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Old 02/04/2018, 07:16 PM   #101
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Old 02/08/2018, 12:37 PM   #102
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I added the smallest fish I've ever bought to the tank today, a golden eviota font. The longer I'm in this hobby, the more I gravitate towards smaller fish. I love the detail and the personality of small fish, darting in and out of the rockwork. I also just feel bad putting larger fish in a confined tank when I see tangs and angels cruising large swaths of reef in a matter of seconds while I'm diving. Meanwhile I see TONS of little gobies and smaller fish inhabiting the same coral colony and rock outcrop. That image seems more natural and inviting to me than large fish in a small glass cage. I'll get off my soap box now



In other news, I'll soon be forced to start fragging either my Vivid Confetti colony or my RCA Baton Rouge colony. My guess is they'll be touching by the end of the weekend.



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Old 02/11/2018, 12:38 PM   #103
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Thats a good problem to have.


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Old 02/13/2018, 04:00 PM   #104
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One of these days Iíd like to visit and see your tank in person. Iíve heard a lot about you from fellow stickheads.


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Old 02/14/2018, 07:00 AM   #105
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One of these days Iíd like to visit and see your tank in person. Iíve heard a lot about you from fellow stickheads.


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Old 02/16/2018, 06:02 PM   #106
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I wish I lived in Austin!


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Old 02/17/2018, 09:38 AM   #107
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My H. magnifica anemone FINALLY moved off the front glass and to the back wall after I accidentally left one of my powerheads off for a week while I was out of town. He didn't like the lack of flow so decided to find somewhere else to anchor down. I like this position much more, I can still grow all my acros AND see the front of my mag again



Also getting back into the clam scene after I lost all my clams in 2015 to some sort of disease. I tested out a clam in my tank since it's been about 3 years and it seems to be ok so far.



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Old 02/17/2018, 11:41 AM   #108
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I know itís been a couple months but re: your RO filters/chloramines- I am running an SPS tank 1/3 the size of yours (so a LOT less water though mr RO) and I get detectable chloramine after my first carbon block in 3 months. I now test monthly with Hach CN-70 kit and any issues are avoided by taking out the guessing.


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Old 02/17/2018, 01:50 PM   #109
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I know itís been a couple months but re: your RO filters/chloramines- I am running an SPS tank 1/3 the size of yours (so a LOT less water though mr RO) and I get detectable chloramine after my first carbon block in 3 months. I now test monthly with Hach CN-70 kit and any issues are avoided by taking out the guessing.


Wow, yeah this year I have come to realize just how rapidly these carbon blocks can become saturated. The first thing I ask people now when they're having coral problems is "how old are your RO prefilters and do you test for chloramines?" I would be surprised if most phantom issues in tanks are just due to exhausted RO prefilters that fail after a couple months.


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