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Old 12-24-2008, 11:18 AM   #121
 
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I use turbo and astrea snails now with a few hermits. I'm really wanting to add a eyelash (lawnmower) blenny. They'll help the tank yes, but i love the way they interact and are so personable. Urchin... i don't want to get it and then get rid of it as they can get really big, but that looks like my true option...
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:06 PM   #122
 
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tuxedos dont get any bigger then golf ball- tenis ball size and they dont have big spines like a longspine or pencil urchin
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:50 PM   #123
 
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my LFS has some really big tuxedos then because they are nearing the size of baseballs.
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:28 AM   #124
 
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welp, i've just done the best water change ever...
I did the change and put my hand into the water the move something and i felt a sting in my finger.
Pulled it out and thought it was a cut in my finger (which i do have) and tried with my left hand... Yeah, it hurt again.
I had loose electricity from my RIO 800. It took my a little while and killing the power all at once then un plugging everthing thing one by one to find it, but i did.
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:03 PM   #125
 
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good find, are you gonna get a grounding rod? I've never invested in one of those, seeing mixed reviews/opinions on whether or not they are worth anything. Maybe you'll just replace/fix the RIO?
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Old 12-27-2008, 05:07 PM   #126
 
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I have enough flow, i'm just going to leave it out for now, i do have a MJ600 lying around so maybe i'll use that... idk though

Also... I'm going to put another tank up. It'll be a 2.5g pico tank... i'm using stuff from the main reef and sand that i've had and corals that are in the main reef. i probably wont do any fish, but idk.
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Old 12-27-2008, 05:20 PM   #127
 
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also someone suggested a multimeter from radio shack, so i think i'm going to do that.
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Old 12-27-2008, 05:32 PM   #128
 
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what would you measure with the multi-meter? I wish i knew how to identify and fix a voltage leak, but I don't . That might make a good thread in itself under another forum on here, asking what other people do and don't do about stray electricity.
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Old 12-27-2008, 05:46 PM   #129
 
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The meter would be plugged into the tank and if it ever spiked i would know there was a power leak. Then it'll help me id where it's coming from i think.

From what i've had other people tell me in my local club, Rio's are known for power leaks and for siezing up and having a leak and nuking the system, so i think i'm going to get those out and go with another Maxi Jet or something else like a korelia or a Tunze... i wish i could get the Vortec MP40W... that would be awsome.
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:03 PM   #130
 
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Yeah, I've got a couple of Koralias. They're pretty good, its tough to point them such that they don't blow up the sand, and my only other complaint is that I don't think they can or at least should be used with wavemakers. Tunzes are, but of course, they are WAY more expensive . One day when I get my dream tank, I'll have a couple of Tunzes and a microcontroller! I've never checked out the Vortecs though, I'll look them up.
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