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Old 08-30-2012, 11:12 AM   #201
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are they good with inverts?
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:16 AM   #202
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i didn't see the website intil after i replied. yep, that's him. thanks for the ID. will force the lfs to take him back. they knew i was doing a reef so they never should have sold me one of those. thanks
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:23 PM   #203
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I would take him back.... He might do OK in a large reef tank, like 180+, but definitely gets too big for the nano.
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:23 PM   #204
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This lfs has a no return policy. Had quite a lot of beard alga in one of my freshwater tank, so she sold me Slime. Only good for saltwater. Figure I will have a fight. Now I have to return Jumbo, the hermit crab.
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:35 PM   #205
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I wouldnt deal with them any more IMO a store that has a no return policy is only out to get your money and will give bad advice to do so
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:24 PM   #206
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Yeah they did. I am not totally happy with the water they supply either. I like 1.024 and they sold me 1.022 with tons of particulates in it. They can have Jumbo, just like they took my big, yellow lab female back for no reimbursement, but this Slime stuff is the final straw. I may wind up there in an emergency, but I will know what I want beforehand.
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:03 PM   #207
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Anybody got any idea how to clean the pumps in the sump of my nano cube, and my koralia 425? I clean the tank tomorrow. Thanks.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:15 PM   #208
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It's a koralia 240, and I got the instructions for it but couldn't get it to come apart, so I just wiped it down. No instructions available for the accela pumps, so I left them alone and will try to call JBJ tomorrow. Swept the sand and stirred it then blasted off the corals with a turkey baster. Sand is floating now that the pumps and power head are on. Dosed the tank with Reef Energy for the corals since the skimmer is out. The air stone is damaged so my husband is gone to get a new one. Water at 1.023. Will test tomorrow or Wednesday. Am going out of town Thursday through Sunday, and will have my daughter check to be sure everything is on and, hopefully, I can show her how to feed the tank. I have a fairy wrasse now who requires filter feeding. I've been using Cyclop-eeze, but I don't think I can get het to use it since to have to touch it and she's squeamish. Think I can get her to do cubes of brine shrimp.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:44 PM   #209
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Had to go to the lfs for sw, but my 5 gallon jug didn't go with me so I had to buy pure sea water for an exorbitant price. But, I needed the water for my Monday cleaning and we won't be getting back Sunday until late. Woke up to cyano. Again. Maybe I shouldn't have stirred the sand? I will keep sweeping it out until we leave. My siphon for cleaning the tank jams when sand gets in it and so does the turkey baster so I sweep it to the front and dip it out with a spoon. I did teach my daughter how to feed cubes of brine shrimp once while we are gone. I will feed Cyclop-eeze on Thursday morning. All my fish are juvies, so I've been told I have to feed them more, especially the Filamented Fairy Wrasse, who filter feeds and since I'm running a skimmer, there isn't much for him to eat.
Ok, I also changed my wave maker from 2 minute waves to 10 second waves, pointed the returns down, and pointed the power head to the front corner. Does all this, along with major testing sound ok to everyone? How bad do you think the cyano will be when I return, and should I worry?
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:25 PM   #210
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Dont stir your sand better to slow down your siphon (pinch the hose) this way you can use it to clean the sand. You may still be over feeding Who said you need to feed small fish more often? To me that like saying a 6 month old baby needs to eat more than a grown man All of my fish started out at 1 inch or less i feed only as much as they will eat in 2 minutes I feed 2x a day some feed 2x a week and there fish seem happy The cyano was most likely caused by the stirring

You can get RO water from Wal-mart 5 gal cost me $1.84 get some salt mix and make your own you'll save a lot of cash
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