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  1. ericd000

    New Member First Time Reef Keeper

    Welcome to Bayou Reefkeeping Freddie! Let's see some pics! As for your question, I'd have to say, I wish someone would have warned me how addictive the hobby is.
  2. ericd000

    RedStickReefer's Dream Build

    Jury is still out on the speed of media usage for me. It’s only been running about 3 weeks now. I got one of the jumbo reactors from BRS and the first full lasted about 2 weeks before I noticed the pH trending lower. I refilled it just before I went on vacation so I’m hoping without me in the house for hours each day it will last a little longer. I think if 2 weeks is the average for me, the 7lb bag of media would last me about 6 weeks @$35 or so per bag. I should add that I also drilled holes for a couple of 1/4” tubes to the outside that I now use to push air to a couple of air stones in the sump. I now have them running into a standing piece of PVC so most of the bubbles don’t get into the sump. Originally I had it feeding the skimmer intake and only saw a 0.02-0.04 average improvement in pH, and would still range from 7.9-8.07 on a daily cycle. After the scrubber it stays stable higher. I have the pH probe on the CaRX set to 6.5 currently.
  3. ericd000

    RedStickReefer's Dream Build

    I added a CO2 scrubber to my tank with the Reactor and it’s been doing a good job at keeping the pH in a tolerable range of 8.07- 8.16. My only complaint is that the purple shift in the BRS media is very slight if the light isn’t just right or you toss a few pieces of new media on it to compare.
  4. ericd000

    RedStickReefer's Dream Build

    Good to hear Jensen. Hopefully things are on the upswing.
  5. ericd000

    RedStickReefer's Dream Build

    Did you let Adam know that it RTN on you? Sucks to hear that man.
  6. ericd000

    RedStickReefer's Dream Build

    Nice grabs. The pop of yellow in that Teen Wolf looks extra nice. Hopefully one day I can snag a frag from you. If I ever order directly from BC I'll likely go overboard and need to take out a loan... Took care of the duplicates for you.
  7. ericd000

    RedStickReefer's Dream Build

    Good luck man.
  8. ericd000

    BRK meet at Aqua Hut

    Aqua Hut is running the following special sales for the meet:Reef Nutrition buy 2 get 1 free Rods Food buy 2 get 1 free Livestock/coral buy 2 get 1 free (Does not include snails or hermits)*Free item of equal or lesser value of lowest item of the 2 purchased*Door Prize drawings will begin at 1:00!Up for grabs are:1. 24” current USA Eflux light2. Refractometer3. Current USA Eflux double pump wave maker kit4. Large mag float scraper kit5. Fluval 13.5 gallon EVO 6. 7 - 6 oz Reef Nutrition foods7. Fluval 160 gallon salt mix8. 4 gift cards $50 each to Aqua Hut. 9. 5 bundle packs Rods Food.*Each attendee will receive 1 free ticket on arrival. Winning any item removes your ticket from the remaining drawings. Must be present to win.*
  9. ericd000

    BRK meet at Aqua Hut

    ATTENTION! The BRK meet at Aqua Hut is not a frag swap. Outside frags will not be allowed inside the store. There will not be a holding tank provided for any livestock brought to trade. The Aqua Hut team will be running a special sale during the meet. The door prize drawings will begin at 1:00. Come on out and join us! We hope to see you all there.
  10. ericd000

    RedStickReefer's Dream Build

    I did a couple of searches and found a few threads that mention that happening. Usually with people dosing kalk along with 2 part... As I'm doing. Definitely seemed to be concentrated around the base of the rocks. Oh well, I'll have to keep an eye on it. I don't want to contemplate going bare bottom. I don't like the look.
  11. ericd000

    RedStickReefer's Dream Build

    Sucks to hear about your tank troubles man. I noticed that my Caribsea special grade doing something similar on the backside of my rock scape when I went to vac it on Saturday. Which is weird since the only difference there is it doesn't get direct light, and the front of the rocks was fine, except for the cyano.... I guess its only been 2-3 weeks since I went to vacuum the sand bed, so it wasn't bad enough were I couldn't break it up quickly with the vac tube, I just still have some clumps back there. I wonder if that is where your CA/ALK has been going... I've been dosing 200ml + per day for weeks, on top of a gallon or more of kalkwasser... Could it be that the sand is sucking it up? I literally have no visible coraline in my tank, but if I stop dosing I will drop from 8.5 to 7.0 in less than 2 days. I only have 5-6 smallish frags of stuff that would have any sort of CA/ALK demand, and that stuff isn't really growing yet.
  12. ericd000

    And it continues... 300DD In-wall Build

    Thanks guys. That's almost exactly how I envisioned it when I bought it. Too bad it wasn't a 6' long painting.
  13. ericd000

    And it continues... 300DD In-wall Build

    Diatoms and cyano still in full swing currently. Getting ready to dose chemiclean. While preparing for maintenance today, I decided I needed to finally hang up that painting I picked up on vacation last year. What do you folks think?
  14. ericd000

    Frag Tank Photos, I have awakened!

    Some very nice pieces in there man. Those acans!
  15. ericd000

    Forums vs Social Media

    I am totally not a fan of how the information is presented and the lack of control we have over what is posted. I for one do not tend to scroll more than a couple of screens when I have time to look at it, so I miss most of the discussion. There is no way to easily get back to what you were reading if you leave it. Not to mention the personal information creep that goes with it. Did I really need to know that 'CuttleKissed43' is really a 77 year old grandfather, with 34 grand kids who likes BBQ and overly hoppy beer? *Just an example, don't believe we have any such member here*