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Well, it's finally happening. My Fiance and I just bought our new home and my LFS texted me last night and my Reefer 525XL is here! I will begin setting it up Friday and hopefully will have everything moved from my Reefer 250 to the new tank by the end of the weekend! I will update you all Friday when I begin on the stand!

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We're almost tank twins. I've got a lot of the same equipment as you. Is the chaeto growing nicely even with it being a newish tank and medium bioload? I'm really hesitant to get mine started so early. Mine has only been up and running for about 3-4 months.
 
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We're almost tank twins. I've got a lot of the same equipment as you. Is the chaeto growing nicely even with it being a newish tank and medium bioload? I'm really hesitant to get mine started so early. Mine has only been up and running for about 3-4 months.

Doesn't seem to be having much of a problem. I am feeding a bit heavier just to get the nutrients up.
 
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Well, Everyone is doing much better after nearly a month at the new house. The corals are pretty much all opened up (zoas are taking a bit longer), and I got my UV Sterilizer all hooked up and running. I mis-Diagnosed my Dinos and it is actually what appears to be green/blue Cyano. I have begun dosing H202 in hopes of fighting it back, and I moved the powerheads around and increased flow.

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Nice setup! I noticed you put your Nero's on the back wall - I'm thinking of doing the same when I get my WB next month. Obviously it's a better look , how is the flow with them on the back? Also the 525 is 5/8" glass if I'm not mistaken, I've read reviews on the Nero 5s not holding well on 1/2" glass I'm assuming you are not experiencing this...
 
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Nice setup! I noticed you put your Nero's on the back wall - I'm thinking of doing the same when I get my WB next month. Obviously it's a better look , how is the flow with them on the back? Also the 525 is 5/8" glass if I'm not mistaken, I've read reviews on the Nero 5s not holding well on 1/2" glass I'm assuming you are not experiencing this...

The new Neros have stronger magnets, I called and verified with AI before I purchased them. They actually hold pretty darn good. I haven't had one problem.

Regarding them being on the back, I was tired of moving them when I cleaned my glass and everything. The only issue I've had with it is it does mess the sand in the front up a bit, but it looks a lot cleaner. I may add a third one to go across the tank from the side.
 
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