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  1. carlos413

    CPR bak pak 2 and it came with an accela pump

    I picked up a CPR bak pak 2 and it came with an accela pump. CPR used to recommend ether the maxi jet 1200 or a Rio pump, not sure what model but it don’t matter because I was not going with the Rio. My question is the accela pump better than the maxi jet and if so why? I’D like to get input...
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    software for tracking parameters

    does anyone know of any software that I can use to track my water parameters . prefer a free one.
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    Tornadoes hit Western Massachusetts. Link to video!
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    Cooling aquarium under $8

    Its getting warmer as summer nears. Yesterday my tank was at 82 degrees, I normally keep it at 78 degrees. I went out and got a small clip on fan for under $8. I have it faceing my t5's fanning the heat from the fixture away from the tank. I have managed to keep my temp at steady 76 degrees. I...
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    sad day

    Just venting... I ve had my tank for 3 years I had a pair of clowns and a green bouble tip anemone in that tank for two year. Two days ago I woke up to my clowns finally in the anemone after two years of being in the same tank. Two days latter I wake up to my anemone in side one of my...
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    High fin goby & tiger pistol shrimp

    I got a pair of these guys last friday. I acclimated them for two hours. The shrimp found a spot towards the front of the tank " perfect just what I wanted". To date the fish has remained hidden I have yet to see him eat. I am a little worried that he may starve to death. I hope he pulls...
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    goby pistol shrimp? ???

    Guys my lfs has two sets of goby pistol shirimp paired up. Any steps I need to take in order to get them to stay paired up and find each other in my tank? Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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    Power failure safe sump?

    I have a sumpless 55 gallon reef aquarium. I have always been interested in setting up a sump/refuge. My concern is that in the event I have a power failure, my aquarium water will spill over from the return back in to my sump causing a flood. What can I do to eliminate this risk?
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    could flat worms hitch a ride on fish and shrimp?

    so I went to my lfs and they had 3 different sets of goby pistol shrimp all ready paired up. the problem was the tanks had falt worms. i wanted them so bad... but didnt want to risk it. I always dip my corals, i was wondering if there is something i could do to make sure I could get them with...
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    Coral pics check em out

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    do brine shrimp eat phyto?

    my lfs gets live brine shrimp weekley. I was wondering if i feed them phytoplankton could i improve there neutritonal value?
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    Rio 600 pump for a cpr hob fuge?

    I got a CPR hob fuge, got it used for $40 not a bad deal. It didn't come with a pump, the salesmen at the lfs suggested I go with a rio 600. Will this pump cause too much flow? :%%:
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    Fragging a nice blue sponge from a Blastomusa Wellsi (LPS)? ??? Pic added

    I got this coral about 8 months ago. Its a Blastomusa Wellsi (LPS)? When I got it I did not notice it but some how a blue sponge grew on the side of it. I now see a second one growing. Next the the main sponge. Id like to know how I could go about fragging the sponges away from the coral and...
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    Updated Tank shots

    Full tank shot, Cell phone cam does no justice!!!
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    New lights anemone takes off part 2 Some back round on my story can be found above. The anemone is still moveing it has stung some corals. I made a rack out of egg crate and removed the corals I could to give it room to wander and avoid more...
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    New lights anemone takes off???

    I've had my green bta for just over a year now. When I first got it it found it's happy place with in 24 hours. It never moved till the other day when I changed my bulbs. I know it's the new bulbs because that's the only thing that changed in my tank. I did go from 2 12k and 2 460 actinics to 1...
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    Help with bulb color Wavepoint

    I own a wavepoint 48" fixture. Its about time to change the bulbs, Ive been useing the bulbs that came with the fixture. Two 12k and 2 460 actinics. I am looking in to getting one of there bulbs, this is what they have, what do you guys recomend? SUPERBLUE 460™ Super Blue Actinic 460 REEF WAVE™...
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    Dremel rotary tools

    I went to my local hardware store looking for one of these only to find a billion different models in all kinds of price ranges. Could someone recommend one for me that is cost effective? and do a good job? cordless or corded? I am looking to frag hammers, torches Duncan's, and other lps like...
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    Four T5 Bulb SET UP!!!

    I have a four bulb HO T5 set by Wavepoint. It’s got two sunwave super daylight 12000k and two super blue 460 actinic lamps my question is id like to get a slightly bluer light not overpowering “not to much blue”. I also like something that would promote coral growth. I got blues and green red...
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    Thoughts on wave makers

    I was thinking of getting a wave maker for my 55 gallon reef tank. I am posting this to get some feed back on what you fellow reefers think. I was thinking of getting the, Red Sea Wavemaster Pro Wave Maker. Id relly like to here if anyone has this particular unit or other they like better. As...