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Old 07-16-2012, 08:49 AM   #51
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Ya I sorta got a similar issue. I have a 10" canopy as my top and I have about 3-4 gallons a week in evaporation. Do I need to test my water more frequently than once a week
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:25 PM   #52
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I officially got the wifes approval to go ahead with the reef tank! Woohoo!!
I lol'd at this haha. I already got my gfs approval if we get married to have 125+g reef.

She hated me spending money on my 100g fw but not I got the 30g sw in my room she likes it. I believe the sw tank may have changed her negative attitude towards tanks lol
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:34 PM   #53
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I lol'd at this haha. I already got my gfs approval if we get married to have 125+g reef.

She hated me spending money on my 100g fw but not I got the 30g sw in my room she likes it. I believe the sw tank may have changed her negative attitude towards tanks lol
I'm still working on my wifes attitude of "tanks are unnecessary spending". Oh well, that's why I have my "fish fund"
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Dude my wife's the same way one minute it's my car habit and now it's my fish tanks
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:00 PM   #55
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Dude my wife's the same way one minute it's my car habit and now it's my fish tanks
haha i had to curtail the car habit until i buy the wife a new one.
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Would a 6x39w fixture give me the ability to grow more corals? That would give me 3.5w/gal
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I'd say that'd be good, softies mid to bottom, lps mid to bottom, sps top to mid. Don't do w per gal, doesnt work at all.
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I only use the wpg as a baseline, I don't put stock into it.

Until I get another dual fixture I'm only using the quad T5. This will be sufficient to start correct?
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Ya I sorta got a similar issue. I have a 10" canopy as my top and I have about 3-4 gallons a week in evaporation. Do I need to test my water more frequently than once a week
What I would do is set your water so you have the right salinity etc. Then in the back corner of your tank mark where the water level is and when it's off a little then add some freshwater. That reduces the need or testing every day. It's nicer to have a freshwater tap thing that automatically fills your tank with RO/DI. There like 100 bucks
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I add about a gallon of distilled every other day. I'm workin on a RO system. What all is needed. I have an RO under my sink I'm looking to get that workin again I think it needs new filters. Haven't used it in awhile.
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