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    I think time & the Conch turning things up just right

    As for the light, I will take pics but I just might clean the fuge out a bit before I add it. Don't want any sudden die off of the cyano and other algaes in there to affect my DT. Do you think that's possible?
    All's I wanna do is pull the rock, scrape the glass and then siphon it all out. Without disturbing the SB of course.
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    As long as your return pump is off, I don't see how it could possibly affect the display tank.

    I've had to do it a few times myself in the past and I didn't see any problems, except a cleaner sump/refugium.

    Do you need some more chaeto?
    I have plenty to spare.

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    I'll let you know on the Chaeto. See if what I have grows better with the new light.
    I'm really keeping in mind that my tank is still very young.
    I wish I could sell my old lights & skimmer. Would love to add a couple lil critters in there. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1412217338.926979.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaReefer View Post
    I'll let you know on the Chaeto. See if what I have grows better with the new light.
    I'm really keeping in mind that my tank is still very young.
    I wish I could sell my old lights & skimmer. Would love to add a couple lil critters in there. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1412217338.926979.jpg

    Maybe it's time to get to know that other place again. Their sales forum is national.

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    I don't know how to price things-lol. IMO I see peps over pricing, its crazy! Never seen used items cost so much!
    Do I get the money from buyer first then ship?
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    I usually look at the brand of the item and then the condition. If is a brand such as Tunze and the condition is like new, I think roughly 3/4 of the original cost. If it's older, then maybe a little less.
    Less popular brands I start pricing at 50% if it's in good shape. Then less as is needed.
    As on "American Pickers", be ready to bundle. ( combine items and lower price).
    Always, always, get a zip code and get a accurate shipping quote before giving a final price, unless you can get the item in a flat rate box. Then add the cost of the flat rate box.
    Say in the ad, the item is " $50 plus actual shipping". You would be surprised at the cost to ship to some small communities. I have been bitten bad by not checking a firm shipping quote before. Take pictures of the item and keep them, Don't delete them once the item is shipped. If shipping fragile items always over pack and take pictures for insurance reasons.
    Paypal in advance. Plus even though you tell people they need to accept the paypal fee, many don't. So if you can adjust the sale price to include the fee, all the better.
    In my area, shipping via USPS is usually cheapest, ( but I do check FedEx and UPS) and paying for postage online is the cheaper way to go.
    It helps to have a good scale.
    This is just for shipping dry goods.
    Livestock is another thing. lol

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    Now I know why I'm so hesitant! Ugh!
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    It is kind of a pain, but when you don't have a lot of local reefers, it's a necessity.


    The first thing I do when I'm going to sell something is look in the classifieds on RC and see if I can see what other people are selling like items for.
    That also helps in figuring a price. Also, there may be some counter offers ( low ball offers), you should figure out in advance just how low you will go.

    Then look for a good sturdy box to ship in and find the necessary packing materials. I absolutely love giving away my collection of peanuts. I end up with so many, there are like a plague.
    Everybody is in a big drive to end the use of plastic grocery bags ( I agree), I think the next thing should be packing peanuts.

    Then it's just wording your ad so it sounds like a good deal to someone else.

    Above all be truthful about it and don't be afraid to show the scratches or dings.
    People get a little crazy over a $10 item that has a ding you didn't mention.
    I had someone accuse me of trying to pull a fast one.
    I sold and shipped him a sea-swirl and it had a little piece of duct tape on the back side, that originally was holding a temp probe wire. I forgot to remove the duct tape when I shipped it.
    The idiot made a post in my ad claiming I sent him a cracked sea-swirl, cause it had a piece of duct tape on it.
    I told the dumb-ass to peel off the tape and look.

    I had 3 other items for sale in that ad that hadn't sold yet and didn't sell after that.

    Had to start a new ad because that one had negative posts in it.
    Placed a new ad and everything sold in a week.

    People can be jerks sometimes.

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    Nana's 40B

    Roflmao!! Your too funny!! Well I'll get a box together for the skimmer. The lights fit perfectly in my LED box so that's a plus
    Stupid me put the skimmer up for sale before I even had a box for it. AHDAH! I'll keep you posted how it goes. Maybe you can help me pick out some new corals with the funds Oh and I got a nice styrofoam box for your Favia the one on the left is yours!!
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    Thank-you.

    I do a lot of online ordering and end up with a big supply of boxes.

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    Supplemental feeding my Strawberry Conch
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1413344144.901530.jpg

    Random pics.
    Poor ugly Birds Nest
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    Scarlet Leg Hermit-love this lil guy!
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    Pretty nice growth on the birdsnest.
    Looks like it has color to me.

    Why is it called a Strawberry Conch?


    Those scarlett hermits are the only kind I trust around corals.

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    Great growth...color from the camera+ LED lol.

    Scientific Name Strombus luhuanus aka Strawberry Conch. Maybe because the inside of its shell is a pretty red? Lol

    I love my lil Hermit
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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaReefer View Post
    Great growth...color from the camera+ LED lol.

    Scientific Name Strombus luhuanus aka Strawberry Conch. Maybe because the inside of its shell is a pretty red? Lol

    I love my lil Hermit


    I did a google search on Strombus luhuanus and the pictures do show the red color on the inside of the shell.
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    Haha-I was wondering why they were called Strawberry Conch's. I was guessing
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