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    I did a huge change of water today. I removed a...

    I did a huge change of water today. I removed a few dead skeletons and really cleaned the bottom off. I also pulled out just about every rock that is not required or has something growing on it. ...
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    I nominate you for tank of the month! 9 years in...

    I nominate you for tank of the month! 9 years in between updates was well worth it.
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    Thanks for that! I love watching how they swim. ...

    Thanks for that! I love watching how they swim. They are almost like hummingbirds. Always glad to see a fat mandarin. I had one back around 2001-2002 in my 75g, and the only reason I bought it...
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    I have always enjoyed coming early and helping...

    I have always enjoyed coming early and helping the vendors get their things in. These people are part of what makes these things special, and they already did so much work to get their supplies...
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    I don't have facebook, but I will be there and...

    I don't have facebook, but I will be there and will be early. I don't know who did the graphic for the Swap, but they did a really nice job! I will be taking this over to reefsanctuary.com and...
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    Sticky: Update me to 17980.

    Update me to 17980.
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    I love the mandarian dragonette/goby (whatever...

    I love the mandarian dragonette/goby (whatever they are called now). They are one of the few fish that I really enjoy. They are so passive, but they eat all day long. I wish I had a larger system...
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    I am on well water, and am in a very similar...

    I am on well water, and am in a very similar situation. We have been tested in the past and had trace amounts of iron, and is neutral on the PH scale. We never had a particle filter at all. We...
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    I enjoy sharing the joys and failures of the...

    I enjoy sharing the joys and failures of the hobby as much as the hobby itself. I think that I am pretty relaxed about the hobby as a whole. "Worst case scenario" is much much worse than what I...
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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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