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  1. Welcome and congrats on the new house!  Yeah, if you are moving the tank anyway it's a good time to consider switching things up if you want to and can swing it.  Lots of folk on here with experience moving large tanks who I'm sure would be willing to chime in.  I like to play it safe and assume I won't get my main tank back up the same day so tend to make sure I have the ability to house all livestock for a day or two in other containers just in case... last thing you want to do is throw it back together just to have a place to put things.  That said, with some careful planning, some spare hands, and some good luck you can definitely pull it off in a day.  Hopefully you can make it to one of the meetings and get introduced so some of the many helpful members on here.
    Fun user name BTW.

    Thanks, I had just watched John wick before signing up!

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  2. Yes I was just at cuttlefish and saw the Red Sea peninsula 160. It was gorgeous. More importantly my wife liked it! So the plan is to get one for the new house.

    I have a drilled 60gal laying around. My plan was to get it running in the garage of the new house using water and rock from my current system. Then move my coral to the 60 gal cube. Then slowly transfer to the red sea reefer.

    Then sell some of my old equipment. Which would mainly just be the tank (truvu), stand, sump, and ATI 6 bulb 60in T5s. Plan on switching to the Ai leds.

    It scary moving my coral so much but don’t see anyway around it.

    Thanks for all the feedback! Glad to be apart of this community!

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  3. I’ve creeped around this site long enough I figured I should say hello.


    I’m a Portland native and iv kept tanks most of my life. Even got to work at the world of wet pets in high school.


    Currently, I have a lackluster 120 with a handful of small sps colonies.


    I recently purchased a house. So now it’s time to figure out how to move and upgrade the system now that my wife and I and no longer renting.






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  4. The part when the entire reef turned intense fluorescent colors right before bleaching made me think of some of the colors I’ve seen in ULNS systems. Anyone else think of that?

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  5. Sweet tank! I have been thinking of getting a red sea reefer for awhile now. You have any thoughts on the res sea route vs a traditional DIY? 

    Personally iv learned im not as a handy is I’d like to think I am as my current tank looks like a science experiment in our living room and my wife is reaching a breaking point with it. 


  6. Id honestly get rid damsel before adding anything new. Im assuming the damsel is a juvi right now but once he matures he could really create some havoc. 

    Also i would  not recomoned adding a yellow tang an algea grazer with a lawnmower blenny also an algea grazer in a small tank.  The tang would stess over the feeing competition and it would not end well.

    Id add a midas blenny to get some activity towards the middle and top of the tank. They are beautiful swimmers. 

    Alot of the fish being discussed here are jumpers and the biocubs dont come with lids 


  7. Recently went through this with an juvi emperor angelfish. 

    Unfortunately I lost him and think is was mainly because I kept trying different treatments and finally found one that killed him. 

    Based on the pics I agree is looks like lymphocytes. In which case you just want to make sure the fish is not stressed. A slightly larger quarantine with some rock to feel secure and lowering the salinity could do wonders. 

    I would not panic unless the fishes appetite is decreasing 


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  8. ​ I was running leds and switched to a 6 bulb ati with the exact bulb combo your thinking. Overall iv been happy with the switch. Creates a nice ice blue look. Way better growth than I ever got with the leds. However, as some who enjoys my tanks on the bluer side, the beauty of the led blue with the shimmer can't be replicated with T5s. I missed it so much I now run blue leds with my T5s. Also, helps with dawn/dusk.


    One thing I did not consider before I made the switch is that T5s give out way more heat than the LEDs. Way less than MH but significantly more than LEDs. Their heat has created some issues I never dealt with the LEDs.