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    Rags2Riches - The Learning Curve. 125g, Apr 17, 2019 at 4:28 PM
  1. RichtheReefer21


    Know anyone looking to startup a QT?
    (If yes read post before this one please)
    I'm sorry in advance. I know I may have abused that tag here. But I've been out of a job for 5 months and trying to make ends meet.

    I feel like a gambler with a problem or something. LoL
  2. HOTEL CORALLINE 75 gallon, Apr 14, 2019 at 3:34 PM
  3. norfolkgarden



    Was setting up for hand feeding again like normal.
    Uncover the front 6" glass tops.
    Place a folded 2"x2" square of nori on each of the 3 clips we use to prevent too much competition.

    Go and chop up some frozen clam for hand feeding.

    Hand feeding the fish the usual half a mini clam.

    Notice yellow tang and a yellow 'coris' wrasse are missing.

    Yellow tang was wedged in the rocks and 4th wrasse is on the floor.

    Not a good tank day.
  4. I received a box of rocks today., Apr 12, 2019
  5. NY_Caveman


    After whites out

    Looks okay. The bubble is just about completely gone. I am getting some Cyanobacteria and hair algae, but that will take care of itself. I just need to get my hands a little dirty this weekend in a few spots. The city flushed the pipes last weekend and browned the water. I skipped making RO/DI and missed a scheduled water change and cleaning.

    Not too worried. I just like sharing a few #HonestyInReefing pictures. The broad mix of critters in our tank are thriving and that is what matters.

    Turbo snail hugging a Rainbow Acanthastrea.

    Picasso is still guarding corals

  6. R2R Tips and Tricks, Apr 11, 2019
  7. NY_Caveman

    Hashtags #
    Hashtags are always preceded by the number symbol (#). Hashtags allow you to follow specific content. For example I often use the hashtag #HonestyInReefing. You can click on any hashtag and get a pop up window that offers in the upper right for you to "Watch Tag".

    If you click it you will get an Alert any time someone uses that hashtag. You can make a hashtag out of any word and follow it. Some hashtags are used to get help on R2R. For example, as part of Reef Squad I follow their hashtag. If anyone summons #ReefSquad I get an alert. Any user can follow that hashtag if they wish to help out (I followed it long before joining Reef Squad). Another good one is #Mods. If, for example, a new user wants to change their user name or move a thread to a more appropriate forum, you can summon mods to help them with that hashtag (only moderators need follow the mods hashtag).

    You can search for and see a list of popular hashtags here

    EDIT: Apologies for summoning everyone.

  8. Vibrant Liquid Aquarium Cleaner * Discussion Thread, Apr 2, 2019
  9. Brew12

    Liking it is just fine. Going through problems like this is important for gaining knowledge. I have always tried to be very open about any problems I have had with my systems. I do need to use the #honestyinreefing hashtag more often though. Anyone who follows my build thread knows that problems and pests exist and that reef keeping isn't always easy. But, I learn from each and every challenge and hope others can learn from reading instead of repeating.
    Even with a current algae issue, I can still post a shot like this (taken yesterday) after not having done more than clean the glass for 2 weeks. A side shot of my system.
  10. Rags2Riches - The Learning Curve. 125g, Apr 1, 2019
  11. RichtheReefer21

    I dont know if this falls under #honestyinreefing or #readthedirectionsidiot

    Prolly the 2nd one. So this whole time, I have had the two "outside" gaskets inside the overflow box, between the locknut for the bulk head and the inside wall of the box.... yaaa... so... before I started dremmeling... I found this...

    Needless to say, I've had the gaskets in the wrong place this entire time.

    ::::Big breaths::::

    They are now in the correct position which is between the glass and the box.

    <---- I'm with stupid
  12. Raege's 75 Gallon Adventure, Mar 21, 2019
  13. Raege

    Thank you fir the kind words gotta share it all good bad ugly #honestyinreefing if someone avoids my screwup awesome if it lets em know they arent alone in screeing up and that it can work out cool as well
  14. Rags2Riches - The Learning Curve. 125g, Mar 17, 2019
  15. RichtheReefer21

    Cant forget the graveyard of reefer's past...

    I coulda bought a trigger sump for the cost of my losses in coral. I'm sure there will be more. Meh. Patience grasshopper.

  16. The richreef saga 125g, Mar 12, 2019
  17. RichtheReefer21


    We should request a #HiR thread for people to put their wall of shame on for display and repent to the reef gods for their sins.

    Heres mine.

    At least the new skimz frag rack is getting used. ;Greedy;Hurting