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  1. jdmcbuilt

    IM Nuvo 10 help

    This is one of the reason I got the ATO. Lol we actually travel quite a bit during the summer here in Arizona. Winter time we spend alot of time at home.
  2. jdmcbuilt

    IM Nuvo 10 help

    Great example of needing an ATO. Lol. Why didnt i think of that.
  3. jdmcbuilt

    IM Nuvo 10 help

    I definitely respect. Just trying to make it easier for new comers. This hobby is always trial and error. What we have learned in this hobby and what means more to us might be good advice to others. If they choose not to have ATO thats great. But in my experience this is 1 less thing I have to worry about And for a new comer will have alot of learning to do to succeed soo if we can help eliminate a process its just to express the luxury or novelty of having something help you manage. You dont need a million dollars to have a reef tank. I get it. Just trying to help a new comer not forcing him to get it.
  4. jdmcbuilt

    Fluconazole Day 1

    It looks 10x better. Stay patient. If your levels are acceptable dont do a water change keep at it.
  5. jdmcbuilt

    Planing on AI Prime HD for 10 gallon - Unless...

    Lmao. Thats what i say everytime i walk into my LFS and i see the red sea 650. Man "I shouldve just bought one of these" lol every time.
  6. jdmcbuilt

    Planing on AI Prime HD for 10 gallon - Unless...

    Lol. I spend the same amount of money I have spent on my 75g. I try to save the best I can. But its hard to avoid.. Kessil are Great lights nice shimmer too. I had the 1st gen micmol on my first 10g nano. That light grew anything I would throw at it.
  7. jdmcbuilt

    Planing on AI Prime HD for 10 gallon - Unless...

    Always Buy local whenever you can.
  8. jdmcbuilt

    Planing on AI Prime HD for 10 gallon - Unless...

    Go all out. literally break the bank for a nano tank hahahaha.
  9. jdmcbuilt

    Planing on AI Prime HD for 10 gallon - Unless...

    Micmol for price. Works great No noise. Looks like Apple made it lol. Keep following my build ill have the light on my tank as soon as it cycles. Orphek is pricey but a hell of a light. Alot of these unknown brands to us in the states are being used overseas while we continue to use. AI, kessils, radions, nanobox(great usa made). But the "Luxury" of having an app on your phone to control the spectrum sunrise and sunset and scheduling is more of a novelty especially when you start to add the lighting lol. But your choice. On and off scheduling is all you need. Consider how many times people re sale the led lights. If you see them up for sale constantly theres usually a reason. Nanobox goes toe to toe with AI prime. Radions do great and look great. But everyone is considering price. Micmol great light used overseas a lot but not known in the states. Kessil Great on and off option with some adjustability. Aquamaxx great on and off options. Wavepoint on and off and its grows lps and softies. Lol all these light can grow anything. It come down to what your willing to pay for. I wont pay for over priced cars when all of them are similar and made by the same company. Jetta/audi a4 same cars. Tiguan/audi Q3. Acura luxury/ honda average. Same company same platforms. Chevy/gmc same trucks and suvs lol GMC OVERPRICED. Maserati made by farrari but car is worthless once driven off the lot. Great car analogy but i still believe we as consumers pay way to much for LUXURY not considering other options or quality out there due to popularity or media marketing. We as people buy the BEST to show off the best. You buy a bad ass car to show off. You buy a badass light to show off and tell evryone you did the same as evrryone else lol. It boils down the to how deep are your pockets for some LUXURY and novelty.
  10. jdmcbuilt

    IM Nuvo 10 help

    With kids and work. I dont have time to worry about evaporating water. Lol Work 7a-4p Monday thru Friday Mon-sons karate Tuesday- sons swim practice Wed- sons karate Thursday- sons swim practice Friday- duaghters swim lesson Sat- lawn chores, sons swim, sons karate, daughters swim lesson. Sun-house duties. Life is more important than evaporated water. Lol I'm just saying. 10 mins out of my day when something else can manage this for you. Convenience. But to eaches own. Successful you can be for sure. But time management and my kids are more important than my reefing hobby. Since he is home it would work for him for sure.
  11. jdmcbuilt

    IM Nuvo 10 help

    Research is key lol. I use media rack to grow cheato. Ato is just 1 thing less I want to be concerned about. That's all. For pumps though all the ones I said are great. At that point it's up to you.
  12. jdmcbuilt

    IM Nuvo 10 help

    Trying to help you enjoy your tank instead of constantly filling with rodi. These 10 gallons evaporate water like crazy. Filter sock sucks. Buy a media rack and fill with filter floss or media of choice. Your asking for our opinons but your stuck on what your LFS has told you already. I never used filter floss in my nuvo 10 no need. I had gfo and carbon whit cheato that grew like weeds. ATO are key in reef tanks. To maintain salinity. Of course people manually do it. But you wont regret it. This would be your first reef tank or sw tank in general. Wayyy different than FW.
  13. jdmcbuilt

    IM Nuvo 10 help

    Sicce 1.0 Rio 600 or 800. I've never had issue with Rios. Just from personal experience. Smaller Mighty jet. All those pumps should give you plenty flow. ATO is not a luxury its stability. Upgrade filter to a media rack. To maybe do cheato or keep it simple with chemipure.
  14. jdmcbuilt

    Fluconazole Day 1

    Take all filter media out. Your just fighting the battle with your self. Start over if its not what you expected. This stuff works but you have to follow it to a tee. Remove all media. Dont over think your nutrients. Our systems are technically their own ecosystems . Buy reef flux. Add the correct dosage. Follow thru till day 15 for water change. Stir in tank water and keep powerheads on while dosing. Its known not to do anything if your spot dosing. Dont feed fish like you normally would do, skip a day or two. To help control the nutrients your worried about. Once under control. Continue to your regular feeding schedule and add all media back. I suggest using GFO instead of Phosguard it contains aluminium oxide. Chemipure elite or chemipure blue works great. Otherwise GFO and carbon in bulk and it should last you awhile.
  15. jdmcbuilt

    Fluconazole Day 1

    When I dosed, I did 8 capsules of reef flux for 85 gallon. If he stops messing with it. I think it would work. Sometimes patience is the best medicine. Which all reefers struggle with. But if he doesnt change the water or do anything else and cuasing more nutrients to be agitated. He should be standing tall soon. GHA takes alot longer than bryopsis to kill.
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