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    Sweet score with that scroll coral and the Forest...

    Sweet score with that scroll coral and the Forest fire Digi in the mix. Those Cameras have a steep learning curve, but hopefully the upcoming photography demo should get you going in the right...
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    I had two in two different tanks, both lasted a...

    I had two in two different tanks, both lasted a couple of years. Only problem I ever had was once they start to get big they do take out a snail or two. Midas blennies are awesome as well, great...
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    Looking good, so I am guessing you are happy with...

    Looking good, so I am guessing you are happy with the switch over to the Kessils.
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    24/7, i always ran my skimmers on the dry side...

    24/7, i always ran my skimmers on the dry side but now with this Tunze 9004 it doesnt really run dry, so I let it do its thing. Far from ULNS.
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    My gut instinct tells me at first this will be...

    My gut instinct tells me at first this will be pretty much just a behind the scene business move, but that over a year or so we will see slow changes that will decrease the quality or increase cost...
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    Stick with what works, dont try and force...

    Stick with what works, dont try and force something just cause you saw somebody else do it with success.
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    If the white spot wasnt there when he was...

    If the white spot wasnt there when he was introduced I would guess it is a little war wound from the Yellow tang. If the harassment has stopped and he is still eating strongly he will probably...
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    If you turn off the biopellet reactor the water...

    If you turn off the biopellet reactor the water and media can turn toxic if it just sits in the reactor. You will have to clean it out if you want to reconnect it to the tank.
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    Been there, lucky it didnt bring the SG down to...

    Been there, lucky it didnt bring the SG down to dangerous levels. I have three float switches, one for normal ATO operation, one for low levels so my main pump doesnt run dry and one for high level...
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    I missed the club frag swap I gotta make it to at...

    I missed the club frag swap I gotta make it to at least one of the swaps this year.
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    Also remember that this hole needs to be checked...

    Also remember that this hole needs to be checked every so often, algae and crud can build up and clog this hole over time.
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    I have had shrimp steal food from corals and I...

    I have had shrimp steal food from corals and I actually have seen Peppermint and cleaner shrimp start to pick at a dieing/injured coral. Most of the time I dont have any trouble with shrimp but I do...
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    I never was overly concerned about the spines of...

    I never was overly concerned about the spines of the foxface. They are not aggressive so they arent going to come after you. Mine had a cave he would dive into if my hands went into the tank, as...
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    Algae will eventually start to clog that drain,...

    Algae will eventually start to clog that drain, but like you said you have a second drain and an emergency so I dont believe you will have any concerns of floods. But, one of the reasons we run 3...
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    as already mentioned that 6 line might give you...

    as already mentioned that 6 line might give you trouble when you try and add more wrasses down the road. If you do get all those wrasses including the leopard, which is one of my favorite, make sure...
  16. Thread: SPS Help!

    by Donkeykong hi
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    Thats cool if you are seeing it recover, I fully...

    Thats cool if you are seeing it recover, I fully recommend running some sort of controller and my personal choice is the Apex systems.
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    Back to the original question I dont think either...

    Back to the original question I dont think either pump will be strong enough to run a chiller 2 reactors and return 6 feet of head. Might want to run the 12 on the chiller and return and the 9.5 for...
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    Yes to much light can cause bleaching. That...

    Yes to much light can cause bleaching. That little colony above looks pretty much dead, all the bright white area is bare skeleton not bleaching. A few of the tips looks like there might be a...
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    Reef safe - Flip a coin

    and as for putting those two together, really depends on the size of your tank and the personality of each fish. If you have a +100 gallon tank and both are mellow you will...
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    I use to use Power compacts on a few smaller reef...

    I use to use Power compacts on a few smaller reef tanks years back and there are still some options available for bulb choices. But I think upgrading your lights to either t5's or LED's would give...
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    This stuff grows like crazy which means it pulls...

    This stuff grows like crazy which means it pulls a lot of crap out of the water fast. But back in the day I had a tank almost get completely over run by it, I never put it in the display but a few...
  22. Thread: New to CVR

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    Always nice to have somebody that knows the...

    Always nice to have somebody that knows the waters helping you thru. If you like fish more than corals, I strongly suggest you look into getting more little fish and stay away from the bigger tangs...
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    Just a point I want to add to the conversation. ...

    Just a point I want to add to the conversation. I have had many different tangs and several hippos, the Hippo tang is the fastest growing tang I have seen.
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    Quick note when dealing with algae outbreaks, if...

    Quick note when dealing with algae outbreaks, if part of your solution is to do multiple water changes in order to drop nutrient levels in your tank, make sure water and salt mix are not introducing...
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    I just got a led bulb from homedepot with a...

    I just got a led bulb from homedepot with a utility socket light, hung it with a little hook from the top of the stand. Works great with minimal heat.
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