Hotdog's Maxed Out Reef 650

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    It is a red spotted blenny, Istiblennius chrysospilos. Really good algae eaters and lots of personality.
     
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    Are they readily available, or where you just lucky to get one?
     
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    They should be readily available on Sri Lanka shipments and should not be too expensive (less than R400), whether the shops order them off the lists is a different story. Maybe chat to your local shop and ask them to order you some from the next Sri Lanka shipment?
     
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    I see there are some on the TMC list this week under ‘red spotted flymo blenny’, maybe Sheldon @Marine Aquatics can help you with one. :whistling:
     
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    Random shots from the weekend:
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    Those longnose hawks are such an awesome pair. Look like 2 love birds on a nest
     
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    Stopped carbon dosing for now, decided to try chaeto (thanks @mariusmeyer ) and see what happens to nitrates. Might not be efficient enough as I have over 50 fish, but will see. Might design big algae scrubber to run on one side outside of tank, let’s see if this works, both in reactor and in sump under grow lights:
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    Pacific sun have a version out of those reactors out now, http://pacific-sun.eu/shop/filtration/algae-reactor/
    Apparently
    They still seem a bit too transparent for outside the sump to me looking at the pics of them.
     
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    Sneak peak of possible new additions (that is if they make it through qt):
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    Do you still run the stock RSM Skimmer?
     
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    No, I have a Reef Octo 3000-ext as main skimmer and a Reef Octo 3000-int as secondary which is also for ozone.
     
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    I'm having no luck with the C-Skim 1800. It doesn't skim, then for no reason overskims like a mofo, then nothing again. It's impossible to get it setup
     
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    I got the tank second hand with the reef octo skimmer, but have dealt with other stock RSM skimmers on smaller RSM tanks, and could also never get them to work properly.
     
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    Cyano slowing disappearing since stopping carbon dosing, too scared to test Nitrate. Also, if anyone ever has to remove a bioball from an overflow, a vacuum cleaner works best (after struggling for over an hour with a kitchen knife):

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    Luv ur Hammer Colony buddy :thumbup:, looks Great
     
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    Agreed. Its really something
     
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    New fish went in today.

    Vallenciennae alleni:
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    Anampses lennardi:
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    Chaetodontoplus personifer:
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    Baby Chelmon marginalis:
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    I like the new fish. Really nice. But i think you are fast running out of space. If you have not already. How are the nitrates?
     
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    Shotgun that wrasse!!
     

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