Joseph

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Name: Joseph Conti
Date registered: March 2, 2009
URL: http://www.josephsreef.com

Latest posts

  1. Moved, Downsizing the 120 to a 57 Rimless. — April 18, 2012
  2. Hanna Calcium Checker Review — September 14, 2011
  3. QuietOne 3000 Pump not Reliable — April 11, 2011
  4. Tank Redesign in Progress — June 29, 2010
  5. RBTA Healed from Powerhead Incident — February 11, 2010

Most commented posts

  1. Cooling Fans for Aquarium Canopy – DIY — 6 comments
  2. Potential Addition: Blue Jaw Trigger — 3 comments
  3. Kole Yellow Eye Tang (Ctenochaetus strigosus) — 3 comments
  4. Bye Henry — 3 comments
  5. QuietOne 3000 Pump not Reliable — 2 comments

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Apr 18

Moved, Downsizing the 120 to a 57 Rimless.

57 Gallon Deep Blue Rimless

As the title says. I recently moved, so I will be downsizing the 120 gallon to a Deep Blue 57 gallon rimless 3′ tank with middle overflow. I’m going to take a bunch of photos of the old tank before I start the moving process. I haven’t really updated the blog in a while, so …

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Sep 14

Hanna Calcium Checker Review

Hey everyone. Sorry for the lack of follow-ups lately. I haven’t had the time necessary to post something worth while for a few months now. I purchased the HANNA Instruments “Handheld Colorimeter” to measure Calcium. I’ve always dreaded doing the standard titration tests that all hobby grade test kits have out there. There is so …

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Apr 11

QuietOne 3000 Pump not Reliable

I’ve had a quietone 3000 pump for about a year now. It’s been running 24/7 with regular cleanings of the impeller shaft. Last night, I had a brief power blip due to a thunder storm and the pump doesn’t seem to be able to start up again. After a close inspection of the impeller shaft …

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Jun 29

Tank Redesign in Progress

Stay tuned for a new tank! After figuring out the issue with my toxic algae and diminising tank conditions was attributed to metal magnets mounted to rubble rock which I acuired at a frag swap was leaching into the tank for months, I have decided that some improvements were necessary and that I will be …

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Feb 11

RBTA Healed from Powerhead Incident

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Here is an updated photo of my RBTA 3 months after it crawled in a Maxi Jet 1200 and almost got completely shredded. You can view my post to see what happened by clicking here.

Feb 11

Does Interceptor Affect Anemones or Snails?

I recently noticed many red bugs on my Acropora SPS corals. After ordering Interceptor for 51-100lb dogs (Which is the most common treatment), I noticed that I couldn’t find definitive answers as to whether or not it will affect anything else in the tank. Here is a picture of the coral with viewable Red Bugs: …

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Dec 30

Just Ordered a Neptune Systems APEX Controller

Will post more info when it gets here and I can install it!

Dec 21

Built a DIY Refugium & Lighting

After reading the inspiring article from Mark Levinson’s website. I decided to build a refugium in my sump to create some extra nutrient export. The overall goal of this venture, is to create some additional nutrient export and hopefully help reduce some of the algae outbreaks I’ve been having in my Display Tank. Since the …

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Dec 10

Carpenter’s Flasher Wrasse (Paracheilinus carpenteri)

Picked up Gus (A Carpenter’s Wrasse) at Marinescape a few weeks ago. After over a month in the Quarantine tank he was finally put into his new home yesterday. Some information on Paracheilinus carpenteri The Carpenter’s Flasher Wrasse, also known as the Carpenter’s Wrasse, or Redfin Flasher Wrasse, is orange with blue vertical stripes as …

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Oct 10

RBTA Crawled into a Powerhead :-(

Things aren’t looking to good for my RBTA. I woke up this morning and he had crawled into my MaxiJet 1200. I’m going to slowly let him crawl out and see how it goes.

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