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Old 12-04-2011, 08:34 PM   #1601
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No, i live in Okinawa, it was the largest aquarium until the same company built a larger one in atlanta, the didnt install as large of a viewing window. Unless the one in dubai just openned up in the last couple of months, pretty sure my info is correct
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:34 PM   #1602
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Dubai should be null and void from any "worlds biggest" categories... the atlanta one is breathtaking
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:40 PM   #1603
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I guess nobody in oki received that message, dubai does have the largest viewing panel, although it doesnt mention its placement in size.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:17 PM   #1604
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Dubai should be null and void from any "worlds biggest" categories... the atlanta one is breathtaking
I heard the one in Dubai has over 3,000 different sharks including the Tiger Sand shark. They occasionally have blood baths because of sharks eating other fish lol:
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:53 AM   #1605
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One of the guys in our local reef club dives at the Atlanta one. He offered to take anyone who wants on a back of house tour when he gets off one day. There will be a day in the not so distant future when I take him up on it.
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:51 PM   #1606
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Couple questions please

First, I'm sorry I haven't been online much. I will need a week's vacation just to try to catch up.

Anywho.....My stand should be done with the minor fixes soon.

Question 1: Does anyone have a suggested course of action for me to follow for moving everything from my 75 gal to my 55 gal and back again, or a link for the process?

Question 2: Do I need to drip acclimate everyone in my tank to the 55 gal and the drip acclimate again back to the 75?

Question 3: Also, How long should I leave them in the 55 gal before transferring back to the 75 gallon.

Question 4: Is it ok that for the duration of this transfer that the 55 gallon sit on the floor (I don't have an empty stand), it would be on thick carpet. I could get a piece of plywood (I think I have one in the garage that's big enough) and place it under it and I may even have enough pink construction insulation to put on top of the plywood.

Question 5: I have the pink uhm 1/2" thick. It looks rather ugly, can I go thinner or is there something that will serve the same purpose that doesn't/won't make the tank and stand look ugly?

Question 6: How the heck do you feed the coral? I try to make a "paste" and I can't "suck" it into the sea squirt. I make it too think and it just goes everywhere, I'm afraid of getting to close and accidently "sucking" him up into oblivion like I did my poor lil Mr. Redstir. Lastly do I feed the hard coco and elegance too? I realize if they eat that it's once or maybe twice a week I believe.

Sorry so long, I guess that's what I get for not being able to get online and stay on for a bit.

Thanks everyone for your help and I honestly and sincerely hope your eyes don't hurt and you don't get a headache from reading sooo much.

OOps, almost forgot, gonna also start working on the sump/refuge but now if I decide to do the algae scrubber....would that be combined with the sump/refuge or would it be separate?

Thanks again for all your patience my friendly Aquarium Advice Addicts.
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:59 PM   #1607
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As to the scrubber. It can be either. The key elements are that the scrubber will need an intense light source, where the refuge doesn't. The algae plates should be easily removable to clean and exposed to a higher amount of light than what is available in your display tank, causing the available algae to grow in the scrubber first. The scrubber should be illuminated opposite to your display tank, this will also flatten out PH swings. My scrubber was custom built, so it has a 2 gallon dump bucket in the end which causes a wave over the algae grow area. A small Xenia colony that didn't do well in the display tank has overtaken the area around the dump bucket and pulses like mad. I figure they are adding to the filter process as nothing could get by them.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:41 AM   #1608
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First, I'm sorry I haven't been online much. I will need a week's vacation just to try to catch up.

Anywho.....My stand should be done with the minor fixes soon.

Question 1: Does anyone have a suggested course of action for me to follow for moving everything from my 75 gal to my 55 gal and back again, or a link for the process? I moved my rock first, then corals then fish last. It was alot easier since I had both tanks up at the same time. It took me a few hours to get everyone situated.

Question 2: Do I need to drip acclimate everyone in my tank to the 55 gal and the drip acclimate again back to the 75? You can use the water from the 75g in the 55g can't you? That would negate the need to acclimate i would think

Question 3: Also, How long should I leave them in the 55 gal before transferring back to the 75 gallon. I would check water parameters and when they are stable move them back. I gave mine I think 3 days before moving them into the 125g.

Question 4: Is it ok that for the duration of this transfer that the 55 gallon sit on the floor (I don't have an empty stand), it would be on thick carpet. I could get a piece of plywood (I think I have one in the garage that's big enough) and place it under it and I may even have enough pink construction insulation to put on top of the plywood.
I think it would be fine on the floor for a couple days. Just don't trip over it!!LOL

Question 5: I have the pink uhm 1/2" thick. It looks rather ugly, can I go thinner or is there something that will serve the same purpose that doesn't/won't make the tank and stand look ugly? Not sure what you are talking about hehe

Question 6: How the heck do you feed the coral? I try to make a "paste" and I can't "suck" it into the sea squirt. I make it too think and it just goes everywhere, I'm afraid of getting to close and accidently "sucking" him up into oblivion like I did my poor lil Mr. Redstir. Lastly do I feed the hard coco and elegance too? I realize if they eat that it's once or maybe twice a week I believe. I still havent fed my corals other than my duncan. I just use a turkey baster and the duncan sucks it right up. Very neat.

Sorry so long, I guess that's what I get for not being able to get online and stay on for a bit.

Thanks everyone for your help and I honestly and sincerely hope your eyes don't hurt and you don't get a headache from reading sooo much.

OOps, almost forgot, gonna also start working on the sump/refuge but now if I decide to do the algae scrubber....would that be combined with the sump/refuge or would it be separate?

Thanks again for all your patience my friendly Aquarium Advice Addicts.
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First, I'm sorry I haven't been online much. I will need a week's vacation just to try to catch up.

Anywho.....My stand should be done with the minor fixes soon.

Question 1: Does anyone have a suggested course of action for me to follow for moving everything from my 75 gal to my 55 gal and back again, or a link for the process? I would start with getting your sand into the 75, cover it with a bag and do a "partial water change" to get some of the water from your 55 into the 75. Then I'd move the live rock. So on down the line once everything is matching parameters.

Question 2: Do I need to drip acclimate everyone in my tank to the 55 gal and the drip acclimate again back to the 75? If you use water from your 55, don't know why you'd need to drip acclimate...Through all the pages I lost what all is in your tank so unsure...inverts and nems drip.

Question 3: Also, How long should I leave them in the 55 gal before transferring back to the 75 gallon. Once parameters match, make the switch IMO.

Question 4: Is it ok that for the duration of this transfer that the 55 gallon sit on the floor (I don't have an empty stand), it would be on thick carpet. I could get a piece of plywood (I think I have one in the garage that's big enough) and place it under it and I may even have enough pink construction insulation to put on top of the plywood. That is up to you...I personally would put it on the floor but it is your carpet. I drip water everywhere onto my hardwood floor and am always cleaning it up.

Question 5: I have the pink uhm 1/2" thick. It looks rather ugly, can I go thinner or is there something that will serve the same purpose that doesn't/won't make the tank and stand look ugly? I have no clue what this is. I'd get as much of the stuff for your tank into a sump in that nice stand you had made to pretty things up.

Question 6: How the heck do you feed the coral? I try to make a "paste" and I can't "suck" it into the sea squirt. I make it too think and it just goes everywhere, I'm afraid of getting to close and accidently "sucking" him up into oblivion like I did my poor lil Mr. Redstir. Lastly do I feed the hard coco and elegance too? I realize if they eat that it's once or maybe twice a week I believe. If your coral need directly fed, get a brand new turkey baster. Suck some stuff up, put the blaster infront of it, and blast away. I currently don't have anything that needs directly fed, or fed period, but I do suppliment with marine snow that I toss infront of my powerhead so it goes right over it.

Sorry so long, I guess that's what I get for not being able to get online and stay on for a bit.

Thanks everyone for your help and I honestly and sincerely hope your eyes don't hurt and you don't get a headache from reading sooo much.

OOps, almost forgot, gonna also start working on the sump/refuge but now if I decide to do the algae scrubber....would that be combined with the sump/refuge or would it be separate? I refused to make my own sump...I ordered the 3 in one aqueon one with different parts that were recommended to me by the wonderous members of this forum. Straight up going more towards corals. I feel that a refuge is one of the best things you could have. Since you are going to make your own, make sure you have enough room for all the garbage in your tank...skimmer, heater, chiller, uv, etc.

Thanks again for all your patience my friendly Aquarium Advice Addicts.
It is telling me my reply is to short...I wrong half a book and no clue. So I'm still typing and typing and typing.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:23 PM   #1610
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Ithink she's talking about using a foam pad between the tank and the stand. I don't really see the point in using one, but I've never had anything but standard tanks with plastic trim, or larger than 55g.
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