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Old 04-26-2011, 01:42 PM   #11
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This looks great. I'm making the plunge into reef as well. Except I only have fw as of now. Lol. Cam wait to see what this becomes!
Thankyou I had fw tank for years they are great I just got fed up going to the store and seeing all those marine fish I couldn't have lol
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:51 PM   #12
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Thankyou I had fw tank for years they are great I just got fed up going to the store and seeing all those marine fish I couldn't have lol
Lol. That's not my problem. I just saw all those pretty pictures...

I have to order everything. I don't have marine fish stores in my area.
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Yeah a star fish sounds good a bit of research me thinks
Most definitely tons of research!
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:42 AM   #14
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Most definitely tons of research!
Yes definitely from what I understand brittle stars are easier fromia ( orange) and linkia ( blue) are harder but I do have a lot of rock and I think the main problem with them is starving as long as it is acclimatised properly i think a linkia will be ok I have read they need about 4 hours acclimatisation by drip method 
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:36 AM   #15
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Most people just say they need to acclimate for but not you; you conjugate and come up winning!

For real though you're going to want to get your skimmer straightened out before you add corals, they're more sensitive to everything. It is because of this you should have am established tank (check), no amm, trite, and low trate. Do you use a sump or is your equip hob?
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Yeah the skimmers breaking me I'm off work this week so I can adjust to my hearts content everything is in my sump test water every other day amm o nitrite 0 trate <5 my trate test only goes down to this but I will go and get a reef test kit I'm doin 10 g water changes once a week from the same lfs I buy everything from so they use same water seems to be working ok so far touch wood 
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Yeah if you can add some cheato in your sump itll help control trates
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Yeah if you can add some cheato in your sump itll help control trates
Ok cheers I have no light on the sump at the moment can you use any light or only certain kinds 
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U want to get a cfl at 6500k. They run about $10 at menards.
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U want to get a cfl at 6500k. They run about $10 at menards.
Ok thanks I live in the uk so I will look a round on eBay for a cfl
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