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Old 07-19-2012, 12:12 AM   #1181
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Too much feeding! You'll make up your mind with time. No worries.
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:20 AM   #1182
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I'll start doing half a cube then, easy enough. I took some pics today, I think they might actually turn out well. I took them from the top of the tank, so its a new perspective.
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:26 AM   #1183
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A whole cube? I think thats too much adam! I feed a whole cube to MY tank..and ive got some big fishies!

Thatd take all the fun out of it man..dont do it!
I absolutely wholeheartedly agree. A cube of store bought frozen food is worth about 6-8 feedings by my technique. I cut them in half lengthwise and each half gets cut into thirds or fourths. Gotta be so so careful to not build up DOCs, even with excellent filtration.

There isn't any reason for you to remove a fish. You can easily have three fish in your 30 and tons of SPSs without algae. You could simply target feed your fish with a bulb pipette. That way, even a slow feeding bottom dweller can get everything he needs without using excess food. I even kept a cleaner wrasse healthy for over four years feeding like that. Didn't stop him from jumping out of the tank for the third and final time though. >_<

Just to say, my 30 needed 3 power heads for proper flow (enough for corals and elimination of dead spots).
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:50 AM   #1184
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I absolutely wholeheartedly agree. A cube of store bought frozen food is worth about 6-8 feedings by my technique. I cut them in half lengthwise and each half gets cut into thirds or fourths. Gotta be so so careful to not build up DOCs, even with excellent filtration.

There isn't any reason for you to remove a fish. You can easily have three fish in your 30 and tons of SPSs without algae. You could simply target feed your fish with a bulb pipette. That way, even a slow feeding bottom dweller can get everything he needs without using excess food. I even kept a cleaner wrasse healthy for over four years feeding like that. Didn't stop him from jumping out of the tank for the third and final time though. >_<

Just to say, my 30 needed 3 power heads for proper flow (enough for corals and elimination of dead spots).
Like I said, these aren't store cubes, I've made them. I'll definitely cut back though. I've been slacking with not spot feeding, but thats just because I've been so busy. I definitely don't have any dead spots. If anything, I would tone it down, I'm starting to get parts where the glass shows sometimes. They are a 750 gph and a 350 (something around that)
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:21 AM   #1185
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I'm sorry you are having a hard time with your tank. I don't know alot about anything you guys are talking about, but if it were me I think I'd check the RODI unit filters before rehoming a fish. You only have 3 of them right? Best of luck to you. I hope you are able to get it figured out soon. I'll be following along and crossing my fingers for you!
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:05 AM   #1186
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I'm sorry you are having a hard time with your tank. I don't know alot about anything you guys are talking about, but if it were me I think I'd check the RODI unit filters before rehoming a fish. You only have 3 of them right? Best of luck to you. I hope you are able to get it figured out soon. I'll be following along and crossing my fingers for you!
Thanks, I appreciate it. I'm definitely going to buy an tds meter for it before I go crazy trying to catch a fish and give it to someone. if I see it's off, I'll keep the fish and buy another filter. Thanks again!
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I really only used the store bought frozen food example as a size reference. Home made frozen food was always my preference too, but for an example I wanted to use something readily familiar.
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Gotcha, I was saying it was homemade because lowered the amount of food in it. 25% food, 75% rodi

The cyano is getting worse, I'll probably do a huge water change today and suck up all the nastiness.. Or maybe I'll wait for the slime remover to kick in.. Idk.
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okay heres some pics that i took the time to edit in photoshop. i only change the white balance and sometimes the brightness using curves and the brightness adjustment. the hawk is really over saturated, but you couldnt see him chilling in his powerhead if i didnt. the rest are pretty accurate to what they look, some are in blues, some in both white and blue combined.
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Just found the purple tip stag's actual name!!! And I know for a fact this is it! http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...924&cmd=VIDESC
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