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    Frag Tank

    I like the idea of just one tank, But I am adding the frag tank to a different room. Unfortunately its not right through the wall. Its across the house. This is why I am looking at the jbj because it seems to be a closed loop system with its self?
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    Frag Tank

    Hey all. I am looking to get a frag tank. I was looking at the JBJ tank. I was wondering what every ones takes were on it. Is there another setup that is just as good? Am I paying extra for the name? Also I was curious what everyone does for the ATO? Do you do it manually or do you have a ATO...
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    Mixing Clowns

    Hello. I have a maroon clown that I have in my fowlr tank currently. I am thinking about getting rid of this tank and I would like to put that fish in my Reef tank. I have a ocellaris clown in my reef tank. Would they get along? I really hate to get rid of my maroon clown because he is so...
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    What is this in my tank when flow is off

    bump? anyone else opinion?
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    What is this in my tank when flow is off

    hey all. I have this spider web type stuff in my tank whenever I turn the flow completely off for water changes. It takes about 5 minutes for it to build and will go away as soon as the flow is turned back on. This is before I stir up any sand... Any idea? Thanks
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    Sand turned blackish green and corals closed up

    I measured my phosphates today and they were at .25 This might have to do with the algae I am having. The tank is over a year old. I think my salinity was alittle low .20 and that is why the corals closed up. I did a water change tonight and now its back to normal. Well see how the corals do.
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    Sand turned blackish green and corals closed up

    This is what they were 3-4 weeks ago..
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    Sand turned blackish green and corals closed up

    These 4 were taken today. This is what the coral and the sand look like.. It almost looks like algae is growing off the sand? But what would cause all my corals to close up.. Thanks
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    Sand turned blackish green and corals closed up

    Hey all. So my prev post I've been having a lot of brown just in my sand and glass. I was told that vibrant will help with that. I tried it and I saw a very small difference but not much. After about 3 weeks my corals were growing like wild fire and doing really week. Then one day they closed up...
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    Why is my brown & Algae So bad?

    I am running some type of grass in my sump im not sure which kind ill see if I can get a picture. How do i run the GFO? Like in a bag? I will look into the 'Vibrant' stuff as well. I already tried the running the tank dark for 3 days. I had it dark in the entire house for 3 days. All the...
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    Why is my brown & Algae So bad?

    I had plenty of diatom bloom in the first few months of getting my tank setup. Ive had this tank for 2 years and have had the these lights since Oct of last year. The diatom bloom I had in the beginning was on the rocks, glass, and in the sand. NOW, this brown is ONLY on the glass and where...
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    Why is my brown & Algae So bad?

    Here is a picture of the sand. My clown photo bombed me...
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    Why is my brown & Algae So bad?

    Hey all update here. I added another 1100gph flow to the tank. I have raised the lighs higher off the water line, and shorten the time they are on for. I am STILL having brown in my sand. It HAS to be something with these lights. My water is perfect. I do water changes all the time. I just suck...
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    Why is my brown & Algae So bad?

    Im using RO/DI unit. http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-4-stage-value-plus-ro-di-system-75gpd-1.html Same unit listed there I have raised my lights up some. They were 7" above the water line, now they are about 12" Not sure if that made a difference or not. I also completely cleaned all the...
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    Looking for a pump

    yah i have mags in my tanks for return pumps. I am just wanting something for mixing and water changes.. i dont want to spend more then 25 dollars for what im looking at doing
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