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    High end TRIFECTA zoa pack

    i was ready to buy them but now i am going to spend that money on lense filters. lol Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  2. https://inspectusa.com/product_mobile.php?products_id=1537&utm_source=google-base&gclid=CjwKCAjw06LZBRBNEiwA2vgMVa0EB-K7kcZtEXQGk2kFzu28szy-mHuBkmFG3kHDdjud-TwRPZJ0ORoCSQ0QAvD_BwE would love to know how much flow is in various parts of the aquarium. I would think it would be just as useful as a par meter. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Wtb: sps frag pack

    well that is a great start!! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    when is the club going to buy one of these...

    Our power bill last month was a tad over $18,300. How much draw is that? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Wtb: sps frag pack

    Son has some sweeeet corals. He has great prices but be warned, the numbers still add up quickly. If you are just starting with SPS then i would HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY suggest getting some cheap run of the mill frags first and see how they receed and die first. Being excited about SPS when first starting goes something like this: 1. these are awesome!! 2. they look great.. this isnt that hard. 3. huh, that looks weird. does that look weird, i think that is weird 4. no,no,no!! what is happening 5. google, google ,google, panic. 6. $75 desk ornament. ask me how i know.... Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    when is the club going to buy one of these...

    about 30% increase. Growing was fun when i had 10k. Try keeping 186k up and running (and cool). Fear my power bill!!! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    when is the club going to buy one of these...

    plants are the same way.. well, kind of. In plants there are limiting factors for growth that increase along with temperature. Light energy, co2 concentration, and water. That is why we blast our plants with light and spend about $1500/month on CO2. We boost co2 from 400 to about 1400-1500. The result is MUCH faster growth. It pretty much continues until there is too much light and u burn leaf tissue. I suspect but actually have no evidence that this is the same situation. With higher disolved carbonates (alkalinity) in situations with enough light, and flow for refreshing of the boundary layer, you will see higher growth. People started latching on to this but when running ULNS ran into problems. Likely because there was not enough nutrients to sustain the reactions takiny place given the photosaturation and availability of carbonate. Long story short... if corals were cheaper and the science farther along i would try to "overdrive" my corals. But for me, 300par average and 8 dkh is fine for me. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    when is the club going to buy one of these...

    Yeah, I think people are starting to realize that hey... corals can take 600 PAR but they don't need or want that much. I remember starting out not that long ago and shaking my head when seeing all of these different par charts for SPS. It was a little frustrating. Pretty much all my SPS stuff is at 250-350. If they grow higher and get more light, then they should be able to take that much light, it will just will not likely grow as fast
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    when is the club going to buy one of these...

    yeah that is the one. Even though he is a really slow talker, i liked that he had graphs and data. i watched a macna video from the guy who writes the skeptical reef keeper series talk about phosphates. It was really disapointing. I will sum up his entire presentation "I have high phosphates and my tank is fine and i have no idea why" anywho... Dana's talk was interesting. It is funny how it came out, people starting jacking their alk up to 12-14, then people where bleaching or browning out. Then people discover high numbers and low nutrients dont mix too well. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    when is the club going to buy one of these...

    i dont know if that would work..as they are impellors mounted inside a pipe. there is a cheaper way to go, vernier makes flow sensors that you can plug into a TI82 calculator and use that as a data logger. need to research a bit. Dana riddle published some results on growth rates in different flow. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  11. lol, i grabbed a head before it went down the drain on a frag tank vaccumm session. they look nice and big, should probably throw a baby soon. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Waterbox Aquariums

    yes!! I really wish my tank was a peninsula. I would have had to do a bunch of demo though.. oh well, the NEXT one will be a peninsula. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Waterbox Aquariums

    red sea tanks are "hecho in china" as well. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Waterbox Aquariums

    they look cool for sure. cool sump design as well with removable dividers.. and standard filter sock sizes. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Waterbox Aquariums

    i thought you wanted a peninsula? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  16. well, i should check in before i forget. Growing well, popped another head out. started with 4 now 6 so 50% new growth. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  17. lol.. right! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  18. they could bounce back huge... kind of like stress induced growth in plants.. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Any Ideas on This One?

    you mean green plasma?. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Bio Balls

    Are we going to have a "retro reef tank" competition? Should I dust off my magnum canister filter from 1988?
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    Still good?

    Hmmm.. save $30 or possibly screw up tank?? The lugols and melafix are probably fine. Melafix is just tea tree oil mostly. Iodine is, well, just iodine. the rest.... probably best in the landfill.
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    Algae Barn?

    algae barn good.
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    Majestic Angel in gangland

    Ok, after 16 days in qt I decided to add my new majestic angel to my DT. I fed the DT heavily and turned off the halides. It was like dropping a naked hooker into a maximum security prison. Lots of the tangs wanted to say "hello" but my achilies... jesus!! He was relentless. Biting, swiping, biting, ramming him. I shoed him away with a net but he just kept cumming back. I put my ear to the glass and could hear the achilies saying "WHAT, WHATS UP?? YOU TALKING [language filter] ABOUT ME?" So desperate times... now the angel is in solitary confiement and on 16hout suicide watch... Any suggestions?? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Majestic Angel in gangland

    lol, worth a try but at this point i think the achilies would just pop the bubble wrap with his dagger of death. maybe razor wire? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    I will try

    Post my age and i will end you They used to have t shirts that said "life begins at 40" I can assure you that it does not. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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