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    lol I'll slink out from under my rock for this...

    lol I'll slink out from under my rock for this one...

    On culturing rotifers, most people going through the trouble are breeders so it's more of a necessary evil than just something to do. During...
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    Definately not N. vibex given the full grown size...

    Definately not N. vibex given the full grown size and the reproductive nature. This is indeed an RSF Nassarius though, as far as species we have no proper identification, at one point I had a bead...
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    shhh you guys saw me in no such state, that was...

    shhh you guys saw me in no such state, that was my twin, my evil twin........

    ***cracks another beer***

    so whose headed to Iowa....
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    it was definately a great time!! Hope to do it...

    it was definately a great time!! Hope to do it all over again next year even!! with one extra martini no less!
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    lol awesome, I managed to escape being in any...

    lol awesome, I managed to escape being in any pictures the whole weekend!!!

    Was definately an excellent time, great to meet everyone for sure! Basically the whole trip for me was a 3 day...
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    Hrmm, they do mention their buyers. Based on...

    Hrmm, they do mention their buyers. Based on prior reputation (good) I would give them the benefit of the doubt that they are filling out the more information sections with vendor provided...
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    I'd have to see a shot but it does sound like an...

    I'd have to see a shot but it does sound like an amphipod. Carmie I think might be right on track. Bear in mind these guys will get pigmentation and color quite often from what they're eating.
  8. Thread: Creepy Crawlers

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    eh we're kinda home to black widows, most any...

    eh we're kinda home to black widows, most any native will testify to the bite and the pain (often sickness).

    Wolf spiders sometimes, but never that large!! The thing I fear most though is the Ant...
  9. Thread: Nudibranch?

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    yup I'll vouch, looks like Stomatella varia

    yup I'll vouch, looks like Stomatella varia
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    *sniff* am I the only one who likes these...

    *sniff*

    am I the only one who likes these guys?.... nobody loves me, everybody hates me... guess I'll just eat worms!!

    A quick shot of kalk paste (mrs wages pickling lime in RO water) or adding...
  11. Thread: tenacles...

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    if they're rough looking it's most likely mini...

    if they're rough looking it's most likely mini brittle stars, Ophiactidae or Amphiuridae. Beneficial and great to have

    Species Catalog: Family Amphiuridae sp. #1 mini brittlestars (Easy) - Reef...
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    Clownfish spawning video

    Alrighty all, managed to trim down a rather long video of my clownfish spawning the other week. Interesting to watch for sure!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV9b2SkZJPU
  13. Thread: Refugium

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    CPR makes a backpack refugium that I use from...

    CPR makes a backpack refugium that I use from time to time for various little experiments here and there, I've also seen people modify Canister filters (removing the media and stuffing them full of...
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    Sticky: I would pull down a listing of whats in the salt...

    I would pull down a listing of whats in the salt as far as trace minerals and such, at first thought I would caution against it however it may be a viable alternative. Bear in mind with roti's and...
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    Sticky: hah just a mile? I'm going down, out here on the...

    hah just a mile? I'm going down, out here on the other side of the planet we keep reefs at 6800ft for you metric types... a mile is only 5280 so 1609 meters vs. 2072.... give or take a few...
  16. Thread: hair algae

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    check the parameters of your water change...

    check the parameters of your water change water!!! You might be spinning your wheels if you continue to add bad water.
  17. Thread: Sun corals

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    ahem.... all teasing aside... they are a...

    ahem....

    all teasing aside... they are a little more work.... buuut

    let it be said that feeding my sun corals is my one super relaxing moment in life..... so much so everyone in the family...
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    heh wow I missed this one... a bit of a...

    heh wow I missed this one... a bit of a background but... I myself grew up quite um... underpriveledged

    One of the things that makes me the strongest and drives me is knowing what I left... and...
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    Caveat... even the flagfins will have problems...

    Caveat...

    even the flagfins will have problems with some stinging corals as their nature is to skim surfaces. I have experienced this one myself. That said...

    In the interest in the pipes I...
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    Sticky: heh I just noticed this was sticky... I made a...

    heh I just noticed this was sticky... I made a sticky thread I'm so proud

    thank god I'm so cool I can deflate my ego at will, otherwise it'd be tough to get through doors.

    on feeding studies...
  21. Thread: Sun corals

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    and along comes Carmie to pull the train back on...

    and along comes Carmie to pull the train back on the tracks!! I remember reading a post from you on that, its an excellent idea!!
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    Sticky: as far as phyto additions every day it's a salt...

    as far as phyto additions every day it's a salt to taste type of question.... I've been known to go through phases where I toss gallons of the stuff into my system at a time, you just have to...
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    I mix up a kalk paste and inject them with a...

    I mix up a kalk paste and inject them with a syringe and an 18 gauge needle. Do this with pumps off as if you hit them right they will spit some back out into the water column. I'll hit them all...
  24. Thread: Sun corals

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    hmm... thank god it was me who caught this one...

    hmm... thank god it was me who caught this one first.... uhm

    Raymond... Raymond... Raymond....

    getting back to the question....

    I feed twice daily after getting a new colony until it...
  25. Thread: Sun corals

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    he he, interesting post given that I just...

    he he, interesting post given that I just finished adding a new colony of Tubastrea (sun coral) to my tank a few hours ago. lets see what we can go into here...

    Yes your going to have to target...
  26. Thread: Very sad news

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    Very sad news

    Not sure where to put this... but it is very sad news....

    Frank Hoff passed away recently

    Hodges Family Funeral Home - Memorials

    Anyone involved in breeding, aquaculture, planton, or algae...
  27. Thread: hair algae

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    there are big hares and small hares... (feel...

    there are big hares and small hares... (feel free to play with that one V, I know you will...)

    Manual removal is still probably your best option. Most of the hair algae species out there are...
  28. Thread: Output

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    he he, I popped one of our lines out to the...

    he he, I popped one of our lines out to the garden and I'm glad I did... the only issue is when we get deep freezes I've got to wait till the line thaws before I hit it up for water. not too huge of...
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    heh it just dawned on me that it's a nano, which...

    heh it just dawned on me that it's a nano, which most likely means no macro algae in a sump... you might try adding a nice peice to the display though as there are a ton of decorative algaes out...
  30. Thread: hair algae

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    first trick is going to be to get your nutrient...

    first trick is going to be to get your nutrient intake that is feeding the algae down, watch your feeding and check the quality of your water change water and top off water. A lot of jugs and...
  31. Dick, as a businessman myself I can say that this...

    Dick, as a businessman myself I can say that this effort on your part is going to be a tricky experiment, but one wholly worthwhile! It's business owners like you that keep me interested in the...
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    tagging along here on this one, makes me feel...

    tagging along here on this one, makes me feel happy to live where I live!! Colorado springs is pretty much the mecca of fresh awesome tap water, even the areas with "bad water" have rockin water....
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    lol I forgot about the glue incident.... I think...

    lol I forgot about the glue incident.... I think the worst ones for me is when I go pumps off to feed and forget to turn them back on before I go to bed. I now run heaters in various sections of...
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    the one I constantly do now is pretty much the...

    the one I constantly do now is pretty much the same... when changing water in my clown fry tank (days 1-8 where you pretty much have to change it once or twice daily) I'll seet up my siphon with a...
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    lol V, Brent, glad you could make it over this...

    lol V,

    Brent, glad you could make it over this way!!
  36. Thread: Help quickly

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    ah thanks for getting to that one for me Carmie!!...

    ah thanks for getting to that one for me Carmie!! While I dont drip Kalk I do have a tendancy to keep Mrs. Wages on hand all the time (along with vinegar) for emergency PH or alkalinity adjustment. ...
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    the shells were most likely molts so not...

    the shells were most likely molts so not necessarily dead just a sign that a crab was growing. I'd keep an eye on it but once again, probably not a huge deal. Also, bear in mind the Mythraculus...
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    Give it time....

    Give it time....
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    look at his claws and see if they're scooped,...

    look at his claws and see if they're scooped, also is he hairy?

    The pics are fuzzy and hard to tell of course so you may want to try and lure him out with some pellet or something for a close up. ...
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    he he I love aptasia in my overflows and sumps...

    he he I love aptasia in my overflows and sumps personally, they keep the water nice and clean.

    Being as that I run a very high nutrient system aptasia is a constant battle for myself. While I...
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