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Old 09-05-2012, 10:38 AM   #121
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Formula 2 with garlic and adding a drop of selcon to the food
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:28 PM   #122
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New addition 2 sexy shrimp
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:25 PM   #123
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I was scared that one didn't make it as it was just sitting on its side but today he was up and they found each other
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:48 PM   #124
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Those are awesome looking.
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:23 AM   #125
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I love sexy shrimp!!!! But afraid they'd get eaten in my tank. cool buy!!
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:37 AM   #126
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Those sexy shrimp are, well, sexy!
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:14 AM   #127
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Thanks guys.... Yeah I really like them, I have wanted them for awhile so my LFS had them in stock so I went ahead and picked them up...
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:59 PM   #128
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Had a fright today went to check my skimmer cup and found one of my clowns sitting on the filter pad.... Went to get him out (as I thought he died) to flush but he was still alive.... Put him back in tank and he is doing good now.... Looks like its time to go get a fish saver for the cube....
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:05 PM   #129
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Finally came across your new BC build and thought I'd add my $.02.

Let's talk rock - everyone is rock crazy it seems, but the more research i did on minimalist tanks, the more I found people going away from 1.5-2.0lb rule and saying it doesn't matter as much as people think. Yes, BB needs surface, but not a whole lot. So, I think you've got plenty. Each. Oral added will also have surface for BB.

I've heard the Tunze 9002 skimmer is basically the only way to go. I didn't put one on mine at all. I went with the inTank media rack, refugium, and fish saver combo. The rack has filter floss on top, purigen in the middle, and chemipure elite on the bottom. The "refuge" which is just an open compartment has a large ball of chaeto and a small 18w submersible light.

I notched the tab between chambers 1 &2 for better flow, added flow director and fish saver. Tip with saver - wipe salt off when you do pwc's. Keeps it from building up and falling onto fish / coral and burning them.

Heat, my tank has been at 85-88 since purchase and now ive added the MP10. I upgraded fans twice and no help, my apt has been at 64 - 84 degrees and no change in tank. I also use an MJ1200 return.

I upgraded to RapidLED solderless... ... And still no better temps. The lights are awesome, though tricky to dial in. I opted for their controller and it's quite simple. I burned out a trumpet and a large humilis acro coal within one days time each. That's at like 30 percent output.

Hardest thing about this tank is keeping the rounded corners clean. I use an old credit card and it works well.

If I think of more, I'll add to the list.
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Thanks Tim for all the great input... I am having a heck of a time getting rid of the diatoms.... How have you handled that issue if you had one? I am doing 5 gallons a week water changes and running chemipure elite as well.....
I am still up in the air on the rapid led kit found some other LEDs that I might go with..... But then I can't run the lid on it so I don't know yet.... As for the temp I placed the tank in a different room and have my A/C blowing on it with a fan pushing air and the other blowing air out..... So now it is at 76.6-77.5 deg..... Where can I get the fish saver my clowns keep getting in the filter????? Do you dose anything in ur tank???? Or just water changes
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