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  1. SCUBAFreaky

    Low pH?

    To my horror I recently discovered that my pH probe had slowly drifted high by 0.5 pH. I have an Apex with a single junction BRS probe. I recalibrated the probe but now I'm stumped that my pH daily range is 7.8 to 8.0 instead of the target 8.1 to 8.3 that I thought I was maintaining. I run...
  2. SCUBAFreaky

    Want to Buy Kessil A360X

    I'm leaning towards replacing my combo halide and T5 fixture with A360Xs and Reef Brite XHOs. So curious if anyone has any used A360Xs as an option as opposed to buying new.
  3. SCUBAFreaky

    Hydra 32 vs. XR15?

    I apparently burned out both of my 150 watt metal halide ballasts with a bad bulb. Never had that happen before. I'm taking this as a sign to FINALLY switch over to LEDs. I am currently using a 48" IceCap Reef Illuminations fixture that has 2 T5s in it and I also added a single 48" Reef Brite...
  4. SCUBAFreaky

    Metal Halide Issue

    I've been running a pair of 150 watt HQI double ended bulbs on new electronic ballasts for about 10 months. One of the bulbs stopped working a few days ago. Today, I swapped the bulbs to see if it is a burned out bulb or a prematurely failed ballast. When the fixture turned on with the...
  5. SCUBAFreaky

    Brightwell Purit?

    Has anyone ever used this product before? Curious how it worked for you and if you were using it to remove something specific. I am very close to throwing a bag of it in my sump to see if it helps to improve what's going on with my tank.
  6. SCUBAFreaky

    ICP-OES Test Kits, who uses them on regular basis?

    Just curious, after a discussion about trace elements and Iodine specifically, who all has an ICP-OES test done on a regular basis? How often is a regular basis for you? Which test kit (company) do you use? What problems have they helped you solve specifically?
  7. SCUBAFreaky

    Zoas in Trouble, Please Make Suggestions

    Howdy! I think I have several issues going on with my tank including a water chemistry issue, but I'll cover the chemistry issue in a separate thread. But something is killing my zoas. Here is a pic from 2 months ago of 3 of the 4 zoa colonies on this one rock. It was the only pic I could...
  8. SCUBAFreaky

    Diving with Anthias

    I changed my avatar pic today to make it look I was diving with a pilgrim hat on. Because the pic was cropped so much you lose sight of just how many anthias were above this coral head. I think I stayed at this formation for almost 5 minutes. It was so peaceful to watch ALL of these anthias...
  9. SCUBAFreaky

    BRS Sale Today Plus Free Money

    Not sure if this is the appropriate forum for this but BRS has many items for 10% off today. But the big news is that they are also randomly giving away $20,000 worth of gift certificates today as well. So if you have some stuff just sitting in your shopping cart, today might be the day to...
  10. SCUBAFreaky

    Topic Marin Salt Mixes

    I know many of you think that Tropic Marin salt is too expensive. I hear ya, but I still like using it. So this post is really for the folks that use the Tropic Marin Pro-Reef Salt Mix or have been considering testing it out. The last time I bought salt I ended up making the mistake of buying...
  11. SCUBAFreaky

    Candy Cane Coral in Trouble

    A little over a week ago 2 of my candy canes colonies stopped inflating during the day and began to show their skeletons. I have 5 different candy cane colonies and eventually all 5 have started showing the same symptoms. For about a month now I've gone from once a month water changes to weekly...
  12. SCUBAFreaky

    It's Here!!

    Got this in today! So excited!!
  13. SCUBAFreaky

    Nutramar Ova Prawn Roe

    Hi Dennis, is this a frozen fish food product that you carry? If not, do you carry any sort of fish roe?
  14. SCUBAFreaky

    Injury or Disease? - Please Help!

    I received four new fish from Live Aquaria on Thursday. Even though I introduced the fish with the lights off, my 2 damsels (Bonnie and Clyde) beat the crude out of all of the new comers for a few hours. By Friday, the damsels had stopped doing that and accepted the new inhabitants. I was...
  15. SCUBAFreaky

    72g Bowfront (re)Build- I've Got Green Mushrooms!

    This is my tank when the pandemic started back in March. It's not an awesome FTS but you can get an idea of what I was starting with. LOTS of green bumpy mushrooms!! Lots of them. I've been wanting to post my tank (re)build thread for a while now. I started my first reef tank in 1995...
  16. SCUBAFreaky

    Clove Polyps Help

    I bought these Rainbow Hornet Zoas from Zoanthid.com 2 months ago. And some clove polyps are now growing out from the zoas. It doesn't seem that the cloves are stinging the zoas but it does look like they are irritating the zoas. Any suggestion in how to remove the cloves without harming the...
  17. SCUBAFreaky

    What's Your Favorite Wrasse?

    Now that I've caught my Yellow Headed Wrasse, I am looking for a more suitable replacement for my 72g aquarium. I'm considering either a Yellow-Flanked Fairy Wrasse or a Bluehead Fairy Wrasse. So, what is your favorite wrasse and why? Also, feel free to include a pic or two.
  18. SCUBAFreaky

    Need Help Catching a Wrasse!

    Looking for suggestions for catching a 5 inch wrasse. I have completely failed at using conventional methods...nets, clear catch containers, scoops, etc. I have a 72g aquarium with quite a bit of live rock. There are a lot of caves and hiding spaces. In fact, I've never been able to find him...
  19. SCUBAFreaky

    How old are your clownfish?

    In reading through Mike's awesome thread about breeding his Wyoming White and Gladiator clownfish pair got me thinking about my own pair of clowns. My pair are both misbar A. ocellaris. I've had them 10 years this summer and they were juveniles roughly the same size when I got them. I bought...
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