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  1. rickt4du

    Alabama Deal

    3 year old set up...1 year in this tank.. 90gal w/overflow built in oak stand w matching hood 4 vho lighting setup in hood 20 gal tidepool sump 700gph pump 2 powerheads 4 heaters 120lbs rock corals include: various shrooms leathers open brain xenia polyps tomao clown perc clown strawberry...
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    Alabama Tank?

    Who had the tank in Auburn? Still interested in getting rid of it?
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    Clown Experts Needed

    OK! I am going to set up my new 90gal after Thanksgiving. Combining the 38gal reef and the 10gal minireef into the new tank. I've got all bases covered except one. I have a Tomoto clown in the 38 and a Percula in the 10. Can these two fish coexist in the new tank? Currently the Tomato clown has...
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    How Much Sand?

    How many lbs of sand will it take to put 4 inches on the bottom of a 90 gallon All Glass. Been a long time since Mrs. Bains math class. Thanks....
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    90 gal retrofit lighting

    Hey a 90 gal AG with overflow today and I'm deciding on the lighting. I currently use a 2x96 watt CSL PC's in an ABS enclosure. Thats going to be over the 90 I'm thinking of a 175 watt MH retro using the 5500k bulb. Should I use the PC's as is with the daylight and the actinic or...
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    Disappearing Niger

    I came home one day and my Niger Trigger is GONE. He was not sick, that I know of. Was fine the day before. The only thing I can figure is that I bought a new kitten. Been trying to break him of jumping up at the tank and scaring my fish. Either my crabs made a meal out of it quickly or, the cat...
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    Be careful

    Came home last night after work to find a dead arrow crab, two dead cleaner shrimp and a dead pin cusion urchin in my 10 gal. I throught it was the dreaded crash I've heard about, especially since I had done a water change the night before. I reach my hand in to scoop out the dead critters and...
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    If im not mistaking Today is my 1 year anniversary here. Everybody is so nice here. Thanks for a great year. ...rick [This message has been edited by rickt4du (edited 04-12-2001).]
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    Gonna cut a coral

    Got a Big Finger Leather...Friend wants a piece. I'm going to razor blade one of the stalks off and... 1. Super Glue the piece to a piece of rock. 2. Rubber band the cutting to a rock. 3. Let him place his own cutting. D. None of the above. I'm new to this coral propagating stuff. Most has...
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    I'm going with a sump on the new tank. Do you recommend heating the sump water or putting the heater right in the tank. I've heard both ways and just want some more opinions.
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    Jeez, I go out of town for a week and there are tons of new members and 8000 posts to catch up on. Good deal. I need to take my laptop next time. Ill get busy. ...rick
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    $25 for nothing

    Hey all. I picked up a neat little tank raised Tomato clown today that was SOOOOO in Love with a Green Long Tentacled Anenome. I had to get them both. I've been waiting for a year to get a pair like that. $10 for the clown and $25 for the anenome. Got them in the tank and went to church. When I...
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    16 tank display

    Does anybody know where I can get some plans for a display unit for 16-20, 20 gal aquariums. Web site or other. Thanks. ...rick
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    Capture methods

    Hypothetical.... I have a full grown snowflake eel. I want to move it to a new tank. How do I capture it without injuring it and getting bit. Just wondering, it may come up some day. ...rick
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    I'm Baaaack

    Bet y'all didnt even miss me. Man it takes a long time to get caught back up on all the posts. Just worked out a new position at a different church and now I'm able to check back here daily. Good to see the board has grown and nobody is fighting. Later all. ...rick
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    I think I am overdosing my iodine. I just received a test kit. What should the reading be? I'll check it tonight when I get home. Also got a calcium test kit and........ CORAL VITAL!!!!! Mr. Salty will be so proud. thanks....rick
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    Niger Q?

    I added new lights this weekend. Went from 60 to 260 watts. Seeing a lot of things "in a different light" (i know that was bad) Anyway my Niger Trigger is about 4 inches and I can see him so much better now. I have noticed his "skin" kind of looks like a plucked chicken. is this normal? ...rick
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    Well, it got really cold in the house this weekend. My tank temp dropped 2 deg. I can see the winter is going to force me to heat my tank. 1. My 2 96watt power compacts are up and running as of a couple of minutes ago. Do you think they will provide enough heat? My 60 watt florescents seemed to...
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    Coral Beautyfall

    OK. So I go to my lfs and have decided to purchase a Coral Beauty. He has one and is holding it for me. I drive the 40 miles and see the fish, I'm in love. I spend 2 hour looking and chatting and filling the counter with all kinds of goodies.>>>>>> I'm ready to leave, a young employee catches my...
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    Dead Lights (not the ship kind)

    I just got home with my new power compacts, hook them up, and of the ballasts is bad...i paid extra for next day shipping and now i have to wait til monday to even gripe about it. Took all the fun out of spending $400 too. ...rick