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Old 01-15-2012, 03:28 PM   #741
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"In God we trust, everyone else bring data."

Thanks for bringing data too the mix. It's time to switch to the mesh.
I am an engineer. Data is my life...

I really like the mesh, it is cheap and I bought a roll from them. Haven't seen it anywhere else.
I stretched it into some cheap aluminum screen window frames. Since they don't get in the water, they work fine and have lasted for years. Wood frames as Mr_X suggested would work just fine as well.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:17 AM   #742
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Finally finished refuge yesterday. Tank has been up and running from a month and a half. Hopefully done spending large chunks of cash for a while. I way underestimated this hobby. Oh well no regrets.........yet!

I guess I just read about another thing I am doing wrong. I have a glass lid. Well so far so good so i'm just gonna leave it in place. I don't like evaporation since i have to manually top off and there is no reasonable way of installing a top off system. I have learned a lot from this forum and definitely appreciate all the posts, but I also have come to realize that there are so many opinions out there and my system would have been torn down or changed at least five times already since inception. I think I'm gonna just let her run and change as problems occur.
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Katoom looks very nice I like the refuge it looks good.... well done
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:35 AM   #745
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Finally finished refuge yesterday. Tank has been up and running from a month and a half. Hopefully done spending large chunks of cash for a while. I way underestimated this hobby. Oh well no regrets.........yet!

I guess I just read about another thing I am doing wrong. I have a glass lid. Well so far so good so i'm just gonna leave it in place. I don't like evaporation since i have to manually top off and there is no reasonable way of installing a top off system. I have learned a lot from this forum and definitely appreciate all the posts, but I also have come to realize that there are so many opinions out there and my system would have been torn down or changed at least five times already since inception. I think I'm gonna just let her run and change as problems occur.
Don't mess with something that is working. Low oxygen and co2 buildup (with ph nose diving) is the first sign there isn't enough gas turnover at the surface of your tank. Until or if that happens...carry on!
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:37 AM   #746
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Everything looks great to me! Nice job!
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:29 PM   #747
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I got my bottle of Coraffix today, but it was sitting in the cold for an hour or so before I realized it was there. I didn't have time to try it before work, so tomorrow I will work on trying to glue my new shrooms to some rubble. I already found a couple 2" flat pieces to use.

I'm planning to use some of my tank water in a separate container while doing to the process.
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Thanks for the compliments guys. It kinda sucks we're spread out throughout the country. It would be nice to be able to frag corals and see everyone's systems close up. Oh well this site is gonna have to do
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I can't remember what thread I was reading a while ago talking about Hanna checkers, it was probably a few and I think this is one of them. Anyways I was browsing aquacave.com today and seen Milwaukee has a similar product for testing phosphate and iodine. Just heads up to everyone.
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looks good Ktoom, get some Cheato in that fug, I keep Cheato, caulerpa & mangroves in mine. I have also added a phosban reactor with GFO & everything is doing great.
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