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Old 01-29-2014, 01:49 PM   #11
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Yeah I don't think I will be buying anything from this place again before doing my research. Just glad I didn't spend 100 bucks in a nice piece and have it die. Glad I at least started small and cheap.
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:52 PM   #12
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Yeah I don't think I will be buying anything from this place again before doing my research. Just glad I didn't spend 100 bucks in a nice piece and have it die. Glad I at least started small and cheap.
That's the best way to do it. Buy small cheap frags. That way we are not taking direct colonies off the reef as well.
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Is it possible this isn't a green slimmer and in fact something else? Either way I guess it's not looking to good..
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Green slimmer turning white.

I would also suggest not buying fresh cut SPS frags if there is any choice. I try to only buy frags that have successfully put down their footing on the plug. The frag will not grow until that footing starts to cover the plug. Some folks frag and sell immediately. Better sellers leave the frag for a few weeks to be sure it has established itself after fragging.

Bribos plug shows this clearly.
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:15 PM   #15
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No sounds about right. My one lfs sells is for $1 per gallon so .75 isnt bad. Seems like you're on the right track .
Omg! .75 or $1 per gallon is ridiculous. I buy my water for .25/gallon for now. I'll invest in a rodi unit eventually. But you really NEED to buy your own rodi filter at those prices. It's only slightly more expensive to buy from lfs than my own rodi for me. But at those prices the unit would pay for itself quickly.
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Remember the cost of the RO/DI is just the beginning, cartridges, membranes and resin adds up. But it's still preferable and cheaper than toting water from the LFS.
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Remember the cost of the RO/DI is just the beginning, cartridges, membranes and resin adds up. But it's still preferable and cheaper than toting water from the LFS.
True it does add up. But depending on how dirty the source water is, at those prices it would be far cheaper to go with your own rodi unit.
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I live in NY nothing is cheap here. Plus I only have a 30 gallon for now and no place to put a RO unit in my apartment.
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Sorry don't mean to highjack this thread but have a really quick question here ....
I had a green slimmer and it was in my tank for several months and was growing then it started bleaching from the bottom all the way to the top within 2 weeks.
Someone told me that it was parasites that do that is that correct?
Only changes made in the tank was my lights I went from T-5 to the Led Lights.
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Which LEDs? Could be poor water quality or bleaching from the LEDs without proper light acclimation.
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