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    High Nutrient Macro Algae/Sea Grass Reef

    Sad news, I found Charlie Brown, my very personable midas blenny behind the display tank. I am not sure even how long he had been back there but it appears to have been a while. I am thinking he may have jumped when I was working on the HOB overflow box, because that is the only time I have...
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    High Nutrient Macro Algae/Sea Grass Reef

    Me too Jesse. The Seahorse and it's owners will always have a special place in my heart and feel privileged to have worked there for 12 years.
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    High Nutrient Macro Algae/Sea Grass Reef

    Me too Jesse. The Seahorse and it's owners will always have a special place in my heart and feel privileged to have worked there for 12 years.
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    Weeds

    When I went smaller, I never looked back. My current tank is not tiny but with a 56 gallon display and 30 gallon sump it's not large by today's standards at all. It's enough however to keep my 12 fish, about 6 anemones and various soft Coral plus macro algae without being burdensome. It's...
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    High Nutrient Macro Algae/Sea Grass Reef

    I definitely will be happy to, Jesse!
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    High Nutrient Macro Algae/Sea Grass Reef

    Thanks Michael. Yep, when things go wrong or break it is never convenient, but I am glad that it did not happen when our grandkiddos were here. And I am liking a simpler system with just the display and a sump that doubles as a fuge. Thank you for all your kind encouragement over the years...
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    Weeds

    Oh wow Michael, I am going to miss your posts, insights and generally just your amiable personality. I have enjoyed watching your tanks grow, morph and become natural beauties. I have learned a lot from you. I chuckle how I stalked your version 1 for such a long time because I was afraid and...
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    High Nutrient Macro Algae/Sea Grass Reef

    It's the best I have ever had! It's in the display tank, too. It must like the new ReefBreeder LED. I am really glad that I moved a sprig to the display because the codium in the refugium melted away.
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    High Nutrient Macro Algae/Sea Grass Reef

    Yes, it turned out well. The fight is never over because something can break at any time. It's the nature of the hobby. I just try to have enough redundancy to catch most issues. No, I do not have a float valve. As an aquarium tech, I witnessed too many mishaps of float switches sticking on...
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    Lost Jimi today....

    Sorry about your loss. It sounds like you gave Jimi and the rest of his roommates a great environment to live in. I have had some fish live to long old ages.
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    High Nutrient Macro Algae/Sea Grass Reef

    This must be the week for aquarium trials. The Aqueon 56 gallon column tank has rim of about 1 and half inches. I have my HOB overflow box adjusted so that the water is about an inch below the top but still above the bottom of the rim. However yesterday I noticed that the water was higher and...
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    High Nutrient Macro Algae/Sea Grass Reef

    New refugium/sump pic. I used a lot of the live rock that was in the sump to cover up the return pump and also to lift it off the sand. In actuality, the fuge, now turned sump doesn't really look too much worse than it did before. It still has all the rock and sand that the system had before...
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    High Nutrient Macro Algae/Sea Grass Reef

    Things have been rectified and simplified in the High Nutrient Aquarium system. I could not positively identify what went wrong between the fuge and the sump. It was not a total loss of prime because some water was still flowing through the whole system but at such a diminished rate that the...
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    High Nutrient Macro Algae/Sea Grass Reef

    Sorry that I have not been around for a couple of weeks. We have had our grand kiddos here so things have been hopping! They left this week and now we are recovering and getting back to normal, LOL. The timing for everything worked out well, as this morning I woke up and realized that...
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    Weeds

    I figured that you and your tank were good. Still I am glad to hear that it is so! Enjoy your summer and post some pics when you get a chance!
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