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    Hydra hd 26

    I’m looking at a hydra hd 26. What I’m trying to figure out is light spread. Essentially I’m thinking of cutting a hole if my bio cube hood and then placing this light in (I want canapoy for water loss, fish jumping, looks, etc). So this will but light basically right above water level. I see spread read and par info for 12 or 24” height. But trying to figure out what I can expect if it’s only like 2” above water. Anyone have experience or a or a way to figure out coverage? I’m trying to determine coverage at say 5, 10, and 16 inches to know if it will cover tank and corals properly. So for example if at 5” down will it spread to 6” wide, 12”, more? anyone tried this or know how to figure it out?
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    Maroon Clown

    Let’s hope. Right now I can’t identify it as a disease and so far seems like swimming and eating normal.
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    Maroon Clown

    Here is a better pic but best I can get.
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    Maroon Clown

    Picture is not good but best I got till tomorrow when light comes on again. You can see how tail at end looks off color
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    Maroon Clown

    I have two maroon clown fish in a BioCube 29. I have had them a little over 10 years now mated (not reproducing though). The small male looks very healthy and no signs of issues. Recently however the female is showing some distress on the tail area. I tried to take a picture but it does not really show the coloration (I'll try again later and post if I can get a good one). Essentially the tail has some grey/opaque coloration on it. Its easiest to see with actinic lights highest vs just white light. Its not mucus or a film, just the scales have off coloring. That's the best I can explain it right now. Breathing seems normal, appetite seems good, no other signs like ick or other issues that are obvious. Water parameters in general look good. No reported issues when testing but have a minor amount of cyno in tank so maybe phosphates could be high. Changes to the tank include that I have added a few corals and I did increased the light output (replaced a burning out led bar) added some snails but nothing major. Behavior wise I noticed with the increase in light my candy cane coral is opening much larger and have seen the maroon clown try to "host" it in the sense of it will swim gently on it and stop swimming and rest on the coral, then swim off and repeat. I've been looking up diseases and do not see any pictures that resemble the issue. Anyone have thoughts on this like what it may be or possible causes? I'm at a loss because I've never really had to deal with sick fish before (if it even is).
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    BioCube 29 Light Upgrade

    I upgraded and retro fitted my original BioCube 29 with Ecoxotic Panorama Pros years ago. Well they are starting to break and wear out and need to be replaced. The main thing is I want to retro fit into the current hood as I want to keep a hood on the tank (water loss, looks, jumping fish, etc). I'm trying to find the best lighting options available to fit into the current hood. I have all varieties of corals and want to support any coral I may want to purchase so I need good par levels. The main concerns are 1.) Fit into the current hood (18" wide by 10" long mounting area) 2.) Not be over hot as contained in the hood 3.) Wide spread of light since mounted close to tank (approx. 2" off water) Currently I'm looking at the Reef Brite Lumi Lite. This light has various color patterns I could mix and based on 12" long and 1.25" wide I can mount 4 or 5 or more in the hood. I just can't find par or other information to know how good these lights are for growing and to determine how many to install. I also looking at the Reef Brite XHO led which has a 15" x 1.75" so would allow mounting 4 or so in the hood. Same issue as above wondering about par and quality. Additionally since these are way more expensive I'm trying to determine which to buy and qty so I don't waste money. In summary anyone have experience with these lights? Anyone retro fit a BioCube 29 with other LED lights to grow any corals you want? Thanks! * Sorry meant to put in lighting forum.. unable to move it myself.
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    Six Line Wrasse and Emerald Crab

    It was my last fish I added, the tank is baout 3 yrs old now. This is the first real addition since adding that wrasse. But I know its picked on hermit crabs in my tank. Seen it kill once when one was changing shells. So I was worried it may do the same to the emerald crab.
  8. I have a 29G BioCube. Other than CUC I have a sixline wrasse, yellow watchmen goby and a cleaner shrimp. I just added a emerald crab to the tank. The six line keeps pecking at the emerald crab. Is this to establish dominance, or will it eat/kill the emerald crab?
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    Tube filter feeder

    So I see a lot of posts about them as a pest but not a serious threat. I think I would like to reduce the number. Anyone with suggestions on the best method? Some people say super glue... but seems tough as the tubes are so tiny. Any other methods?
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    Tube filter feeder

    If I touch them i can see it retract. The purple sinks back into the rock and the tube becomes clear. I can't see anything like in that first picture, but the second one looks the same.
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    Tube filter feeder

    Looking to identify this. I have had my tank 2.5 years. Just started showing up lately and multiplying like crazy. Purple tubes that are small and hard. Seem to let out yarn like strands when I clean tank or disturb stuff like they are filter feeding. Do I need to worry?
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    Frag tank requirements

    I did not cycle the tank as there is nothing to really cycle. No live rock, no sand, etc. It's just fry plugs and egg crate. The lighting is similar to the main tank. I have two 36 watt pc lights (half acitinic) for 72 watts in a 29 gallon tank. The frag tank is 70 watts for 20 gallons but mh light. The light is brand new and straight out of the box. I am adding chemi pure tonight, going to store after work as the only bio media. Does not seem to be a need as no fish or live rock or the such generating die off. The pump is a little strong, but otherwise it mimics the teal tank pretty closely.
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    Frag tank requirements

    I setup a frag tank for the first time as my corals are self propogating and the main tank has become crowded. I purchased a 20 gallon long tank. Created three chambers on the side with acrylic and silicon. Using a rio6hf pump, viper hqi 70 watt and a filter pad. I also setup the tank with egg crate for the corals. I use ro/di water. I added all new water, got it upto temp and salinity and added my first corals. After 8 hours plus they still had not reopened (were open in my regular tank before transfer). They corals were simple Kenya tree and yellow polyps, and a zoa. Am I missing something? Should I not be able to just use this setup? I also tested all my water and all readings are at zero and ph was 8.3. Salinity was 1.25. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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    What is a slip adapter

    Thanks.
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    What is a slip adapter

    I am trying to order parts for a chiller. But having and all-in-one tank I have never worked with plumbing parts. I am trying to figure out what I need for the prime 1/15 chiller. So I found an inline pump and want to connect the parts. In my attempt to find the right stuff I came across a slip adapter. What is that? It says one side is mpt (male pipe thread?) and the other is a slip adapter 1/2". Thanks...
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