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Polling the audience to see what type of lighting are you currently running over your reef aquarium?
Let us know what you're using and if you have plans to change anytime soon!
As we have an active conversation regarding Alkalinity monitoring under way, I got to thinking I should probably have asked this question first.
Of all the “parameters” we monitor, test and check for in an effort to reach that ultimate goal of stability, in your opinion, where does alkalinity fall in order of importance? Is it before or after items such as salinity, pH, temperature, NO3, PO4, others?
The poll is looking for where you would rank Alkalinity specifically. Please feel free to share your full list in order of importance or even what you think is more important that Alkalinity below.
There have been several discussions recently on the topic of automated alkalinity monitoring. My friend Daniel @mdbannister thought it might be interesting (and I totally agree) to poll members to see which of the new alk monitoring options (that are either in the market or in development) they're watching most closely.
So let everyone know which one has peaked your interest the most.
SALE STARTS HERE - https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/9...date-and-sale-sat-9-2-17.323078/#post-4007756
Next ASD Update and Sale is Saturday 9/2/17, starting 4pm PST (7pm EST)!!
We will list all corals in this thread. To order, simply email the item number, description and price to: email@example.com. You can email it one at a time, or compile your order and email it all at once. Once you have finished ordering, let us know, we will then send you a breakdown with payment instructions and shipping information.
Sale is First to Email First to hold. You will receive a reply to every request, so you know what you got. If payment is not received within 24 hours after breakdown is sent, we will offer the piece to the next person in line. Majority of our frags, we have duplicates of, so there can be multiple winners to the piece (frags are the same size, same color, from same mother colony).
There's NO TIME LIMIT! Items will only be unavailable if we are sold out.
We will start listing the items very quickly, starting at 4pm PST (7pm EST) on Saturday 9/2/17
We ship Tues and Weds ONLY this week, Via UPS priority. We are closed Mondays. Shipping is a flat fee of $40, doesn't matter how many pieces you order. For orders picked up and shipped to in CA, there will be a 8% CA Tax to your order
For local pick ups, please swing by anytime during business hours (10a - 6pm) Weds, Thurs, Fri, or Saturday. There are no pick ups on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday
Our Guarantee Policy is taped in each box, but you can find it here as well - https://www.aquasd.com/shipping-policy
We are wanting to put a poll together for the BEST return pumps in the aquarium industry! Help us out by posting your favorite pump manufacturer. It would also be helpful if you tell us why!
Ah, the old parameter testing. That thing we all love to do so much! Would be interesting to see how often people actually test their water. This poll is simply to look at frequency, not the actual parameters tested or which kits you're using. So even if you only test one parameter, but you do it daily, you're answer would be every day!
HEY STICKHEADS, PLEASE join the FUN Saturday September the 16th from 11am-11pm CST for our DOUBLE DOWN LIVESALE here on R2R!!!! This is our second livesale on R2R and after the technical problems that occurred last time were going to make it a TON of FUN with DOUBLE THE FRAGS hence the name DOUBLE DOWN lol!!!! We made some FANTASTIC changes and have a BRAND NEW website with a legit host and a smarter IT guy!!! We tested the website with a mini sale and had NO issues with Duplicate orders or the website shutting down, This sale should be 1000% BETTER than April Fools Livesale no doubt. Let me tell you what’s in store for the day before we go over the rules. 1200 SPS frags ranging from lower end to HIGH END discounted from 25%-40% OFF!!!! 100 of those will be priced at 1 dollar including a RR USA Pink Floyd and a Mike Biggar Walt Disney Tenuis... I know, We’re crazy like that!!! We’ll ALSO be giving a FREE Walt Disney to the person who spends the MOST money throughout the livesale!!! There will be a total of 4 raffles... THATS RIGHT 4 RAFFLES AND 3 AWARDS totaling $1,000 in Fraghouse Corals Gift Certificates for later date purchasing on our website!!! See Details Below
HOW IT WORKS: We will be posting 15-20 WYSIWYG SPS frag pictures in this thread roughly every ten minutes, 100 corals per hour. Each picture will have the pricing and a link that will take you straight to the website listing. You must complete checkout to win the coral, just adding it to your cart will not keep someone else from purchasing it. PLEASE create a customer account on Fraghousecorals.com before the sale so you are locked cocked and ready to ROCK!!!
PAYMENT METHODS: Our site accepts all major credit cards!!! Paypal unfortunately was the main reason for duplicate orders so even though Paypal is a payment option for the day to day PAYPAL WILL NOT BE ACTIVE DURRING THE LIVESALE
All the corals listed in the livesale are first come first serve, if by chance two people buy the same coral we will do our best to duplicate it or we will issue a refund for that item. If this happens we apologize in advance.
GIVEAWAYS: READ CLOSELY
-All boxes going out will receive at least 1 FREEBIE
-100 $1 Frags randomly thrown into the mix throughout the sale including Walt Disney & PINK FLOYD!!! There will be no limit on how many one person can buy BUT... for every $1 coral you win you MUST BUY ONE AT FULL PRICE. Example: you win five $1 corals you would need to win 5 normal priced corals.
-Person who spends the MOST money throughout the livesale gets a FREE Walt Disney Tenuis
-These will be in the form of a Fraghouse Corals Gift Certificate for FUTURE PURCHASES and CANNOT BE APPLIED TO THE LIVESALE OR FUTURE AUCTIONS. Winners will be announced on this thread within a week after the sale.
-Grand prize $250- EVERY CORAL BOUGHT gets you a ticket into this raffle, example... if you buy 10 corals throughout the sale you will have 10 ENTRIES into this raffle there will be a total of 1200 entries all based on the sku number of the frag you bought
-$150- EVERY CORAL BOUGHT gets you a ticket into this raffle, exapmple... if you buy 10 corals throughout the sale you will have 10 ENTRIES into this raffle there will be a total of 1200 entries all based on the sku number of the frag you bought
-$150 This Raffle is for EVERYONE that checks in every hour for the full 12 hours. All you have to do is comment check in every hour...DONT MISS a check in because that will disqualify you from this raffle. You must buy at least 1 full priced coral to have a valid entry.
-$100 This Raffle is for EVERYONE that PRE BUYS A SHIPPING MODULE BEFORE THE SALE. If you pre buy a shipping module off of fraghouseCorals.com before 11am CST Saturday the 16th it will get you 1 entry into THIS raffle. You must buy at least 1 FULL PRICED CORAL for your entry to be valid.
-$150 BIG BALLER AWARD- This award is earned by spending the MOST money throughout the sale, at the end whoever has the fattest bill is crowned BIG BALLER
-$100 BIGGEST BOX AWARD- This award is earned by buying the MOST frags throughout the sale, doesn’t matter how expensive or cheap, 1 frag is 1 frag. At the end whoever bought the most frags gets the street credit for the BIGGEST BOX AWARD
-$100 PHATTEST BID AWARD- This award is earned by buying the MOST expensive frag listed in the sale, you’ll know when it drops but PLEASE don’t count on it… There are a lot of higher end pieces so don’t pull the trigger on it just because you think it may be the highest priced item. At the end whoever buys that 1 special piece will hold the title of PHATTEST BID
SHIPPING: We are top of the game when it comes to shipping SPS corals so be confident reefers. We are doing a flat shipping rate on this sale of $25 per box no matter how many corals you buy. Please go to Fraghousecorals.com and purchase the product shipping day that works best for you, we will be shipping two weeks straight starting the Monday after the sale including Saturday delivery’s for an extra fee. Modules will be available Starting SEPTEMBER 1ST two weeks before the sale and once they sell out for that day its a wrap, PLEASE DON’T ask me to try to fit yours in because im only going to offer as many as I know I can handle per day. Thanks for understanding. Also we CAN'T HOLD your corals longer than two weeks after the sale so PLEASE dont buy anything if you cant take your corals within two weeks. NO LOCAL PICKUP
ALRIGHT STICKHEADS I think that about sums it all up. Im getting nervous as this is our second Livesale and its coming up QUICK!!! I hope it goes SUPER SMOOTH and everyone has a BLAST!!!!! Please Support us and JOIN THE FUN Saturday September the 16th!!! Fraghouse is one of the good guys in the industry trying to deliver you the most healthy colorful specimens we can yield from our system. We're NOT a chop shop, we either grow our corals from frags from other vendors...
With MACNA less than two weeks away and kids going back to school I'm sure many hobbyist are get the itch for their reef tank.
It seems the demand for SPS has slowed down a little while colorful mushrooms have taken the front row. Last year mushrooms were on top due to low supply and high demand but they can easily be found in today's market.
With that being said what do you guys see trending for this upcoming season?
Hello all im wondering how much flow everyone is running to their sump and if you have a refugium or not. I'm trying to plan a 90 with a fuge so I'm looking for any and all input. My 44 runs 5x per hour but i have been told that's too low as well as just right for my fuge. I compensate for flow with a 750gph powerhead for the coral.
Thank you all
Name: Anton Post
R2R Username: @p0st
Build Thread: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/p0st-h0me-reef-dutch.209931/
Hi! My name is Anton Post and I’m a 29 year old guy from the Netherlands that got into reef tanks three years ago. I’m currently keeping a Red Sea Reefer 525 that has been running since January 2016. I’m very honored to be featured in this month’s Reef of the Month article on R2R! I hope you enjoy the article and pictures. If you have any additional questions please feel free to ask in the tank thread!
- Display tank: Red Sea Reefer 525
- Glass or Acrylic: Glass
- Stand: Provided by Red Sea
- Sump: Provided by Red Sea
- Protein skimmer: Vertex Alpha 200
- Carbon/phosphate filtration: Vertex canister filter with Rowaphos and Red Sea Carbon (both in separate bags)
- Return pump: Jebao DCT8000
- Water circulation: Maxspect Gyre XF250 w/ advanced controller
- Lighting (display): Giesemann Aurora 150cm
- Calcium/alkalinity/magnesium dosing: Yes, Balling Classic method
- Auto top-off: Provided by Red Sea
- Heating/cooling: Teco TK500 for both cooling and heating
- System control: Nothing specific, my Jebao DP-4 is doing the dosing, that’s it
- Any other details: UV-c 36W for water filtration, Dosing vodka/vinegar for no3/p04 reduction
Water Circulation and Flow Summary and Objectives:
I’m using the Maxspect Gyre to create a good circular flow in my tank. Before the XF250 I had an XF150 with the regular controller, and the XF250 with the advanced controller is definitely an upgrade. I have it running in a 10-60% random pattern which really creates a nice flow through the entire tank. My reefscape is fairly light which enables good water circulation, even in the bottom areas. I did also apply a Loc-Line double outlet on the standard Red Sea outlet to aim the water coming into the tank to where I want.
- Temp: 25-26 degrees Celsius
- pH: 8.0
- Specific gravity: 1.026-1.027
- NO3: 10-20
- Ca: 450
- Alk: 8.0
- Mg: 1600
- PO4: 0.20
Lighting Summary and Objectives:
I have chosen a hybrid light since this gives me the most flexibility in setting the light intensity and coloration. The fixture has 4x75w LED units and 4x80w T5 bulbs. For the T5’s I’m using ATI’s Coral Plus bulbs in all four slots. For the LED pads I’m only using the Royal Blue and Marine Blue channels. This combination of T5 and LED gives me a color scheme that I really enjoy. Also, corals thrive under these lights.
Photoperiod: 8:00 am until 23:30 PM. (See scheme for reference)
Filtration and Water Quality Summary and Objectives:
Since my reef is LPS, Zoanthus and Ricordea heavy, I try to keep at least some nitrates and phosphates in my tank for better growth. Additionally, I have some fish that eat quite slow so I tend to overfeed to give every tank inhabitant time to fill its belly properly. Luckily the nuisance algae are kept to a minimum, the only minor inconvenience is that I have to clean my glass every other day to get rid of the green layer that slowly builds up.
Calcium/Alkalinity/Magnesium Summary and Objectives:
Since I’m using the Balling Classic method, I always dose my Ca, Alk, and Mg in the same amounts, this keeps those three values very stable over time. I try to stick to recommended values for Ca and Alk (450/8), but I tend to keep the Mg a little higher (1600) since I’ve seen good results doing that (less nuisance algae, good coloration and polyp extension).
1. Copperband Butterfly (since November 2014)
2. 2x Mandarin Fish (Synchiropus splendidus)
3. 2x Pterapogon kauderni
4. 4x Evansi Anthias
5. 2x Macroparynghodon Meleagris (male + female)
6. 1x corythoichthys intestinalis
7. 1x ostracion cubicus
8. 1x salarias fasciatus
9. 1x Bristletooth Tomini Tang
10. 1x equetus punctatus (juvenile)
1. 2x Sea Urchin
2. 2x Sand Sifting Seastar
3. Various snales, including an Abalone Snail
Tank Inhabitants— Corals:
I could list them, but I’ll leave the pictures to speak for themselves. My tank mostly has soft corals varying from LPS to zoa’s, softies and ricordea. I do have some SPS pieces but they are scarce and positioned on top of the reef to give them as much light and flow as possible. Also, since my nitrates and phosphates are relatively high, SPS won’t be as colorful as they could be in an ULN system.
BEAT the summer heat with US on August 5th for another great 12 Hour Live Sale!
BE HERE at 12 noon EST on Saturday August 5th!
Want to win a $200 gift card for use DURING the sale? It's pretty easy. Follow the steps below and you will be automatically entered into a drawing for a $200 gift card that can be used DURING (or after) the sale.
1 - "LIKE" our Facebook page:
2 - "SHARE" our Facebook post about the sale:
3 - Sign-Up for our newsletter and CONFIRM your subscription in the follow-up email that you receive (you must confirm your subscription to be entered)
4 - Make a post in THIS thread
5 - When completed with the steps above, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name so that we can verify your entry and I will send a confirmation reply.
The winner will be drawn and listed in this thread on Friday August 4th at 9pm EST
Larry DuPont of LRS Foods has been gracious enough to donate a 6 MONTH SUPPLY of Original LRS "Reef Frenzy" as part of our GRAND PRIZE. For more info on how to win, please read the entry guidelines at the bottom of this post. I have been using LRS Foods for over 5 years and have ALWAYS been very satisfied with the results. A nice, clean, healthy product for your reef animals! A big THANK YOU to Larry and family!!!
I am happy to announce Mark from ME Coral has donated a ton of product for various giveaways. A "one-shot" of ME Coral Dip and/or Super Food will be in EVERY ORDER. A perfect amount for one dipping session and/or feeding of your new corals. We also have several other products such as amino acids, coral food, KH and CA additives and more. Be sure to check them out at www.mecoral.com
I am also happy to announce that Ken Easter of Coral Frenzy has graciously donated several samples of Coral Frenzy. There will be a sample pouch in EVERY ORDER!!! A big thank you to Ken. Be sure to check them out at www.coralfrenzy.com
Todd from Todd's PODS has graciously donated 3 sets of tisbe sp. copepods (2 bottles in each set) to our live sale customers. These will be given out randomly throughout the sale. If you are ever in need of pods for a fuge, restocking or new tank, Todd is the guy. Checkout their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Todds-Pods-246647835705931/?fref=ts
Joe Knows Reefs Live Sale Rules:
- WYSIWYG corals will be posted in this thread beginning at 12pm (EST) on Saturday August 5th.
- Each post will contain a picture of the coral, price and a link to our website to purchase the coral.
- The first person to successfully "checkout" with the coral will "win" the coral. Just because the coral is in your shopping cart does NOT mean it is yours...the "checkout" process must be completed.
- We will accept both PayPal and Credit Cards during the sale. Our website is encrypted with a dedicated SSL Certificate for security measures.
- You MUST create an account to purchase any of the corals in this sale. This helps us AND you - to ensure your corals wind up at the proper...
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