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  2. FarmerTy

    Color and growth influenced by water flow

    If anybody missed the subtle jab, Tim is talking about me as a person that likes to present himself as a person of science (not that my degree in Ocean and Coastal Resources or my 10 years of being an actual scientist plays any part in that maybe being somewhat factual)... If you're going to dig your heels in Tim, at least call me by name sir. This is also the second time I have seen you utter the same gripe about a person of science and not taking the time to read and refute. I've already told you last year via PM that I don't have the luxury of free time that you do. I have a wife and kid and both our families live in town... So curling up with the newest reef research is not at the top of my priority list as I'm happy just to have time to feed my fish before I go wash bottles or do laundry. It is not out of lack of desire to read is the issue... It is the time constraint so I do the best I can. Honestly, you're the only reason I don't spend time on ARC anymore. I'm got tired of having a successful acropora dominated tank and trying to share advice that worked for me to achieve that tank get thrown back in my face by someone that just regurgitates articles they read and has never produced a beautiful acro-dominated tank that I've ever seen. I've seen your tank at your house... Stags (the easiest of acros) with burnt tips and STN at the base with glass so dirty I could hardly see them... And I've seen your body of work with your clients in person and on video. None of what I have seen I would consider maintained or created by a person I would consider an acro expert. Where's the Hawkins echinata you were going to grow in a tap water topoff system of yours? I saw 3 pictures of it and then it was never mentioned again. The disappointing part is you've seen my tank in person and was even amazed at how I was able to achieve the colors I do from the acros. I don't understand how you can refute the level of success I've had with them and my experience with them that you've seen with your own eyes. That my advice may actually may be helpful to those trying to achieve the same type of tank. I'm not running a softie tank here... So my advice is geared towards those trying to achieve the same style of tank that I run with full acros. That's fine if you don't agree with that for your type of tanks... But my advice was never geared for that type of system so I don't understand where you have a leg to stand on to counter my advice when I've never seen you run an acro-dominant tank? I don't sit around and tell people how to run tap water ATO tanks with no skimmers... I have no leg to stand on with those type of systems. I don't really appreciate the back handed jabs at me... Even when I had left the forum already. I don't know if my absence is why you were bolstered to do it again but just please stop and move on. You are behaving like you still have a chip on your shoulder. I'm not even around anymore. Regarding low phosphates... I keep mine at 0.03 ppm. This is what 0.03 ppm of phosphates looks like in my tank. I don't consider my corals starved and unhealthy. I'm not entrenched in old reefer dogma... I run that based on my experience with color and health in correlation with phosphate levels in my tank and found that the lower end pulls better colors for me and keeps my tank more stable while increasing growth. There are going to be anomalies with any rule but I stick with what I've seen in my own acro dominated systems the last 7 years I've been running them. If you're running a softie tank... Don't keep it that low... But that's not who I am trying to advise these days. They'd be better off listening to someone else's advice for those type of tanks. I haven't run one in 7 years so I'm a bad resource. I've said my peace. Feel free to say whatever you need to say to get it off your chest and let's just move on. I'd rather be spending time with my kid then thinking about this stuff... That's why I left in the first place Tim.
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  10. mhart032

    Sump with established nano reef help

    The waterbox is 100% glass and can be drilled. I looked into this with the 20gal i have that i broke down. I was going to remove the baffel and drill it if i was going to update it. the silicone can be easily cut out with a thin razor knife, then it can be drilled for an overflow. to even piggy back on that a large sump would be nice. when i built my "dream" tank at the time it was a 60gal sump with a 40gal 1/2 starphire display, to get the bigger body of water but still maintained the smaller feel.
  11. Kenta Asazu

    Sump with established nano reef help

    Thank you this is very helpful
  12. Timfish

    Color and growth influenced by water flow

    It's good to see someone trying research this! Sadly disseminating it still has to deal with people unwilling to update their understanding of how reef systems work. I"ll read a quote by resarcher's saying "the link between coral science and aquaculture is still poorly developed." then I have individuals who likes to present themselves as people of science tell me the research I post doesn't apply, and they'll acknowledge they haven't had the time to read it, I'm dumbfounded sometimes. The whole thing with phosphates is a perfect example; for a couple decades reefers were told to keep phosphate at or below .003 mg/l (ppm) and even though Wiedenmann and D' Angelo published thier research 7 years ago showing how detrimental it was to corals it's still firmly entrenched in many aquarists dogma
  13. Timfish

    Color and growth influenced by water flow

    Wish I did. The client moved to San Jose. Initially after shipping them thier corals things went well then power was lost to the system and most everything was lost. :(
  14. Austyn Walters

    24G Fluval M60 Rimless Tank and stand

    Is this still available?
  15. Sascha D.

    Sump with established nano reef help

    You're absolutely right; the two options are drilling or installing a HOB option. I've done it both ways and there are arguments for each type, but what's important is what you can live with. First, you should check with the manufacturer and see if the glass is tempered as that will potentially eliminate one option. If the glass isn't tempered on the back wall, then you can drill two holes on the back wall: one for the return and one for the durso drain. The bulkheads would be installed on the back wall and you'd essentially have an internal overflow box. I wouldn't attempt to drill the bottom of the aquarium because there isn't enough room between the edge and the hole. I've read that you need at least 1" between the edge of the aquarium and the hole to prevent chipping while drilling and to handle the stress of the water. Alternatively, you could skip the drilling and slap on a HOB option to plumb directly to the sump. People generally pick this option because drilling is not available, they're afraid to do it, or they don't want to remove an established system. Everything else is easy after you decide which overflow option to go with.
  16. BobcatReefer

    Color and growth influenced by water flow

    BRS has been focusing on this in their recent video series.
  17. Hi I have a waterbox 15 aio aquarium and it is currently stocked with fish and corals. I was wondering if it would be possible for me to add a sump, and if so, how should I do it? I know I could either drill it, or have a hob overflow box, but I feel like drilling it would be complicated. I also know that hob overflows are unreliable and bulky. Any type of help and input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  18. Reefpuck

    Color and growth influenced by water flow

    Anything change with that colony you originally posted? Got a buddy who's got great color and growth from his sps... but they're thin branched and not the best polyp extension. Flame angel could be a polyp extension culprit... among other things... but the thin branched growth makes me wonder if its it's a flow pattern/strength issue.
  19. Timfish

    Color and growth influenced by water flow

    Bump. What surprised me when I showed the pictures to Dana Riddle was his comment that this was the first photographic evidence of water flow being the influencing factor in coloration.
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  24. marvin.tolden.7

    4 stage rodi

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  25. Bburrage04

    4 stage rodi

    4 stage rodi with TDS 100 gpd. Asking 80 needs filters . Pick up in south Austin
  26. mhart032

    Redsea Reefer 450 Build / Upgrade

    I have 14 fish although smaller fish. maybe i need to cut the fuge back, although its really saved me from algae and issues in the display big time. i guess i can cut the sea lettuce out. its a phosphate magnet from the start. Ill pull it tonight and see what kind of difference that makes.
  27. jolt

    Redsea Reefer 450 Build / Upgrade

    I would say there is a good chance the fuge is overkill at this stage of your tank lifecycle. It looks like you have hardly any bioload from the pictures, so in that case there is not much in the way of excess nutrients to be consumed by the fuge?
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