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Old 07/08/2009, 12:06 PM   #26
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Dont know really. Main reason is that i didnt like the surface skimming abilities at all. So i decided to move it, get "bigger" space and use my trusty old Tunze nano filter instead which works great, and then use something like Tunze nanostream or koralia for flow.

Btw, would a nanostream 6045 be overkill for my tank? I only have softies and have no plans for SPS.


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Old 07/12/2009, 11:18 AM   #27
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I'm thinking about the Nanotuners actinic upgrade... For those of you who've done this I have a couple questions...

- Did this increase temperatures in the tank?
- Do you use the pure actinic bulbs, or the combination 10k/actinics?

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Old 07/12/2009, 12:12 PM   #28
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I use pure actinics. I can't speak to the tank temps though cause I have a chiller.


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Old 07/14/2009, 05:12 AM   #29
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Some things grow... Some dont - Why.

My Zooanthid and Recordia are doing well, in fact the Recordia has Split!

My anenomea, one of my original live stock purchases (Mar 09) has split!

But I cant seem to get good or any growth on the Acropora or the Birdsnest.

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Old 07/14/2009, 09:38 AM   #30
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I recently ordered the 28G Nano Cube CF-QUAD, I have never had a nano prior and never have used CF lighting. So my question is has anyone kept any type of SPS with this cube with any success? I am still debating on if I want to get the HQI upgrade to keep SPS/clams. I am coming from a 125 gallon system(recently moved and it had to go). Thanks in advance


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Old 07/14/2009, 04:37 PM   #31
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Some things grow... Some dont - Why...
Ideas?
What are you feeding the SPS? My understanding is that they don't grow much unless you feed them. I only have one newish Acro. that is growing slowly, but my brother in law has had good success with Acros for a while.

How are your Monitpora (if any) growing?


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Old 07/14/2009, 06:12 PM   #32
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I'm thinking about the Nanotuners actinic upgrade... For those of you who've done this I have a couple questions...

- Did this increase temperatures in the tank?
- Do you use the pure actinic bulbs, or the combination 10k/actinics?

Thanks!
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I haven't seen any changes in temperatures, I use a clip on fan over the back compartment. I used the pure actinics, I may use 50/50 next time though.

David


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Old 07/14/2009, 06:13 PM   #33
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Dumb, newbie question - The BirdsNest is what type of coral? Dont think Ive got any Monitporas...

Other than "light" we've been feeding the tank with PhytoFeast.

The acro is still alive, atleast I can see polyps (or tenticles) coming out of tips once in a while and the BirdsNest with green polyps still has those polyps but the main trunk is turning white!


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Old 07/14/2009, 10:34 PM   #34
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sounds like your birdsnest has rtn (rapid tissue necrossis)

What are your water parameters? What type of flow do you have?


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Old 07/16/2009, 05:59 PM   #35
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Ive been using pure actinics on my tank for about a month. Great color and better growth so far. Finally got my Acros under control, and my Red Planet is getting its green back. Started dosing Vodka about a week ago. Anyone else with a 28g dosing?


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Old 07/16/2009, 07:55 PM   #36
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Anyone else with a 28g dosing?
2part and MG


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Old 07/16/2009, 07:57 PM   #37
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No vodka?


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Old 07/17/2009, 07:22 AM   #38
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Some things grow... Some dont - Why. Ideas?
Beats me. My acros and other sps have been growing like crazy. But my ricordia have recently been receding and my zoas dont grow at all. I used to dose aminos until I had a bad algae outbreak. Now I only use kalk. My alk levels are rock steady which is what I attribute to my growth. But i have no idea for sure.


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Old 07/17/2009, 07:37 PM   #39
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Just got a 150w 20k Ushio bulb. How should I break the new lamp in on this aquarium?


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Old 07/17/2009, 07:49 PM   #40
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I think that SPS grow best under low nutrient conditions, and most soft corals grow best with more nutrients in the water. That would sort of explain why breeze and balloonpilot kind of have opposite situations going on in terms of growth. I'm more in breeze's camp- overskimming and such.

Balloonpilot, is your Birdsnest losing tissue or "just" bleaching? My SPS had a similar condition (no RTN but bleaching from the bottom) when my bulb went bad.

This is a picture of what I think is good PE on a Birdsnest. This colony is getting maximum light (for the nanocube at least) and a lot of turbulent flow. What I've read says that don't need that much of either, but my experience tells me otherwise. (The birdsnest frag was just moved up from lower in the tank and still doesn't look that hot.)



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Old 07/22/2009, 01:12 PM   #41
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question guys if i use that middle chamber for a fuge will i lose the option to run a HOB skimmer?


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Old 07/22/2009, 01:35 PM   #42
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anyone have the cpr aquafuge 2 with skimmer? was there any mods needed?


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Old 07/22/2009, 04:32 PM   #43
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Just joined the JBJ 28 HQI club . Anyone running (or need to run) an ATO on these?


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Old 07/22/2009, 04:53 PM   #44
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I've got the JBJ ATO on mine - chances are you'll need/want one


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Old 07/23/2009, 10:09 AM   #45
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Agreed- the evaporation rate is pretty high. I use JBJ too but there are DIY and others that work fine.


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Old 07/23/2009, 10:38 AM   #46
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FYI - you'll most likely want to run RODI water with the ATO, not Salt


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Old 07/23/2009, 07:02 PM   #47
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I was reading on the jbj ato and it looks fail-safe.. Have ya'll had any problems with them?


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Old 07/24/2009, 03:48 PM   #48
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I am very confused about auto top offs...so need your help here please. I have decided to buy the Tunze Osmolator as part of my setup (still in planning stage).

As far as I know, the water level in the display area is constant, so the sensors must be located in the rear compartments right? What happens if the two pumps are on a wave maker? Would this cause the water level to fluctuate in the rear compartment causing the auto top up system to not work properly?

I need to be sure that such systems will work in this tank. I suppose utilising these top ups in a normal tank or sump is simple, but as I have never owned an all in one nano tank I simply dont know. So please help me understand.

PS any pics etc that show the top off setup in this tank would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance.


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Old 07/25/2009, 05:26 PM   #49
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Must be someone out there with a JB 28G HQI who can drop a few helpful words? Thanks.


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Old 07/26/2009, 12:39 PM   #50
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Sorry if there is a lack of response on this topic (we've pretty much beat it to death). You might have to just look back a few pages and catch up on the thread.


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