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  1. RedStickReefer's Dream Build

    I ordered some Cepex valves from bulk reef supply when they was on sale around Thanksgiving. Just haven't gotten around to replacing them. Getting lazy in my old age. lol
  2. RedStickReefer's Dream Build

    Looks good Jensen. I would not use ball valves from Lowes/Home Depot. I used them, after awhile, they are very hard to turn. If they turn at all.
  3. Natural Reefkeeping

    Very nice. I'm amazed at how good your tank looks with some simple stuff.
  4. Fraghouse corals

    Very nice. What are names on the bigger ones? Look like they ready to frag. Lol
  5. Natural Reefkeeping

    Tank looks great. Are you replacing the sand you take out?
  6. You're welcome. I think it states you can raise nitrates all at once with no ill effects. I found cutting off the dead tips off increases the corals survival. I cut my Joe the coral colony down to the encrusted/nub. When it liked the conditions, it sprouted with growth again. Let me know if you need anything else.
  7. I know your corals isn't bleaching. But same principal. It is explained better then I can. Hope this helps.
  8. POTM October 2017 Winner

    Congrats Jerry
  9. I use Red Sea test kit. It's 2 ppm accuracy. That is why I keep it at 5 ppm.
  10. That is what mine look like. This why i'm dosing nitrates. If I don't dose, it goes to 0 and corals start to die. I keep alk at around 8 dkh and nitrates at 5 ppm. Those corals that look like that may or may not survive. With all the water changes you been doing, I'm sure nitrates are at 0 ppm.
  11. Using Red Sea nitrate test kit.
  12. I don't know how a tank that is 4 years old and has 18 fish doesn't produce nitrates is beyond me. Too much live rock?
  13. Sorry to hear this. I'm killing mine with low nutrients. I would have never thought I would be buying a doser for nitrates. Hope it turns around for you.
  14. Stoned's 210 Upgrade

    I give up. All coral was looking real good. Alk creeped up to 9.3. And nitrates at 0 ppm. What a pisser.
  15. upgrade from 25 Gallon Hex to 180 gallon

    Glad to see your tank coming along. Those squids are notorious for stop working after some time. And hard to clean. You may look into the 1 inch squid, it has a cap on top for cleaning it. If you go that route. Since you have the ocean motion, you may want to eliminate the squids all together. And just add a couple of power heads. I would recommend not eliminating the squids.