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  1. I have a piece of history now

    Yesterday I wrote this blog about the Captive-Bred yellow tangs I now have. Read it for all the details, and why it's a big deal.
    http://melevsreef.com/blog/captive-b...tangs-04202016

    Here are a couple of pictures of them today in their system.




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  2. New fish - and how I react to issues

    I wanted to share something with y'all today, and hope you understand where it is coming from. Recently I picked up a Copperband butterfly fish, put it through acclimation & Safety Stop baths, and then placed it in the Peacemaker in my reef for three days to get used to its future friends. I fed this fish often, making sure it was eating, key to this particular fish's survival. CBBs are usually quite tough to keep, and starvation is probably one of the main reasons more of us don't succeed. ...

    Updated 04-15-2016 at 04:26 PM by melev

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  3. My new frag system is cycling, at last.

    As you know, for some time I've talked about setting up a stand alone frag system in the corner of the fishroom. In December I got everything built and last weekend I finally plumbed it in, got water circulating and a raw shrimp is now working its magic for three days to get the cycle going.





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  4. Ecotech

    Well, I decided I had enough of the noise from my 2 mp60's so I upgraded both to the new quiet drives. What an amazing difference! One is now almost silent and the other is at least 80% quieter. Here's where things go a bit sideways. Neither driver will remember night mode. While not a big deal I think all features should work properly. I reached out to Ecotech and basically the new drivers need a firmware update. I tried contacting the retailer I purchased them from to see if they could do it for ...
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  5. New frags on the way

    I just ordered some pretty SPS frags that will arrive next week.

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    New video uploading now to Youtube. This week's topic is about skimmers, and this is going into my system soon. It's the largest NYOS Quantum skimmer, which is brand new to the market. I saw it at MACNA, and they asked me to give it a review so I'll be running it for a couple of months in my system.

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