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Understanding damsels: chromis, clowns, and others

Posted 04/14/2012 at 06:12 PM by Sk8r

Understanding damsels, chromis, clowns...
These are the professional 'little guys' of the reef.
They require much more space than people realize: 100 gallons is good...for most.
They're also good 'dither fish,' who reassure other fish the coast is clear.

You can see dozens of them about a reef. Let a predator swim by and---boink!---if you blinked you missed it. They've all vanished.

WHere? Each fish individually has a tiny hole somewhere in the...
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LEDs and PAR/Quantum Meters Part 2: PAR

Posted 05/02/2012 at 09:06 AM by GeorgeMonnatJr
Updated 05/02/2012 at 11:52 AM by GeorgeMonnatJr

This is the middle part of my experiences so far with reef aquarium lighting continuing from [URL="http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/blog.php?b=517"]my general thoughts on technologies (Part 1)[/URL] with the end goal of [URL="http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/blog.php?b=519"]how I measured my LEDs (Part 3)[/URL].

As before, this blog is as much a place for me to keep my thoughts straight and engender discussion and something to refer to instead of retyping the...
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LEDs and PAR/Quantum Meters Part 3: Quantum Sensors and LEDs

Posted 05/02/2012 at 10:17 AM by GeorgeMonnatJr
Updated 06/18/2012 at 07:30 AM by GeorgeMonnatJr

I've finally reached the meat of my blog where I post the stuff that I find myself repeating in multiple threads, continuing from [URL="http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/blog.php?b=517"]my general thoughts on technologies (Part 1)[/URL] and [URL="http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/blog.php?b=518"]the definition of PAR (Part 2)[/URL].

As before, this blog is as much a place for me to keep my thoughts straight and engender discussion and something to refer to instead...
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Cyano, i'm finally rid of you

Posted 05/16/2012 at 03:41 PM by IridescentLily
Updated 07/05/2012 at 07:50 PM by IridescentLily

Cyano looks like red, slimy algae but it is actually a bacteria. Let me describe my cyano issue and how we managed to eradicate it.
I think the red slimy cyano began because of two things; Nutrients (excess food), and the changing of my hqi bulb.
I've always fed the corals 1-2 times a week. I've been feeding this way for about a year. I had no algae issues. No diatoms, no cyano, no hair algae no byropsis, no valonia. Though i have had a four aiptasia that a couple of peppermint...
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Ich and how to get rid of it using copper based medication.

Posted 08/26/2012 at 01:39 PM by bnumair

Here is a direct link to my forum where you can find the information regarding the topic.

[url]http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20614751#post20614751[/url]

From it:
Hi folks, this is an on going battle in the reef world. I strongly recommend everyone that is in this hobby to QT each and every fish they buy, it will save u from a lot of headache in long run. I also strongly suggest a permanent QT if possible for multiple reasons.

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