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Old 08-30-2017, 06:57 AM
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Thanks Eddie, I hope you can use some of that stuff. It was a Pleasure meeting you.
Did the dive shop tell you the stuff was antiques?
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:18 PM
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My bluestripe pipefish completely grew back his tail that was bitten to just a stump by the much larger Janss Pipefish. I really love these bluestripes and they are probably my favorite fish. I wish I kept records because I don't know how old they are.
They can really suck up new born brine shrimp.
You can see here how his tail grew back.


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Old 09-06-2017, 04:58 PM
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If anybody wants this giant fern free, let me know. If I move, and it looks like I will, I need to move this fern which is in a 15 gallon tub. It will die in the winter and needs to be brought inside. I don't have the room in my new house but I kept it inside my house during the last 3 winters. It seems to like indoors better as it needs shade or the tips of the leaves burn. It is about 6' high and 7' wide. I also have another palm looking thing with the same problems.


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Old 09-07-2017, 03:05 PM
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I spend a lot of time interviewing Supermodels now to take care of my tank when I travel.


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Old 09-08-2017, 05:33 PM
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I just gave away a 30' extension ladder for the move that I think is 95% certain we are doing. Now I have a bunch of tools and other things to unload as I can't bring almost any of this to the new condo. If anyone needs older car tools like timing lights, dwell meters, compression gages, ring compressors, cylinder hones, flexible dwell adjusters and long point adjusters, I will give them to you for free as I will not be using them. I was a GM Mechanic fifty years ago so I have tools for those cars as well as new cars but most of them I will keep for now.
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Old 09-11-2017, 07:55 AM
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I priced a 125 gallon tank but I think I will build the new stand. I don't like those Girly Man iron stands they sell to people who don't know any better. I also want to build a base rock that will span the 6' width of the tank and keep my reef structure off the gravel. Hopefully it will only touch the gravel in 6 places. I have been wanting to do that for many years but couldn't do it on a fully functioning reef. If I move everything I will first set up a tank in the new location which is 55 miles away. I plan to fill it half way with NSW from up the block. Then I will drive to this house and remove half the rock and some of the gravel and water. Drive out there and put that stuff in to get the bacteria going. Then make another trip, maybe with a friend who has another car and bring the rest of the rock, gravel and livestock. I will wash my gravel in NSW and put it in on my new Reverse UG filter.
I don't know if that new tank will use a sump as I have not decided on that yet.
I will bring my existing, water cooled LED lights but I will have to solder in another row of LEDs as the new tank is 6" wider. That is going to be a problem because I have to remove a few LEDs to solder on new pipe.
I will also bring my DIY, 5' Skimmer and algae trough. The algae trough is mainly for dissipating the ozone after the skimmer.
This is the plan anyway. If it works out like that depends on if I can keep this house a little while as I move to the new place.
This may be in February and that room the tank will be in is not heated and I will have to add heat at the same time I install the tank .


Oh and my male flasher wrasse jumped out this morning. I will give up on those because I lost 3 of them so far from jumping. As they get into spawning mode, they are so excited, that they jump for joy.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:21 AM
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I am sure I will be needing help when I move this stuff. Especially the livestock as it will be winter and I have to wash off my gravel in NSW which is right near there.
I am not sure I have enough buckets, and strength to move all this stuff and keep it warm at the same time, but I will start figuring out my method of doing this.


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I am sure I will be needing help when I move this stuff. Especially the livestock as it will be winter and I have to wash off my gravel in NSW which is right near there.
I am not sure I have enough buckets, and strength to move all this stuff and keep it warm at the same time, but I will start figuring out my method of doing this.


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Paul let me know when your making the tank move and I'll give you a hand. I'm not to far from you and if you need buckets I got some. Also have a van to move heavy stuff if you need anything heavy moved. I'm in construction so you name it I got it if it makes life easy for you.
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TUSI. Thank you, that is extremely nice. You are almost walking distance from me but the tank has to go to Baiting Hollow out on exit 71.
If I need help, I will call you. The van may be needed as I have large tubs that I can put rocks and gravel in. I want to bring them to Iron Pier Beach to rinse off the gravel and throw it in the tank to get the bacteria going again. The corals, if any are left I can take my time gluing in.
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TUSI. Thank you, that is extremely nice. You are almost walking distance from me but the tank has to go to Baiting Hollow out on exit 71.
If I need help, I will call you. The van may be needed as I have large tubs that I can put rocks and gravel in. I want to bring them to Iron Pier Beach to rinse off the gravel and throw it in the tank to get the bacteria going again. The corals, if any are left I can take my time gluing in.
No problem Paul I can go to 71 if need be.,just let me know
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