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    Algae Identification Help!!! Microscope Photo....

    Here's a video I just recorded... maybe I have more than 1 type... this video shows larger ones that don't move and a bunch of little ones that move all over the place... https://youtu.be/T8dBjihkLBw
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    Algae Identification Help!!! Microscope Photo....

    Yeah... that's what I'm thinking... anyone know which type of Dino's behaves as follows? -Dark brown... almost black.. -forms in long strands.. some strands 1 ft long -Stays around even when lights are out -Doesn't seem to be toxic or kill snails -H2o2, high temps, added nitrates/phosphates, UV...
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    Algae Identification Help!!! Microscope Photo....

    So I have a feeling these are dinoflagellates, but I'm not experienced identifying algae enough that I am sure. So about 2 months ago, I had a velvet outbreak that wiped out my tank. Had to go fallow with no fish. went through several different types of outbreaks including, diatoms, GHA...
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    Cross contamination between DT & QT

    So sometime in July, I had marine velvet wipe out all my fish in 2 days time.... so i'm trying to restock now. I started up a QT and have 2 fish in there currently waiting for fallow period to be done with and for 30 day treatment with copper before they go in the DT. I'm real busy throughout...
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    What type of Dino's don't go away at night?

    Ever since I've gone fallow due to a velvet wipeout, everything has been a mess! nitrates and phosphates dropped to 0. First I had a chrysophytes outbreak... raised nitrates and phosphates by dosing it. Diatoms came in and easily wiped out chrysophytes... then after my CUC cleaned up all the...
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    Question for those of you who have their water change tanks in the garage

    Just checked it out. Looked real good until I saw the install video. In the install video, after they have the two wires going through the hole, you see some big gaps around the wires. That would be a problem as over here during summer when it gets hot, I tend to get roaches in the garage...
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    3x Radion xr15 gen 5 on 5 ft tank

    Do you think 2 xr30's would do for a 5 ft tank or would i need 3?
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    3x Radion xr15 gen 5 on 5 ft tank

    Does anyone have this setup? Doing a new build with a RS Reefer 450. Wondering if this setup is enough. When I look online I see a lot of people using 3x xr30's. However, the new gen 5's are supposed to have better spread and brighter lights. Thanks for input!!
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    Question for those of you who have their water change tanks in the garage

    So I'm trying to plan for my next build. I'm going to be having my display tank against a wall where on the other side of the wall is the interior of my garage. I'm going to mix my salt and water change water in a tank that's in my garage. Obviously, I'll have to run a hose from the water...
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    Tank Automation???

    So I've been out of the hobby since 2015. Had to break down my build and get out because I had kids and figured there would be no way I'd have the time for it any more. Told myself that one day when tanks can be more automated, I may get back in. So every now and then, I check back on this...
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    Fs cross hatch trigger 8”

    You still trying to sell? My friend wants to buy it but i haven't been able to get response from you via text.
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    Careful with Pulsing Xenia... releases toxin in air and poisons family

    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2018/04/05/man-warns-pet-owners-after-fish-tank-releases-second-deadliest-poison-hospitalizes-10.html
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    Can someone recommend a good tank maintenance guy??

    The tank has been running for months already. He needs someone to maintain the tank for him long term. As in keep the water chemistry good so that the tank stays clean and he can keep corals. He’s got the money to pay someone to maintain it but he doesn’t have the experience or time to keep...
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    Are whole house water filters a substitute for RO/DI??

    A friend of mine just started his reef tank. Was having bad algae problems and asked me to take a look at it for him. Said he was doing his water changes with water from his whole house water filter system. At first I was thinking he just had a water softener but then when I looked at it, it...
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    Can someone recommend a good tank maintenance guy??

    Have a friend who's got a really large tank and he's a complete newbie to reefing... Currently, he's paying a worker from one of the fish stores to maintain his tank. He's got a major problem with diatoms and nuisance algae growth. I told him it needs to be tested for phosphates and nitrates...
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