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    For those that are using tongs, can you tell me which brand you like? I believe there was one brand that had multiple attachments. Is that a good type? What one is that?
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    Flame Hawkfish and your Inverts

    Besides shrimp, what other inverts are Flame Hawkfish at risk of targeting? Cucumbers? Snails? Hermits? Stars?
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    Adding Livestock - Success Timelines

    I am interested when people breathe a moderate sigh of relief that there new addition has been added successfully to their tank. I am excluding all of the extranous variables that can cut the lifespan of our livestock short and asking about "if it survives for # months, then it made it past the...
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    What's Your Favorite Books??

    I am looking for peoples favorite books on all things Reef. General Setup Fish Inverts Corals Algae Etc...... Particularly interested in books you still use today, or recently, as I have noticed some books seem to have dated information.
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    Nerite Snails - I have read they tend to sit at the top of your glass, and if you have an open top they will climb out. Accurate? Bumble Bee Snails - I have read they have questionable reef safety. Any experience with these? Turbo Snails - There seem to be several species of snails labeled...
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    Starfish Exposed to Air

    I have read several times that a starfish exposed to air has a higher mortality rate. Can someone explain why this would be? I read that an air bubble can become trapped in the mouth, but it seemed unlikely to me that a starfish could not release an air bubble.
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    Kati Ani Anyone?

    I know the RO/DI units are the typical water filtration method for least in the U.S. I do like the concept of no/minimal waste water with a Kati Ani unit, and no filters to purchase. Anyone using these? Downsides (other than caustic chemicals for regen)?
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    My newest Reef Gadget is Great!!!!

    This is a "pay it forward" post. I recently was told about this product that I could attach to my mag float called the Reef Gadget. This product has made my life so much easier, I thought it worth letting others know about it. You simply attach it to your mag float, and it makes short work of...
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    Hitchhiker FAQ

    I like this link for some of the more common good and bad hitchhikers. Thought I would share
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    Bi-Color Mushroom

    Picked up this Bi-Color Mushroom at MACNA
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    Clown hosting with Xenia and GBTA

    Thought I would share a pic of one of my clowns hosting my Xenia. Clown hosting my GBTA.
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    How are you de-plugging your frags?

    There are times when a plug is much more of a nuisance than a help. I am wondering if there are techniques to taking frags off of plugs, or is it mostly just a cut or break operation?
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    Macna Xxi

    MACNA is about a month away. The speakers are great, and there will be raffles every day. And there will be workshop demonstrations on the trade floor. Definitely looking forward to going.
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    Coral ID help

    Wanted to know if someone can identify this coral? Soft and wavy. May be some type of gorgo, but I have never seen this type. Looks brown in pics, but is really more pink.
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    Id Please - Not sure if I need to be concerned

    Can someone help me with an id on this?
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    Maxima Placement Help

    I have bought a Maxima clam, and was planning to place it on my rock work. The guy at the LFS suggested I put it on the sand. He said they are more prone to a bacterial disease on the rock work. ORA and others say the rock work. I am prone to go with rock work rather than the guy at the LFS...
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    Adding Live Rock to active tank

    I am planning to add some more live rock to my tank, but I have some concerns. First, the tank already has a decent amount in it, so I do not want to kill anything. Second, I will probably be shifting some of the rock already in place which is buried partly by the sand. Concerns of a nasty...
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    Best methods for coral temp placement

    I tend to be a mover of my corals. This is primarily because I am relatively new to corals, and I am taking some time researching and adding new additions. A lot of my rock is not flat, which makes coral placement a bit of a challenge (CUC not helping here). Are there ways others are securing...
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    Ultra Grade Clam

    I am looking to get a nice clam with good color. It seems that the Ultra grade clams are very hard to come by. Any suggestions on how to find a nice Ultra grade clam? I am also debating between Crocea and Maxima. I understand the difference in possible inches, but I am also interested in the...
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    Protein Skimmer in Overflow?

    I have two overflow chambers, and I am interested to know if there is an issue with placing a skimmer inside one of the chambers. It will need to be a relatively small footprint, possibly a Tunze 9005.