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Old 07-15-2012, 03:20 PM   #401
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Well, things are going well in the tank. The corals are doing well, even my candy cane heads split...though 2 of them bleached out...I just don't get that coral lol. Growing slowly but surely. My stock is a carpet nem, rbta, lawnmower blenny, coral beauty, indigo dottyback, bw clown, and my gold maxima clam.
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Even accidentally fragged my orange plating monti.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:48 PM   #403
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Well, things are going well in the tank. The corals are doing well, even my candy cane heads split...though 2 of them bleached out...I just don't get that coral lol. Growing slowly but surely. My stock is a carpet nem, rbta, lawnmower blenny, coral beauty, indigo dottyback, bw clown, and my gold maxima clam.
Oh wow, I thought you had a lot less fish. I don't get them either. Once I get rid of all the algae in my tank, would you maybe want my kryptonite candycane? I might be selling it, but I don't want anyone to have to deal with the algae I'm getting. I'd keep two heads, the rest would be up for grabs.
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:57 PM   #404
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Maybe, we'll see. I have my hands full atm. My shipment from BRS showed up. I ended up only putting one of the 750s in my 36. The other is in the 55, because flow is good. I also put together the reef octopus 150 I got. It is massive. Even though I thought the measurements were right, it is going to take some creative maneuvering to get it into the sump. While I was investigating this, it was odd...but the intake area of my sump was running slow instead of my return area.
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Wow, intake running low is kinda weird...but there should only be two possibilities. Pump not pumping as much, or drain not flowing as much. Unless you've got a reactor tied in and the pump on that is acting up, displacing water different than normal...
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I think it is the return pump not pumping enough...just not sure why. I'll have to take it apart later.
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BTW, cheato is gone. Also took out the mangroves. They weren't growing well. They are in saltwater on my windowsill. Have the new skimmer up and running, appears to be tuning itself in nicely. Had to jack it up out of the water...best I had was a plate lol. So there is officially a dinnerplate in my sump.
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Well, even If it isn't growing, why remove it? It isn't dying, just slowly exporting nutrients. Your lighting may have been the biggest issue for low growth with the sump. And mangroves grow very slowly, like slower than sps corals lol. For the skimmer, I had the same issue, although I didn't use a dinner plate lol, I used some good ol' eggcrate.
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Yeah I jumped off the cutting eggcrate train. And I removed it because it wasn't doing well, just kept falling apart. And it can't be the lighting, as the money plant has doubled in size. I would only assume it would have been from the lighting not being on 24/7.
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Lol I get whatcha mean, ive left a few eggcrate shards on the ground and have been stabbed a couple times, not fun. Money plant, what is it, halimedia? I have mine on a reverse photoperiod and I'm getting great growth. I don't even flip mine. I do see more growth when I initially add a fish though.
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