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    Nothing's impossible,Some things are just harder than others
  • Birthday 01/23/1959

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  1. Nice. Looking forward to seeing it all put together.
  2. Where do you get your tank water from? Sorry if you already answered this queation .
  3. Remember brother. I mentioned early on. No need for water changes or lighting during the cycle. Lighting only promotes algae growth and water changes will slow down the cycling process. Since you have dry rock it will take a bit longer. Just be patient . It takes a bit of time. Some people have added a bit of frozen shrimp to their tanks to help speed up the cycling . Ive never tried it. You can read up on that and see if its something that will help you speed it up. Good luck
  4. Be careful with the carpet. They can get very big under the right conditions . Start with the clean up crew then move on from there. Little by little. A small tank can get overloaded quickly. You want to allow the bacteria to keep up with the animal load.
  5. dling

    power strips

    That looks nice and clean. Thanks. I have 3 power strips two held by screws on the side of the stand and the other is sitting on top of my chiller. I plan on upgrading all 3 one at a time and relocating the on chiller to the side of the stand. Hope this never happens again. Thanks again for all the help from all.
  6. dling

    power strips

    It was not on the floor. Its was laying on top of my chiller.Well above the floor. The problem was that the water was coming down from the tank into the power strip.. Thanks for all the advice.
  7. dling

    power strips

    So . It appears that location and not the power strip is the better solution. I do like the switching of the individual outlets. That would help with water changes. I unplug the sump return pump and re-plug after the new water has been added. Just flip a switch. Power off ,power on. Nice.
  8. What power strips are recommended for our hobby ? I had the strangest thing happen. Got up to go to work the other morning when I noticed water squirting out of the tank. And of coarse it was going straight into a power strip which had no fault protection. Smoke was starting to come out. Turns out that a snail had gotten onto the tip of the sump return nozzle and caused this. I have since moved the spray nozzle more inward away from the edge of the tank. Had this happened on the weekend when I dont get up at 3am, or if we were away together and no one was home the out come would have been completely different. We would now be homeless. I need better power strips.
  9. Anemones need strong lighting. I would stay away from them until the tank has matured a bit. Also theres no guarantee that the clown will host the anemone. Different clowns host different anemones ,not any clowns with any anemone. My clowns dont even know I have a BTA in the tank with them. They stay in my Elegance coral. Its not what I would prefer . Do you have the tank up and running? I was looking at your first post about what you plan on using . Do some research on the lighting you plan on getting. It may not be enough for corals or anemones. Good luck
  10. You should be fine depending on animal load. Just start slow . Lighting and water changes are not nessary at the beginning.
  11. Looks OK. Would be nice if it where a bit more porous, but it will work.
  12. Thats great that you have a power generator. I now have one also due to a winter storm two years ago. We lost power for three days . Our home was freezing cold and we stayed in a hotel. I lost everything in my tank. We have had a couple of power loses since but the tank keep running. You will have a lot of time and money invested in your new hobby and a power generator is a must as I discovered the hard way. Have fun and post some pics soon.
  13. I stayed in New Delhi for 9 weeks while working at the Hindon AFB. in 2015. The city suffered from rolling black outs. The power just went out ,even at the air force base. Do you have the same problem ? That wouldn't be good for such a small reef tank for any length of time . Some sort of battery back up for water movement would be needed. Good luck with your new hobby. Its very addictive . I see a bigger tank in your near future.
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