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About teenyreef

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  1. Just got back from a short trip, and the tank did fine. But the algae is still growing strong and really started to get bad since I wasn't around to keep it under control. Good news though, by letting it grow out, it's structure is more obvious and I can identify it now. The bad news is, it's bryopsis... That does explain why nothing I've done with nutrient control has done anything to the algae. I started to suspect bryopsis about a week ago when adjusting nutrient levels wasn't helping, so I ordered some Fluco then and it came in over the weekend. The fluconazole treatment started tonight! Some ugly algae pics:
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    Les Bon Tanks Rouler - Space-Time Failures

    ...well, my 10g is fully automated And it really helps me keep it going by minimizing the things I have to do day in and day out. If I wasn't keeping sps I'd be all about simpler equipment, though. And I think @Travis has a good point about whether it's worth it for a 10g tank. Automating a 100g tank costs about the same as automating a 10g tank, and you get ten times as much coral porn per automation dollar in the 100g tank. I did eventually upgrade the DP-4 to the BRS dosers, but it was an easier decision for me since I already had the Apex. As far as other dosers go, I don't think you get anything that has the precision you need for a 10g tank until you get into some serious money, like $400+. And then you're right back to "is it worth it for a 10g tank?" Oh, and yes, 1 can of tuna fish, 1 can cream of mushroom soup, 1/2 cup milk. Peas and mushrooms optional. Pour it all on some cooked egg noodles, sprinkle bread crumbs on top, cook for 30 minutes. Enjoy the delicious goodness of a bad tuna noodle casserole recipe made even worse by taking shortcuts to make it easier to fix.
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    TeenyReef's 10g Fusion - New Scape

    Not on this tank. But on the 40g I use the Kamoer X4. Love the hardware and the price. Once I figured out the software, I've been happy.
  4. That would be awesome! I owe you some frags 🙂
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    Les Bon Tanks Rouler - Space-Time Failures

    When I ran my DP-4 I diluted the dosing solution 50%. Later, as I realized the DP-4 doesn't dose the same amount every time, especially when you're only dosing a couple ml at a time, I started diluting it 75%. I think comparing it to a kid in his 20's is pretty good (and funny). It gets the job done as long as you check up on it all the time and have low expectations to begin with
  6. That encrustation is awesome! I think you may way ahead of the rest of us based on that.
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    Harry’s Riddikulus Reefer 350: **NewPhotos**

    Hijacking Harry's thread but what the heck...the BRS dosers are nice because you can control them so much better than any cheap four headed doser. Like Harry said, the DP-4 is especially inaccurate especially in small amounts per dose. The more expensive four headed dosers are better and they usually have some kind of wifi control. Different pump technology is more accurate. But even there you give up Apex control, which is nice if you already have an Apex. One plus for the wifi controllers is for manual dosing, or flushing out tubes, they are way faster. It takes 20 minutes to flush one tube in my Apex setup.
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    Live Free or Reef; Fathers Day Update

    Looks great! Happy Father's Day!
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    seabass's cookie jar (to be retired)

    I'm sorry you took the jar down, but I completely understand as I just took mine down too. You make a great point about the distortion of the glass, that bothered me a little bit, especially for pictures, although I kept forgetting to mention it in my thread. Using the jar as a coral quarantine is a really great idea! I was wondering what to do with mine since it's so easy to set up again. I'm definitely going to use mine as a quarantine too.
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    Sharbuckles 40

    That frostbite rhodi
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    Dawn's multi-level seahorse garden.

    I had a rusty gobie in my 4g pico. He was fun even though he didn't come out much. The tank looks great, good luck with the vacation!
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    TeenyReef's 10g Fusion - New Scape

    I'd also recommend looking at the Icecap K1. It's a newer skimmer that's supposed to fit.
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    TeenyReef's 10g Fusion - New Scape

    I wouldn't recommend the IM Ghost. Too many microbubbles, too loud, not enough skimmate, too hard to adjust. But I have a used one if you want a really good deal 😁
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    TeenyReef's 10g Fusion - New Scape

    I agree. Also the air powered skimmers are much less effective than the pump powered ones. My air powered skimmer needed a new stone every few months. My Eshopps skims as much crap out in a week as the old air stone one did in two months.