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  1. AiO's and Sumps

    I think it just depends on what your goals are. I had AIO's then sumps, now back to AIO's. I miss the large fuge in the sump but don't miss getting down on my knees and cleaning the sump. They have so many more options now than they used to for skimmers, ATO's ect that all fit in a AIO... so I really feel either works. I hated AIO's previously but so much has changed I find them easy to maintain now. I would definitely go with a sump with a tank 40+ gallons though.
  2. RIP to My Picasso Clown

    Yes, get one smaller than your current fish.
  3. RIP to My Picasso Clown

    Yes an occy will mix fine. Sorry about your clown... As much as I love the rimless look 24/7....i could never have a tank like that. I don't know how anyone does it and still sleeps at night. I would be waking up at 3am checking on my fish lol
  4. The Girlfriend Pico: Getting Creative With Dongs...

    Mine is small/shallow, I just hung my par30 off a planter hanger on a wall high above.
  5. Help me stock my 25 lagoon

    Sixline will most likely have beef with the gramma, not the clowns. Other ideas: Fang Blennys (peaceful, do not bite unless you pick them up with your hand) Midas blenny (can be aggressive to fish like grammas/firefish) Starki damsel, talbot damsel, springers damsel (most peaceful is talbot > springers > starkii which is more semi). Small yellow coris wrasse, mine grew reaaaaaaaaaally slow. (peaceful, may pick on/eat small inverts like baby snails, sexy shrimp, ect).
  6. Why is my tank not thriving

    Is that cyano or coraline? I see some turf algae. Anywho... Your phosphate is way too high, phosphate 0.55 Should be 0.03ish To put it in perspective, your phosphate is 18 times higher than it should or 1800% higher. I find that corals hate high phosphates, moreso than nitrates. I believe I read somewhere it interferes with calcification.
  7. Do you "dip" your macro's

    I believe some sources sell cultured pest free cheato that is not exposed to reefs/fish/coral, ect. Susatinable Aquatics Cheato: SA’s Chaetomorpha is reportedly pest– and pathogen-free, which cannot always be said for the random clump of Chaetomorpha you might get from other sources, where problem organisms like Aiptasia anemones can sneak in unnoticed. Carberry elaborated on this claim, stating, “We’ve cultured it in an area (separate room) away from the fish for several weeks to make sure we can offer it as pathogen-free product, as it comes from a vector-free area (same goes for the Amphipods; they have their own area as well)
  8. Do you "dip" your macro's

    I usually don't but the few times I have, I dip them in filtered water. That should kill most pests as well as dino without causing any harm to the macro.
  9. Aqua One 35 Nano Tank

    Cyano is fed by excess nutrients, mostly phosphates. Do you use tap water or RO or RODI or pre-mixed? Do you vaccume the sand bed? Do you use a turkey baster to blast debries free from the rocks? How often do you do water changes and how many gallons/liters? What filtration do you use? Do you use filter floss or a sock to catch debris? I'm sure clown has a better list to ask.. but this is a good start.
  10. Captive Bred only 19G Stocking

    My Orchid is the lowest rank in my tank currently... he is a scary cat. Every fish has its personality but would think these guys would be okay with any fish that isn't completely passive like a fire fish. Mine is with clowns and a midas blenny.
  11. Help!!!!! Overstocked - now what?

    I love the scape!
  12. The Lowest of the Low......Tech (CC pico contest thread)

    Loving this build! So creative!
  13. 2017 Secret Santa Feeler

    I will participate, missed last years but did the 2 prior.