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I simply love masstick !!! It has been quite sometime since I have been ever so excited about a fish food .
Masstick by EasyReef makes it so easy for people with busy schedule keep their tank heavily fed all day . It allows my tangs and butterflies to graze for hours .
Moreover it’s so easy for my wife too to feed the tank now and not having to deal with thawing of frozen food every time .
Tank gets at least 3-4 times of masstick, each time the blobs last atleast an hour . It gets a little expensive to use at such a large amount as I do but keeps my fishes eating something for over 8-10 hours .

And yes , it’s great of corals too or at least I believe so ;)

Small video towards the end of an hour of feeding of masstick :-


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Love the vid ! ! My CBB and clowns love the stuff ! ! Haven't seen anyone else hitting on it as of yet but I feed them LRS at the same time so that might be why.

I mix 1/2 teaspoon with 1 ml rodi once a day for my blob ;)
 
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Love the vid ! ! My CBB and clowns love the stuff ! ! Haven't seen anyone else hitting on it as of yet but I feed them LRS at the same time so that might be why.

I mix 1/2 teaspoon with 1 ml rodi once a day for my blob ;)
May be your fishes are too busy eating the LRS ;)
Yeah I do mix Benepets to it sometimes and selcon too .
It took sometime for my tangs to realize that they can graze on it . But once they did , they are hooked on to it .

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I have this bad habit of starting a build thread and then never following up on it .

So please pardon me !

Tank is chipping along nicely . No equipment changes although I should get my calcium reactor online . Just being lazy and co ringing Tropic Marin 3 part balling .

I have always been acro fanatic but I also love NPS corals especially gorgonians and dendros .
They have been historically hard to keep for me as am often not available but with my travel winding down , perfect time to ramp up on NPS in my acro tank .

Before you ask , no I don’t test for nutrients in my tank . Have like 10-15 urchins , tang gang , turbos and trochus to help with algae . If you don’t measure it , you won’t know it and it’s not a problem :D

So without much adieu , here’s a couple of my favs :-

Diodogorgia nodulifera:-

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Dendrophyllia :-

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Looks great! I have two of the same gorgs, got one of them a RAP. Was great meeting you there and congrats again on the win. Soooo, what did you buy with your winnings?
 
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Looks great! I have two of the same gorgs, got one of them a RAP. Was great meeting you there and congrats again on the win. Soooo, what did you buy with your winnings?
It was awesome meeting you at RAP too ! Well I haven't bought anything from WWC yet . Still waiting for the ones I want to show up on their website.

I want a WWC Somewhere Over The Rainbow, WWC Berry Blast and WWC After Party !

Its valid for 2 years - so I got sometime in my hand :)

Hopefully your gorgs are doing great .
 

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That's quite a list! Yes, they are doing well. Been feeding a combo of Benepets reef food, Reef chili, phyto, and baby brine. Seems to be working so far.
 
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That's quite a list! Yes, they are doing well. Been feeding a combo of Benepets reef food, Reef chili, phyto, and baby brine. Seems to be working so far.
Am doing almost the same although I should hatch baby brines too . Good you reminded me !
 
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Sometimes I see questions around over skimming and skimmer size .
Honestly to me it’s all about how much you feed the tank . If you feed heavy enough , I don’t see why can’t you run a skimmer rated for 500 gallons on a 100 gallon system .

I personally love my Lifereef SVS30 slimmer driven by a Fluval SP6 and air drawn by a mazzei Venturi .
It’s a beast and produces more skimmate than any Bubbleking even I had .

Here it is when setup :-

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But why believe me when you can see my skimmate of just days - around 3-4 gallons

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Its Not for the faint at heart to empty this !!!! But don’t ask how much I feed :D

One of the most important things I have found to keep my skimmer running great aside from maintenance is to keep my mazzei clean of salt creep . I pour hot water down the mazzei air intake once every 2-3 days and it works wonders !
If you never clean your skimmer atleast start pouring hot water down the air intake and see the difference in a month !!!
 

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One of the most important things I have found to keep my skimmer running great aside from maintenance is to keep my mazzei clean of salt creep . I pour hot water down the mazzei air intake once every 2-3 days and it works wonders !
If you never clean your skimmer atleast start pouring hot water down the air intake and see the difference in a month !!!
Important point here with the hot water in the air intake. It's a bit of needed maintenance to keep these Lifereef skimmer performing well. Which reminds me, I need to do that to my own!
 
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Well finally today with a heavy heart , I elected myself to be removed from ReefSquad ! It has been a very painful decision but I wasn’t able to perform my duties and help others as I would have liked to due to personal commitments and drastic changes in life .
Finally the ReefSquad leaders were kind enough to accept my decision to step down as I would love to pass the torch to someone else who will perform the duties better than I did !!!

I still do have my ReefSquad T shirt though that I would always wear with pride
 
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Now onto some happy things !!!

It has been so long since I got a coral shipment from my dearest friend Adam @Battlecorals. I started suffering from BattleCorals Withdrawl Syndrome ( BCWS) and had to give in to my cravings !!!

But this time I wanted Adam to surprise me instead of telling him all the high end ones he has and I don’t . Just like the old days when I started back on reefing and getting a battlebox !!!

But yeah I wanted mostly new ones that are unreleased and have tons of potential . Adam knows my likings so much that he sent me exactly what I have been craving for and the pack had 3 spaths !!!! I never see acropora spathulata being aquacultured often as it’s quite a tough species to get through quarantine , color yo and then grow . But if anyone can - it’s Adam !!!

So here’s my amazing high end surprise battlebox . This is probably the best I have ever received from Adam !

Am sure all of these will are it to the site but for now , let me gloat and take pride in having some unreleased signature BATTLECORALS acros

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Front Row (left to right):-

BC Bonfire Table
BC Rainbow Brite
BC Cricket Spine
BC Pillow Table
BC Reefers Cove Posion Envy

Back Row (left to right):-

BC Hot Heaven Spath
BC Dark Night Spath
BC Blood Orange Spath
BC Mother Ship Table
BC Dartboard

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