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  1. The answer is very simple, when you have...

    The answer is very simple, when you have something for them to clean up after your tank has cycled. This will have northing to do with corals or anything else in the tank

    Once you start seeing...
  2. Its not the number of fish I was talking about....

    Its not the number of fish I was talking about. Sorry that I wasn't very clear in my last post. I just do not think the Banngai Cardinals are doing to do well in a tank that small. The below link...
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    Once we know what that is being used for, we can...

    Once we know what that is being used for, we can figure out how to get rid of it. As your live rock is your biological filter media, you really won't need a filter once the rock has been recured and...
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    Yes, the white build up below the check valve...

    Yes, the white build up below the check valve (the grey thing on the return line) is salt from the valve leaking. Salt water leaks out, the water evaporates and leaves a salt and mineral build up on...
  5. That light fixture would work good for softies. ...

    That light fixture would work good for softies. You may want to swop out the 10,000K bulb for a 18,000K one to help aviod algae growth.

    You stock list is pushing it a little for those fish, but...
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    Nice !!! I always enjoy how you aqua-scape...

    Nice !!!

    I always enjoy how you aqua-scape your tanks. They always look better than I could ever get mine.
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    As you tank is still very new, the pods may not...

    As you tank is still very new, the pods may not live to long as there would be a limited food supply for them. To be honest with, I would not use them. You will grow pods in the tank naturally in...
  8. Thread: 40gb First Reef

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    I live sand is packaged will all kinds of litte...

    I live sand is packaged will all kinds of litte critters in it, it is very possible it is adding some ammonia to your water (along with nitrates, nitrites, and phosphates). I would not think it would...
  9. Thread: just funny.

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    That would depend on which truck you are driving...

    That would depend on which truck you are driving :14:
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    Yup, that looks like a brittle star fish for sure...

    Yup, that looks like a brittle star fish for sure

    Its very common to find them in all marine set-ups, just as common as pods actually

    They are harmless and a little entertaining to watch when...
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    No, those are very demanding. You would need high...

    No, those are very demanding. You would need high light, injected CO2, and ferts to grow most of the hair-grass plants.

    I would suggest to stick to the easy plants in the link I posted above
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    Hard to tell for sure what type of macro that is...

    Hard to tell for sure what type of macro that is until it is under some good lighting. However, it could be red leaf algae (Gracilaria curtissae). It is the same color, starts off looking more like...
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    Jungle Val (Vallisneria americana gigantea) are...

    Jungle Val (Vallisneria americana gigantea) are also good beginners plant. I have kept them for years and needed to do nothing for them and they like wild in low light conditions
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    Stick with easy to care for plants (listed in...

    Stick with easy to care for plants (listed in below link) and keep things simple, and you will have a great tank

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/showthread.php?t=4074

    You can...
  15. Thread: 40gb First Reef

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    For your cycling question: yes fishless cycle is...

    For your cycling question: yes fishless cycle is OK, but I would suggest not allowing your ammonia to get higher than 1-2ppm. Otherwise, far too much of it will get absorbed into the rock and great...
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    Yup, that is basically how it works The female...

    Yup, that is basically how it works

    The female will also be a lot bigger than a male.

    That is why when you add a second clownfish into a set-up with a existing clownfish, you want the second to...
  17. Google pics of Ricordea Mushroom (Ricordea yuma) ...

    Google pics of Ricordea Mushroom (Ricordea yuma)

    That would be my guess
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    LOL Do you know the GK and KH, or the TDS and...

    LOL

    Do you know the GK and KH, or the TDS and pH, of your tap water ? If your tap has no nitrates, phosphates, ammonia along with close to nuteral pH as well as low TDS, you certainly could use...
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    I would not add any more fish just yet as you...

    I would not add any more fish just yet as you will be leaving 1/2 the rock. The half that is left is not a lot to support any more fish. I would also leave the aglae as is on the rock waiting to be...
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    Depending on the current water parameters, you...

    Depending on the current water parameters, you can cure one 1/2 of the rock at a time allowing you to keep your clownfish (and yes, if it is a single clownfish it will be a "her"). You have to...
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    Judging by: the amount of hair algae on those...

    Judging by: the amount of hair algae on those rocks, the equipment in use, and how it was all set-up, looks like there has been higher level of nitrates and/or phosphates. Keep in mind, anything...
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    The 180 is the only set-up I have right now, and...

    The 180 is the only set-up I have right now, and it's doing great as always. Clown fish and cardinals are still spawning and the carpet anemone and corals are still growing.

    I'll get some...
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    Yes sir, just very busy summer at work

    Yes sir, just very busy summer at work
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    A little late here, but congrats

    A little late here, but congrats
  25. I'm not too sure I would trust it as you never...

    I'm not too sure I would trust it as you never know what type of trace elements it may contain

    I would recommend a actual coral epoxy like the below:
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