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Hi all, some may remember me, was a member in 2014. Anyway I haven't had a tank for a while now. Lately I'm really missing it. Still have all my equipment and asuming it works I plan on starting 2 small reefs. One is 8g cube other is 56g, I plan on setting up the nano first. So I have a hook up on water but what I really need is the hook up on a mantis shrimp. Love these little guys, gonodactylus smithii specifically. Also need some softies an one small nano fish. I plan on attending the meeting at emerald bay an renew my membership. Some if you have any mantis, fish, or softies to trade or sell please post. Thx.
 

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Welcome back! I got back this past February. I may have some Kenya tree for you to take. Mine dropped bunch of babies.
 

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Hi all, some may remember me, was a member in 2014. Anyway I haven't had a tank for a while now. Lately I'm really missing it. Still have all my equipment and asuming it works I plan on starting 2 small reefs. One is 8g cube other is 56g, I plan on setting up the nano first. So I have a hook up on water but what I really need is the hook up on a mantis shrimp. Love these little guys, gonodactylus smithii specifically. Also need some softies an one small nano fish. I plan on attending the meeting at emerald bay an renew my membership. Some if you have any mantis, fish, or softies to trade or sell please post. Thx.
Welcome back look forward to meeting you we have the usual softies gsp branching and encrusting. Mushrooms, toadstools, Xenia. Whatever you need let me know we will bring it Sunday.
 
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Welcome back look forward to meeting you we have the usual softies gsp branching and encrusting. Mushrooms, toadstools, Xenia. Whatever you need let me know we will bring it Sunday.
Thx for the replys. So it looks like the biocube hood is shot. So I'm looking for a decent clip on light, if anyone has a small fixture please let me know. To those that posted about coral i'd love some, the kenya tree, some encrusting gsp, some xenia, an a couple shrooms. Let me know if u need re homing fee.
 

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Not from me we always try to help folks out when they start up a tank. Will bring you some goodies to the meeting.
 
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Welcome back! I got back this past February. I may have some Kenya tree for you to take. Mine dropped bunch of babies.
Hey mikey. I think i remember trading some stuff with u. U have birds still?

Thx connie that be great.
 

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Hey mikey. I think i remember trading some stuff with u. U have birds still?

Thx connie that be great.
Yes still got the birds! I remembered your user name that's about it.. lol
 
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I got a big frog spawn an some yuma from your house. Good to see your back.

Again if anyone has a small clip on light plz post.
Yes still got the birds! I remembered your user name that's about it.. lol
 
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So i got my tank up an running. But none of my heaters seem to work. If anyone has a small heater they dont need that would be great. Only 8 gallons so i doesnt have to be big. I'll be at meeting if someone can bring one.
 
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That diy hood
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So i had the 8g running two weeks now. Got the water tested today an the nitrite an amonia was high, but the nitrates where over 200 ppm. I got the original water from an established reef. His nitrate level is less than 10 ppm. So i was thinking why is the nitrate so high. Tank only has one damsel.

Few years ago my dad won a ton of free food from an omega one photo contest. I still had 2 un opened cans of marine flakes. Today i noticed the exp date was right at three years ago, the damsel ate what i put in btw. Could this old food be where the high nitrates are coming from?
 

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Could be a possibility. So this was an existing setup? Did it had a deep sandbed before?
 
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The tank was my old biocube. It hadnt been used for a while. I washed it out with freshwater, even the bio balls an overflow. Sand came from same established reef the water came from, an it isnt deep less than a inch. Did 2 gallon change after testing an plan on doing at least two 2 gallon changes tomorrow.
 
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Havent tested today, no kits. But did 4 gallon change. The damsel seems ok still eating everything i put in. Probably do another small water change tomorrow an test on monday when i get more water.
 

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Could be when you moved the sand and disturbed everything up within the sandbed.
 

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