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You get it by removing coral ILLEGALLY from the Philippines! SMH! DON'T DO IT!
Seriously what are these people thinking? I know this was probably someone looking to make a profit but what goes through these peoples mind?
From the photos it looks like the coral might die as well.
FB Story Here or read the quote below.
Ok I'll just go ahead and admit it. It's embarrassing though. I hate it. I want to change it. I have tried everything.
I suck at keeping sps.
I love all types of corals. I love moving and swaying corals. I love corals that grow in little button colonies. I love those monstrous big mouthed meaty corals that love to eat! But I also love colorful sticks and protruding acro polyps.
In the past I have kept some some acros and montipora successfully but as of the last few years success has been pretty abysmal. I should also say that over the past few months I have been doing "ok" with a few tester frags but I'm tired of tester frags! I want to buy some NICE pieces but I'm afraid. To those that can grow them like weeds it even seems as easy as riding a bike but I'm stuck here with bike and still have the training wheels on.
Encourage me please!
Enlighten me please!
Teach me please!
Whine with me please!
What about you? Do you like SPS corals and wish you could keep them more successfully?
@Sahin's Sps Dominated Reef for fun....
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I have a Red Sea Reefer 170 and like most people I've become tired of cleaning filter socks. As a result, I spent some time searching then internet for inspiration and came up with an alternative that works pretty well using a filter pad. So, here is what I came up with and the steps I used to make it:
1. I cut the sock portion off a filter sock so I ended up with the plastic ring.
2. I searched the Dollar Tree store, Walmart, and any other store I could think of that might have a plastic container to fit the plastic ring. I finally found a liter bottle at a store call Tap Plastic.
3. I cut the top portion of the bottle off and placed the ring around the top of the bottle. I used silicone to glue the two pieces of plastic together (inside top and outside).
4. I then marked a series of holes approx. 1/2" up from the bottom of the bottle, all around the bottle. I used a 1/4" drill bit and drilled the holes in approx. 1" segments around the circumference. You may need more or less holes, or bigger, depending on your flow. I got lucky and my initial pattern worked great without raising or lowering my sump water height.
5. Once the silicone is dry and the holes are drilled, then I cut a piece of filter pad to fit inside the bottle. You can fill it as full as you'd like. I chose to use a single layer on the outside edge so the water can flow down into the bottle, then though the floss and out the holes.
6. You could make two and simple pull one out and insert another with a clean filter pad or just pull the dirty pad out and replace with clean pad. Easy Peezy, Lemon Squezzy, no filter sock to clean. So far its been three days and everything it working great. I figure if I can get a week out of a filter pad it will be worth it.
There are needs and wants in this hobby and IMO the wants have far outstripped the needs. The "Must haves" are yesterday's not going to never need. The only autos I have are the programmes on my lights and an ATU. Who needs anything more. IMO just more to go wrong. Maintainance, things to worry about and not to mention expense. Of course those who have all the gizmos will defend them after all they cost you an arm and a leg.
I realize the topic of QT is often discussed and quite frankly debated. I'm curious though to how many people actually do use some type of QT method. Feel free to discuss your methods but the poll simply asks whether you use a QT or not, and if so, what "items" are QT'd prior to going in your display.
An often debated topic, but let's see which salt mix people prefer. Feel free to discuss reasons or particulars in the thread below. I personally use Red Sea Blue Bucket. Switched over to blue bucket from the Coral Pro quite a while ago for the lower dKH.
Let’s discuss power outages as it can happen to any of us, for any number of reasons. The northeast is bracing for another winter battle so maybe it’s a chance to see how folks prepare for an outage. What do you use a backup power options, specifically for your tank(s). If you’re lucky enough to have a whole house generator with auto transfer switch, then you’re golden. But for others, what are your plans? If you're new to the hobby, you need to have a plan!
There are many, many ways to handle this and I've tried to include the most common methods. Feel free to discuss your plans in details as it may help others down the road.
I'm currently in the early stages of what will be my 180g build. Most my equipment is chosen but I can't make up my mind on what sump to run.
Usually I'm all about water volume and fitting the largest sump possible under the tank but some of these sumps seem so well planned out and efficient Im tempted to with something smaller like a GEO sump or Trigger or custom by AA.
Then there's the price. Do i want to spend close to what i dropped on the display for something thats going to be hidden under the tank?
So lets see those sumps here at R2R! Please include:
What you look for when sump shopping/requirments you want met
Any other sump knowledge and or experiences youd like to share!
Main issue im running into is finding a sump at a decent price that accepts 3 - 1.5" drains
I meant to have other* as a poll option. Maybe a mod can correct it?
So I went to go get another bag of the Carbon I’ve been using from my LFS because I had run out and tomorrow is water change day but apparently it’s no longer available. So my question is what activated Carbon is everyone using? I’ve been using the Acurel Activated Carbon Pellets (pic attached) mainly because they were available at the LFS literally across from my house and it’s cheap. I run Carbon due to keeping several different types of BTA’s which like to go to war with each other at times. Because of this I have to change my carbon bag out every 3-4 days. So input as to which Carbon everyone is using would help. I was thinking maybe Chemi-Pure? Is it regenerable? Thanks in advance!
Happy New Year R2R Family! (well almost at the time of this writing)
I wanted to end this year by saying THANK YOU for the best year ever here at R2R! We've accomplished many things as a reefing community here and I could not be any more proud of such a fine group of people that we have here.
We've had an awesome year and we have a pretty exciting 2019 lined up as well! We've grown at a tremendous rate all the while keeping our family oriented community roots in place! We've been through ups and downs together, enjoyed each other's company, tanks and support. We've learned, grown, upgraded, downgraded, raised $20,000+ for kids and so much more!
We have seen 2.2+ Million people visit the forums who viewed over 50 million pages! We surpassed 100,000 registered users and over 5 million posts! It's been a banner year!
Our team, as always has been amazing. If you only knew how hard each of them work in the background you would be impressed by how much they care. The time and effort they put into this community in invaluable. THANK YOU to all the team including the Team R2R Mods, Reef Squad, Reef Squad Leaders, Forum Experts, Reef Club Leaders, Admins and everyone else who works continuously to make R2R the premier go to platform for Saltwater Reef Aquariums!
Thank you to all of the members for believing in R2R, sharing with one another, teaching, learning, asking questions, keeping tank threads and everything else you do to keep R2R a bustling hub for reefing.
Thank you to all the sponsors of the community for not only advertising but really being a part of the community by interacting with the community on a daily basis. Thanks for answering questions and providing great customer service for your products and services.
We had a great year but I'm more excited about R2R than ever before! We are currently working on a new look for R2R with the same awesome forum functions you already know and love but with even more options to make reefing better! We will be rolling out the new look and options hopefully in January. We also have refined our idea for a better market to make more useful tools instead of trying to totally reinvent what we do here including more thread tools for buying, selling and trading along with a more robust rating and review system to help you find the best of the best sellers and traders. This year we also want are finally going to put together a BEST of the BEST list for the year in products and services and you'll help us do that! We the community will decide and award the most deserving companies.
That being said we will also rely on you, the members, to help us forge a new and better path into the the future of reefing by providing us with ideas, information and data.
So with all this said I would like to ask you a questions.
How do you feel you were impacted by R2R this year either on a reefing level or personal level? Would you mind sharing a few words with us?
I’ve always fed my tangs nori or some other seaweed type food but I haven’t in a long time now! Maybe a year or so not too sure. My rocks are clean and my tangs are FAT!
What about you?
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Please post some pics of corals on your back glass or overflows.
So here are a few pics that I saw floating in an old post recently:
What are some things you've done with skulls or other cool forms in your reef?
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