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    Smitty's Big Reef (125 Gal)

    Good evening Chicagoreefs family..... sorry I've been kinda m.i.a. lately. Between work, taking care of my mother, and settling in to the new home we bought, I've finally found time to upgrade my 60 gal cube to a bigger tank. I bought a125 gal tank, and started plumbing it yesterday. Sent...
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    New Lfs Aqualand Pets

    Good morning Cr family. Just sharing my quick experience with you all. Yesterday, my wife and I stumbled across a new lfs around her job in Frankfort called . The guy inside was really friendly, and they have decent prices. Not a lot of live stock, but enough to...
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    The madness never ends

    Hello fellow reefers......i just thought I'd share my insanity with you all. As we all know, i can't fit anything else on my rocks in my reef tank, sooooo, I've brilliantly decided to turn the puffer tank into a display macro algae tank too. Just when i thought i was done spending money, i find...
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    My trip to Seaworld

    The wife and I are in Orlando, FL visiting Disney world for our anniversary. Now she knows I'm not a "Disney" person at all, but she is, so here we are. I'll admit tho, we visited Seaworld yesterday, and I secretly had a blast. Seeing all the aquatic life and shows was up my alley. Here's two...
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    Who'd buy it?

    See, this is a reason why i don't do zoas, the price on this is ridiculous! Sent from my Note 5
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    Autoaqua smart ato issues

    I had to vent real quick....I have an autoaqua smart ato on my reef tank, and lately it's been beeping and having issues lately. The last straw was just moments ago, I'm in my living room and it's beeping fast as hell, so i check it, and notice my sump has been filled to the top!!! This damn...
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    Gsp reef

    Good afternoon chicagoreefs family. I've lost all my seahorses, well, my wife lost all her sea horses....and decided to do something else with the tank, other than more seahorses. I've thought long and hard about what to put in the old seahorse tank, and decided to convert some green spotted...
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    Interesting video Sent from my Note 5
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    harlequin shrimp

    Good morning reef family, I have a quick question... My tank is starting to become overrun by asteria stars, so I'm considering a harlequin shrimp, but I also have 2 nice sized brittle stars in my tank too. Will the harlequin shrimp eventually go after and eat the brittle stars after all the...
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    Burped a seahorse

    Hello everyone....I just wanted to share my experience with everyone regarding my fiancé largest seahorse having a gas bubble. He's been swimming upside down since yesterday and today was starting to look really bad. So after a few YouTube videos, I decided to attempt to "burp" him. I must...
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    Chiller not working

    What's up jbj 1/15 chiller keeps blowing fuses whenever I put a new one in. The chiller will come on and stay on for about 3-5mins, then it shuts off from a blown fuse. Anyone know what could possibly be going on? Thank you. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    I'm losing my sps'

    Merry Christmas folks...Although I've had a good day, I'm a lil sad. Many of my sps colonies are dying, or already dead. I've pinpointed the problem to a sudden rise of phosphates. Even with a nice water change yesterday and a new batch of gfo, it doesn't seem to be helping. So, looks like...
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    What did you get?

    Merry Christmas chicagoreefs family...just wanted to see what everyone got for Christmas. I got a pair of timberland boots, a pair of Jordan's, some nice Steve madden shoes, and a brand new Apple iPad Air. Oh, and 2 bottles of nice cologne.
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    Smitty's 60 cube upgrade

    Hear ye, hear ye..... The time has come(finally) for my upgrade....the 37 cube has just gotten to small for my corals, so it was time to pull the trigger. I bought the 60 cube that Richard had for sale last week, And a sump from Gary, and spent the last few days cleaning it, conducting a water...
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    Awesome pieces and pricing

    Hey everyone...I just wanted to give a shout out to Frankie of Frag creations. I stopped by his place a few days ago, and on short notice, but he didn't mind and accepted my fiance and I with no problem. Once inside, he has several beautiful setups, with hundreds of coral frags and colonies. My...
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    Cheato vs. Reactor

    Hello everyone...I need you guys opinion...I've been seriously thinking about getting rid of all my cheato and getting an in sump reactor to either run po4 media or bio pellets. What do you all suggest?
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    Stunning macro video

    Hey guys, check out this macro video of the Komodo reef.
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    Mrs. Smitty's Gorgonian tank

    Hey guys, the Mrs talked me into(didn't take much talking) setting her up a tank with gorgonians, sea whips, sponges, she picked out the tank she wanted and I've just finished putting it together. It's a 15 gal column tank. I kinda like it, and she loves it, which is all that matters...
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    Scuba certification

    If anyone is interested
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    Hey Knuckles

    Hey Knuckles, we wanted to wish you a :8birthday: from your chicagoreefs family. Have a great day Jeff.