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    any idea what this creep thing is?

    google confirms! thanks Sullyman
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    Hi all...

    thanks adrian, I agree, I was very successful with SPS until it started to really grow out, then I was having all kinds of issues keeping my Alk up, I had all kinds of trouble with the reactor, so for now, that's offline, as my Alk draw is nothing like it was with a tank full of SPS, so water...
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    Hi all...

    I'm back, thanks for the gracious mods :) tank took a downturn over the last several months, mostly due to my Ca Reactor never really getting dialed in, so most my SPS is gonzo :( still have most the softies and LPS (not very much) and fish, just trying to decide what direction to go, but...
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    Scheduling

    I didn't see anything about pork
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    gig tank updates

    hey, this is NOT my tank! :) looks like you got a case of runaway case of Caulerpa Mexicana
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    Riverwoods

    only thing I can think of is Fish Planet in Deerfield, it's a bit prolly a 15 min drive from riverwoods
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    LED Lighting Options for a 210 gallon

    no issue, just that you can dim one and not the other, but no big deal. don't know your setup, but aesthetically, it might look weird having two different lights hanging over your tank, but functionally it would be fine.
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    LED Lighting Options for a 210 gallon

    buy another Orphek PR156B+UV? :) what are you keeping, softies, lps? or sps?
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    Lighting Advice for switching bulbs (SPS tank)

    LOL, I started the reef hobby (before I was FOWLR) 8-9 years ago with 4 72" VHO's, I decided it wasn't enough light for even LPS, so I upgraded to 4 36" T5's, I've had good success. I will hold out for another year before I take the LED plunge. here's a recent pic of my tank, but not a FTS...
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    Lighting Advice for switching bulbs (SPS tank)

    Frankie, they have the same color, I stole this from a Grimm Reefer post on the lighting forum Blue+ - 460 C 473 R 517 (no reflector on the T5) 454 - 597 C 500 R 468 (internal reflector on the VHO) so he didn't have a reflector reading, but once you add a reflector to the T5's, it "spanks"...
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    Lighting Advice for switching bulbs (SPS tank)

    c'mon, 76 views and no opinions?? :)
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    Lighting Advice for switching bulbs (SPS tank)

    So I typically swap out my bulbs every 6-7 months, I run the following on my 180 SPS tank 4 72" VHO's 4 36" T5's (2 side by side) So I decided to switch from this config (front to back) UVL 454 ATI blue + UVL Aquasun ATI purple + UVL 454 UVL 454 the aquasun is my daylight bulb and...
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    Lighting Advice for switching bulbs (SPS tank)

    So I typically swap out my bulbs every 6-7 months, I run the following on my 180 SPS tank 4 72" VHO's 4 36" T5's (2 side by side) So I decided to switch from this config (front to back) UVL 454 ATI blue + UVL Aquasun ATI purple + UVL 454 UVL 454 the aquasun is my daylight bulb and...
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    LF: Large Skimmer

    dude, it was dead? can't you get a new pump? btw, nice meeting you, thanks for the frags!
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