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Old 03-15-2017, 11:27 AM
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I know people have issues with GSP overtaking their rockwork but I've had a small flat piece of rock that I kept on the sand bed away from anything it could spread to and I kept it trimmed. I just love the way it moves in the current and being so bright and green. I'll likely put a a slow growing Sps or two on my outcroppings on the back where there's plenty of light on the wall. On my main display rockscape I want to put an Acro right in the middle. Like a tricolor or something similar. Then I'll surround it with other SPS, birdsnests, and some encrusting corals. I'll have acans on the sandbed and I'd love an ORA maxima ultra, even if I'll have to either sell or upgrade tanks one day.

I love dreaming and planning. Gets me through the day


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Old 03-19-2017, 05:51 PM
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r_jay's biocube build

I was going to do a water change today but my refractometer is garbage. Well I'm about to throw it in the garbage. It doesn't hold calibration and while it says it's equipped with "integrated automatic temperature compensation", it doesn't act like it. So I ordered a new one off Amazon with good reviews and I'll compare the two. We shall see. FYI the one that sucks is sold by RedSea, their ratings for this refractometer on Amazon are not very good. I'm bummed I had to use my months aquarium allowance to replace equipment but I guess it's better to have everything ready for when I stock the tank.


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Old 03-20-2017, 04:04 PM
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I was going to do a water change today but my refractometer is garbage. Well I'm about to throw it in the garbage. It doesn't hold calibration and while it says it's equipped with "integrated automatic temperature compensation", it doesn't act like it. So I ordered a new one off Amazon with good reviews and I'll compare the two. We shall see. FYI the one that sucks is sold by RedSea, their ratings for this refractometer on Amazon are not very good. I'm bummed I had to use my months aquarium allowance to replace equipment but I guess it's better to have everything ready for when I stock the tank.


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Damn that sucks. Which refractometer did you go with on amazon? I have had this one for 5 months with no issues. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:16 PM
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r_jay's biocube build

My old one I sold before moving was awesome and I never had an issue. Sadly I don't know the make/model of it. I almost bought that one but switched last second cause some reviews talked about issues I have with the redsea one. The one I bought is this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AZ1SMC2..._GCd0ybBZ5363Y


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Old 03-21-2017, 06:46 PM
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So I've been meaning to tidy up some cables and so I got these Command clips to hold cables. I'm pretty happy with them thus far. also got my refractometer today and was able to do a water change. Very productive day!


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Old 03-21-2017, 07:19 PM
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little nano limpet


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Old 03-22-2017, 11:55 AM
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Today while at work I was building up some Zen staring at my FW Planted Spec V tank when I saw some baby cherry shrimp! Very exciting, even if it's freshwater and not a reef tank. this little creature is like 1/2 cm long so it must've been in there for at least 2-3 weeks and I didn't notice it


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Old 03-22-2017, 11:57 AM
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Nice , I keep saying I'm gonna set up another FW tank , but ever since I got into saltwater I can't get myself to go back to FW

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Old 03-24-2017, 09:06 AM
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Nice , I keep saying I'm gonna set up another FW tank , but ever since I got into saltwater I can't get myself to go back to FW

I started up my little nano FW tank before I got the green light to start up a Biocube reef again. I couldn't just have a tank with gravel and glo-fish though. I wanted plants and shrimps, snails and more. It's a very diverse tank for the footprint. It's my zen space. Gotta do something with my cubicle to make it better.



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Old 03-24-2017, 09:13 AM
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So I'm gonna be in Manhattan tomorrow and wanted some tips on any good spots to check out some fish/SW aquarium spots to get some coral. Ideas ?


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