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    Snail ID Please!

    I've never seen a snail with a mouth shaped liked this or even a snail rocking a crab shell. What sort of algae sucking demon is this?
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    Sand or no sand?

    I had both. Honestly, it come down to aesthetics. I started with barebottom because of all the lower maintenance talk on forums, but then realized within the first 2 months that I hated the way it looked. I've had a half inch sand bed for the past year. I give it a light stirring whenever I do a...
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    Chiller or home A/C????

    I agree with this. My AC is the same. It has to run almost all day to keep the house in the low 80's. The price to do that in the IE is insane. Initially, I was worried about heat and cost to run a chiller too, but I bought a chiller that was oversized for my tank volume. It turns on about 2 to...
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    What are your red flags for LFS'??

    I have been in the hobby for just about a year now. Before I got into it I was living in reef forums and studying up. I heard a lot about how you should support your LFS'. So I tried to do just that, but it has quickly become clear that many LFS' make it really hard to support them. I have had a...
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    Did you go to innovative marine scratch and dent sale?

    I found out about it the day after it happened, so your not alone lol
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    controller/equipment cabinet

    I am also trying to build an equipment cabinet. Any ideas on the best way to integrate this into a cabinet with an ato reservoir? I am trying to de-clutter my living room.
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    Turning off protein skimmer bad idea?

    I actually just realized that if I turn my protein skimmer off completely the water level in my sump rises and eventually my salinity does too. So running it dry sounds like a good idea actually lol
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    Turning off protein skimmer bad idea?

    Do you think I should slowly build up the time it is off or you think it would be fine to just start shutting it down for like 4 hours a day??
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    Turning off protein skimmer bad idea?

    Oh dang I wasn't even thinking about the pH. That's a good idea. I was about to do the opposite lol!
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    Did you go to innovative marine scratch and dent sale?

    Oh sweet. Yeah the percent off sounded to good to be true to me, but that doesn't sound bad at all. I'll have to check it out next year. I really want to upgrade my cube to a long tank eventually, but I have to be able to justify it somehow haha.
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    Turning off protein skimmer bad idea?

    My nitrates have zero'd out and some of my corals are not growing as well as they did when my nitrates were 5-10 ppm. I run my protein skimmer 24/7 and my chaeto light is only on 4 hours a night. I was wondering if there would be any negative effects if I turn my protein skimmer off a few hours...
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    Did you go to innovative marine scratch and dent sale?

    Did anyone go to innovative marines scratch and dent sale?? How scratched and dented are we talking here? Worth it?
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