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  1. Late reply, you probably already set it up. But...

    Late reply, you probably already set it up. But local style tanks are great.
  2. Chaeto Reactors compared to Algae Scrubbers, part...

    Chaeto Reactors compared to Algae Scrubbers, part 3

    Now for nutrients.

    Nutrients are defined as inorganics, not organics. The word "nutrient" is sometimes confused with "nutrition", and maybe...
  3. Chaeto Reactors compared to Algae Scrubbers, part...

    Chaeto Reactors compared to Algae Scrubbers, part 2


    Now for some basic differences; more detailed differences will be in subsequent posts.

    The first and maybe most important difference is...
  4. Chaeto Reactors compared to Algae Scrubbers, part...

    Chaeto Reactors compared to Algae Scrubbers, part 1

    All macroalgae operate basically the same, chemically. They all use light, photosynthetically, to absorb nutrients from the water (i.e.,...
  5. Chaeto Reactors compared to Algae Scrubbers

    With more people wanting to use natural filtration for their tanks, we are going to look at the two main types of units that you can put on your system: Chaeto reactors (or "algae reactors") and...
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    There are some actual product pics now......

    There are some actual product pics now...
    www.WavyFilter.com
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    Well here is ours:...

    Well here is ours:
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/santa-monica/1517121823?token=b5a68bdc
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    Well they do have lots of those, and they seem to...

    Well they do have lots of those, and they seem to do very well, but I was just asking in general.

    There's lots of aquarium stuff; use it's search box.
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    Anyone do a Kickstarter?

    Been a few years for me, and I want to see if anything is new or changed.
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    New reef found at Amazon river

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/22/huge-coral-reef-discovered-at-amazon-river-mouth?CMP=fb_gu
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    Curious about AUS winners.

    Curious about AUS winners.
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    Wow that sounds great. And had not seen a painted...

    Wow that sounds great. And had not seen a painted cray before.
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    Good to know they will come out. Did not know...

    Good to know they will come out. Did not know that about gloomys.
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    Ha. Actually I think you save a lot of money...

    Ha. Actually I think you save a lot of money without all the glass/acrylic and stand. Plastic tubs are cheap and don't break. And salt does not evaporate.
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    Hope they did ok.

    Hope they did ok.
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    I forget the name of the easy-to-keep one, but...

    I forget the name of the easy-to-keep one, but someone will know. Main thing is that they always hide.
  17. Thread: Abalone

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    Yep I had one, somehow. Grew very quick.

    Yep I had one, somehow. Grew very quick.
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    David Attenborough's Reef

    http://attenboroughsreef.com/
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    Anyone done a salt pond?

    I've only seen saltwater ponds in plastic tubs, but not real ponds. Would be great to see a real salt pond with rocks and coral and maybe a waterfall, especially outside, if the temps could be kept...
  20. Wikipedia picture of the day: September 11, 2015

    Wikipedia picture of the day: September 11, 2015:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Coral_Outcrop_Flynn_Reef.jpg
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    I found Al's pages. If his are covered, then...

    I found Al's pages. If his are covered, then maybe they are really just outdoor tanks. I do like the pond concept though, even our simple one that is just a 75 gal plastic tub.

    I wonder if birds...
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    I guess temperature would be the big one. Even...

    I guess temperature would be the big one. Even for fish-only, I would think most marine fish are used to a narrower temp range.
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    Saltwater Pond

    Has anyone thought about a saltwater pond? Once the salt is put in, it should not be much harder than freshwater, just needing top off.
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    Yea they are good for sumps, to break about big...

    Yea they are good for sumps, to break about big food particles, so that the smaller particles can circulate back around to feed the corals and small fish.
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