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Old 03-14-2013, 12:25 AM   #1131
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So, it's been awhile since I've played with my DSLR. What better reason to do so than sitting back drinking Kraken rum. So, here you are.








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Old 03-14-2013, 12:54 AM   #1132
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Wowie beeeuteeful Hank
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:34 AM   #1133
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:47 AM   #1134
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Glad you like things. I wish it was better.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:50 AM   #1135
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Lol that is the artiste talkin. one is never satisfied with their own work. and like a garden things are always to improve on and move around
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:03 PM   #1136
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Just drooled. Looks realllly good!
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:36 PM   #1137
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Really liking those plates.
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:49 PM   #1138
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Thanks. The purple/green plate has me worried. I just don't understand why it lost so much of the purple, I think it is from too strong of lighting for it. We'll see. Been spending so much time at work I haven't had time to mess with the tank. After taking the pictures and posting last night I got called in for AWOLs at midnight, hence the one posting being at 4 am after I caught them LOL.

Overall though I'm happy with what I see when I pass the tank. The new lighting schedule I started way back on the Radions is doing well. The tips on the bird's nest are more colorful than ever. The GFO/Purigen is doing what it needs to do, as is the red bone grass in the refugium. Still need to clean out the sump in a bad sort of way, as does the skimmer. I'm thinking that I should add a small powerhead in there, but that'll be a work in progress down the road I think. Would rather plan on an upgrade first...
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Glad to hear the lighting schedule success. I put mine on Natural mode straight out of the box and haven't turned back. The only thing I keep forgetting to do is to turn OFF the silly storms. I turned it on initially just to check it out, for the cool video factor to show off and basically convince myself that $800 for a light was worth it. Now it comes on once in a while and scares all the fish... Keep forgetting to turn it off.

Any way, I swear you and I have the same issues. My sump and the bottom of my skimmer need a cleaning like no tomorrow. I just noticed the other day when I shined a flash light looking for a cord end. No algae in mine, but a ton of detritus build-up. Can't be good.

I've upped my GFO and Carbon changeout schedule to once a month - six weeks. It was every three, but I've noticed that if I wait more than a month or so, the water starts getting the greenish tint back, and the cyano starts encroaching a bit more.
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I got to the point with the Gfo that I needed so much that I had to get the high efficiency Gfo. I still have hair algae that grows in my sump, but I'd rather it be there.
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