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    What are your other hobbies?

    Film photography, I have an M3, IIIf, R2M, two Bessa Ls, an F100, Yashica MAT124G, and a Rollei 2.8F. Shooting barebow recurve. I also like messing with cars, I’m in the middle of SASing an 86 Toyota.
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    xmas 5g AIO

    I’ve had this running on my nightstand for a little over a year. It’s an Advanced Acrylics tank with the following parts: IKEA led light modded with 3-up from Steve’s LEDs Sicce Syncra 1.0 pump Hydor 7.5w heater Apex Jr. My three year old feeds it flake food probably twice a week and it’s only had one 100% water change about 4 months ago. Top off with RO/DI. These little simple tanks I think are my favorites. All the stuff that grows on the rocks: pods, mini-brittle stars, tiny red tube worms, ball nems, vermitid snails, sponges, and bubble algae. It all seems to stay in balance somehow.
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    smart fish

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    I would suggest not carbon dosing. Remove half of that chaeto weekly. Also API are probably the worst test kits you can use.
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    Freshwater peeps?

    Been keeping planted tanks since about 1979, co2 tanks since 1989. Right now I only have a 20g, 5.5g and several emmersed setups. I find it very similar to reefkeeping, SPS (stability promotes success), as is life.
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    Nice ricordea in stock

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    Bear with me... I've been drinking.

    Ahh, I couldn’t find that thread, look up Borneman Surge Device.
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    Bear with me... I've been drinking.

    There was a lengthy build thread on nanoreef about this. I think the guy on there was using the “tipping bucket” method to generate the waves. I’ll edit this post with a link if I can find it.
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    Clear pvc cement

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    Music calms the savage beast

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    Happy Birthday to Miles and Sasquatch!

    Happy Birthday! Try to get into some trouble !
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    warpaint scoly - green ring

    My warpaint is developing an iridescent green ring. Thought I'd share, apologies in advance for the potato pic.
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    warpaint scoly - green ring

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    warpaint scoly - green ring

    Here’s an update under very different lighting.
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    Well....crap! What a good day!

    Such nice dimensions, it’s a big tank, but not ridiculous.
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    Tunze Fan Club: Top Picks We Know You'll ❤

    I shut it off to do a water change and it wouldn’t turn back on afterwards. I opened it up and the plastic covering the impeller was all cracked with rust all over the impeller magnet. I’m convinced this is why I had recently lost a bunch of SPS. Only place I could get a replacement was from the Tunze USA rep, it actually cost more than what I got it for, but he gave me a deal. I probably have about 2 years of use on it, I bought it secondhand and it and box and everything looked brand new. The guy said he only used it for a couple months.
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    Tunze Fan Club: Top Picks We Know You'll ❤

    I signed out of the Tunze fan club when I had to drop $70 for a replacement impeller for my 1073.050.
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    Music calms the savage beast

    Ok, last one. This is a masterpiece.
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    Music calms the savage beast

    Ok, I got one more. This is another top five for me:
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    Music calms the savage beast

    Ok last one
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    Music calms the savage beast

    My brothers dragged me to a show when I was like 10