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Old 10-26-2014, 09:32 AM   #81
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Nice. I'm going to do something similar with my ac 20.

Can I ask why you painted it black? Also. How much sand and live rock did you use?


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black to keep light out except small window which I'll put a small light into to grow chaeto. I used 10 lbs of rock and im in the process of removing my sand.


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Old 10-26-2014, 09:52 AM   #82
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Sand free fuge or entire tank?

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Old 10-26-2014, 10:12 AM   #83
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the fuge is sand free it's legit just chaeto and the tank is becoming sand free


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Old 10-26-2014, 12:31 PM   #84
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I've seen a few threads with people moving towards sand free tanks. Why is that? Aesthetics? Some other benefits?


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Old 10-26-2014, 01:56 PM   #85
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It's easier to clean a bb tank, and you can get away with more flow. But it's mostly just a personal preference I believe.
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:15 PM   #86
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yeah bigreds right, it's just for more flow really for me. I don't mind the look though


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Old 10-28-2014, 08:03 PM   #87
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Whats everyones opinion on the fuge lighting, reverse the display or 24/7?
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:29 PM   #88
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also, the cloudiness has cleared up!
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Chaeto 12 hour and calerpa 24 hour is what I have heard


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Old 10-29-2014, 08:11 PM   #90
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I think I'm gonna do reverse. just need some timers now


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Old 10-30-2014, 05:37 PM   #91
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Some tanks just can't grow chaeto. It's an unexplained phenomenon. I wouldn't worry about it. BTW, running the light 24/7 for chaeto is a waste. 10-12 hours is plenty. I would try some caulerpa. Any kind will do, and this is the stuff you can run 24/7 and it may benefit you. Quoted from Mr X


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Is that 10-12 hours continuous, or over a couple of periods during the day?


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Continuous. Just use a cheap timer from Walmart or wherever you shop.


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Continuous. Just use a cheap timer from Walmart or wherever you shop.


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yeah I have a couple dollar store ones. just depends when I have time to hook it up now!


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the water is still cloudy, all coral opening fully. this "poly-pad" thing im using as filter floss keeps getting greenish brownish, im thinking im still going through some sort of bloom still.
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:52 AM   #96
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tanks cleared up but what is this Click image for larger version

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dang hermits ate my turbo -.- Also, when i got my large paly and zoa rock there was a small stony coral stung to all ends of the earth, anyways i clipped it off the rock and its making a come back, seems to be a micro plate coral haha
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well, i think im going to get a fire shrimp or another skunk cleaner, who knows though.
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Not sure, looks like sponges or bubble algae, can you get a clearer pic?

That's pretty cool find if it is a baby plate, got a pic?
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sorry was in a rush, its some sort of caulerpa. I was told to remove the rock and pull it all out slowly and just make sure none is left over.
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