Amphispur

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About Amphispur

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  • Birthday 11/16/1997

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    UWF, Pensacola, Fl
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    Marine fish breeding, copepods, live algaes

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  1. Turning on/off Maxi Jet Powerheads on a Cycle?

    They had some chaeto as it turned out. Chaeto mixed in with the coulipera, so my reactor is now 90% chaeto and 10% caulipera. Should i take out the caulipera by hand so there is just chaeto?
  2. UWF's Saltwater Reef System

    Hey guys, So here is the reef system that I am in charge of on campus. I'm sorry I can't get a full front tank shot, but the algae is so bad on the glass that it will take my coworker a while to get rid of it all. It's acrylic, pretty sure around 120 gallons or so? We're wanting to setup the tank to the left of it as a giant refugium, but we cannot drill into the tank to plum. I was thinking of doing a "U" plumbing system in between the two tanks, but I'd love your ideas as well. Currently there is a hawkfish, three yellowtail damsels (yes yes I know... not by choice), a midas blenny, a bangaii cardinalfish, and a tomini tang (Don't expect a picture of him... he is quite shy and only comes out to eat after I walk away from the tank). http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y462/Amphispur/19756135_1831600840200478_522814134_n_zpsnb9t1szt.jpg http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y462/Amphispur/19858514_1831600790200483_1885359571_n_zpsbzqmag3h.jpg http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y462/Amphispur/19894499_1831600853533810_1239100359_n_zpskkt4dkri.jpg http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y462/Amphispur/19874061_1831600833533812_1542657594_n_zpsfenrgnkt.jpg http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y462/Amphispur/19873828_1831600786867150_1349557203_n_zps2sqamjns.jpg http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y462/Amphispur/19883581_1831600866867142_1267086564_n_zpskvzrsdoi.jpg
  3. Turning on/off Maxi Jet Powerheads on a Cycle?

    Quick question, my LRS only has coulipera and red leaf macro algae. Which would be better?
  4. Turning on/off Maxi Jet Powerheads on a Cycle?

    Working on getting the materials still, they didn't have an led strip light so since I'm home for the 4th (in Tampa) I'm going to go to Home Depot and grab one and then grab some macro algae on my way out.
  5. Turning on/off Maxi Jet Powerheads on a Cycle?

    Found out my RO answers.... we get our SW made from the EPA and they filter it (I have no idea how good this is, I'm looking into it now), and our fresh water is tap (SHOCKED) so I'm going to be doing runs from the lecture hall to the facility to get about ~50-75 gal of pure RO water when i can.
  6. Turning on/off Maxi Jet Powerheads on a Cycle?

    Water changes are weekly, 30%. I try to remove the algae daily if possible, but most of the time it's every few days, as far as the RODI I'll get back to you on that as I have not been sadly, and same with the filter changes as to be frank I don't know where they are located. Algae type is brown algae, with very little green algae.
  7. Turning on/off Maxi Jet Powerheads on a Cycle?

    Just replaced them about a month or two ago. I've been keeping the whites off and just running the blues for a bit
  8. Algaebarn.com

    I'm from CO so I knew the guy he's amazing and I recommend him 100%! I bought a few once to replenish my tank and they did the job just fine.
  9. Turning on/off Maxi Jet Powerheads on a Cycle?

    I think I'm going to go with the converting a canister filter to a macroalgae reactor. I just need to get some led lights and some source for the macro algae. Do you think you could lead me in the right direction to who on the forum has macro algaes?
  10. Turning on/off Maxi Jet Powerheads on a Cycle?

    I'll do my best to get a front tank shot, probably should have mentioned this earlier but the tanks face the outside. They are shaded and covered but some light can obviously pass through... as I said. Nightmarish caring for haha
  11. Turning on/off Maxi Jet Powerheads on a Cycle?

    I'm also going to test our water we use real quick to make sure there are no phosphates in it
  12. Turning on/off Maxi Jet Powerheads on a Cycle?

    Here's some pictures of the tank the second is an experimental algae scrubber with what I could find around our marine facility. We have a spare Two Little Fishies PhosBan reacted as well I can use if it'll fix the problem, among other things.
  13. Turning on/off Maxi Jet Powerheads on a Cycle?

    Thanks for all the help moat, I'm leaving my dorm now and I'll get you those pictures. The water is RODI, I wanted to be sure of that before I even tried to counteract this algae. Water parameters are in the norm, phosphates rarely get above 1. But it also doesn't count for the "hidden" phosphates that can get trapped in the rock. (If that's not a thing please correct me, I was out of the hobby itself for two years but I seem to recall something like that)
  14. Turning on/off Maxi Jet Powerheads on a Cycle?

    Thanks Moat! yeah, I've had refugiums and scrubbers in the past, my problem with this tank (and how it is set up) essentially it's a standalone tank without any sump, sitting on top of concrete blocks. I may start another thread to ask for help/how to redesign it that way I can have a full plan for my professor/boss Another problem I'm having to deal with is the back is painted dark blue, and the lip on the tank is about 4" out, so my normal HOB algae scrubbers are out of the question. Ideas?
  15. Hey all, the university has a nice display tank I care for, and we have major algae problems so I want to "randomize" tank flow to help get rid of some of the algae. I was thinking we have quite a number of maxi jets, so I'd set them up into two systems: one with 2-3 maxi jets, and one with 3-4. (Rough numbers, I'm not looking at the tank rn to check.) Could I set the pumps up on 30 minute intervals? (Home Depot timers) or would this be too much strain on the pumps? thanks!!! Zach