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ExoticAquaticsVA

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  1. ExoticAquaticsVA

    Pure Reef Systems

    Same experience for me. Won a raffle GC at last winter meeting, reached out and have been waiting ever since. Same replies about supply shortage and vacation. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Need To Move Tank

    Thank you for the kind words. I have my own company now and have succesfully completed many of these moves. OP, PM me and I would be happy to help you out. Adam Oberheim -Exotic Aquatics Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Lightning suggestions for a 60 cube.

    4x Hydra 26 on 5ft tank, definitely capable Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Lightning suggestions for a 60 cube.

    Just a recommendation from personal experience, I like that combo. There are definitely much less expensive options out there. My suggestion looks clean, fills every corner with light, is adjustable, and the t5 fixture (which Includes a hanging kit) could be implemented for near the price of some mounting hardware alone (RMS) I have run PC, t8, t5, MH, cheap-o LED, nice LED, and hybrids. It could certainly be a culmination of other factors as well but the mix of LED / t5 represents the best option available for color and spread IMO. 2x Hydra HD will definitely work great standalone Op! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Lightning suggestions for a 60 cube.

    The hydras are a bit less expensive, and are great. IMO a bit easier to configure as well Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Lightning suggestions for a 60 cube.

    2x Radion G4 pro mounted inside Aquatic life T5 add on w/ 2 ATI blue+ and 2 Actinic bulbs, You can grow anything even on the sandbed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Apex Question

    As long as you plug everything back in where it was, it should be fine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    What cooling fans do you use for you light canapies?

    IceCap makes fans that ramp up and down based on their attached temp probe. They work great and are quiet but do not turn completely off when the hood temp drops at the time the lights turn off. Attaching them to an apex or timer fixes that. More expensive than computer fans, but the automatic adjustability is a cool feature and you don’t need any diy wiring or power adapters and extensions. I have my 2 pushing cooler air into the hood, hot air escapes through vent holes on the top. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    What to do before starting my first tank?

    Wetwebmedia.com is a great resource! A million and one videos on youtube also. The problem is that you will find a lot of contradictory information and anecdotal claims. My best advice would be to find a reefer friend or store that you trust, And try to replicate what they are doing to be successful. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    How do you reuse your frag plugs?

    I have put bleached acro frags and broken up colonies in my CA reactor, it melts just like normal media. Wild collected / pasture raised organic vegan free range coral skeleton. I wonder where TLF media comes from, I always assume he’s buying dead coral for $.01/lb from all of the major wholesalers in florida, cause its clearly coral skeleton and you know they have losses. As for the plugs, it depends on how clean you can get them (removing glue/algae) but I re-use a lot. I Typically break them off and mount them, then re-use the plug. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Apex pump programming

    Where is this pulling water from? Would you want failsafes like floor sensors or float switches to override if it didn’t go according to plan Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Any Apex Wizs out there? If so I need your help!

    How old is the probe? Is it not calibrating to the correct value or not allowing you to enter the calibration? Already try cycling the power and trying again? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    48" deep - LED lighting for deep tank?

    Ecoxotic cannon Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I’m by Lee District Park (Rose Hill) and have a few packs of 4,7, and 10 on hand. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Adam’s Home - 210 Peninsula

    Got my plumbing done on the frag system yesterday and got water moving. Still up in the air with what I will do for lights, probably a ceiling mounted 5ft aquatic life T5 hybrid with 3 xr15’s. My puppy Moose photobombing all my pics [emoji41][emoji190] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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