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    Free Dragon Breath Macro Algae

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    Reef Expertise? Rate yourself out of 10!

    Coral Killing Skills: 20 - expert (finding various ways to kill) My Xenia and its companion aiptasia last in my old/new tanks for 10+ yrs -- success?
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    Reef 3D printing request thread

    I am in need of 2 x XR30 G5 light shade in black. The file is here - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4982443 I would like to check here first before buying it from Etsy -...
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    Alex’s IM 150 EXT

    You should consider the following if you have not done them yet: siphon the mass on sand, turkey blaster to blow off on rock + let them settle on sand + siphon again. Those help me to get rid of 80-90% of them. Balance NP 100:1 + Microbacter 7 clean the rest for me. Last resort is chemical Red...
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    A's 56g —> 186g mixed reef

    My Xmas wrasse has its belly getting bigger/fatter than usual (almost double) - is it ok? It’s still active, swimming and eating normally
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    LPS questions

    Yes 100% this and all the above. I found out the hard fact that keeping my hand out-of-water the sensitive corals have a much better chance to survive and thrive than I put my hand in to play around with flow/placement/rearrangement.
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    DBTC: Sprung's Burning Bush

    It’s great to meet you and @tribbitt this morning. I have had a bad record of keeping macro algae. They all melted. That’s why I grew xenia in the sump in previous tank. I hope this time will turn around
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    Adding new rock structures w/o starting a new cycle

    Cook your dead rocks with skim waste and old waters from water change +pump and heater for 2 weeks. I made a mistake by rushing and putting in new rockscapes built from old rocks and is currently dealing with algae outbreak
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    A's 56g —> 186g mixed reef

    Thanks for your input. I will try lanthanum again + macro algae in sump to get 0.1 phosphate - still debating ammonia vs. nitrate dosing for 2-5 ppm nitrate
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    A's 56g —> 186g mixed reef

    @Darkxerox - I will look into it. I think it’s ammonium bicarbonate (not carbonate) Two weeks without light, flow, heater, fan… they look tedious but man they are standing strong. I wish my torches and acros as half strong as them
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    A's 56g —> 186g mixed reef

    Some rants on the hump day. In previous system and current one, I always have to deal with 0 nitrate (dosing neonitro to keep it at 2-5ppm) and 0.2 - 0.6 phosphate. I dosed Phosphate-E (lanthanum chloride) to bring phosphate down to 0.1 but it comes back up to the range after a few days so I...
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    Willie’s Last Aquarium Build

    Impressive list - looks like your angels are really angels to leave your corals alone. How is the A8SE light so far vs. smatfarm? Any problem with the app?
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    green hair algae?

    Can you take another picture under 100% white and no blue? Does it have thick short base? - look like bryopsis to me
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    Curly tentacles torch

    Still not sure whether it’s bacterial infection or not. It seems “happier” on the sand bed after the dips, no curly tentacles now Will closely observe couple more days and update.
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    Curly tentacles torch

    As precaution, I dipped it in CoralRX (~6mins), Revive (~6mins) and placed it on sand bed far from other torches.
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    Curly tentacles torch

    Bottom half of this 2-3 head torch have had curly tentacles since yesterday. Is it early sign of infection?
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    PIF: 56 gl rimless tank, stand, and T5 light fixture

    Pick up in South San Jose for supporting member. It still has some old water, black sand and xenia + “bad” critters like asterinas, bristle worms,..
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    Caption this:

    Red Sea's apex - Red Sea's climax
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