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    Photography, butterfly gardening, travel, SCUBA, hiking, nature.

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  1. Hi! Do you still have the calcium reactor? Ours exploded!Please email me at btdewitt@cox.net
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    MACNA - Cruising up Friday

    Bob and I are going up on Friday and staying until Sunday. No one told me I had to shave my legs!!! Someone told me there is a pretty good aquarium in town.... Tamie
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    What might this be?

    I vote tunicate.
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    Suncoral or Orange cup coral?

    We have had a rock full for several years. We squirt some food at them when we are filtering feeding and then walk away for a while. When they open up we can spray the food right at them. We use a long piece of hard tubing with one of those baby snot-sucker balls on the end (can buy at the local drug store). We use a combination of frozen mysis, rotifers, enriched brine, golden pearls, phyto and lovely filter feeder food made at the WAMAS Club get-togethers. Bob and Tamie
  5. About three months ago we picked up a used Pepsi Cola concentrate drum to store tank water at the flowerseller's Frag Fest party in McLean. After washing it out many times it still smells like soda. Since one of the main ingredients of Pepsi is phosphoric acid, which IS hydrogen phosphate, I was wondering if anyone else who got bought one has used it yet, and if there was any problem with algae or cyano blooms? How do you get the smell out of it or more impotantly, any residue of its previous contents? Cowrie
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    Equiptment for sale (new list)

    We would like to have all the reflectors. ANYONE OUT THAT WAY COMING TO THE MEETING ON THE 9th THAT CAN BRING THEM?!?! Bob and Tamie
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    Equiptment for sale (new list)

    We'll take the reflectors. Pick up at the meeting in August. Bob & Tamie
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    Equiptment for sale (new list)

    We PM'd you about the reflectors! Bob and Tamie
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    Carpet spawned... again...

    This can't be the same tank that just won Tank of the Month, is it?!?! If you did not see it actually spawn, how do you know it is the carpet? Do you need to run carbon? Good save! Bob and Tamie
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    Rik's Tank Tour

    Bob and Tamie are coming!!!
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    Tank Food Party

    So, 11am May 7 at Eddi's, right? We can bring our rockfish again. Who is doing the Cyclopeez order? We would love to get some of that, too. Bob and Tamie
  12. cowrie

    Tank Food Party

    Mike, Did you find anyone to split the Cyclopeez with? We are interested in some. Tamie and Bob
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    Tank Food Party

    We are interested. Can bring whatever is needed (not octopus or squid!). Bob and Tamie
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    Recycling Halimeda?

    Has anyone heard of a useful way to reuse harvested Halimeda from the tank? We harvested a gallon volume of Halimeda and before we throw it out we were wondering what people do with it's calcium carbonate contents since natural sand is largely made up of Halimeda "skeleton".
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    Bristle worm round-up

    Arrow crabs eat them. I have trapped them with home-made traps. Take a small plastic yogurt container with a lid. Cut off the bottom. Silicone a piece of screen forming an inverted cone shape inside, leaving a small opening at the "tip" of the cone for the wworme to crawl in. Make sure that there are a couple of inches between the tip of the cone which is in there and the lid (which will now be the bottom of the container). Take off the lid, put a piece of shrimp in there, put the lid back on and attach fishing line so that you can just lower your container/trap in there. They crawl through the hole at the tip of the screen cone and get the shrimp but they cannot get back out. It is the same idea of the purchased tube that you see at the stores. When youi pull it up you just take the lid off, empty the worms, re-bait the trap and place it back in there. Sound complicated? It is not. You can call me. work:202-673-4693 home:703-276-8316 Tamie