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  1. mike c

    Kat's Ol' Max

    Holy crap, Kat!! Your tank has had awesome growth, since the last time Ive been on the forums.
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    Red solo cup safe?

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    Red solo cup safe?

    You shutting the pumps off? With no flow in the water, you might be able to catch it a little better. Although to answer the original question, the Big Red Big Cup will be fine I'm sure.
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    Red solo cup safe?

    Why would you waste a perfectly good, red neck wine glass? I'd use a fine brine net.
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    mike c's Forty-B

    Picked up a few acros from Reef Odyssey, a locally run coral supplier here in Santa Barbara. Some top down, and other random pics for growth comparison. This Pearl Berry was bleaching out when I got it. You can see nice blue starting to come back, on the right side. This was sold to me as a trip color. It was completely bleached. I got to darken up, and now its getting a little lighter, and its polyps are turning bright green. Another milli from Reef Odyssey. Hard to see, but its getting pinkish around the polyps. Red Planet starting to color up.
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    laguna's 40 breeder

    Dude, so sick!!! Some serious reef porn here.
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    mike c's Forty-B

    Welcome to the threads! I may have explained it wrong, but I'm running the full 6 bulbs in the fixture. 3 blue+ ATI's, 2 coral+, and an actinic. I am actually thinking of adding a Reefbrite LED bar. I actually debated the same thing when I was setting my system up. I personally don't think 1 Sol module would be enough. Yes it'll probably grow coral just fine in the middle if the tank, but you'll probably be limited on the outer edges, and/or upper left/right areas of the tank. Its been done, it can work, but I suggest 2 Sols for a 40 breeder.
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    mike c's Forty-B

    Well, its been a while since I've posted anything on my thread. So how's bout a little pic update?! Some recent frags I picked up. Latest FTS
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    ecoxotic panorama led problem

    Same thing happened to me. And I cut my hood to fully expose the heatsinks.
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    mike c's Forty-B

    Lol, probably the the easiest post I've had to answer.
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    mike c's Forty-B

    Thanks!I have an ATO set up, but when I used to top off manually, it was about 8-10 cups daily. So about 1/2 to 3/4 of a gallon. As far as dosing, I only dose Seachem Advantage Calcium powder, and Seachem Builder for Kh. 1tsp of each daily. Kh in the AM, and Ca in the PM. I use 1 1/2 tsp of each, the night, and morning after my water change, as it drops a point. Levels are pretty steady at 9.6-10.0, and 415-420.
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    mike c's Forty-B

    Thanks, brotha! I tried to place that monti frag in a crevice of the rock. Hopefully it'll encrust the rock, and have an even look, opposed to obvious hump that montis have when you leave the frag under them. Know what I mean?
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    mike c's Forty-B

    Thanks, bro. Some top down pics.
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    Please Help with RBTA!

    Established for two years? Frozen cubes, whole? karensroseanemones.net is a good place to start.