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  1. Dang, Dave, that is so cool.
  2. Hey Garrett, Welcome back! Great to see one of the oldsters re-emerging!
  3. Thanks! I wonder how many other old-timers don't post because things aren't changing. BTW, your frag got knocked by someone (I'm blaming the urchin), but is hanging on.
  4. look like hydroid medusae, or maybe small sea spiders (pycnogonida) .
  5. If you want to make your pot plants produce buds, then use the red "bloom" light. Apologies if this violates forum policy, but that is truly what the bloom setting is for. Macroalgae do not produce flowers, and will want a balance of red and blue, and it does not hurt to have some of the middle of the spectrum as well. I do not expect that the red is hurting your algae, but it is not likely to be helping. I have had Chaetomorpha growing well in near-zero phosphate, and have more trouble with it if the PO4 gets too high. Mine waxes and wanes for unknown reasons, so it may be something like that, or it could have become too dense and had poor circulation on the interior of the clump.
  6. I first thought the title was "Dead Fish Care." I figured you could either cook or toss it, depending on freshness. I have this problem all the time with the FW loaches. They lie in the most unlikely positions in the middle of the day.
  7. I am in a biology department, and have access to RO water and an IT department willing to let me hook up an Apex controller to the LAN, so have it a lot easier than most. Before you set it up, make sure they don't shut off environmental controls on weekends or holidays, and that they do not spray insecticides. My office got to 99 degrees on July 4 this year (saved by the chiller), but in previous years, I learned which animals can take the heat (sea slugs) and which can't (amphipods) before I understood that facilities shut everything off during holidays.
  8. My tanks always sit high, so I miss out on the top view. Good point.
  9. This is why I hesitated to post anything. No matter how bad a businessman is, someone will defend them. I stand by every detail of my story, and have the emails to prove it. I eagerly await additional details. If he has been thrown under the bus, he earned it.
  10. This may sound heretical, but has anyone but me gone back to glass lids on their tanks? I haven't used glass tops on my coral tanks for about 18 years, but have recently gone back. It started in my algae culture tanks, when I realized that growth was not limited by light intensity, and I put the lids back on my 90 reef while I was away this winter. Even with some splash and salt deposits, I only lose about 20% of my PAR, but I'm only using the LEDs at 60% anyway. Cuts the evaporation rate by about 80%, so I don't have to think about the ATO as often. Corals have as much color and growth as ever so far. Anyway, is it time to rethink the topless thing? Now that most people have shifted to LED fixtures, which put out more than enough PAR, and don't have the heat issues of halides, is there a benefit to being lidless? I guess is looks cleaner, especially for a rimless tank, but otherwise it just means you have to top off more and use some form of screen to prevent the occasional fish jump.
  11. You saying I post too often? The anemone never splits unless it's really stressed, so I am hoping not to see a split for a while. You're first on the list, though.
  12. I just installed a Reef Breeders 48" V2 LED light, replacing the old IT2080. Love the low profile and the excellent colors. Thought it was a good time for a long-overdue update. Full tank shot. The anemone now owns about half the tank, with an island of mixed corals on the other half. The clowns love their mcmansion. They were posing, so I played with the macro function. The angels and engineers are being shy, so no photos of the rest of the fish today. Softies and hammer. The 27 cube with turtle grass and Bryopsis (for the slugs) has been enjoying the nutrients from the 90, and is getting overgrown. Time to thin the grass. The slugs are happy, though. This photo actually shows two, but they are squished together while mating. Some eggs from a recent brood. The group is producing about an egg mass per week, on average. Out for a morning crawl. More soon.
  13. Agreed. Also, do you have tridachnid clams or something else that the pyramidellids will parasitize? Otherwise, you may as well ignore them.
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