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The NixPack Nano

Posted 07/31/2017 at 10:56 PM by Nixy
Updated 07/31/2017 at 11:02 PM by Nixy

I've been researching salt water tanks off and on since 2003. I first registered with Reef Central in 2005 as NixPack. I have since forgotten my password and no longer have my old email address so I can't access that account.

I've had a Biocube 14, brand new in the box, sitting in my basement since 2009. One thing or another kept us (husband and I), from starting our tank. Two weeks ago I bought a Biocube LED 16 and we started cycling the tank July 22, 2017.

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NixPack Nano Week 1 Cycling

Posted 07/31/2017 at 10:43 PM by Nixy
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Aiptasia. Baaaad. We killed him.

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Mojana...bad news bears. We killed him.

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AV99's custom 600g Reef Savvy on site build-Lots of pictures

Posted 07/04/2017 at 07:55 PM by aquavista99
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It has been a few years in the making, but when my wife and I decided to move to our forever house in the Summer of 2013, we encountered a small problem...the only way I could fit my dream reef aquarium into our new house was to build the entire project on site in my basement. Somehow I was able to convince Reef Savvy to close up shop for two weeks and fly up to Ohio from Miami, Fla. to build my dream tank.

I would like to start off this journey by thanking all the people/businesses
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Understanding alkalinity and ph---the easy way.

Posted 07/04/2017 at 09:11 AM by Sk8r

"In chemistry, pH (potential of hydrogen) is a numeric scale used to specify the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution."---wiki. Ie, is your water acidic like lemon juice---or alkaline like a desert pool?
On that scale, battery acid (ph of 1) and drain cleaner (ph of 12)---both extremes can burn.
Your tank should be between 7.9 and 9 for the comfort of fishy skin and gills.

BUT--- ph in a marine tank wanders all over the map during a given day. Pretty...
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The biggest discovery in reefkeeping since the protein skimmer

Posted 03/13/2017 at 06:39 PM by magictalk

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I have been in this hobby for 47 years and would not post something like this if I had not tested it myself. There are many others who have tested it and I only know of one individual on the site below who had problems and that was because he dosed his tank every day instead of one dose. After he discovered his mistake he was successful. Do I look like a member who runs his mouth about BS showing thousands of post? I am not telling you to do anything with your acros (although I would like too)
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