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Old 03-06-2012, 04:46 PM   #181
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Just lookin around at carbon and gfo online and saw chemipure elite. It says that it's carbon and gfo mixed. Couldn't I just use it instead of a reactor? Or could I run it in a reactor? If not what should I run in the reactor?

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Old 03-06-2012, 08:29 PM   #182
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I got a Mini-Jet 606 for my Phosban Reactor 150. If you’re going to run GFO you can get by with the 404, since it is supposed to have lower flow than the bioplastics I’m running. I wish my 606 had just a little more flow than it does. If you go with one of the other reactors I’m not sure what pumps they recommend.

And yes, you can run Chemi-Pure Elite in a reactor. I have heard some recommendations for it from sources I really trust. I’m not sure exactly how it compares to running straight GFO, though. I plan on running it, either as a second stage in the same reactor or in a second reactor. I just haven’t decided which way to do it yet.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:10 PM   #183
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Okay. I'll probably do gfo and chemipure elite in a phosban 150. Then just carbon in my powerfilter, or more chemipure?
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:06 PM   #184
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Goin to my lfs soon for RO/DI water. Any suggestions on livestock? I really want some other shrimp to replace my lost cleaner.
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:08 PM   #185
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Just came back from my lfs with a tail spot blenny and a soft coral that I forgot the name of! Anthelia? I think? It looks a little like a gsp but blue
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:11 AM   #186
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Anthelia is nice Fast growing, lots of movement. Doesn't really look like gsp (except maybe the polyps). You should see distinct stalks with polyps with 8 leafy like things (great terminology huh). There are different varieties but shouldn't stray too much from looking like this:

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Old 03-11-2012, 09:59 AM   #187
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It actually looks more like a flower lot but blue. It doesn't look like a Xenia at all either. It's polyps are a lot shorter and smaller. I'll get a pic up later when my lights are on.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:10 AM   #188
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This is what mine looks like.
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:49 PM   #189
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Still shy lol!!
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:46 PM   #190
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My bicolor blenny is the least shy fish in my tank. He swims out in the open and all over the rocks, and even goes after the food that my blue tang usually beats everyone to. Heís really fun to watch.

Has yours come out and stopped hiding yet? Iím sure heíll be a lot of fun when he does.
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:58 PM   #191
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Hes starting to come out!! Whenever I go towards the tank he jumps into the a little crevice. But if I stay by the tank for a while he comes out. Very entertaining fish!!
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:05 PM   #192
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I love how he swims!!! Its like a hummingbird almost. Like how hummingbirds fly and just stop in place! Like a mandarin kind of
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:19 PM   #193
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Mine only seems to hide when I try snapping a picture of him. LOL
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:18 PM   #195
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Nice fish!!!!
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:28 PM   #196
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Got some awesome pics of the blenny today as he ate
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:28 PM   #197
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:43 PM   #198
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What would be a good quiet pump to run a brs reactor? They say the cobalt maxi jet but it's 30 bucks
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I got my Mini-Jet 606 on Amazon for around $20. It works great, and you can't hear it at all.

You can see how I am now running both bio plastics and chemi-pure elite now.

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Old 03-14-2012, 12:58 PM   #200
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Ok cool! I was thinking of running brs carbon and gfo in it. Isnt chemipure elite carbon and gfo?
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