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Old 02/12/2010, 10:18 AM   #76
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Very nice. Continued success!!! I built a crude by the above systems feeder. So far it works well though. My Chilli coral has closed for four hours in 48 hours since I started using it. Anyone know what they do in nature?

Here is my new feeder to feed my non-photosynthetic corals:

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Lastly the pipe inlet to the tank. It feeds right into a Koralia 6. Note the air pump turns on when the pump runs to mix things up. I also did not want pressure to build up in the refrigerator or a vacuum to build up because of the pump so that is why it runs only when it is pumping.

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Old 02/12/2010, 05:17 PM   #77
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slapshot that's a nice contraption - are you feeding a mix of fauna marin foods in that? how is the dosing pump tubing holding up? I have the same doser and some flasks I was thinking of using to experiment with different fauna marin mixtures.


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Old 02/13/2010, 09:35 AM   #78
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slapshot that's a nice contraption - are you feeding a mix of fauna marin foods in that? how is the dosing pump tubing holding up? I have the same doser and some flasks I was thinking of using to experiment with different fauna marin mixtures.
Yep with some DT's and Reef nutrition procucts tossed in. No problems. I have been using them for several years for my calc. and alk.


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Old 02/13/2010, 10:55 AM   #79
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I may try setting something up today. What I want to do is have a "surge" of food come in every 1-2 hrs in addition to maintaining the continuous dosing.


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Old 02/23/2010, 04:46 PM   #80
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Hey guys there is a little write up on my tank here in case anyone is interested! I discuss my equipment, maintenance and feeding routine and there are some pictures as well.




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Old 02/23/2010, 04:56 PM   #81
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I may try setting something up today. What I want to do is have a "surge" of food come in every 1-2 hrs in addition to maintaining the continuous dosing.
How are you going to achieve the surge? Two pumps? CSD?


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Old 02/23/2010, 05:03 PM   #82
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No I don't mean a true surge, I just mean a large dose of food which can be accomplished with a single higher output peristaltic pump.


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Old 02/23/2010, 05:27 PM   #83
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Mike that was an excellent write up with awesome pics. Enjoyed the read...keep up the good work! I loved that pic of your rediviva frag!


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Old 02/23/2010, 05:47 PM   #84
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Thanks! The rediviva is now eating mini mysis! It is open all the time.


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Old 02/23/2010, 06:21 PM   #85
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Hey guys there is a little write up on my tank here in case anyone is interested! I discuss my equipment, maintenance and feeding routine and there are some pictures as well.

Congrats Mike!


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Old 02/23/2010, 06:42 PM   #86
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No I don't mean a true surge, I just mean a large dose of food which can be accomplished with a single higher output peristaltic pump.
I figured that but you never know

All my Masterflex are variable speed and I am pretty sure I can speed them up/slow them down via the 1-10v plug on the back (never needed to so never looked into it). Could be a way to use just one pump and have it on a controller to speed it up occasionally. An APEX would be able to do this.


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Old 02/23/2010, 06:50 PM   #87
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Thanks Mike!

Gresham - that's good to know! I'll look into that.


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Old 02/24/2010, 09:10 AM   #88
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Hey guys there is a little write up on my tank here in case anyone is interested! I discuss my equipment, maintenance and feeding routine and there are some pictures as well.

Nice writeup! Congrates!!! Tank looks great BTW! The good thing about your artical is it stresses the amount of work involved. To many people have good intentions but the long term is the tough part!


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Old 02/24/2010, 11:58 AM   #89
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Thanks! I was kind of looking back and hoping I didn't come off wrong. I want it to be encouraging, not discouraging - but at the same time honest about what is involved at least in my experience so far.


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Old 02/24/2010, 12:34 PM   #90
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Great write up!


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Old 02/24/2010, 02:52 PM   #91
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Old 02/24/2010, 02:54 PM   #92
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Thanks Moses!
Are you thinking about fragging that orange gorgonian any time soon?


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Haha, not any time soon sorry but is a possibility in the future


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Old 02/24/2010, 03:31 PM   #94
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Haha, not any time soon sorry but is a possibility in the future
lol Okay.


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Old 02/24/2010, 03:37 PM   #95
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Thanks! I was kind of looking back and hoping I didn't come off wrong. I want it to be encouraging, not discouraging - but at the same time honest about what is involved at least in my experience so far.
It is the hardest part. I bet there is not one of us that are seriously trying to keep these that has not had a few days of...."oh, I'll mix that food up tomorrow."


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Old 04/03/2010, 11:54 AM   #96
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This thread has been nominated for April 2010 Thread of the Month! You can vote here .


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Old 04/05/2010, 09:33 AM   #98
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Old 04/16/2010, 12:28 PM   #99
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Awesome thread, thanks.

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What kind of pump do you use?


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Old 04/16/2010, 05:01 PM   #100
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Looks like a Bulk Reef Supply to me.

http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/store/...er-minute.html

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http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/store/...er-minute.html


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