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4 hours ago, EvilFish said:

What is the best light for this tank?

 

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Well it comes with strip LEDs stock, but lots of folks upgrade to AI Prime HDs, Nano Box Duo or Minis, or Kessile A160. I use two AI Prime HDs over mine.

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what's the purpose of the plastic slider that can be attached to the grate leading to the back chambers?

 

 

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hmm so here I am working on my computer and I glance over at the tank and one of my clowns is sitting in the back chamber.  

I assume somehow it jumped through the gap near chamber 1 (near the top of the photo), into the middle chamber and swam through to the 3rd chamber since I had the main stock cover on.  The back cover was on but not flush as it sits on top of the heater's cable.

I've had the tank for 8-9 months now and its the second time I've found a fish hanging out in the back chambers.  anyone else run into this?

do other folks block off this gap?


 

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On 2/13/2018 at 2:45 PM, ThisPlaceIsAPrison said:

What is your opinion on the light?  I have been looking to upgrade the stock light but didn't want to drop a lot of money.  My fear is with this you can't really do a ramp up and down.

i don't have advice on this light, but i upgraded my stock light to the AI Prime HD and love everything about it. I also looked into the nanobox tide M when i was looking for lights.

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How is the evap on these tanks? I just got one and was waiting to set it up till I saw some more opinions on them

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2 hours ago, Element03 said:

How is the evap on these tanks? I just got one and was waiting to set it up till I saw some more opinions on them

i ran mine without a lid and only had to fill my 5g ATO jug once every 2 weeks or so. it was pretty minimal.

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Still rocking and rolling.  A mushroom that has been fairly dormant over the months has decided to compete for dominance against my large hammer coral and is winning.  I'm at the 9 month mark. 

 

 

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On 8/10/2018 at 12:39 PM, old_turkey said:

hmm so here I am working on my computer and I glance over at the tank and one of my clowns is sitting in the back chamber.  

I assume somehow it jumped through the gap near chamber 1 (near the top of the photo), into the middle chamber and swam through to the 3rd chamber since I had the main stock cover on.  The back cover was on but not flush as it sits on top of the heater's cable.

I've had the tank for 8-9 months now and its the second time I've found a fish hanging out in the back chambers.  anyone else run into this?

do other folks block off this gap?


 

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huh... little clown did it again overnight.  This time I looked where the filter floss and there he was flopping around in chamber 1 on his side.  Seems ok now that I've plunked him back into the tank but this is getting silly.

 

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I don't have problems with things getting back there but I seem to have a take that knows how to disappear shrimp. There one night and gone the next morning.

 

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I also have a dead cerith snail at the bottom of chamber 2 (found it while I was trying to fish out the firefish that led the charge).  I'm not helping my cause since the back area is slightly askew since I put the heater in chamber 2.  I have a screen top on the way so hopefully I can reduce the mishaps soon!  

I need to figure out if I'm going to extend the screen over the back or just cut a small acrylic cover for the back.

 

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On 9/17/2018 at 12:51 AM, sm32589g said:

Is anyone using only the intank chamber 1 media basket?

Yes I am with floss, blue chem, and purigen. Then chamber 2 Marine pure cylinders.

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10 hours ago, Nanogoof said:

Yes I am with floss, blue chem, and purigen. Then chamber 2 Marine pure cylinders.

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Where did you get the lid?

 

 

For those who are running pump only for flow. Have you found any dead spots?

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40 minutes ago, Newbie-reefer said:

😞 everyone's tank looks better than mine lol.... gonna have to have a move round of the rocks I think lol 

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I like your rock work. And your fish will love it too.

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1 hour ago, sm32589g said:

I like your rock work. And your fish will love it too.

Feel like it's needs a bit more height to it though.... looks a bit empty lol

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3 hours ago, sm32589g said:

Where did you get the lid?

 

 

For those who are running pump only for flow. Have you found any dead spots?

I made the frame with home Depot window screen kit. The screen itself and clips I got at Marine depot

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I'm using a mp10 on my tank as well as the stock pump and I seem to be getting some dead spots. Is anyone else running a mp10 and could suggest placement ideas?

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