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Old 06-20-2011, 01:14 PM   #261
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I really can't help with the snail but the tank does look great.
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:25 PM   #262
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I used the pump from a HOB filter that I dissembled, the suction side is about a 3/8-1/2" in diameter. 100gph, I don't think it's the powerheads it's more of the fact the fish always swim in the two top corners.

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What do you guys think of me taking out my turbo snail? I did a pwc today and I voiced how much poop is on the ground from him! I think he is the messiest in the tank by far, maybe he is doing more harm than good?
The turbo snail is one reason your tank is looking so good.Keep him.
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:34 PM   #263
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Ok. Thanks for the good comments you guys.

I did a 40% pwc yesterday so the water is looking crystal clear today I'll do another 50% later this week, I really want to get and keep my nitrates down
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Did another 20% pwc today and picked up a sand sifting star fish. I might call the store to reserve two more. Or maybe one.

Here's a pic if you can spot his tan color in the gray sand

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Old 06-22-2011, 07:03 PM   #265
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I got the 2L bottle Searchem matrix today.

How much should I put in, I have 6 trays, three layers. Fluval 305
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:14 PM   #266
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Did another 20% pwc today and picked up a sand sifting star fish. I might call the store to reserve two more. Or maybe one.

Here's a pic if you can spot his tan color in the gray sand
Don't get anymore sand sifting starfish,they usually don't survive very long except in large established tanks,they usually starve.
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:59 PM   #267
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Ok. I was reading else where that they can starve and decay in the sand bed. No good for my water parameters

Anyone on the filter media?
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:36 PM   #268
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I am going to my local coral store today in hope to bring something back. Can anyone recommend a good beginner coral?

I already have some mushrooms and polyps.

-duel bulb T5HO
-standard T8 50/50
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:36 PM   #269
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How about some candycanes? Or a leather?
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you might try some Ricordea or mushrooms, GSP some of the ric's have great colors
Zoas too
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