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About xCry0x

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  1. Montipora Dying?

    Hard to tell from pic but I would go google search montipora eating nudibranch. I had introduced them into my tank and had them decimate a spongodes; took me embarrassingly long to realize that is what was going on. If you can blow the little white things off with a turkey baster that is probably what they are.
  2. Chalices on walls?

    For me it depends on the chalice. My avatar chalice every night goes crazy and every mouth has feeders out and it sends out sweepers 5+" long. My large miami hurricane very rarely does has any type of feeder extension and my mummy eye sometimes sends them out but nothing remotely as long as the avatar. Pretty sure the avatar is a mycedum genus though; which may be why it behaves differently. The hurricane and mummy eye actually touch eachother and don't seem to harm eachother; the avatar has been killing the mummy eye where they touch.
  3. Spare v2 board?

    Follow up on my thread about wiring v2 and v3 together -- anyone happen to have a spare v2 board laying around by any chance? =) Going to retrofit my rsm 250 hood w/ a nanobox set up using my old duo and someone happened to have 1 v2 chip laying around; a 2nd would be great so I can set it up as a 4x array! Otherwise will likely just buy a one off v3. Thanks!
  4. Wire v2 and v3 together?

    Ah got it -- the 700h drivers support ~ 13 LEDs and since the v2 are 2 channel right now 2 drivers handle 12 each. If I added 1 more board I would need another driver to handle the 12 new lights -- 2 drivers to then split them for blue/white control. That is a bit unfortunate as it complicates things a bit - would set it up for just using 4 boards at that point. Another way to look at it, I guess, is that by going that route I can re-use everything I have today -- and basically add another duo. Run 2 duo heatsinks like a quad. Wonder if Dave has any more v2 chips laying around collecting dust =) My goal is to make use of this duo I have on my current tank. Would also have to consider, at that point, removing 4 of the t-5s since 4 nanobox boards by themselves would likely be enough to cover a 37"L 16" D tank. I do like the t-5 supplementation and also shading prevention =) The bulb and power cost though..
  5. Wire v2 and v3 together?

    Hm -- would I need new drivers because it is a v2 & v3? I have two channels right now going through lDD-700H drivers - figured as long as I didn't try to go 4 channel on the v3 I could just wire it together with the v2s and run them through the same drivers to avoid having to complicate things. Figured I'd likely need a new power supply so thanks for heads up on that - current one is a 90W. Was going to -try- and retrofit the 6 bulb t5 fixture by pulling out the 2 middle t5's and cutting a hole in the reflector to recess a ~2"x24" heat sink. Figured I could use everything with my Duo and add in another led board + a new power supply and convert it for ~$100. Only concern I had was if the proximity to the t5s would overheat the led board. Might try to wrap the reflector around the bulbs to shield the LED. =) How much would shipping to 94553 be? ~$8 for a usps flat rate envelope? Might have to take you up on that since the $55 v3 wouldn't be well used. Thanks for the offer!
  6. Wire v2 and v3 together?

    Anyone know if there would be an issue running a v3 in line with 2 v2s? Have an older v2 model nanobox duo; looking to gut it for a LED retrofit for my RSM250 tank. Want to run 3 nanobox arrays in conjunction with t5 - 2 wouldn't cut it to cover the tank well enough. Thanks
  7. Best way to run GFO in my nuvo 10?

    1) Go to the dollar store, buy a pair of pantyhose 2) Mix carbon/gfo together 3) Put a cup in the leg of pantyhose, cut it, tie it off 4) Throw in rear chamber Been mixing brs gfo/carbon for a while and never have it clump up. Usually eyeball about a 4:1 ratio carbon:gfo. Of course, a reactor is better as it forces a certain GPH of water through the media. I used to run a BRS reactor but that always got clogged and really became a giant pain. Not sure about the IM desktop reactors, have come close to buying one a few times.
  8. YW Goby Hiding

    If you have access to their home I found that spot feeding helps for a while to ensure they eat. Eventually they get more comfortable coming out -- mine swims out into the water column to eat. Mine actually swims out with the other fish when it knows it is feeding time.
  9. Nanobox fan -- Dave?

  10. Hey all, I got a nanobox duo a while back and had the upgrade done for a controllable fan. Problem is, the fan control has never worked. The bluefish app lets me set it at either 1% or 100%, any other level results in the fan stopping and making r2d2 style electrical beeping noises. Wondered if anyone else has had a problem with fan controls with a bluefish mini? Dave offered to send a replacement fan - wanted to just double check w/ people before embarking on replacing the fan. Thanks Here is a picture of the nanobox driver box - assuming things are wired correctly there:
  11. Legendary Black Saturday Sale, Official Thread

    And the drawing? =P I want a damn t-shirt!
  12. Lost another sun polyp to something

    I'v been battling pests in my tank - when I wake up in the morning I will take a flashlight to the tank. Have some zoa eating nudi's that I have been battling off. Will wake up in the morning and while the tank is still dark scan the zoas. Pulled out 3 larger ones last week and one grouping of zoas had some babies this AM so got most of those out too. Surprisingly how effective a flashlight in a dark tank is -- all the nasties come out at night. Went on an aptasia rampage last night with kalk paste & flashlight =)
  13. Do you have the dynamic photoperiod set w/ sunrise/sunset? Those override the programmed morning/evening respectively and purely use midday to simulate a natural sunrise/sunset bellcurve.
  14. Does anyone have any experience with these fish?

    Yup - if I had a 40g my top two fish would be a midas blenny and some type of fairy or flasher wrasse, very similar to the tank in that video. Then I would probably do similar to what I have now with some gobies etc -- I am a fan of lots of small fish. Makes things more colorful and active.