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  1. InLikeFlynn

    New Tunze refugium light review

    From Tunze (https://www.tunze.com/US/en/products/catalogue/categories.html?user_tunzeprod_pi1[predid]=-infoxober010): So it is fairly submersible, but heats the water a bit when running submerged. I love the marketing talk: its not a bug, its a feature. Its not that it increases the temperature of your water when submerged--no,no, it actually "relieves pressure from your heater". But at this wattage, it might not add up to much in larger system volumes. Also, I imagine in the submerged application, there will be a lot less light lost upward because it won't be reflecting off a water surface. I had a fuge-type light I in my old system that I ran off-hours at night, but just the reflected light spill coming from behind my cabinet made my living room look like some sort of a grow-operation to my neighbors. Thanks for the write up. If this light fits the budget for my next build I might give it a try--seems to be a really good size, clean and unobtrusive.
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    I want it all & I want it now!

    I would also agree with the comments about going big if you are going cube. I have a smaller cube now, and honestly, I would have preferred either a traditional rectangular tank or a large cube. I enjoy watching my fish swim from side to side, but the cube really encourages the more active fish to take a more "circular" route, if that makes sense. Going deeper into the tank rather than crossing it. And some have found aquscaping small cubes to be a challenge. Good luck in whatever you choose to do!
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    Hi reefers

    Welcome! Wow, your previous tank was a beauty! Nice work. I know a lot of people are loving the Red Sea Reefers lately. Good luck with your future build. Given your past results, I bet most of us would love to see what you are able to do!
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    Something is brewing in Vsncouver

    I think it depends on the clientele you are hoping to have. Asking here, you are polling a self-selecting group of a lot of fairly hard-core reefers. I suspect many of us know exactly what we are interested in and would like the warehouse style shop with rows of frag tanks full of bright corals, and the basics for dry goods. Kinda like a gadget-oriented person who knows what they are looking for would prefer a Fry's Electronics over a Best Buy. But on the other hand, if I am divorced dad trying to bond with my child over her interest in Finding Nemo and want a reliable LFS so I can learn how to set up a saltwater tank together with my kid, perhaps getting bitten by the "upgrade" bug down the line... I might get intimidated by a warehouse-style place. It could feel like it was "pros-only"... I moved up here from Orange County California, where there were a ridiculous number of LFS around, and when I was a noob, I totally felt unwelcome at some of the fancy warehousey ones with their endless rows of frag tanks with pricey fuzzy sticks and $65+ per head polyp frags. The owners/workers were so busy and interested in hanging out and "talking reef" with their local regulars that they made newcomers feel they had no place there. Anyway, I'm not sure how to vote, so I will abstain. Right now I think I do prefer the idea of a warehouse setting, but me ten years ago would vote strip mall. Good luck with your venture, I hope it works out.
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    Red Sea Skimmers?

    Seems like cone skimmers based on Sicce PSK pumps are becoming something of a commodity. Aquamaxx, BubbleMagus, Eshopps, IceCap all have similar lines. However, I like how Red Sea is actually trying to add some innovation here with their "FoamView" window and manual neck cleaner. I always wanted to try a motorized neck cleaner, but it didn't seem worth the 150+ bucks when a paper towel can do the same job. This line looks interesting. Color me intrigued.
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    7th Annual Anniversary Sale!

    I was able to make it in for this event Sunday afternoon and picked up an awesome Biota captive bred Coral Beauty at a great price! Its tiny but colors are great, and the thing eats like a pig and is very active. Only my second visit, but I love how C&C is committed to aquacultured fish and corals. I will return for all my future fishy needs.
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