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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. Hi everyone...i am newbie here who started just early this year with a help of a nice bro from here too..currently just having a small nano tank and i thought why not go for a bigger one haha...so i planned to build a rimless 3.5ft tank with a cabinet on my own and wanted to share this long journey with all of you...feel free to correct me if i am going in the wrong way... The build of the cabinet below Manage to build the cabinet successfully which took me about a month because was doing it onli on my off days...will say it was tuff as i was doing this the first time and the onli help was youtube haha....stay tune for my tank overflow build ,sump and pipping...i hav a short video on my cabinet structure build , anyone knows how can i upload it...thank you
    7 points
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Well done. Hope you feel happy everyday. Lol
    6 points
  11. Latest update of Singapore marine Live fish store (24.08.2020 ) 1. IWARNA AQUAFARM Location: Aquarium Iwarna Pte Ltdn 70 Pasir Ris Farmway 3, Singapore 518234 https://goo.gl/maps/CX6FAyS6vNVmXg7G8 2. PINNACLE AQUATICS Location: 164 Tampines Street 12, #01-291, Singapore 521164 6386 0060 https://goo.gl/maps/458F4mGtZoy6XQ7B7 3. SUPREM3 CORALS Location: 264 Tampines Street 21, Singapore 520264 https://goo.gl/maps/nbYjUvSLfXRVmfc48 4. C2 MARINE (NG COUPLES) Location: 1 Pasir Ris Coast Industrial Park 1 Singapore 518235 Tel: +65 9639 5355 https://goo.gl/maps/saT29QSwTrGzF7VB9 5. REEFING REALITY Location: 17 Dairy Farm Rd, Singapore 679043 9325 8321 https://goo.gl/maps/mQdkwUPB7fJmkpQi8 6. SEASONAL AQUARIUM Location: 192 Yio Chu Kang Rd, Singapore 545639 9385 4760 https://goo.gl/maps/dgZJtvgcrnmyPEcZ8 7. MADPETZ Location: 128 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, #01-1867, Singapore 560128 6456 6330 https://goo.gl/maps/XwRVRSqGSdSmph5x6 8. AH BENG AQUARIUM Location: 471 Geylang Rd, Singapore 389430 9776 1341 https://goo.gl/maps/sQrtuaMV2Ypg98eR9 9. THE REEFER Location: Blk 463 Crawford Ln, #01-07, Singapore 190463 https://goo.gl/maps/6j7bnv7S1NH3b3Fp7 10. DE AQUATIC Location: 706 Geylang Rd, Singapore 389621 6741 4080 https://goo.gl/maps/Ju6xwxYdYFWdbgxc9 11. T95 MARINE Location: 27 Seletar West Farmway 1, Singapore 798127 https://goo.gl/maps/Gxb66egMZz5TBYLi9 12. POLYART CHINATOWN Location: Block 4 Sago Ln, 01-127, Singapore 050004 6327 0028 https://goo.gl/maps/ptZDe1gqx3Ah7qkH7 13. SEALIFE AQUARIUM Location: 78 Indus Rd, Block 78, Singapore 161078 https://goo.gl/maps/q5ZyMq6LLECAuzYs5 14. SPECIALISED AQUATICS SOLUTIONS Location: 19 Anamalai Ave, Singapore 279987 6314 3808 https://goo.gl/maps/r1Mnm4qVaf75o9qy9 15. AQUAMARIN Location: 32 Jln Selaseh, Singapore 808448 6383 7277 https://goo.gl/maps/ozmDsJwZsTKMeiyK6 16. JIREN MARINE Location: 61 Jln Lekar, Singapore 698948 9623 6644 https://goo.gl/maps/JY9WLEKuZPrkcC9E8 17. SUPREM5 CORALS Location: Jurong East Street 13, #01-402 Block 114, Singapore 600114 https://goo.gl/maps/cvNvtx8ps7RiJPXSA 18. CORAL FARM Location: 5 Lim Chu Kang Lane 6D, Singapore 719766 https://goo.gl/maps/cvV92zHwMBcvDSmTA 19. REEFING STUDIO Location: Blk 1 Changi Village Road #01, 2010A, 500001 8893 0176 https://goo.gl/maps/XFGhxpLioZH7zu6o9 20. OCEANIA REEFZ Location: 181 Upper Paya Lebar Rd, Singapore 534866 9846 2807 https://goo.gl/maps/rsW6Qb1qDAqu8wPcA 21. FRESH N MARINE Location: 79 Upper East Coast Rd, Singapore 455219 6547 1575 https://goo.gl/maps/4pricQFXTkLPX4nS9 22. POLYART CLEMENTI Location: Clementi Ave 2, #01-194 Block 328, Singapore 120328 6775 4773 https://goo.gl/maps/zdaM7cVAVvpz1jFa7 23. WEST COAST AQUARIUM Location: BLK 502 #01-25 WEST COAST DRIVE SINGAPORE 120502 https://goo.gl/maps/UvDvR5i33RXXn1FK7 24. WONG LOY KEE Location: Sago Ln, 4号#02-119 邮政编码: 050004 6222 9763 https://goo.gl/maps/xn4tnDZhuB8nZ3VF6 24. ReefMarketSg ( Dry Goods only ) Location: 1 Sunview Road #03-30 Eco-tech@Sunview S(627615) By Appointment Only* Online Shop: https://reefmarketsg.com.sg https://goo.gl/maps/rq5F1JdxRmtSpqqA8 l 25. Aquarium Artist ( Dry Goods Only) Location: 1 Sunview Road #08-37 Eco-tech@Sunview S(627615) By Appointment Only* Online Shop: https://aquariumartist.com.sg https://goo.gl/maps/YeNjaLdBxk7P42Ys7
    6 points
  12. Coral farm $4 , LFS $5. Stable from reefers , priceless .. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    6 points
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. When I grow up I know how to earn money liao .... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    5 points
  18. 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
  19. Can you share who you bought the tank from?
    5 points
  20. 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
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  21. 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
  22. Very nice zoas bro ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    4 points
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Hey reefers ! Help us share our First ever LIVE event & win! 10 x $30.00 ABA Store voucher will be up for grab when you LIKE, SHARE and comment "Done" on the comment section on our FB page HERE ( SR Facebook page ) Register for the event here=> https://fb.me/e/2bTAM8z4D ** T&C apply ** Winner will be randomly selected and announce during the start of the event itself.
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  26. 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
  27. I decided not to sell since the coral is under appreciated and cause so much spark. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
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  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. Open up to 7cm. Impulse brought and thus letting go below market price. Selling at $260 slightly nego. Very nice and healthy piece.
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  31. 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
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  32. Joining in the fun! My old tank before it crashed in 2019 @alexcyf
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  33. Big White alveopora- $140 (7-9 cm) Big Light Blue Gonio - $150 (7-9cm)
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  34. Wysiwyg, selling on behalf of reefer. $400. Whatsapp 92971884 if keen thanks. Fully expanded roughly 14-15cm.
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  35. 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
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  36. 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
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  37. 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
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  38. Dear Members, It has come to our attention from the authority that there has been a few members receiving official warning from our local authority regarding the excessive sales of live corals in the community going beyond as a hobbyist letting go overgrowth frags to becoming a part time coral seller in the community . Please note that the pasar malam section is mean for members to offload excess or overgrowth coral frags only. As such with effect on 03th Sept 2020, - Sales of coral , frags is limited to Max 5 per week per member, please start a new topic once the limits is reach, all unsold coral/ frags has to be posted on the new week. - Seller must publish price openly on their sales thread on their items for sales. - For Tank Decom sales, it has to be stated clearly that you are selling away all the live stock due to a tank decommission. - Thread which is deem to be a commercial listing by us will be removed without prior notification. - Only related reefing equipment, tank sets and livestock is allowed. - Please consider having your coral swap with other fellow members under our swap section. - Link to other third party sales that display your items for sales is not allowed; i.e ebay. Gumtree, carousell, facebook, ect.. - To protect your privacy, members are strongly advise against sharing your contact no openly.Please use the PM instead for buyer to contact you . - Thread found on violation of the above rules, will have his topic remove without any warning. - Repeated offenders might find his posting rights temporary disabled and repeated offenders might have his posting right permanently disabled in this forum. We would like like to bring to your attention from the NPARK authority that Under the Singapore animals and birds act ( Pet Shop And exhibition) Rules 2004, it is an offence to use any premised to keep and display animals intended for sales as pet without a pet licence, except in accordance with a valid licence issued by the Director General. Sales without a pet shop license is a prosecutable offence, which carry a fine and imprisoned . https://sso.agc.gov.sg/SL-Supp/S34-2004/Published/20040930?DocDate=20040127 Thank you and we seek your co-operation in this manner
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  39. Starting a tank thread here to record all my progress and for sharing. *Feel free to comment any good or bad things *Will encourage the rest to make a tank thread to share the hobbies I've actually wrote an article regarding why I choose to build a custom tank. Link Below! https://www.sgreefclub.com/home/choosing-a-custom-build-tank/ Tank Spec & Equipment Tank Size: 4 x 2 x 2 inches (Not exact 2ft) Peninsula tank. Overflow: Bean Animal w valve control (One return, One overflow, One Emergency) Return Pump: Skimz QuietPro 12.0 Skimmer: Bubble Magnus C9 Wave Maker: Gyre XF350 Lights: Maxspec R420R and 2x Aquazonic Lightset with 2 tube EA using ATI Tube. Calcium Reactor: Skimz CM122 Chiller: Hailea HK -300A Biopellet: Reef Octopus BR110 Not sure if I miss out anything. So here is the final product on 29/12/20. If you haven't read the article why I decide to go custom and peninsula. I will just summarize here! When I choose my resale flat, there's not much space for me to build my tank. I always want a 3 view tank therefore I decide to make a small partition along my walkway. So I engage with Aquarium Artist to follow the ideal design I have in mind and here is the outcome! Many will sure have question like will your living room be hot? Will your chiller make your sump hot? I will answer the question here. As a Marine enthusiast, I will want my fish to be happier than me. I bought the brand new model of this hailea Chiller. It is not as noisy as the old model, and the hot air that come out of it is not really hot at all. As for my door, I've build ventilation for the air to escape. As for my sump design, I build a frag tank over it. There's wooden support from the sump and the chiller to make sure the tank won't go slanted. I won't advise anyone to do the same but I wish to experience on it so I requested it to build this way. Please ignore the wiring, Old picture. If you really wish to follow what I have build, do a monthly preventive maintenance checking if there's any dent on your chiller, any crack on your sump and any leak from your PVC. For all the output of the flow, I only use one return pump. Yes for everyone reading this to take note, always have a spare pump at home. If you often travel, get two return pump instead of one incase the failure of one pump cause the death of all your babies. For me I've connected all the input of my equipment with one return pump. But I've a spare pump in my store room ready anytime! So after setting up all the equipment and etc, this is the rockscape that I came out with. I need to warn everyone that always EPOXY your rock. I have countless time that my rock fall because of my hand sticking in to glue more stuff. If I have a chance to go back time I will use EPOXY when it is dry. General FAQ. How long do I cycle the tank? 2 Weeks What Bacteria did I dose? Microlift Nite Out and Special Blend. What is your weekly maintenance schedule like? On Monday I will change to a new filterwool, pour the skimmer cup, Dose 30ML of Special Blend, dose 5 ML Phos Out. On Wednesday I will pour the skimmer cup, change the filterwool and on UV light till Friday midnight, dose 5 ML Phos Out. On Saturday I will dose 90ML of Special Blend, Dose 5ML Phos Out, Wash my skimmer cup, Dose Redsea AB+, Parameter Test, change filterwool. On Monthly, check if there's any leakage on my PVC, check if there's any salt creep on the equipment (Lights, skimmer etc), Check if all the plugs are fully into the power socket, check if there's any crack or dent on the whole system, check if the wavemaker/return pump dirty or anything stuck near the propeller. I call this preventive measurement. I find out that I actually love to have more fish than corals, therefore I've decide to change from a sps tank to a soft coral lps tank as they do better in a higher nutrient setting. Right now this is my parameter of my tank. Ca 450. PO4 0.02 NO3 20 KH 8 PH 8.2 Mag 1350 Salinity 1.026 Temp 26c Oh yes, because you question why I choose to have schooling tangs, I've plan to build a tank that take up the whole wall in a very near future after M.O.P. So I want to grow them since they are young. DO NOT FOLLOW unless your WIFE or PARENTS allow you do have a big tank in future. I REPEAT DO NOT FOLLOW. Reefing is also about Commitment, starting from how often you willing to change your filterwool and how often you willing to test your water. To keep a successful reef tank, you need to be committed. I love to take macro-shots of my corals, do visit my instagram https://www.instagram.com/floratiaracoral/ Yes I repeat, I encourage everyone to share their babies and tank! If you want to try something new like me, surely people will make comments but they just want you to know what you are doing (I'm guilty for it HAHA). But If your tank turn out to be successful and for yourself to enjoy, why not. Just don't harm this babies we loveeeeeeeeeeee. They don't choose to be in your tank. Do your research and prepare for plan B. Years of reefing, I must say a CHILLER is a Must. I used to stick by as a person that use FAN only for a 5ft Tank. After I use Chiller, the corals grow faster and healthier. REALLY. So....... Enjoy my thread. Comment anything down below. If you want to learn how to take good photo of your marine tank. Click below. https://www.sgreefclub.com/home/reef-photography-tips-tricks/
    3 points
  40. This is a new year for SRC, as part of our aim to provide more educational information for our members, we will be starting a new tank this year. which we hope as we document the process and stock up the tank, it will be the source for us to share some useful information, equipment reviews, reefing tips and tricks as well as when we try to review some of the myths and fact in reefing. Stay tune and don't forget to subscribe to our tank build thread and check out the process of this build . Brief introduction of the setup; Main display tank - 48" x 24" x 20" ( Lx B x H ) Sump tank - 48" x 21.5" x 15" ( L x B x H ) Equipment list Main return Pump ; Ecotech Vectra L2 Chiller Pump ; Nyos viper 2.0 Chiller ; Hailea HK500A Lighting ; Ecotech XR30 Pro x 2 Wave maker ; Ecotech MP40QD x 2 + Reefwave 25 x 2 Skimmer ; Nyos Quantum 220 Filtration ; Clarisea SK3000 roller filter Supplement & Dosing Dosing pump ; Kamoer X5S Computer & Monitor Apex Neptune + Trident The main display tank will be build on site by Aquarium Artist
    3 points
  41. Forgotten Heros Part 2: Diatom Filters Imagine if you will a filter that is so fine it can polish your saltwater removing even bacteria. That, my fellow reefers is a diatomaceous earth (aka Diatom) filter. Now, the funny thing about a diatom filter is that, well, it isn't a filter per se. [Huh??] It is actually a natural powder made form fossilised algea (diatoms). The powder is added to a filter to reduce the size of the pores of that filter and is equivalent of adding millions of microscopic 'bio balls'. These microscopic particles (which are actually fossilised diatom shells) contain two holes, one that is approximately 3 micron in diameter and another 'inner pore' which is roughly 0.5micron in size. As such it's natural shape provides it with an ability to trap microscopic elements, producing simply stunning cleansing power. However, with such cleaning power this filter can easily get clogged up, as it basically polishes everything out of the water column. Hence running one aftee a series of progressively finer sediment filters or some fine carbon is recommended. There are special external diatom filter systems from likes of marineland, votrex, haywood that you can buy, or you can easily DIY using an rodi type filter as a base (a quick Google will return many designs). Either version allow you to add the powder to an existing filter solution. Unlike other weird and wonderful chemicals the diatomaceous earth powder is readily available (try pool supply shops). Note that there are two grades of powder; food grade or filter grade. Rich reefers tend to select food grade as it is more pure (risk of contaminants is lower) but there is still some debate on if it's really necessary, just make sure is 100% pure. Talking of the powder this stuff is super fine so you do not want to be breathing it into your lungs the use with a good N95 mask is recommended. (You can also wet down the powder a little). Whilst they have fallen out of fashion (reefer amnesia?) these filters are still widely used in the the pool cleaning, food and beverage industries where most Beer manufacturers use them. Now this is good news, as these 'filters' have continued to be refined overtime and have subsequently evolved since the 1980's when they were popular additions to aquariums. As such modern alternatives to the powder now exist in the form of Ceramic Diatomite Filters. These ceramic filters are now so fine it is possible to get them down to 0.1microns (to put that in perspective that is 2000 times more filtration power then your average reef sock!). They can be used just like a normal 10 inch filter or you can buy them in bricks. Either way they can be easily installed on the reef tank with an appropriate housing. These filters are not super expensive (sub $15) and work extremely well, too well infact, stripping everything haha. So keeping them clean is as mentioned a challenge plus you may need to supplement if you run them alot. Although the modern ones are reusable, my experience is that you can only reuse them effectively a few times and expect the same flow rates. However, the good news is that used ones can potentially be repurposed as bio media. So if you want to super-polish your water, drastically reduce the impact of an ich outbreak (free floating stage), use as part of a water recycling system or just want to experiment with powders / ceramics and a cool new piece of gear, maybe you will consider using a Diatom or the more modern Diatomite filter going forward(?). I wonder if anyone here is using them?? Either way, Happy Reefing!! Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
    3 points
  42. 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
  43. Agree with the points above about keeping temperature below 30degC. My experience with non chilled tank : Can keep some more tolerant zoanthids in such conditions. Some will melt. Can keep green star polyp (GSP) Can keep forest fire cloves Cannot keep Purple cespitularia You can see some pictures in this post : https://www.sgreefclub.com/forum/topic/142862-my-slice-of-nature-part-3/?do=findComment&comment=1298008
    3 points
  44. He bought my friends plate coral for 120$ then he resell it for 250$ [emoji38] Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
    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. Hmmm. Coincidentally, the door top right corner marks look similar.
    3 points
  47. @JJtheReeferare you the seller? i rmb you are selling one redsea nano.
    3 points
  48. 2month old reefer, please see link for video of my tank
    3 points


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