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  1. Have you checked your pH and Ammonia? Flashing does not always mean they are infected with something. Also you should really avoid freshwater dips unless you absolutely know something is wrong. Its not healthy for the fish to go from saline to hypo salinity and then back to normal salinity. Not to mention the pH shifts in between.
  2. Did a piece of styrofoam somehow find a way into your tank? Because it sure looks like it... Dont worry too much about it. Is it eatting fine? is it active? Any changes in behavior? Because i really think something just got stuck on him, and its nothing serious. Maybe your clown was curious what it was and decided to try to take a bite of out it, and instead it got stuck on its slime coat. 🤣 I know my clowns are sometimes silly like that... one had a bunch of sand on it, because it was trying to setup home next to a frag rack and my blood red shrimp said "MY HOUSE" and kicked it out.
  3. not to be rude or mean... but tax and shipping should not be included in your estimate. Tax is relative to what state you live, and marine depot offers free shipping on this item. Given true its new and sealed its a good price, however i would verify if it has any warranty on it, because IMO saving 20 dollars is not worth losing that warranty. If it does have warrenty i would work with whoever you sold to so they could facilitate a RMA should they need it. This is probably why your not getting any offers on it. You didn't state if it had warrenty or not.
  4. Hehe... well i love mine... It seems to like to hang out with the 6 line a lot. So you will see them together picking on copods on my rock. Then i think my 6 line will get annoyed of it and tell it to shoo by picking on the side, which then my angel being an angel will fight back with a "oh no you just didn't" And then repeat... You can see how small they are... its about as long as my male clown, and about as long as my 6 line. Mine is i think the Yellow Fin Pygmy Angel. I had to feed the tank to get it to not be so shy with my camera.... so you got the whole party looking for food.
  5. I completely nearly costumed mine. I bought a cheap 5 stage drinking unit from Rakuten. Then i replaced all the filters it came with quality ones including the RO membrane. Then i added a dual stage DI unit from aquatic life, and also added a permeate pump to reduce waste water. The total cost the unit was something like almost 250 dollars for a 5 stage + 2 stage DI + 3 gallon storage tank + permeate pump. I have a water pressure of about 55psi, so i didnt require a booster pump. And the permeate pump reduces my waste water by more then half. But they are all basically the same. You are paying for support (if they even offer it) also the name. In some units you are just paying for better filters. But good filters are cheap and easy to find now, like Watts brand. There is no real difference between drinking RO system and a Reef RO system except most Reef systems have a DI system added. If you do some studying you could probably build a unit better then the one you linked for the same price.... like mine. Something like this: RO: https://www.amazon.com/NU-Aqua-Platinum-Capacity-Ultimate/dp/B078XMMDGG/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=5+stage+RO+unit&qid=1555567343&s=gateway&sr=8-3 Add the DI Unit: https://www.amazon.com/Aquatic-Life-Stage-Deionization-System/dp/B073DHYWTF/ref=pd_sbs_60_5/143-6543758-2819218?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B073DHYWTF&pd_rd_r=c258bb4a-619f-11e9-85f5-3fcf59b21c05&pd_rd_w=5Hp9t&pd_rd_wg=gmm6n&pf_rd_p=588939de-d3f8-42f1-a3d8-d556eae5797d&pf_rd_r=H8JVJW4B9XM6Y3Y878FB&psc=1&refRID=H8JVJW4B9XM6Y3Y878FB Add the permeate pump: https://www.amazon.com/Aqua-Tec-AQUATEC-ERP-1000-Aquatec-Permeate/dp/B00SD73DA6/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=permeate+pump&qid=1555567481&s=gateway&sr=8-3 However again i suggest you do research on how to connect a unit. If your completely lost in how to plumb a RO system, it can get sort of messy.
  6. Have you seen the feedback on that unit? Its horrible... Here is amazon: https://www.amazon.com/IceCap-Digital-Pocket-Salinity-Temperature/dp/B07BBSRKZ1 Here is BRS: https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/salinity-temperature-digital-pocket-tester-icecap.html Both of them list that unit as horrible. I was honestly looking for a digital salinity meter, but i gave up as it seems most of them are in accurate Even the milwakee i hear is not perfect, and has issues, so i just end up sticking with a refactormeter + calibration solution, because its usually solid and it seems to calibrate nicely with my hydrometer.
  7. I think for a 30gal and rockwork, you could possibly a pygmy/cherub angel. They do not grow as big as dwarf's and they have a ton of personality.
  8. i agree with ksadam... you don't want to change your water chemistry too much too quickly unless its a hail mary and things are dying faster then you can say "oh #@$#@$@". I learned in reef, there is no such thing as rushing it.... rushing it, means asking for almost anything possible to go wrong, to actually go wrong.
  9. Not saying its a bad price for it, its 50% off compared to a new unit, but its still a 150 dollars for a wave maker. lol... Anyhow budget + ecotech is like 2 different sides of the coin going from your signature... lol...
  10. yeah i was doing that also, but the light bleed caused algae to grow all over the place in my sump including my skimmer. This way i can keep my sump dark, which means less cleaning required for my sump, and definitely no algae growing in my skimmer.
  11. Its just a simple media reactor with the sponges removed and then stuffed with chaeto wraped with hydroponics light strip. I mostly use the chaeto as a secondary filter with my protein skimmer, and also as a copod dump. Each time i prune the chaeto from the reactor, i do give it a good shake inside my sump, prune it a golf ball size and then toss the rest. This is the reactor: https://www.amazon.com/AQUATOP-MR-20-Multimedia-Reactor-Pump/dp/B00GYG54O6/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=aquatop+media+reactor&qid=1555384828&s=gateway&sr=8-2 With this pump because i needed a sponge in front instead of inside the media reactor so i don't trap my copods growing in it, i guess you can run it filterless, but then your chaeto will probably get dirty faster if it picks up detritus. https://www.amazon.com/Rio-Internal-Power-Filter-Aquarium/dp/B0002DGT8M/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Rio+internal+filter+pump&qid=1555384859&s=gateway&sr=8-1 With this light strip: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BW3H24B/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Since the light strip is literally wraped around the reactor, it cools the strip so the led's dont burn out, but it may increase your water temp if the tank is small. I used to run a refuge, but i only have a 14 gallon sump where only half of it is full. After i threw in a protein skimmer, and a media reactor for GFO and carbon, i realized i didnt have enough room for a refug, so i am running the chaeto though a second reactor. On my next Prune i'll post pictures, but im fairly sure, unless you got super prestine water where no macro's can grow, i have yet to see someone fail at growing chaeto though a reactor. I do also keep my lights on 24:7 in the reactor.
  12. lol... everything that is cheap here seems expensive in india. how is the flowerpot? is it still not showing any improvement?
  13. Didnt think you could have problems with Chaeto... I dont think you even need expensive lights for it... you do need good flow. I have to prune my reactor every 2 weeks because a golf ball turns into a football, and this is off 12 dollar amazon hydroponic strips even. This is how it looks like when its close to prune time.. I do notice the part directly under the strip does turn white... so i have like a white spiral down the entire cheato. But meh, it gets pruned and i dont see it so it doesnt really bother me.
  14. Goto your LFS and look for Ocean Nutrtiion Prime Reef Flakes... or Formula One. The prime reef flakes is probably your best choice, as its is my favorate and many others flake food. Clowns should eat almost anything... they are not picky eaters unless they are sick. IMO i would pick up 2 small guys, and hope the best they pair up. One will turn into a female as it gets older and larger, while the other will stay male.
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