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  1. Pulsing xenia
  2. Most t5 users add Leds for 2 reasons. 1: added intensity/penetration for deeper tanks, and 2: that hyper blue actinic look and shimmer Since 1 sounds like it won't be an issue for you, it'd be a matter of your personal preference in 2, but it would be just aesthetic and of no real benefit to the coral. Right now t5s with a reefbrite strip or two are all the rage
  3. For a tiny tank (I'm guessing relatively shallow), if money is not an option, and you want the best of the best, T5 all day man. ATI T5 specifically
  4. Labo gets this stuff in occasionally. I like it fine. Nice shot of diversity
  5. Not sure where you're at, but lazy' s fraghouse in Dayton is a great spot for sps
  6. Pro tips for bottle trapping: Use a mag float instead of a string. Put the wet-side in your bottle, the dry side on the outside of the glass. This has a couple advantages - you can place the bottle at the best height in the water column for your fish (and ideally up off the sand where the serpents can't get it as easy), and instead of using a string to pull the bottle, when your fish swims in, just rotate the dry side magnet, which in-turn rotates the wet-side magnet, and the whole bottle rotates as well. Then simply use the magnet to slide the bottle up to the surface of your aquarium and the fish is trapped. It was actually trapped as soon as the mouth of the bottle was turned up toward the water surface as most fish won't flee upward, but once they're at the surface the only way for them to get out is to go airborne and that just doesn't happen. Place the bottle in your tank for 3-4 days without adding food to it. The fish will likely need to acclimate to it being there before they will get anywhere near it. So baiting for the first few days is a waste of time, food, and potential unnecessary nutrient in your tank. After 3-4 days bait the trap and watch the fish swim in. I usually fast my fish for the waiting period as well, so they're nice and hungry when I finally do bait. I catch fish like this all the time. Some are more aggressive and easier to catch, and will need temporarily removed (placed in a bucket or whatever) so they stay out of the way and the more shy fish you're after has time to get in the bottle. The only fish I've ever not been able to get at using this method was one that wouldn't eat any of my prepared foods, and was surviving solely on my coral smorgasbord. One day I'll make a video. I feel like this is the hundredth time I've typed this out and I know it'd be way easier to see it in action. It's so easy, it pains me to hear of people struggling with it.
  7. I've got a gently used Reef Octopus Biochurn Biopellet Reactor. Asking $150. More info here https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/reef-octopus-biochurn-120int-reactor.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjw4eXPBRCtARIsADvOjY3u1P2YJkeOZ4nuy2FaQLE-0YFaLhTRYkiXXV2dgn-Da7O4Iv_kjuQaAiZvEALw_wcB
  8. I've got a gently used Reef Octopus Biochurn Biopellet Reactor. Asking $150. More info here https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/reef-octopus-biochurn-120int-reactor.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjw4eXPBRCtARIsADvOjY3u1P2YJkeOZ4nuy2FaQLE-0YFaLhTRYkiXXV2dgn-Da7O4Iv_kjuQaAiZvEALw_wcB
  9. I've got 2 brand new fixtures for sale. One is 24", the other 30". Each comes with an extra tri-bulb. More info here. Asking $100 for the 24" and $150 for the 30" https://reefbuilders.com/2014/09/16/coralife-aqualight-led-trilamp/
  10. Standard care for LPS, low/moderate flow and light. Up to you as to whether you should/can separate from the palys. It might not be worth it. Favia are pretty common/cheap and grow relatively slow. A colony could be had relatively cheap. Google "dragon soul favia" for some pics of one of the more sought after color patterns
  11. Favia of some kind. Probably will continue to die off unless separated from the palys.
  12. I'm guessing the first drain is running on a siphon if the second is an emergency correct? 1x1" siphon will drain as much as 2x1" standing drains... I'd still go with 2x3/4" for the returns. No sense in these being the limiting factor. Manage flow by pump size
  13. Most factory tanks that use 2x 1" drains will have 2x 3/4" returns. That's what I'd go with.
  14. I have 4 mounted like yours over my 120. If I was only running 2, i'd run them the other way.
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