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Which light should I upgrade to after coral qt is done?

  • 2x ai prime

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  • 2x hipargero 30w

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Informed the seller letting him know I’ll buy the tank. I’m pretty amped, this is a fantastic setup for a first reef tank. That skimmer alone is almost $400.

I’m going to re-finish the wood and get it looking clean.
 
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Informed the seller letting him know I’ll buy the tank. I’m pretty amped, this is a fantastic setup for a first reef tank. That skimmer alone is almost $400.

I’m going to re-finish the wood and get it looking clean.
Congrats, excited for you!
 
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Congrats, excited for you!

Same, I can’t imagine what life is like what a sump and skimmer.

I was just doing the costing for getting an hob fuge, skimmer, and other expensive stuff to make a non drilled tank work. It was the smarter and less expensive option to just go ahead and get a drilled tank now before the fish get done with quarantine.
 
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We got your back bro

Gosh dangit....


Let me tell you, I’ve made a career out of not getting rickrolled.

My co-workers, mere fetal attempts nonstop. They salivate at the thought of one day enucleating my eye with this day-walking, dad dancing, burgundy haired nuisance.

Then, at my absolute least suspecting moment, a person that I trust, listen to, and seek guidance from, decides to obliterate what would have been an A+ day.

You sir are a legend.
 

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We prefer ginger haired nuisance. ;)
 
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Leptos are cool as heck, JF has some great leptos and corals in general.
I'm really wanting a neon green toadstool leather.
And a Pipe organ coral specifically Tubipora Musica
He does and at really good prices as well.

I want one as well. There are a few mainstays that I want to pick up with my next coral shipments, a candy cane included. I’m on the fence about a toadstool leather though.

Are you running a mixed reef?
 

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I tried sps in the beginning and tank was just too sterile so for now just softy/lps
Long story short I had 20gal going for 6 months and it was just about ready for sps and 12 days ago I just switched everything into this 40 breeder so it's once again too sterile for sps.
 
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I tried sps in the beginning and tank was just too sterile so for now just softy/lps
Long story short I had 20gal going for 6 months and it was just about ready for sps and 12 days ago I just switched everything into this 40 breeder so it's once again too sterile for sps.
I thought sps preferred cleaner water than lps.

The dirtier my tank gets, and the higher the nitrates and phosphates rise (with a limit of course), the happier they are.
 

What is the deciding factor(s) for why you choose the salt you use? Mulitple choice available!

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