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Old 01-30-2015, 11:28 PM   #61
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I think it's a mistake to keep a reef with sps, without a quality skimmer.

You can buy a dimmer switch and put it inline and turn the pump down even more if need be. I am doing this now with a wp-40 on my 105. It's a simple LED dimmer-
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Otherwise I doubt two rw-8 will be enough.
I'm thinking of running a mixed now. I didn't realize the lack of sps corals in North dakota. I essentially have been all over the state and only found 1 acro.

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Old 01-31-2015, 08:59 AM   #62
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What about mail order? There's got to be someone who will ship to you. After all, that's how all the sps comes into the country in the first place. IME, it's always best to wait until the weather gets a little less hostile, but I've received plenty of boxes full of livestock even in the dead of winter that came in fine.
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Old 01-31-2015, 01:24 PM   #63
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Yea I could order online but it's a pain and I only have 3 month window where the weather doesn't suck

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They do use heat packs. You could explain to them the outside temp just as a reminder. It should be fine as long as the postal service in question doesn't screw up and lose your package for a day or two. You would not be liable in that case, but it's a shame for the livestock.
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They do use heat packs. You could explain to them the outside temp just as a reminder. It should be fine as long as the postal service in question doesn't screw up and lose your package for a day or two. You would not be liable in that case, but it's a shame for the livestock.
I'll see what I can find online. Worst case scenario I go to Texas on vacation once a year and their is a huge fish store in south dakota with decent prices.

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Old 02-01-2015, 02:36 PM   #66
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Here's the final rockscape. Next will be the circulation pump. I saw a maxspect gyre at my lfs and I'm almost sold on it. Mr. X do you have any experience with this pump?


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No experience, but I think I'd rather have an MP40 for the money.
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I would but I would prefer not having the motor on the outside. One of my kids would notice it from a mile away and yank it down.

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And they won't yank the gyre magnets off?
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I can put it higher and will won't suck air like the vortech

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