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    silverado61. Rebuilding my 72g bow front and stand.

    Oh and nice job on the DIY scrubber.
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    silverado61. Rebuilding my 72g bow front and stand.

    It was a family biz, the taxidermy, IIRC. And as with many people working in the fam....it had its drawbacks. Last I heard was about a year ago also, but then again I'm not often on these boards anymore, either. Speaking of which, where's Flower?
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    Did my serpent star eat my fairy wrasse?

    All serpent stars are opportunistic carnivores, but it's true that red serpent stars are usually less of a threat to fish than green demons. That said, if yours is as big as you say, I wouldn't be surprised if it snuck up on the fish overnight. Was the wrasse acting sick in any way, was it...
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    Having trouble growing cheto

    How new is the tank? Chaeto needs nutrients to grow; in a nutrient poor aquarium those ingredients may be hard for the plant to absorb. Do you have current readings for your phosphate or nitrate? What about the rest of your system - are you using a protein skimmer or phosban reactor...
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    Montipora colour changing

    Yeah, that's poor advice. First of all, it depends on your lighting scheme. What are you using for your tank lights? Montis as a rule do NOT like high light, they do best in mid-level lighting conditions. When they get pale like that it's usually a sign that something about their...
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    Jester's upgraded 90 gallon tank

    tank looks good though. Personally I'd do a light blue background if you don't like darker, but hey...it's your tank!
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    Jester's upgraded 90 gallon tank

    I just picked up a 50W LED grow light, hopefully it will improve chaeto growth as well
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    My Framed in Wall 65 Gallon

    Looks very nice! I just set up a 65 in my new house; it's a GREAT tank size, isn't it?
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    silverado61. Rebuilding my 72g bow front and stand.

    Congrats on the closing! Can't wait to see pics of the tank and wall unit in the final resting place
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    Novahobbies official 110g rebuild thread

    As they say....all good things must come to an end. A little bittersweet, but time to move on. Time to hit up Craigslist!
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    Novahobbies official 110g rebuild thread

    Updating because we're coming to a big close here. It's been almost 6 years since this tank's been up and running in this house. But it's time to come down. Next weekend, we're tearing it down.
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    Jester's upgraded 90 gallon tank

    great lights!
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    Jester's upgraded 90 gallon tank

    looks nice. I'm guessing people don't scroll down this far very often anymore, do they. :-)
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    How to best use my too-small sump (my stand is too small)?

    I know a woman who had her sump system set up outside in an enclosed shed, but she was from central Cali and the weather was a little more moderate. Outside sumps can be done but they require a lot of planning. I would if I could, but my south florida sunshine would boil the tank. :-)
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    How to best use my too-small sump (my stand is too small)?

    Take it from a guy who has a 29g sump. They STINK when it comes to maintenance in the sump!! Honestly. I have a similar issue as you do -- door to the sump is such that I have to bend my arm at angles God never intended if I need to do anything productive....and as for the skimmer, since it...
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