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Everything posted by DustingrahamRRA

  1. Well the phyto is more so the problem when it comes to that. You will need separate cultures of phyto if you wanted more than one strain. The pods on the other hand will be fine. I culture Tig, Tisbe and Apoc together and they do fine as long as you feed them well.
  2. A Little Bit Fishy in Monroe and Cincinnati Coral and Aquarium in West Chester has it in stock!
  3. Here it is! 15 percent off for Buckeye Reef Members! Responsible Reef Aquaculture’s new “Reef Roast” is a perfect all in one food for your reef. This Omnivore blend will keep Tangs, Clowns, Wrasses, Angles and more growing and happy. Made with ingredients certified by the Marine Stewardship Council, we are keeping our oceans safe and your tank clean by selecting ingredients grown without phosphate loading. Infused with Vitamins and our own Phytoplankton Blend, your fish will thrive with less effort and money! Ingredients: Clam, Pacific White Shrimp, Ocean Perch, Scallop, Squid, Peas, Carrots, Garlic, Nori, Spirulina, Phytopankton 4 oz. MSRP: 8.99/bag Buckeye Reef Price: 7.65/bag 8 oz. MSRP: 18.99/bag Buckeye Reef Price: 16.15/bag
  4. The best type of phyto in my opinion for best growing pods is a tetra strain. Their outer "shell" is much easily consumed by smaller species of pods. Of course we feed with our blend of phyto because the larger tig species of pod can handle the tougher shell of the nano with the two smaller species enjoying the iso and tetra. Glad to see some home cultured pods!
  5. Welcome Cincinnati Coral and Aquarium located in West Chester, OH!
  6. You all have done great things for me, so it is the least I can do!
  7. Hello All! Big news! We now have an official website! Please visit http://www.responsiblereefaquaculture.com and create an account. When you go to sign up, please select the "Buckeye Reef Member" option, which will get you 15 percent off all of our products! We look forward to serving you. Please put in the company name "Buckeye Reef" and in the notes put your screen name. Failure to do so will result in a rejected account.
  8. Joe, I didn't get a notification for this message. I can ship them to you, or if you are local we can meet up! checkout our profile the company form in about 15 minutes!
  9. I'm making plans for a 4x2x1 foot frag tank. I'm thinking lighting wise doing a 48 inch Aquatic Life fixture with either kessils or AI's. I'm open to Radions as well. What is the general knowledge when it comes to these lights or other options? looking to frag a little bit of everything.
  10. A lot of work has already been put into this place! I met the owner at the Buckeye Reef Expo and I was happy to see his plans came to life! Walking in, you notice how large the space really is. Tall ceilings, extremely nice counters and floors and a soon to be SPS dominate 300 gallon display. I look forward to working with and shopping at Cincinnati Coral and Aquarium!
  11. Hello everyone! It has been a long, productive few weeks for RRA and we have some updates to give to our community. First off, an update on just who carries RRA's products. As of right now, we are partnered with three stores that continue to offer our products. We have Aquatics Galore (formally corals galore) in Dayton, A Little Bit Fishy in Monroe and a new partner is Aquarium Masterminds in Toledo. We had Summit City Corals as a possible vendor, but I am still waiting on a response. I am looking to get into more stores at the moment, as this will allow us to accomplish a few goals I have in mind for Responsible Reef Aquaculture LLC. Now, a few of you know that I was working on a frozen all-in-one reef food. Well, things have gone extremely well and it is now available at A Little Bit Fishy in Monroe. At the moment, this is the only store that has stocked our food. I have received good reviews from outside users and I think I am going to try and get it out more. A small bag runs for 9.99 and our large bag runs 18.00. We have used ingredients certified by the marine stewardship council to help support our mission outside of our company. I know communication has been lacking, but I can assure you that I am working hard to better the brand you know and provide more solutions for use in the reef keeping hobby. I have two things to ask of my community though. I would love feedback (both good and bad) on my current products and if you regularly visit a local fish store that doesn't carry our products, please drop the name in the comments section if you would like to see them stock our product. Happy Reefing! Dustin Graham, Owner Responsible Reef Aquaculture LLC
  12. Thank you for the feedback! More retailers and products coming soon!
  13. 100 percent! We are getting an order ready for Summit City Corals and Aquarium Masterminds as well!
  14. Looking back on this show, I cannot believe how fun it was! We got the name out, made some awesome trades and met some amazing people. We will be back!
  15. Welcome our newest vendor, A Little Bit Fishy LLC in Monroe, Ohio!
  16. 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.
  17. 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!
  18. 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!
  19. 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?
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
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