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    Pooky's 300

    Some of them do much better than common thinking would lead one to believe. For the most part, it's about the right tree in an appropriate spot. I think the secret is to avoid types that lend themselves to needing a cooler climate. Small, thin leaves will obviously dry out more quickly than a...
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    Pooky's 300

    Great thread, great corals. Love the tank, the concept and the fun you have with your hobby! Looking forward to more....... (pics) :)
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    A nano tank to replace my 140g setup

    Dang, again, my bad. You won't have a sump. A quick return mod and you would be good. Use the rockwork to hide the return, too, as it diverts the water more randomly.
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    A nano tank to replace my 140g setup

    I didn't describe that well. My returns could have drained my tank to within 3" of the bottom. I drilled 3 holes in the return pipe -just- below the level of my drains. I got a squirt of water when refilling but the only thing that would have prevented a catastrophe was constant inspection of...
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    A nano tank to replace my 140g setup

    You can always try and see what happens. My guess is that the Maxi-mod, which I have, is a tighter flow than the Koralia. I have the K4's, which are rated almost the same as the mod'd Maxi's, and I would feel more comfortable with the K4's rather than the Maxi-mods. FWIW, on my 18g nano...
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    Melev's Roadtrip

    Thanks for this!! GREAT fun!
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    A nano tank to replace my 140g setup

    Some would argue that anything with coral living inside is furniture grade but I know what you mean. A way will come along to get that Solana at a price that is reasonable. Good luck!
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    A nano tank to replace my 140g setup

    Well, maybe that is the answer! ;)
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    I Spy 3 -- More Refinements

    Is it a type of clam?
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    I Spy 3 -- More Refinements

    Does its shell have two parts?
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    Few questions on DSB, coralline, and first frag/coral

    A. percula and A. ocellaris are different species that look very similar. When someone says "true perc" I would think they mean they are -not- ocellaris, which are often referred to as "perc's" due to the similarities between the two.
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    Few questions on DSB, coralline, and first frag/coral

    I didn't mean to imply that one can avoid testing for calcium. That's critical but the presence of coralline, to me, indicates that the system is ready to be tested, if that makes sense. Until coralline is actively growing, I consider it somewhat a waste of my time and money to test for it if...
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    Need Advice on overflow choice..

    I am going to add a word for lifereef.com. Excellent. I have used external overflow's almost exclusively and this one is top-notch. If enough water is moving through the box to make a difference to the tank, I don't think that one can "fail", except through serious neglect. That said, I am...
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    Few questions on DSB, coralline, and first frag/coral

    Well, if coralline can form, you can know that Calcium is present and available for your corals. I prefer to wait for the "Green Algae on Glass" Phase to pass before I add any stony corals, LPS or SPS. In this waiting method, one is allowing the surge of nitrates from the dying "red algae...
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    I Spy 3 -- More Refinements

    Is it sessile?
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