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    No flow of C02 in my Ca reactor....

    Thanks for the advice--and correct you were! I have the GEO check valve in place of the brass one till the Derlin one comes in. can you put the brass one in a solution of anything that will allow it to work again? Thanks for the compliment on my 2010 R35--GODZ!LLA got LOTS of AMS Alpha...
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    No flow of C02 in my Ca reactor....

    Just noticed on my way out the door this am that my reactor in my Geo 618 isn't gettng C02 this am. Pressure and amount in bottle are good. Last maint with fill of media and zeomag was 11/1. Selenoid light is on to flow, but obviously not working. I have a brass check valve like the ones...
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    Staghorn Advice Please

    Don't have a name on this one....it's brown with blue growth tips and would be a nice contrast to yours you have in color. Here is a couple of pics. All you see in my 90 and 175 started from a 2.5" frag in my 90 about 4 years ago. It is very strong--plating montis grow around it and it...
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    Calcium Reactor vs Dosing?

    dosing is more teadious on a day to day basis UNTIL you're doing maint/cleaning 2 pumps, reactor, teflon taping up all connections, calibrating and buying new probes, making sure you're controller is not sending the reactor ph too low, adding media and filling CO2 tanks. My kent tech a-b was...
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    Tang sloughing?

    My sohal is hitting yet another growth spurt it seems and I can see fait "sloughing" of his skin where the new lines/colors are expanding. Anyone else seen this with tang growth? He's also working out a new set of teeth--I realize they shed them, just not much discussion on the shedding of...
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    Dosing/Additives for SPS Only Tank

    No need for AA etc if you're not running the zeo stones or carbon dosing. I used Kent tech a/b and tech m when I dosed with much success and it's very cheap. I used it for over 10 years before changing to reactors a little over a year ago. I know the diy and brs chemicals are cheaper, but...
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    matted filefish

    Mine from f/s came in very thin and didn't eat anything for a week and didn't make it. I think it may be better if you call and ask for a m/f pair. There was plenty of aptaisias to choose from.:lol2:
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    2 month biopellet reactor maint....

    My tlf 550 with mix of ecobak and npx pellets stopped tumbling a few days ago. I pulled the reactor and the pellet disks made for the reactor and found the reason for the lack of tumbling was a thick matted hair like growth on both top and bottom. This bacteria? It was much thicker on the...
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    Good 150w MH bulbs

    I have 2 150w de phoenix that are 1.5 mos old if you want both for $55 shipped to have them to compare to others you might try!
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    Liveaquaria/Dr F&S....

    How can you ever not be satisfied with thier customer service--which for me has been "no questions asked" from the occaisional broken bulb or bulb that won't fire, forgetting part of a frozen food order that results in them sending you the portion they forgot the next day at NO charge to now...
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    Trying an aptaisia eater...

    Just ordered a matted filefish...he can nip my sps just hope it likes aptasia better than my lps...it's getting out of control. Nudis aren't an option in either tank d/t wrasses, and my pests seem to treat Joes juice and Red Sea's like it's food.:headwallblue: Got from LA will be here...
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    AEFW vanished?

    every time I go weeks without seeing them I baste and......they're still there:wavehand:
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    Purple tang or PBT

    I'd do both at the same time in a tank that size. You can wait about a year and put a sohal half the size of your biggest tang and watch them keep away with good reason.:beer: I have all 3 together with yellow and blonde naso:)
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    so long to bio pellets

    I love my pellets. Running a mix of WM Ecobak and TLF ones in both tanks....over the last two months I've been able to wean my tanks down to almost 1/4 vodka I used every day. I've been as high as 36ml/d in my 160net gal 175 and 16ml in my 60net gal 90. I'm dosing 4ml in the 175 and 0.5ml in...
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    dried brown seaweed for yellowtang?

    I mix ON green, brown and red for my tangs....I've read brown is a good long term need for nasos too.
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