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    Great tank!!!

    Great tank!!!
  2. Thread: Kobold Tank...

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    Wooooow! Very nice tank. Love the setup of the...

    Wooooow! Very nice tank. Love the setup of the sump and algae filter.
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    This gives me an idea...I knew if I kept that old...

    This gives me an idea...I knew if I kept that old miracle mud filter box long enough it would come in handy some day.....time to get creative!
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    Re: afraid of shutting off the skimmer

    lol

    so do u feed as recommended or less with no skimmer?[/quote]

    I feed what the fish load can handle, about 4 cubes right now. The scrubber grows algae accordingly. Never had an issue.
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    Re: afraid of shutting off the skimmer

    Just do it for a month and if you dont like the results you can turn it back on. In the mean time you can clean it and get it ready to sell. ;)
  6. Thread: 83g Rimless

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    Re: 83g Rimless

    Tank looks great. Would also like to see more pics and info on your setup.
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    Re: Build-diary: 240L ATS only system

    cant wait to see this one
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    Re: My ATS, the author from China.

    Nice looking setup all around. Really like the "V" idea. Tank is nice and healthy looking !
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    H2O2 and an ATS

    Had this question in a different area in this forum, thought I would try it here. . . Anyone tried this while running an ATS? Lately I have seen some talk about dosing it directly ot the display to...
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    H2O2 to control diatoms. . .

    Anyone tried this while running an ATS? Lately I have seen some talk about dosing it directly ot the display to help control diatom outbreaks with some success. I have also seen threads around...
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    Re: Elos 120 - ATS only

    I run a sump pwrhd also.
  12. Thread: Scrubber help

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    Re: Scrubber help

    need some pictures if you have any
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    Re: Before and After

    Great job!
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    Re: Great Ties for Screens!!

    awesome find!
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    Re: Algae Scrubber Survey of Results

    I wont go into detail here on the "before" because I have a thread or two that details my start and finish. The short story is I ran a scrubber for apprx 2 years with great results. Took hair algae...
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    Re: SPS growth and scrubbing

    I feel ya on this issue. While I have a lot of respect for the primary posters on this board, I will disagree with them on your problem. There are many areas that could be giving you grief in your...
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    Re: Ace's ATS v2.0 - LEDs

    I like that! Well done
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    Re: My 75 mixed reef

    My tank is a 75 gallon and I am runnig three 150 watt DE MH 14K and one actinic T5
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    Re: Ace's ATS v2.0 - LEDs

    Looks great, could you post a video of how you clean it?
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    Re: ATS for 83g Custom setup

    Take the filter socks off, they just catch all the pods yer gonna be producing, as well as any food for your corals/fish
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    Re: My 75 mixed reef

    I agree with that 100%. I need to go back to target feeding more frequently. I kind of got away from it because of all the food particles in teh water. I used to target feed all the time to cut...
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    Re: SM-100 on my ELOS 120

    Cant wait to see pics of the setup .
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    Re: My 75 mixed reef

    Thanks again. I use the original chemipure. NOT the chemipure plus or whatever its called. Now the why. Awhile back I was given a "corky finger" gorgonian by a friend. It did really well in teh...
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    Re: Simple 18g Design

    Looks like a great start, waiting for more pictures!
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    Re: My 75 mixed reef

    Thanks...the gorgonian shows signs of life. Just not getting a 100% extension yet. Funny thing is some frags from the shipping bag have started encrusting the rock where I put them. These have...
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    Re: Scrubber / wave simulation

    15 minutes without water might cause some drying effects as well. The lights can dry things out pretty quickly.
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    Re: My 75 mixed reef

    I have always called it "Anthelia" . It doesn't grow a stalk like xenia. They are in the same family though.

    Thanks for looking.
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    Re: My 75 mixed reef

    Here are th updated pics. These are from tonight.

    Full tank 3/28/11
    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y113/mrbncal/2011_0328ReefTank0005.jpg

    Just trying different camera settings. . . I know I...
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    Re: My 75 mixed reef

    Thanks for the kind words everyone. I could not be more pleased with the results of the algae scrubber. Well I guess if it cleaned itself I could be more pleased. Still its not bad.



    I...
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    Re: From a thread on RC.

    That exchange is comical. He is clearly spouting opinion, has no experience with the ATS in the discussion and apparently a closed mind. I feel bad for the guy.
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    Re: Big problem Need Help

    I have kind of changed my mind on this also. I am thinking about changing from one normal size to two smaller screens rated at 2/3 of capacity each. This way I can use the same pumps I already have...
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    Re: New to scrubbers, what do you think of mine?

    Looks like a neat design. However you are going to need to rough up that screen. Being smooth like that is not going to let the algae have something to hold on to.

    Also do you just snap the bar...
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    Re: Big problem Need Help

    Sounds a lot like what happened to me after a recent power stoppage. The pump i use did not restart after the outage and the screen dried up. I was busy with things and didnt check the tank for a...
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    Re: algae blocking the water flow.

    Nope, mine is not roughed up next to the pipe. I still get algae growth up there but it comes off easy.
  35. Re: planning on algea scrubber tomorow. few last minute question

    depending on how far your pushing the water, a maxijet 1600 would do it. I use one and it works great.
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    My 75 mixed reef

    I have posted on here before but I wanted to give an update. I have been using a scrubber for a year. Started with a horizontal version and went vertical after problems with splashing and bubbles. ...
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Yes you want to remove the sock. No need for it.
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    Re: My little scrubber

    ^^^
    +1 on that statement
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    Re: Anyone using Miracle Mud to replenish Trace?

    I have MM in a pre-scrubber installed refugium. I get cool things burrowing in it. Is it necessary ? No. But I used it to root some mangroves in and now I dont want to bother with removing it. I...
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    Re: Opinions on Idea for Minimalist Approach

    I am with you here but I think you need to move the sump wall closer to the back glass (3) inches or less and and use an outside fixure mounted lengthwise. The screen is facing the wrong way to...
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    Re: non photo corals and scrubbed tanks

    An update on my success and faliure with non photo synth corals. The sun polyps never did take off, I only target fed once a week but they just never opened up during lights on and since I am an...
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    Re: Interesting development

    Hmmm. . . . how deep are the tiles submerged?
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    Re: Is this possible??

    I would bet on the turf filter. But, then again I am a believer. . . . .
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    Re: Rock sold case for ATS capabilities

    MMuuaahahahahaha. . . . exxxccellent! :twisted:
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    Re: Horizontal or Vertical?

    My experience with a horizontal version was positive. . . however they are messier. LOTS of splashing and there needs to be more flow to get the same results as a vertical. I stopped and went with...
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    Re: people love protien skimmers

    Sorry it took so long to reply. Thanks for the interest, the tank in the pictures is a 75gal RR AGA. I am currently running 3 - 150 watt 14K DE SPS/BlueLife bulbs and 2 - 54 watt T-5 w/ reflectors...
  47. Thread: Yellow Spots

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    Re: Yellow Spots

    I did teh same thing, drilled holes, and it made a nice even flow across teh screen.
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    Re: New attempt - Version 3

    Wow that looks great. Are you gonna put reflectors behind teh bulbs?
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    Re: people love protien skimmers

    Yeah I have read up on those. THere is a nice little one at the lfs here but it just seems pointless. You are right about no one being able to care for them long term. There are plenty of others...
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    Re: people love protien skimmers

    Thanks SM. I am so glad I found your post way back on another forum. I wanted to mention that I have done some water changes since the ATS startup. I think the gorgs release a toxin that some...
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