Hello/goodbye - a few questions

Abby1

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Hi Everyone,
I’ve been reading this forum for years and am thankful for all of the advice that I’ve received. I’ve never really been good at posting on forums, but definitely do enjoy reading them. My husband started our tank almost 17 years ago before we began dating. It’s been through 2 moves, lots of upgrades, many sick fish, lots of algae overgrowth, escaped fish, many filter sock changes, lots of water changes, many water tests, multiple mysteriously disappeared fish, and tons of equipment repair. We spent countless hours cleaning, repairing, feeding, upgrading and learning throughout the years.

Owning a reef tank was definitely not without heart ache. It seemed as though every tragedy would happen while my husband was away on business and he’d give me step by step instructions over the phone on how to set up a hospital tank or do a water change. I’d inevitably do something wrong each time that would lead to massive anxiety and often flooding. I nursed some fish back to health and sadly killed others. I was most devastated this summer after a leak caused our salinity to drop since the autofill kept replenishing freshwater. My most beloved clownfish got sick right before we went on vacation. We got the leak and parameters fixed the best we could and hoped for the best. Unfortunately, our neighbor had to relay the sad news. Is it creepy that we still have him in our freezer? I keep thinking that one day I’ll take him to a taxidermist and have the skeleton beetle cleaned. Anyone ever do this?

We recently made the heart-breaking decision to sell our tank. We’re in the process of a remodel and had originally planned on moving its location and upgrading, but after much deliberation have decided to part ways with the hobby. With two small children, we just don’t give it the time it deserves and it’s become more of a chore than it’s ever been. As we part ways, I’d like to thank the members of the forum for all of the helpful advice that I’ve read through the years. We currently have everything listed for sale in PA on local apps like letgo, Craigslist and OfferUp. Does anyone have any advice on where else to attempt to sell it? We’re looking to especially get rid of rock and livestock ASAP so we can at least move it and finish our construction. Unfortunately, since I’m a lurker, I don’t have enough posts to do it here.

We’ve been dealing with aptasia for a while after trading coral rocks with a local store and not realizing they were hiding in there. We spent tons of money on berghia nudibranchs and are not completely sure if they are doing the job since we rarely see them. Is it best to sell the live rock as is or somehow boil it and cure it?

Thank you all for your time and we wish you all the best with your tanks!

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Might as well post your list of items here also. Target audience and all. Sorry to see you go. Happens to all of us at some point though. I had a 6 year hiatus myself.
 
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Thanks! I’m so terrible at posting in these forums, I realized that I posted this in the wrong spot and not on the main board and barely know how to reply, but here goes...



125 gallon glass aquarium
· Dual overflows
· Two ¾” inlets, each with split loc-line diverters
· Has thin scratches on interior front of glass

LED Lighting
· Three Hydra 52 units

75G Sump
· Less than 1 year old
· Filter sock collection with three 1” inlets
· Extra used and new socks
· Plexy glass bubble trap after sock
· 1” bulkhead for outlet
· Double union ball valve on outlet
· Stock cover with cutouts for skimmer & inlet
· Separately, 1” return manifold with three ¾” barb outlet fittings

Digital Aquatics Reef Keeper Lite
· Aquatics Temperature probe

Iwaki MD-100RCT Pump
· 1” inlet/outlet
· 35.6 GPM
· 39FT head
· 3,300 RPM
· 120V – 1/3HP

Protein Skimmer:
· Sicce PSK 1000 pump (880 GPH)
· Reef Octopus Diablo Series (~Classic 200 INT)

30G brine mixing tank
· Mag Dive 12 pump (1,200 GPH)- Outlet Size / Inlet Size: 3/4" MPT / 3/4" FPT
· ¾” bulkheads for mixing/outlet plumbing
· Integrated backflow prevention valve

Dual BRS GFO and Carbon Reactor
· Mag Dive 12 pump (1,200 GPH) - Outlet Size / Inlet Size: 3/4" MPT / 3/4" FPT
· ½” push fittings
· BRS Carbon ROX 08 – 1 gallon
· BRS GFO – 1 gallon

BRS Biopellet Reactor
· Taam Rio+ 300 Pump
· ½” push fittings
· Two Little Fishies NPX Bio Pellets – ¾ bag

New Canisters
· Two unused single stage BRS canisters

UV Filter
· Mag Dive 12 pump (1,200 GPH)- Outlet Size / Inlet Size: 3/4" MPT / 3/4" FPT
· Coralife Turbo Twist 12X UV Sterilizer - 36 Watt
· Two additional CFT32W UV lamps

Two Heaters
· Ebo Jager 300 Watt

Kent Marine Hi-S Maxxima 60 GPD RO/DI System
· One additional RO/DI membrane – Kent Marine TF-1812-60

Two 20G long aquarium
· Used as a hospital tank
o No leaks
o No bulkheads
o Comes with large hang on filter from 75G tank (used for two weeks)
· Used as traditional tank
o Two ¾” bulkheads with glue fittings on the back left & right

Expired Testing Kits & Medicine
· API Reef Master Test Kit
· Red Sea Marine Care Test Kit
· Salifert Calcium Test Kit
· Blue Life Flux
· Aqua Life Amoxicillin
· Purple Up – two bottles
· API Algefix
· Fritz Mardel - Maracyn Oxy

Refractometer
· One used
· One unopened
· 1.5 bottles of calibration fluid

Livestock
· 5” Yellow Tang
· 4” Yellow Sea Cucumber
· 3.5” Long spine Sea Urchin
· PJ Cardinals (2)
· Hairy Crab
· Algae Blenny
· Magna Dottie Back
· Six Line Wrasse
· Tiger Sand Conch
Cowrie, hermits, snails

Coral & Rock
· Pink Tree Coral, multiple branches, total ~12’ high and ~12” wide
· Pink Bubble Tip Anemone (7 total)
· Green Ricordea Covered Rock, ~25 Polyps
· Flower Anemone (3 total)
· ~250lb coral rock
 

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Thanks! I’m so terrible at posting in these forums, I realized that I posted this in the wrong spot and not on the main board and barely know how to reply, but here goes...



125 gallon glass aquarium
· Dual overflows
· Two ¾” inlets, each with split loc-line diverters
· Has thin scratches on interior front of glass

LED Lighting
· Three Hydra 52 units

75G Sump
· Less than 1 year old
· Filter sock collection with three 1” inlets
· Extra used and new socks
· Plexy glass bubble trap after sock
· 1” bulkhead for outlet
· Double union ball valve on outlet
· Stock cover with cutouts for skimmer & inlet
· Separately, 1” return manifold with three ¾” barb outlet fittings

Digital Aquatics Reef Keeper Lite
· Aquatics Temperature probe

Iwaki MD-100RCT Pump
· 1” inlet/outlet
· 35.6 GPM
· 39FT head
· 3,300 RPM
· 120V – 1/3HP

Protein Skimmer:
· Sicce PSK 1000 pump (880 GPH)
· Reef Octopus Diablo Series (~Classic 200 INT)

30G brine mixing tank
· Mag Dive 12 pump (1,200 GPH)- Outlet Size / Inlet Size: 3/4" MPT / 3/4" FPT
· ¾” bulkheads for mixing/outlet plumbing
· Integrated backflow prevention valve

Dual BRS GFO and Carbon Reactor
· Mag Dive 12 pump (1,200 GPH) - Outlet Size / Inlet Size: 3/4" MPT / 3/4" FPT
· ½” push fittings
· BRS Carbon ROX 08 – 1 gallon
· BRS GFO – 1 gallon

BRS Biopellet Reactor
· Taam Rio+ 300 Pump
· ½” push fittings
· Two Little Fishies NPX Bio Pellets – ¾ bag

New Canisters
· Two unused single stage BRS canisters

UV Filter
· Mag Dive 12 pump (1,200 GPH)- Outlet Size / Inlet Size: 3/4" MPT / 3/4" FPT
· Coralife Turbo Twist 12X UV Sterilizer - 36 Watt
· Two additional CFT32W UV lamps

Two Heaters
· Ebo Jager 300 Watt

Kent Marine Hi-S Maxxima 60 GPD RO/DI System
· One additional RO/DI membrane – Kent Marine TF-1812-60

Two 20G long aquarium
· Used as a hospital tank
o No leaks
o No bulkheads
o Comes with large hang on filter from 75G tank (used for two weeks)
· Used as traditional tank
o Two ¾” bulkheads with glue fittings on the back left & right

Expired Testing Kits & Medicine
· API Reef Master Test Kit
· Red Sea Marine Care Test Kit
· Salifert Calcium Test Kit
· Blue Life Flux
· Aqua Life Amoxicillin
· Purple Up – two bottles
· API Algefix
· Fritz Mardel - Maracyn Oxy

Refractometer
· One used
· One unopened
· 1.5 bottles of calibration fluid

Livestock
· 5” Yellow Tang
· 4” Yellow Sea Cucumber
· 3.5” Long spine Sea Urchin
· PJ Cardinals (2)
· Hairy Crab
· Algae Blenny
· Magna Dottie Back
· Six Line Wrasse
· Tiger Sand Conch
Cowrie, hermits, snails

Coral & Rock
· Pink Tree Coral, multiple branches, total ~12’ high and ~12” wide
· Pink Bubble Tip Anemone (7 total)
· Green Ricordea Covered Rock, ~25 Polyps
· Flower Anemone (3 total)
· ~250lb coral rock
It would help if you had some ball park of what you were looking to get out of it.
 
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Here’s the thread with prices

 

How often do you clean your filter socks?

  • Every few days

    Votes: 183 26.4%
  • Every weekend

    Votes: 119 17.2%
  • Every other week

    Votes: 55 7.9%
  • Every month

    Votes: 27 3.9%
  • When they look dirty

    Votes: 58 8.4%
  • I don't ever clean them

    Votes: 8 1.2%
  • I don't use filter socks

    Votes: 217 31.3%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 26 3.8%

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