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  1. Need help deciding which tank

    I love pensula tanks. I don’t have a good place for one so I’ve not purchased one. But I’m always plotting and scheming good luck and have fun!
  2. Need help deciding which tank

    Consider an ATO unless you are around often enough to add fresh water. This depends on your budget also, do you have one in mind? The lights on the Evo will be fine. What tank shape do you prefer? That will narrow it down. It does not sound like you have a specific light in mind. Are you the type of person that likes to upgrade stuff? If so, get an IM and get the light you ultimately want (within budget). If you are happy with stock and want to try your hand at things to see how it goes, the fluval is nice. If you stay on top of weekly water changes you should not have to dose, in general. Looking forward to hearing what you decide.
  3. Consider starting with one of these profiles shoob1e. I’ve had great results with Karen’s. http://www.aquaillumination.com/signature/
  4. Sorry for the delay. Here is the link to the file I’m now using. There are a few tanks and I’m using Karen’s settings. I have two lights but some of the others have many more. Great results so far, color is back in my sps, vary happy and the colors have a range so the tank looks different as time progresses. If your not sure where to start with setting, consider one of these and modify to your preference. http://www.aquaillumination.com/signature/
  5. Sorry to hear about Burt... It really hits me hard when I lose a fish or coral to the point my wife will ask why I'm down.. I came across this thread and it helped me a bit. https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/is-anyone-else-just-failing.359075/ Your GHA, the CUC should be able to handle that over time. If not, just beef up the crew. I will have to re-read what you have in there.
  6. Buck’s Reef

    An ajustable power head is nice. I think I mounted mine on the back wall going towards the front. If you get a whirlpool at the top it needs to be deeper in the tank. Flow is definitely a personal preference so go with your gut. Before you get another pump, if you decide to, consider a dc pump that is adjustable when you can upgrade. It does not have to be an MP10 there are others out there cheaper.
  7. Buck’s Reef

    Looking good! Yes their stock stand is horrible..
  8. Buck’s Reef

    Welcome!!! Based on the picture someone is already a fan The starfish should be fine, there are a few that are not but most are.
  9. Is my setup allright?

    +1 on the kitchen tank. If the tank is sealed it may be fine, but too much gets airborne in the kitchen, even oils being carried in steam. That may get in the tank and cause a problem. I’m always in the kitchen so would enjoy the tank more, but have not don’t it for reasons noted above.
  10. Tring Getting rid of algae

    I just saw this Blennies would not be part of a cleanup crew. If you get one make sure they are feeding from food you add to the tank. If not they will starve over time. Turbos are good for GHA. Just give them time. In your tank one would be good and see how it goes. If you don’t have enough for them to eat they will starve. But they will keep the algae down. Secure rock or frags since you already mentioned them moving things around. Emeralds are fine if well fed. If not anything is on the menu. If they have very pointed claws don’t get them, they may not an emerald you want. The claws should be rounded off a bit, they will scrape the rocks looking for a meal and that’s ok. As told by a few here, you don’t want maintanence to be you scraping rocks. You want to find a balance with the cleanup crew. If you add a bunch of snails and they die off, you don’t have enough growth in the tank to support them. So keep in mind how many you have and that may be your magic number for now. As the tank matures that may change. With that one rock you had, a turbo over a few weeks would clear that up. It takes time to find the balance, there is no quick solution, unless you put a few snails in to get it under control and take them back when it gets cleaned upon you pull the rock to dip and scrape. I just saw this in another post” 4 nassarius & 4-6 trochus snails would be a better clean up crew.”
  11. Tring Getting rid of algae

    Blennies would not be part of a cleanup crew. If you get one make sure they are feeding from food you add to the tank. If not they will starve over time. Turbos are good for GHA. Just give them time. In your tank one would be good and see how it goes. If you don’t have enough for them to eat they will starve. But they will keep the algae down. Secure rock or frags since you already mentioned them moving things around. Emeralds are fine if well fed. If not anything is on the menu. If they have very pointed claws don’t get them, they may not an emerald you want. The claws should be rounded off a bit, they will scrape the rocks looking for a meal and that’s ok. As told by a few here, you don’t want maintanence to be you scraping rocks. You want to find a balance with the cleanup crew. If you add a bunch of snails and they die off, you don’t have enough growth in the tank to support them. So keep in mind how many you have and that may be your magic number for now. As the tank matures that may change. With that one rock you had, a turbo over a few weeks would clear that up. It takes time to find the balance, there is no quick solution, unless you put a few snails in to get it under control and take them back when it gets cleaned upon you pull the rock to dip and scrape.
  12. Tring Getting rid of algae

    What do you have as a Cleanup Crew? Sorry if I missed it.
  13. What is this growth

    Yes molt. We’ve all stared off with one and thought we got another for free at some point
  14. Mantis Shrimp in my tank

    Take a pic and share If you don’t want one, there are simple traps, cut the top off a small water bottle. Then put the top you cut in the bottle backwards. Put some meaty food in there and it should work. Check with your local fish store or see if some one on the forum is close to you and interested in taking it off your hands.
  15. Is my setup allright?

    Welcome! Clown had it covered, considering that’s who I listen to Two turbo snails in your tank is too much. Just get one.
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