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  1. Are you doing day light robbery? $88 for gsp???!!!
    10 points
  2. Bro kenji, your pulsing xenia that u were previously selling, those were from me right. I gave away a huge rock of them to you. Yet instead of paying it forward, u sold them at 15 bucks per frag. Not a very nice thing to do bro, I have met u couple of times, you seemed like a nice guy. Marc is right in saying the circle is small, we have seen many profiteering hobbyists come and go.. maybe you may think it's none of our biz to meddle but we are trying to make the hobby a pleasant one for novices and experienced hobbyists alike. Maybe you may want to just earn a quick profit during this difficult times, but there are other methods to make money yeah.. 回头是岸...jiayou..
    10 points
  3. Please note that to prevent spamming and protect members, New Registered Member need to have Min 10 meaningful posting in the other section, before being able to start a New sales thread or Reply here. You may share your tank journey, ask question or help others to gain your posting and not by spamming Thank you for your co-operation !
    8 points
  4. After lurking the forum for a few years, allow me to share my reefing experience. This is my aquarium-in-progress. ACROPOLIS Acro: 1. (greek) the highest point; 2. Acropora, a genus of coral -polis: (greek) city This aquarium draws inspiration from the famous Acropolis of Athens. This scape reminds me of the majestic ruins on top of the acropolis, the meandering path climbing upwards, as well as the sprawling civic districts at its feet. Coincidentally, the name also can be interpreted as acropora city, a good fit of the corals home to this aquarium. I did not document the build and the transitions, but I would like to share my experience here. I'll start with the overall visions i have for this set up. My aquarium should be balanced-minimal. There must be large open space balanced by dense growth and complex structure. There must be large organisms balanced by fine details. Although minimalist is the characteristic of this aqua-scape, the balance is the soul. The feeding tube on the right side and the labyrinth on the left encourage fishes to adopt a more natural behavior. They will take advantage of the shelter in the main scape, only to venture out into open when opportunity (feeding) arises. This creates a interesting shifts in dynamic. The rock work is the skeletal foundation of the main "acropolis", but I want organic growth to obscure most of it. eventually the rock should be almost invisible. The tank is placed in the corner of the living room. Therefore it offers two-sided view. The aqua-scape needs to be well proportioned for both view; there should also be minimum clutter of equipment on the viewing side. Uniformity is over-rated. I want to direct flow at where flow is needed; shine light on where light is needed, give food to where the food is needed. Efficiency is the name of the game here. My reefing decision needs to be deliberate. if a hardware is setup in a certain way, I must be able to justify how it helps my tank to do better. This aquarium is still work-in-progress. Thank you for reading, and feedbacks.
    7 points
  5. Lol no I think Marco is correct. Seems to buy cheap from LFS then resale to profit. I wouldn’t be surprised if also profiteering from the Xenia. He also lied and sold me a fake dragon soul torch, but was just actually a common torch, so buyers beware. At least he did partly refund me after I called him out. SMH Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
    7 points
  6. I love you for your hopelessly shameless behavior. Please use your own photos next time you want to cheat Hobby space is small so if you want to cheat someone else, please do it in flea market. At least we can see your face and justify if it’s worth $140 Shameless Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
    7 points
  7. TGIF!!!!!. Feeling happy today so give away a rbta to whoever pm me first. Paying it forward to the reefing society. Condition: -Send me your tank pic -Please ensure u have enough light and a chiller and know the requirement of keeping an anemone -collect by this weekend Sent from my SM-N986B using Tapatalk
    7 points
  8. Quite a dishonest seller if all these potentially catastrophic damages are not shared with you fully. To wilfully conceal these defects is truly low. The cabinet will give way and it is very dangerous. You are entitled to a full refund imo. If you are willing, I believe this community is going to stand behind you. I have bought defective 2nd hand items and even tank that leaked upon fill up before and the sellers were very steady to refund with no questions asked. I believe my experiences are the norm rather than the exception, cos the community is tight knit like that. Share the seller, lets see how we can proceed.
    7 points
  9. Well done. Hope you feel happy everyday. Lol
    6 points
  10. Starting a new thread journeying into the microscopic world of our reef tanks. Not all images are mine. But will also include filter/coral/wool samples that cross my path. Hopefully this thread will be a useful reference to shed light on issues we see in our tanks such as algae or even fish parasite issues. And to encourage discussion about the right treatment once we identify what it is under the microscope. To the naked eye, diatoms look similar to dinoflagellates but are actually very different under the microscope. The treatment path is also different. Applying the wrong fix will only results in prolonging the issue or even create new issues.
    5 points
  11. Singapore reefing community has evolved over the years, with more and more sophisticated setups, greater access to reef keeping information, wider variety of livestocks and many dedicated Reefers/LFS. SRC has seen many successful local reef and FOWLR tanks and this thread seeks to collate photos and videos of the tanks within our community! A one stop thread for anyone to drool! Hence, we would like to invite all Singapore Reefers, to actively contribute, to this thread, your full tank shots, macro shots of your display tank and videos of your vibrant marine life at home! For those with a great setup to share, photos of your live support system, controller consoles will be welcomed too! To showcase the pride of our community, we will also be featuring these photos/videos, regularly, on various SRC social media platforms. (By sharing your shots on this thread, you would have also consented to the use of your media for the above purpose) For each of your post, do upload your media and include your Instagram/Facebook account so that we provide credits when we feature your media on our social media platforms. Feel free to also tell us a little about your photo/video in your post, e.g. the species of the livestock(s), interesting facts about your setup or even a story of your tank. Looking forward to your posts! Who knows, your sharing here in this thread could lead to the bragging rights of the TOTQ titles
    5 points
  12. I've started to journey into the microscopic world of the reef tank. Invested in a good microscope with a camera hooked up. Its great to be able to pinpoint issues and apply the correct fix. For example : Is this dinoflagellates or diatoms? What kind of algae is this? Or be able to identify various parasites. For a start, many have experienced brown jelly disease on hammer & torch corals. The common advise is to discard it immediately as the brown jelly can spread. Another common advise is to dip the coral with coral dip or with iodine to disinfect it. This post hopes to give some insights on what works & what does not. Under the microscope, the brown jelly are actually a huge colony of a type of protozoa (single celled microscopic animal) known as ciliates. They are characterized by the presence of hair like organelles called cilia. Pic from Wikipedia From numerous articles (eg : https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1385110115300095), the common ciliate associated with coral diseases are Philaster Lucinda & Philaster Guamense Pic below taken by my microscope. The brown bits you see are zooxanthellae. Some have been ingested. I tested some new purchased / store bought hammer corals and a tiny amount of the ciliate are present. Apparently, ciliate are always present in the water but have no effect if the coral is healthy or if the population of the ciliate is small. However, when they colonize in large populations, they attack the weak coral & the infamous brown jelly or RTN occurs. I collected the brown jelly & soaked them in various kinds of coral dips and iodine. Apparently, the ciliates do not die! All still alive! This means that while coral dips & iodine may do well to 'wash' the coral, bits of this parasite are still present and can cause further issues. Possibly that's why brown jelly tends comes back a few days later. In the video below, you will see big colonies of the ciliate. This slimy cloud contains the parasite that can move around to infect the nearby coral. Hence the advise to dip & trim away the infected piece is correct. Of all the products tested, the only one that actually destroys the ciliate is Polyplab Reef Primer. Within 10 minutes, the cilates stop moving (die!) and the cell walls start to disintegrate. And if left for longer periods, it seems to disintegrate entirely (or perhaps it becomes so transparent that I can't see with my microscope) Next step is to understand how to prevent brown jelly or ciliate colonies in the first place.
    5 points
  13. Happy 3rd Birthday Giveaway! One lucky winnner wins IntelligenceOcean R60. How to participate: 1- Like & Share Post 2- Post a pic of your hammer garden under comment section. Entries start 17/3/21 - 21/3/21. Our team will pick one [emoji256] winnner and annouce on 26/3/21. *** -1 entry per reefer -Not eligible for personnel associated with lfs. -In case of any disputes, we rms team will make the final decision. Rem to follow us at #reefmarketsg • • • #RMS #supportrms #sgreefsupplies #sgreefclub #allmymoneygoestocoral Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
    5 points
  14. When I grow up I know how to earn money liao .... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    5 points
  15. Can the victims please PM us with your side of the story so that we can have a case against him, and if he didnt reply or do anything about it then we might take action.
    5 points
  16. Can you share who you bought the tank from?
    5 points
  17. One thing I love about this hobby is the constant ability to learn something new. However, there are also occasions where it is worth learning something old. Techniques that reefers used historically but are in dire need of resurrection, forgotten heroes (or heroines) so to speak. As such I wanted to share a few topics on reefing that I hope you find useful. So let's start the ball rolling with the first forgotten hero... Sulphur Denitrifiers. For the life of me I just don't understand why Sulphur Reactors are not more popular after all they are possibly one of the easiest "set and forget" ways to reduce nitrate. Just throw some yellow Sulphur Beads (about 1kg of Sulphur per 500L) along with some calcium reactor media (e.g. ARM) into a reactor and add water. That is it. Best of all is you can leave it for a year or slowly flowing denitrified water back into your system. So simple. Ok there is a little bit more. yes, it is best if you use a recirculating reactor, but honestly a normal reactor will work well too. After filling and adding water perform an initial purge of the reactor chamber into a bucket, you dont want sulphur dust in your system. Next step is you will need to dial in the flow. At the start it should be a constant drip drip drip each second. Over time you can increase the flow. To dial-in the correct flow rate test the effluent for nitrates regularily over the next couple of weeks and if nitrates are too low (plus to avoid the smell) increase the flow rate or remove some sulphur media. However, if the nitrates are still too high decrease the flow or add some more sulphur. It will take a couple of weeks to kick into action as the bacteria starts to populate, but once you have it dialed in, it will operate in an equilibrium growing bacteria in relation to the available nitrate. The media can last well over a year with little to no maintenance, just check for clogging (tip... Don't use any sponges in the reactor). Did I mention sulphur media is also fairly cheap I saw some@aquamarin for $8.80 a kilo. Ok sounds too good to be true, easy, cheap and works for ages. Well the downside is that your Alk will take a hit. Hence, the recommended addition of the calcium reactor media into the reactor to help buffer against that reduction. But you may need to up your alk dose. Also at the start (for a day or so) and at times the flow is too low there is a tiny little smell. But I simply blame the dog Haha. Sulphur reactors are so easy to set up, Yet it appears there are few reefers enjoying their delights and even fewer newbies aware of the pure ease and simplicity and money savings a sulphur reactor can bring. For more info I suggest you visit the interweb, and lookup 'Parker's Reef Sulphur' on youtube. As he has a good introduction to Sulphur Reactors amongst many other goodies.. Enjoy! (If there are any forgotten heros you feel need mentioning PM me). More forgotten heroes shortly. Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
    4 points
  18. A couple more pics of diatoms They are in fact beneficial and always present in a balanced tank system. According to Wikipedia, diatoms in the ocean generate 20% of the oxygen produced on the planet each year. Diatoms are a form of photosynthetic single cell phytoplankton. While some reefers hate it, here are some fun facts on diatoms Diatoms take up silicic acid from the water to form a silica shell (a form of glass). Sources of silicon : silica sand/quartz sand (from the beach), tap water, marine salt mix Diatom chloroplasts (i.e. plant cell organelles that convert light energy into chemical energy via the photosynthetic process) are yellowish brown due to the presence of photosynthetic pigments such as chlorophyll (green), beta carotene (orange), and fucoxanthin (orange) Cell walls made of silica (glass). Their exoskeleton are made of 2 halves that fit inside one another perfectly. The walls are called frustules and have 2 main shapes – longish shape (called Pennate) and disc/cylindrical shape called centric) Diatoms are beneficial – they can outcompete the growth of other types of algae. And prevent HAB (Harmful Algae Bloom) – green water, cyanobacteria bloom, dinoflagellates Copepods eat phytoplankton (including diatoms) which in turn feed the fish Note that once silicates are depleted, other forms of algae can appear. Hence a good balance is required. Silica are in fact critical for the reef aquarium. Normal levels are 0.02ppm - 2.9ppm. Marine organisms that use silica : Marine sponges (beneficial filter feeder) incorporate silicates in their structure. Some mollusks (snails) have radula (teeth) to scrape off algae from rocks/glass. These teeth contain substantial silica. And of course, diatoms - benefits mentioned above. Credit : Pic from https://socratic.org/ In any case, if diatoms are a bother, especially when silica levels are elevated beyond the normal levels mentioned earlier, consider the following : 'Export' the silicates by siphoning out the diatoms when they form. Don't just stir or turkey baster it off the rocks/sand bed Use aragonite sand instead of quartz/silica sand Avoid using tap water. ICP test of tap water at Bt Batok has 1.12ppm of silicon. Use a good RODI filter to prepare water for water change & top up Use resins such as Rowaphos (and probably other similar products). These remove plenty of phosphates but also some level of silicates.
    4 points
  19. Very nice zoas bro ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    4 points
  20. Picked up a frag from fellow reefer recently. All the best on your future plans. Here it is in my tank. Hope I can maintain the lovely colors. Some other pics taken yesterday. Most with yellow filter. Bali shortcake (From Coral Fanatics SG) Divaricata (From Coral Fanatics SG) Space Invaders Pectinia (From Coral Fanatics SG) Horrida (From Reefing Reality) From reefer (originally from S5) Love the colors of this branching hammer (From Coral Fanatics SG) Holy Grail torch Fiji pink birdsnest
    4 points
  21. There could be various reasons. But one likely one is that it is bleaching due to excessive light. Gonio generally prefer low light conditions. From the picture, it seems to be placed at a location that's bright enough for SPS/Monti. Perhaps its too bright. Would suggest to bring it to a more shaded spot.
    4 points
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    4 points
  23. I definitely won’t buy. If this is a master piece, then you should keep it and slowly enjoy. Don’t take this forum as a way to rip any new comers. Gsp is not that expensive after all. Who care how long it takes to be on the Skelton head
    4 points
  24. I decided not to sell since the coral is under appreciated and cause so much spark. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
    4 points
  25. Woah bro! Is this even a justified amount to sell the coral? I am appalled by how high some of reefers are selling the corals in this forum. I went to madpetz and a huge Christmas tree coral was going for $700 plus. When I started this hobby about 3 years ago, it was the goodwill of some nice Reefer bros selling corals at an affordable price that allowed me to start the hobby. I know this is a rare and special coral but to sell this at $1200??? Please don’t make the hobby an opportunity to earn off it. Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
    4 points
  26. Dont think this is first case, End of the day, willing buyer and willing seller, newer reefers need to stop impulse buy syndrome, do more research, walk ard LFS to know market price. Download telegram and buy corals via auction or sale, much cheaper this way. Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
    4 points
  27. Open up to 7cm. Impulse brought and thus letting go below market price. Selling at $260 slightly nego. Very nice and healthy piece.
    4 points
  28. From fowlr to reef still lots to learn. Keeping it simple still with softies and LPS. My reef learning journey IG: simsreef Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
    4 points
  29. Joining in the fun! My old tank before it crashed in 2019 @alexcyf
    4 points
  30. Big White alveopora- $140 (7-9 cm) Big Light Blue Gonio - $150 (7-9cm)
    4 points
  31. Wysiwyg, selling on behalf of reefer. $400. Whatsapp 92971884 if keen thanks. Fully expanded roughly 14-15cm.
    4 points
  32. It's unfortunate that it happened to me. This fellow had MIA since Mar 2019 after cheated me on x2 hailea chillers. Telling me next month (Apr 2019) will pay up. Met him in FB and he's known as Zac. I have warned him a few days ago via FB chat that I'll lodged a police report and file for compensation since I have all the evidence. He responded within 5 mins and text me next month shall payup, as expected MIA again. Considering current economic situation, I'll give him till end of 1st week of Nov before I take on legal proceedings with him. Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
    4 points
  33. Actually most reefers including me, want to save money in the beginning by buying inferior stuff, in the end upgrade waste more money. This hobby is better to plan ahead on in terms of livestock and equipment, know ur budget and know what you want, the only way is to be more patient and not rush into buying something, do more research. I would say this hobby is generally expensive, the equipment that makes life easier for u is not cheap. just take chiller for example, u wan save money for chiller, go buy fan, u initially tink u definitely can do the manual topup cos fan the evaporation can be crazy. But end of day with work and family commitment is not sustainable. Not expert here, just sharing my 2 cents, hope it helps. happy reefing! Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
    4 points
  34. I have a lot of this sps. Green base with dull orange polyps. Looks like reverse sunset monti but colour not as good. Fast grower. Easy for beginner. Everyone can have a frag for free if you don't mind the hassle of coming over. If possible, evening around 730 to 930pm. Otherwise, can just text me on adhoc basis to check before you pop by. serangoon.94880692 Sent from my SM-G988B using Tapatalk
    4 points
  35. This is a new thread to continue from my original thread as per the following URL, since the previous thread is now in the archived status. https://www.sgreefclub.com/forum/topic/176955-nano-reef-marine-tanks-journey-starting-from-15-sept-2020/ I am pleased to share the following video on my planning for the next stage of the tank - Stocking the Tank, while I am waiting for the tank to complete the cycling process which is looking at 4 -6 weeks time.
    3 points
  36. I’ve been using red sea salts from day 1 for my red sea max nano tank. I finished off a 22kg bucket of the coral pro salt and then switched to blue bucket salt and I’ve been using it for more than 1 year now. I started my tank as a LPS reef tank 2 years ago, I was very happy to use the pro salt. As a beginner, I didn’t use a dosing pump. Thanks to pro salt’s elevated level of foundation elements and high alkalinity, with 10% water change every week, I was able to keep up the parameters and my LPS love it. I can easily manage my tank without a dosing pump back then. After the first year, my tank was mature and I decided to put some SPS. With the increasing numbers of SPS, I found out that I can’t keep up the parameters just changing water every week. I started to use a dosing pump and I decided to drop my alkalinity level from 12 to 8 for the mix reef system. That’s when I switched from red sea pro purple bucket to red sea salt blue bucket. I have to say that I am impressed by the quality control of Red Sea. My test result always matches https://www.redseafish.com/my-batch/ results. The salt is easy to dissolve and mix. My sps are showing great growth. I am very happy with the salts.
    3 points
  37. SSC frag $30 See photo for reference Colony Self collect at West Coast Gardens. Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
    3 points
  38. Normally I place another frag plug/rock under the mushroom and hoping it will grow on it. Sometimes it eventually splits, I'm guessing this is probably due to the uneven surfaces.
    3 points
  39. Went through the very dreaded task of rinsing the sulfur reactor last weekend. Saved up 3 buckets of tank water during water change to rinse the mulm off the sulfur beads. Nevertheless, the reactor needs to go through the cycling process again (hopefully shorter cycle) In the process, the ceramic shaft of the pump was found to be broken. Good thing a spare was available in my stash of spare parts. A good time after that to put up the hammock & relax. From Airmocks : https://www.airmocks.com/
    3 points
  40. Seem not too long ago when my tank is still flourishing. Due to a little mishap of dosing dino x on a prolong period. Almost 30% of my corals is wiped out and all my corals are super browned and stressed . Lesson learnt. “Do not continue to dose when dinoflagellates has been cleared.” Trying to play safe with the mentality of eliminating dinos fully doesn’t work here!! A small percentage of my corals, mainly frags were offloaded to a friend to help temporarily house it. And majority of my sps colonies also sold. I decided to decom for now. Thus bringing a end to my 5yrs old 4ft bean animal tank (My Reefing Chronicles 2). Hopefully, I will come bk stronger and do look out for my new tank build in 2021!! Also do look for my other post for balance sale of livestock (corals and rocks, fishes & equipments will be port over to new tank when comes). Thanks and stay safe, everyone!!
    3 points
  41. That is a large piece. You should have post the picture from the start haha. Chio!
    3 points
  42. Agree. Its all about supply and demand. I remember when fiji fox face is still new. Theres only 1 LFS selling it back then. I bought it for $150. Few months later other LFS start selling it then the price reduced from $150 to $40-$60. Same goes to whats happening with flame angle now. The demand is high but supply is low which makes this fish more expenssive than usual price yet we dont question Those LFS why they are selling expenssive than usual right? I think we shouldnt jump in conclusions. We dont know how much the seller bought it from unless ofcourse its very obvious that the seller is purely doing buy and sell. [emoji4] Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
    3 points
  43. Price of corals and fishes are also like stock market. Purple Tang was $180. Now you get for $90 even. Does that mean the buyer who got it for $180 sell it for $90? Its good to tell that LFS has a different price tag instead of jumping to conclusions that everyone was out to make money by ripping off other reefers. Frankly, a few months ago, XL Christmas Rock was over $1000 in some LFS. Demand and Supply. Since Madpetz has more available (I was there yesterday too), the price could have come down. Well, enjoy reefing. Happy New Year guys. Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
    3 points
  44. This is my 6 Months old RSR170! https://www.instagram.com/evoreefz/
    3 points
  45. Hi bro, think u need to check your water first. For new tank, not advisable to add corals so fast, wwc cycle their tanks for 4 months! u really need to let your tank mature first along with your bioload to stabilize. u need consistently measure your big 3 Alk, calcium , magnesium along with nitrate phosphate to ensure the parameters are stable 1-2 months before its fit for coral, another indication is u start seeing coralline algae growing which is another indicator of system able to support coral calcification. also advisable to invest in RODI and do ur own salt mix. keep to a regular Water change schedule like 5-10% water change weekly or biweekly and stick to it. Next up is flow, sps need high flow but not direct bashing flow or tissue will STN RTN, aim your powerhead near the surface or use pulsing mode so its gentle on coral, if ur sps has polyp extension, its good to see the polyp moving randomly most of the time means the flow is probably just about right. For light, sps can tahan about 300-400 par but probably depends coral to coral. you really need to use a par meter, u can probably rent from other reefers or exchange for frags for their service. need to avoid hotspots which is common for led point source pucks. too high light can cause coral bleaching. if unsure always start with lower light intensity rather than high light intensity. Most important is to get ur water chemistry right first before u move on to check other stuffs otherwise u will be turning around in circles. Hope got help u. i would advise u stop buying corals now and try to find out whats wrong to save some $$. corals are not cheap. Good luck! Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
    3 points
  46. 5 pieces for sale. Size from 4cm-6cm. Collection at CCK North 5. Here's how it works: Step 1: PM me to reserve. Wait for me to cfm. Step 2: Make donation to any charity drive listed on giving.sg. $15 per piece, but feel free to donate more. Send me receipt/screenshot after that (dated 20nov onwards). Step 3: Collection. Sundays only please. Mods please remove if inappropriate. Thanks all.
    3 points
  47. Lmk which colors u might be keen on bro if any have various colors other than red/pink
    3 points
  48. @JJtheReeferare you the seller? i rmb you are selling one redsea nano.
    3 points
  49. These are frags from my main tank. Frag Tank running out of space. Willing to trade with other frags with similar value. PM me for trade. Selling my extra frags price as follows: A - $ 30 B - $ 30 C - $ 40 D - $ 40 E - $ 40 All other Frags in the video are for sale too. PM me for price and details. Please click the video link to see the corals in more details: https://youtu.be/fiiVrKRLtE8 Gonio Garden: https://youtu.be/GzsrQY3qYy8 Frag A - 3cm Frag B - 3cm Frag C -5/6cm Frag D - 4/5cm Frag E - 4/5cm
    3 points
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