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    I want to stand up a outdoor mixed reef tank in Los Angeles

    Thank you! First step was the not crazy or huffing glue part. Next step will be reaching out for advice.
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    I want to stand up a outdoor mixed reef tank in Los Angeles

    Hello and thank you for your help on this. I have been away from the hobby for several years. Previously I designed and had built custom tanks. The largest being 120 gallon. I am now looking to get back into the hobby but She Who Must Be Obeyed *HATES* the idea of a indoor salt setup. She has...
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    AI Prime for a frag tank

    Keep the frags centered under the light and higher up than lower. This will maximize par. But keep in mind that they will also put out more par than you think so you need to be cautious with where you place them. Start them lower and off to the side then work them up closer to where your par...
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    What stocking level would you consider this?

    Pretty light. Save that Damsel. Even in a 90+ gallon they can end up being very territorial and aggressive. Especially with the more docile fish you have in there. If you want blue color on a fish you can go with a blue chromis if you can find one. They can be fragile with gut problems but if...
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    AI Prime for a frag tank

    Yes it will. Center of the light will have the most PAR and will follow the published illumination map outward
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    H. Mag vs. WAV

    Sorry I forgot to mention that you need to do 50%+ water changes an hour or so after feeding and monitor salinity and nitrates very closely as you want as clean a water as possible. Yours has a good chance of recovery. Be wary of freeze dried or oth shrimp with the shell still on as well. If...
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    H. Mag vs. WAV

    Yikes! That sucks! I am sorry that happened. A couple of thoughts. When I was rehabbing sick/bleached/injured nems one thing I found that helps is to feed the nem regularly. I used 1/4” sized slices of washed silversides. I would feed until it regurgitated the last piece fed. And feeding was...
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    Red Sea MAX E-Series 170 or something else

    Thank you ReefWreak.
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    Red Sea MAX E-Series 170 or something else

    Hello and thanks in advance for the advice and help. I have been out of the hobby for about 4 years now. I have had several tanks all the way up to 120 gallons with a 40 gallon sump so I have been around the block a few times. I am now thinking about getting back into the hobby. I plan to go...
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    Tank Stand Question..

    This calculator may help: http://www.garf.org/calculators/BuildLargeStand_3.asp
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    BRS 2 Part Pricing

    Yeah Tri actually yells bad words at his SPS, tells them they are stupid and ugly, shows them photoshopped photos of what he calls “pretty” corals, and makes rude hand gestures at them. They grow like crazy.
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    BRS 2 Part Pricing

    I can believe it. My small 36 gallon way back when was requiring 60ml twice a day just to maintain. If I skipped a day by accident I would get a huge swing. When SPS and claim's decide they want to grow it is like trying to feed six teenage boys who play football.
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    Recommended quarantine size, how to start cycle

    I just reread your initial post. Did you confirm it was Ich or could it have been Brooklynella aka Clownfish disease? If it is Brook you may want to consider treating the tank with Formalin. Wild caught Clowns are high risk for having Brook and other parasites. I apologize, I don't remember the...
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    Recommended quarantine size, how to start cycle

    Drop in a few pieces of 2”+ diameter PVC a few inches long so the fish has a place to hide out if stressed. Add an air stone or bio wheel type filter to oxygenate the water, a heater and/or fan to control temps, and top off with RODI water as needed to keep salinity stable. And as noted water...
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    Showing Off (Pga's Heart Breaker )

    :eek1::sad2: Sorry Tri I am busted! ;) :lmao: Cheers Jamie. Good to see you! :wavehand: They are doing well. Thank you for asking. How about you guys? I know you have one and I hope she is doing well but did you guys have another? As to the Supermono, see you are just supporting his habit! ;)...
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