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About Orangutran

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    Had many interests until kids came along, so now it's just reefing. :)

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    29g Struggling Reef

    You give me too much credit! lol because I'm now thinking of pressing the reboot button... The algae (cyano and bubble and bryopsis and diatom) is not getting better, since I don't want to lower my nutrients too much or else dinos will make a comeback. So against my better judgement, I used chemiclean (again!) to battle the cyano, but now I think I see a bit of dinos (without the cyano to compete with). It's a never ending cycle... How do I start over, but save the corals I have on my rocks? Is that possible?
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    Made in Africa - A Shallow Reef V2

    Are those chalk bass? How do you like them? Do they swim out in the open? Always considered getting one...
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    Made in Africa - A Shallow Reef V2

    Woohoo! Welcome back!
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    Joevember's 65g reef tank, breaking down my setup

    Where is the new tank build thread?
  5. Baby seahorse still alive and kicking?
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    Vegasgundogs 120gal Planet Aquariums

    I have already sold off or given away a bunch of splits, still left with 2 in my tank, and debating if I should just go without them!! So I feel your pain... Hopefully your system sorts itself out, initially I thought you might not have enough nutrients, but you seem to be ok. ?
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    Banasophia’s Biocube 16 & IM Nuvo 10

    Wow learned something new today! Never heard of this before! Btw, how old is your daughter to want a fish tank? I hope mine would be interested when they're older... ?
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    seachem fusion 2 dosing

    There is a seachem dosing calculator app. :)
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    Mark's 150 (NanoBox Retro)

    Sad to see the slimer go, but it's for the better. If you sold that slimer as frags here, you would be a millionaire (in Canadian $ at least)! So hard to find, and not cheap either.
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    29g Struggling Reef

    Luckily the bryopsis is on the back wall only, so I scrape it off as it grows. The only thing left is the cyano, I'm trying to stay away from chemiclean, so just doing as many water changes / blackouts as possible. I've used chemiclean twice before, and both times it fuelled dinos. Thanks! Not throwing in the towel yet, all the awesome tanks on N-R keeps me motivated. ? I'm always cruising LFS, and it's very hard not to pick up any livestock! Must resist... Appreciate your kind words, especially from a pro like you! ? Learning a lot from this set back. He definitely loves you! I think he's courting you! ?
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    29g Struggling Reef

    TANK UPDATE (last 2 months) DINOS - Dinos wiped out all my sps and lps. Only thing left are zoas and one ric, plus a couple of btas for the clowns. ALGAE - I got rid of the dinos by running my tank dirty and UV, then cyano, diatom, and bryopsis took over with all the extra nutrients HEATER MALFUNCTION - Then, my tank got cooked by my heater! Supposedly there is a defect in the Neo-therm 150w, where the setting would change to 94˚, and you can't lower it! I found out when I stuck my hand in the water and it was like a hot tub! That incident killed my beloved potter's angel. ? My daughter and I were very sad. Cobalt did send me a replacement right away (3 yr warranty), recognizing the defective batch. So, if you have one of these heaters with a code "22/15" on the wire, almost 3 years old, either put it on a controller or get a new heater. PINK STREAK WRASSE - All of a sudden my PSW was swimming sideways on the sand dragging its tail. I thought he was a goner, but he's gotten better the last few days. Not sure if it's old age, or illness. Anyone know how long they live? I've had mine for 2 years 8 months only. LOOKING AHEAD - Will keep battling the algae, and wait for my tank to stabilize before adding anything else. Would love to add more corals again, and some new fish!! Thanks for reading!
  12. Get a neon green birds nest! easy to care for, and grows fast!! It is fine in high nutrients too. Glad to see everyone recovering. ?
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    Chris's IM30 - Time to GROW!

    +1 to the basement sump if your current setup does not work out. ? Dawn and I are bad influences!
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    Muffin's Reef of Love- 30L AIO.

    Great backstory! I think most (if not all) reefers kept some sort of fish as kids, but not piranhas!! The 30L is a nice tank! More pics!