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Old 12-22-2013, 07:27 PM   #1481
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I have to agree that you should get the mp40. You can dial it down to suit the tank and desired flow. I personally have two mp40's on my 90g running "anti-sync" and both are turned all the way up and it's great. The mp40s and led lights are two expensive upgrades that I don't think twice about, absolutely worth it.
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:37 PM   #1482
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I think I'm pretty sold. Well see how things look this weeks paycheck. Should have an extra couple hundred thanks to my last court trip and winning the leadership award. Def makes it close to doable.
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Glad to hear, you won't regret it.
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Old 12-23-2013, 05:21 PM   #1484
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So, as I usually do a quick maintenance post in the thread...this one is a real winner. Usual water change, whatever...right? While doing this and siphoning out the cyano that has come about this week I remind myself that it might be time to change the media in the reactor. So, crawl behind the tank I go and start loosening the first reactor...but there is a rock or something under my foot! What is under my foot? The plug...reactor is plugged back in. I expect the issues to continue to recede... I'm an idiot lol.
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Old 12-23-2013, 06:05 PM   #1485
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So, as I usually do a quick maintenance post in the thread...this one is a real winner. Usual water change, whatever...right? While doing this and siphoning out the cyano that has come about this week I remind myself that it might be time to change the media in the reactor. So, crawl behind the tank I go and start loosening the first reactor...but there is a rock or something under my foot! What is under my foot? The plug...reactor is plugged back in. I expect the issues to continue to recede... I'm an idiot lol.
Lol,.. You ain't seen nothing yet ! A couple of more years and you'll forget where you left your aquarium.
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Old 12-23-2013, 06:57 PM   #1486
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Lol, we've all been there. Funny that yours is in a bloom, prob will subside now... Lol
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:00 PM   #1487
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Lol,.. You ain't seen nothing yet ! A couple of more years and you'll forget where you left your aquarium.

If it is still a 55 in a couple years in doing it wrong.
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:59 PM   #1488
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If it is still a 55 in a couple years in doing it wrong.

+1 my 45 lasted less than a year
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I just learned about the macro algae in my tank. I had been calling coralline, but the brown potato chip like algae is called padina sp. Really neat, my tank is filled with the stuff. Live-plants.com sells it for 8 bucks a pint.
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Well, it is official. I ordered the MP40 for my tank! Also tossed in a new RO membrane, new DI resin, and reagent for my phosphate checker. So once this all arrives, things will get squared away...leaving me to remove one, if not more, of the existing powerheads. I'm thinking about moving one into the sump and wanting to add some macro algae...I was thinking about a type of caulpera or something...Still thinking about that one, so all opinions are welcome on this one.
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