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    LED Fixture -Opinions

    Tank is 23 inches tall, about 30 inches wide...... i have some polyps and mushrooms as well as a few fish. would like to add some more polyps/mushrooms, maybe even a clam at some point, maybe......
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    LED Fixture -Opinions

    Looking for opinions on an Orbit Marine LED Fixture. I currently have a 4 X 24 T5 fixture form Current. Tank is 37 gallons. I have live rock and some polyps. Will this produce enough light? As much light as the T5's?
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    New LED Fixture - Comments

    Anyone have any comments about the Orbit Marine Fixture? I have a 37 gallon tank with live rock/polyps/mushrooms. Currently running a T5 4X24 fixture. Looking to switch to LED's and wondering is this is a good product. Wondering does this fixture put out as much light as the current one I...
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    Bubbles, everywhere!

    thanks for the response! per label directions, i kept the skimmer off for 48 hrs then changed 20%. then changed more. anybody have any experience with the reef octopus that could tell me why the thing overflows (onto the floor) everytime i turn it on? i cant find a whole lot of info on...
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    Bubbles, everywhere!

    Need some advice about bubbles streaming from my skimmer. it's a reef octopus bh1000. tank has been up for about 2 months. 37gallon. skimmer was working fine. had a case of cyano, used chemiclean (worked great!) changed 8 gallons, mega bubbles! changed another 15 gallons, still...
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    lights covered or not?

    i dont have them covered with anything, so, i have to clean them a couple of times per week jimb
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    taking suggestions

    ok, trying to follow up on some suggestions i got regarding a hair algae problem i have. i have been buying ro water from lfs suggestions for water included checking for tds of the source water. i searched and found some hand held tds testers for around 60-70 dollars. also checking into...
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    just about out of patience (long)

    WOW, thanks gang for all your help!!! some great suggestions here, especially the thoughts about taking a more active role in my own aquarium. my skimmer is a hang on, i dont have a sump and i also didnt mention that i have 5 power heads (maxi-jet 1200). i have two on each side firing...
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    just about out of patience (long)

    yes, they are not very aesthically pleasing i bought this fixture used, and being new to metal halide i didnt realize they were gonna be yellow....YUK!!!! so, i'm replacing with 10000k got a good ro/di unit to get? it WOULD be nice to not have to go to the lfs every time i need water...
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    just about out of patience (long)

    sorry, i thought i got all the info in that would be needed.... i do buy the water from the lfs.... have been the whole time and he does test the water at the front counter... he suggested maybe a refugium with some caulerpa....never needed it before, why would i need one now...
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    just about out of patience (long)

    i've about had it with my tank and am very close to giving up. unless of course somebody here can come up with something that will work.... the problem....hair algae and lack of coralline growth...i have to admit that about 1 1/2 years ago, i fell behind in the water changes and the tank...
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