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  1. GPReefer

    Rebuilding Pirate's Reef

    Thanks, Kirk. I am looking for unique softies. There are a few hard corals in there. I really need to get my other tank going so I can move some of the stuff out of the nano. It just took so long to get it started the first time and then Laura and the flood here after it was up and running...
  2. GPReefer

    Rebuilding Pirate's Reef

    Thank you.
  3. GPReefer

    Rebuilding Pirate's Reef

    I am using the stocking list from Mike C’s Softy Tank on R2R for inspiration. I know where he got many of his corals. I had to quit buying frags because some are growing well.
  4. GPReefer

    Rebuilding Pirate's Reef

    June picture update.
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    Rebuilding Pirate's Reef

    And not for the squeamish - this is what knee revision surgery looks like a month later. I will just use the thumbnail here :)
  6. GPReefer

    Rebuilding Pirate's Reef

    A monthly update. I haven’t had much time to spend on the nano or the big “dry tank.” Still playing nurse to my wife. Five and a half weeks past her surgery and she is doing better. There were some issues with her incision not healing. Apparent allergic reaction to the internal stitches or...
  7. GPReefer

    Happy Easter everyone!

    I hope everyone had a great Easter Sunday with family and friends.
  8. GPReefer

    Rebuilding Pirate's Reef

    Just checking in. The wife is recovering well from her knee revision surgery. We got to see an X-Ray of the new knee a few days ago and it appears that all is going well. The revision device is a bear! I have been busy playing nurse for my wife and mother in separate houses. Not easy. The...
  9. GPReefer

    Rebuilding Pirate's Reef

    Thanks. Me too!
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    Rebuilding Pirate's Reef

    Well, my wife had her knee revision surgery on Tuesday. The original type of implant that was used had a known issue with the part of the device that is cemented to the lower leg bone (tibia). The issue was that the cement used sometimes did not bond to the metal part of the device, causing...
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    I’m not “new”, but it’s been years!

    In case no one knows what we are talking about, they can Google “The Jennings Eight” and read for days. There was even a documentary done on it on the ID Network a couple years ago. Enough of that, I guess. Just keep your head down over there and watch your back. What kind of dog are you...
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    I’m not “new”, but it’s been years!

    Not easy when you still have a serial killer on the loose either. Many suspecting the killer being a member of law enforcement. That would be quite a handicap right there with community relations.
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    I’m not “new”, but it’s been years!

    @pecanislandreefer FYI, since you mentioned Red Sea Aquariums, I saw this morning that BRS has some of them on sale for 10% off. 43-240 gallons.
  14. GPReefer

    HELP 90 gallon stand pipe

    Well, I can understand that. I was going to ask if you knew how old the tank was. I like projects though. You could remove all of that old silicone and go back with something like Momentive RTV 108 and have a nice resealed tank that you could do the other overflow mod - do people still say...
  15. GPReefer

    HELP 90 gallon stand pipe

    I wouldn't think that would kill the project. Just a sign to go the route I mentioned. :-)
  16. GPReefer

    HELP 90 gallon stand pipe

    If it were me, I would plug that hole, remove that overflow and go with a Ghost style overflow mounted on the back with a Bean Animal drain system. That's a big tank for a single 1" DRAIN. The existing hole would be easy to close with a bulkhead and a screw-in cap. You could also just...
  17. GPReefer

    Apex Accessories

    Are you changing controller systems, or just selling what you have? I probably lost a couple of modules in the flood, but I don't remember which ones because I threw the cabinet away and removed everything that was inside. Oops. :-)
  18. GPReefer

    I’m not “new”, but it’s been years!

    Hey, welcome back! You are in the black hole of reefing now. :) At least you are closer to Lafayette than I am in Lake Charles. There is nothing here that I am aware of. I only have a nano going right now but have a 125 in a permanent holding pattern. It seems that way anyway. I mainly...
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    Rebuilding Pirate's Reef

    Thanks, I will keep an eye on it. I was using HW Marinemix and my magnesium was always high. In fact, using a Salifert test kit, it was always at 1500+. I switched to Tropic Marin and the magnesium level is starting to drop. I do 10% water changes per week, so I am not sure if the magnesium...
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    Rebuilding Pirate's Reef

    Decided to use Tropic Marin’s All for Reef (AFR) powder concentrate for dosing. A small container is going to last a long time on this tank. So, here is my dosing system. :)
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