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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.
Get a $15 coupon code to use toward the Live Sale. Find out how below!
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:
1. Sign up by going to our website at www.piecesoftheocean.com, find the "Subscribe" field on the bottom of the page:
2. Or, create a new account on our website. Once validated and activated, you will be automatically added to our mailing list.
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!
All communication will be conducted via email to support(AT)piecesoftheocean.com. No PM will be answered during the Live Sale.
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.
Wondering if anyone has every noticed/experienced any corals spawning in their tank. Let us know. The poll is multiple choice. Would love to hear the details if you have had noticed spawning - coral type, lighting, major element numbers, etc. The more details the better.
We are happy to announce our 6 year anniversary Live sale on R2R. We had a great turnout at the beginning of the year. This one will have tons of excitement and Unique Corals for every tank.
We will be posting some corals $5, $10, $15 each throughout the sale! Mosto coral will be deeply discounted. Sps and Lps Power Hours will be announced in the coming weeks and will have these types of corals heavily uploaded during those hours for morning and evening shoppers. You'll be amazed at some of the value you will find! Enjoy!
You MUST first purchase a shipping module here. Then shop as much as you like and we'll combine shipping for you.
You MUST create an account HERE on our website to place a order.
No more than four $5 corals per person. For every $5 coral you must purchase another coral as well.
All corals will be WYSIWYG on the Reef2Reef.com thread (yes, this thread right here). At that time, that coral will be available for purchase, you can click on the link in the post, which will lead you to the page to buy the coral.
You must complete checkout to secure the coral. Once purchased the item will be market "out of stock". Checkout as many times as you like, your shipping will be combined.
It is possible more than one person is able to purchase the same frag due to the large volume of customers. In this case the the first person will receive the frag purchased and the second customer will receive an item similar or receive a refund.
All orders are final, no refunds, exchanges, credits, promotional gift cards, coupons, or extra discounts will be applied in the sale. Our Guarantee covers all the corals we ship. If you have a question please ask through thread posts or PM, as our admin office will be closed on Saturday. If you call the office or send a message through the UniqueCorals.com site, you will not get an answer until Monday morning. If you ask for a customization or substitution, we will try to accommodate you but please understand this will delay your ship date.
Over 1000+ corals will be posted starting at 9am PST. You can expect a small batch every few minutes. The $5 doorbuster corals will be spaced throughout. With so many choice items, competition is fierce, be ready for some fast clicking! Please register with UniqueCorals.com first with your shipping information so you will have a fast checkout experience.
There is NO FREE SHIPPING unless combined with another order from our website over $150 in Livestock.
Please make sure your shipping module is all set before Saturday morning, as we will have a large number of orders to fulfill and we want everyone to get their coral in a timely manner.
Please include your full name and order details in any PM or communications so we may properly identify who you are.
- A Triton pack of 3 ICP tests and 3 trace elements
- UniqueCorals.com Grafted Patina Monti shipped
- UniqueCorals.com E.T. Acropora
- Three $50 gift certificates to UniqueCorals.com
- Icp test for the Biggest Spender
There are 2 ways to enter the drawings. Make a purchase during the sale, or make one post in this thread every hour during the sale hours (9am to 9pm PST). If you do both you get 2 entries. Each person can only win one prize. Drawing results will be posted the following Friday after the Sale.
Those entering by commenting in the thread please try to engage with your fellow reefers and not just "check in". You will need to PM us after the sale if you believe you qualified so we can verify your posts. Drawing results will be posted the following Friday after the Sale.
Good luck, and happy reefing!
TWO DAYS OF SALES! Saturday 3/31/18, starting 10am PST (1pm EST) till 6pm PST (9pm EST)! Sunday 4/1/18, starting 10am PST (1pm EST) till 6pm PST (9pm EST)
Order through the WEBSITE! www.aquasd.com Click the photo of the coral you like (will navigate you to our website), and check out! Shipping is flat rate $40 per box. After first shipping fee is paid for, next order/s please select "Ship with Previous Web Order", so the site doesn't charge you again for shipping. No shipping fee for local pick up. Cali residents shipping is $25. Free Shipping on all orders over $499.
We ship Tues, Weds, Thurs and Fri (UPS charges $25 for Sat deliveries), Via UPS priority. We are closed Mondays. 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 our business hours, Tues - Sat, between 10a - 6pm. No shipping or handling fee for local pick up.
Our Guarantee Policy is taped in each box, but you can find it here as well - https://aquasd.com/pages/shipping
Some Teasers Below!
We've polled for different aspects of lighting, but not about your lighting preference. This is an often discussed and debated topic so this could get interesting. We may leave this poll up for a while to gather as many responses as possible.
So let us know your preference and feel free to discuss below.
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