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  1. eddius-maximus

    Steven's LED Biocube 32 - First Tank

    I owned a Biocube years ago and ended up swapping out the stock lights with a set from Nanobox. I think it was called the Retro (?). I haven't read this whole thread so apologies if this option was already mentioned.
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    4-5" Convict Tang - Fat and Healthy $30

    Cool, will PM you.
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    4-5" Convict Tang - Fat and Healthy $30

    Reef safe.
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    4-5" Convict Tang - Fat and Healthy $30

    I've had him for about a year. No issues. No aggression, healthy eater. I am just lowering my bioload and pulling a couple fish. I'm located in SW Austin. $30. I'll also consider a trade if you have a sleeper goby.
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    Torch corals

    Anyone selling any torches? Post some pics!
  6. I appreciate it! I actually have two new po4 kits here. Both read 1.2. I’m slowly bringing it down now. Would phosphate reading that high cause rtn in acros?
  7. Same page. I ordered a Salifert test. 1.2ppm. Went back to my old Hanna. 0.015 ppm.
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    Color and growth influenced by water flow

    I was at Ty’s house a couple days ago. If he told me his secret to his ridiculous tank was throwing dirty gym socks into it, I’d be at the gym getting a membership right now
  9. ICP results arrived. Everything green except this. 1.2 mg/l phosphate. And this is after quite a substantial amount of water changes. I’ve been testing po4 with a Hanna and never got a single reading over 0.03. Bad reagent. Im thinking maybe my new rock on the right has been leeching phosphate. I’ve never in my life seen phosphate this high before and I am assuming it could cause some death.
  10. This is a big fear for me right now. I've checked and re-checked -- what if I missed something? I added a poly filter which are supposed to change color if metals are present. After a few days, no color. I sent out an ICP test today so I'll know more in a week or so.
  11. Two weeks ago I was in total agreement with you. I thought for sure that was the answer. But I feed heavy and have a huge bioload. I removed my filter socks, removed my algae scrubber, and removed the marinepure blocks, and went back to needing to clean glass daily. Hair algae is starting to pop up. Brand new tester frags are still dying.
  12. Sorry to hear that, what a bummer. When starting up my 'new' system, I got an instant cycle because all of my old very established live rock and live stock was moved over. I assumed that all the maturity of my old system would carry over to this new system, despite one rock being new as well as new sand. Maybe that isn't the case. I've ruled everything else out. I've done enough water changes to basically cycle out all old water over the course of a couple months. So despite moving all my old live rock over, maybe a tank upgrade with new sand and one large new dead dry rock is enough to sort of reset the tank's life. In which case maybe this 'new' system is too young for acropora. I'm getting algae blooms now, hair algae, cyano, and what looks like dinos as of two days ago -- algae blooms I'd associate with a new tank, blooms that were taken care of years ago in my old tank prior to moving everything over. It feels like a new tank starting from square 1. Maybe this could account for acroporas dying. Even now, throwing cheap acros in, they perish. Softies are LPS are 100% healthy and happy. At this point I ruled everything else out. Now I wait for this new era of uglies to dissipate then I'll try again. I did borrow a UV sterilizer from a buddy. I'm waiiting for a mj1200 to arrive in the mail today and I'll hook it up. I'm not anticipating anything amazing happening but at this point it couldn't hurt.
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    Anyone see this?

    The setup was easy, it took me maybe 20 minutes. Yea, you need a reservoir or a drain nearby. I'm using an old BRS gallon container I had lying around.
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    Anyone see this?

    That’s correct jolt, although I don’t have much data to graph yet.
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    Anyone see this?

    Trident arrived today. So far so good. It is quiet. Easy setup.