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Old 10-13-2012, 11:14 PM   #41
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If it was me, I would get the ATO for sure. Seems like it would just make life easier. And happy b-day!!!!
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:33 PM   #42
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Well I always have a bucket of Ro/Di water next to my tank and topping off is no sweat cause I'm always stopping to look at my tank since its right by the front door lol gives me a chance/reason to inspect the plumbing and everything daily the mp10 I think might take the cake since just a minute ago as I was doing a little maintenance I noticed a little debris build up
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:07 PM   #43
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Well did a 5g water change with a good glass scrubbing and some more glueing of some corals. I don't know what it is but everything has really colored up since the move .
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:22 PM   #44
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Did you use purple up? I'm using a base rock and its been 3 months now and my rocks are still white. Lol!! I want some colour ;P
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:31 PM   #45
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Nope no purple up.. people are always asking how I get all this coraline and to be quite honest I really don't know but I think using the Kent reef salt may have something to do with it...heres one of my favorite views lol
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:22 PM   #46
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Did you use purple up? I'm using a base rock and its been 3 months now and my rocks are still white. Lol!! I want some colour ;P
Purple up isn't very credible IMHO. If you keep your alkalinity, calcium and magnesium up, have good strong flow and do water changed coralline will usually grow. Sometimes people have issues with it if their lights are super bright in the very beginning. Lots of times during the initial growth spurt alkalinity, calcium, magnesium and even strontium can shoot down and as long as you bring it up and keep it half decent it should take off. Good salt and frequent water changes certainly help. Knowing your levels is 2/3 of the battle.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:43 PM   #47
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Well while I was going through my old texts (im bored lol) I found the sms messages from when I contacted the guy for my tank on CL last year. Here it is before I bought it for $100 and a shot of it now
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I see a slight improvement its drilled? I didn't know that.lucky.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:04 PM   #49
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Ya that's the big selling point for me when I bought it since the hole alone would cost me half that to have done and then the plumbing woulda been the other half lol
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:36 PM   #50
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Driving home from the petstore and lowes with some poly floss (be the first time I use it), some fish food (exciting haha), a T fitting for my RO unit for my 2nd TDS probe (meter only came with one) and a 1/2" adapter with 20' of hose to extend my python for the new house so no more buckets! (again lol)
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