MockandRoll

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    Mknightryrder's PA 150

    Your tanks look great! The colors are awesome and I am always amazed at how clean everything is. My sump is a total mess. Have you thought about aiptasia eating nubis from saltyunderground? Release and forget. When I feel my son is spending to much time on his game system, I take the power cord out the back and hide it somewhere that he will only find when doing chores. Of course he is only 7. Your son would probably just get a new cord from somewhere.
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    MockandRoll Reefer 170 (40g)

    A few months ago I broke down my 90g so my family and I could move to San Antonio. I wasn't expecting to setup another tank until we found the home we wanted. However, I got the itch, found a great deal on craigslist (tank, light, return pump, skimmer, reeflink) and got approval from my landlord. I have been working on it for about a month. I did slight modifications such as use a seaswirl for the return. I started cycling about 10 days ago and I have a small bacteria bloom. Let me know what yall think.
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    Mknightryrder's PA 150

    I just saw a sweet pic of your tank on Kirk's thread. How about an update?
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    Kirk’s 350-ish build

    Congrats on getting back to this point! Pictures look good. Lets see a FTS.
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    MockandRoll Reefer 170 (40g)

    That may work for a few but there are way to many. Below is a pic I just took. They are still very small. These patches are all over my rock. The picture has 4 babies in it (arrows) and a Collonista snail is in the upper left for size reference. If most survive I need to figure out a quick way to get them out. My initial thought is to wait until they get bigger then take the rock out and try and get their feet to detach with cold, something like plastic ice cubes.
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    MockandRoll Reefer 170 (40g)

    So I was wrong about the number of flower anemone babies that made it. They are everywhere, easily 50+. I think my only option is to wait a few months until they are the size of a quarter and then start removing. My aquascape is basically a left and right piece so it shouldn't be to bad.
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    And it continues... 300DD In-wall Build

    I think filtering the outside air is smart. The mosquito trucks are just one example of something you have to worry about
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    Kirk’s 350-ish build

    How is the tank coming along? What are you doing for your cleanup crew?
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    And it continues... 300DD In-wall Build

    Congrats on getting fish in the tank! I have a C02 scrubber and it works great on my small 40g. I suggest getting the rocks off the sand more to help with dead spots.
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    MockandRoll Reefer 170 (40g)

    Thanks! To my surprise I have found between 10-20 baby flower anemones stuck on my rock. It will be interested to see how many survive. As for the nubi's I am going with the manage approach. I got a six line this weekend and I have been sucking them out with a pipette at night and in the morning. Hopefully if I stay diligent I will be able to contain without much loss. I have 2 large monti colonies (sunrise and sunset) that I can't rip out without tearing up my whole aquascape. Well see how it turns out.
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    MockandRoll Reefer 170 (40g)

    My tank has been chugging along with good and bad. The bad is I can't figure out why my staghorn acro polyps haven't been extending and I found monti eating nubies. The good is all my lps and soft corals are looking and growing well and my tank's automation has been working great. Just took this Pick of my rock flower anemone spitting out baby 2 days ago. They all got eaten up by the pumps and filtration
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    Kirk’s 350-ish build

    You must have gave your kids a nice chunk of change for a mother's day present. Glad you got it fixed without cutting the PVC.
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    Kirk’s 350-ish build

    Going to be a great built. Since you are going apex, I recommend going apex the whole way with dosing pumps, top off, sensors, etc.
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    MockandRoll Reefer 170 (40g)

    I went through my first tank move last month. I closed on a home on 2/22 and started moving the following weekend. I took off from work on Monday just to move the tank. I had no help so it was a busy day. I mixed 30 gallons of saltwater and rinsed new sand the night before. Around 9 am I started by individually bagging all the corals I could and placing them in an ice chest. Because the rockscape was mortared together, I ended up breaking the rock into 4 pieces so I could fit it into a trashcan. After draining, I scooped out and discarded all the sand while catching all remaining snails, shrimp, fish, etc. I loaded up the tank in the cab of a truck and put the stand in the back with the trash can full of rock. I was glad I was able to pick up the tank and stand myself since I had no help. I was only moving 2 minutes away so the drive was quick. I set the tank back up with new sand then started adding the rock back. I didn't worry about how the rock structure looked or coral placement, I just wanted all the corals back in the tank under stable temps and salinity. After I got it all set back up using 1 powerhead, a heater, and return pump, I went back to the old home and picked up all the remaining equipment then called it a day with a six pack around 4 pm. The following evening I hung the light but took my time over the next week or more setting the equipment back up. After getting the equipment right, I then transitioned to fixing the rockscape and gluing corals back a little at a time. I finally finished this past weekend. The rockscape ended up looking basically the same as before. I have been getting slime algae, which is probably from losing the mature sandbed.
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    RedStickReefer's Dream Build

    I have a 30g mixed reef. I have a mandarin and yellow assessor for my fish. My cleanup crew is 2 conches, 2 pederson shrimp, 1 serpent star, 1 turbo snail and many mini brittle starfish. This has been working great for me.
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    Pickin up the pieces(300 build)

    In a situation like that just do it and ask for forgiveness. You need a fishroom.
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    Pickin up the pieces(300 build)

    Tank looks great. Did you get a fishroom with the new house?
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    MockandRoll Reefer 170 (40g)

    Thanks. I think I have a chance to keep the sun coral long term since I feed frozen daily.
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    Mknightryrder's PA 150

    Thanks for the info. I am considering switching to a kalk stirrer but probably will not anytime soon since 2-part is cheap for smaller tanks.
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    MockandRoll Reefer 170 (40g)

    Changed my radion lenses to wide angle. Tank is going great except for my bubblegum monti, which has been slowly losing color. I have also been fighting hydroids with scrubbing. It will be a never ending battle but for some reason I currently don't mind. I feed my corals daily so I decided to try a sun coral. Well see how long that lasts.
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    Twinn's 250/300g DD build

    Beautiful tank. Just hearsay but I read the polyfilter sucks at taking out metals while the TLF metasorb works. I have never used either but have a pad of metasorb just in case.
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    Mknightryrder's PA 150

    Nice work on the algae reactor. How long have you had the kalk stirrer? Do you like it?
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    Innovative Marine 25 Lagoon Drilled w/ Sump

    Nice work. I will have an external overflow in my next tank.
  24. Good luck. It reads like you are having fun even with the extra work. My novice advice is even with the rock circulating in the system for a couple of months, I would still replace the display rock slowly. Why not replace a little at a time over a few months.
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    IM Nuvo 40 build

    Good start. I suggest a led/T5 hybrid light.