The richreef saga 125g

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  1. Fudsey

    Fudsey Jack of all trades R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor NHFS Member

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    Oh, and don't be worried that you can't see much in the bags. He doesn't sell adult pods, only jvs. and they look like specks in the bags. It's the same with the Algagen ones you can buy from MD.
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    He didnt, but I'm sure he will go over it all with me tomorrow.
     
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    Hope you have success with the pods. I haven’t had much luck but going to retry with sump upgrade. Keep us posted. Being a fellow WMass guy may need some contact info as well for some fresh pods and phyto :)
     
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    This cracked me up! I cycle through mine the same way. Once they reach dog duty theyre done!
     
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    Yes indeed. Haha.
     
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    All caught up, thats a heck of a ride in a year and a buttload of hard work! Well done!
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Hey thanks man. Appreciate it.

    Emptying the 125 for drilling and sump conversion is next
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Let's see how long it stays gone. 20190124_125452.jpg
     
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    Did you pull the rock to scrub again?
     
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    I Turkey basted it all off in the last 30 mins of lighting schedule last night before bed. Today is poly floss change day and sponge/foam rinsing. Hoping to get some out and I'm gonna keep blowing it off and see if it loses the battle with chaeto and corraline for nutrients.

    Fingers crossed
     
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    I got a starry blenny to help with the algae... all he does is pick my glass and gyres. Both of which I maintain on my routine. Annoying. Adding fish with expectations to help ur tank is like government polls... u elect them CAREFULLY with a hope of them accomplishing a goal u personally want to achieve. And they just never do.

    #ohwell
    #recount
     
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    Sent you a pm.
     
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    @Fudsey
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    Thanks guys, Paul seems like an awesome guy. Will spread his name around my network here in the future.

    Hope this helps with the fight against the algae as well.
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    That’s a lot of pods :eek: I finally just added a some to my tank this week.
     
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    Paul C. Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Hey Rich. Was nice to meet with you the other night. Hope you like the products. If you have any questions about anything, feel free to give me a call. I'm always here to help.
     
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    Glad you guys were able to hook up! Hope the addtions help @RichtheReefer21

    Paul we’ll have you the phyto king of the Northeast in no time! :)
     
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    The two green ones are phyto.

    Absolutely Paul. I will spread your name through my network out in this area and do whatever I can to help! Thanks again!

    I will give an update on how they mature when I start seeing them all over the glass again!
     
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    The brown one is Phyto too, I believe ;)
     
  19. Paul C.

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    We are ready. Don't hesitate to call. It was a pleasure and I look forward to chatting again real soon. Thank you Paul & Marybeth

    FYI - Fudsey is correct. The brown is Isochrysis galbana or Iso as most refer to it. Great for those pods. When you feed your tank phyto, I would mix the brown and green together.
     
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    Sigh.. came home to my powerhead in the center rattling. Found my starry blenny inside the propeller sphere...

    :(
     
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