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About TheKleinReef

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    Name's Roger, Hi There!
  • Birthday 06/14/1992

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    Streamwood, IL
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  1. What’s your take on coral feeding...?

    1. Do you feed or not Yep. 2. What type of foods do you use. ( reef roids, reef chili, rods food, reef nutrition products, make your own etc) Reef roids, BRS reef chili, mysis, silversides (for the nem/plate), amino acids, Acropower, KZ coral vitalizer, KZ sponge power, KZ pohl's xtra, KZ B balance, KZ K balance, cyclopeeze 3. Do you spot feed or broadcast feed or do both. Depends on my mood. If I'm super motivated I'll spot feed each coral, if not I just turn the return pump off and set the vortechs to feed mode and broadcast feed the whole tank. 4. How often do you feed/ what is your feeding schedule. 2-3x per week 5. What kind of success/failures have you experienced? Initially I over fed the KZ products and got a nasty slime algae goop that would grow everywhere, once I honed everything in I saw improvements in color and polyp extension.
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    Screen Shot 2017-10-14 at 10.26.24 AM by Roger Klein, on Flickr
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    What are the tops AIOs right now, something with a good skimmer section/media reactor section preferably, but that;s not too big of an issue since I'll be doing daily automated water changes anyway.
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    20-30g AIO Apex DOS: auto water change setting Radion Mp10 some form of ato got it.
  5. R65

    Nope. LPS/SPS tank. Never been a fan of soft coral
  6. R65

    Well it’s technically not my tank, if it’s does stay up it’ll probably be kept low and softy dominate Also debating on doing a simple AIO rather than a 20L for option 1
  7. R65

    Thank yah. I won't be moving anything, it'll be a brand new system. The 65g is staying in Illinois unless the parents don't want it. Then I'll break it down, use what I can/want, and sell what I don't. Part of me wants something small and simple while being simultaneously high tech and automated. I don't really want a big big tank right now.
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    Life update: I'm still in a rental house that doesn't allow pets or "water hold furniture" so I'm assuming that means aquariums. I have a consult for surgery on 10/23 regarding my torn hip labrum and femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) yippee. Surgery is likely going to be in late October or early November. I'll be unable to work after surgery for a few months. yippee. To keep my mind occupied I've been planning a future tank. It's likely going to be pretty budget friendly, it will not be my forever tank. Option 1: Uber simple 20L c canister filter Radion + mp10 + apex module Apex 2 BRS dosing pumps programmed to auto change water ~1g per day. one to pump water out and another to pump water in. Not quite sure how to ensure it's perfectly even. Small ATO Option 2: simple but upgradeable 20Lor even 40B with my old CPR overflow and sump at home. radion + mp10 + apex module New apex + equipment for an (auto) waterchange system. for the WC system I'm debating on just using a valve to drain the water and using an optical/float sensor attached to a pump to have the pump turn on until the sensor is activated or have 2 pumps (one to pump the water out and another to pump the water in, still using a sensor to prevent over filling). 2 pumps would be much easier to make truly automated, but I'm not sure how to make sure both pumps are pumping equally. The goal is 2g per day. Option 3: stop messing with mini setups and save up for forever-tank (36x36x18) Thoughts, opinions, advice? Thanks
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    I'm hoping for a 80+g but yeah 10 does seem excessive now that I think about it. maybe 5 wrasses total is more realistic.
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    Random question. How many leopard wrasses/coris wrasses would play nice together? could I have a tank with 5 or so of each? how about chalk bass and other basslets (swalesi, candy)?
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    I joined the hobby 6 years ago today. 328628_10150331492468769_1156944111_o by Roger Klein, on Flickr
  12. SouthReef -- Bye bye Red Planet!

    I remember how long you waited to get the dang thing growing/branching! That is truly amazing!
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    Nope, I'm staying out West as of right now.
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    Job offer! Time to start planning and collecting equipment!
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    PH usually swings between 8.2 and 8.48 Yep yep. I'm really liking the look. Only a few minutes of thought. Hahah. They all look pretty decent except the elk horn, it didn't like the dip. Paled out on me.