Welcome to SouthWest Florida Marine Aquarium Society

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About dbl

  • Rank
    Settled In
  • Birthday

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling
  • Location:
    Naples, FL
  1. At the moment, the sump is spoken for, and has one back-up. So it looks like someone might be able to use it! The reactor is still available if anyone is interested in that.
  2. No one needs a free 55g sump/tank? Let me know as it needs to go. Hitting the dumpster this Wednesday if no body can use it.
  3. I replaced my sump last weekend and have the old one if anyone is interested. It's a standard 55g with the following sections in this order: Drain/skimmer, return, fuge, ato reservoir. You could remove the baffles and end up with a clean slate. Would rather see someone use it than me simply get rid of it. Free or a frag if you're feeling generous. Other item is a 3 year old BRS dual reactor. Does not come with a pump because I fed it off my manifold. In good shape and was working perfectly when removed last week. I think $25 is more than a fair price, but I guess time will tell. Pictures below...let me know if you have any interest. I'm in Naples.
  4. Thank you both. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
  5. I haven't touched this thread in a really long time. Thought I'd throw up a few pictures of this weekends project. Swapped out the sump...finally rid of the old converted 55g. Just have to clean up the cabling.
  6. One benefit of only spending 20 minutes there...my wallet never left my pocket...lol.
  7. I was in Orlando over the weekend for my daughters graduation. I dropped in on the way out of town but only stayed for about a 20 minutes. It was packed. Said hello to Marco at his booth. I would say yes it's worth going to but you'll need more than 20 minutes!!!!
  8. Not sure if I'm allowed to post links, but you might like to read the article below. If this isn't allowed, please remove with my apologies. https://www.reef2reef.com/ams/let’s-mix-it-up-designing-and-using-a-water-mixing-station.77/
  9. I have those very containers and they were ordered from Tank Depot. As Eric said, they have a location on the other coast but I would call first before making the trip.
  10. Sent you a PM.
  11. I'm pretty sure I can spare some...it's been a couple weeks since the last trimming. I'll let you know this evening. And yes, I'm in Naples.
  12. I have a pair of snowflakes that spawn every couple of weeks. My wife wanted to try to raise them so I did a bunch of research and told her no way. She repeated herself and said she wanted me to raise them. The second time I made her read what it would take. Her last comment on the subject...well it makes good food for the rest of the fish!
  13. I personally use an Apex, so it's not that I am opposed to them. I was merely asking Charlie if he had one that he was trying to utilize. There are many independent options to accomplish what he's trying to do without the use of a controller. Ron's suggestion being one of them. Tunze, Hydor, Aqua Medic are just a few that immediately come to mind that offer more reasonably priced controllable powerheads than having to got with EcoTech.
  14. Some of you may know this but others do not, so I'll ask the question. @charlie0101, do you currently have a controller (Apex or any other) that you're trying to use? As demonstrated, there are numerous options but I think it would help to understand what you currently have to work with, if anything.
  15. This is sold and thread can be closed. Thanks.