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Old 03-03-2012, 05:17 PM   #1971
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How about this French angel? He was a big boy and very elusive.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:13 PM   #1972
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i really want to dive someday. those pictures just encourage it. Just a little expensive for a 15 year old lol.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:22 PM   #1973
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Yes, it can cost a lot to travel to these places anymore. You can always rent gear. The training is available pretty cheap, here you can get certified for a couple of hundred bucks. And we are 1000 miles away from the nearest ocean. It is great exercise and teaches you a lot about science. It also allows you to enter the other part of planet Earth that is as amazing as anything on dry land. Save your money up.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:28 PM   #1974
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Great pictures and video Buffy! Those fish were gigantic! I can't imagine having a tank large enough for even one of them. lol
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:03 PM   #1975
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That's a gorgeous angel fish. I get mixed feelings when I see big angel fish like this...I kind of wish he was still living on the reef. It's hard being a diver and a saltwater hobbiest as it generates some conflicts in me. You can dive all day and are lucky to get a glimpse of this shy fish in the wild.
I'm kinda with you on this one Greg ,... Not only for the angels but for most of the tropical fish we see on the reefs,...it's pretty awesome to see a large school of tangs etc scurrying about the reef seemingly enjoying themselves ,then you see a single tang back in the states for sale in a 40 gallon tank,...hmmm.....kinda like keeping a antelope in your garage,..we're all guilty to a degree, it doesn't make it right ,.it just reassures us to try and give these animals the best conditions we can to make their stay with us as non confining and natural as possible., I'm sure each and every one of these fish if given a choice would love to be back on the reefs again.

Buffy,....thank you for taking your time to give us all a little glimpse of what goes on " behind the scenes" at a large establishment such as live aquaria.,..I would imagine that most of us at one time or another have ordered something from them,... I for one would like to say thank you for a job well done !!,...( you may take a bow now Buffy )
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:22 PM   #1976
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You are welcome.

I agree they would love to be back home and since they are not we need to make them as happy and healthy as possible.

@Dary - I thought of you while taking some pics, they had a "tank" with nothing but mushrooms or pretty close to nothing but mushrooms.

@Carey and I thought of you when I saw the Tangs and in the row behind them were Gobies that I thought you had.

It was an awesome trip, I go there as my LFS but thats the retail store, this was first time in Diver's Den but I can't say I didn't try to talk my way in the other times I was there buying salt and stuff. I tried but failed lol. Is a good thing tho cause you dont want people all over while caring for that massive amount.
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:48 AM   #1977
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So I'm thinking of taking out the purple bulb from the 2 bulb switch. There's the purple and actinic right now, am wanting to put the 2 actinic's on the one switch.

Should I take a white out and put the purple in so there's 3 whites and 1 purple?

I'm not sure what my other fixture has. It is a 1 bulb 48" stock, and it's white. Otherwise til I buy another bulb the purple will have to do with the 3 10K white.

It came with 3 10K white and 3 460 nm actinics. However due to an accidental drop of the fixture, 1white & 1 actinic was broken. I thought purple would be a nice touch but honestly, as much as I love purple, it's not what I thought, so I'm not crazy about it.

So go with the purple/white on the one switch or order a different bulb to replace the purple? If so what bulb would you recommend?

Thanks for following and posting
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:08 PM   #1978
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I moved my purple bulb to the 4 light switch array. Wasn't enough blue for my "blue" lights period
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I moved my purple bulb to the 4 light switch array. Wasn't enough blue for my "blue" lights period

That's what I did, though I'm not using my light at the moment, it's kinda in the way so my little 20 G is using 2 48" led strips and a CFL (I think). It's the u-tube light bulb from petco that has one side white and one side blue. They are doing ok right now, though I did lose one of the corals.

I have tomorrow off so hopefully tonite I won't be too tired and I'll take a couple of pics, I want to take a video during eating time, I swear those Fire Shrimp race around the tank like they have never eaten, not afraid of fish or nothing, they are like, outta my way, my food, my food. LMAO
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As soon as my phone charges I will try to take a video.
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