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Discussion in 'Locust Trace Mentoring Project' started by billw, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. billw

    billw Treasurer Staff Member

    This forum will be the home of the Locust Trace mentoring project. We (Big Blue Reef club) will be serving as mentors for the students and faculty as they bring their salt water tank to life.
     
  2. Lkcurr2

    Lkcurr2 Past President

    Bill this section can only be seen by club members. Are we going to be adding all the students to the members section?
     
  3. billw

    billw Treasurer Staff Member

    Yea, I haven't got around to tweaking it yet. I put it here because of the explorium forum. It's probably more appropriate in the general section.

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  4. Jilnifer

    Jilnifer President Staff Member

    I apologize for being slow updating about the tank at Locust Trace. The holidays are my only excuse. :)
    Live rock was ordered from Jackie's. Since we are cycling, Jackie took the only two residents, two clowns. As of last Friday, ammonia is at zero and nitrates and nitrites are high (don't remember exact numbers). Alvin, reef overseer at LT, plans to test the water again on Monday and will give me an update. So far everything is headed in the right direction. We have a lot of equipment needs if anyone is able to help.
    Needs are:
    RODI system
    Lighting
    ATO system
    Power heads
    And more that I haven't thought of, I'm sure!
     
  5. billw

    billw Treasurer Staff Member

    I can supply DI water in the mean time. 10% amonth is only 9 gallon plus evaporation. Maybe 5 or 6 gallon a week.
     
  6. Rmcaum

    Rmcaum Director Staff Member

    Yes, agree with Bill. I don't have any useful equipment to donate, but I can make water and give some rock/shrooms/polyps. I wouldn't care to give a few dollars or some time, I just don't have anything real to give. Can you give a detailed description of their setup so we know what they are looking for or need.
     
  7. Jilnifer

    Jilnifer President Staff Member

    Thanks for the RODI offers. I have a RODI system and will supply from it when I am headed out there. If I need more, I will let you know. As for the system:

    120 gallon tank
    Canister filter
    One power head (don't know type)
    One strip of lights that do not go length of tank
    API tests for pH, ammonia, nitrates, nitrites
    Red Sea tests for alkalinity, calcium, and magnesium

    Jason and Bill are much better with equipment types and brands. Do either of you remember what else the system consist of?
     
  8. Jilnifer

    Jilnifer President Staff Member

    The tank is cycled! We recently added two clowns and a small CUC.

    Alvin has two students working with him to do maintenance. I have helped him signup on Aquaticlog and he has started logoing parameters. The tank is called Locust Trace. Please follow! I have also showed him the BBR forum and thread Hopefully the students will be updating us on the forum soon.
     
  9. MrKickalot

    MrKickalot Vice-President Staff Member

    He should add Locust Trace's tank to BBR group on Aquatic Log.
     
  10. Jilnifer

    Jilnifer President Staff Member

    Totally forgot to add to BBR. I will.
     
  11. tlewy

    tlewy Club Member

    I know where some healthy fish are that do not need to be qt'd (caveat all fish should be qt'd) because they were when put into system and have been stable for several years. Gobies, flame angel, clown, wrasse.
     
  12. den75

    den75 Director Staff Member

    Can't wait to see the progress!

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  13. Jilnifer

    Jilnifer President Staff Member

    Is this an offer?
     
  14. tlewy

    tlewy Club Member

    Need to be purchased. Not from me.
     
  15. billw

    billw Treasurer Staff Member

    I have a refractometer on order for the project. It should be in next week.
     
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  16. MrKickalot

    MrKickalot Vice-President Staff Member

    with cal solution I assume...
     
  17. billw

    billw Treasurer Staff Member

    Yea, it's the one BRS sells.
     

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