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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 09-13-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,121
Posted By erichm20
Thanks Brookster! We were pretty lucky, no...

Thanks Brookster!

We were pretty lucky, no real damage and didn't lose power when 80% of the residents in our county lost power. Sadly those in the keys and some parts of sw FL cannot say the...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 09-08-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,121
Posted By erichm20
Hey everyone- the tank is doing great and I hope...

Hey everyone- the tank is doing great and I hope I can say that in 3 days as we are in the cone for a potential direct hit from Hurricane Irma. Getting pretty crazy down here, I am a native...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-30-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,121
Posted By erichm20
PO4- now down to .012 so algae growth should...

PO4- now down to .012 so algae growth should slow.

I am still not quite dialed in with the dosing. Tests yesterday showed alk at 10.5 dkh and cal at 540. I would like alk at 11-12 and calcium...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-28-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,121
Posted By erichm20
Well they responded to my initial email right...

Well they responded to my initial email right away and offered to send a new one or give a credit to my account. I opted for the credit but have not yet used it so we will see what the outcome is.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-27-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,121
Posted By erichm20
Well Ive heard the bird wrasse is doing great in...

Well Ive heard the bird wrasse is doing great in her new home.

Now that the wrasse is gone I picked up some blue and red hermit crabs, a couple emerald crabs, and nassarius snails today. I also...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-24-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,732
Posted By erichm20
Looking good so far!

Looking good so far!
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-21-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,732
Posted By erichm20
You can grown anything you want under AIs. As...

You can grown anything you want under AIs. As for the aqua clear I would ditch it and spend the money towards the skimmer or powerheads.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-21-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,732
Posted By erichm20
Well I think either would be fine but perhaps do...

Well I think either would be fine but perhaps do a little more research to be sure. I think its just different grain size, correct? It depends on what you want- sand sifters or sleepers (wrasses...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-20-2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,732
Posted By erichm20
40 b is a great size to start out. Everything...

40 b is a great size to start out. Everything looks great - maybe a heater for equipment not listed. Have you considered a sump? The cycle will generally take 6- 8 weeks. For sand I love the carib...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-20-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,121
Posted By erichm20
I decided the bird wrasse had to go. It was...

I decided the bird wrasse had to go. It was tough because he (or she) is a really cool fish with a great personality. Ultimately, though, I want to be able to have hermit crabs and small shrimp in...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-20-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,121
Posted By erichm20
Thanks! Yes its a 2000int and living up to its...

Thanks! Yes its a 2000int and living up to its reputation. The one downside is it is rather loud- not water splashing but the air intake.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-19-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,121
Posted By erichm20
Hooked up the gfo reactor today. Like everything...

Hooked up the gfo reactor today. Like everything from BRS, setup and installation was a breeze.

https://i.imgur.com/aSP2yKh.jpg


The sump is pretty crowded now.
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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-19-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 293,429
Posted By erichm20
Hey congrats on the totm, it is much deserved. ...

Hey congrats on the totm, it is much deserved.

Ive had issues with keeping mag up since going to the larger tank. The recommendation from brs is to add the mag in one dose once the alk and cal...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-19-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,121
Posted By erichm20
Yes a purple stylo as well. Im very pleased with...

Yes a purple stylo as well. Im very pleased with the corals and the customer service so I opted for the credit. They have free shipping on orders over $75 so I plan on getting another few more...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-18-2017, 11:24 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,121
Posted By erichm20
Received the salty underground order today and...

Received the salty underground order today and all but one frag look great!

I contacted them about the one doa and they responded quickly with the option to get a credit or send another frag of...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-18-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By erichm20
Looks nice!

Looks nice!
Forum: Member Introductions 08-17-2017, 09:34 PM
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Posted By erichm20
Welcome! Tanks look great!

Welcome! Tanks look great!
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-17-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By erichm20
Welcome! Do you have rock? You will want to get...

Welcome! Do you have rock? You will want to get all of your rocks in there and throw in a shrimp or some fish food or something- then let it sit in there to decay- Or you can add straight ammonia-...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-17-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,121
Posted By erichm20
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-16-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,121
Posted By erichm20
Thanks! They really look a lot better since...

Thanks! They really look a lot better since ramping up the alkalinity and calcium dosing.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-16-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,121
Posted By erichm20
Actually the member's name is Keith and I...

Actually the member's name is Keith and I remember he was going to open his own LFS in California. I wonder how it is going for him?
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-16-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 50,048
Posted By erichm20
Nice! Too funny when the fish swim into the...

Nice! Too funny when the fish swim into the frame as if to say "Hi" and get their 15 seconds of fame!
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-16-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,121
Posted By erichm20
That is a devil's hand leather. There was...

That is a devil's hand leather. There was another member on this forum- I think his name is troy- grew a Huge one!
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-16-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,023
Posted By erichm20
IME, clowns are much more aggressive than...

IME, clowns are much more aggressive than chromis, the only fish ive seen chromis pick on is other chromis- def not a larger and typically more aggressive fish- but I guess weirder things have...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-16-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,121
Posted By erichm20
Couple full tank shots in "late afternoon/ early...

Couple full tank shots in "late afternoon/ early evening" mode which is only blues for Chinese leds on the sides and full for the orphek and cfl in the middle.

https://i.imgur.com/4NfwReC.jpg

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