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Old 03-05-2009, 03:50 AM   #51
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I use mine a couple of times a month for a few days at a time. I do it just to polish the water.

What is your opinion on running it 24/7 versus only a few days a month? Do you think the GFO and GAC strip too much from the water, including good stuff?
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:02 PM   #52
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A few more additions. A ORA Hawkins, A Royal Gramma... I want to start adding lots of small fish, I am thinking about getting a few anthias too and another addition is our first baby 6-weeks old... I got an acrylic tank with him in mind.
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:12 PM   #53
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What is your opinion on running it 24/7 versus only a few days a month? Do you think the GFO and GAC strip too much from the water, including good stuff?
I only run carbon when I need it. There is nothing wrong with running it 24/7 though I wonder if it does remove good things as well as bad things. There are a lot of people that run it all the time. Since the upgrade I've been running it for about a week at a time and replacing the carbon and doing it again.

Great additions!!

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Congrats dad. Enjoy every minute with him.
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Start him off early on the hobby and he will grow to love it with you!!
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Here are a few new corals I have picked up over the past couple weeks.
Candy Apple Red Zoa
Devils Armor Zoa (hard to see in this pic but it has a pink center with a black ring)
Hot Tamale Chalice
Red/Orange Capricornis (I got hooked up with this piece for free with the purchase of the two palys...the mother colony looked awesome)
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I forgot to add this one too.. Acropora... I think Yongei
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Nice additions!
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awesome thread! makes me wish I had the know-how to do a reef tank. SW is just intimidating to me for some reason...anyway, congrats on fatherhood! I have two and love every minute of it
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Thank you. RedSoxFan, you shouldn't let saltwater intimidate you. I think saltwater gets a bad rap for being "too much work" and "too hard to keep things alive" however its not too much work or too hard. Most of those sayings come from people who have never had a saltwater tank or never took them time to read or find a website like this to learn stuff before or while attempting saltwater. If the "know-how" is the only thing holding you back from doing a reef tank, then I think you should start one up and just continue to ask lots of questions on here... you wont be disappointed. Reef tanks are very fun and beautiful
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