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  1. Looks good but I would suggest moving the coral feeding date to it's own column. This will help normalize your records and make it easier to track feedings in the future.
  2. Now I am curious, is there a specific species list that would be more suitable for picos, vases, etc. ?
  3. Only in my planted FW as well. I had a lot of black beard algae and squirting flourish directly on the algae would kill it. The flourish in conjunction with my army of Neocaridnia shrimp cleared up a hefty black beard algae infestation in a couple of weeks.
  4. I actually really like the look of the LifeRock. and as others have said, the dry rock colors up pretty quick, the picture in my avatar is my old tank that was done with dry rock. It started to get some green algae at ~2 months and coraline ~3 months. In the picture it's probably about 8 months old (for reference)
  5. Oh wow. I haven't come across a clear one in my searches. Who makes this one?
  6. I was able to find some videos. It looks like he fed a light and heater through a cut in the canister filter and put silicone over the hole or something like that. I wonder if the silicone bandage would be any weaker than pumping an Aqua Lifter through a food container with a gasket that's plumbed with airline fed through drill holes, especially with a stronger pump on the canister?
  7. Hmm I wonder if something like this would work better then? A canister would be opaque; I was thinking with a clear container macro could also grown in the container.
  8. I have been thinking lately of ways to add a refugium / water volume / live rock to smaller tanks that a hang on back filter wouldn't fit on to, nicely. What I have been thinking might work is taking a threaded, food safe food storage container like these: Then drilling 2 holes in the top for inserting airline ( plumbed like a slip coupling), with one airline port being the input from the Aqua Lifter ( which is pulling water from the tank) and the other being the return to the tank. I am assuming it would function similarly to a canister filter, but with less pressure due to the low flow rate of an Aqua Lifter (3.5 g.p.h.) pump. Would the Aqua Lifter work for a set up like this or would the pressure still be likely to leak through the threads / slip coupling?
  9. Perfect answer. I hadn't thought of culturing pods/ phyto for feeding with a dosing system before. I had always thought of it more of a task for separate aquarium or a gang on back unit to avoid a centrifugal pump.
  10. Interested in your live feed set up. Are you feeding constantly? How are you ensuring that you do not feed quicker than the foods can reproduce?
  11. You will probably want a light that covers a bit more of the spectrum than just an all blue one (even if blue spectrum is generally accepted as the most useful for coral growth).
  12. Regular maintenance could negate any build up.
  13. I've been curious as to whether or not a sponge filter in a small aquarium would be able to create enough flow to support some very easy corals. Any insights/anecdotes are appreciated!
  14. Does anyone know if they will be doing a smaller size evo similar to the sec III?
  15. It shouldn't matter much if you heat and reheat but do watch out for evaporation; seal the container if you are storing for an extended time.
  16. 12x12x12, clear back, not drilled. I would like this tank to start a macro/ inverts tank!
  17. I'll see what I can do about pics. I know I have one free little piece thats been hanging out but the rest is taking over my rock; I would have to see if I could get it off for you. I do not have any pics at the moment but will try to get some soon.
  18. Chiming in here from UIC area as well. I have GSP, too much GSP.
  19. I had a small mushroom and I put a small piece of rock rubble in the bottom of a shot glass and put the mushroom on top of it. I let it sit for like a week and a half, then glued the rock down.
  20. Interesting! I would have never thought that eggs would survive freezing. I do not believe so, they are to the best of my knowledge sold as mysid shrimp.
  21. After visiting a local LFS and noticing Mysid in one of their holding tanks I realized I kind of liked the look of them scooting around, another level of complexity and entertainment. I was wondering how big, or rather how small of a system one could get away with and be able to raise them. I have heard that they are cannibalistic towards their offspring and thus are hard to culture. But, I am not looking to culture mass quantities, just have a stable population. Any personal anecdotes or facts are welcome regarding the upkeep or cannibalism rates of mysid shrimp. Thank you!
  22. Chicago: New Fish ( Wicker Park Chicago) Pros: Decent Pricing and a nice sized selection of smaller frags. Also, there is a 600+ gallon system set up in the shop. Cons: It is a smaller shop, if that matters.
  23. I have been using Instant Ocean Reef Crystals. There are some more expensive brands that are supposedly much purer and of better quality (hw-reefer, etc). But, as mentioned by ETucc, if you are only keeping soft/ LPS a water change should suffice any dosing requirements. From what I have heard when it comes to salt, stability and consistency are much more important than brand.
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