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    GHA or Dinophlagelates?

    Do all of those things and also consider lighting to be a possible contributor. Maybe they are running for too long of a duration or they are not set to the right spectrum (red and green LEDs are being ran too high, for example).
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    What in tarnation is this stuff!?..

    like I said, supercar. lol I switched a few of my grow out systems from Hydra HDs to Radion XR30 G4s. When I did the switch I just matched the PAR levels but even still we were burning up corals that we have been growing out for 4-5 years FAST. I attribute this to the more focused/pinpointed lenses. We dropped the PAR levels down quite a bit and haven't had any issues what so ever since. We have recently added the diffusors and upped the intensities to make up for it. I am a huge fan of the lights as well as the diffusors if needed. We do not run the diffusors on our SPS systems.
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    What in tarnation is this stuff!?..

    To me, the Radion G4 is like a high end super car. It's capabilities have no limits but it's going to need some tuning.
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    What in tarnation is this stuff!?..

    What type of light? Some lights like certain black boxes have the red/green running on the same line as the white so you are not able to turn them down and forced to run them at whatever intensity the white leds need to be ran at. It doesn't sound like this is the case for you but it's just something that I felt was worth mentioning. I would highly recommend checking your tank with a PAR meter if you haven't already. Your lighting is literally a guessing game until you fine tune it with a PAR meter. Some shops will rent them out for the day which is plenty of time to check, adjust, and check as your adjusting.
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    What in tarnation is this stuff!?..

    As previously mentioned above: clean it out, starve it out, and wait it out. I want to add a huge algae contributor that is often overlooked with many high functioning LEDs... red and green LEDs should be ran at very low intensity. If not they would cause any algae growth to increase, add some nutrients and it’s taking over.
  7. Actually I had a house fire which wasn't tank related which left us displaced for 16 months as well as caused the tank to be without power/heat. The tank was the least of my problems after having half of my house burn down so I literally just turned my back on it and threw it in a dumpster a few weeks later- in its entirety. The tank, reactor, skimmer, kessil, mp10... now that the house is rebuilt and I want another tank I am not sure what I was thinking Here is the most recent image I have of the tank, it's from 4/2014. Edit: I maintain aquariums professionally. The clown trigger was ordered for a 700 gallon aggressive tank and that is what I received. They're my favorite fish and I decided to keep it as the third fish in my tank at the time until it matured a little and was able to move into a larger system. I kept it with a pair of percula clowns and one of the clowns mysteriously disappeared. I assumed the clown trigger got to it.. I replaced the clown with a watchman goby and they were all pretty peaceful after that. The one thing I did do after the fire was have a friend delivery the 3.5" trigger to my client where it still lives today.. it is around 8" now.
  8. I haven't had a tank in a while and I am looking to get back into it. I have a few options as far as tanks go. I can get a used Red Sea C250, it's a 65 gallon and it comes with the stand. Also included are the 2 return pumps, skimmer and skimmer pump, hood/lighting/fans. I would need to replace the lighting, and I would probably get a Hydra or 2 and the hood would come off. I also think I would get new return pumps. The tank has some scratches on the front corners, which are usually a pain in the ass to clean as it is curved glass. The plus sides of this tank for me is the size. For the same cost I could get a brand new Innovative 20 gallon drop off tank or a 30-40 gallon AIO without a stand. I would of course need a Hydra for this as well. The plus sides of this tank for me is that it's brand new. I have had IM tanks before and I liked the way they worked. I also really like the idea of a drop off tank if thats what I were to get, but I am kind of let down by its size. To Sum Up: 65 gallon Red Sea with stand, need return pumps and lighting, tank has some scratches in corners VS brand new (but smaller) Innovative 20 gallon drop off/30/40 gallon AIO would need to get a stand as well as lighting. Both options are around the same cost. Which do you think is the best option? I am wondering if I am limited to only buying Red Sea return pumps and skimmers, or can I fit another brand/size return pump back there as well as maybe a Aquamaxx HOB skimmer? That would be an ideal setup for me-- minus the scratches.
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    JayPagi's Shallow Reef

    Nice! I've loved this tank for a while now. I was one of the first people to comment on this thread once you made it. I was admiring your stand and hoping to use one for a new build that I was planning... Sadly, this build is still in the planning stages and I haven't even chosen a stand yet. How's the Ikea stand working out for you now?
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    Still available? I'm in Jersey.
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    Autotopoff.com is pretty much the only ATO that hasn't failed me yet.
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    Scape criticism please

    Yeah I agree, it does look thrown in. I don't really see any good spots for corals.
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    Live Aquaria: Reliable?

    I maintain reef tanks and I do have a few wholesalers that I deal with directly. These places are great for me to get run of the mill stuff- like clean up crews and some basic fish. When I really want to wow a customer and get them a great piece of coral I usually go through Divers Den. Everything has always arrived alive and looks incredible within hours.
  14. I'm planning to do a false wall/AIO type of system. This is going to be the 3rd tank in my home, and it's in my bedroom... I am looking for silence. It seemed as if Lawnman thought that I was seeking advice on HOB filters/non-drilled tanks, when all I said was that I was looking for an online retailer for these tanks. I am aware of the benefits, disadvantages, and differences of each.
  15. Perfect! Thank you. Google wasn't showing that.