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Old 12/10/2017, 12:48 PM   #851
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Thinking about switching my 400 bulb out for 2 250 watt halides. Similar usage and better spread.

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Old 12/10/2017, 04:17 PM   #852
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Was doing some water tests and looking around today. I have these button polyps from when I had a softy and lps tank that I still have on some rock. Well my c-ward tricolor was looking a little upset so I inspected it closer and look what I found.

The polyps had gotten close to the sps but I didn't see much irritation until today. I shot some water at the palys to get them to shrink and it looks like they have grown ONTO a few branches of the tri-color and irritated a few other pieces. I need to find a way to control these palys back some..

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Old 12/18/2017, 03:05 PM   #853
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Question on water flow for sps people. So in my tank (240) I currently have 2 mp40's and a gyre 150 plus my return pump. So a decent amount of flow per say....but here lies my question, "I have an internal overflow that is about 30 inches or so, so that leaves me rough 9 inches on each side to place a pump and the gyre is on the overflow box. While I have numerically decent flow, with the limited space for the mp40's they don't provide much flow over any corals. More or less down the side panes of the tank. The tank is walk around so I don't have many other options to put the pumps on other sides (cube tank). So is this flow into open water space as good as, worse, or indifferent then having flow directly over said coral?" I ask because I might alter some rock work if need be but it would be a major pain to do so, or if it's indifferent then I'll leave it as it is. I want to try and address the issue now before things really start growing and it becomes an issue.

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Old 12/25/2017, 01:31 PM   #854
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Merry Christmas to all!! I hope you all have a blessed day and enjoy your time with family and loved ones!!

Did anyone get anything cool for their reef tanks? My reef tank was the winner this year, it must have been on e good list (weird-because if we base good off sps growth.....it's been pretty bad lately. )
but for my tank I upgraded my lights from a single 400 to 2 250 watt bulbs (long live halides)!!!! Few more vortech mp40's and a frag pack coming via mail this week!

Post what hat you got for your tank(s) if you'd like. I'm always curious what others do for their tanks too.

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Old 12/28/2017, 03:14 PM   #855
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Swapped out a single 400 for two 250 bulbs.

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Old 01/05/2018, 10:44 AM   #856
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Corey, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well! Congrats on the new lights!! They look great.

Nothing new for the tank for Christmas besides the new tankmates still getting settled in from after completing QT in November.

Now you have me thinking I should probably get the tank something for belated Christmas (good excuse for some new toys!). I got the cat and dogs presents, how did I forget the tank? Haha


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Old 01/06/2018, 04:58 PM   #857
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Don't neglect your fish!



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Old 01/08/2018, 08:32 PM   #858
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Not sure if this is the case or not, but I have a few blue damsel fish in my tank and it looks like this one has laid eggs on my overflow box. Doesn't leave the area and very protective of the area.




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Old 01/13/2018, 02:30 PM   #859
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Not sure if this is the case or not, but I have a few blue damsel fish in my tank and it looks like this one has laid eggs on my overflow box. Doesn't leave the area and very protective of the area.

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Isn't stuff like that fun? Best part of the hobby when something affirms your husbandry like that.

Lets see these new corals!


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