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Old 10-30-2010, 10:46 PM   #111
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Moon lights are just a dark blue light that come on at night to simulate the moons glow over the reefs. It has been show to help coral grow in a couple studies, though still widely debated. At this point they are mostly for show.

Hermit crabs will not usually eat coral. Kristall was referring to cleaning the area around the frags so that the crabs would stop climbing everywhere and leave the area and the coral be.

Pics sooooon....Cleaning off the final couple frags.
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Old 10-30-2010, 10:57 PM   #112
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Well Jim, the moonlight effect of my LED setup follows the moon cycle. It goes from total darkness of New Moon, to just one of the 3 light modules running at about 5% to all 3 running at 10% for the full moon.

Think about how bright a moonlit night is at the equator and you'll have a good idea if just how bright the tank is for part of the month.
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Haha, I love moon lights, I was just trying to explain them for the other guy. I plan to add some at some point.

I promised you pictures, but I didn't say they had to be good. Tank is still pretty cloudy, I tried to keep the sand dust down as much as I could. I had a MASSIVE red flatworm infestation so moving everything over was slightly more painstaken. I made sure to shake and scrub every piece of rock, frag and even the snails. Im going to let the frags settle in for a week or so, then start cutting them off their bases and mounting them around. Still have to "coralscape" a bit in my head.

Transition wen't pretty smooth, considering it was only from one side of the room to the other. Im looking forward to really keeping my hands out now and just sitting back and watching it do its thing. Aquascape is pretty final, I want to get my clam off that huge rock, but I'm not sure. I'll keep you posted.


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Old 10-31-2010, 10:11 PM   #114
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Looks good jimbo. You will have to post some more pictures once everything settles so we can see your coral.
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Looks good jimbo. You will have to post some more pictures once everything settles so we can see your coral.
Agreed. I want to see some coral pics too. How are the ORA and Bonsai frags doing?
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Jimbo7, is that the BRS frag rack I see? I just ordered one of those.
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Looks almost Great, if only it wasn't so cloudy in there :p
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How about a couple pics without the sand cloud going on?
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Hey Jimbo, thanks for the advice.

How bout another? So If I have, I guess you'd call it a frag, or mini-frag, I can't just put it in the sand and let it grow? or could I put it on a peice of cement for a base... and why the need for a base?

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