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    I have this system for a little over a year but now must sell as I have purchased a new house and looks like it will not fit. I would prefer to sell everything at once. Please make a reasonable offer. Looking for $1,700+ If you are intrested please email me at...
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    ok, i have 3..and now know thats to many for my tank... i am going to give 2 away... but even with the one i had at first.. its completey amazes me how clean my sand is.. before i was having to do a lot to keep the sand white and clean.. i havent has to clean the sand.. makes it soooo nice. i...
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    What are the major steps in growing SPS? Can anyone recommend some beginner SPS corals to raise? What are growth rates like? I have tried a couple of pieces (birds nest and a unknown) and they have color and can see small polyp extension but they really have not begun to encrust the plug...
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    48 hours later and still no findings. Does ANYONE have ANY idea where you can find a ROUND pendant 250 watt HQI (it can be screw in for all I care) one hanging bracket (or wire) with an electronic ballast? As far as I am concerned, it is IMPOSSIBLE!!! Here are the specs again 250 watts ROUND...
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    Well I only have hermit crabs now for janitors, I have been noticed more cyano/algae buildup and feel i need to get some more janitors. I would like some sand sifters but nothing that will eat fauna and nothing that when dies will kill tank off. If anyone has any suggestions on how they keep...
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    Hi everyone! Happy weekend! Anyways, as I posted earlier about my mandarin and weather or not I had enough food for him avaiable and then found tons of amphipods and tonight I had a break out in my tank of thousands of copepods! I'm not sure if this is a one time thing, but I've never had so...
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    My current 72 Gallon has about 75 Lbs. of Rock but I have been thinking of adding a few more pieces. I currently have a: Coral Beauty Angelfish Yellow Watchman Goby Two Percula Clowns Yellow Tang Two Sand Sifting Sea Stars One Cleaner Shrimp One Peppermint Shrimp Snails 3 Emerald Crabs and more...
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    Currently in my 72 I have about 8 astrea snails, 2 sand sifting sea stars, about 12 blue legged hermits. I do have algae on the rocks and the typical algae on the glass. I was just wondering what recommendations on how many and what else I should get to keep up the work. Also, I have some stuff...
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    I know you guys think I am whipping a dead horse on this one but bear with me. This isn't intended to be a BB vs DSB debate and I hope it doesn't get on the track. I want to have and maintain a live sand bed in my new system. A shallow bed to be frank 1.5 inches. The live sand I ordered is a...
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    Hey all, was just at the LFS picking up another cleaner shrimp (yay!) and the LFS guy was talking to me about small starfish for my nano. I was under the impression that starfish didn't do too well in nanos. Any comments on this (if it is ok, what starfish are best for nanos with ~2" sand...
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    I tested my tank with a Salifert test kit and my calcium levels seem to be around 390-400. They seem to be pretty constant as the LFS also tested this same amount a month back. Right now what I have in the tank are Torch Coral Branching Frogspawn Zooanthids Lots of Mushrooms Xenias 2 Toadstool...
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    I recently purchased two sand sifting sea stars for my 72. I know they eat things in the sand bed. Should I be feeding them anything else or do they get all they need out of the sand bed?
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    Hi ya'll I've been observing the forums for a while and gathering alot of useful information about the hobby. I have been enthusiatic about saltwater tanks for around ten years. I have had moderate success throughout the years. I have finally found the following to be true: The reefmaster may...
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    When the algae growth in my tank started growing out of control a bouight a couple large bumblebee snails and they devoured every last bit of algae on the glass of my 40. They ate everything, even the 2inch long clumps. However, they refused to touch the sandbed. There is green hair algae...
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