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    Which lighting would you pick?

    a vote for GHL Mitras
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    Really good ATO (autotopoff unit)

    tunze for 8 years until the optical sensor got too scarred up from cleanings. new one should last me for at least another 8
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    where to find 30 to 50 gallon 24" cube-is tank drilled?

    sorry, wrong link. here's one for their 50 ext. stand is extruded aluminum too https://www.innovative-marine.com/shop/EXT-50-Lagoon-Aquarium-w-APS-Stand-Black-p184944773
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    where to find 30 to 50 gallon 24" cube-is tank drilled?

    https://www.innovative-marine.com/shop/Fusion-Pro-2-50-AIO-Lagoon-Aquarium-w-APS-Stand-Black-p184982118
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    Marine Pure Instead of Live Rock?

    forgot to mention when i used marinepure blocks mine turned to mush when i tried moving them. not sure if they are different now but that's what made me make the change to siporax and matrix
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    Marine Pure Instead of Live Rock?

    I've used Marine Pure blocks before and they helped me keep my PO4 and NO3 down pretty good, but my corals always looked irritated when i used it. I use a combo of siporax and seachem matrix bio media in 2 linked reactors and my nitrates and PO4 have been easier for me to keep in check. I don't...
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    Looking for a recommendation on Premium Tank & Stand Combo

    check out Cade aquariums for a top notch system w/o lighting. water box or red sea if you need included lighting options.
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    Help me decide!!!

    another vote for regal 150INT. if you start messing with other skimmer pumps you will probably pull your hair out. skimmer pumps are tested and matched with not only the pump flow ratings, but also the needle wheel impellers they use and not all are alike. a little thing like needle wheel...
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    Alkalinity and CO2 Scrubber

    i would lean towards NORMAL. uptake by corals is most likely increasing due to higher pH. I wouldn't be concerned about chasing numbers (hate that term). just keep one or the other reasonably stable and you should be fine. As long as there isn't a really drastic change happening quickly like 1...
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    Used Tunze 9006 or better option?

    they do the foam extractor works well. mine got crushed in a box in the garage so i tossed it. i dont think it reduces the height from what i remember. plus, it's a bit awkward to configure draining outside the sump due to the 90 and "not so" flex hose LOL. the 90 can be removed but that...
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    Used Tunze 9006 or better option?

    here's a pic of the ATB in a 15" high sump. operates nice at 6.5 to 7 inches depth
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    Used Tunze 9006 or better option?

    think the 9410 is like just over 16 inches tall. been a while since i checked the height on mine. At work now or i would throw you a measurement. good luck with the search the ATB "nano one" is a super shorty too under 16". 6 inch body and 3.25 neck. That skims like a beast too. they are on...
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    Used Tunze 9006 or better option?

    9006 is finecky IME. Any fluctuations in water level or hands in the tank and the foam head drops out. It is also a very slow starter when ever you shut it down. Mine wouldn't settle back in for like 6 to 8 hours after i fired it back up and would never produce any substantial amount of...
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    Used Tunze 9006 or better option?

    158 gallon display with only 18 inches height to play with in sump-YIKES! only thing that i can think of that would skim well for those specs would be a Tunze 9410. i wouldn't bother with the 9006. TUNZE MASTER DOC PROTEIN SKIMMER 9410 DC $434.99 you would probably still need to tilt the...
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