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Would you use dry coral or fish food that has expired? How far past the date would you use it? What is the danger of using old food? #askingforafriend
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5/9 - 5/10 - 5/11
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Member @Why-Me had a good suggestion for a poll. We're curious to see what people's thoughts are on Coralline algae. Do you just let it do its thing or do you try to control it in some manner. There was a poll on Sea Urchins earlier this week and it was discussed there. I for one just let it go because I've always been under the impression Coralline growth is a sign of a healthy tank.
So what's your take on CA?
Fellow reefer, im trying to get a feel for how many of you do ICP testing and which one you prefer.
If this is about knowing the 32 elements in your reef water, then why is there a cost difference? Excuse my ignorance or grammar. Just looking for input.
I have a poll, which one to pick and how many of you do it vs. dont. You can pick multiple answers!!!
Here is what i have questions about
Triton labs 50$
Thank you for your input #reefsquad
I remember when the zoa craze of 2004 hit and the world was changed forever! Well the aquarium world that is! Since that time many many different morphs have entered the trade and with it the prices increased! Old popular morphs lost value and excitement and new morphs broke record pricing.
That being said has the zoa machine slowed? Is it still as popular as it once was or am I the one who lost my zeal for those little beautiful animal buttons?
A few old school I don't see anymore...
Cat Eye (looks kinda plain but that yellow/green mouth popped)
Armageddon (not the fake ones)
Last year I did a Work Education course. Part of this course involved doing a bit of work experience. One of the places where I did work experience was a pet store that sells fish and reptiles. During the week that I spent there, one of the jobs I was given was putting a bucket load of Sea urchins in a tank. I didn't even know that people were allowed to keep Sea urchins. How popular are they with aquarium owners?
We did a poll on this a while back, but it's so often asked I'm curious to see the current trend. It may be interesting to compare to the prior poll to see what if anything has changed in the battle against these little boogers.
So list is long and I may have missed a method, so feel free to discuss your methods.
I have a titanium grounding probe that I always placed in my sump. Seeing as I am rebooting my 125 gal, I am wondering where everyone places their probes. My reasoning for placing the grounding probe in the sump is my hands are mostly in the sump during maintenance and so long as the main pump is pumping to the DT I will receive the benefit of having my DT grounded as well. What are your thoughts on this and where do you place your grounding probe and more importantly your reasoning?
ACANLORD LIVE SALE RULES
· Live Sale Date - April 21st
· Time - 11AM to 11PM (Central Time)
· We will post around 8 corals every 5 minutes at $10 or above throughout the sale. There will be a link under each picture which will then bring you to our website where you can complete your purchase.
Please Note: To keep things consistent and fair, you must purchase any coral $20 or above to purchase a coral $15 and below for a 1:1 ratio.
Please note: If this rule is not followed, we will have to issue a refund and repost the discounted corals.
· We will give you 1 free raffle ticket for each purchase as a thank you. (For example, if you buy 12 corals, you will earn 12 raffle tickets.)
· Post your “Check-ins” each hour for all 12 hours to qualify for 1 additional raffle ticket.
· We will post the raffle winners within the week following the live sale.
· There will be tons of giveaways which will include more than $1000 of free prizes!
· All purchases must be made through the website and you must have an AcanLord account prior to purchasing. Guest checkout will be unavailable.
· In order to ship successfully, a shipping module must be purchased for $39.99. This applies to ALL orders, no matter the order total. Preorders will receive 1 additional raffle ticket. (Does not apply to local customers, see further below.)
· In the rare event that you purchase a shipping module and don’t purchase a coral, we will happily issue a refund.
· Shipping modules will represent the date of shipping and not arrival date. (There are a limited number of ship outs on each day, so preorder to secure your ship date.) If a shipping module is not purchased, we won’t know what day to ship your order.
· We cannot be held responsible for shipping carrier delays which are out of our control. Therefore, we will not issue refunds due to these delays.
· All orders will be backed by our live arrival 10 day guarantee.
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· We will not combine orders for different people. Your payments should share the same email at checkout.
· Any orders placed after the sale can be combined with your live sale order. Please contact us ASAP so you don't miss your scheduled shipment.
· No additional discounts, coupons, or certificates apply.
· We ship only within continental US.
FREE LOCAL PICKUP! Please arrange a time with us to pickup your items so we can keep our orders organized. Earn a raffle ticket by RSVPing as "going" to our Facebook event.
· In order to make it a fair process, the first person to successfully complete their payment transaction will win the items in their cart. If your item is added to the cart, it is not secured until the payment is confirmed.
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· Most importantly, let’s remember why we got into this hobby and have a ton of fun, laughs, and collect some sweet new animals for our tanks!
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Does your tank take a back seat in the summer for other hobbies? I know when summer comes my tank doesn't take a back seat as far as maintenance (mostly auto) but I really don't get much as far as frags or livestock. I'm usually tinkering with the cars and going to car shows on the weekends. Can't wait. What is it your waiting for warmer weather to do?
Simple question in hopes of generating some conversation regarding potassium. Do you or do you not test for potassium? If so, what are you using to dose for it? I personally have never measured for it so I'm curious to see what folks are doing when it comes to K.
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Didn't make it to RAP last weekend? Join us this Saturday for our Live Sale with over 500 corals at over 50% discount. There will be lots of $5 and $10 corals through out the sale as well!
The Live Sale will take place in this thread. We will post a link, price, and image to each coral that you can purchase from our website. Everything is WYSIWYG, and first pay first serve. You must have an account registered on our website to make a purchase. So make sure you are logged in and ready as items will get sold fast.
On Saturday before the Live Sale starts, we will send a $15 coupon code to everyone on our mailing list that can be used in the Live Sale. All you have to do is subscribe to our mailing list. You can do so by doing either of the following:
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No other prior credit or coupon code can be used in this Live Sale. Our standard Guarantee Policy applies. No cancellation or substitutes on Live Sale orders. One ship out box per customer/no combining ship outs. You can however pick up for your friend.
There is no free shipping for the Live Sale. Our standard shipping fees apply ($20 for NY, NJ, and CT, and $45 everywhere else). You only have to pay shipping once when you check out the first time. After you will choose "Local pickup or combine with an existing order" so you don't have to pay shipping again. Local pick up is welcome. You must choose a shipping date and pay shipping on your first item or we will not know when to ship your order. Below is a screenshot of what you will see when you check out.
Every hour we will put one nice coral up on auction within the popular Auction section of our site. Each auction will run for an hour, with $1 starting bid at $1 increment and no reserve. Anyone that participates in every auction will qualify to win our grand prize of having 50% of the entire Live Sale order REFUNDED, including any auction winning! Note that the number of bids, the amount you bid, and whether you win or not will not affect your chance of winning. One entry per customer. This is an 8-hour Live Sale so there will be 8 auctions total. As long as you participate by bidding in every auction, you qualify! It's as easy as that! All winning auction must be paid for within 30 minutes or we will put it on Second Chances for others to buy. Please remember to read our Auction Rules and Policy before bidding. Abusers will be banned and disqualified!
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As the title states, should one with low nutrients also have low alk or vice versa? I'm kind of at a loss right now with my tank. Tank was setup in July 2017, my system has been running stable parameter wise except for nutrients. Below are my parameters:
ATI Hybrid 8x54w +LEDS (400-500 par on the corals, 300 on the sand bed)
I see the majority of my sps frags are either brown or pale. Some of them have decent color but some of them also have tips burning. I was always under the assumption that tips burning meant alk was too high. My parameters have been very stable for several months and the acros in the tank now have been in there for a couple months. CA/ALK are supplemented by a dastaco carx. Nutrients are controlled via arid reactor and zeovit reactor. I am only running the basic zeovit products to try and reduce nutrients. So far, these two reactors have only been able to bring down the nutrients to their current values.
I have a high fish bioload, 40-50 fish in a 360 gallon tank. 9 of them being tangs med-large and the rest are wrasse, angels and misc fish. I feed frozens once a day and pellets on auto feeder. Nori every other day and this is me reducing feedings to lower nutrients. At their highest, it was no3 100 and po4 .31.
What would cause the tips of some acros to burn but not others? Why are some acros colorful while the majority are not? At first I thought maybe too much light because my frag rack gets about 300 par and the acros on there looks to be doing well. However, a lot of people tell me they're running close to 500+ par and their acros grow and color great. Someone else brought up alk to my attention being too low compared to my nutrients. I'm wondering if I should raise my alk up to 8, 8.5 or even 9 since my tank is no where low in nutrients.
Any help would be greatly appreciated it. In the last couple months I've lost several high end torches, frog spawns and an elegance coral which I attributed to the high nutrients. Even now with the lowered nutrients, I am still seeing polyp bailout on one of my frog spawns. All the other lps I lost also exhibited polyp bail out. Needless to say, my wife was really sad..
I am trying to decide on a good battery back up unit for my tank and I am thinking about getting a ecotech battery backup, but I would have to buy an MP10 as well, which would make it quite expensive(~$400). Are there any better cheaper options or would it be best to just bite the bullet and buy the ecotech battery and pump?
How many times per day do you run your dosing pump for your Ca, Alk, Mag, etc? Only once per day? Twice a day? 4 times, 6 times, 12 times?
What do you think is the most stable for you parameters, and also the best for dosing accuracy. I was dosing 12 times per day, but because I have a pretty low Ca, Alk, and Mag need currently, I am thinking of bumping it down to 4 or 6 times per day so when my dosing unit kicks on its pumping out more than 1-3 ml per time. What do you all do?
I had a discussion maybe more of a disagreement with a fellow reefer.if he had the choice and the money what would he stock his tank with frags or grown out colonies?his choice would be colonies while mine was frags.again if money wasn't the issue what would you do?
I truly do enjoy watching something small grow into something I can be proud of.sure it's alot of work to get it to colony size but that's the cool part.i can say "I did that".
he on the other hand loves him a colony he can place in the display and fill a spot instantly.he's not a real patient guy so this fits him.
yes it's much cheaper to buy frags than whole colonies but doesn't it take alot of the fun out of it?
chime in and let me know how you feel,frag or colony?maybe show a before and after pic of your favorite frag to colony success story.everybody loves to see coral pics yes?
thanks for taking the time to read and hopefully reply to this thread with some pics as well.
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