Bob Loblaw

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  1. 10% OFF Neptune, Bubble King, GEO & more!

    Yowza, never new Bubble Kings went on sale.
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
  4. 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.
  5. Fish and Eel for sale

    Is the eel missing an eye?
  6. 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.
  7. Pickin up the pieces(300 build)

    Stichodactyla gigantea aka Gig, species of carpet anemone Gigs in my old 75
  8. 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.
  9. 75 G Stocking

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

    Best I could offer would be some stick skeletons.
  11. Huge Clump og Bubble Algae on Clam

    If it's big enough you should be able to twist it off without popping it. Mithrax crabs will eat Valonia if you can't manually remove it.
  12. New hobbyist

    Welcome aboard! Pics? I'm a fan of the soft corals myself.
  13. Pickin up the pieces(300 build)

    The rock in the middle came from BRS and was labeled "Fancy Fiji Branch". I only saw it listed the one time and bought 35# out of curiosity, wish I had bought more.
  14. Kirk_M's 120 gallon

    What dimensions did you go with?
  15. Rock for softies

    I have a decent amount of cured rock that isn’t going to fit into the new tank. Mix of BRS Pukani, Reef Saver, few pieces of Fiji I got from Marks years ago, and Real Reef Branch. Would like to trade it for softies and the invasive stuff- Xenia, GSP, Blue Clove...
  16. Pickin up the pieces(300 build)

    Yep. Cyclopeeze, which I wasn't expecting, and PE Mysid
  17. Pickin up the pieces(300 build)

    Had a 25% code at BZ so figured I better knock out a large chunk of the stocklist at one time. Still on the hunt for a juvie Blueface. BZ has a nice new feature. When you go to check out they normally have random crap you can add- nets, dry food, pods- stuff I've always skipped. They now have fish and inverts. Snagged 6 cleaner shrimp for $60
  18. Pickin up the pieces(300 build)

    Chuggin along
  19. Could you post a pic of the whole sump? Having a hard time picturing it as a whole. New socks always cause a skimmer to overfoam, once it’s been used and washed it won’t happen again.
  20. Pickin up the pieces(300 build)

    I went back and forth. T5s got the boot due to tank length. I had two 36" 8 bulbs which would probably would have worked but the thought of buying sixteen 36" bulbs a year when the 48 and 60" bulbs just cost a hair more chapped my ace. If someone made a 72" fixture/bulbs I probably would have stuck w/ T5s. I really considered halides and was pretty stoked to hear the hum again. I researched multiple fixtures and had them in my cart just waiting on a sale before I pulled the trigger. The longer I waited the more I thought about the heat they put out and the uncertainty of bulbs availability in the future. Johns big display at the Hut sold me on the Radions. Small, produce a good color, and they don't blind you like a halide would on a rimless- I can lay on my tank and stare at the Radions and not be blinded. The downside, and it's a big one to me, is I absolutely loathe having to use a computer to control them. I forgot about this as it's been a while since I had LEDs. Nearly smashed them all to bits when I was trying to get them going.
  21. Pickin up the pieces(300 build)

    I used the mounting kit that was on the old tanks and and tweaked it a bit with some 1/4” rebar and an all thread rod. Still need to clean up the wires a bit.
  22. Pickin up the pieces(300 build)

    Forgot to add I placed an order with BZ last night and snagged this rare SOB. 1st time I've seen it for sale Bella Sleeper Goby
  23. Pickin up the pieces(300 build)

    Up and running
  24. So upset right now!

    Feel your pain brother. Dont beat yourself up over it and concentrate on the future.
  25. Pickin up the pieces(300 build)

    Yeah buddy! Filled as much as I could. 55 gal drum, two 44 gal Brutes, and 280# of Special Grade got me kinda close to half way.