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  1. CF2

    Anyone use these barrels for saltwater storage?

    It's safe, but if you only need 30 gallons you can pick up a 32 gallon Brute can at any Home Depot for half the price and no shipping
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    Akaimal 375g sps dominated reef

    Hey can you put names to the pics? I'd like to know what those are.
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    Fish recommendations

    (Length x width x height in inches) / 231 = volume in gallons (not including glass thickness, overflow boxes, and head space). So (72 x 30 x 26.3) / 231 = 245.9
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    Fish recommendations

    I'm a fan of the chevron tang. A healthy adult looks awesome.
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    Mp10s or 40s on softer plastic

    Why waste a Vortech to mix water? None of the features are going to be of use. I would just get a cheap regular submersible pump for mixing.
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    Help with light repairs

    That's when you whip out the rusty old Chinese fixture you had before and throw it on the tank
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    Reefin on a budget

    Haha if only you knew . . .
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    Reefin on a budget

    I've been thinking about starting a reef tank, but money's been a little tight. That's why I was pleasantly surprised when I got this at Subway today. The build quality is a little shaky and all the livestock are stickers, but you can't beat the price and the sandwich it came with was delicious:
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    Local Acrylic/PVC Manufacturer?

    BTW you're looking for a fabricator not a manufacturer
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    Local Acrylic/PVC Manufacturer?

    Acrylic Design Works by Midway are great: https://goo.gl/maps/qWmfA6mod9uYFPzT7
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    Help! White Fuzzy Algae.

    That's what I suspected. The algae looks like the type of algae that appears when cycling a tank. it will probably go away by itself and be replaced by normal algae. Your levels are ok except you shouldn't have any nitrite. (Also wondering what kit you are using that tests .2ppm nitrate?) Are...
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    Help! White Fuzzy Algae.

    What does "ok parameters" mean to you? The first step is to eliminate all of the easy variables, i.e. temp, salinity, nitrate, phosphate, calcium and alkalinity. It also looks like your rock isn't really healthy live rock to begin with (from what we can see in the pics). No coralline algae or...
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    Vid of my six foot shallow reef

    nice music :)
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    Getting back in.....

    Ammonia test kits test either free ammonia or total ammonia. That might account for the difference, but also those alert badges are almost worthless. A couple of other possibilities. Since you are actually dosing ammonia, are you testing at the same time interval after dosing? And the amount of...
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    Getting back in.....

    Hobbyist test kits are notoriously unreliable. I would just wait until your ammonia tests 0, but if you plan to cycle for 3 months you shouldn't have any problems.
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    New reefer lighting advice

    Never had a Kessil, but I would just in general be careful with how much light you put in the tank. A 21g is relatively small, and LEDs can be deceptively powerful, i.e. they look normal from the side but are actually putting out very high PAR underneath. Your model has a 40w max, which is a lot...
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    Idk what this is may be fluke looking for opinions

    Now that you have described what to look for in the pics, I don't think it's a standard fish fluke. Those are very difficult to see on the body of the fish. Generally all you see is cloudiness from the fish's slime coat. Is the white part protruding from the fish? It could be a hookworm.
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    Idk what this is may be fluke looking for opinions

    That sounds like a good plan
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    Curing rock in bleach turned blue?

    Clean slate is what muriatic acid does. One step. It's also probably unrelated to the algae problem you had in your tank. You can start with clean rock and develop an algae problem. Dealing with an algae outbreak is one of the hardest things to do in the hobby, actually. Anything from lights to...
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    Idk what this is may be fluke looking for opinions

    Terrible pics but likely not a fluke. If it's on the eye it's probably a bacterial or fungal infection. If it's on the side of the fish it could be that or lymphcystis, which is related to the herpes virus for fishies. Lymph is a virus, so not treatable, but also rarely fatal. If you can catch...
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