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Old 02-12-2015, 11:09 AM
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I am putting two of the plates in my sump between the baffles. What I like about them is you can siphon as you did or when doing water change just rinse in the bucket. Makes cleaning the sump so much easier. I hope my new 'reef' setup will look as nice as yours in 10 months. See you in 2016!
So far the block has been grwat. Like you said easy clean. Not sure if it helps do everything they claim, but I know it's not hurting the system or nitrate/phosphate levels.

Hopefully all goes well for both of us into 2016!
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:11 AM
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Thanks for reply Kurt. I'm going to order one.
Your tank colors are nice!
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Old 03-25-2015, 08:47 PM
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Been awhile since an update...

Decided to change the left side of my tank. Originally it was just 1 rock that was not porous at all. Piece has been used as baserock in my setups for years. So was having flow issues on this side and also would collect more detritus on top of the rock with the lack of flow. Also wanted to make more room for some corals i have picked up lately.



Used a gravel vac are really cleaned out the area. Amazing how nasty the sand/gravel was in this area. Think I made the right choice because no other area in the tank was dirty, and the left side was disgusting! First time I've disturbed the sand bed in this setup.



Bought some more marco rock at NERAC. I bought marco rock there last year at when this setup was still cycling. The walk to the car after NERAC is getting old carrying boxes of rock!

Here's what I planned



Of course it didn't fit, but I think this layout will work out even better!

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Old 03-25-2015, 08:55 PM
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FTS from tonight. I have to figure out how to get the color to come through when uploaded. Looks pretty good on phone, but more washed out on here.

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I also purchased rock from marco rocks during nerac this year. I bought 50lbs and about to start curing it this weekend.
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:22 PM
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Looking nice. Nice growth too. You changed out the Kessils?
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:03 PM
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I also purchased rock from marco rocks during nerac this year. I bought 50lbs and about to start curing it this weekend.
Ya great to be able to hand pick it
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:05 PM
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Looking nice. Nice growth too. You changed out the Kessils?
Have been t5s for close to 6 months now. Tried to do combo t5 kessils and ended up just t5 w a reefbrite
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Have been t5s for close to 6 months now. Tried to do combo t5 kessils and ended up just t5 w a reefbrite
Nice tank!! Has the growth been much better with the t5s vs the kessils? I'm setting up a 80 gallon rimless and am having a hard time deciding which lights to go with.

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Old 04-03-2015, 07:57 AM
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I personally think it has been better with the T5's. Kessils are also a good light, but with sps I did better with T5's. Some people have had success with LEDs also, but I personally think its harder to dial in the sweetspot to get color and growth.
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