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  1. dpassar12

    LFS Open Today? (Jan 1)

    No worries, when you are ready i'm sure I can fill your tank with frag and colonies...
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    LFS Open Today? (Jan 1)

    I'm not a store, but I usually have between 200-300 hundred frags ready to go. At a brunch until 2pm. Located in Leesburg, PM or text 7032440849 to schedule an appt. I have 2 others coming at between 7-8pm so anytime between 2:30 and 7 works for me.
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    PVC Sheets

    Does anyone know if PVC sheets in HD are reef safe? I was thinking of building a scrubber out of some pieces I have left over from some other projects.
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    Toadstool Coral won't open

    I would try lower in the tank and a bit more flow. Was it under LEDs in the store or T5? I’ve had many toads and currently have 3. They can get picky esp when moving them around different tanks. I would skip the food rub, that might make things worse. Give it a day or 2 in lower light higher flow. Got any pics?
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    Toadstool Coral won't open

    What type of flow is it under? Do you see a thin layer peeling on the crown? Where is it placed in the tank?
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    Cantilevered Tank

    MDF is not a good product to use around water.it gets warped very easy. What about a steel plate that ran the length of the tank. You would need to calculate the thickness vs inches of overhang. I am guessing a 3/8 to 1/2 plate would support a few inches of overhang without bending. You might not even notice it if you got it cut to size. Only issue is rusting, you would need it powder coated or sealed in some way.
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    Cantilevered Tank

    I think you would be ok with glass, just my opinion. Acrylic no.
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    Cantilevered Tank

    Glass or Acrylic tank?
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    ICP Test Results are in...

    2nd time in a week I have heard high vanadium and tank death. I will text my friend maybe you two can work out where it is coming from.
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    Equipment Recommendations

    I think think this is a better value for an RODI system https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/4-stage-value-ro-di-system-bulk-reef-supply.html, Lighting depends on what type of corals you intend to keep. If you are going to be hosting softies and LPS you can go with cheap black boxes like these https://www.amazon.com/Lightimetunnel-Aquarium-Upgraded-Freshwater-Saltwater/dp/B019QAZX9C/ref=sr_1_14?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1543417055&sr=1-14&keywords=led+reef+lights+for+coral. My favorite light that I use for most of my frag tanks https://www.amazon.com/OceanRevive®-Arctic-T247-Spectrum-Dimmable-Aquarium/dp/B00YOYD3K2/ref=sr_1_7?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1543417055&sr=1-7&keywords=led+reef+lights+for+coral. these grow everything. You can also go with a cheap HO T5 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KM19GB6/ref=sxr_rr_xsim_1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=9ddc66f6-9fc0-49ff-b2fa-06a39d9859e6&pd_rd_wg=Aoef0&pf_rd_r=NQX7Q9C1ECW3GR9YDN5E&pf_rd_s=desktop-rhs-carousels&pf_rd_t=301&pd_rd_i=B00KM19GB6&pd_rd_w=4DG7w&pf_rd_i=t5+grow+lights+for+indoor+plants&pd_rd_r=e2c530a7-4d26-49ed-bb21-37836be379a3&ie=UTF8&qid=1543417482&sr=1 You will need to change the bulbs every few years. You will also need to buy correct reef bulbs the bulbs that ship with these are not meant to grow corals. For a 50 gal tank you can use a sump or a HOB filter. I am assuming these get broken down at the end of the year. HOB are easier to setup and maintain. Not sure you will need to buy protein skimmer right at the start. If you go with softies and keep up with water changes you should be fine. Where are you located? I would be willing to donate easy softies for the class. I would also try and get everything donated or buy it used. You can always upgrade as your needs change. PM me if you have any questions.
  11. dpassar12

    What kind of zoa?

    could be (candy crush) or (cornbread cherry sours) http://masquezoas.aquartistica.es/en/zoanthus-collection-cut-to-order/26-zoanthus-candy-crush.html https://cornbredcorals.com/products/cornbreds-cherry-sours-palys
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    I am so bored with out my reef.

    Your corals are going like crazy though. going to have to trim some SPS and make frags for you.....
  13. Did you check the water after the dip? If you have any pests they will most likely be in the water..