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Old 02/27/2011, 09:32 PM   #51
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Sorry I didn't get back to you guys on the chaeto. I almost died of flu this week lol.

Thanks for the offers I think I'm going to go with Hans offer since I can use another peppermint for the aiptasia.

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Old 03/09/2011, 10:08 AM   #52
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Old 03/09/2011, 01:14 PM   #53
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Frogspawn from Hans. At first I thought I only wanted a frag of it. But I'm glad I took the whole thing. Looks awesome when it's all open.





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Old 03/09/2011, 03:57 PM   #54
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Jesus--looks real good! Looks right at home brotha


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Old 03/09/2011, 04:53 PM   #55
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Old 03/10/2011, 05:44 AM   #56
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Looking way better now i've been doing a good job, I still need help with sugar dosing from from you..


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Old 03/10/2011, 07:15 AM   #57
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Looking way better now i've been doing a good job, I still need help with sugar dosing from from you..
Just let me know. I'd suggest going with vodka instead tho. Now that I switched over I noticed it works a lot better.


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Old 03/10/2011, 07:25 AM   #58
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Yhea for sure what bottle of vodka should I get? Let me know when you have time so what's the diffrence you saw between both?


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Old 03/10/2011, 07:36 AM   #59
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Yhea for sure what bottle of vodka should I get? Let me know when you have time so what's the diffrence you saw between both?
I found a bottle at Costco for 10 bucks and it's like a 1.75 liter bottle so it's pretty big.

As for the difference, mainly coral coloration and the mini bacteria blooms. Water was clear for the most part but sometimes it was a bit cloudy even tho the dose amount was the same. I think it was just that the sugar was not dissolving completely and evenly.


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Old 03/10/2011, 07:39 AM   #60
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Old 03/10/2011, 08:22 PM   #61
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Old 03/10/2011, 09:07 PM   #62
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Jesus--Considering Steff and yourself just drilled the tank a couple of weeks ago, system looks good bro.


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Old 03/10/2011, 09:36 PM   #63
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Cant get it to embed correctly on the previous post.

here we go. Much better!




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Old 03/17/2011, 02:11 PM   #64
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Wanted to update. Everything is doing great.

Question for you all. I'm new to the sump/refugium setup. There is a lot of detritus building up down there in the fuge section. Do you all siphon any if it out ever?


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Old 03/17/2011, 02:37 PM   #65
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I siphon at each water change. Still does not get it all however. I'm to lazy to drain it completely! Tank is looking great!

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Old 03/17/2011, 04:41 PM   #66
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Put some CUC down there. They should put a dent on it. If not, put a filter sock to catch the pig particles.


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Old 03/17/2011, 09:06 PM   #67
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CUC = Clean Up Crew for the slow people!

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im like why would u put a cucumber down there. haha JK JK


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Old 03/17/2011, 09:21 PM   #69
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Because Pedro everyone knows when you put cucumbers in my refuge system they come out as pickles! Love the Mrs. Wages!

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Old 04/07/2011, 11:47 PM   #70
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I ended up getting rid of the trigger. The wife wanted some shrimp and a clam and the trigger wasn't going to let us do that. The trigger went to an all aggressive tank.

Here is the newest addition...




Purple Crocea from Jimmy's after a two and a half hour drip aclimation. Loving it. It's about 3.5 inches across.


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Old 04/18/2011, 09:39 AM   #71
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Here's an update. I had done a thread a while back on Linckia starfish. This is the first time I go against what I was told.

I think Hans suggested I wait for my tank to mature a bit more. Well I couldn't help myself and bought a blue linckia. It's about 5 inches across. Here are the pics after a 3 hour drip acclimation. I tried as best as I could to not expose it to the air.





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Old 04/18/2011, 09:42 AM   #72
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The star has been in the tank for a week now. However, for the last three days it hasn't moved. It's just sitting on the sand. I resisted touching it till today. It still feels firm buy doesn't really move. It seems to just move it's arms here and there but doesnt move from location. The clean up crew hasn't touched it which makes me think it's not dead yet.

I'll keep updating the thread as time passes.

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i tried one also against better judgment, once i have a really established tank i might try another one. but it needs to be REALLY established.


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Usually the arms start falling apart on them when they go and the acclimation error will not show up tell like a month into have him in the tank. If i remember right it was a 6 hour acclimation but i think three will do as long as you match the temp and pH to the tank.

The funny thing is they are extremely cheap and extremely hard to take care of. Since the last time i did research on them they did not know exactly what they eat but some type of film that grows on the rocks and sand. Good luck and keep us updated. Thanks

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Old 04/18/2011, 03:56 PM   #75
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Keep a REAL close eye on it Jesus. No one really knows what their food requirements are which is weird. Some Lynks have been kept in captivity for years. While others die right away. I kept mine for over a year until i think it got in scrap with a bristle worm. Well, that did it and it was fish food. They die rather fast.

P is right, they need a very well established system. Did i just say that?


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