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Making two broken reef keepers to one working reef keeper.




Wired everything up. Set up the filter. Blasting co2. On 24 hour flood/leak alert to make sure everything is safe before cleaning everything up.

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Nice lookin E90. Don't know where you get it serviced but if you ever want to trade aquarium stuff for labor let me know (I'm at chambers on comm ave).
Thanks man I'll keep that in mind.
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Did a water change today to get rid of all the cloudy slime. Still some on the substrate. Can't get rid of most of it without uprooting everything.


Does anyone know what these are?? I keep finding piles of them in my tank. At first I thought they were pebbles but there's too many grouped up to be coincidence. Thought it could be some kind of larva egg so I tried to squeeze it. They are hard.


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Looks like KIX. all jokes aside, did you use osmocote in the substrate?


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Loaded the substrate with about 43 root tabs.
Yeah man...might be the whopping 43 tabs rearing its ugly head. If those are O+ tabs, you might have a crazy amount of ammonia on your hands. Check your water parameters.
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Uh ohh..


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From your root tabs right... what kind did you use? Def looks like a plant fertilizer.
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post #38 of 154 (permalink) Old 10-30-2013, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Oh that's not horrible then I thought it was done kind of parasite egg or something.

There's two piles one by my crypts and one around the grass. I'll leave then as is. Didn't know the osmo. Ferts get solid like that.

Brian: will pull out the water test tonight.

I don't plan on keeping any stock in the tank until December. Will be doing regular wc till then.
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Looking good man!

Wish I seen this earlier. I have the exact pole you made to hang the light I don't use anymore :\

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Random question.

I have about 4 inches of space in the can filter. What should I stuff it w? Purigen ? Feels like wasted space
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Purigen is good... but you're not suppose to add it until you have a fully cycled tank. I also use filter floss and extra bio in my filters.
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Random Question #2:


Should I get another Ray2 or a Planted+?
The planted+ would have nothing par-wise with the ~18" of height I have.
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I'd get the Planted+ so you get some reds.. Plus you can run the moonlights if you wanted for night viewing.
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brian bro you are always on top of things lol.
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post #45 of 154 (permalink) Old 10-31-2013, 09:37 AM
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If you already have a Ray II, you should get the Monster Ray to supplement. You already have plenty of blue light coming from the Ray II led's and the planted+ will only only add more of the same LEDs + some reds. full RGBs would be the most bang for the buck and useful in your setup.

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