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7 minutes ago, JR! said:

Thanks brother @Reefkid88 I might add a sump to my current build so I'm not to worried about the bubbles

 

 

Once I realized my noob mistake with an unrinsed filter sock, I have been micro-bubble free. This version 2 iteration is not that old. 

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@JR! @shaner014 Yeah I had the very first version as soon as it came out,so I'm sure the newer one is probably 10x more kick ass. 

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I’ve had some algae going on for 1-2 weeks now, it’s been more prominent the past couple days. Tank is still very new and going through it’s phases. Here’s some ugly angle stuff. 

 

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I don’t know what it is, haven’t tried to ID it. My goal this time is to not panic and just assume the weekly water changes and attention to husbandry and responsible feeding will allow this stuff to cycle out over time. 

 

I have purposely let the back wall go without scraping since starting to allow pods to roam back there. It seems to have worked as they are everywhere in that stuff. 

 

Snails are munching this stuff down, you can see what they have cleared in the back wall. Might add a couple more snails and an emerald crab, haven’t decided. Also thought about hermits.... but hermits annoy me often times too, so I don’t know about that either. 

 

Cheers!

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Tuned up the NanoBox tonight. For myself, and to let a friend barrow it for a couple days to try out the spectrum on his tank. He currently has a Gen2 radion over a bubble tip anemone tank. It’ll be interesting to get his feedback! 

 

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Anyways, I scored the Mini Tide that was up for sale a couple days ago so I tossed that over the tank. The lower light for 3 days won’t kill anything and maybe it’ll give my snails time to catch up on the algae. Seeing this over my tank makes me so glad I went with the duo! I’m sure this light could sustain my LPS, but the Duo is just a nicer fit. The comparison isn’t completely fair though, as this ride has a diffuser and light spill snoot installed. 

 

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Eventually I’ll have the Tide over a second tank. :ninja:

 

Last thing, since the light got downgraded for a few days, I took some time to clear a bunch of algae and will use the lower light as an excuse to fight it back a bit. If it lingers for another week or so maybe I’ll bring the reactor online with a small bit of GFO.

 

Cheers! 

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Tank tonight with the Tide. Tank looks ok under blues but the duo wins for sure during the midday. 

 

Got a new hammer and a new ric and a fruit loop frag. 

 

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11 hours ago, shaner014 said:

Tank tonight with the Tide. Tank looks ok under blues but the duo wins for sure during the midday. 

 

Got a new hammer and a new ric and a fruit loop frag. 

 

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How did you have to cut off the intake chamber for the media basket?

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18 minutes ago, Chris882003 said:

How did you have to cut off the intake chamber for the media basket?

 

Theres two little acrylic shelf’s siliconed in chamber one that slice right off with a sharp razor blade and steady hand. The shelf’s hold the filter sock plate and need to be removed for the inTank rack to slide in. They could always be added back later.

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Turns out I got JF Jamba Juice not Fruit Loops last night. I always mix those up. Anyways. I found some fruit loops to grab this week. Here’s a full frontal from tonight.

 

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Once the rock cleans up more I’ll try to shift my pics to a bit warmer spectrum. Blues just look better with the algae around. 

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Deal of the tank so far is the new hammer. Crazy bright. Gotta find some more single heads to fill in around these. 

 

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Ric is still just hanging out there. Not permanent.

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