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  • Birthday 03/04/1998

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  1. Sounds good. I'll PM you the measurements tomorrow when I head out there.
  2. The tank isn't running so it's ready to go now, I just would need to clean it. Here is a picture I have of it when I first installed it. I don't have the chambers measurements at the moment
  3. I only ever used the MJ for the dual reactor, so I'm not 100% sure if I have any of the other parts and fittings to convert it to another style of pump. I'll look though and get back with you. Only 1 dosing pump. Heres a link to it. https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-2-part-doser-1-1-ml-per-minute.html I got it as a Christmas gift last year and was waiting to buy a second one. It's seriously never been plugged in, I only took it out of the box to look how I was going to mount it under the stand but never mounted it.
  4. Completely understand. I could part for $35. I have two extra refillable cartigaes and 8ft of hose I can throw in for $5.
  5. Thanks Muttley! If you know of anyone looking for equipment send them my way.
  6. Would rather not separate, I’ll throw in the extra GFO and ROX 0.8 Carbon I have left for free if you’re willing to buy it together. I have about .5lbs of gfo and about 1lb of carbon.
  7. Hey guys! Long story short, I started my dream tank in the summer of 2017, and everything was going great until I lost my job unexpectedly in November. I decided to keep the tank up and just be smart with my spending and hold out on stocking for a few months. A week before Christmas I had a fire that burnt down my family's barn and all of my mowers and equipment for my mowing company, and knocked my power out (it's still out). I was unable to find a home quick enough for my two fish and they sadly passed away due to 40 degree temps. I hope this doesn't come across as a sob story, just trying to get all the details out as to why I am unable to stay in the hobby. I am now trying to gather some money to hopefully keep me going in college for a few more months until I can find a new job. It's looking like my time in the saltwater tank hobby is coming to a close for the time being. That being said, I have an amazing set up thats barely been used, and since theres no livestock I can split everything up. I will provide links and name of things I can remember, and update it once I get moved back into my house. Feel free to make an offer or message me for more details. If you have anything you are specifically looking for let me know, I have lots of stuff I'm going to need to get rid of. I'm in the Dayton area, but my dad works in Troy and he can bring anything there for pickup, I would also be willing to meet. Everything is OBO, willing to haggle. Take advantage of me looking for and needing quick money. Jecod/Jebao DCT Marine Controllable Water Pump (DCT-4000, 1056GPH) - $50 Current USA Orbit Marine Pro LED 36"-48" - Saltwater Aquarium Light - $150 (I grew LPS and some SPS great with this). Reef Octopus CLASSIC 152-S 6" INTERNAL PROTEIN SKIMMER (only ran for 2 months at most). - $200 75 gallon marine land tank with black silicone with black stand. I modified the stand to fit a 40 breeder underneath and added some places to hang power strips. Can send pictures if intersted (https://www.petsmart.com/fish/tanks-aquariums-and-nets/aquariums/marineland-75-gallon-aquarium-majesty-ensemble-5210724.html) - $150 40 gallon breeder (has baffles for sump, will edit later with measurements of chambers) - $40 Reef keeper light system (two power bars, two controllers, two temp probes) - $100 Hanna Low range phosphate checker - $25 2 Jebao RW Series Wavemaker with Controller (RW-4) - $35 each or $60 for both Custom made 40 breeder stand (can fit 20 long sump) - $50 Bulk reef supply GFO & CARBON REACTOR - DUAL WITH MJ1200 PUMP - $50 (I have some gfo and carbon left over I can throw in for $20) Bulk reef supply 4 STAGE 150GPD PLUS WATER SAVER RO/DI SYSTEM with extra filters, resin, and booster pump - $120 Bulk reef supply 2 PART DOSER - 1.1 ML PER MINUTE - $40 (Never used, still in box) 2 200W EHEIM JAGER AQUARIUM HEATER - $25 for each or $40 for both 100W EHEIM JAGER AQUARIUM HEATER - $20 Reef Octopus BH50 MULTI-MOUNT PROTEIN SKIMMER - $65 I have about 75-80lbs of reef saver rock, but its got some nasty algae on it and has been sitting in a cold tank for a month. -$25 for it all, really would like it gone. Sorry I know this is a lot and very unorganized. Please message or text me at (937) 479-1552 for any extra details or special items you're looking for. I will update this list probably this week or next with more stuff. Thanks for reading!
  8. What kind of deal for all 3 Hanna checkers?
  9. I'm trying my hardest not to look so I'm not tempted , but it'll probably be mostly a LPS tank with a few SPS and and small Zoanthid garden. Definite must haves would be the Elegance coral, Fruit Loop Zoanthids, Duncans, and any colored Montipora... and hopefully much more! Just gotta pace myself.
  10. Hey guys! I'm here to do a short update because I'm short on time. I got a very small clean up crew to combat some pretty bad diatom bloom. Got some fish, some fish died for completely unknown reasons, got some refunds and I now have 2 blue/green reed chromis and a cleaner shrimp. They've all been doing well. I'm currently waiting to add anything else until after I pay for my upcoming semester of school (tuition, books, etc.) Excited to get some coral in this thing! Thanks for following!
  11. Anyone interested in this? I have to pay my tuition bill in 2 weeks and would love to get some cash from these. Willing to go down in price. Also, I found a Marineland LED Bright Light 36-48" that came with my 75. I don't have a use for it. Brand new in box, $75 it's yours. Can ship. Heres more info about it: http://www.petsmart.com/fish/heating-and-lighting/lights/marineland-led-bright-lighting-system-16480.html
  12. Thanks for all the kind words! I'll keep this updated as much as I can.
  13. Hey guys! I checked the money situation today and was caught off guard with how dangerous spending without a budget can be. Either way, I need to sell some stuff to make me feel better about upgrading. I already posted a topic listing my Protein Skimmer and T5 light, so I will link to it. Prices are I also want to add my 40B stand to the listing. It's being used as temporary storage at the moment, so pardon my junk. The footprint is 43" x 21.375" and that is your useable tank space. has two drawers with easy stop sliders both drawers are roughly 14" x 10.5" x 3". The sump area can fit a tank 36" x 16" x 23" tall. I fit a 20 long under there for a little before I decided to upgrade. The whole stand is 3 feet tall. It's been stained and sealed so water spilled on it will not soak in, it'll pool until it drys up or you clean it. I'll start it at $150, or I'd willing to do trades or partial cash partial trade. Would love to sell these quick. Feel free to ask any questions! Shoot me an offer!
  14. Thanks for asking! I'm behind on progress updates. I bought the 75 and recently added water. I'll post pics and an update! SO, after I posted I had a talk with my parents. I am 19 and I can spend however I want, but I do live under their roof still and wanted to see how they felt and see what they thought. They were okay with the tank, so the next day I went and bought this beast (for some it's small, but for me it's huge!) I initially had some issues with the stand that the tank came with, it wasn't very sturdy and it had odd dimensions underneath and was 1 inch off from fitting my 40B for a sump. I debated on what to do and thought of a different size sump to use, and then I ended up modifying the stand to fit my old 40B and added some extra support and places to hang power strips and I felt a lot better about the stand being able to hold all the weight. After some measuring and cutting I glued the baffles in on my sump. I had to wait a few days, because I wasn't sure about my skimmer. I was looking for a used one because I didn't want to pay so much, but eventually I bit the bullet and bought a Reef Octopus Classic 152-S 6" Internal Protein Skimmer. Felt good about the purchase and was actually really pleased with how well it ended up fitting. It's sitting on about a 4 inch stand to make the water level about 7-8 inches. It's still kinda breaking in. I don't remember the dimensions off my head, but theres 3 sections. First is the protein skimmer, GFO/Carbon pump, and tank overflow line. Then the 11gal refugium with a sponge filter, circulation fan and whole layer of MarinePure Ceramic Biomedia. The last section is the return pump. the first section water level is 11 inches, second is 10 inches, and the third is 10 inches. In all the sump gives me an estimated 26.5 gallons of water, which means my water volume is about 100. Theres probably less with the rock and sand but I'm saying 100. Not the best quality pictures, but the third baffle has some holes drilled into it and a little support so I can hang on filter floss, or screen or eggcrate. It's already come in handy a few times. Then all my rock came, and I started trying to aa the best I could. I've never been very good at it, and can never seem to get the look I'm going for, but this turned out pretty good I think. After a few days of lugging 5 gallon buckets from the basement I finally got enough water. After I filled the tank I got a booster pump for my RO/DI system and I am very happy with that purchase. ... and then about two weeks later! (still working on getting a black background to cover the cords) 75 gallon with 40B gallon sump/refugium (about 101 gallons) 75lbs of BRS reef saver rock, 80lbs of Fiji Pink live sand. Current USA Orbit Marine Pro LEDs 36" (with the ceiling mounting) 2 - Jebao PP4 circulation fans Eshopps PF-300 overflow Reef Octopus Classic 152-S 6" Internal Protein Skimmer BRS GFO & Carbon Reactor - Dual with MJ1200 Pump 2 - 200W Eheim JAGER Aquarium Heater Marineland Maxi-Jet Water & Circulation Pump - size 400 (circulation for refugium) MarinePure Ceramic Biomedia (1 gallon box + 2 quart box) Sponge Filter - 10 Gallon (refugium) Philips 8W Red A19 LED Bulb for refugium light Reef Keeper Lite with two power bars and temp probe Jebao DCT-4000 return pump API testing for ammonia and nitrites and pH, Red Sea testing kits for nitrate, alkalinity, calcium, magnesium. Hannah checker for phosphates and soon to be pH. I also have a sponge for my 20 gallon sponge filter for a QT tank (when needed). I'm not 100% sure I'm doing it right, but I thought if some of the bacteria grows on it it'll cycle the QT tank quickly. After a few days of water in the tank, I was having really bad heating issues dropped to 70 during the night and barely broke 77 during the day. Bought a new heater, rated for 106 gallons, still wasn't enough. So I bought two and threw them in the refugium. Every since my temp has been a solid 79.5, which is exactly what I have my Reef Keeper set too, so thats good! It's been about two weeks since I added water. I decided to not use any live rock, only the reef saver rock. My LFS gave me a cup of their thriving pod culture, and I got some chaeto from them, and I think this should be enough to get my rock thriving, and then I'm hoping to introduce some coralline algae somehow. I hate hitch hikers and had a massive bristle worm problem in my old tank from a live rock I seeded my tank with and it never really seeded well and the rock work looked so off with one different colored rock. I'm hoping I can get away with not adding any live rock. I did add Bio-Spira to the tank to kick things off. I haven't had any ammonia or nitrites, I have 2ppm nitrates, and 0.03ppm phosphates. The bottle says I can add fish right away, but I learned so many lessons last time about being impatient, and I have to say this tank build has been a breeze. I'm going to ride it out for another week or so and see what happens. I do have one blue-leg hermit that was a hitch hiker in the chaeto. I had been target feeding him pellets to keep him going, but now I'm getting a small diatom bloom, so the little guy has been all over eating away. Also, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't considering buying a new refugium light. I'm looking at the Kessil H80 Tuna Flora Refugium LED Light. We'll see, I have to talk myself into it. Other possible buys are a t5 retrofit kit, and bigger circulation fans, but I'm going to wait on those until I get some coral to see if I need them. Sorry for such a long post, thanks for reading!
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