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Hidden reasons for 'failure to thrive.'

Posted 08/09/2016 at 10:01 AM by Sk8r

Often it's the things you CAN'T see that cause the fail...
The ones that sneakily do in your corals or make your fish susceptible to problems.
This is where you need a) a decent skimmer (2x your tank system volume is a good measure) to handle nitrate b) strong water flow---limp flow doesn't oxygenate enough: your fish should work a little holding place at some points. c) do your water changes to replace the micro-traces your fish/corals may use up....
In other words, its the...
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Ozone Generators

Posted 07/03/2016 at 04:32 PM by AugustWest

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Thinking of adding ozone to my 93 gallon set up to assist with water clarity. Anybody have one of these or have an opinion on what brand to get?
http://www.marinedepot.com/AquaMaxx_...FIOZWO-vi.html
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Splash Down

Posted 06/28/2016 at 03:34 PM by TprMoore

Well the tank is finally wet, still waiting on the on the InTank gear to come in. Hopefully it'll be a quick cycle and we can get things rolling!
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TprMoore's Fluval EDGE G. Smithii Build

Posted 06/26/2016 at 10:07 PM by TprMoore
Updated 06/26/2016 at 10:14 PM by TprMoore

[I][CENTER][COLOR="Navy"][FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="6"]TprMoore's Fluval EDGE G. Smithii Build[/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE][/CENTER][/I]
[SIZE="4"][U][B]The Plan[/B][/U][/SIZE]
[COLOR="Navy"][LIST][*]I've got a track record of over doing it, so for this build, I'm sticking to the basics, and nothing too fancy. On my last tank, a Innovative Marine Fusion 10, I had an Apex, everything was computerized, and frankly, I feel like...
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What hobbyists need to know about damsels...

Posted 06/25/2016 at 11:54 AM by Sk8r

Please understand about the 5 types of damsels...
'DAMSEL' applies to a number of species of small reef fishes, which is NOT helpful to a novice trying to pick out fish that won't eat each other OR the landscape. They're very colorful, will school under some circumstances, are constantly on the move, comparatively cheap, and among the hardiest of fishes for a beginner, but the catch is---they CANNOT be kept successfully in a tank under 100 gallons, and pairs are doubly problematic: multiply...
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