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    Well its been nine months since I started my tank. Just thought I would post a picture and ask if anyone can see any major issues? Besides the hair algae which I am battling all the time. I recently lowered the temp to 78 and stopped feeding the tank everday LOL, always learning! My parameters never change, I mean never, it's kind of scary.
    Salt 1.024
    PH 8.3
    Calcium 420
    ALK 9.6 (3.43)
    Nitrate always 0

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    the only change I would make would be that seaclone..
    225g SSB display, World Fish Custom Sump/Fuge/Filter, H&S A250-2X1260, h&S sulphur reactor, Reeflo Dart 3600g return on a wavy sea plus, 4X Tunze 6101, Deltec PF600, Octopus 3000, Aquazone Ozone 100,
    Lights: 2X250W 10K XMs, 1X400W10K XM, 6XT5s Al lights controlled by AC Jr.

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    Funny you mention that, I wonder if that seaclone has anything to do with the hair algae or cyano outbreaks?

    I am forever tweaking it!

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    get a good skimmer and Im sure that your algae and cyano outbreaks will go bye bye.
    225g SSB display, World Fish Custom Sump/Fuge/Filter, H&S A250-2X1260, h&S sulphur reactor, Reeflo Dart 3600g return on a wavy sea plus, 4X Tunze 6101, Deltec PF600, Octopus 3000, Aquazone Ozone 100,
    Lights: 2X250W 10K XMs, 1X400W10K XM, 6XT5s Al lights controlled by AC Jr.

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    What would you recommend?
    Given a family budget

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    also think about a lawnmower blenny for the hai. i put mine in and less then two weeks later, I can't find a single piece of hair anyware in the tank.

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    How big is the tank? My yellow tang eats way more hair algea than the lawnmower blenny does. The blenny likes the matted stuff way more & they both eat nori

    Between the two I'm almost out of the annoying new tank algea phase....

    Cheers!
    There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

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    I have a lawnmower blenny and a medium size yellow tang. I have to agree, I see the tang eating way more but neither one likes the hair

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    As far as affordable skimmers go, this new skimmer from Coral Life is the best value I have ever seen:

    http://aquariacanada.com/osCommerce/...oducts_id=1257

    Alway get a skimmer that is rated for at least 2 or 3 times your tank size. It is way cheaper to buy big than buy again.

    The other affordable thing would be the addition of some macro in a fuge.

    Both the skimmer and the macro export nutrients. That is what you need to focus on. There is a lot of nitrogen tied up the algae in your tank. It will still be there no matter how many critters you get to eat it.

    Good luck,

    Bill

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    Great advice, Bill...I concur!!
    Matt.

    Old system torn down to make a playroom.. planning a 62x42x28 high

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