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    Power outage

    I don't think I'd personally feed much without the supplemental filtration running. Animal metabolisms slow down when the temps are cooler, I believe. I'd be really careful to avoid rapid temp changes with heated water.
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    Power outage

    I think the battery-powered airstones are a great idea. With lots of spare batteries (if you can find batteries). Not sure what else you can do; I think some people wrap a blanket around the tank to try to minimize heat loss. Unfortunately, this might be a prolonged outage, and generators/gas...
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    RocketEngineer's 75g/125g Setup

    Wow, new light fixture looks great! Kind of a new beginning going on here...I'm sure you'll get those nitrates under control. Minimal feeding and skimming still going on?
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    RocketEngineer's 75g/125g Setup

    :thumbsup:
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    RocketEngineer's 75g/125g Setup

    I may be getting into the same boat regarding nitrates. I don't have a skimmer, and that can be a liability after a while, especially with minimal water changes. A couple of my LPS that have been traditionally hardy are starting to become withdrawn, and my red algae (dragons breath?) is...
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    RocketEngineer's 75g/125g Setup

    There's a trick to cooling T5 bulbs properly - I think I recall reading over in the Lighting forum that there is a correct end to cool, and that they can be cooled too much? Maybe. :) Anyhow, I've often wondered if high nitrates might have been your biggest long-term problem with your corals...
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    RocketEngineer's 75g/125g Setup

    Sorry to hear. Now you get to try to figure out a color combination for your new lights!
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    Collecting man eating amphipods.

    I think they eat the algae in my tank, too. Absolutely no algae on the rocks, but a bit in high flow areas (powerheads, hob filter) where I suppose they can't get a grip. Will be fun to see how your experiment(s) turn out.
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    Collecting man eating amphipods.

    Looks like a load of fun, Paul! Maybe you should start a YouTube channel to chronicle your adventures and to pass on some of your lessons. Geez, unless you already have, of course! :) By the way, I'm glad to hear your wife is out and about.
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    New maxima clam ^_^

    Very pretty tank. What's your lighting as of now?
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    RocketEngineer's 75g/125g Setup

    Those are neat pictures. Thing must have a belly ache by now! EDIT: Btw, how are the nitrate levels lately?
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    New maxima clam ^_^

    I can't blame you! :) Very pretty clam. Is that pic in your tank, or the LFS tank?
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    My "Just Can't Quit" 40 Breeder

    Thanks. Crab is still around!
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    Bob's 80 Gallon upgrade

    I'm glad things are better. Looking forward to more pictures!
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    My "Just Can't Quit" 40 Breeder

    I bumped up my Ca and Mg levels a bit, and my frogspawn has opened more than it has in a really long time. Maybe finally glueing it down helped with that, too - I imagine some corals don't like to move, even a little bit. Anyway, I put some frozen meaty food in the water column, and it appears...
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