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  1. Yes! more so an all around food you can melt and also feed to corals. I've found the smaller size works well with most reef inhabiting fish and corals. It will have stuff for tangs as well. I've steered clear of the normal lettuce and spinach as it has been found to not serve much nutritional purpose. peas and carrots are what i'm using because they serve as a good herbivore stock and have some side benefits as all natural color enhancers.
  2. A new product is underway here at Responsible Reef Aquaculture. As many of you know, I like feedback. So much so I use the feedback others chose to ignore to better serve my fellow reef enthusiasts. So here it is: Responsible Reef Aquaculture's: Reef Roast! I have been working for about two months now on the recipe for this new all in one frozen food. The key point I feel is the ingredients I have chosen are marketed as phosphate-free. Now of course I am going to do a test batch and have it sent to be tested to make 100 percent certain my claims and my supplier's claims are true. But I want my buyers to know they aren't paying for spare nutrients. I might even have some ready to show off at the buckeye reef expo! Any questions are welcome and encouraged. In the meantime, we are still stocking up for the buckeye reef expo so make sure you stop buy and see what's up and say hi!
  3. We've made a few pre-order's already! Don't forget to reserve your's today. I've updated the sizes for the copepods so 16 and 32 oz. bottles are now up for grabs!
  4. Raising flow was what I was thinking. I just had one of my MP-40's die so I guess it is time for an upgrade anyway. I was thinking of maxspect gyre's or something similar. Have any suggestions on powerheads?
  5. I've had them high at one point. That only seemed to encourage Cyanno-bacteria growth. I lit the cheato opposite of what the main display was.
  6. I must admit, I am no where near perfect. As a few of you know, I have a 240 gallon display that I take great pride in but I have one lasting problem...those damn diatoms. So I'll start from the beginning. I 'adopted' a 180 from a guy who couldn't take care of it anymore. It was horrible, GHA was everywhere and nutrients were absolutly through the roof. So I scrubbed all the rocks off, not a trace of GHA was left. I put 100 percent all new sand in the 240 and moved about 10 percent of his water over and dosed bacteria to help with the massive bacteria removal. about two days later, we moved the livestock in and to this day, they live happily ever after in their new home. But from the start, diatoms were a huge issue. I ran GFO, no effect. Reduced the lights, no effect. I stir the sand bed surface once a week, and the next day it is back. I have a sand sifting star and a diamond back goby who constantly is sifting the sand. I run two MP-40's on each side of the tank at full blast. My phosphate is like .02 and nitrates sit at 6. I can't keep Cheato alive in the sump even with a kessil refugium light. Coral is doing great, inverts loving it besides a moody GBTA which no matter what I do, will never be happy. So I come asking for suggestions. the tank is 7 months old at this point so I'm out of answers.
  7. That is truly awesome but I think the word responsible on the bottom had a few to many last night
  8. Maybe we as a group could collaborate to make some videos on some of the more tricky parts of reef keeping and do a YouTube channel?
  9. Looking for who carries RRA's products? You will find them here! Want RRA's phyto and pods closer to home? Tell your local fish store about us, we accept orders anytime and have pricing that can't be topped! -Phytoplankton- Aquatics and Exotics, Mount Healthy Aquatics Galore LLC, Dayton/Fairborn -Copepods- Aquatics and Exotics, Mount Healthy
  10. I’m uping the game. Count on a 32 oz. bottle of TNT copepods alongside the phyto.
  11. Here we have it! Pre-order your phyto and pods today and pay/pickup at the 2019 Buckeye Reef Expo! https://www.reeftrader.com/swaps/84/listings?search_seller=1693
  12. My only concern is what to do with them in the meantime. I know that they lose nutritional content extremely quickly once out of phytoplankton so i don't think I can store them like my phyto in the fridge or just leave them in the buckets like I leave the copepods in the tank because it will just crash. Or am I just over thinking it?
  13. Ok, Looking forward into the future, I would like to get community input on what you would like to see next! My business isn't about making me rich, it's about getting hobbyists good products at an even better price. I can come up with ideas all day, but in the end, if it doesn't appeal to the people who matter, it's not worth the resources. So, if there is that one extremely rare coral, that food that never seems to be in stock or something completely new, I'm up for the challenge and look forward to hearing your ideas! I am currently looking into making a fish food geared towards fish stores, so no minimum order and free delivery where possible. I've also been thinking about making a refugium "starter" kit that has chaeto, the copepods found in our two species combo, amphipods and a small piece of live rock. Beyond this, it's up to the reefing community to express their thoughts and ideas!
  14. Yes sir I can. I’ll put you on the list for both. What size phyto would you like me to reserve?
  15. Here you will find pricing on all of our products! -PHYTOPLANKTON- Our three species blend helps feed coral, inverts and improve water quality. 8 oz. bottle: 10.00 16 oz. bottle: 15.00 32 oz. bottle: 20.00 -TNT COPEPODS- Our two species combo of copepods provide a starting point to seed a tank for a mandarin dragonette or wrasse. Also a valuable member of a good clean up crew 8 oz. bottle: 15.00 16 oz. bottle: 25.00 32 oz. bottle: 50.00
  16. I recommend starting at 5ml per 10 gallons 3 times a week for the first week then increasing your dose by 2-4 ml for a few weeks based on personal preference then after that if you need to increase or decrease based on water parameters it’s safe to do that. People have reported success with my phyto with wide ranges of usage. If you have a lot of coral I would suggest starting with a higher dosage such as 10 ml to start. That’s about 2 caps worth. For pods, I would recommend an 8 oz. bottle in the tank to seed it.
  17. Looks like I know what is going in the sump of my next build.
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