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  1. Thought I'd post some progress pics. I've added a few things, and dressed up the stand a little. I added a frogspawn it has 2 heads and if what I read online..a third is on the way...it's grown nice. I added my fist sps , an ora stylophora. I am seeing considerable growth on it. These are my candy canes, started out as 3 small heads but they have really grown. I added some alveapora which is visible in the bottom of that pic, it's growing nicely as well. Neon green nepthia has grown as well the devil's hand. I closed up the stand with some distressed leather fabric for a different look, and added a small shelf unit holding all the controllers and power strips. Finally...the FTS....far from done and not as stellar as some tanks...but it's working and growing so I'm happy.
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    Anyone have Ice cap 1k experience

    I tried running one in my 30 gal cube...24x24x12...was way too much for frogspawn and other lps but probably would have been fine for sps, I tried everything turning it down, using only 1 side etc. These things move alot of water
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    Yet another T5 4 bulb combo question

    I run 2x blue+ and 2x Coral +...is a blueish white.
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    Zoa issue/ problem

    Several weeks ago, I lost a small colony of zoas to zoa pox, it was on a plug, so I pulled it from DT as soon as I realized it was in trouble. Now...I have a larger colony of this same zoa mixed into a larger colony of a different color zoa and all the zoas matching the color of the colony I lost are closing. Is it possible for this disease to Target 1 color morph and not the others? All of my other zoas are fine. I see no signs of pox on the closed zoas. Am I just being paranoid? Water parameters are fine.
  5. Bought a skimz quiet pro from him... shipped same day.. would def but from him again
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    "blister" on stylophora

    Ok...I'll watch it...seems to be an odd spot for new growth but I am no expert at all....thanks for the advice
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    "blister" on stylophora

    I an currently maintaining calc and all through water changes, I do plan to start kalk ,but just haven't started yet. The tips are not bleached, I have noticed some encrusting over the epoxy that it was glued down with..the bubble has grown somewhat, and the polyps on the bubble seem smaller than the normal polyps
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    "blister" on stylophora

    I've had it about 4 weeks..the "blister" does have polyps but it is somewhat transparent
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    "blister" on stylophora

    My first sps...there is what I can only describe as a blister near the base of my stylo ... normal? Disease?...water parameters are all good..tank is 5 months old..maybe to soon for sps? Thanks
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    New 24" Makers LED Heatsink

    Willing to ship?
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    First SPS ..I could use some advice

    I was considering using a hot knife to zip the tip of the plug off...was just concerned with glueing over the encrusted portion of the coral
  12. I bought this ORA stylophora from Live Aquaria and was unaware of the different plugs they use. My problem is, even if I cut the tip off of the plug the coral is encrusted around the bottom of the top...how do I attach this to my rockwork? Should I cut the frag away from the plug or glue over what has encrusted?
  13. Cool product! I wish you much success!!
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    Blenny's are funny

    It's all good!
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    Blenny's are funny

    I know it's based on mood, I was more or less being rhetorical....wonder what they are thinking...like...OMG here comes a human...better change color....lol