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  1. Ricordeas available

    I'll take them unless they're already spoken for.
  2. Looking for chaeto

    Thanks Keith, we need to gtg soon man.
  3. Water Quality for Coral

    25-30ppm here in Navarre: I've lived in cities where the TDS of the tap was in the 100s.
  4. Looking for chaeto

    Please let me know if you have any to sell, or have seen any for sale at a Pensacola or Fort Walton LFS. TIA
  5. I think a more likely explanation is there were some zoas or palys on the same rock that he didn't notice. Perhaps inside a crevice or buried under the xenia.
  6. Complete 40g Breeder peninsula

    If you decide to part out, I would be interested in the lights, PH monitor and probably some of the livestock. But hopefully you can sell the entire system, as it does look beautiful!
  7. Bio pellet reactor

    I've used BRS biopellets in both their reactor and a Phosban 150. Works great for reducing nitrates, but both get clogged easily and require maintenance. It's important to use filter socks when running a reactor down in your sump, to keep the foam prefilter (somewhat) free of debris. Also, you want the reactor's output to be near your skimmer's input and expect more waste to be exported into the collection cup.
  8. 180 Gallon Dream (Now Reality)

    Looks good! Love the CBB!
  9. We have clownfish!

    Nice looking clowns!
  10. Louisiana Reef Club would like to invite everyone to a shrimp boil and frag swap on March 10th, 1-6pm. Location: Coral Connection 2637 Delaware Ave # B Kenner, LA 70062 More info & please RSVP here: Pics of last year’s shrimp boil below. Hope to see you there!!!
  11. Holley-Navarre Water

    I went ahead and bought a Maxcap just to play it safe: You know how it goes... You lose livestock to something unknown, and then start second guessing your decision not to use DI water. Hopefully I won't have to change the membrane/DI resin too often. However, I will still post tap water nitrate, phosphate, silicate results once I get my new test kits.
  12. I'm doing some testing on the tap water here in Navarre and wanted to share my results. My day started off by contacting Holley-Navarre Water & Sewer, and they confirmed they only treat the tap water with chlorine (NOT chloramine) mainly to combat the smell of Hydrogen Sulfide in the water. I've taken many TDS readings of the tap water in the 3 months since we moved here and it is always within 25-30ppm (which is OUTSTANDING for tap water BTW). I also tested the tap water for the following: Ammonia: 0 Free Chlorine: 0.5ppm Alkalinity: 40ppm pH: 6.6 Total Hardness: 30ppm *Some really soft water* (I need to order new nitrate, phosphate, silicate test kits.) Armed with this information, I called Jeremy @ Spectrapure, and he confirmed I technically would only need RO water for fish - relying heavily upon the carbon block to remove the Hydrogen Sulfide and chlorine. If any Hydrogen Sulfide reached the membrane, it would exhaust it very quickly (so invest in a really good carbon block .) Whether or not RO water would be good enough for corals/inverts will depend upon my forthcoming nitrate, phosphate, silicate tests (will post those soon). Also, too much phosphate & silicate would fuel nuisance algae even in a fish only, unless I wanted to run GFO nonstop. So, I might still want to use RODI for everything or at the very least use a SilicaBuster for the final stage. More to come!
  13. Trying to convince my wife that we NEED to go to this!
  14. My 100 Gallon

    That's a nice looking tank!