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Old 02-18-2013, 11:59 AM   #1561
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Def price check around on clownfish. Now that Petco is carrying designer clowns, the price is def right if you like how they look. Good luck nem shopping, I'd have hooked you up with my gbta if I hadn't already traded it.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:35 PM   #1562
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Def price check around on clownfish. Now that Petco is carrying designer clowns, the price is def right if you like how they look. Good luck nem shopping, I'd have hooked you up with my gbta if I hadn't already traded it.
Yeah ill be checking, thanks. They had no clarkii clowns or anemones... So I bought a bunch of coral like always!! Magician's palys, a spotted mushroom, a striped mushroom, some clove polyps, a pagoda cup, assorted zoas, and one head of kryptonite candycane! This time very healthy!! I'll still be on the lookout for the anemone and clown, Im really needing a new addition to my livestock lol.

I really should've said something earlier but.. I've been running skimmer less for like 2 months, just doing weekly water changes when I can. The airline was clogged with salt and I was super busy. Well, as of yesterday, I cleared it all out and its skimming like a beast. My tank was looking good before.. Maybe ill be completely algae free now! The Gfo reactor was a very, very good purchase. I recommend it!!!
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:00 PM   #1563
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I saw you mention you wanted a candy cane back on page 6 in 2011. Glad to hear you found a nice one.

I was looking to find out all of the equipment you're using on this tank. It's such a huge thread. Could you please list your equipment? I'm gearing up to start a new reef in the next couple of months.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:26 AM   #1564
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I saw you mention you wanted a candy cane back on page 6 in 2011. Glad to hear you found a nice one.

I was looking to find out all of the equipment you're using on this tank. It's such a huge thread. Could you please list your equipment? I'm gearing up to start a new reef in the next couple of months.
Haha I used to have a huge colony of kryptonite candy cane, but it wasn't too healthy when I bought it and slowly withered away.

Well, I'm gonna try to list it all, sorry if I forget some though. I'm using..
1x 120w dimmable led light
1x 250gph koralia ph
1x 550gph koralia ph
1x h.o.b. overflow unit
1x 2lilfishies Gfo reactor with 180gph pump
1x Berlin triple pass skimmer with pump
1x mag 5 return pump.

Livestock:
1x clarkii clown fish
1x pajama cardinalfish
Some nassarius snails
Some hermits
A few brittle stars
Several bristle worms
Then lotsa coral.

Sorry If I missed something.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:30 PM   #1565
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Oh and my ato with a toms aqua lifter pump.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:11 AM   #1566
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Oh and my ato with a toms aqua lifter pump.
If this is a 36" 30L then it's a whole lot like one of the 30s I had running for over 10 years. I had a HOB overflow with a refugium and a Berlin skimmer also. That tank just cranked out corals! I broke it down at the end of summer and gave it to my brother to use as the sump for his 75. The ballast for the HQI MH went out and then my IceCap ballast fried out soon after. I guess it's time for a new system.

About your ATO, I ordered one as a gift for my brother this Christmas and it doesn't work well with the lifter pump. Some people say they work and others say they don't draw enough current for the ATO to kick them on properly. He had to use a small RIO. Is your ATO working well with your lifter?
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Aqualifters are great. I have one siphoning my overflow and the other as the ato on my 55 reef. Great little pumps. Only had one fail, but it was the result of several power failures, not anyone's fault but my power company.
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Aqualifters are great. I have one siphoning my overflow and the other as the ato on my 55 reef. Great little pumps. Only had one fail, but it was the result of several power failures, not anyone's fault but my power company.
I totally agree. I've used one for years on my overflow. Their low power consumption and reliability make em useful for tons of tank jobs. It's just one ATO unit I ordered from BRS that doesn't seem compatible with it. It isn't the lifter pump that doesn't want to be a team player, it's the ATO with the two float switches that's causing the issue. It works fine with a higher watt pump. I was just wondering if his ATO worked with his pump. Some people can use them. I probably should've ordered a different ATO controller. Still, it's very useable with a tiny RIO.
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If this is a 36" 30L then it's a whole lot like one of the 30s I had running for over 10 years. I had a HOB overflow with a refugium and a Berlin skimmer also. That tank just cranked out corals! I broke it down at the end of summer and gave it to my brother to use as the sump for his 75. The ballast for the HQI MH went out and then my IceCap ballast fried out soon after. I guess it's time for a new system.

About your ATO, I ordered one as a gift for my brother this Christmas and it doesn't work well with the lifter pump. Some people say they work and others say they don't draw enough current for the ATO to kick them on properly. He had to use a small RIO. Is your ATO working well with your lifter?
Well if it ran for 10 years that's pretty reassuring for me!

The ato works great for me, nothing has broken yet! I wish I had a larger reservoir, but it does the job.
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My dad went on a business trip to florida.. and he got me some corals!! he picked the ones he liked the most.. i nearly peed my pants when i saw them..
1x bubble gum monster chalice
1x mystic sunset monti
1x ricordea
1x prism favia

and now for a bunch of pics!!
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