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I want to hear from you today about flow in your reef tank! Based on what you know and how you reef please answer the following question.
Is laminar flow or chaotic flow better for your reef aquarium and which do you choose?
image via @Berlibee
What's happening Reef2Reefers?!
It's the fourth installment in our BRStv Investigates testing of our eight most popular salt mixes and in this one, we set out to observe what was left over in each saltwater tank after 3+ weeks of storage.
Most likely at some point in our lives of mixing saltwater, some of us have ran across thick/thin crust or precipitate in the bottom of our mixing bins and we ended up observing the same during our storage testing. Today, we show you just what each one looks like in three stages!
When your sps corals are happy they have extended polyps right? Or is that not always the case? I would love to hear from you on this subject and if you agree or not.
So do extended sps polyps mean your coral is healthy and thriving?
I personally love clams and would really like to own a large one but this one is on a different level! I believe this one sold a few years back so I'm sure it's much bigger now!
At the time the owner said it was "24x24x14 fully opened."
Would you like to have a giant clam in your reef tank?
images via @ddiver
Man I love how eels look, swim etc. but I love the coral and my reef tank more. ut do we have to have one without the other?
How many of you have succeeded in keeping eels (what kind) in a reef tank and what are the challenges you have faced?
image via @FeliciaLynn
We love our reefs but a reef tank isn't complete without some beautiful fish swimming around in between all the corals and in and out of all the caves! Sometimes we just add fish because we like how they look or swim. Sometimes we add fish because they have a specific purpose for our aquarium plan. Some of the "not so pretty" fish are more valuable in terms of what they will be able to offer to your community. So with that is mind...
What fish are you looking to add next and what is it's purpose for your aquarium?
image via Ned DeLoach
We change out equipment over time for various reasons and the same goes for RO/DI units. With that is mind...
What RO/DI unit are you currently using and why did you choose it?
From BRS: Aquarium reverse osmosis systems are an economical, convenient way to put consistently pure water into your reef aquarium without running to the store to buy RO or distilled water. Your reef tank will certainly benefit from the installation of RODI systems, carbon blockers, and sediment filters, to name a few. Tap water, even when treated, will still contain traces of impurities, microorganisms, disinfection byproducts, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals, and radionuclides. Although it is safe for people to ingest, this may not always apply to other species; especially reef tank residents like corals, exotic fish, and other invertebrates. Risks that come with exposing your reef tank's inhabitants to untreated, unfiltered water can be easily prevented by installing the right reef aquarium filtration system.
This Colorado Sunburst anemone recently sold for $12,000 at The Aquashella Aquarium Festival in Dallas. Someone wanted it REAL BAD! HA!
This isn't an April Fools joke I promise!
How much would you be willing to pay for a single live inhabitant for your reef tank?
Image is from Tom Nguyen on FB!
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2. Code to use is "R2R20"
3. Please check out completely to secure your order. Having an item in your cart doesn't mean it's saved for you, other customers have a chance of purchasing it if they check out first.
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5. PRESHOP NOW and check out right when the code is LIVE!
Your experience matters here and I want to hear from you is based on that experience. Please don't answer these questions based on what you heard or what company has the best marketing. I want to hear about what has worked GREAT for you!
Are you confident in the reefing equipment you currently use (vote in poll) and what brand or model would you suggest to others? (tell us in a post)
Please be as detailed as possible....
- Tank Manufacturer?
- Sump Manufacturer?
- Reef Tank Lighting?
- In Tank Water Flow/Wave Maker Pumps?
- Protein Skimmer?
- Aquarium Return Pump?
- Aquarium Heater?
- Aquarium Controller if any?
- Aquarium Test Kits?
image via @MarineDepot at www.marinedepot.com.
Be honest here! Are you protecting your fish from the floor?
How do you protect them from the floor? Well a tank cover of course! But there are pros and cons to covering your tank and the cons may keep people from actually using a cover.
Pro: Keeps those fish likely to jump in the tank and safe!
Con: Is annoying to constantly have to remove to work in the tank.
What are some pros and cons that you know of?
image via @MadCityReefer
This thread is two-fold!
1. Have you seen this amazing tank?
2. How do you feel about plants growing above the water line and have you ever tried it?
ENJOY this reef from Garrett Morizio!
So apparently there comes a time when your coral grows so much that you run out of room and you have to start "cutting it back" just to keep it in check. Also it seems that some people actually have to just throw the coral clippings away because there isn't anyone local reefers or stores to give it to!
So that leads us to today's poll and question.
Have you ever thrown away coral clippings and how does it make you feel?
image via Robert James
I remember the first time I found out you had to pay an extra fee to have coral shipped to you! I was sticker shocked! But after thinking about it of course it made perfect sense. Shipping live goods can get quite expensive considering the weight and location and it's just a fact that it has to be factored in.
What would you consider to be a FAIR price to have a regular sized box of coral frags shipped you?
Thank you for joining us! This is the official Cali Kid Corals/ R2R March 30th Live Sale Thread! Here you will find all info pertaining to the live sale (rules, shipping info, teaser pics...etc)
Sale will begin at 10:00 AM PT. There will be some NEW RELEASES, One-of-a-Kind pieces, Giveaways, Raffle Prizes, $5, $10, $20 frags...and an overall GOOD TIME!
SHIPPING: Shipping Modules will be available for purchase tomorrow (3/21/19) at a discounted price on our website https://www.calikidcorals.com/collections/r2r-live-sale-saturday-3-30-2019
Shipping Module Prices:
-3/21/19 – 3/28/19 $29.99
All shipping modules are for Fedex Priority Overnight. Our normal shipping DOA policy applies.
Local-pick is available for So-Cal Residents. Select Local pick-up at check out.
RULES: All corals are WYSIWYG. A picture of the coral will be posted along with a link that will take you directly to our website for purchase. You must complete the check out process to secure the piece. Once purchase is confirmed, item will no longer be available and will be listed as "SOLD OUT.
All orders are FINAL. No gift cards, certificates, or credits can be used on this live sale.
RAFFLE(S): Raffles will take place soon after the Live Sale. Winners will be announced on this thread! Each item purchased will give you a raffle entry e.i. 10 items purchased = 10 tickets.
TIPS: We recommend you register an account on our website www.calikidcorals.com
for a quicker check out process during the Live Sale.
Keep checking this thread for updates, teasers, etc...
We are looking forward to an awesome Live Sale!
- Cali Kid Team
What do you think is the 3 most important pieces of reef aquarium equipment and why?
Pick the TOP 3 items from this list and make sure to vote as well!
- Skimmers, Filters & Filtration Equipment
- Powerheads and water movers
- Live Rock/Substrate
- Sea Salt Mix/Saltwater
- Test Kits, Additives & Supplements
- Maintenance Tools & Supplies
- [Dosing units
- Reactors(any kind calcium, carbon etc.)
- Aquarium controllers
- UV Sterilizers
image via @uniquecorals
JOIN THE AFTER SALE NOW!
Join us THIS Saturday for an awesome live sale!
800+ corals will be heavily discounted up to 60% OFF! Some will even be $1 or $5!
March 23rd 11 AM EST - 11 PM EST
Here on R2R!
Make sure you're ready when the corals drop, they're gonna go quick! We will be releasing batches of 3-5 corals every 5 minutes. The best way to do this is by creating an account on the site now!
How to create an account on our site:
How to track your order:
Rules and FAQ:
Placing the coral in your cart does not reserve it for you. You must completely check out before you receive a confirmation email from the site stating that it is yours.
There are no restrictions on $1/$5 corals. If you win it, it's yours! Make sure to check out FIRST!
We will not be combining orders from different users. If you would like to share a box with someone you must have to do it under the same account.
Shipping will be a DISCOUNTED 19.99 for Florida residents or 29.99 for out of state. This is the lowest shipping we've offered all year! There will be no free shipping BUT if you have a pending order that is already receiving free shipping you can combine your orders together.
You do not have to buy a shipping module, just check out and select whichever shipping is applicable to you. On every subsequent transaction just add them to your existing shipment.
Make sure to select the correct delivery date. If you need to make a change please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours before your order ships.
If none of the open dates for ship out are convenient for you, select a shipping date and write your preferred date in the order notes. We will change it for you when we combine orders.
All sales are final. No refunds on livestock. No credits, gift cards, coupons or additional discounts can be used during this live sale.
Local pick up begins Tuesday March 26th. If you email us the day and time you want to pick up your order we can have it pre bagged for you.
***Please include your FULL name when communicating with us via PM.***
This most awesome saltwater and reef aquariums is one of ups and downs, highs and lows! One day you're fired up about your pristine pink covered rocks in a box and the next you see a speck of green and the doubt begins to grow along with the algae!
This hobby is not perfect as we all know and it's going to keep you guessing a lot of times but I for one think it helps to just "get it out there" sometimes! Let someone know what's going on, spill the beans and sound off! Who knows maybe someone will help you over the hump!
So what are you currently going through?
image via @Broadfield for inspiration!
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