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  1. seabass

    Healthy Light Cycle w/o Sun Features?

    Same; no ramping up here either. BAM it's day; and just as suddenly, 7 hours later, it's night.
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    Fish Sitter - Going Rate?

    I miss Kat's tank sitter posts.
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    Nano Fish with Small Mouths Feeding Issue

    A bit off topic, but I like to dump a few flakes into the return section of my sump. It chops up the food and disperses it throughout the tank.
  4. seabass

    Emergency lighting help!!!

    I hope that it continues to color up. $5 is a good buy no matter what color it turns out to be.
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    Huge Drs. Foster and Smith clearance sale

    But that's the 175 gallon bucket; right? I'm wondering if it's the smaller size that's making them box it. Still, it seems like a rookie mistake. Am I wrong, or is carrying those 175 gallon buckets (with one hand) uncomfortable? I've started wishing that some company would ditch these standard sizes and start packing four 25 gallon bags into a box. Most people could comfortably carry the whole box around (only around 33 lbs). You're welcome, IPS drivers. Plus you could mix a single 25 gallon bag in a typical 32 gallon Brute container (which would be nice for people with larger tanks). It would also prevent settling during shipping, and prevent clumping due to humidity. Yeah I've managed to turn a bucket of salt mix into a brick by leaving the top off at night in the summer. And while those buckets are super handy to have around, eventually you have enough of them. Yeah I know they offer 200 gallon boxes. But those are even heavier and you can't mix a whole bag in a typical Brute can. OK, enough of my rantings about salt mix.
  6. seabass

    MetroKat's Reefer: Need About Tree Fiddy

    Some think they can't survive as scavengers because they are predators and might need more meaty food (or be fed). The shells are sure pretty though.
  7. seabass

    Emergency lighting help!!!

    White BTA? That doesn't sound good. It probably hasn't gotten enough light. IDK, I've never used one. But I'd guess it'd be more than you need; however, it is dimmable.
  8. seabass

    Huge Drs. Foster and Smith clearance sale

    Kind of depends on the humidity.
  9. seabass

    Huge Drs. Foster and Smith clearance sale

    I don't get it. It's like they've never shipped salt before. Weird.
  10. seabass

    Emergency lighting help!!!

    IDK: https://www.amazon.com/Phlizon-Dimmable-Decoration-Saltwater-Freshwater/dp/B074DRCVC4/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1532049414&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=reef+led&psc=1 or maybe a couple of these: https://www.amazon.com/ABI-Coral-Optimized-Spectrum-11-Band/dp/B073V5V5JP/ref=sr_1_6?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1532049508&sr=1-6&keywords=reef+led+bulb
  11. seabass

    Emergency lighting help!!!

    Well, it will be fine for a couple of days. What type of tank do you have? What's your budget?
  12. seabass

    Nitrates Crazy High after cycle!

    That's what I'd do.
  13. seabass

    Nitrates Crazy High after cycle!

    For the sake of argument, let's say it's closer to 40 ppm. Then if you change another 80%, the level should drop to 8 (which is acceptable).
  14. seabass

    MetroKat's Reefer: Need About Tree Fiddy

    That's a nice name for that whelk (Babylonia). Some say they are reef safe, others don't. Don't keep it with a clam. They might eat other snails too.
  15. I recommend changing all the water after the biofilter is established. This will export the nitrate (and nitrite, and even the remaining ammonia). Wait a day just to make sure there is no ammonia. At this point, don't dose additional ammonia. Remember wait a bit longer before adding pods. An auto top off unit will replace the evaporated water with freshwater. All of the nutrients, salt, minerals, etc will stay in the tank, so it's not like a water change. Yes, you want to top off your tank during the cycle (to maintain the salinity level).
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