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Old 12/14/2007, 01:26 PM   #26
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Old 12/16/2007, 09:10 AM   #27
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added a 2nd cleaner shrimp today. its 1/3 the size of the one i already have and they are always right next to each other. paid 9$ for the new shrimp

i might be getting a 3rd cleaner for 10$. does anyone see a problem with 3 cleaners in a 20 long?


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Old 12/16/2007, 12:32 PM   #28
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I donno about the shrimps but thats a nice tank setup, deffinately unique 2 thumbs up


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Old 12/16/2007, 03:06 PM   #29
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im not a BB kind of guy, but yours is awesome looking, keep it up!


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Old 12/16/2007, 04:45 PM   #30
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armagedon48, is that a hermit in your avatar, or a mantis shrimp hidding under something that looks like a shell?


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Old 12/16/2007, 11:26 PM   #31
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its a Hawaiian reef hermit (aka: zebra hermit at the store) that was slightly covered by my ricordia. i was taking pictures of the ricordia and noticed a cool picture of the hermit. that picture was taken in my 10 gallon tank before i had the 20 long setup.


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Old 12/22/2007, 06:58 PM   #32
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added a 2nd cleaner shrimp today. its 1/3 the size of the one i already have and they are always right next to each other. paid 9$ for the new shrimp

i might be getting a 3rd cleaner for 10$. does anyone see a problem with 3 cleaners in a 20 long?
I don't see a problem with a third cleaner. If they don't get enough food from cleaning they'll scavenge. I had one that climbed up a tube and ate flakes right off the surface of the water.


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Old 12/22/2007, 10:53 PM   #33
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some updates, i trade my hammer coral for 4 SPS corals. 3 acros and a poccilliopora.
















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Old 12/24/2007, 11:07 PM   #34
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What kind of red algae is that?


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Old 12/25/2007, 10:37 AM   #35
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i have no idea what their names are. i have been slowly collecting red macro algaes over the years and i have found some nice ones.


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Old 12/25/2007, 12:49 PM   #36
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well, looked them up.
i have:
botryocladia uvaria
Halymenia sp.
Lomentaria articulata (bubbled leaf form)

those 3 are the main plants.


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Old 12/25/2007, 04:25 PM   #37
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3 Cleaners should be ok. but mite get hungry


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Old 01/02/2008, 12:06 PM   #38
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a growth picture taken today.


thats about 10 days growth compared to the photo above.


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Old 01/02/2008, 12:28 PM   #39
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lookin good!


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Old 01/04/2008, 12:00 AM   #40
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this morning i woke up to a skimmer that needed to be emptied.



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Old 01/08/2008, 10:54 PM   #41
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today i got a hydor flo deflector to add to my maxi-jet 1200. i hid it behind the overflow (sorta, i need to adjust it later). i really like the flow its giving. i may need to make adjustments tomorrow and take some pictures.

im having trouble getting flow down to the bottom to keep stuff from settling. once a week i siphon it all out but i need to figure something else out.

here is a flow mod i made on my aqua clear. click on the picture to get redirected to metacafe to view the video.


click here for my aquaclearmod video


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Old 01/08/2008, 11:04 PM   #42
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What is the SPS called in the picture above? Great job! And that light bulb for your refugium, what kind of bulb is it? I looked at homedepot for a bulb and I was looking for a 65k one, but none of the bulbs said 65k or any k's. All i saw was like 90w, 40w, 75w, etc.


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Old 01/09/2008, 07:18 AM   #44
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I like it, it's really unique and different from most of the tanks we see around here. Did you ever do anything to address the possibility of the bottom cracking from the rocks?

Looks nice.


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Old 01/09/2008, 11:13 AM   #45
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I like it, it's really unique and different from most of the tanks we see around here. Did you ever do anything to address the possibility of the bottom cracking from the rocks?

Looks nice.
absolutely nothing. i have my fingers crossed if that counts. im planning to build a new nicer stand for the tank, and while i transfer the tank to the new stand, i may also add starboard or just epoxy the rocks where they contact the glass. im not worried about rocks falling and breaking the glass, as i don't have any rocks stacked.

and thank you for saying my tank is different. i dont like all these biocubes and nanocubes floating around. they all look so much alike that you see one and you see them all.

i forget what the acro is called, i think it had "orchid" in the name. i have to ask the person i bought it from again about the name.

as for the bulbs, you have to look online and bring them the item number to order it. if they cant do that, then there are many sites online you can order from. my bulbs are nearly two years old, and dont seem to grow the chaeto anymore. they seem to grow cyanobacteria very well so i tossed my chaeto, cleaned my sump and turned off the lights. ill restart the refuge again when i get new lights.


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Old 01/09/2008, 05:55 PM   #46
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and thank you for saying my tank is different. i dont like all these biocubes and nanocubes floating around. they all look so much alike that you see one and you see them all.
way to go, I agree with you there


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Old 01/12/2008, 09:52 AM   #47
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i bought a hydor flo, corals seem to like it. still need to hide it behind my overflow better, but right now its fine.


most of my corals have lost even more color and continue to turn brown. what would be the issue with this? do i need to get my phosphates down? or is this nitrate related?

i got ahold of some tiny yet super strong magnets, so i made some frag holders with them. covered them in glue to seal them.

remember to CLICK on the photo above to watch my video.

well here are more pictures.







and here is a photo to compare to the two above to see the growth.



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Nice, that overflow is starting to look really cool with algae growing on it, and your GSP. Like your red macro too. You mentioned a link to a video, but none of the images in your post seem to be links...


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Old 01/12/2008, 09:38 PM   #49
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here, click on this photo to watch the video.

click here

and if that doesnt work, here is the link in plain text.
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1018324/aqua_clear_mod/

mathias999us, are you a TCMAS member? i see your from MN.


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Old 01/13/2008, 05:58 AM   #50
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HAHA, that worked.

That DIY flow deflector is awesome! That looks like some RC car linkage or something? What is the geared-down motor from?

Funny you should ask about TCMAS - I'm going to my first meeting tonight! So, I'll be a TCMAS member by EOD


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