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Old 05/12/2013, 03:45 AM   #26
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MARS has monthly meetings in folsom at roundtable pizza.
http://marineaquarist.org/forums/index.php?topic=4513.0
I didn't even know MARS existed. Everyone welcome or invite only?


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Old 05/12/2013, 09:49 AM   #27
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Good morning! Glad you found us. All are welcomed... whether you have a tank, used to have a tank, want to have a tank. I'm a bit biased but I think we've got a great group of people and some fun events. You don't need to be a paid MARS member to attend the meetings but there is some very good value in membership.


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Old 05/12/2013, 09:52 AM   #28
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Graet looking tanks guys! Tom, would love to see your tank sometime. Toofrigginswt, same goes for you! Tfp, you too! Would love to make the next tour down there! With Borchers, and Jeff n Ann's new setup's you guys have some sweet tanks for sure! Keep up the good work guys!


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Old 05/12/2013, 09:54 AM   #29
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Good morning! Glad you found us. All are welcomed... whether you have a tank, used to have a tank, want to have a tank. I'm a bit biased but I think we've got a great group of people and some fun events. You don't need to be a paid MARS member to attend the meetings but there is some very good value in membership.
I'm totaly on your side! You guys have a great set of people down there!


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Old 05/12/2013, 01:04 PM   #30
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Awesome. I'll look into it. I may or may not make it this month, I work from home (fabricate holsters) and raise my 2 year old daughter so my schedule is a disaster.


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Old 05/12/2013, 02:49 PM   #31
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For what it's worth, my biggest tank. 65gal freshwater (will eventually be converted to a reef tank within 12 months and maybe an octopus only tank in a few years).
It's currently undergoing redecorating. I'm building a custom slate structure with happy places for everyone and replacing the rocks with sand. There are a couple live plants in there, I'm pulling out the fake plants and adding 4 sword plants and anything else interesting. I got the tank (34x18x24),stand and light (2 95w actnic bulbs, 250w 14k MH DE I swapped for a 6.5k and 8 moonlight LEDs) on craigslist for $120.

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10" common pleco
3" African Featherfin catfish
4 marble veil angelfish
1 platinum Veil Angelfish
1 Koi Veil angelfish
1 mystery snail
A handful of ghost shrimp and the occasional fry from my wife's tank for the 4" Black Ghost Knife fish.



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Old 05/16/2013, 06:00 PM   #32
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Took the rock out and put sand in (play sand SUCKS!). Took 24 hours for the water to clear up, the knife fish (almost blind) had a field day flying around the tank while it was murky. Everyone is happy but the pleco. He has developed white stripes. I was scared he was sick but a little research says this is normal behavior to many situations. A change of the entire tank is an easy cause, water parameters are identical to before the move (i used 30 gallons of old water, the ceramic media and bio balls were isolated until I was sure the new water was declorinated).




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Old 05/25/2013, 04:06 AM   #33
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I hope you don't mind but your photo wasn't showing up so I reposted it. You have a really clean Freshwater tank. I can't wait to see what you can do with a reef tank.






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Old 05/25/2013, 07:52 AM   #34
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65g tank changed again. Almost done, just needs a couple more tall plants.

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Old 05/31/2013, 11:42 PM   #35
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Here's my work in progress. The tank is still very young.




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Old 06/01/2013, 02:14 PM   #36
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Great looking tank Jonathan!


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Old 06/01/2013, 04:57 PM   #37
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Jonathan, your tank picture belongs in a magazine.


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Old 06/03/2013, 10:24 PM   #38
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Quick video of my 120l with me bothering the fish with my leds :P
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Old 06/15/2013, 12:55 PM   #39
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Here's my work in progress. The tank is still very young.

nice man, I love it!


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Old 06/17/2013, 11:20 PM   #40
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beautiful tanks


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Old 06/20/2013, 05:26 AM   #41
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Neat! I like that corner overflow box. Is that huge rock in the back one whole solid piece?
thx,,,it is one solid piece,,i have had it for a long time,,it was bigger but i had to cut it to fit in the tank


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Old 06/22/2013, 08:53 PM   #42
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Got my saltwater tank cycling


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Old 06/24/2013, 06:25 PM   #43
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I haven't posted tank pics in forever. My tank is currently dominated by a large gigas clam, three anemones, a few LPS, and a handful of acros. It was an acro-dominated tank at one time.

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Old 06/24/2013, 11:00 PM   #44
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Very nice jeff, probably the last giggas in the area.


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Old 06/24/2013, 11:02 PM   #45
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That clam would give me nightmares. You could probably bury your arm in the thing!


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Old 06/24/2013, 11:18 PM   #46
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Thanks guys! I've had that gigas since 2007. It has survived a lot of stupid things I have done . The clam is the one thing I worry about the most since they are no longer available.


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Old 06/24/2013, 11:19 PM   #47
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The clam makes it more challenging to grow SPS since it competes for calcium and alk.


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Old 06/25/2013, 12:49 AM   #48
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Holy cow... I thought that was a huge monti cap but it's actually a clam! lol.


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Old 06/25/2013, 08:02 AM   #49
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Why are they no longer available? (I'm new)


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Old 06/25/2013, 09:52 AM   #50
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They are endangered in the wild and extinct in most areas.


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