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Eric Noa

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About Eric Noa

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    Need Bigger House
  • Birthday 03/29/1990

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    Cape Coral, FL 33904
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    Saltwater Aquariums, Fishing, Computers, Architecture, Weight Lifting and My lovely girlfriend :)
  1. Get yourself a Carbondoser from aquarium plants. IMO the apex shouldn't have to controller the CO2 regulator. If the reactor is setup properly the pH within the reactor shouldn't fluctuate more than .5 Apex should be used as a failsafe for when the regulator fails. I say when because eventually everything fails. If you have the apex or any other controller constantly turning the regulator on/off then your effluent rate is too fast or slow for the amount of CO2 going into the reactor.
  2. Some new pictures from tonight. These are under the T5's and LED's. MH get too hot to take pictures under them haha WWC Pantera Rosa ASD Rainbow Mille Jason Fox Sour Twist (was getting a bit too much light so it was moved down today) CB Fireball CB Maleficent SC OP Good old green cap :) Sunny D's TSA Blackbeards Treasure UWW Starburst Monti plus Sunny D's & Rastas
  3. I guess I should update this thread since its been over a month. New light is performing well. However I have not seen much growth since the change. I think it mainly due to the time Im running the lights. LED's are 12hrs. I have not gotten any par readings of the XHO's but I don't believe they put out much par. T5's are 6hrs and MH 3hrs. I originally was planning on running the lights for 12, 10 and 3 hours (LED -> T5 -> MH) but held off as I did not want to bleach anything. Today I increased the T5's from 6hrs to 10hrs. I'll be keeping an eye on the higher frags to make sure nothing gets stressed from the extra 4hrs. These photos are from yesterday night right before the XHO's turned off. Green Slimer FHC Rainbow Lust JKR Rainbow WWC Grafted Cap Bonsai BigR WD $500 Efflo & TSA Rainbow Sherbet RRA Pink Floyd CB Maleficent PC Superman -> WWC Pantera Rosa -> ASD Rainbow Mille Jason Fox Razzmatazz TSA Blackbeards Treasure Red Planet PC Rainbow WWC Dragon Slayer Inland Corals Poseidon RRC Pink Cadillac
  4. Its tomorrow
  5. Hmm I sorta did for him hahahaha
  6. Do you mind sharing your test results? Type of rock, length of time the tank has been running, feeding amount, etc?
  7. Post some pics
  8. Bacon Bacon Bacon
  9. Perfect. I'll be waiting
  10. Ed do you have any frags of WWC Somewhere over the rainbow mille? I got one from you over a year ago but lost it when my tank crash. Would like to get another one. Also if you have a picture of the mother colony I would love to see it.
  11. My new tank is fairly new (3 months) so I haven't cleaned the sump. However Im running a auto neck cleaner on my skimmer and every time it runs the little bit of gunk that has build up in the neck from the previous day (neck cleaner runs once a day) gets dropped into the skimmer body and exists through the output pipe on the skimmer. Over time this has accumulated around my skimmer so it will need to be vacuumed out on a regular basis. I run 2x 250 micron socks so my sump stays clean for the most part. On my previous tank, the 300g display I had a 125g sump with a refugium. Even though I ran filter socks on that tank I only had them on the main drain so over time debris would accumulate in my refugium section. I only had cheato so every 2 or 3 months I would drain the refugium section and vacuum it with a shop vac to get all the debris out. Aside from that I didn't really do much cleaning in the sump area other than the regular cleaning of pumps, heaters and probes about every 6 months.
  12. Maybe check on craigslist
  13. Very nice! I went with the 250w Radiums as well.
  14. Im not expecting to have any heat problems but we will see in July/August when the heat really cranks up lol.
  15. I agree with Marco, 2x Hydras 52's over a 72" tank is definitely not enough. I wouldn't even get the 52's. If anything the 26's are better, more powerful and cheaper. You will need more though as they are smaller.