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Old 12-07-2012, 04:19 AM   #141
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any input on the above fuge? Also finally got the timers working correctly for the lights. I'm running the actinics from 1 hour before and 1 hour after. the main lights are on from 11am-8pm. Is this okay?

Secondly, I was looking at Purple Up. Some of the live rock i got from a co-worker has some color on it already. I want coraline algae along the back wall i think it's just beautiful. Would this help? Is it worth it?

Lastly, I have a spare bucket/tote. I want to do some sort of ATO so I dont have to keep manually filling water in to the tank. How can I set this up ? What's needed? Links would be great!!
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:41 AM   #142
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bump on the purple up? I got the lights workin ok so thats good. Still thinking about an ATO if it's affordable or else Ill just manually keep pouring ro water in. Currently, i have 2 powerheads 1 on each side of the tank facing eachother. I just noticed they are 250gph. Should i upgrade these? I saw 800gph and they have magnetic attachments instead of suction cups which i thought was easier and more convenient if I ever have to move them for any reason. Here's a link: Circulation Pump Wave Maker 800 GPH Aquarium Reef Powerhead Magnetic Mount | eBay
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:54 AM   #143
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Upgrade would be good I personally like koralia hydors
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:04 AM   #144
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Upgrade would be good I personally like koralia hydors
Would 800gph be too powerful on each side? I dont want to create a sand storm and I have a tang, 2 clowns, royal gramma and a foxface.
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No it won't be to powerful
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:06 AM   #146
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I keep way higher flow rate in my tank
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:01 AM   #147
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ok thanks.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:46 PM   #149
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Personally, I'm not a fan of the purple up. My hubby wanted me to use it a while back because he wanted rocks to be purple faster, but I only did a couple doses and then stopped. I don't like adding anything to my tank that isn't necessary. So I don't know if it works or not.

As far as the PHs, in my my 55 I have two 700gph and one 500gph, so you adding an 800gph definitely won't be too much flow.
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I'm not necessarily worried about the rocks to be purple some of them already are but that's how I got them from another person. I want coralline algae covered on the back wall
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