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Old 05-15-2012, 04:12 PM   #161
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It's pretty hard to catch them, I think there are a few good threads on here for how to catch them. I would just keep looking first. Your sure the clicking sounds came from the tank though, right?
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:28 AM   #162
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Played around with the skimmer but more. Seemed to be doing a bit better. But pump Is making more noise now.

Want to get cleaner shrimp will my mystery ticking shrimp cause any problems? I read that pistol shrimps kill cleaner shrimps.
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:25 PM   #163
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I know many people that buy pistol shrimp for their tanks and don't see them killing the cleaners, but I too have heard and seen vids of them killing other shrimp. I guess it's up to the shrimp.
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:10 AM   #164
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I am looking every night as I hear the tick tick. No sighting yet.

Just picked up a 40 gallon breeder tank for$40 to build my sump refugeium. Going to build it over the weekend.

Any tips? Plz share.....

Want to reduce pump noise and don't want algae in skimmer and pump section from refuge light.

Any other thoughts feel free to share.
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:43 AM   #165
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You shouldn't be too worried about algae in the sump. I have light going into my sump but I get very little algae in it.

Have you glued the baffles in yet? If you haven't, use CDs to make right angles and lift the glass up however high you want it. It works nicely, I watched someone on YouTube who gave the tip.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:37 AM   #166
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I used black opaque acrylic to isolate the light in my refugium, and keep it out of my intake and return sections. I also made them slightly taller than the refuge sides to support my lighting hood. I felt this would help keep the refuge a little cleaner and lengthen the time between cleanings of the return pump
Here's a pic of what I did.

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Old 05-19-2012, 05:04 PM   #167
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both tips are very useful.
Thanks needmorecowbell and flreefer
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:54 PM   #168
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No problem! Hope everything works well for you.
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Good luck with your build!
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:11 AM   #170
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I bleached and cleaned the tank today. I am going to seal it tomorrow.

Refugeium - 2 objectives.
1. Process phosphates and nitrates
2. Tons of pods enough for having a mandarin
- I will also add another macro algae tank later for live tang food.

So what should I have in my refuge? DSB, coral rubble or anything else???
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