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SixtyFeetUnder

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  1. I’m new to Kessils and coming off old cheap LEDs. The lights put off a spectacular shimmer and I’m quite pleased with the cleaner look and performance so far. But one complaint is that the spectral x controller gives very minimal instruction. Ok you have a preset and an acclimation setting, yahoo. Is that preset for softies or high or SPS? Zero recommendations on mounting height in reference to tank depth - seems like including a simple chart here would be a good product marketing move. I have a 75g, 21” deep, mixed reef. Sps up top, LPS and ricordea near the sand bed. The LPS and softies seem very malleable to high or low light. In planning for the sps With these lights I know I need to get a PAR meter (anyone have a cost effective recommendation or used one I’m all ears). But that all said does anyone have experience with kessils and a recommended intensity set up over a photo period that has worked for them? Thanks for any thoughts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I read that on the 525 and up Red Sea is now using marine plywood instead of pressed wood; do you think in that case the stands will still be an issue? What type of tank are you currently running? I’ve also read good things about Waterbox systems recently but the crowd seems quite split on loving or hating rimless tanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Great recommendations and thoughts; I hadn’t even thought about the splashing when cleaning. Top eurobrace like the SCA sounds like it could create a good look but better experience with cleaning. Keep the thoughts coming! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I’m looking at several different rimless systems in the 60” range (red sea reefer 525, SCA 150 etc.) for my next build. One thing I’m paranoid about is long term durability. While love the look of the Red Sea I have serious difficulty believing that five panes of glass at that size (and internal pressure) sealed only with silicon and no bracing system will hold up for 10+ years. The SCA eurobracing system looks a little more stable. Does anyone have experience with these tanks or other rimless tanks they can share either good or bad feedback? Any thoughts are appreciated. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Yeah that’s hilarious. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Moderator close thread. I just realized I replied to my own thread from years ago. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Yep, I had the same issue after running my typhoon 3 (but it had been running for years). I called them and was told it has to do with build up in the ASOV. You can either open it up, clean it with a flat head screw driver and reassemble (May do the trick, or order a new ASOV for $20. But that is definitely what it is. They are very responsive to calls as the other member mentioned. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Any thoughts from reefers who have used fixtures they live would be appreciated. On the high end are the AI Hydras and Kessils worth they money? How do they compare and hold up over time? What would be other some other recommendations? Open to all considerations. I do like the option to mount on a bracket and leave my ceiling alone on this next build. I also would like something ideally that can be programmed to have a night moonlight setting. But again open to all thoughts; thanks for the help! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. My sps grow great and color well under LED. Pros: cheap power cost and no bulb replacement cost. Cons: more algae growth on glass, needs regular cleaning the keep looking pristine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Looks great! And less of a chemical hog than an sps set up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Don't think so - it was spreading without anyone picking at him. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Recently began losing a 10 year old sand sifting star; I should say minimum of 10 years because that's how long I've had him. This week I noticed his arms undergoing necrosis like sea star wasting disease in the wild. Has anyone noticed this in stars in captivity? Is this simply how very old stars waste away? A bit of a bummer, this guys was my oldest livestock and went through two tanks with me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Salifert for everything. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. That's what I'm thinking cause I don't relish the idea of saturating he wood w water and I will be sanding out the inside anyway and restaining. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Anyone have a good solution to cleaning old, thick salt creep? Refurbishing a stand and have some serious clean up to do. Taking any and all recommendations. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. the fridge helps keep it from hardening?! I have this same problem all the time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Download tapatalk. It is super easy! I tried it for this reason and know use it to view the forum more than ever. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. In the case of filter feeders such as these or sponges, it's not necessarily a bad thing to get some tagalongs with your rock work, correct? All they can do is assist in removing nutrients from the water, correct? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. As far as stores the above would be my local go to. King of corals always has a sale and good frags, marine scene is quality but pricey. Also note there are a lot of people on here who will sell you good frags at great prices. You can always throw out what you are looking for in the WTB member forum and people will reach out to you if they have what you are looking for. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Just because it has worked elsewhere doesn't make it a good idea. Much more likely to end up with hair and other algae problems in the first year because you are starting with an extremely high mineral content as compared to RO water. After seeing what the filter cartridges look like after our "clean" local water runs through it I won't even drink the stuff, let alone have my corals living in it. In summary - you may be able to "get away with it", but that doesn't make it a good idea. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Looks great! Where did you get that frag rack or did you make it. Just what I need. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. what do you prefer about Red Sea coral pro salt/what do you see as its advantages? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Me too. What's interesting is my brother in law used to always get on me claiming tropic Marin was superior. According to this chart TM is below IO in all of the big three which makes me wonder what else are the big considerations or value adds? I assume strontium is the the 5-15 ppm on all of these but it would be interesting to see. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. Where can I find a list of what you currently carry in stock? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. Zero I guess as far as the target. I tested both at zero and can't fathom trying to keep it higher and consistent regardless of the outcome. Just seems easiest to keep it at 0 so that's where I'll stay. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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