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Old 01-04-2014, 04:27 AM   #11
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Well you use do/do for top off when water evaporates, saltwater for Water changes. A RO unit is the most essential item in own in the saltwater hobby IMO. Don't even try city water as most likely the TDS in the water will kill all your coral. Copper is a big no-no. Also with a RO unit at your house you can mix your own SW for WC and make RO for top off. I suggest buying a RO/DI unit from BRS, bulkreefsupply.com . Best place to go IMO. Also just want to point out if the first pic is most recent, I would want to start thinking about getting rid of that puffer as sooner or later it will go to town on your corals.

Thanks for that!! I think in time when money allows it I will get a new system. I've had the puffer for about a year and never had any issues. IDE love to buy from bra but I live down under in Australia.
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:26 AM   #12
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The anemone is bleached, not the corals. Are you feeding it? What lighting are you using?
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:48 AM   #13
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Really? I feed it a peeled fresh prawn every second/third day.

What can I do to help it? Now I thinking of it today although it was massive it looked like it was split in two but he may have just popped half his tentacles out of another crack in the rock.
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What lighting do you have over the tank currently? No anemone is supposed to be pure white. That's what it looks like in the picture anyway.
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Natural Sea Water or RO/DI ?

I have t8 120cm. There's about 4 blue and one white. All on a timer. The blues start slowly come in the. Only for an hour or so the white kicks in then the blues slowly turn time out completely At around 930 pm
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He doesn't look white to the eye. But he's definAtly extrA bright. Has been like that since I got him ages ago
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A T8 fixture is not ideal for photosynthetic creatures IME. I would run all 4 lamps at once in the day time. Blues come on, then white (blues stay on with them), then whites go off in the evening, blues stay on for a little longer before darkness.
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For real!! Wow the tank will be so bright!
Should I worry about brown algae and high nitrates with the white light? Or that doesn't make a difference.
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Algae comes from excess nutrients. If you keep your water clean, you won't have a problem with it.
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