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Old 05-06-2012, 02:38 PM   #2051
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Oh, I stand corrected, You learn something everyday!
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:50 PM   #2052
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Looks like a perfect CUC. Go for it. They also sell shells by the way
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:00 PM   #2053
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I really wish I could buy a clean up crew for my tank but it's totally impossible with a triggerfish,...as soon as you drop 'em in they are eaten,.... It makes for a lot of extra work for me and probably not the cleanest tank either but I guess it is what it is when you raise a predator fish like that... :-/
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:58 AM   #2054
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update w/FTS

Everyone is in the 75 Gallon as of last night, here is a few pic. Gonna order clean up crew today, algae issues. Other issues as you can see with some of the coral. Wish I could figure out where they go so they don't bleech or die (and yes I research but I guess I am not reading right).

Anyway, gotta run so here's the pictures.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:28 PM   #2055
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One of the things I have been doing to help me with positioning Buffy is to take a rubberband or a piece of string and move it around the tank. It will help you know where your flow is weakest and strongest and even if it isn't strong enough for a coral. Since doing this all my corals have been happy with their new homes.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:56 PM   #2056
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Tank setup is absolutely awesome Buffy! I love that rockwork, almost what I wanted but couldnt quite get done. lol

For flow testing, I use some purple up into the stream. It's milky and cant hurt anything and shows exactly where the water goes. Neat little trick I picked up somewhere.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:37 PM   #2057
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Thanks for the idea's I'll have to try them both. For now the flow isn't even "organized", I still need to do the sump. I'm still wondering how my protein skimmer is gonna fit. The min water line is just about to the top of the tank and the max water line is above the tank. Hmmmm. am still sorting this one out, All I need is a few valves, some pvc and I can get it done, but I'm procrastinating. Doesn't look like there's any room left after the return pump, skimmer and filter sock is in there to do anything with, heck it looks like the baffles may just get in the way too. Sure doesn't look like any of it can be a refugium either with that stuff in there.
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Even Dary likes the rock work !!
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:21 PM   #2059
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Even Dary likes the rock work !!
LOL and the right side is still not the way I want it.

Ordered my clean up crew tonite. Should be here on Friday.

20 Gallon Temp tank has been broken down. Everything is in my tub for cleaning lol. Thank goodness I have another bathroom with a shower in it (it just has a fishy hose in it lmao)

Time to sit down with my other 20G on the table here and try to figure out the sump/refugium. UGGGGGG, I hate plumbing. LOL
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LOL and the right side is still not the way I want it.

Ordered my clean up crew tonite. Should be here on Friday.

20 Gallon Temp tank has been broken down. Everything is in my tub for cleaning lol. Thank goodness I have another bathroom with a shower in it (it just has a fishy hose in it lmao)

Time to sit down with my other 20G on the table here and try to figure out the sump/refugium. UGGGGGG, I hate plumbing. LOL
Your not alone, I too hate doing plumbing on aquariums. LOL. If I didn't have Carey's help when doing mine, it would have been a lot more time consuming.
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