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  1. Archetype

    Any such thing as 3 gallon pico fish?

    Green banded goby all the way. They are very active. Mine stayed out in the open all the time. I've had the trimma and eviota gobies, and while pretty, they don't move around a whole bunch. Just my $0.02.
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    Auto Water Change - 4L Pico

    Honestly, I would just do a 100% water change every week. I had a 1.5 gallon office pico and it took me all of 5 minutes to scrub the glass, stir the sand, empty the tank and fill it back up. Corals, maxi mini anemone and crab didn't seem to mind.
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    FS: eheim return pumps

    Interested in the Pico Skimmer. I will be starting at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin next week, so I can pick it up.
  4. Here are mine: LC Infinite Abyss or LC Solar Flares
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    My First ATI ICP Test - Results Are In!

    I actually got my results in about 10 days. I mailed my ATI ICP on a Monday, and got results the next week on Thursday. It was definitely eye opening for my results. How is your tank doing on ATI essentials?
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    Best skimmer for nuvo 20?

    I have the Reef Glass nano skimmer on my IM Peninsula Drop off and the thing is a beast...you have to wet skim to prevent it from clogging, but it still produces some dark stuff.
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    Chaeto reactor without a sump

    I shut my return pump and the pump that feeds my reactor off last night, and no overflow. It pretty much stayed at the level when the return pump is off. Now, if you plumb your tank, and your reactor is sitting outside your sump....it may overflow. Just design your sump to cover all the excess water when the return pump is off.
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    Chaeto reactor without a sump

    So right now, I have a TLF Phosban 150 that I made into a chaeto reactor on my IM Peninsula Drop off. I have a Sicce Micra plus in the bottom of chamber 1 and I have it emptying into the return chamber. If you have a power outage, the water level in the reactor would only go to the level of the water in the tank. It shouldn't overflow it unless you run a high water level in your AIO chambers. Does that make sense? I run my water level in the return chamber at the height of the last baffle. I can test mine out tonight when I get home from work and let you know.
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    ATI Essentials Manual Dosing

    Started dosing last night. Calculated at 2.8mL of each solution. My Alk was 7.6 dKH prior to dosing solution 1, and it was 7.7 dKH this morning. We will see how it goes.
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    FS: Tanks, algae reactor, refugiums, sumps

    Drop off tank SOLD!!!
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    AIO recommendations

    I've have both versions (acrylic and glass) of the IM peninsula drop offs and both are great tanks. I currently have the glass one set up. Its a great tank, a little pricey. I
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    ATI Essentials Manual Dosing

    I just got ATI essentials yesterday and made the solutions. Will start dosing today. While it might not be the best way to do ATI, it will have to do until I can get my hands on a doser.
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    LF Coralbox Wifi Doser

    Let me know if you have one I can take off your hands.
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    FS: Tanks, algae reactor, refugiums, sumps

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