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Old 03-06-2013, 01:36 PM   #151
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:37 AM   #152
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Stupid algae bloom. My new refugium and protein skimmer can't get here soon enough. I have Chaeto in my HOB filter, but I think that it must not be a good environment for Chaeto to grow in. I think that it is dying and shedding nutrients all over the tank. PWC today.

Saw my first bristle worm this morning. Couldn't get my tweezers in time. Only got a piece of it as it went in a hole. The peppermint shrimp went nuts trying to get at the rest of it.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:35 PM   #153
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I am at work. My new refugium and skimmer are waiting for me to get home and set them up.
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:37 AM   #154
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Putting the fuge to bed my first night with CPR refugium and skimmer.

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Old 03-10-2013, 10:50 PM   #155
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My old freshwater hood lights with 15w full spectrum bulbs. CPR sells a 24 watt refugium light. I am going 30w. Mounted them to the wall and they are gonna be on 24 hours a day, growing my macro algae.

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Old 03-12-2013, 12:29 PM   #156
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Even after all that, still throwing .25ppm nitrites. Completely new floss in the canister as of Satuday morning.

The refugium is filled with 3 baseball sized clumps of Chaeto. Fuge lights running 24 hours a day. Skimmer is pulling out about a 1/2 cup to a cup a day. Feeding is down to 1 time a day. Feeding flake food 3 out of 4 days. The fourth day is a 1/3 of a cube of frozen food. The snails are doing a great job cleaning algae. 1/3 pwc on Sunday.

My displays lights are now on a timer. Running 8 hours a day, four in the morning and four in the evening.

This coming Sunday I am going to Coralprops for their open house and plan to pick up a ricordea and see if they have any other specials going on.

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Old 03-13-2013, 11:25 AM   #158
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Finally! Keep this up and I see no reason not to get a coral as I go to an open house at a coral greenhouse on Sunday.
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Got more new corals. Pink Birds Nest Stylophora, Ricordea (super fun, glows really bright under actinic), blue mushroom, and star polyps. Need to spend a couple days under actinic, and then I will take photos of them under white and post them here. Coralprops was having an openhouse this weekend and I had to go.

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Sounds like some good pieces. Cant wait to see the pics
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