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11/23/2007, 02:55 PM
Been kinda busy lately and haven't been around much. But life has settled down a bit for the time.
Anyways, I've got some sea grass in my tank that has taken over and need to trim it down some. I was wondering if anyone was interested in it for there sump or tank?
Let me know,
11/23/2007, 10:56 PM
I would be but where are u at?
11/23/2007, 11:58 PM
I'm in Hillsboro. 40 miles North of Fargo and 40 miles South of Grand Forks.
11/24/2007, 12:23 PM
I would be Angie.. BTW my last post to you was that you could have an old HOB skimmer if you wanted it.. Are you still interested??
How is the tank going after the incident?? Hope it is coming along better...
11/24/2007, 01:08 PM
Here is a pic of it in my tank.
Tarax...I still have the other tank cycling. I just filled it up with water and top it off. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet.
If you are interested let me know. I'll be in Fargo on Wednesday for a bit we could meet some place.
11/24/2007, 10:33 PM
Sure.. I think I'll be in town.. I'll PM you my phone number so you can call when around.. I'm a fiber splicer/Data type guy so I work wierd hours.. I can leave town at a moments notice but I don't think anything like that is coming up..
11/25/2007, 03:30 PM
I will be around too...my cell is 7012383453.
11/25/2007, 04:36 PM
Are you in Fargo too Michael?
11/25/2007, 08:29 PM
Yes I am I can meet you somewhere here if necessary. I have two little babies so it is sometimes hard but I will take as much as possible please. I can pay you for them too if need be. How much can you spare??
11/26/2007, 03:43 AM
I'll look tonight when I get home from work and girl scouts. I will have enough for you 2 I'm sure. Probably around 4 plants each. Maybe more. I haven't messed around in there lately cause my clown fish tries to eat me every time I do.
There is no price, I was going to throw it out if I couldn't get anyone to take some. Trades are always welcome if you have something.
11/26/2007, 03:16 PM
well I might. depends on what you are looking for too.
11/26/2007, 03:49 PM
What ya got?? What ya got??
11/26/2007, 05:56 PM
what are you looking for or what do you like--soft, lps, sps
11/27/2007, 03:35 AM
Something that's easy to take care of. I already have Pulsing Xenia and Kenya Tree.
11/27/2007, 04:42 PM
okay...I am sure we can come up with something. I have some small and some bigger colonies that are nice and super easy softies. Just call me when you get to town 701-238-3453
11/27/2007, 05:16 PM
I'm planning on meeting Tarax too. So I was thinking at MeritCare on Broadway around 5pm. My daughter's appointment is at 4pm and that gives us an hour. Will be in the clinic parking lot on the North side. Not the hospital ramp. Main level parking as I hear there is lower level parking, but I have yet to find out how to get there.
If anyone else wants to meet, let me know and I will get more out. Otherwise I just have the 2.
11/29/2007, 06:38 AM
Thanks Mark and Michael for meeting with me yesterday so I could clean out my tank some. After we met you both, my daughter said you were both very nice. hehe.
The cabbage coral is wonderful Michael. It has opened up great this morning and looks so cool. Thanks much
11/29/2007, 07:19 AM
Thanks again Angie for the sea grass.. My Goby doesn't know what to think of it as of this point.. He just comes out and stares at it almost like he is thinking.. "Hey the substrate is mine!!" When I get something to share you can definately take a look at what you want.
And BTW if when we schedule the meetings don't work for you speak up.. Most of us are flexible enough to be able to change things around. Would love to have you at the next meeting.
11/29/2007, 07:24 AM
No problem Mark...
My lawn mower bleeny loves it and even the clown fish started nipping at it lately.
Tank looks kinda bear now, but I know it will take over again, so when I have more I will let you know.
12/07/2007, 06:25 AM
Next time your lookin to thin your grass down let me know my foxface would love some of that. :)
12/07/2007, 01:14 PM
Will let ya know. Give it another month. I was going to go in the tank today and see what I have left and move somethings around. I don't really care for how it looks right now. But I'm sure when I start moving things, I would like that either.
12/14/2007, 02:03 AM
Hows the seagrass for nutrient export?
12/14/2007, 06:24 AM
its very good for export. i am going to use it with some chaeto so that I can get rid of my startup skimmer.....
12/14/2007, 07:15 AM
Actually after further thought, I have to disagree with what I just said. Sea grass is not the best for exporting nutrients. Do not put this in the tank itself if you want to do it. In the fuge, its a tough call. you are probably better off with macro that is easier to control...
12/14/2007, 11:25 AM
I have no idea. I like it in my tank, as it grows I find all the fish nipping on it. I have moved all of it to the back of the tank and it looks kinda cool. But that is a personal opion also.
12/14/2007, 01:08 PM
I have discussed this before whether sea grass is a good nutrient export with some other people on other forums.... The problem is this it grows quickly and is very invasive as part of a tank, but I think if it is part of a habitat and not a method of removing nutrients than it should be fine. I think nutrients are probably best dealt with by much simpler and rapidly growing species. If you keep seagrasses, you should do so in their own right as a habitat. I would use fast-growing, non-invasive, non-toxic, easily harvested macroalgae, bacteria in the sand, or turf algae as biological nutrient removal.
12/14/2007, 03:01 PM
Thanks for the explanation Michael.
Like I said, I just like the way it looks in the tank and that's the only reason I got it.
12/14/2007, 05:57 PM
I kind of like the way it looks in my refuge although my main exporter is my Cheato and mangroves my sea grass I got from Ange is mainly munchies for my Rabbitfish so I have Know worries of it taking over, I really don't have to worry about any un wanted macro taking over my tank because of my Rabbit.....LOL.
12/15/2007, 10:43 AM
How are the mangroves coming along ICE?
12/15/2007, 05:07 PM
Well Right now I'm in the process of setting up a 70 watt HQI pendent in my sump because my PC light is to long and High and my Mangroves are touching the lights almost.
There doing pretty well thank you, but boy want Magnesium sponges they are.
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