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  3. I have a 48” T5/Kessil hybrid fixture for sale that can be hung or it come with stands to put over top of your tank. Comes with 4 bulbs that are about 3 months old (2-Giesemann super actinics, 1 ATI Blue Plus and 1 ATI Actinic). Does not include Kessils! $100 firm
  4. What is it

    Basket stars are usually higher in the water column in more flow... maybe a sea cucumber? Whatever it is, it Has some fast movement, keep us updated. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
  5. Acan retracting

    Try feeding your acans with reef foods, music or some of the fauna marin lps pellets (our favorite). They will get significantly healthier and puff up in a month or two. Besides it's fun to see them eat! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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  7. South Fort Myers Openhouse Reef Display

    The time is 6pm- 8pm Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  8. South Fort Myers Openhouse Reef Display

    Any idea how long this event will last?
  9. 2’ 24W T5 Lamps

    he is located around estero awesome guy
  10. What is it

    My bad, I picked up the wrong URL. So lets try this over again with new links! One of the coolest things that has ever happened to me in my almost 15 years in the hobby, happened today. I was doing some maintenance in my 125g DT (I have an algae issue). I went to grab a wad of hairy algae off a rock that has a couple of RBTA’s on it. As my hand got close, I saw something move and disappear into the sand next to the rock. It happened so fast and I wasn’t really looking at the sand, but at the algae on the rock, that I had no idea what it was. I took a small frag out of the tank and went to the spare room where I do fragging and other maintenance. When I came back out with the cleaned up frag I looked to see if there was anything there… or if my mind was playing a trick on me. But no, it wasn’t my imagination. It has a central disk that’s about 1” or a little bigger and has 7 to 9 VERY branchy legs that when fully extended make it about 3” to 4” in diameter. I didn’t get to see it very long as it disappeared into the sand again pretty quickly, but I was pretty sure it was a basket star! BTW, I never bought a basket star so my best guess is that it hitchhiked in on something I collected in the Florida Keys or off the beaches of Sanibel! https://youtu.be/sIIDN8VmIB0 Here is a still of it. And the next time it was out I got a real treat! I was ready to shoot more video and I got over a minute of it eating! The video is a bit choppy as it had to be reduced in size to email from my cell phone to my computer. https://youtu.be/ClunEJfVF7M
  11. getting out of the hobby

    Hi Rick, I have the 300 watt Eheim heater. I also have 3 Reef Breeders Super Nova fixtures and the Reefi-Labs pendant. One Super Nova may be sold but it hasn't been paid for or picked up yet and I may keep the used one as a spare if I end up keeping the 50g cube aquarium. But if somebody really wanted 2 of them, I'd be willing to sell them both. These are the same fixture that I have used for the last year over my 65g shallow reef in the back room that was thin and has a carbon fiber case rather than steel or aluminum. The Reefi-Lab pendant is the one I had over the frag tank and it has 50 Cree leds. Both fixtures have wifi control, six channels of color control and sunrise/sunset control. Oh, I also have the Reef Radiance D120 black box fixture which was over the refugium. It's old and basic and a bit rusty!
  12. getting out of the hobby

    Ron What led light fixtures do you still have for sale? How about the heater? RickO
  13. getting out of the hobby

    Yes it is. Call me and we can talk about it. It's wifi controlled.
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  15. What is it

    One of the coolest things that has ever happened to me in my almost 15 years in the hobby, happened today. I was doing some maintenance in my 125g DT (I have an algae issue). I went to grab a wad of hairy algae off a rock that has a couple of RBTA’s on it. As my hand got close, I saw something move and disappear into the sand next to the rock. It happened so fast and I wasn’t really looking at the sand, but at the algae on the rock, that I had no idea what it was. I took a small frag out of the tank and went to the spare room where I do fragging and other maintenance. When I came back out with the cleaned up frag I looked to see if there was anything there… or if my mind was playing a trick on me. But no, it wasn’t my imagination. It has a central disk that’s about 1” or a little bigger and has 7 to 9 VERY branchy legs that when fully extended make it about 3” to 4” in diameter. I didn’t get to see it very long as it disappeared into the sand again pretty quickly, but I was pretty sure it was a basket star! Here is a very short You Tube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIIDN8VmIB0&feature=youtu.be Here is a still of it. And the next time it was out I got a real treat! I was ready to shoot more video and I got over a minute of it eating! The video is a bit choppy as it had to be reduced in size to email from my cell phone to my computer. Here is a 90 second You Tube video. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClunEJfVF7M&feature=youtu.be
  16. getting out of the hobby

    Hey Ron, Sorry if I've missed this, but is the Reefi-Labs pendant led fixture still available? Matt
  17. Ms Maria Cabrera of the South Fort Myers High school Art Club is presenting her clubs take on Reef Life. There will be an open house Thursday night @ 7:00 PM at the South Fort Myers High school. Please stop by if you can and tell her what you think. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Hey guys and girls, I have 4 green cap montipora frags that I’m wanting to get rid of. Large frags, very healthy fast growing. 20$ per frag Last picture is from the mother colonies. Need to make space Call or text anytime 2398513291 thanks in advance, brandon Let me know if interested, pick up Cape Coral
  19. 2018 Keys Trip/meeting June 15, 16 &17, 2018

    This sounds Mighty tempting. My wife and I just got back from the upper lower Keys. Little Torch Key to be exact, this past weekend. Had a great time. Water was pretty rough 2 to 3 foot Seas on a pretty heavy chop in Shore. But as a recommendation from Ron we visited the Horseshoe. And that pretty much saved our weekend. Heavy Chop on the Oceanside but it was flat calm in horseshoe and around horseshoe. We wanted to visit money key and little money key, but it was choppy enough to make it a little too sloppy and I'm comfortable for a little boat. Maybe next time. We're itching to go back down already, so I'm really considering tagging along with you guys on this year's trip. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
  20. 2018 Meeting Schedule

    Nothing for April as of yet.... we may try and do an open meeting later in the month.... May has been set up Saturday May 12th at 11am. IMAG History and Science Center 2000 Cranford Ave Fort Myers, FL 33916 We will be doing tour and question and answer session with their staff. Over the last year the imagination and combined with SWFL HISTORY Museum and it's now called IMAG. This will be great opportunity to see the place if you haven't visited before or in a long time. The aquarium section houses a featured tank as seen on the TV Show TANKED.
  21. Selling our Reef Savvy aquarium & stand. Reef Savvy 72x24x20(tall) rimless with black silicone, Phantom bottom, and a three hole overflow box. To the best of my knowledge, Tank was setup for 2 years. Has been torn down and dry for about a year. Tank was sent back to ReefSavvy to inspect and eval, came back clean with armored seams. Silicone is in clean condition. Stand is same size as tank, finished in a modern high gloss white finish. Doors are flush and have NO handles or holes drilled. Magnetic child locks installed / could be removed without visible markings. Tank is very clean, comes with return and drain plumbing inside the overflow, and bulkheads. Can be bundled with other (GHL/Royal/Fauna) brand equipment. Asking: $4,000
  22. CP40 Crossflow wavemaker

    New in box - $60 Used with complete new wet side - $50
  23. Acan retracting

    Happens to me too 2 times a week probably
  24. Acan retracting

    They seem to be doing good, this retracting thing the acans are doing is an ongoing thing. This is a new tank to the acans but has been running over a year now so I think it is just me learning the quirks of this smaller setup and a slightly higher concentration of cleanup to gallons. Every time a shrimp or crab runs across one, they retract for a few hours to a day.
  25. Acan retracting

    Hey Czim How are you corals ?
  26. WTB Sump

    No loner looking. I already built a sump from a 40G breeder purchase at Petco $1 a gallon. I order the baffles from Melvreef I'm very happy with my DIY. Mod please close this thread.
  27. LOL, will be following your progress with this setup and your seagrass studies!
  28. I want to contact local FWC researchers or anyone else monitoring the seagrasses and ask if we can get involved. At the very least I want to do some transect/quadrat studies on biomass and biodiversity within the seagrass. Thanks! Since I took that photo I've added some brackets and supports to secure the plumbing. Thankfully all the plumbing is behind tanks and sump, so not easily "bumpable". The cords have since been better managed also. I'm all about drip loops. My drip loops have drip loops.
  29. Looks great! I love display refugiums and mangroves. Do you have any experiments in thought for the sea grass tank? I think the conservation and rehabilitation of the grass flats in our region is extremely important and I'm interested to see where you go with this.
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