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    KH drop and Stability

    I'm thinking the 8.4 number is his KH of the tank not his pH of the reactor.
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    Water to clean issue

    Your fuge is removing everything. Especially if you are harvesting that much. Are you doing supplemental dosing for your algae or frequent water changes? The nutrients that algae uses to grow are used by SPS as well. If you are not supplementing that some how you will reach a point where those...
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    Nitrite not deadly to fish

    I would wait. What type of bacteria did you add? Are you continuing to feed the tank?
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    Shooting Raw, looking for tips. First time using Adobe lightroom

    I like Tuttle Camera. They have nice stuff and aren't to stuffy. Pro Photo in Costa Mesa is also very good. Nikons, Canon, Sony, they are all great. The differences between them are not something the average user will notice. IMO the best investment is in the glass. Are you using the PVC or...
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    Shooting Raw, looking for tips. First time using Adobe lightroom

    Creating the preset is very easy. Then you can save it. When you save it give it a descriptive name, like Red acro at 6pm. Then if you shoot at the same time next time you can use the same camera setting and the same preset to really see the changes in color and growth. I did some work for ATI...
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    Shooting Raw, looking for tips. First time using Adobe lightroom

    Your shells and rocks look like a painting because of the low depth of field when using that macro filter on your lens. Macro shots have a much lower depth of field, and those filters tend to exacerbate the effect around the sides and corners. Macro lenses will have the same shallow depth of...
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    Wrb: confetti colony

    I got a frag at RAP and while the base has grown to about a 3" circumfrerence, there are 0 new stalks. Since you are succesefful with it can you share the type of light and flow yours is receiving? I love the color of it, just a very slow grower for me so far.
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    What to add

    Boron.
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    Should I remove my protein skimmer on my established reef?

    Doing a 10% weekly water change may be getting you by right now, but it is not enough to continue to keep corals healthy. You will have to test and dose to keep those levels consistent. Once the corals are consuming more than you are replenishing with your water changes you will have a problem...
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    Should I remove my protein skimmer on my established reef?

    I actually tried the no skimmer route for a very long time. I found that I kept having to increase my refugium size to keep up with the nutrient load from the food. I do think a large refugium is more effective at cleaning water, and the benefits from the micro fauna are huge, BUT, it got to a...
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    Copepods for sale 4 species blend north county San Diego can meet in San Juan Capistrano for larger orders.

    I would like a culture of each of the three species. . I would also love to get a starter culture of the different foods you are feeding them if you are culturing phyto. I was culturing Tisbe but both of my cultures crashed when I was out of town for three weeks. I guess my instructions to...
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    SOLD

    I have bought from Protobb before. All corals were healthy and are doing great for me
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    Copepods for sale 4 species blend north county San Diego can meet in San Juan Capistrano for larger orders.

    Any chance you wanna ship them to Long Beach? I'd love to pick your brain on how you are culturing as well.I want to get some larger cultures going.
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    Should I remove my protein skimmer on my established reef?

    I would dose more. On my 120 I dosed 8mL of 3 ammino's daily, fed frozen once daily, and had auto feeders feed 3x daily. Dosing 2mL a day, really isn't much IMO Corals really do have access to a large amount of food in the wild. Seems to help them color up some IME.
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    Should I remove my protein skimmer on my established reef?

    Before removing it completely I would try dialing it back to maybe 18 hours a day for a month and see how that goes. Personally I think a better choice may be to increase the amount of food in the system and keep the skimmer running. If you toss in an automated feeding of something like an...
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