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    I am thinking that the cheap frag rack did it. I...

    I am thinking that the cheap frag rack did it. I should have inspected it better when I got it, but the magnets were not sealed up as well as they could have been. Had I looked at it, I would have...
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    looks like every hard coral I have left is...

    looks like every hard coral I have left is dead/dying. The acans are the ONLY coral that looks great as of right now. Everything else including a blue ridge coral looks like it may be dead as well....
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    I did a 20 gallon water change today, and went...

    I did a 20 gallon water change today, and went heavy with carbon. I pulled out any and all corals that looked ill. At first, it looked like some of the green/yellow pocci was alive, but simply...
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    Oddest thing in the world started happening in...

    Oddest thing in the world started happening in the last week. My pocci of all things started looking bad, with them dying, and looking very very bad. Skin recession and polyps are not extending. ...
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    12-16-2017 was when I moved into the tank. I was...

    12-16-2017 was when I moved into the tank. I was going to randomly post pictures I took today, and figured I would dig these gems up. This may make a nice end of the year since I moved/end of the...
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    I agree. The canopy really sets it off. As...

    I agree. The canopy really sets it off.

    As for getting it to hang level, with having only 2 down rods, it may never be possible short of adding weights to one side or the other to get it to...
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    Monthly update. I didn't change my water for...

    Monthly update.

    I didn't change my water for over a month. I got lazy & had a terrible cold nearly all of the last 2 weeks. Normally I am doing 10 gallon every 3 weeks, but this time it was 5 or...
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    Pumping from the sump? A quarter turn shut off...

    Pumping from the sump? A quarter turn shut off valve may be quite a bit cheaper than a gate, and quicker to use. I would still connect it via threads on the waste side, and a union on the pump side,...
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    https://i.postimg.cc/V5qhv2sw/FTS-2018-11-10.jpg...

    https://i.postimg.cc/V5qhv2sw/FTS-2018-11-10.jpg

    The wrasse has been looking terrible for a few weeks. Just terrible. In the last 3 days it vanished, and I knew this was coming. I used a...
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    I vent stack should not be required. A vent...

    I vent stack should not be required. A vent stack would be useful however IF you were flushing your commode AND draining the washing machine at the same time as trying to drain your fish tank. ...
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    I am no where nearby, but I can give you advice. ...

    I am no where nearby, but I can give you advice. If you can pipe together a reef tank, you certainly can do plumbing. 1/4" per foot elevation change and put a trap somewhere on the line to keep...
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    Welcome back. I certainly missed your fun...

    Welcome back. I certainly missed your fun presence on the forums. Glad to see you again.


    If you need any dry rock hit me up. I have quite a bit of it, and you are more then welcome to it...
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    I have a 6 bulb Hamilton light fixture...

    I have a 6 bulb Hamilton light fixture (non-dimming). A set of 2 bulbs is one power plug, and they are timed.

    Total:
    3x actinic Giesemann
    1x ATI actinic
    2x 7600k Giesemann "tropical"
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    I did quite a bit of testing today on all 3...

    I did quite a bit of testing today on all 3 units, and the failure is inside the sealed housing. It seems that it is not giving enough power to cause the magnet on the impeller to spin. The control...
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    Well, my 3rd and final Jaebo pump #@!#@!#@!#@!...

    Well, my 3rd and final Jaebo pump #@!#@!#@!#@! the bed. After poking and prodding at it and the others, it seems to be a failure of the motor assembly itself. The impeller spins freely, and the...
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    Jaebo PP-15 & PP-8

    Garbage. 100% junk. I don't know what the deal is....

    I purchased my firs pair of PP-15s 06-2017 and they were in my tank by mid July of last year BRAND NEW. They died this spring, and I have...
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    I will have to look into this. I have never...

    I will have to look into this. I have never brought items to a swap, but I have a dozen frags of totally worthless yellow/green pocci that I would love to get rid of. That would be worth the trek...
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    I have been in this hobby since the 1999, and one...

    I have been in this hobby since the 1999, and one thing I have always learned is that a fish tank when well loved is like a leather glove. It fits your hand, and no one elses. I don't chase...
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    To report back. Its been a while. I tried for a...

    To report back. Its been a while. I tried for a total of one month a 5 gallon/bi-weekly water change, and it did not go well. After the 5th week it was apparent that things were not going well. I...
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    I can help if needed, and am currently living in...

    I can help if needed, and am currently living in Schuylkill county. I would prefer letting others have a crack at it. I am not overly impressed with my current home, as it needs major...
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    There is an approach with a plastic fruit basket...

    There is an approach with a plastic fruit basket covered with some clear netting I have used. Try to give it somewhere to shade if it wants. That nem does not look good at all. Totally bleached...
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    My wife got a new phone, and it takes photos...

    My wife got a new phone, and it takes photos under the blue light without as much haze.

    https://s15.postimg.cc/4wau456uf/acans.jpg

    https://s15.postimg.cc/q5ygf501j/fts_01.jpg
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    Goby & shrimp would probally be a better choice...

    Goby & shrimp would probally be a better choice just based on size. I have a wrasse in a 36" tank, and feel like it could use more. If I had substrate, I really think a goby + shrimp combo would be...
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    If the pumps are stainless (most for reef tanks...

    If the pumps are stainless (most for reef tanks are), you have to check the source water before and after mixing the salt. Any number of increased levels would make sense, but metals.....especially...
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    Make a fresh mix of salt, and check it. Some...

    Make a fresh mix of salt, and check it. Some salts add these elements. I wouldn't put anything metal above my tank, and the screen could be suspect if you are dipping it in the water. Salt water...
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