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Old 08-17-2013, 01:54 AM   #511
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Well im a bit worried. Our snowflake clown is camping out in the back right corner on the sand. When i come up to the tank she swims out and seems normal. Her coloration is normal and shes eating as usual. Any ideas whats up?
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:37 AM   #512
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1. led fixtures-$250 + shipping
2. 2 boxes of 200g IO reef crystals $114 +fs
http://www.amazon.com/Instant-Ocean-Crystal-Marine-200-Gallon/dp/B0002DJU0G/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376730069&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=Instant+Ocea+reef+crystals
3. API reef master test kit-$22+ fs
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4. 50 lbs key largo dry rock- $109 +fs
http://www.marcorocks.com/50poundboxkeylargorockfreeshippinginthecontinental us.aspx
5. new bulkheads- roughly $50
6. new plumbing for drains/returns- $20
7. new fish and corals- ??
8. Jabeo WP-40- $75 shipped
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I believe that's where I am at right now in terms of purchases for the tank. ive been throwing around some ideas in my head over the past few days of what else needs done/changed and im starting to settle in and actually make decisions. not going to replace my LR with better rock. Also going to hold off on the GFO reactor till I get a few months under my belt with the more powerful (and controllable) WP40, to see if the phosphates and trates begin to slowly creep downwards. so that's 2 more things I'm holding off on. the one area I can't seem to stop thinking about is the skimmer. when I initially found this skimmer for sale, it absolutely blew my mind at the sheer size of it. (if you go back far enough I have the dimensions listed) and I thought that it would be more than adequate at handling this tank, but I cant seem to get it dialed in at all, and coupled with the fact that the pump now has a short. I really want to upgrade it too. so as of right now I understand that cone skimmers are prob the most commonly used new tech out. that being said, a lot of skimmers now are coming with venture bubble size control knobs (which I like) and also run 2 pumps. these are the 2 skimmers I'm looking at as of now.
reef octopus nwb200 pinwheel cone skimmer-$289.99- seems like its decently built and would handle the job. also a bit easier on the wallet. heard great things about R.O.
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/reef-octopus-nwb200-8-pinwheel-in-sump-protein-skimmer.html
and this...
Bubble Magus BM-NAC77-$289.99- cone skimmer that's well built, houses pump under cone, therefore reducing footprint, only stands 19" tall. 500L/hr
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/bubble-magus-bm-nac7-cone-protein-skimmer.html

if you have ANY dealings or experience with these skimmers, by all means let me know.
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in case anyone wanted to compare, here is the skimmer I have now.
http://www.affordableaquatic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18_179_324& products_id=689


and yes, it is indeed 31" tall....
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Well im a bit worried. Our snowflake clown is camping out in the back right corner on the sand. When i come up to the tank she swims out and seems normal. Her coloration is normal and shes eating as usual. Any ideas whats up?
Seems like normal behavior to me. I hear it more around hosting and breeding behavior... So possibly just making a home there?
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shes never done this before though. which is the worrying part.just lays on the sand in the corner. its ironic its now happening because I just moved the rocks around. It would be amazing if its breeding behavior though although the maroon doesn't really spend time with the other. idk nothing I can really do. just continuing as normal and hoping for the best
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whoops, the Bubble Magus MB-NAC 7 is $289.99.. the BM-NAC77 (which is the dual-pump bigger model) is $329.99. think this is the one im going with.
Bubble Magus BM-NAC77 Cone [BM-NAC77SA] - $329.99 : Reefers Direct
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My clown lays in the sand in the corner of the tank all the time, he also sleeps there or tucked in a crevice of a rock. I wouldnt worry about it.
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Thanks for the input guys!! Gonna continue to hold steady and see what happens.

As for the skimmer, its down to just Bubble Magus, either the Curve 7 or NAC-77. Ones single pump (curve 7) and ones dual-pump (nac77). Theres a $40 difference between them. Both are ANS-compatible. Every single report ive come across regarding the curve 7 is positive. (as for the nac77) . The curve is slightly smaller and closer matched to my sized tank, however the nac77 would be one-step up
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the ANS that bubble magus has for their skimmers adds an additional 4.5 inches to the top of the skimmer.
the NAC-77 is 22.6"-which is 27.1 after ANS
the Curve 7 is 20.8" - 25.6 after ANS

I CAN fit up to 32" tall...but id be more comfortable under 28"... so both would work.

btw ANS is Automatic Neck Scrubber in case anyone was wondering
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the ANS that bubble magus has for their skimmers adds an additional 4.5 inches to the top of the skimmer.
the NAC-77 is 22.6"-which is 27.1 after ANS
the Curve 7 is 20.8" - 25.6 after ANS

I CAN fit up to 32" tall...but id be more comfortable under 28"... so both would work.

btw ANS is Automatic Neck Scrubber in case anyone was wondering
ANS... Nice. Also I pm'd you about the lights.
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