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    Spots on my clown

    if it was brook it would likely be dead today. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Can rapid growth cause color fade?

    A couple of thoughts... Love my blond naso and they are super chill.. mine is a total baby. In regards to redfield ratio.. I think that one is a bit of a red hearing. Yes, it is the ratio of nitrogen to phos found in photosynthetic organisms but that doesn't mean that their environment should match that ratio. From "THE MAN" Randy Holmes Farley.. The Redfield ratio, or any ratio like it, is the ratio of elements in various organisms. Exact ratios aside, all organisms have high C, less N and much less P that composes the organic molecules of their tissues. So in some sense, these are the ratios that photosynthetic organisms will be taking up out of the water (with some exceptions). It is not, however, to be thought of as ratios of elements that should be in the water, and in the ocean, the available nutrients do not necessarily follow that ratio. At any rate, as many have said, and it sounds like you are doing, having a lower alk will likely be beneficial to you. You have to remember that natural sea water is around 7. I am all about having faster growth but I think that pushing alk into the 11 and 12 range can be dangerous. There are certainly those that do it, but I don't know if that is a great reason. With numbers that high, even bringing new frags and colonies into your system would be stressfull. Jumping from 8 or so dkh to 11 in an hour or so... yikes!
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    ICK

    if they dry out, ich spores die immediately. hence the tank transfer method of QT for ich, no need to bleach, just rinse and let dry. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Alk to high

    FYI... muriatic acid will lower your alk instantly. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Buying a used ICP-OES Testing Machine

    YES!!! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Jumping fish

    i have a huge beautiful rimless tank... with a big dumb screen over it :( Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Can rapid growth cause color fade?

    low nutrients equals starving corals = faded corals. undetectable nitrates... i would feed HEAVILY or add some stump remover Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Salt help

    my last two boxes of IO came in at 10.2 dkh!! not reef crystals... IO! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    100 Gallon Rimless setup

    @SAKY... BUY THIS TANK YOU FOOL!! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    The Sell Off - The begining

    pm sent about DOS Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Methods for moving Large Tank

    I had to move my 3/4" 6'x3' tank about 80 yards from the driveway to living room. Based on a lot of things, but mostly the cost of the tank, I called some movers. Six guys showed up and about 15 minutes later and a bunch of "mother of god, this is heavys!!" It was done. Cost me $200. figured pizza and beer would be $100. Plus back surgery....lol Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    CNC Zoa Growout Contest!!!

    soo ummm, is it too late to get in on this one? I can just pay cash on sunday.. or paypal, doesn't matter.
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    CNC Rock Flower Picking Order!

    its not a huge deal, i was just being poopy pants. Besides, I am picking up Sakys nem so maybe i will just forget which one is his when it comes time for him to get it from me [emoji4]. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    CNC Rock Flower Picking Order!

    yeah!!! 8th one to send in cash...and 28th to pick? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    How to raise nitrates...a tad

    stump remover is potassium nitrate, nothing more people swear by spectracide.. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Hanna HI755 vs HI772 ALK Reageant

    i recently got the hanna egg alk checker... it works amazing!!! i dont know how accurate it is, but it is super easy and fast. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    The dangers we face are finally made known

    from what i read it is only palys that have the toxin and not zoas. i thought this was a very good read.. https://reefs.com/2015/09/14/the-dangers-and-myths-of-zoa-toxicity-part-1/ Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Reef humor

    ... Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    CNC Group buy

    i have been thinking.. and drinking.. but i have an idea. To save time, maybe we should just get together and buy cuttlefish? The whole thing. For the grand re-opening we can auction of dates with Jorge and Kai? just brainstorming here. Jeff? whats the price tag on retirement? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Friday night scare

    It would be hard to talk to your insurance agent.. "my fish tank caught on fire".. "wait, your glass box full.of water caught on fire??" glad it was nothing serious though. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    CNC Group buy

    OMG Albertareef quite his lab job and is now working at a fish store? Way to climb the ladder Sean!! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Friday night scare

    does neptune make a apex compatible fire extinguisher? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    G Loomis rod and gear 500$ obo

    top of the line fishing gear right there. glws Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Dino issue...

    one word: Vibrant I would give you some of mine but you texted me "winterhawks win"... just as i started watching the game.. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Custom tank on FB

    I think most people would crap their pants when getting a custom tank quote. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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