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Should i begin to add corals?

Posted 08/08/2010 at 11:00 PM by Mmckibben

So, It's been a year now since I have set up my aquarium. Normally it would be stocked with at least 20 corals and a few fish. Instead i have only 4 corals and a pair of peppermint shrimp. It's all because of my 5 tank crashes in a row. First i had an aptasia out break, then an RTN out break, all that dead stuff floating around caused an algae bloom, then FINALY i got every thing back to normal but I just had to add a bad thing of calcium! After a good $600 or more spent into adding a refugium,...
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Favorites

Posted 08/05/2010 at 01:18 AM by superkat (Thoughts While Watching Paint Dry)

It's too hot in the studio tonight...and I've been working on some interesting pieces...that I won't unveil until I am sure i like them...but I was inspired by my daughter's love of Jackson Pollock. I am pretty sure that there are at least two people who will want one of these...or all of them. So I'm waiting until I am sure the results are what I intended.

Meanwhile...I turn to another canvas...one that Sky Sands told me I had...and that is putting words to print.

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Wanna be chat

Posted 08/04/2010 at 03:29 PM by superkat (Thoughts While Watching Paint Dry)

okay, so a few RC peeps have asked me or suggested that I start this since so many people come to visit here....

fire away. wanna start a conversation? have at it. I'll moderate...but i welcome any and all with whatever you want to discuss (within reason - and i have a friend that challenges that expression ALL THE TIME).

Let's start with basics...who are you, where you are from, why you got into the hobby...and what your number one dream is.

Ready?...
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Is There a Sea Lion in the Bathroom?

Posted 08/02/2010 at 01:15 AM by superkat (Thoughts While Watching Paint Dry)

Ok...day almost 5 (but who's counting) of having some sort of collapse of my immune system which led me to catch what I am referring to as the SFSA flu. (some f**king stupid a**). Besides the general feeling like I've been run over by a truck, there are some other pleasant companions, including sinus stuffiness that requires me to flip sides while trying to sleep every 5 minutes...and a cough that could raise the dead.

A preliminary qualification here....my son loves watching...
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Intro to 100g cube build

Posted 07/31/2010 at 04:24 PM by chimmike

Welp, I've already started the process somewhat, but here's what the plan is, followed by where I am in the process:

Plan:
100g cube, lit by custom LED's (Cree LED's)
3 heatsinks with royal blues and whites.
Controller (leaning towards RKE)
Skimmer
75g refugium/Sump
Reeflo external return
2x Vortech MP40w's

Process:
I've got the upper and lower frames for the oversize stand assembled of 2x6's. Lower frame has...
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