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  1. bountyhunter23

    How hight is your MH

    Well after having my MH light where it has been for a year. I need to try to move it up more. My Frogspawn is too bleached. Same goes for my acros. Right now its about 10 inches above my tank. I actually raised it up more two weeks ago. prob 2 inches. The only problem is where i have my T5 retro...
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    Upside down? Down side up?

    Ok so i randomly found MH DE bulb instructions laying around. I humored myself and read them. It says: When installing the metal halide lamps, he small extruded portion of the outer glass tube should be uppermost..... WHAT THE HECK does that mean? Is there a right side up to a bulb? I was never...
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    Toxic Rocks!

    My friend let his tank go to crap, so I asked some for some of his stuff..... I got his power heads and live rock. Well his tank was so bad that I want to uncure these rocks first. What should I do? I'm only using half now, the other half will be in a tank that I'm building for the new house...
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    New ballast

    Ok guys have not posted anything in a long time. Everything has been going great. BUT my magnetic ballast is going out and i need a new ballast for my MH. I have NO clue what to get. I have been researching, and researching. I have a 150w over my 20L and there is not much to choose from for that...
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    Freshwater tank leaked! Thank god no fire!

    Here is what happened when my freshwater tank sprung a leak. There was no one home. My 30gal was 2/3 drained by the time we caught it. Nothing was on, so i knew it got into the power strip. I unplugged the power strip from the wall and started pulling everything out of the bottom of the stand...
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    Macro Algae in the DT!!!!

    Ok it has been awhile since i have posted about this. I have been battling macro algae in my DT. I have done several things to try to fix this problem. I have added a refugium, I got a better skimmer, added a emerald crab, i have picked and picked at it. I have shortened my light time. I started...
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    RO/DI Saddle Drain

    I just installed a saddle drain from my ro/di unit. I feel the placement i choose was wrong. I did it on the pvc u-pipe but before the U. That is about the only place I could put it. Is this wrong?
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    Ball valve on OTP Skimmer

    So i couldnt found a gate valve around here so im gonna try a ball valve. The only problem is that the tube for the originaly piping is smaller size. Metric maybe? Has anyone used the original pipes on an octopus skimmer when doing a gate valve mod? I would like to know if there is some way i...
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    Alk test

    Ok im not sure if i have a bad test kit or what. I have been testing my alk with a API KH test kit. It shows my alk at 107.4 ppm. It has been that way for awhile. I keep adding reef builder and its not budging.......
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    Sleeper + Sand = OH NO

    I just bought a golden sleeper and he is sifting my sand like none other. But its getting all over my rocks and glass. I know this can affect corals to a certain extent. What should i do if anything?
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    Skimmer water level?

    I just recently picked up a Reef Octopus NW110. And no where does it say how deep it should be in the sump. Right now its in about 10". I read somewhere about a cone octopus skimmer working best in 6"? Can some one please tell me?
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    How to wire a computer fan

    I have a bunch of computer fans laying around. I was just wondering how to wire them up to use on my canopy?
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    Do i need a fuge if i have a macro algae problem in my DT

    I am having a macro problem in my DT. Not to mention some red hair algae. My Phosphates are a little high. I have been reading and reading, and a couple articles say to make a fuge with cheato and mangrove pods. That way the algae in you DT will be competing with you fuge. And the Mangrove pods...
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    GSP Dont have white center?

    When i first bought my GSP several months ago, every polyp had a white center. Well a buddy of mine came over the other day and pointed out that they are gone? Is there a reason for this?
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    How do i get rid of this??

    Idk if this is algae or what.
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    Vine algae

    I have some type of vine algae growing in my tank. It could be a plant but its all over my rocks. Is there anything that will eat it?
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    Fragging My Acropora

    I posted this in fragging, but no ones in there. I want to cut the long branch off and frag it for a friend? Do i simply just cut it?
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    How to frag my Acropora

    I want to cut the long branch off and frag it for a friend? Do i simply just cut it?
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    how much light is too much?

    I posted a thread on 150w MH being too much for my tank (20L). Well I decided to get a new MH pendant, but i love actinics and want to retrofit them into my tank. So that being said that would be like 198w or if i just did one strip of actinics 174. So would that be too much light? I guess i...
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    150 MH too much

    So I have finally decided to switch over from t5 to MH. I have a 20L. Would 150w be too much? Or would 70w be better? I just think i would get better growth out of a MH setup. Although I change bulbs like 3 months ago and my corals seem to be growing better than with the stock current.