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  1. If it is drywall on both sides make sure you are not going to hit a stud. The cleanest way to cut a circle in drywall is to use a hole saw bit like this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Bosch-Daredevil-2-in-Wood-Hole-Saw-with-Arbor-HCD200/206703601 make sure it is slightly wider than the pipe. You may need an extender if there is drywall on both sides, you can also measure each side to line up the holes as well. If you want to give it a finished look you can use a flange or grommet like these Grommet: https://www.homedepot.com/b/Search/N-5yc1vZc956/Ntk-Extended/Ntt-grommet?Ntx=mode+matchpartialmax&NCNI-5 these are for cable managment but work well in this application.You can also use a plastic flange: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Westbrass-3-5-in-Plastic-Disposal-Flange-in-Powdercoated-White-D2091-50/310265754 You may want to use a union so you never have to remove the pipe in the wall if you need to move the pipe or sump. I used a plastic silver flange in my fishroom. IMG_6935.HEIC
  2. I have some made, in Leesburg, PM me.
  3. When I switched companies I asked about insurance for my fish room. The real money in my room is livestock, they would not cover it. They will cover equipment if your house burns down etc ...
  4. Just wanted to thank the speaker as well as everyone at WAMAS who organize the quarterly meetings. The information passed along in the meetings and on the forums are so worth the tiny fee regardless of experience. It’s also great to put faces to usernames and chat. I know she mentioned this in the presentation but I just wanted to remind any new reefers about using the Bayer dip. While it’s a great low stress dip for corals, it will kill anything with a nervous system, which is pretty much everything else in your tank. Remember to rinse the corals very well after the dip. Wear protection for your eyes, hands and mouth and keep your dogs and cats away until after cleanup.
  5. Hi! Can I get 4-5 p of your green Grandis palys?  cash or paypal is up to you, Ill be at the meeting from 1:30 to 2:30 if it will work with you.  Thanks, Tommy 

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    2. Tommy


      No problem man,  Not a big deal at all.  

    3. dpassar12


      Are you going to the meeting? I will bring you a frag of Grandis, free, let me know. Dan 703 244.0849 

    4. Tommy


      Thanks Dan but I am not.  Don't worry about it man, not a big deal at all.  Tommy 

  6. What are you looking for? Supplies, coral, fish?
  7. Any tips for keeping stainless fragging tools free of rust? I wash with freshwater after use and still get rust on some of my stainless tools.
  8. Looks like a rainbow Sakura
  9. They do ship corals from OZ. They are, in my experience, more expensive than corals shipped from other locations. At the wholesale level they tend to put restrictions on some pieces ie. to buy a single aussie gold torch you must by 6 green torches etc etc. I would expect something labeled "Aussie" would be more expensive in a retail setting. Is the piece really from OZ? How much do you trust the seller. I have never purchased a coral just because it had "aussie" in front of it. When I make a purchase I look at health/color/seller etc. I also always ask how long have you had the coral. Personally I am not interested in buying anything from a retailer that "just came in". No matter how nice the piece, the risk of the coral dying, not to mention pests and eggs, is much higher than buying a piece that has been tanked or farmed in an aquarium for a long period of time. PM me if you are looking for nicer leathers/Zoas/shrooms at way better prices than what I just saw on the site mentioned above. The most recent softy added to my tanks was 9 months ago. All The rest have been thriving for years in my system....
  10. Goni's are very aggressive, Duncans are not. It is most likely already an issue, I would move one.
  11. I would just raise it through water changes, esp since you don't have a lot of corals, Test your new water and make sure the ALK is > 140 ppm. your alk will rise with the changes. Maybe do an extra change every week to raise it. Good luck.
  12. How big is your tank? Do you dose 2-part?
  13. 90 ppm is low ( about 5.01DKH) normal range in ppm is 145->155 (8.1-8.6 DKH). You should be able to safely raise it .5->1.0 DKH daily 10->19 ppm. I would be concerned with your tank temperature, 86 seems really high IMO. I run my tank at 77-78. At 82 my lights will shut off for 30 mins. I would monitor your ALK everyday for a week and see how much your tank is using on average per day and adjust your dosing.
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