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    Leopard Toby Puffer

    He moved it to his big tank. It certainly shouldn't live it's natural life span in a 10g. I really don't think it was in there that terribly long. They are small but it is their swimming habits that demand a bigger tank.
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    ADA - the 2 island reef

    Hope it helps remove the dino for ya. Can't hurt to try. I am fairly certain I had Ostreopsis dinoflagellate. I have a sunburst in my 25g. Wonderful fish! Likes to hover around. Perfect anthia for smaller tanks imo. Totally underated but the price tag may keep people away. They only cost 60 here at the LFS though.
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    Leopard Toby Puffer

    Rock up against the glass will get annoying for cleaning. I am not sure if the tank size is deceiving but it honestly looks small for a toby puffer long term. They are quite active.
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    My first fish, a Royal Gramma

    Mine is out all the time being a little pig 🙂
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    22g Mr Aqua AIO - BATTLEBOX IS HERE!!!

    Ya, I will just have to get a shag in the next order when the tank is stable again. I wanted some hairy stuff too. Look forward to seeing what you get! That shiznopolis sunset milli looks great too! Duno! I remember those DinoPets too. I think that might have been a kickstarter though.
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    22g Mr Aqua AIO - BATTLEBOX IS HERE!!!

    Correct! Why can't I get the glowing kind of dino 😛 I wouldn't be so unhappy about it. oo just 8 bucks? tempting! A mini complete with glowing dino! https://www.carolina.com/algae/bioluminescent-dinoflagellates-living/153305.pr
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    22g Mr Aqua AIO - BATTLEBOX IS HERE!!!

    The KZ stuff is too rich for my blood but I am basically just using chalk powder, super absorbent to grab whatever is in the water column to be filtered out. It won't help with what is on the rocks and not all dino behaves the same but I basically was just blasting it off the rocks/coral and then using DIY Coral Snow to help the skimmer/floss remove it. It is best used at night for dino as that is when some types of dino go into the water column. The after effect is amazingly crystal clear water and a very dirty skimmer/floss. My idea for using it was for manual removal to keep it under control from killing all the coral. Meanwhile raising nutrients and adding bacteria. What works for one person doesn't always work for the next when it comes to dino, that is for sure. Maybe because there are so many different strains. I had planned to but did not get in on it because of the dino, it showed up a day or two after I said I wanted to join! I didn't want to buy a bunch of coral then kill it all. I am kinda bummed, I wanted that shag priority.
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    22g Mr Aqua AIO - BATTLEBOX IS HERE!!!

    Thanks! I totally agree with you, I lost much of my diversity on my rock in my last move as I left the rock in a bin and no light with a powerhead for a long time. I am working on setting up a frag tank and would like to order live rock for the frag tank and to seed my other tanks to bring that diversity back. I am going to continue with the coral snow which should catch any floaters in the water at night to pull them out.
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    WV Reefer's 75 Gallon Big and Dirty

    LRS fish frenzy is basically everything in 1 pack. Their website shows how they make it: http://www.larrysreefservices.com/our-ingredients.html Anyone concerned with the long term effects of garlic? There was some evidence posted in a study that garlic damaged the liver and kidneys of fish. It was high doses but I just use it for new fish/picky fish, not long term as fish don't eat garlic in the wild and I am not certain it is healthy for them so I try to stay away.
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    WV Reefer's 75 Gallon Big and Dirty

    I get algae with flakes but unrinsed frozen is no problem and the juice feeds the coral and small organisms. I think frozen food like LRS is healthier than dry foods imo.
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    Corals for beginners???

    Pavona coral under SPS.....practically unkillable
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    Clowning Around...

    Still clowns? 😛
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    Neither of my clownfish seem to want to host my anemone? Any tips?

    I am going off topic...but Mai tai clowns are a cross with a bonded pair and the female being a perc but that is the only personal pair I know of. There is an old thread on here somewhere with pics of them and their eggs and offspring. Obviously it is unusual and my guess is that female perc is large and mean to keep the maroon a male.
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    Hanna Alk Calibration/Accuracy

    I have had my hanna give odd readings before, so I bought that kit to check calibration. It worked great and proved it was the REAGENT that was bad and not the hanna checker. Got a new reagent, problem solved. Stability is the main thing though. It doesn't really matter much if your alk is 7.6 or 8.2 so long as it is stable. These are hobby grade test kits so don't even expect any of them to be pinpoint accurate.