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    I wanna send a huge shout out to Matt and Jeanette for coming over tonight and helping me drain, pull out the tank and put in a durso overflow in my tank..... It is now so quiet I don't even know it is there!! Yes there were a few stressful times but everything worked out and everything looks happy in the tank... even got to redo the rock work and at this moment I love it more than before!! You two rock!!! You are my sanity savers!! Love ya both!!! Thank you sooooo much!!!
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    Had a great time with you guys getting the tank home. Never could have done it without your help (and your son's JR, he is a good man like his dad)
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    What about silver, black, brown, chrome, white, or any other color they arbitrarily decide to wear?....just sayin.... Didn't mean to try to rain on your excitement and hijack your thread. Ok, I guess I did.
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    And I almost liked you...
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    Looks to be in excellent condition but it needs work. It was working perfectly but one day it just stopped cooling. Called tech support and they told me most likely needs to be recharged. $50 takes it. Just don't wanna bother with it. Thanks
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    I think I have already said this in a thread some where else so forgive me if this sounds repetitious but I do not ramp anything up or down, not that I don't have the options I just don't feel\see the need too unless simulating lunar phases. And my photoperiods are about 12-14 hours minimum as I have long work days and I like to enjoy my tanks until bed time. The other reasons for this is I have been running my tanks this way for a loong time, as have many other people, T-5s and halides don't dim in and out and there have been plenty of spectacular tank running those lights. I am a big don't fix whats not broken kind of guy so this is how I Roll.
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    I run 12 Hour Cycle, after a few years trying to figure out LED settings and finally getting them Dialed in I had them running dusk & dawn simulations but eventually eliminated those for 1 constant setting, I personally have never seen any difference either way and figured the ramping was for our own ascetics. So the A360W Comes on at 10 and shuts off at 8.
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    Gonna have to agree with both lex and blackice. The Calc/Alk drop at astonishing rates in smaller volumes of water. I recently had my corals in a 10g holding tank while upgrading and I had to dose a ridiculous amount of 2 part daily to keep them in ideal ranges otherwise I would be sitting at a low 6 Alk within a matter of 2 days, I pretty much was testing almost every other day to keep things in line reassuring my upgrade to 30Gallons was a wise choice as I never want to babysit a tank like that again.
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    70% weekly water change is alot lol swing in parameter can definitely stress out the sps. Also Chris runs T5, you run LED, did you light acclimate your coral?
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    If your in need of a hand let me know! Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
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    Awesome, thank you and here goes nothing! Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
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    I would drastically reduce the amount of your water changes that you do each time. Drop it down to 10-20% per week. I would test your Alk and Ca every few days and see what patterns that you see (including right after a water change). I find the Salifert test kits to work best for me for alk and ca. If you see your Alk and Ca change too much between water changes, consider doing water changes every 3 days. Alternatively, there are "nano" dosing systems that you can use to replenish Alk and Ca, but I would see what you can do with some small water changes first. I would also pull out your purigen and your GFO and do the same monitoring for Nitrate and Phosphate. Check it every few days and see what you see. If you can keep nitrate in the range of 5-10 ppm and Phosphate between .03 and .1 using only water changes to export nutrients I think that you will be golden. I prefer the Red Sea test kits for Nitrate and Phospate. Good luck!
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    Just to be clear, when we are referring to "nutrients" we are referring to nitrate and phosphate. By doing those large water changes, you could be controlling for depeletion of important ions like Ca, Carbonate (Alk), and Mg, but who knows? One other possibility is that in such a small system, you might cause the parameters to change substantially with each large water change. A spike in your alkalinity every week right after your water change could be stressing your corals as well. However, I think the most likely culprit is that your nutrients are too low and you are starving your corals.
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    I can't wait to see it up and running!!! Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
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    Glad you picked that thing up! Excited to see what you do with it.
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    Couldn't agree more with lexinverts. Coral need some nutrients to live.
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    Well, the first thing you need to do is test for Alk, Ca, and Mag. Your Alk should be 7-9, your Ca 380-450, and your Mag should be 1200-1400. Do you dose any 2 part to replenish these? Or do you rely on water changes? Either way, you should test for them at least once per week. Another possibility is that your water is too clean. SPS will fade and melt for many people if their Nitrate and Phosphate are at zero. I shoot for nitrates of around 5-10 ppm and phosphate .03-.10 in my system. If I let them get too low my SPS pale and then proceed into rapid tissue necrosis. With a 10 gallon tank, you could probably keep your nutrients in the range that I mentioned just using water changes. If so, I would take out the GFO and the purigen. Also, you need to test alk and ca right away. Good luck!
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    Congratulations on the new tank! Very exciting! Glad it went to a good home! That tank looks awesome!
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    The real question is can those merry maids perform a water change??
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    Uh oh! That's where that Envision tank went! I'm looking forward to the build!
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    My buddy up here in Longview has a cnc machine he could probably help design you a acrylic top for it that fits the top exact.
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    Jealous that we have 500 unis and you guys have 4? It's OK we like to look good! It's a much better look than this... Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
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    If you use the diy screen kits, you can shave the corner pieces round to match the curve. You could also get some clips like these http://m.alibaba.com/product/714673729/steel-Screw-Mountable-Wire-Clip-steel.html?hasRedirected=yand bend the rounded side to fit the width of glass, kinda like the ones the IM tanks use. Even if you buy the screen frames and corners from Home Depot, order the clear screen material from BRS, it doesn't block the light.