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Old 07-06-2013, 11:52 PM   #631
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I had the 2, 120w dimmables from eBay and had them on 40% blue and 40% white and bleached 2 sps. Pink birdsnest is now less pink but I put it on the sandbed hope it makes it and my green birdsnest bleached completely. All other corals like the monti and lps zoas etc are great. So I lowered them to 30% 30% no cover hung 8" from the toP of my 55. The sps were half way up. Did water change yesterday. Hope to see more growth and color. I feel like everything doesn't open up as much the day or two after I change the water but well see. I've been slacking and doing like monthly water changes but since last week have been doing every week about 7 gallons or so.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:42 PM   #632
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:01 PM   #633
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So this new fuge is growing a lot of algae. It was never like this when I had the 10g tank with the divider. Does anyone have any flow in their sumps? Beside the overflow and returns? Do you use a magnafloat in the sump at all?
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:12 PM   #634
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Tommy I tried putting a small power head in my fuge because I thought it was getting stagnant but it was more of a PIA than anything. And I keep my sump natural as far as cleaning the glass, I don't.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:46 PM   #635
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Thanks. It seems like bubble algae, but I think it's just o2 bubbles. Some small strands of gha. It does seem stagnant. I have a lot of pods I see though, so it has to be semi-healthy.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:56 PM   #636
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It could be just air bubbles. Did you put a sandbed in it?? Yea mine was kind of stagnant at the first couple weeks but now the water rips right across my cheto.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:57 PM   #637
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I keep a bare bottome fuge with just macroalgae and a couple rocks. On my DT I do have a second skimmer that returns there tough. I always thought low flow in the fuge was good but idk I guess lol.
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:40 PM   #638
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I have a bb fuge in the sump I have old lr rubble that I need to reci
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Oops ^. I have some lr that I need to cure and break up for rubble and put it in the fuge I was thinking of either leaving it bb like it is now or using live sand.

My skimmer is a hob reef octopus so it's on the dt.
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I took a video on my phone of my tank I guess post it on YouTube then paste the link here is the easiest?
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