93 Cube for under a grand. It can be done... I think. UPDATED GRAND TOTAL! :)

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  1. dantimdad

    dantimdad Valuable Member R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor North Alabama Reef Club R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    OK so salifert results are 15ppm nitrate and .25 phosphate.

    I'm fine with that.

    I added a couple bacto balls and increased flow.
     
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    also 4 caps of microbacter 7
     
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    A nudi tank would be kinda fun. They are interesting little critters. A bit like sea monkeys on steroids.
     
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    dantimdad Valuable Member R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor North Alabama Reef Club R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Well, I think Sherry, as much as she likes you, wouldn't appreciate me showing you a nudie tank. :)
    ;Hilarious;Hilarious;Hilarious
     
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    I might try to raise nudibranchs. I haven't before and I think it might be interesting.

    Besides, if it works, I can sell them in the store.
     
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    So, the latest in the health saga.

    We have been having major issues since the stroke lowering my A1C. Well, we have hit on a combination of diet, exercise and meds that works. I went from a 9.2 down to a 6.9 in 88 days. NO INSULIN!
    YEAH!

    I also got the go ahead to get a weight bench but limited weights so I can start to work out again. Maybe now I can lose weight too. That is the weirdest part, is I have literally lost nothing in the last 60 days.


    Now the search begins for a bench and weight set that is affordable.
     
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    Oh, I forgot, the doctor took another look at my left ear. There is "something" lodged against my ear drum causing the hearing loss. They flushed and flushed and flushed and no luck. He prescribed drops to put in for a week and I go back to see if they can remove it safely. He said right now he is not comfortable with trying manual removal. If they can't next week, then I go to an ENT.
     
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    Love to here positive news on the health front.
     
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    I would go straight to the ENT. Why wait?

     
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    Because the nearest ENT to me or work has a 4 to 6 week wait time. It really sucks.
     
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    Thanks! Me too!
     
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    Best of luck and congrats of the progress u have achieved thus far. Our physiology naturally plateaus if we dont constantly come up with harder, new challenges in the exercise routine.

    I had problems with my right ear u til about 10 years ago, I finally went to the ENT and ran the gauntlet of testing. They figured out my eustacion (sp?) Tube in my inner ear had never developed, at all. It's the tube that drains ur inner ear of moisture. So my entire life I had fluid in my ears and we never could figure out why. 2 surgeries later and a removal of a growth due to the moisture and I have corroded inner-ear bones. (The ones that pick up vibrations and allow u to make sense of the noise)

    Was a long drawn out process and still have 65%+ loss in that ear. Best of luck with that as well. Ear ops are so uncomfortable. Feels like ur brain is bein probed.
     
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    OK, so we all know that purchasing through Amazon can be iffy sometimes.

    I ordered salifert nitrate and phosphate test kits and one was missing the vial. After searching for over an hour I finally found a phone number of the supposed vendor who sold it to me.

    Turns out that wasn't the vendor that actually sold it. However, it was the number for saltwateraquarium.com. The guy on the phone was very helpful. He offered to go ahead and ship me a vial for free anyway. I decided he was so nice and helpful, I ordered the calcium kit from him on the spot.

    Amazing customer service is what I look for way more than price. So, whenever I order now, I will look at them first.

    Just had to post this.
     
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    count krunk Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I think I will also try my hand at Berg breeding. Once I have to 40 going. Which is actually getting close. Finishing up the sump then it's time to plumb
     
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    Let's compare notes as we go along.
     
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    count krunk Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Any idea on tank size? Seems like number of aip is more important.. I ask as I will have a spare 10g laying around. Would be easy to start with
     
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    I think I am going to do the aptasia in a 2.5 gallon tank. No filter, just a light, heater, rock and air stone for movement.

    The nudibranchs I will keep in a tank I am putting together that's about 6.5 gallons with just a heater, light and an air stone.

    I don't have a ton of room but there is enough for these two small tanks. Plus, I already have everything laying around.
     
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    Okay I will be good with a 10g then for sure.

    I have some breeder bound rock in it now so I will need to get something else cooking for a month or so before I start this.
     
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    They appear to all be alive. I was expecting them to be a bit bigger, but, I will take healthy.

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    Just a suggestion; maybe you guys should start a "Breeding Nudies" thread.
     
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