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    Before and after Sent from my SM-A205U using Tapatalk
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    Nullify is probably too strong a word, but in a system this new, I think you want all the bacteria you can get. If you can stand to be patient, I'd recommend you just wait Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
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    Had a buddy who started a tank and ended up with a cloudy system like that. It stayed for a long time and wouldn't go away even after doing heavy water changes. He put a small UV sterilizer in his sump, and the cloudiness went away and hasn't been back since.
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    I'd say the shrimp did it's job, use some pellets or flakes to ghost feed from here. Or replace the shrimp weekly, maybe a 1/4 shrimp each week (can freeze the prawn in quarters) Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
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    it'll run it's course. Convenient you have no fish; no worries about oxygen deprivation. You'll probably spend a quarter of your time in the next year with a bloom like this if I've done a decent job of tracking how people do with BB and dry rock. I'd strongly recommend a persistent regimen of dosing bacteria all through the first year. Dr Tim's was a great place to start, but I'd buy just about everything you can find. Brightwell's MB7, MB CLEAN, Dr Tim's Refresh, Dr Tim's Waste-away, ReefBrite's Live Rock Enhance, Seachem's Pristine, Prodibio, anything, everything. During the fishless period (when the bloom can't hurt anything), I'd keep dosing one of them every day, mixing it up to different stuff so it gets a variety. Once there are fish in there, I'd mostly do the same, but when a bloom happens, drop in an airstone and stop dosing bacteria until it's cleared up. I'd make sure to ghost feed something once or twice a week; you're trying to get that biofilm as rich as possible. You might stick a Brightwell XPORT-BIO block in the sump to try to make up for the sand's surface area. Oh, and if API shows less than 0.25 ammonia, it's probably zero. You can pick up a seachem ammoalert badget, they last a year and more sensitive than the test kit.
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    I love my T5s..............what gets me now is all the LEDs need wifi..............am tired of dealing with that crap.........I want to turn it on and go from there..........
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    They shouldn’t be, nothing beats the look and coverage of t5s + led Sweet I’ll check it out thank you.
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    Here they are. So I have valves on the top and bottom. This way you can transfer water back and forth as needed or just circulate water in either tank. The outlet is in the middle and has a 3/4 hose barb on it. I'll throw in the hose (which has a shut off valve on it) for an extra $10. I need the hose but whatever, I could grab some more I suppose. The tank on the right has an ro inlet and float valve up top and an ro outlet on the bottom...upstream of the shut of valve so it will always have flow. The jebao power cable is a little beat up. I would probably gob some silicone on it. All in all it's a really good deal. I spent like $260 just for the tanks. Plus the pump, plumbing, fittings, blah blah blah. PM me is your interested. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    This just shows up, what is it?
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    Just my 2 cents, I’d try and get a stag of some sort like a blue or purple stag. They are pretty easy going for SPS IMO. Monticaps are easy too. I’ve personally never been a birds nest fan as you tend to get them growing great but when they have an issue BAM whole thing dies pretty fast. Can be heartbreaking.
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    More details coming shortly, but we're having a frag swap (amongst other things) for the March meeting at my house on the 28th. That'd be a good time to get some stuff. FWIW, sounds like you've been ready for several years [emoji6][emoji6] Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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    All the time in the world. I was just trying to stay on top of it if it was an issue. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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    Pretty sure Ssltwater obsessions has a decent stock of ATI as well
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    Thanks, I currently have a marine pure block in the sump and have a brightwell xport block and a bottle of mb7 arriving Tuesday. Should I pull the shrimp I have in there out in the mean time and start lightly ghost feeding or leave it in till it's gone then start? Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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    That looks good for a few days of growth. I had slimy algae for a while on the screen. I actually ended up seeding the screen with some green hair algae by just threading it through the screen. I also pulled the screen out and really really scuffed it up, like to the point I thought I may rip it. I dont think it was scuffed up enough when I first set it up. Once the screen starts to grow green hair algae you will be amazed how quick it will grow.
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    Jeff might have them and I know Travis did have a few bulbs in stock..........Last time I needed bulbs Jeff ordered and had them in a few days..........T5s are a dying breed
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    I found it in Thingiverse and had it printed. Don’t have access to those 3D printers anymore though or I’d hook you up. I think a few people online sell prints for around $30-40ish for MP10/40s
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    Pm sent Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Cuttlefish should have them, good price too.
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    Here's a pic Sent from my SM-A205U using Tapatalk
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    ALL DONE! Hope you enjoyed all the pictures! If you have any questions about the build, let me know!
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    Thanks all it’s good to be back, kinda weird to start all over but we have a great fish community here. Big thanks to Jeff and Brian again, those guys will take care of you all the time.
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