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Old 02-10-2012, 04:59 PM   #101
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Would it be bad to put a METAL mesh over my tank?

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Old 02-10-2012, 08:35 PM   #102
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I wouldn't could rust? Just guessing use screen door material it's cheap.
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:46 PM   #103
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I was gonna do that but I figured itd cut out too much light cus the mesh size was super tiny so I found stuff at joaans. I post a picture
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:50 PM   #104
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I've always used a hinged glass cover to allow maximum light and minimize evaporation. I know a lot of people do use screens, though. I would steer clear of metal.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:03 PM   #105
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Why do people say the glass top don't let as much light and gas through?

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Old 02-10-2012, 10:17 PM   #106
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Did u make a typo? What do you mean?
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:22 PM   #107
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My DIY screen top. 2 things I forgot think about. access to the tank because now I have to take my light off to get in and the power cords.(I fixed that by cutting small holes in the mesh as in the picture). Suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:00 PM   #108
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Gas exchange, he's talking about. yes, screens will allow more gas exchange than glass. I would not use metal though.
Btw, if you have a lot of detritus on your sand bed, you should increase flow in the tank. This will allow detritus to stay in the water column long enough for filtration to get it before it accumulates on the sand bed.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:05 PM   #109
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O gas exchange. And my 425 ph is pointed down and my 500 is up. Should I switch em?
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:02 PM   #110
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Just got 2 frags earlier of zoanthids!!!! One is eagle eye I think and I have no idea on the other. How can I really make them thrive and grow fast? Also how fast do they normally grow? Supplements?
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Let's see some pictures. Good lighting and good water quality will make them grow.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:10 PM   #112
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I'll get pics up tomorrow because my light went off a while ago and they're closed.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:13 PM   #113
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darn good looking tank!
congrats on the clowns! they look really dark, lol. are you sure they're not b&w clowns? they start off orange-ish as babies and get blacker as they mature

and you got 2 clowns and a mushroom for 10 bucks!?
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:15 PM   #114
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Also, you could use egg crate / light diffuser for the top
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:17 PM   #115
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Thanks man! They look black under the actinics but when the daylights are on the are orange.
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just do regular water changes. no supplements are necessary.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:54 PM   #117
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My zoa frags!
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:09 PM   #118
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Forgot the picture
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Better pic of the clowns
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Are there any anemones that are "easier" to keep than others? I really want something for my clowns to host. Toadstool?
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