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About coigula
I was born on a full moon in early march. It was an exceptionally cool evening even for March. The midwifes name was Ursula, and she had an evil smile.
Greensboro, NC
weight lifting , hot yoga, of course reefs, and working up to polar bear club
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Reeflo Snapper Disaster last night

by coigula on 05-27-2012 at 08:08 AM
When here's my disaster story.

Lost power last night to tank on dedicated GFI breaker.

Found the sump over flowed because returned back siphoned and were not in top off tank like they should have been. Well I have a tray underneath the sump that drains by 3/4" uniseal and 3/4" PVC pipe to garage floor. Well that worked too so not big deal right? WRONG!

My 1 year old Reeflo Sanpper Gold managed to get 1/8" water in back end of motor block where

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Updated 05-27-2012 at 08:29 AM by coigula

Electrical , ‎ Plumbing , ‎ Equipment

Reef Photography Links

by coigula on 01-13-2010 at 09:02 PM
Here are some links to Andre Seale of HI Marine Inst.

Some of his photos are very unique...

Updated 01-14-2010 at 02:24 AM by melev

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3 tangs died in one day

by coigula on 01-12-2010 at 09:50 PM
I'm been reef keeping close to decade and had strange experience this last week.

My last tank lasted 6 years before losing power while away. I have slowly and carefully restocked tank. I had 4 tangs in system in two different connected tanks.

All fish were quarantined with Copper Citrate and Prazipro for 2 weeks. All ate well and and had not visible scars, parasites, fgungal infactions ect.

I had them in same system for about 10 weeks and 3 of four died

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Tank Description Blog for Coigula

by coigula on 01-06-2010 at 05:07 PM
Coigula is the affectionate name of one of my 3 tangs (and my screen name). I have been keeping reefs since 2002 and am on second tank. I have followed some of the trends in hobby and ignored others.

Description from Top Down- Hardware Description only

Lighting: IceCap 2X250 MH Hamilton 10K, 2X54W T5 UV454 and Indgo, 40watts LED 420nm

Tank: Oceanic 140 (tall 120) with cherry cabinet

Refugium: 20 gallon Life Reef Acrylic Custom (14 X 14 X 20)

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