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Old 10-15-2013, 11:35 PM   #21
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I've come across the Berlin method doing research, don't know much about it though, sorry. maybe one day if I ever get into corals I'd consider it. But that would require upgrading my lights maybe? I don't know I got the tank used and it came with metal halide lights but I can't leave the darn white lights on for very long because even with the fans running on them it heats the entire tank up!!

I'm pretty excited about the cucumber though, thanks for the tip!! I have a FW tank with cichlids & they TEAR UP cucumber & zucchini! I will have to get a new veggie clip tomorrow and drop in some for my foxface!

I still can't get over how much he eats! Its insane lol
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:50 PM   #22
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I've come across the Berlin method doing research, don't know much about it though, sorry. maybe one day if I ever get into corals I'd consider it. But that would require upgrading my lights maybe? I don't know I got the tank used and it came with metal halide lights but I can't leave the darn white lights on for very long because even with the fans running on them it heats the entire tank up!! I'm pretty excited about the cucumber though, thanks for the tip!! I have a FW tank with cichlids & they TEAR UP cucumber & zucchini! I will have to get a new veggie clip tomorrow and drop in some for my foxface! I still can't get over how much he eats! Its insane lol
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I used to have a large rock in the center at the top but I had to move it a week ago after something knocked it over , thinking it was my urchin .
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:54 PM   #23
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I've come across the Berlin method doing research, don't know much about it though, sorry. maybe one day if I ever get into corals I'd consider it. But that would require upgrading my lights maybe? I don't know I got the tank used and it came with metal halide lights but I can't leave the darn white lights on for very long because even with the fans running on them it heats the entire tank up!! I'm pretty excited about the cucumber though, thanks for the tip!! I have a FW tank with cichlids & they TEAR UP cucumber & zucchini! I will have to get a new veggie clip tomorrow and drop in some for my foxface! I still can't get over how much he eats! Its insane lol
What do you have for lights ? Only the MH ?
I have seen them run with fluorescents .
Keep the fluorescents on and only have the MH on for a few hours a day .
I have T5 HO 6 bulb fixture
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:58 PM   #24
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Wow, very nice!! I want a anemone so bad, but I don't have the means to support its needs. I could get a timer for my lights for cheap, but I'd have to get a chiller as well, & Christmas is too close to be spending that kind of money on myself!! One day...

When I first set my tank up I put a DSB in, spent about $300 in sand alone. Weeks down the road after my cycle no matter how many water changes I did my nitrates kept climbing. Come to find out, the sand I had gotten was too large of a grain so it was just a nitrate factory. I've got two 5 gallon buckets full of sand in my garage I can't do anything with! So frustrating.

I do plan on getting some finer sand because I love the idea of having an active sandbed!

I have to keep telling myself one thing at a time! Slow is good. But I am not a patient person lol.

I can't wait until my tank is as beautiful as yours!
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:01 AM   #25
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What do you have for lights ? Only the MH ? I have seen them run with fluorescents . Keep the fluorescents on and only have the MH on for a few hours a day . I have T5 HO 6 bulb fixture
I honestly don't know. The blue lights which don't heat up the tank I'm currently running all day. The white lights are ridiculous. Literally leaving them on for one hour will raise the tanks temperature 1 & 1/2 degrees. Too big of a swing in a very little amount of time.

My guess is that's why I have basically no algae. But I'm not complaining lol.

I just wish my tank wasn't always blue.
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Wow, very nice!! I want a anemone so bad, but I don't have the means to support its needs. I could get a timer for my lights for cheap, but I'd have to get a chiller as well, & Christmas is too close to be spending that kind of money on myself!! One day... When I first set my tank up I put a DSB in, spent about $300 in sand alone. Weeks down the road after my cycle no matter how many water changes I did my nitrates kept climbing. Come to find out, the sand I had gotten was too large of a grain so it was just a nitrate factory. I've got two 5 gallon buckets full of sand in my garage I can't do anything with! So frustrating. I do plan on getting some finer sand because I love the idea of having an active sandbed! I have to keep telling myself one thing at a time! Slow is good. But I am not a patient person lol. I can't wait until my tank is as beautiful as yours!
I want more colorful corals ,
Coralline algae has covered everything , with pink and purples ,
I have little algae I think it's cause of the 3 tangs ( that shouldn't all be together in a 75 ) and now another algae eater ( Foxface )
He is a ugly fish lmao .
I think you could support corals with the lights you have ,
Research how much bright light they need and for how long per day ,
As for timers , I got mine cheap $20 at the hardware store
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:16 AM   #27
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I honestly don't know. The blue lights which don't heat up the tank I'm currently running all day. The white lights are ridiculous. Literally leaving them on for one hour will raise the tanks temperature 1 & 1/2 degrees. Too big of a swing in a very little amount of time. My guess is that's why I have basically no algae. But I'm not complaining lol. I just wish my tank wasn't always blue.
My tank is only blue for 1 hour before and 1 hour after the brights .
I don't like the blue .
I want to get a pink bulb .
Apparently it is beneficial for corals but I will have to read on that before making the decision.
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A few photos, one of my foxface in full camo, one of him out swimming, my lights (not sure if you can tell what they are, I'm sure I need to buy new bulbs for it) and one of the tank, lights out. Don't mind my aquascape... I actually knocked over half my rocks trying to do a big water change the other day lol. I went out and bought some more small PVC pipe and a new drill bit. That is my next project...
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Your Foxface looks much nicer then mine ,
It's spot is more defined to be just a spot ,
Mine is a spot and a blur lol
The lights , we know you have a MH in the center ,
The outside I'm not sure if they are regular fluorescent or T5 bulbs , it should say on the bulbs what they are .
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What are your plans with the PVC and drill ?
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