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Water Dog

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    Fairfield, CT
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    Reef Keeping, Competitive Sailing, Sea Kayaking & Fly Fishing

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  1. Water Dog

    Purple algae in reef tank

    Before we get into how to fix your issues, we really need to know more information about your tank. What is your maintenance routine, water change schedule, source water (tap, distilled, RODI?), what are you using for filtration and why are you running your lights 24/7? With this information, we can begin to work on eliminating causes that will help you be successful in this hobby. Without answers to these questions, we won’t be able to help you.
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    Purple algae in reef tank

    Cyano it is... How old is your tank?
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    Brand new Eshopps R-200 Fuge/Sump in CT

    Bump Price reduction - $180 Also includes the stock pair of 3’ flex hoses (not pictured).
  4. I have a brand new, never used Eshopps R-200 refugium/sump for sale. Comes with the original 7" 200 micron felt filter sock, 4 additional 7" 100 micron nylon mesh filter socks, an Advanced Acrylics 7" filter sock silencer and the original box. The sump measures 30"x14"x16". Only selling because I was originally going to build a 3/4" plywood stand for my 57 gallon tank. My table saw stinks and I couldn't get perfectly square cuts. 😞 Ended up building a 2x4 stand and it's about 1.5" too wide to fit. 😫 $200 local pickup only in Fairfield, CT I will also be going to Reef-A-Palooza - NYC on Sunday 6/24 and can bring it with me if you'd like to meet up with me there.
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    Traveling With Corals

    If you’re patient, deals can be had towards the end of the show on Sunday. A lot of these vendors will give decent discounts at the end of shows as many of them would rather not have to deal with bringing a bunch of stock back home.
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    WTB O2Surplus board

    See if you could buy one from Dave from Nanobox.
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    Coral ID - I think I've made a mistake.

    Acan enchinatas are known to be more aggressive as they can send out very long and powerful sweepers out at night to attack and kill nearby corals. Rest easy, you will not have any issues with long, stinging sweepers with the Acan that you purchased.
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    Progress on Orders : Check your order and others!

    That last one looks like a Stella special!
  9. Maybe @DaveFasoncan help...
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    Are all T-5 fixtures the same?

    Although the Giesemann is undoubtedly the prettier fixture at a much higher cost, the ATI is by far, the better performing fixture at a much better price point. This comparison thread over on RC is quite eye opening on how much the Giesemann Matrixx II suffers in terms of output loss due to the lack of active bulb cooling. http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2555781
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    I have no dog in this fight, but if this is the same @mcarroll that I’ve sparred with from time to time, especially over lighting (Hi Matt! ) on another forum. Then, he actually has a lot of insight to offer based on decades of experience and knowledge about the intricacies of being successful in our beloved reef hobby.
  12. AP700 & diffusers - SOLD Canopy mounts still available - $30 shipped
  13. Selling a Kessil AP700 with 6 months of use. It has been updated to the latest firmware version 3.4 and comes with the slight diffuser lenses and brand new canopy mounts - $625 shippedPM is key. PayPal and CONUS only.
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    kinetic Red Sea Reefer 170

    I’ve found that when a tank is too clean, 0 NO3 and 0 PO4 is when dinos rear their ugly head. When I had my Biocube running, I fought a minor GHA outbreak with GFO and Vibrant. Nutrients went to 0 and GHA died off. However, with an almost sterile tank and no other algae to outcompete them, the dinos thrived. In my new set up, I plan to feed my fish heavily, skim and run an ATS... no chemicals. Hopefully, keeping NO3 and PO4 detectable and more importantly in balance in combination with running an ATS will keep the dinos at bay.