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elwallacejr

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About elwallacejr

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    Bethesda, MD
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    Coral Conservation, SCUBA, Hiking, Climbing, Mtn Biking.

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  1. I watched a snowflake eat a sebae clown in my first tank when I was a teenager. It was probably my fault, since I was a little late feeding. So the lesson was yes they’ll eat fish in your tank, especially if you’re lax on feeding. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Coral Open House

    I am so bummed I missed this. Would have been a great way to spend the day.
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    Deciding between Nyos and Reef Octopus

    I was using a 120 on a 57 and it did great. The only drawback is that it didn’t have a drain on the collection cup. That said it forced me to keep it clean. I was also running a 160 on an 80 frag tank and think that it over-skimmed the tank and my acros were pale. I did however have a ton of cheato as well which may have contributed to the problem. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Skimmer for IM Fusion

    Yep I’ve been thinking about those concerns too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Skimmer for IM Fusion

    FWIW I replace the IM skimmer with the Tunze 9004 and it is quieter and produces better skimmate than the IM skimmer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Skimmer for IM Fusion

    Here’s a MD video about other products that may fit. Not sure if it has the exact skimmer you’re considering, but thought it might be useful. https://youtu.be/xH5QJ5mSmAE Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    need calaupera for new tanks

    So if you’re going the reactor route I would think cheato would be you’re best bet since I’ve seen a lot of recommendations of going that route with cheato. I’ve got cheato in my fuge area and I’ve noticed that it seems to die off from the bottom. For that reason, I’m looking to replace the cheato with caluerpa in my fuge which was why I +1’d your thread. I’ve seen plenty of cheato offers but not much on caluerpa. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    need calaupera for new tanks

    +1 not digging the cheato all that much. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Flipper Algae Magnet Cleaner

    I have the same one and like it a lot. I do however pull it out of the tank after using it. My thinking is two fold, one I don’t like the idea of keeping a metal blade in my tank though I don’t have any concrete evidence one way or another. And two, I hate it when scrapers grow more corraline than rocks! Sort of kidding I the corraline but I just don’t want all kinds of growth on my scrapers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    After 35 years getting out of the reef aquarium hobby

    Back up pm sent Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ball valves

    I know that the ball valves at the Bethesda Home Depot are on the other side of the fittings in the next aisle with all the other types of valves. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Video of my beach vacation

    I enjoyed this a ton. Reminds me of the days of walking/snorkeling right off A1A in the Keys Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I have a 36 inch aquatic life with a kessil 360 and two gen3 xr15’s over a deep blue 80 frag. I’m around Friday during the day in Bethesda. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I bought a fish at PETCO

    I sat and watched a male Lyretail Anthias for over an hour at an LFS in Rockville. It looked good, swam good, ate good - and sprouted ich within 24 hrs of being at home. He lived a good while but suffered for quite a while at first. He fought ich on and off for 2 months until I added a UV Sterilizer. Point being you can watch something for a ton of time and all can look good but you will never know. One last point - it was the first fish added to the tank.
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    How do you reuse your frag plugs?

    Thanks for all the feedback! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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