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littlelise1985

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    Instant Ocean sale

    FYI... if you use the 10% off code, you won't be able to use the "PRESIDENT" code which is a much better deal.
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    Instant Ocean sale

    https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcostore/product/instant-ocean-aquarium-salt-927988
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    Instant Ocean sale

    Great price. Thank you.
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    Copepod & Amphipod Cultivation, Rotifers??

    Some pictures. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    Copepod & Amphipod Cultivation, Rotifers??

    So I bought a couple of bags of tisbe from this company, add them to my tanks, and every tank is now FULL of pods. It is pretty ridiculous. I have never seen pods all over the glass even during the day.
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    Dosing questions

    I agree with epleeds, ESV is a great product and it has some trace elements also. Lately I have been trying the new Tropic Marin All-For-Reef on my little tank (too expensive for a larger tank) and I really like it. I am quite lazy and just having to test alk (instead of alk, ca, & mg) was a big plus for me. https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/all-for-reef-tropic-marin.html
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    Chaeto doe not look like Chaeto

    Do you have a picture?
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    Help figuring out what's wrong

    You can also try dipping it in iodine ( Lugol's iodine is good) and see if it helps.
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    Hydra 26 HD schedule

    I follow the AB+ for my Hydra. https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/can-you-radion-ab-on-an-ai-hydra-askbrstv.464667/ My ramp up and down is set to 2 hours each with 8 hours of full. Total of 12 hours.
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    Lighting advice

    I currently have a Current USA orbit marine light. It is definitely not enough light for the tank. Instead of buying a new light, is it possible to add t5s? What would work? I was thinking of the retrofit on brs but not sure if it would work or how to go about doing it. Any advice appreciated thank you. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    Lighting advice

    I originally posted this to simply see if anyone has a good idea of how to easy mount some T5 fixtures and did not intend it to be a lengthy discussion about my personal preferences and why. This light is not bad but it also does not give me the flexibility and control that I want. I do not have a set time each day when I am out or will be home (and personally, I am lazy) and do not want to have to "change" the light every time I walk into the room. Why T5? If you have success with it, why not try and replicate it???? There is never a "guarantee" for anything, but better chances of success. That is my philosophy anyways. Others might not agree. "It's light, it grows things." I am sure Mr./Ms. Zygote is a very smart person but I don't completely agree with this statement. It's like being given a cake everyday as your only meal. "It's food, it will make you full." Admin, please close this thread. thank you.
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    Lighting advice

    Thank you so much for everyone's suggestions. I still don't know how to proceed as of yet. I am not handy to build anything and other options might be good enough but not long term solutions. I don't think I will ever be satisfied with this tank. Might see it in the for sale forum soon
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    Chasing Coral

    Thanks. Will try to watch it this week.
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    Lighting advice

    Thank you for your help. I run the other spectrum but at a very low level. The tank is also quite deep so adding some T5s will help a lot when I place corals at the bottom. I have T5s on my SPS tank and corals are doing great in there, thus the preference for this tank too.
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    Lighting advice

    I'm sure you can get great growth, but I do not want to turn the whites all the way up. Aesthetically, I don't like the color. I prefer other lights more because it can get the colors I want with the intensity and par needed for what I want to grow. To each their own. I guess I just want my cake and eat it too
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    Lighting advice

    I have a feeling that is what I need to do. Just didnt want to do it since its connected with the pump, wave makers. But the light is just not as efficient as I want it to be. Great for growing most softies. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    Lighting advice

    I used the one loan by WAMAS. I was able to read par in my other tank using the Hydra so I know it is not broken. I have the entire set-up with the light (pump, flow, etc.) so I am not sure if I want to completely trash it. I thought about just selling the entire set to someone and start all over with this tank. This is a light at bought mainly for fish but would like to grow some corals now.
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    Lighting advice

    So from what I have read, i thought the white, red, and green does not produce growth as blues and purple. If you look at any spectrum that are recommended for growth, those are generally turned down very low. If I boost the white, green, or red to 100 during the day, wouldn't I just end up with algae growth? Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    Lighting advice

    I currently have the blues at 100%. Red/Green/White at 10%. Par reads nothing.
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    Lighting advice

    Thank you everyone. I am actually not trying to grow sps but it doesn't seem to grow much. It doesn't even register par with the par meter. I can grow xenia decently well lol. I want to add more zoas but they don't grow in that tank. I was hoping to add more lighting to spur growth. The height of the tank is about 2 feet.
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    Lighting advice

    I didnt even think this would work. The tank is a 36". Is there an alternative for the 36? Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    Lighting advice

  23. This is very nice. Could save a lot of poor anemone out there! https://www.saltwateraquarium.com/nemprotect-mp40-vortech-pump-wavemaker-guard/
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    Thank You!

    Good morning! I just want to say thank you for your generous donation to WAMAS. I was lucky to win a gift certificate for your business at the WAMAS meeting yesterday. I am very excited to order some macro algae from your store. Thank you again. V/R L. Nguyen
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    Thank You!

    I will try and grab some soon and will keep you updated on how it grows.
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