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  1. zippy

    BangGuy, what's a data architect?

    Just curious about what you do for a living. :confused:
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    Blue and Green Chromis

    Can these two different fish get along together in a school, or should they be kept separate?
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    Are these good guys or bad?

    These started to multiply all over my tank, but they do not look like Aiptasia. I have those as well, but I have no idea what these are or how to kill them. Any help as always is appreciated. Mike
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    My new pet peeve!

    Why do people ask for advice if there is no way they will accept it or follow it? I just read another post from someone wanting to keep a fish/clam/coral in an improper tank/improper lighting/overcrowding issue. Advice was given then exceptions were sited and excuses given. ENOUGH! IF YOU...
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    Fish/tank size chart?

    I keep reading on the reef tank board people are always questioning the type of fish and tank size. Does anyone know of a chart with the minimum RECOMMENDED size tank for fish? I know some people want to cram a tang into a 55 gallon because they are cool fish and...whatever the excuse. But to...
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    OT: The Best Public Aquarium?

    Where have you guys and gals found the best public aquariums? I have been to the Ripley's Aquarium at Myrtle Beach, SC several times. Not bad at all, but where else is good?
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    DSB users, tank or fuge?

    For those of you who use a DSB, where do you have yours placed and why? In the main tank you lose a lot of space, is it worth it? In the fuge do you get enough area to be effective? Thanks.
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    Food: how much is too much?

    I keep reading a lot of posts by people who feed their tanks 1 or 2 times a week, some 3 or 4 times per week, and some each day and then some. My question is this: how much is too much? Do tangs need to have nori strips to much each day or just every couple of days? Do clownfish need to eat...
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    120 vs. 125

    OK, those of you who made the jump to a 120 or 125 what was the deciding factor(s)? I saw both tanks side by side and was amazed by the length of the 125, but equally amazed by the height of the 120. For a reef tank with a sailfin tang (4" but growing) are you better off with the 6' length and...
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    How many use a UV sterilizer?

    Honestly, with no hard feelings, how many people truly use a UV sterilizer for their tanks? Do you feel it is a luxury item or a necessity or even a No-No?
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    Are hermits bad?

    I just finished reading an article claiming that hermit crabs are actually bad for reef tanks. I was looking to get some, but now I am not so sure. Every cleanup crew sells lots of red and blue legged hermits, so I am confused. Has anyone had any bad experiences with hermits? Or are all your...
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    An oddball question?

    Does it matter if your return from the sump to the tank is vertical, sloping, or a combination of both? I want to lose as little GPH flow as possible, but is the shortest length possible better than the fastest vertical rise? Any thoughts to resistance, back pressure, etc? Thanks.
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    Types of metal halide?

    I'm just starting some research and was wondering a few things. What is the difference between a standard and a mogul base? What is the difference between a German and a Coralife bulb with the same color temp? Finally, if I want to put corals on just 1 side of my 4' tank, can I just use 1...
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    Which side does the pump go on?

    I have never used a protein skimmer before and am having trouble getting mine to work. Do you create a suction from the outtake side of the skimmer, or do you force the water through the intake side? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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    Can you keep 2 lawnmower blennys in 1 tank?

    I was wondering if anyone knows if you can keep 2 lawnmower blennys in 1 tank? I have 1 already and I love the way he looks, but I was curious if it is possible to add another. A guy at the LFS said he wasn't sure, and I'd hate to allow one or both to die out of my curiosity.