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  1. tannersmith200

    New Nano Build: ATI Sunpower T5 or EcoTech Radion Pro???

    Hey guys I just purchased a JBJ 30 gallon Rimless nano tank. I want this to be dominated by SPS corals. I am totally torn with what lighting to use. I need help! I am either going with a 24" ATI Sunpower T5 or EcoTech's Radion Pro LED. Thoughts? Thank you!
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    Passer Juvenile with cloudy eye in quarantine

    Hello I bought a passer angel (4") last Tuesday and he has been doing wonderful except I started to notice two days ago that his right eye slowly began turning cloudy and protruding a little more than the other eye. His left eye is in great shape. He is eating very well (nori). I have began...
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    My new addition: Passer/King Angel Juvenile

    4" passer angel in quarantine just wanted to share
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    DIY 350 gallon Saltwater Lagoon

    Hey guys and gals I just wanted to share my saltwater lagoon (pond). I find it much more enjoyable to view my critters from above as opposed from the side. Plus it's fun to hand feed my fish. I took a 300 gallon Rubbermaid stock tank and transformed it into my lagoon. VIDEO...
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    How to move Maxima clam from rock???

    So I have a 3" maxima clam I want to remove from a piece of rock and place the clam in a different tank but I do not want to move the rock with the clam attached. The rock wont fit in this tank. Do you all have any suggestions what would be a good way to remove it without hurting its...
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    At what size/age do clowns change from neutral/male to female?

    So I am wanting to create my own mating pair (fingers crossed) with some Platinum clowns. If I buy them at 1" size, is that young enough for the fish to be considered neutral/male? Thanks
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    The AI Vega Color Experiment (75g Reef Build)

    My 75g I just wanted to show off my 75g SPS dominated reef tank. This tank is roughly 3 months old. This tank is the result of me moving all my corals from my 200g bow front tank to this 75g tank. I had a large bio load in my 200g and I was not getting the color, health and optimal growth that I...
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    How long can acropora frags live in shipping container??????

    So I bought some frags last week (GARF BONSAI) frags. They were shipped Thursday overnight. I was supposed to get them friday but fedex had a mashine failure (whatever that means). The frags were held at facility over the weekend and will arrivee today (monday). Any chance these frags stand a...
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    I just got two awesome acros (GARF BONSAI and RED PLANET TABLE)

    So I just got my two most sought after acros for an insane price. I have looked all over the web for the RED PLANET TABLE acropora and could'nt find it till now. Check them out RED PLANET TABLE ACROPORA GARF BONSAI ACROPORA
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    What to feed ORA Grube's Gorgonia?

    Hey guys I purchased this gorgonia from I have had it for a month now and it is doing great. it was in great condition and it took it about 3 days before all the polyps began to emerge. Now is is very bushy and is a...
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    Coral Feeding: Cyclop-eeze?????

    Hey guys I know I am way behind on this subject but I have never used Cyclop-eeze before. I have a wide variety of brain corals (open and maze), acros, zoas and candy cane corals. I have always fed my LPS mysis and mysis has done an ok job but I have heard how so many people love Cyclop-eeze...
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    Fish Tank Kings: So what did you think?

    Last night was the first episode of the Fish Tank Kings on NatGeo. I watched it right after Tanked ( I know I know I dont have a weekend night life anymore). Tanked was nothing new, same ole same ole rewinds. I guess they ran out of jobs to show. Anyways back to FTK. What did you all thin about...
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    Tan's 5.1G EcoPico Office Reef from Ecoxotic

    Hey guys and gals I am an industrial programmer and I spend a great amount of time in my office creating schematic drawings and programs for industrial controls. Ok I know...boring. So I decided to brighten up the office and incorporate a piece of the reef here. After some research I decided to...
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    Any Flounder fans in the house? Videos Inside

    Hey guys So ever since I was a kid, I would go Flounder fishing quite a bit. I have caught hundreds. I always liked flounder bec they are such a unique fish. So when I started this hobby, I knew I wanted a flounder along the way. About three years ago, I bought a Peacock flounder and I loved it...
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    Frag Tank Build: I need advice

    Hey guys and gals I was in a LFS today and they had several new frag tanks set up. I have been using a small 20g for frags and let's be real, it's just not big enough. I am wanting to build my own tank with some help from a local guy who owns a glass company. He said he would cut the glass as...
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    A 'RISKY' Investment but Nonetheless a Rescue Effort Underway

    Hello So I thought I would share with you a rescue mission I have accepted that has come with a relatively small price to pay. About a month ago, I was at my LFS to buy salt. Well of course I had to check out the new fish and see what they had. I can never just go inside and buy a dry good and...
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    GFO and Carbon and Macro Algae

    I am thinking about running GFO and Carbon bec I always get some ugly green hair algae. My macro algae (sea lettuce and chaeto) are not doing enough. If I use this chemical filtration method, I assume it will kill my macro algaes in my sump. correct? I would need to remove my macro algae in my...
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    Animal Planet's "Tanked". 2nd season in April - To love or to hate???

    Hello everyone I am pretty sure everyone here has either watched or heard of Animal Planet's new TV series "TANKED". I must say I was quite interested in the idea considering its a show consisting of unique aquarium builds but mostly artificial reef settings (ughhh gross). I myself found the...
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    Is this algae good for my sump, tank, critters???

    Hey guys and gals So I bought some Chaeto for my sump and several weeks later, I had a huge outbreak of what appears to be Sea Lettuce or Ulva rigida. It must have been within the chaeto I bought. Well this stuff is gowing like wildfire in my sump and I am constantly having to remove portions...