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Old 06-03-2012, 04:38 PM   #251
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Hm...overflow...that's a neat idea. I was thinking sand in a plastic butter container in the fuge.
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:58 PM   #252
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I have acrylic Rods and zip ties holding my mangroves up in my fuge. When the first started I hung them in a breeder box with sand to start the roots
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:04 PM   #253
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I've been reading more about them, Anthony Calfo wrote an article about caring for them. It seem that keeping them in an overflow box isn't very healthy. My fuge is bare bottom so I have to use a container I guess. They aren't very good for filtration, i wanted them because they are pretty so I probably won't get them.
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Well, The sump is up and running! Everything is transferred over. A small trickle leak from the ONLY connection I didn't silicon...flex tube coming from the overflow. I'll try to figure out how I'll fix that later...

I was scrambling to get everything hooked up and then realized...my pods were still in the other sump...dang it. So I was pulling them out of the sump with sponges and was tearing other things down only to find pods through everything I have. Kept dumping them into the fuge until I just said screw it. I have more pods coming in with my mangroves and CUC. I'm pretty excited now that it is going.

Have both aqualifters hooked up, one for my ATO and the other on the overflow. Just have yet to see the ato in action. It'll make sure I know it's working. I then pulled the butter container out of the cupboard and filled it with sand from my 36. It is in the fuge awaiting the mangroves .
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Sounds great! You really don't need to take all the pods out, theyll reproduce fast with a fuge. Couldn't you just take a cup and remove some water from the tank to get the ato to go? Just dump it back in to get the same salinity whenever it evaporates again.
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Glad you got it all running Sniper!
What ATO did you go with? I would like to set one up myself pretty soon.
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I have a jbj going on mine. Going to need to fiddle with it since pulling the float out if the water didnt kick it on.

Oh, and coral beauty has ich. He keeps trying to eat the algae the clowns live in and they kick the crap out of him. Well see how that turns out as i dont have a qt large enough for him.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:08 PM   #258
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Jbj huh, cool. I haven't looked at them yet, but I'd like to add one. Figure it would make things a little easier anyway, and a little more automation too, always love that.
I've had 2 Coral beauties in my salt career, lost both fairly quickly and kinda swore off of them, although I was pretty new at it then. Same thing with Grammas, had 3 of those. Just so darn timid, guess my tank was too lively for them.
Of course all of these fish came from Petco, and mine isn't so hot.
Anyway, hope your Beauty pulls through for you, my track record with them is pretty poor!
PS.- I had all above mentioned fish, one at a time, in a 135, but still one at a time.
Best of luck!
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Gramma's timid? It is the most aggressive fish I own...It runs my 36. This of course is after it was booted out of the 55 because it was bullying my 2 black clowns.
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Well I guess it depends on what other fish they are with. Mine would barely come out to eat. But they were with a few damsels, Coris wrasse, Niger trigger, yellow tang, Coral beauty and a Clarkii clown... Kind of a tough neighborhood!! Like I said though, this was in the beginning of my aquatic endeavor, and I had never even had a fresh tank. (2005)
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