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  1. CaptainB

    Wrasse Choice for a 40 Breeder / Where to buy a pink streaked wrasse?

    They still had 3 pink streaks at AC today. Well, I grabbed 1, so 2. Be careful with the black Friday pre bagged fire shrimp. Mine is barely alive and not likely to make it through acclimation :( They agreed to replace it, but I really should have looked closer.
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    CaptainB's 110g (Marcus)

    Done. No leaks. Miscalculated how much pipe I needed so the 3rd e-drain is capped for now. Capped a spot to add a return manifold also in case I need one in the future. Next up is to start moving corals over and set up a small mixing station in the remaining space.
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    Wrasse Choice for a 40 Breeder / Where to buy a pink streaked wrasse?

    Haven't seen one in forever. Wish I could find one.
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    CaptainB's 110g (Marcus)

    It's having 2 tanks plumbed into 1 sump that makes it a headache. I do think in future builds I'll just go with the 2 drain Herbie style. 3 seems overkill.
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    CaptainB's 110g (Marcus)

    This is what plumbing hell looks like.
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    CaptainB's 110g (Marcus)

    Most of the water in and testing the pumps/lights. Not ready to overflow to the other system yet but not sure I can wait a few weeks either. I stuck one rock from my sump and one from the bin at Calikid to seed it.
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    Nero 3 longevity and powerhead recommendation

    I just stuck a maxijet 1200 in my new tank while the sand settles and I'm surprised how much more powerful it seems than the prop style ones I've been using for so long. The flow is in a jet rather than diffuse but idk, the way they measure the gph for prop pumps seems different. I can see the...
  8. CaptainB

    UV Sterilizer

    Ok so I did my research on these and it seems the main drawbacks are that they're so damn big, followed by so damn expensive. And you really should mount vertically which sucks space-wise. If you could mount horizontal then running off a gated drain manifold and dump into the return chamber...
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    CaptainB's 110g (Marcus)

    Thanks for the offer but I got it already and sf is a trek
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    CaptainB's 110g (Marcus)

    Got rock in. Going for 2 towers with space around for fish (and hands). Sand next. Petco is probably rethinking offering free shipping on all orders over $50.
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    CaptainB's 110g (Marcus)

  12. CaptainB

    Hi New Sucker from East Bay

    I drip acclimate shrimp since they are so sensitive to salinity.
  13. CaptainB

    Lights for red sea 425 - extremely confused

    I'd run 2 pendants (xr15 or a360) and add a 3rd or bars down the line if you find you need them. I bought bars for my frag tank off alibaba from the mfg who makes quanta. Quanta have a fèw more led packed in and a slightly different color array but the Chinese ones were half as costly even with...
  14. CaptainB

    Dealing with sudden algae

    Idk you didn't say. If your chaeto in the fuge is not growing well then maybe it's time to change out the light. You can also go even longer photoperiod.
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    Dealing with sudden algae

    If your chaeto is growing well then the light is probably fine
  16. CaptainB

    Mounting multiple sps frags

    Alright great! I'll give it a go
  17. CaptainB

    UV Sterilizer

    Let me know how this works out. I've always skipped uv since there's conflicting info out there if it actually does anything. Seems interesting though!
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    Mounting multiple sps frags

    Planning out my coral placement I'd rather have fewer, large colonies than a little bit of everything. Does it make sense to mount multiple frags of the same thing near eachother to try to entice them to grow together into a big colony? Specifically I have 2 big spongodes frags that I'm...
  19. CaptainB

    Advice, 180.5 stock list

    I have a blue assessor, supposedly. See him about once a week but been that way for 2 years so I guess everything's fine?
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    Advice, 180.5 stock list

    Ah ok. I wouldn't do the purple and the gem tang. I'd do one or the other. You could do a bristletooth (tomini/kole) instead of the one you don't choose. Less likely to fight and better algae coverage. With the swallowtail angel, and if you want to add 2 more genicanthus plus a...
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