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    Re: Automatic Continuous Feeder - DIY

    I've got 2 wine chillers, brand spankin new, 1 is still in the box and not opened. $30 each, or both for $50. I also have one of the Zevex pumps that is also new. I purchased the Zevex unit...
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    Re: 3 SM 100's for sale

    there was a lot of interest, sorry if you did not get in on this deal...I have already responded to the first person who wanted both units, so they are sold.

    Thanks again for all the interest......
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    Re: 3 SM 100's for sale

    Just a heads up...I have two scrubbers left, one is semi spoken for, and the other will be ready to go end of next week. I'll be finishing the plumbing work this weekend on the new tank, then about...
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    Re: lights off?

    the corals were all gone 2 months ago...the only thing alive in the tank for the last two months has been the fish.
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    Re: lights off?

    So, after scrubbing for over 7 months now, just about every square inch of my live rock is covered by red cyano algae. The first question everyone will ask is water movement throughout...I have two...
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    lights off?

    Went on vacation for 10 days, had the auto feeder droping dry food in for fish 2 x per day. Both scrubbers growing a lot of green for the past cpl months, however, still good amount of algae growing...
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    Re: 3 SM 100's for sale

    Glad to hear it! Have fun with it!
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    Re: Algae Scrubber Survey of Results

    I had mixed results. Moved my aquarium, set it back up with two sm100's...everything was going awesome then at about the 2nd month everything just started to fade away and die. One loss, then two,...
  9. Thread: Skimmer/ ATS

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    Re: Skimmer/ ATS

    I think you would be better off running the skimmer full time, but just get a skimmer rated for a smaller aquarium.
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    Re: 3 SM 100's for sale

    Its a 400 gal tank, so FYI the one drawback with the scrubbers other than having to have four of them is the clarity of the water. On a 6' wide by 3.5' deep by 32 tall the clarity would just be too...
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    Re: 3 SM 100's for sale

    Orange county, CA
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    Re: 3 SM 100's for sale

    Thanks for the sudden interest...the new unit is already sold. I will have a couple of 5 month old units available in about a month that I will sell for $250 each. Or better yet, $500 will take my...
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    Re: 3 SM 100's for sale

    $400...any takers?
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    Re: 3 SM 100's for sale

    I have one sm100 ready to sell now...$500 new in the box + two more used ones for sale in a few weeks, or best offer. New tank almost done, so will have two used units for sale in a few weeks or so....
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    Re: 3 SM 100's for sale

    These units seem to do as they say, and are well put together units. However, I have found that with my crazy work schedule, there are other filtration systems on the market these days that are more...
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    3 SM 100's for sale

    I have 3 of them...1 is for sale now, the other 2 will be sold when new tank is completed. I will not set a date for the other 2 as my new setup is a huge undertaking and I will not rush the setup. ...
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    continue to feed, don't feed? Water change? I can do a 30gal water change and siphon a lot of this algae right off the rocks without loosing any of the algae back inside the tank.
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    Pics of Algae coming back strong in tank. This is a shot of only two different rocks, but this stuff is popping up everywhere.

    This AM readings:
    Phos....02
    Nitrate...not detectable...
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    I'll get some pics up tonight(hopefully)...been outa control busy at work. I do have another question. Is anyone out there using biopellet's in conjunction with a scrubber. I was thinking since I...
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    Phos .11
    nitrates...not detectable
    Was feeding about 8 mil of oyster feast a day, gonna cut back to 4 mil. Not a lot of growth in scrubber. Both screens are covered, but really slow growth.
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    I'll post test results in am...some of my completely bleached out acro's are showing signs of coming back. However, the algae in the tank is also returning. I'll test in the morning and post...
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    just strange though that a few weeks after the move, everything was back to normal...good polyp extension, sps growth was good, and now a month later everything just died. I do think the lack of...
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    tonights phos reading is .16 Been feeding about 1 mil of oyster feast about every 4 hours so I'm sure that what has brought the Phos reading from .03 to .16 in a week. Complete tank wipeout of sps...
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    I've chopped off a few frags from some of the really large pieces of SPS's that were bleaching out at the base. I saved a lrg amount of the tips from my favorite purple tort. Does anyone think that...
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    no, just running the two sm100's. I'm just going to follow SM's advice, and keep trucking along and feed a bit more and see what happens. If feeding a bit more while keeping the levels in check...
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    What hurts the most, the LFS that I purchased my new 450gal from said "I told you that wouldn't work"...Ouch!
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    I started the AI's at only 42% in which I was told it's about the same output as a 250w halyde. Three weeks later i'm only up to 50% power, so really doubt that's the issue. I'm pretty much over...
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    Over the last couple of days I have lost about 75% of my sps's, some of which I have had for 15 years. I only hope that it was contributed to the lack of food in the tank, and not something else. ...
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    How is this solved...is the only solution to make the tube as short as possible?
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    Maybe I missed it, but what happens to the food that sits in the tube for a while un-refegerated?
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    so basically I have to feed just enough right now to keep my sps's alive, while waiting for the rest of the main tank algae to go away. Once the main tank algae is gone, I should be able to increase...
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    When you say "tank is ready" what does that actually mean. With two SM's, how much should I actually feed?
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    Lost another lg piece of Purple Acro that I've had for over 5+ years. Just started to bleach out in one spot, then went quickly shortly thereafter. I am not seeing any growth on any of my sps...
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    Re: anybody have LED on display tank?

    Love the LED's from AI. My temp has not budged 1 degree since taking off the halyde's. Color is awesome and super bright and I'm only running them at about 50% power right now. I still am looking...
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    mission viejo, CA
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    today's reading..

    .03...

    No less algae growing on he rocks, but no more that's for sure. Still, minimal polyp extension on all corals, and zero growth... and all other water perameters seem to...
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    this morning's reading...

    .01

    Algae is not growing in main tank, and I see pieces of it floating around as though it's releasing from the rocks. I guess patience at this point is the key, and...
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    Hanah meter
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    Phos is back up to .40...really haven't been feeding that much at all.
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    Re: anybody have LED on display tank?

    Check back with me in a month or so. I just took off 3 250w HQI halyde's from my tank and replaced them with 5 AI LED's. So far(only a week) my polyps are extending farther than before, I have not...
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    Re: Which Flake Best For Marine Fish!

    I have been feeding the flake food from blue zoo aquatics. Great for fish, and corals too.
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    Most of the red algae is gone, and the green had stopped spreading. Looks as though they the tank is turning a corner. For some reason this last week, my calcium level is off the charts(high). I'm...
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    This morning's phos reading...back down to .03...kind of strange how it can drop that quickly.
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    This mornings Phos reading: .33 That's up .20 from a few days ago.

    I stopped feeding all liquids, and fed only 8 cubes of rotifers the last two days, along with a little bit of flake food. ...
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    I've been adding iron for about a week now. Will keep adding and give it another week. Should I keep feeding cubes, or just feed nori for a few days?

    FYI...just received all my AI LED"S for new...
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    oops...here ya go...

    http://s997.photobucket.com/albums/af91/jm2drvr/
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    Here are a couple of shots of the screen before cleaning on Sat.

    http://s997.photobucket.com/upload/albums/jm2drvr/

    Test results as of this today...

    Phos - .11(previously tested at .03 two...
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    Thanks for the advice! The second scrubbers 7th cleaning is due on Saturday, so I will shoot some more pics then.
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    One thing that I failed to mention is that I have done a few water changes over the last week(90 gal total). As my oldest corals have started to bleach out, I got scared, and the only common sense...
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    Re: 2 SM 100's on a 180 reef

    I confirmed timer set for 18hrs
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