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Old 08-12-2013, 10:39 PM   #61
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I have 450 watts of MH and 400 watts of actinic and anywhere below half tank my hammers aren't happy. I'd say your lights aren't strong enough for hammers in my opinion.
How deep is your tank?
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:12 PM   #62
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How deep is your tank?
28" to the bottom. But I keep my halides about 12" above the water to keep the heat off the water
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Mines about 18" deep is that good? I have about 2-1/2 of bed sand so mines about 16" deep then?
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Mines about 18" deep is that good? I have about 2-1/2 of bed sand so mines about 16" deep then?
It'll handle beginner corals like most softies just fine.
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It'll handle beginner corals like most softies just fine.
Awesome,
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Well guys its day two and my nitrates are hovering around zero with no spikes yet and my water temperature is steady at 78*

My clowns are happy and healthy and still eating well. They love camera time lol pics!
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:53 AM   #67
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alrighty guys, last night opportunity came a knockin and i let her in.. lol

i was over at a buddy of mines' place while he was in the middle of fragging some corals and i asked jokingly, "hey ill give you all the change in my ashtray for that skunk cleaner shrimp." and he looked back and said, "oh yeah?" with an inquisitive face, i noticed he was sorta serious so before he could take it back i walked outside to my truck, and walked right back in and dumped it on the bench, it was exactly $2.18 and he just shrugged and swept it off the table into his pocket and i took home the shrimp.

moral of the story, i got me a nice skunk cleaner shrimp for basically $1.99+tax, when at my lrs they sell for $28.99+tax. im ecstatic about it, and hes so red! im used to my africans and how uncomon it is to come by the color red in a tank, hes just awesome. i was going to wait another week before adding some cleaning crew but like i said you cant beat 90% off lol pics coming soon.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:00 PM   #68
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pics please, what a teaser
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pics please, what a teaser
ill snap one today of him, he hides alot in my tank hopefully he'll come out soon.
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Well here he is, he's still camera shy lol as soon as my clown saw the camera he jetted over lol

Also its day 5 guys and the tank still looks great and the clowns are more active than before, exploring and playing they look happy and I am too. Pics!
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