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About RockyProndoa

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  • Birthday 09/01/1978

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    Toledo, OH
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    Freshwater, Saltwater, Planted Tanks, Dogs, Animals, Fishing/Hunting, Kids!

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  1. Awesome! I'm still holding out for the trident! Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  2. Oh I have nothing against turbos, per se, it's just that they are mini bulldozers and I don't feel like picking up my corals every two days lol. But to your point, yes, they are great for GHA. On a side note, GHA is completely gone, some astrea snails and blue-leg hermits along with some GFO and water changes did the trick. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  3. He said just salt to start and then intends to move into fresh. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  4. Yeah, I have called and talked to the owner a few times as the sign has been there since November. Last I spoke to him he was planning for a January opening - not sure how accurate that is, though. He was quite friendly on the phone and invited me to like his Facebook page, which I did, but beyond that haven't heard/seen much else in regards to an opening. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  5. No kidding - I can't wait for this! Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  6. I received the new Apex as a black Friday purchase and couldn't be more impressed. To your statement above, I also have been thinking about setting up a continuous water change system - let me know if you do decide to, I'd be curious to experiment with you. Also - careful with that gyre and reverse mode. From my understanding running them in reverse seems to cause a lot of wear and tear. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  7. Just placed an order! Thanks for the phenomenal deal! Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  8. Grats - you'll be happy with your purchase. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  9. Not sure on warranty - have to check the manufacturer's site for that. I personally run a C2C overflow with a BA drain (s) and two 1" returns. Pic attached - excuse the mess! Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  10. I have a 135g and use the DC-9000 and run it at about 90%, but it still moves a massive amount of water. In hindsight, I'd get the DC-12000 so that I didn't have to turn the pump up quite so high, but over the course of 2+years the pump has been rock solid. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  11. Yeah, I enjoy the tangs. Really interested in a semi reef-safe butterfly, perhaps a pyramid? Anthias are out, remind me of freshwater fish for whatever reason, lol.
  12. Well shame on me! It looks like it has been a long, long time since I have updated this thread. And depending on how you look at it, quite a few changes have occurred, namely tearing down the tank and starting over! Much of the equipment has stayed the same, but I did cook my original 100# of rock in muriatic acid (quite an interesting experience), I have ditched the 55g sump for a 100g Rubbermaid sump, added an additional 50# of cured live rock, replaced sand - and well, basically started fresh again. I'll get some new pics posted as I could have sworn I posted some of these previously, but nonetheless, I'll get some coming in the next week or two. As for my original reason for posting - I need some stocking ideas! I've got a general idea of what I would like, but it's nice to get input for that 'aha, I didn't think of that!' moment. Current inhabitants: Two-Barred Rabbitfish Mated Pair Ocellaris Clowns (One orange, one black) Blue-Leg Hermits, Scarlet Hermits Cerith Snails Lettuce Nudibranch x 2 Wish List: Powder Blue Tang (will add last) Yellow Tang Flame Angelfish Fairy Wrasse Shrimp Goby (no particular species) And?????? Plan for this tank as before, is a mixed reef, probably LPS dominant. I have zero corals/frags at the moment as the tank is just coming out of a terrible GHA bloom from the initial cycle. Water parameters are testing good, GHA is rapidly receding, so I think we are moving into the next phase of tank maturity. Let me know if anyone has any ideas - I'm open to suggestion at this point, and the wife and kids are providing their own input as well. Would love to see what we can come up with collectively. Thanks!
  13. FRESHWATER! Selling my nearly new Finnex Planted+ 24/7 SE 48" LED light. I purchased this light brand new 2-3 weeks ago, and since have decided to pursue a different route with lighting. Light works great, fully automated, still has original packaging. Paid $145 for the light, asking $125 OBO. Local pickup in Toledo.
  14. No, I would certainly cherish that. However, in this day and age, I must imagine that having a brick and mortar store dedicated to SW would prove to be very difficult. Maintaining adequate, healthy stock in clean tanks while trying to be cost competitive must be very difficult. Unfortunately, I can't sacrifice my own tanks health to be supportive of those that aren't maintained properly, so it's a bit of a double-edged sword. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  15. Funny you say that, that's who I was looking at after I posted this. I typically use another site (won't mention names out of fairness/respect), but their customer service has become horrid and they cancelled my order, so I'm moving on. I'll give Aquarium Depot a try - thanks! Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk