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dingoinde

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    dingoinde got a reaction from Muttley000 in The "have you seen me" thread   
    Ahh so I have a weekend of work on the tank.  See if I can get ready for some new visitors
     
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    dingoinde got a reaction from that Coral Guy in Buckeye Reef Expo v2.0 set 03/11/2017   
    Is there anything that the club needs help with for this event?  I know we haven't had Jesse at a meeting in a couple months to do any group planning.  Want to make sure I am helping where I can.
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    dingoinde got a reaction from that Coral Guy in Buckeye Reef Expo v2.0 set 03/11/2017   
    Room Booked for the event!!  See everyone on Friday the 10th of March!
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    dingoinde got a reaction from Jesse in Buckeye Reef Expo v2.0 set 03/11/2017   
    Is there anything that the club needs help with for this event?  I know we haven't had Jesse at a meeting in a couple months to do any group planning.  Want to make sure I am helping where I can.
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    dingoinde got a reaction from Jesse in Buckeye Reef Expo v2.0 set 03/11/2017   
    Room Booked for the event!!  See everyone on Friday the 10th of March!
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    dingoinde reacted to Craig in Controllers?   
    Ordering my apex Thursday. Seems like a no brainer. 
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    dingoinde reacted to Jesse in Controllers?   
    I"m all Apex here.
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    dingoinde reacted to Jesse in Reef Crystals 40$ 200g box at 2017 Buckeye Reef expo   
    Coral Reef is going to provide the expo with Reef Crystals for 40$ per 200 gallon box. Should they bring 100 or 200 boxes? Do you think 200 boxes will sell?
    Post here how many you plan to purchase.
     
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    dingoinde got a reaction from Changing Tide Aquatics in December Meeting   
    Can we get it on the calendar.
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    dingoinde got a reaction from Changing Tide Aquatics in December Meeting   
    I will be there.  If I can find the invte
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    dingoinde reacted to Muttley000 in Captive Bred Lemon Butterflies are Coming!   
    Great looking species!
    http://www.advancedaquarist.com/blog/first-aquacultured-lemon-butterflies-now-available
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    dingoinde got a reaction from Karmann in overflow flow rate   
    That is a great read.  I have been pondering my next tank and I was not sure how big the overflows needed to be.  I had ran 1.5 inch and was concerned it could not drain enough.  I know now that I am no where near to the top end.  Thanks for the article.
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    dingoinde reacted to Karmann in overflow flow rate   
    A lot of variables involved, this is a good read that covers the subject.
    http://www.beananimal.com/articles/hydraulics-for-the-aquarist.aspx
    I have 150g going to basement sumps through bean animal with 1" pipes.
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    dingoinde got a reaction from teacherreefer in September photo contest   
    My read is that summer is actually happening this year and people have been enjoying it and the main admin just got married and between summer and wedding he has been busy.  I expect it will pick up soon.  I know for my self I have been buried at work.  I am beginning to get back into the tank.  
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    dingoinde got a reaction from zeeGGee in Please post photo/s of your tank with MINIMAL or NO WATER CHANGE   
    I don't fit in this topic right now.   Flatworm exit did and things are starting to get back to normal.   I look forward to my tank looking This good.
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    dingoinde reacted to Harleybronco in Another tank   
    I've still got that 250 to fall back on lol, my master plan is to keep the puffers growing so they out grow the tank,then she has no choice but the 250 for her babies
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    dingoinde reacted to punkspider in Hello ya'll   
    Hey everyone. I've been out with family alot and trying not to spend so haven't been around much. Shoot i've stayed out of local fish stores for a few months now.  You will probably see more of me here soon since i am going to third shift and may spend more time home. The family is good we have been playing pokemon go and we have been hitting up kings island, cincinnati zoo and the newport aquarium. We now have passes to all three..... Costly that is lol. 
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    dingoinde got a reaction from that Coral Guy in Buckeye Reef Expo v2.0 set 03/11/2017   
    I am surprised you haven't found an Animated banner widget for count down.
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    dingoinde reacted to Craig in Dosing containers ?   
    Not the prettiest but gets the job done 

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    dingoinde reacted to Luke Schnabel in Dosing containers ?   
    I have the BRS space saver 1G jugs. But I've seen pretty much anything that holds liquid that you can drill a hole in the cap
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    dingoinde reacted to Jesse in Xxl acro colonys   
    It's a hobby not a problem. 
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    dingoinde reacted to WILDFISH in Xxl acro colonys   
    lol you have a problem 
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    dingoinde reacted to Jesse in Fish Review: The Lawnmower Blenny   
    Can't say I have one but wouldn't hesitate if I had an algae problem. Great review!
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    dingoinde reacted to Harleybronco in Fish Review: The Lawnmower Blenny   
    I have three all in diffrent tanks, love watching them they just hang out
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    dingoinde reacted to MBS in Fish Review: The Lawnmower Blenny   
    I'm sitting here relaxing in front of my tank for the first time months. I've almost forgotten how therapeutic reef watching can be. Dancing among my coral I have a yellow tank, bicolor angel, green mandarin, blue chromis, cardinal fish (the black and silver striped ones which the name is eluding me at the moment) and... Jumping out of the rocks from time to time is my lawnmower blennie.
    He's so odd i think he deserves a posting. If you've never seen or had one its a unique looking fish.. Kinda like Frogman meets horned toad. If beauty is truly in the eye of the beerholder then I think we're looking at full barrel of 90 minute IPA before before you're overlooking the angels in favor if his little guy.
    So ... Why keep one then? Thats a good question ... Here's some observations i've had which form the reasons why i will probably always have one in my tank.
    1.) They reef safe - i have a number of corals - soft,lps,sps - as well as other inverts and he bothers non of them
    2.) They are non aggressive towards my other fish
    3.) They are very hardy and easy to care for
    4.) They are primarily herbivores but will eat mysis or other meaty food when algae is scarce
    #4 is the most important reason for my recommending everyone keep one. I had a terrible bubble algea problem. I tried emerald crabs and various tangs to no avail. Every month i was removing my rockwork and scraping handfuls of bubble algae into the waste can. I picked up this lawnmower blenny one afternoon simple because of his odd appearance. Within a week of introducing him to my tank i noticed the bubble algae was not growing like it had been. The blenny is very shy and at first i thought he went to the land of lost socks that some of my new fish go to... You know.. Let them loose and they disappear into the rockwork never to be seen again. In either case, i sat quietly and watched the tank for him to appear and eventually he did.... When i put him in the tank he looked normal. (For a lawnmower blenny) but now he looked like a stomach with fish parts attached to each end. 3" long fish with the stomach area a sphere the size a nickel. He would perch on he rocks by sitting on his belly...
    As it turns out he was mowing down that bubble algae like a champ. I haven't removed one bubble of algae since and if i look, i can't find any in the tank. If there were a 'miracle fish' for bubble algae.. This guy would be it.
    The only con i can think of is that he is still very elusive. Had him about 6 months now and he's still rockin the big gut but I only rarely see him except during feeding time at the rare occasion i get to veg in front of the tank for more then a couple minutes.
    So.. If you're looking for an small reef safe fish hat plays well with others, has a unique appearance and interesting behavioral characteristics i encourage you to check this lite guy out. If you have bubble algae this could be the best investment you could make to control or eliminate it.
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