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  1. Put me down for a solid maybe. Really want to see Luis’ tank but it depends on scheduling.
  2. Don, what type of fish do you have in there? That could determine what different types of cleanup crew will work longer term. Also, what type corals or other inverts can make a difference in what you want to add as well.
  3. LPS deaths

    Did you watch your temperature? I've had a heater go bad and kill almost all of my lps because of a temp spike.
  4. ReefHD Algae Buster Test

    This is fluconazole. It's been used for years in other countries as bryopsis treatment and works amazing. It will destroy hair algae, bryopsis, bubble algae, and most macros (including mangroves). This stuff has been used in almost all of my tanks and if I had the space to have a coral qt I'd put every new piece of coral in it for 2 weeks to make sure that I never reseed the main tank. The BEST stuff you will ever find for bryopsis.
  5. LED supplementation

    @Luke33, can you weigh in here? I know you were using t5/led combo and having amazing colors with your sps.
  6. Watch for aggression from the dominant female. Most of the time it will work fine, but I have a female that has killed 3 new clowns that I added after her original mate died. I finally had to put the dominant female in an acclimation box for a week in order to get her let the newest addition be added to the tank. After I released her from the box she was slightly aggressive but has bonded since.
  7. Where are you located Don? What types of coral are you looking to place?
  8. When: August 12, 4-6pm Where: Alan and Scarlet's house (Reefaddict12 and Corlabeauty28) 10708 Inspiration Dr. Indianapolis IN. 46259 https://www.google.com/maps/place/10708+Inspiration+Dr,+Indianapolis,+IN+46259/@39.6485355,-85.9788505,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x886b4123e3be73b3:0xff70c0b9b4aeb4fc!8m2!3d39.6485314!4d-85.9766618 Alan has a 75gal mixed reef that (if you believe it) is run on water changes only. This thing is a beast of a tank and one of the nicest tanks I've seen in person. It's appx 3 1/2 years old and I'm not going to lie, I'm jealous. Scarlet has recently upgrade her 10gal nano to a 65 gal WIP. It sits on a custom made (by Alan, of course!) stand, made from recycled pallets. Again I'm jealous being a wood worker hobbyist too. These are tanks that any newby has to see and any seasoned reefer will definitely appreciate. What: Tank setup planning, in tank flow (Alan is planning a 150gal upgrade and will go over some points in his planning. I will go over flow in a reef tank) Raffle prizes: TBD Let us know if you will make it this one!!
  9. Definitely excited for this! Haven't been to Newport in quite a few years, and never been back stage. There is a ton to do around the aquarium too.
  10. What Lights are you using?

    Just picked up a ReefBreeders 48in (used v2) and I'm in love with it already. The spectrum is good, love the coverage on the 75gal, and the color looks super nice. Time will tell on growth as it's only been on there about a month and things are still adjusting. I used a 32in led I bought from Luke for years and was really happy with everything except the spread on my 75gal. Had good growth and great colors (when I kept the parameters in check), just lacked a little on the ends of the tank. That will be going over the mantis tank as soon as I figure out how to hang it. It's way overkill but I'll run it at 10%, most likely no more.
  11. Summertime

    Not much new with my tanks here. Got the mantis tank up and running with a beautiful Chiragra species, and the 75gal is going good. Been to St. Croix, got married, and have plans to travel a few more times before weather gets rough again.
  12. On other forums I've seen this light as being amazing. I don't have any experience with it myself, but anything Giesemann should be built right and built to last.
  13. xenia fuge

    Always wanted to try it. Xenia is one of the coral that I cannot keep at all. I've gotten "un-killable" stalks from people and it has wasted away in my tank and sump. Don't know what it is, definitely not lack of nutrients...
  14. KH levels

    Also, test your new salt water before you do a water change to see what it comes in at. That'll help you decide whether you can change water to lower your number.
  15. Website Software Upgrade

    Thanks Ed!