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Old 07-28-2015, 10:03 PM   #21
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Yeah, when you get really interested in corals a 20 dollar fish isn't worth a 100 dollar colony...
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Either way, I would listen to hank. He's much more experienced than I am
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Old 07-28-2015, 11:27 PM   #23
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Thanks. I'm still working on those nitrates coming down!
The coral beauty is nice but makes sense not to have an angel with the corals.
Puffers eating the CUC doesn't sound the best either....

One Spot Foxface, bristletooth tang, and some snowflake clowns are my thoughts now.

I'm looking into the RODI. Thanks for the links, it just seems to make sense...
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You'd be surprised about fish that eat inverts. I think many have a place in reef tanks. My marine betta is a great example. Model citizen...just no crabs or shrimp in there to be expensive meals.


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I'll have to look into what inverts smaller puffers eat. Got the lights in and need to set them up.

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This will be a fun build. I'm tagging along!
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Old 08-01-2015, 08:28 AM   #27
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I've been reading a lot of threads on new skinmers. How do you know if it is broken in?

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If it begins to accumulate dark brown, stinky sludge. And it doesn't lose its crap and go overboard with sucking in normal water.
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Thanks. And thanks, looks like the skimmer is working well. I will put up some pix when my camera is charged. It looks like the lights are going to be harder to mount than I thought. The wiring kit is only a foot or so. I'll have to make a run to home depot tomorrow.
I also need to find a way to add some height to the skimmer. I'm hoping to find some crate like material that stacks up.

I decided to go with a RODI. It just makes sense....When I was at the store, I saw a marine betta, now I'm more confused on my stocking list haha
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Marine bettas are awesome, but they eat anything that will fit in their mouth lol. As for the lights, I used a closet rack/curtain rod for mine.
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