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  4. Complete setup for sale

    Would you happen to have any pictures of the 30 gallon, stand and sump? Thanks
  5. Complete setup for sale

    Price drop $120. Tank/stand and 10 gal diy sump is empty and cleaned up ready to go. Tank is a 30 gal cube 20x20x18 on a black stand. Silicone seems are black as well. Tank is drilled with 2 one inch drains and a 3/4 inch return. Overflow is a reefcreators black acrylic. All plumbing is included. Plumbing has ball valve on return line and all three lines have quick disconnects. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  7. I haven't fully settled between vinegar and vodka but was leaning to vodka due to laziness, so the dosing container would need refilling less often, lol. With about 270 gallons total volume hoped the amount of vodka needed in the end would be high enough for the Apex doser to be accurate enough in what it dosses. Thanks for the input as well, I'll skip the Marinepure. Water changes fixed my boo-boo and seems stable anyway, so will work from there again. REALLY happy I had my new trash can delivered to replace my salt mix vat that was leaking just in time though
  8. Sounds like an ok plan. 10 is not bad for nitrates though. and .02 for phosphates is about where lots of people try to keep theirs With the numbers you are describing I would not fool with the MarinePure. You may wish to look into vinegar dosing instead of vodka same premise as vodka , mainly because it is not as potent and could be easier to dial in your dose.
  9. Complete setup for sale

    I will take the light if you still have it
  10. Complete setup for sale

    Sorry, I just now noticed this reply. I am in Pace Fl. Near 5 points area.
  11. ***SOLD*** All livestock for sale

    All livestock is SOLD. Thank you.
  12. Long time, no see Just as before, I'm just creeping along slowly. However, I thought I was getting close and ran into some issues, and then made it worse The tank ran empty and dark for quite some time. Once lit and a little bit stocked I went through the usual. Diatoms, then a little GHA, both went away as expected. Then red turf showed up. I've never had it. N03 and PO4 both remained at/near undectable but knew the algae was taking it up. I swapped GFO more often and increased water changes. If I changed 30-40 gallons a day for a few days I saw it recede a TINY bit. This was also fueled by excessive feeding, but it was hard to feed just three fish in this big tank and have them actually find the food. Putting the foam on my MP-60's due to a little clown am sure is adding to it based on how dirty they are when rinsing them about every other day. Looking around the internet more I became sure it was cotton candy algae that came in on a little TBS rock I used to seed the dry rock. Well, I was making no headway I found that Mexican turbo snails was about the only thing that would eat it so hoped that would work. At least get the nutrients back into the water column where I could remove it. Only 8 of them, so in this 270 it likely wouldn't have worked anyway, but that's when impatience hit I decided I would try some snake oil since many reports on Vibrant was that it did work. Ingredients look like the same ultimate concept as vodka dosing, other than being a single hit. The Vibrant worked. It worked too well, and at a time where it was really bad timing. The algae died off fast and all those nutrients released over maybe a 4-5 day period. Bad part is I had a new sebae anemone from DFS and a LTA from SBreefs. The sebae went fast, then the LTA. Day after that all three good size cleaner shrimp were MIA so I now had two dead anemones and three shrimp on top of the nitrates already climbing. I would guess it was higher at some point, but that day I checked and it was up to 40ppm and nitrites were slightly detectable. Water change time again, 20-50 gallons a day again. IT now seems stable at least. Nitrates will drop to around 5ppm if changing about 20-30 gallons a day. If I skip the change it will climb to around 10 but seems to stabilize there right now. So, the question part... Long term I had intended to dose vodka anyway, so thinking to start that soon. My nitrates running 5-10ppm now. My PO4 though tops out at .02 so if I understand vodka dosing correctly my results will be limited with NO3 so high compared to PO4. I do run GFO, but it's past due to be changed. I am thinking though I could leave what's left of that GFO and start the vodka, slowly increasing it. Besides watching NO3 though, stop increasing it once PO4 appears to be exhausted, remove the GFO entirely, and get back to increasing the vodka after I see a little PO4 again? I have two empty compartments in sump/fuge so considering a marinepure block in one of them to if lucky help a little on the NO3 side so they are more balanced for the carbon dosing. I would move much slower than most articles I've read, and determining how much is safe to increase at a time I'm fine with, but I'm hesitant on simply starting, what to do with the GFO, overall order, etc. Good news is, even with those nutrients all back in the water column the algae is only regrowing in a small way. The clean up crew now seems to keep up and the kole tang who turned its nose up at the red algae is now continually eating on the rock which appears to only have a small resurgence of GHA and very little of that nasty red stuff If I can get past this nutrient issue I may finally be ready for some SPS frags. Hmmm, only took two years, lol.
  13. Clownfish sale till 3-18-18

    All clowns are tank raise and 1.5in+ Available clownfish: Gold Stripe Maroon : 1 for $15 or 2 for $25 Maine Mocha : 1 for $15 or 2 for $25 Wide Bar Mocha : 1 for $15 or 2 for $25 Black Ice : 1 for $35 or 2 for $60 Flurry : 1 for $45 or 2 for $75 Phantom : 1 for $45 or 2 for $75 Wyoming White : 1 for $45 or 2 for $75 Lightning Maroon : 1 for $60 or 2 for $100 Onyx Percula C-Quest line : 1 for $60 or 2 for $100 Ultra Black Ice : 1 for $60 or 2 for $100 Black Storm : 1 for $400 or 2 for $700 *Sales tax will be added to all items Aquaculture # AQ0227037 Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  14. Kessil users

    I agree the ai hydra is amazing
  15. Coralbox QP-9 NEW

  16. Kessil users

    That's a solid trade, the AI Hydra 52 HD is much more suitable for SPS corals. You probably could have gotten away with stuff like birdsnest with the AP160 but it would be stretch if you had a significant amount of space/water between the corals and light.
  17. DIY help

    Acrylic can be tricky but there are a ton of tutorials on YouTube, I would go there and watch like 20 different videos on acrylic panel bonding before I would even start the project.
  18. Smart ato

    I'm headed to elite aquatics in fort Walton sometime today
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    Pm sent Sent from my LGL84VL using Tapatalk
  20. Power heads

    2 koralia nano powerhead one needs a magnet plus an additional small power head for 25 bucks
  21. Smart ato

    I have a complete smart ato system with a new Westside magnet for 40 bucks
  22. DIY help

    Is anyone good with acrylic that can offer some advice? I'm trying to build a tank like the one in the image. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  23. Coralbox QP-9 NEW

    Brand new in box QP-9. Already have one and 2 is way too much flow in my tank. I did test to make sure everything functions correctly before selling. My loss is your gain. $70 firm. Not looking for any trades. Located in fort Walton beach. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  25. Sps and lps with a couple palys fs

    I’ll be at Cordova mall around 5pm
  26. Sps and lps with a couple palys fs

    Where and when in pensacola do u want to meet? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
  27. Want to buy calcium reactor

    I’ve got one that I can sell. Includes tank and media. Text me if interested and I’ll send pics. 8504494339. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  28. Complete setup for sale

    Where are you located? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  29. Want to buy calcium reactor

    Lol yea. And I don't know about you but I'm trying to keep CO2 out of my tank. It scares me ALOT more than dumping a weeks worth of Calcium Chloride. Sent from my SM-J700P using Tapatalk
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