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Old 05/15/2016, 12:17 PM   #126
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I did a black out and there is very little algae left. I can live with it. Besides the CUC needs something to munch on.
I am really enjoying watching the flame hawkfish. He is just so cool. So far he is my most expensive fish. I am up to five fish now.


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Old 05/15/2016, 02:40 PM   #127
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Howdy, I need a little advice. I've never worked with these but I am moving to sps in a tank. I have a rio 8hf that I would like to install to increase the flow size. However the outlet is much larger diameter than the stock pump so I cant use the stock tube (unless maybe I stretch it???). If I go with the correct tube size it wont fit the outlet at the top as it will be too big.

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Old 05/15/2016, 05:11 PM   #128
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I really can't help you. I used the pump that came with the tank and added a power-head on the right side in the tank for more water movement.


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Old 05/15/2016, 05:15 PM   #129
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I have 2 pumps in there as I am going sps HOWEVER, if I can turn more water out through the main pump it should surface skim faster and have much more contact with the chamber media.


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Old 05/15/2016, 05:40 PM   #130
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Sounds like you know what your doing. Did not realize SPS needed more filtration. But my stuff is mostly soft with a couple LPS thrown in.


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Old 05/15/2016, 08:48 PM   #131
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I appreciate your willingness to help. I am just assuming that someone here has changed the stock pump and wanted to know what they did for the tubing hook up.

How is your tank running these days?


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Old 05/16/2016, 11:02 AM   #132
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Many people do upgrade their stuff. But I am keeping mine as simple as possible. Other then adding the power head I also got superlux for my lights. Oh and I got an ATO seems to make the tank happier with it. No more salt level swings. Good luck with your set up.


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Old 05/17/2016, 06:12 AM   #133
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I appreciate your willingness to help. I am just assuming that someone here has changed the stock pump and wanted to know what they did for the tubing hook up.

How is your tank running these days?

Sorry for the hijack Kolkri....

The sicce syncra 1.5 is a nice upgrade to the stock pump(just slightly more GPH). Just go to lowes or HD and pickup some 1/2" ID tubing, any will work.


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Old 05/17/2016, 11:16 AM   #134
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Not a problem. Glad you had an answer for him.


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Old 05/22/2016, 10:48 AM   #135
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My hawkfish died today. Was fine yesterday. But now dead.


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Old 07/14/2016, 01:17 PM   #136
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Order some plants. If they take over they take over. But they are suppose to be slow growing except the cheato. Every single day I am pulling out algae and never get it all. Only a couple of corals are growing. The rest never change. So going to add plants.
I got a couple in the back middle space. I got them last week. Cheato and water lettuce. I just have no patience for that ugly algae. So if I am growing plants I want pretty ones.


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Old 07/14/2016, 01:25 PM   #137
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I am thinking of moving everything from this tank back to the 14 gallon.


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Old 07/14/2016, 03:18 PM   #138
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A few questions for you:

1. Do you have an updated fts?

2. What are your water parms? The chaeto will help, but you need to give it time. I should've taken a before pic on my Finnex 22. Rocks were covered, floating algae, etc. but my water parms were good, and I wasn't putting a lot of nutrients into the water, so when I pulled the algae and added a CUC it wasn't coming back. My point here is that you have the algae for a reason. Just going back to the 14 without changing husbandry won't help.

3. Have you bumped the water change amount back up? When my old 30 was doing well I was religious about a 10% water change every week. I saw earlier you had to cut back there. If that's an issue, then downsizing would be a good thing.

Good luck with this. Don't give up, keep working on the cause of the algae. Too much food? Stuff dying? If you can work that out you can make this tank work.


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Old 07/14/2016, 05:03 PM   #139
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and I did. One to many fish but with five gallons a week water changes it should be alright.


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Old 03/12/2017, 01:27 PM   #140
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Resetting this one back up. Well get a couple pictures once it settles. WIsh me luck.


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Old 03/12/2017, 05:08 PM   #141
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Ill get more in a few days when the corals are happy again. It could not be h elped some gravel was still in the rocks but it well come out in the next few water changes.
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Old 03/12/2017, 09:53 PM   #142
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Smile

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Old 03/13/2017, 06:20 AM   #143
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In all honesty, and this may come off a bit harsh, but totally not intending to. So sorry in advance.

In 2 years you have moved tanks what 3 times(between this thread and the other)? added rock, removed rock, added fish, killed fish, added coral, killed coral, tried this or that a bunch of times, and have been all over the place.

What you really need to do is slow down, and I do mean slow way down. Nothing good in this hobby happens fast. The first year of any new tank is just getting it stable, by not keep adding and taking away thing.

This is not the FW hobby. Stop treating it like it is.

FWIW some of my coral have been in my tank for 2 years and have just started to grow, and yet others have exploded in growth. Some corals are just slow growers and need to get used to the STABILITY in your tank, which IMO your not providing stability.


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My current tank and old biocube didn't even begin to "take off" until I learned to keep my hands out of, and off of the tank. I test every 10 days, weekly WC's, daily feeding, daily additions of 2 part via automated pumps, and thats it. Other then to pickup a frag plug, or right a snail, I never put my hands in the tank anymore.


And again sorry if this post comes off as a bit harsh, I did not intend it to be, but rather informative.


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Old 03/13/2017, 08:52 AM   #144
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I get what your saying. And your right I don't have a ton of patience. But I am not giving up.
The 14 gallon has been up 7 months and coral was doing so well I had to sell a few cuttings.
In my case cause of the type corals I like the less water changes did the trick. I found that out when I was away for two week. So I feel confident with moving to the bigger tank.
Thank you so much for your honesty.


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Old 03/14/2017, 11:50 AM   #145
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My goby is fine out and about. All corals look great except my pineapple tree. But it is early yet. Seen my emerald crab three times yesterday. Royal Gramma is still hiding in the caves. I think they are going to love having all that swimming room.


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Old 07/16/2017, 11:55 AM   #146
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Old 07/17/2017, 08:36 AM   #147
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Looks great. Everything seems happy and healthy. A little algae, but it happens.


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Old 07/17/2017, 04:20 PM   #148
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Looks great. Everything seems happy and healthy. A little algae, but it happens.
It use to be worse so hoping it well continue to recede.


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Old 08/02/2017, 09:00 AM   #149
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Added two fish and the algae went bonkers. So going to be cleaning stuff off today and a water change.


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Old 08/09/2017, 10:51 AM   #150
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