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    what can't you keep??

    I know xenia doesnt seem to grow when an ats is running. Anything else out there you can't have because of an ATS the reason for asking was i was looking at getting some sea squirts which are very hard to keep. was wondering if anybody had any success with them?

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    I just got a sea squirt a few months ago and it's doing great down at the bottom of the tank. The only reason they are "hard to keep" by most people is because most people don't have enough food particles in the water.

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    My Pulsating Xenia DO GREAT in my scrubber tanks.
    150G. Reef/Mix
    125G. 3 Regular Oscars/1 Jack Dempsey
    75G. 20+ Africans
    40G. Fish/Reef. Algae Scrubbers on ALL my SW
    10G. SW Fish/Reef.
    10G. SW Hospital/new fish quarantine/pod breeder tank
    6 stage RO/DI system 200 GPD.

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    Oh really?? Im sure i read somewhere, that for some reason they dont do well in scrubbed tanks??

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    Mine was doing very well when tank was new. But as tank matured, xenia stopped growing. Now it looks good , just dont grows much anymore. But neither does my green muchroms. So may be there is other reason but scrubebr.

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    The tank they are in has been up for more then a year and the other tank has a frag of the same xenia and its been up since last Fathers Day and had a scrubber from day ONE and grows xenia good too. My watermelon mushroom has not split but its getting bigger and has constant growth.
    150G. Reef/Mix
    125G. 3 Regular Oscars/1 Jack Dempsey
    75G. 20+ Africans
    40G. Fish/Reef. Algae Scrubbers on ALL my SW
    10G. SW Fish/Reef.
    10G. SW Hospital/new fish quarantine/pod breeder tank
    6 stage RO/DI system 200 GPD.

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    My xenia are growing like crazy. I have to keep them trimmed back so they don't over grow other corals... I can post a picture after I find my camera. The wife put it away....... we all know what that means.

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    Are all you guys running led?

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    I am. All LED.

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    My 10G is all LED, display(7@12,000k) and scrubber. My 40G just went to LED in the scrubber last weekend and the front half of the display has 14 LEDs (12@12,000k, 2@435nm) and the back half or really 1/3 is a t-8 18,000K.
    150G. Reef/Mix
    125G. 3 Regular Oscars/1 Jack Dempsey
    75G. 20+ Africans
    40G. Fish/Reef. Algae Scrubbers on ALL my SW
    10G. SW Fish/Reef.
    10G. SW Hospital/new fish quarantine/pod breeder tank
    6 stage RO/DI system 200 GPD.

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