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Old 02-03-2012, 10:40 PM   #811
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Actually my Monti and acro were growing visibly daily with trates at 20ppm.

You should be fine, and good luck with the trate battle. I'm stuck at 5ppm, waiting to get my skimmer.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:46 PM   #812
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Just starting working on my custom DIY open / netting top for the tank. I still need a piano hinge for the front lid, and then I'll attach the net to it. The net is attached to the other part of the frame now - it fits great and keeps my light held up nicely.
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:59 PM   #813
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Lighting

Tim, I have been following your thread though I have not posted. I just purchased a 54 corner bow front (in Nov) and have been researching, researching, researching to figure out what equipment to buy, etc. I got my RO DI water system set up last weekend so hopefully within the next week or two I can get my tank filled with water. I have been trying to decide what type of lighting to buy. I do plan to have a reef tank. Do you have LED lights or T5?
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:35 AM   #814
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I have T5's at the moment and I'm quite happy with them. I have an AquaticLife 4-bulb fixture with ATI bulbs - (2) blue + and (2) aquablue specials.

I've had very good response and growth from all of my corals including a handful of SPS corals.

I am in no way against LED's and if I could afford to buy some or smart enough to DIY them, I'm almost positive I would have them.

Some of the others following this thread do utilize LED's on their tanks.
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:30 AM   #815
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The mesh cover looks great!
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:08 PM   #816
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99% sure that the acro I just bought came with an Acro-eating crab! I pulled it off and put it in a small bowl.

Can anyone confirm that it is bad, I'd not it's back into the tank.

It's small 1/2in black and fuzzy with blue eyes.
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:10 PM   #817
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Here's the new additions immediately after adding to tank...

It's an octo-frogspawn and a blue acro
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:28 PM   #818
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Great corals, ugly crab. Lol
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Its a gorilla crab it will eat everything keep it out
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:34 PM   #820
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Great - glad I caught it! Thanks guys!
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