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    My 1st attempt at raising clownfish fry....

    Sorry for the lack of updates. Been super busy! All are doing well. I've lost probably about another 4 or 5 to accidental over feeding. They WILL over eat..... Most of them are 1.5" or bigger. I have a few that don't get a lot of food and are less than an inch. I have split the batch in 2 to help the smaller ones get food. The biggest get all the food... they're pigs! Here's a few vids, in the first one the parents were checking out their babies from what I can tell.... first time they've seen them. These are the small batch. https://vimeo.com/197650468 Here's the bigger guys. https://vimeo.com/197650525 One more of the smaller guyshttps://vimeo.com/197650566 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    FS: 1999 Ford F-250 7.3L Diesel

    Solid deal on that truck! I have an '02 F350 with the same motor. 325000+ miles and runs like a top! If it were quad cab I'd be all over it. GLWS!
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    Blue star wrasse hiding

    Jet lag...???? Seriously though, most wrasses (especially leopards) take time to get used to the time difference when new. I don't know if there is any scientific proof that it affects them or not but every one I have kept has had to adjust to my tank schedule.
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    Haddoni Carpet Anemones

    Mike beat me to it! Beautiful specimens alike! That gig is a monster! Great job sir!
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    Eheim-Jager heaters are the best glass heaters. Hands down. I've used them for many years even back when they were Ebo Jager... All of mine are run off of a controller just for piece of mind but are still accurate +or- 1 degree.
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    You need a higher wattage heater....
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    235gal rimless build

    Very cool BTW!
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    235gal rimless build

    Looks like it to me.
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    Anyone use an elbow in sump

    If you oversize the elbow it won't harm the pump. If you don't you might harm it.
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    Anyone use an elbow in sump

    I would use an oversized 90 with a reducing bushing. i.e.: 1" bulkhead use a 1.5" 90 reduced to 1".
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    Xenia and Blue clove. Thoughts? =(

    That's a helluva process! I don't have much to offer but I'll throw out an alternative experiment... What about a small army of chocolate chip starfish in a separate container with rock that has been manually plucked of the affected rocks? If it works I would do batches of about 25% of rock at a time as to not cycle the tank too much. Still a major PITA though.
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    Back in the game: 125 Reef (re)build!

    That stand is beautiful! I also love the matching tank trim. Your sump/fuge came out nice too! Gonna be a beautiful reef for sure!
  13. That's a beautiful RBTA! Good score Charles!(hopefully you get it)... Taylor, shoot me a pm next time you get a wanderer. I'd love to get one of yours...
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    Reef Spotlight- Rod's Food

    Love Rods food! Been using it for years. Can't wait for my juvies to get big enough to eat the regular blend. Great stuff!
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    Kalk Top Off

    Yes. And more importantly, the calcium buildup in the valve itself. Make sure to clean(vinegar) regularly.
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    Salt mix preferences?

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    Salt mix preferences?

    Red Sea coral pro here too! Make sure to get the blue bucket. Numbers are closer to NSW. I've used [language filter] near every salt on the market except for the over seas brands and have been happy with all of them. H2ocean and red sea coral pro are what I have been using in the last few years. They seem very consistent with #'s when I feel like testing.
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    Uhm should I be worried?

    Look like limpets. Harmless.
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    My 1st attempt at raising clownfish fry....

    Thanks guys. Had to separate more of the big guys a few weeks ago. Here a vid... https://vimeo.com/186354121
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    Reactor or Doser

    I'm in the same boat as Kim. Reactors are less maintenance longterm in my experience. Im dosing my 55g Elos right now but soon I'm going to have Charles build me a smaller reactor because I'm dosing a lot more and it's a PITA to keep up with. I'd say anything below 50g- doser and anything above 50g- reactor. Sure was nice for the first 6 months only having to dose every few days. Not so much anymore...
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    what circulation pump you use in Nuvo20

    My daughters nuvo 20 came with a MJ1200 and it works great for the return. Don't have anything else running as of yet but with the 1200 and 2 spin streams it has good random flow. When the baby clowns get bigger we'll add a propeller style pump. Jebao wp4 I think...
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    Before RODI was a thing

    Good ol HRD!???? I used Amquel back in the day for chlorine/chloramines. I use RODI only now and I don't regret it. The chloramines killed me back in the day.
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    My 1st attempt at raising clownfish fry....

    Lost a few more in the last few weeks. I think I'm at around 168 give or take. Most have been developing their black a lot lately. I separated the 10 smallest of them and put them in my daughters new tank. 9 of them like the branching euphyllia but 1 of them loves the BTA. Here's a pic and a vid. I'll get another vid of the others soon. https://vimeo.com/185869529 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Zachs 110gal Shallow mix reef!!

    Nice system! B-ionic is good stuff. The key with dosing or reactors or kalk is TESTING! Multiple times per week until you get the amounts right.
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    Best low profile algae magnet

    http://m.marinedepot.com/products/tl3917/two-little-fishies-nanomag-magnetic-glass-cleaning-device?group=false Works great on a biocube.