
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    Powerhead needed, suggestions?

    Tunze would be my only other option, but I don't know if I'll ever stray from Ecotechs due to the external power cord. I do think Ecotechs quality control is slipping as they grow though.
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    New light

    It's probably the strip LED. Most of those aren't up to snuff for host nems and why it's pink instead of red. You're going to need to light acclimate it to the Kessil. That's going to be a monster PAR/PUR jump. Not sure if that Kessil is adjustable but if not, use some egg crate, diffuser, screen. or the like to acclimate. Shrinking is likely related to inadequate lighting as the zoax provides energy which aids in digestion. Nem may not be getting all of the nutrients out of its meals. Pink RBTAs, while attractive, are not an example of a healthy BTA. They should always be a dark color. Same goes for the really pretty neon yellow/green GBTAs.
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    December 2017 POTM Submission thread (Anything goes)

    @Phatboy.,,, time for a vote
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    Aquaculture Nursery Farms

    How many are in there?
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    Aquaculture Nursery Farms

    Never heard of them; I'd be amazed if they're still kicking if they don't come tonight. I went the Royal Reefs route for amphipods and was completely satisfied with the product but their communication could use some work. I dump hundreds of amphipods (back into tank) out of my filter sock every time I change them. You are welcome to them if you want but there is a catch. Tank is currently fallow due to Velvet. Jan 12 is the 6 week mark where no Velvet could survive w/o a host.
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    GNA vs RHA

    Post a pic of the algae. Some of the Rhodos are pretty invasive and will out compete the Chloros. Mike are you dosing for the Chaeto? I had a similar issue with my Pax Bellum. Insane growth which stalled out and started getting GHA. The Pax came with some supplements to dose which I hadn't been using. Started dosing, GHA went away and growth went back into overdrive. IIRC, the reactor is so efficient that the chaetos growth strips iron out of the water too quick which stalls growth
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    RedStickReefer's Dream Build

    That's a crazy amount of pods. I ordered 1/2 that for the 300 and those bastads cover the glass. Same goes with amphipods. Ordered 1000 from RoyalReefs and I dump hundreds out of the socks when changing them.
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    Overrun with RBTA

    All of mine are long gone.
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    Mark's Marine artificial rock info

    Did Mark still own the shop 3-4 years ago? I know he sold it shortly after moving locations but cant remember exactly when. IIRC the new owners reputation was even worse.
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    I'm running the 3 Radions over my 96"L x 30W x 24High. I bought four Radions before getting the tank and saw that 3 would work fine and returned the fourth. Light #4 would be have been overkill and unnecessary. I think 2 should do the trick for your tank. Consider electricity usage and heat from the halides and chiller as well.
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    Mark's Marine artificial rock info

    Never bought any of their artificial rock. Having shopped there for many years when they were the only game in town, I wouldn't be surprised if they cut corners on the rock to make an extra buck. Think that mentality is what ultimately led to their downfall, I'd replace it.
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    lighting t12 , MH or both

    That's going to be a ton of light unless you plan on mounting it pretty high up. Also factor in heat produced.
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    Fluval sp6 or jebao dct/dcs 9000

    I'd go with the Fluval out of the two. I have a few SP4s and they're fairly quiet. No experience with the Jebaos but overall not a fan of the brand.
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    lighting t12 , MH or both

    How deep is the tank? 400w can cook corals. I'd likely sell all and start with something else or save them for back up emergency lights.
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    10% OFF Neptune, Bubble King, GEO & more!

    Yowza, never new Bubble Kings went on sale.
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    RedStickReefer's Dream Build

    Glad to see you back! We moved and I'm just down the road from you on Green Trails if you need a hand with anything.
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    75 gallon stocking list

    One the numerous blennies (only one), firefish, basslets. Scratch the pistol shrimp idea, somehow missed you didn't have sand. The pinkbar isn't going to appreciate the lack of sand...
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    75 gallon stocking list

    I'd set up a rubble pile in the DT for pods to breed in addition to the fuge and place Mandarin in DT. It will decimate the population and likely starve if placed in fuge. I'd only add one more clown of the same species and smaller than the existing clown. The Chromis are going to kill each other off till one is left. The Pinkbar goby is a shrimp goby and may be worth pairing with a pistol.
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    Fish and Eel for sale

    Is the eel missing an eye?
  21. You read about tank crashes on the national boards and think that'll never happen to me. Well, it done did and it's a kick in the gut. Not knowing exactly what happened is especially painful. We moved into the new pad last night and for the first time in fifteen or so years I don't have any fish. Took the first step to remedy that. Went to Aquahut and wrote a check for a new one, Planet 96X30(wide)x24(tall) Eurobraced rimless. John said it'll probably take 5 weeks to arrive. Waiting isn't going to be fun but I've got a ton of rock to cook/cure and a new stock list to plan. Going to start looking for a new gig or two that I can hopefully have healthy for when the new tank arrives.
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    Pickin up the pieces(300 build)

    Stichodactyla gigantea aka Gig, species of carpet anemone Gigs in my old 75
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    Pickin up the pieces(300 build)

    I had the perfect fish room right behind the tank, one of the first things I thought of when initially looking at house. It's a fairly large storage room under the stairs. I planned to punch a whole in the wall and have a sweet setup room. Well, I should have bought the house before I got married. It's now full of brooms, vacuums, and other junk I never intend to use.
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    75 G Stocking

    Tang then Dottyback last. The rest can be added in any order. Dottback may bully the blenny.
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    November 2017 POTM submission thread (Fuzzy Sticks)

    Best I could offer would be some stick skeletons.