Rygh's 250 gallon upgrade

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  1. gimmito

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    Mine was 82...I need to pull out a fan also.
     
  2. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

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    On the plus side, I am saving money on electricity.
    Heater has not run much this week.
    (There is actually a smaller heater not shown that runs a bit though)

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  3. Kensington Reefer

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    I turned my lights off this morning.
     
  4. aqua-nut

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    Warm up here. Suppose to be 100 today. We have no AC! Lighting is LED so no heat transfer there.

    This was the tank temp yesterday:

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  5. Coral reefer

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    No big deal there. Much more swing might becom an issue for sps tho. Use a fan if needed
     
  6. tankguy

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    I'm doing ok with mine
     
  7. gimmito

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    A fan blowing air across the halides brought down (3) 250 watt halides from a high of 83 to 78-80. Woot !
     
  8. tankguy

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    Today seems much better
     
  9. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

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    Augh, I hate Majanos!
    They are everywhere. And so much else to do as well.

    I had knee surgery, so have been doing a bit less than bare minimum maintenance
    for a few weeks now. It shows.
    So now that I am doing better, this weekend has been pretty busy.
    The usual cleaning of course.
    Skimmer, scrubber, carbon, water change.
    Plus a power head was jammed.
    And a ton of coraline on the front of the tank to scrape off.

    But dang, a ton of Majanos, everywhere.
    And a couple of Aptasia of course.
    I think I might buy that electronic Majano wand.
    Or more peppermint shrimp. But they could end up just being Wrasse food.
     
  10. Kensington Reefer

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    I hate majano nems too!!
     
  11. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

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    Some new arrivals.
    I really like the green one. It is really finely variegated. But so hard to capture on the camera.
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  12. rygh

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    Some other random pictures since I had the camera out.
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  13. DeeAnnMG

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    Wow! Love these two. What are they called?
     
  14. rygh

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    Not sure. I am lousy on ID'ing coral.
    Some sort of Green Zoa, and some sort of Acropora. Maybe Acropora Loripes.
    I bought the hard coral from a BAR member a while ago.
     
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  15. Lawrence Yang

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    tagging along! great tank rygh! love the mystery wrasse!
     
  16. rygh

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    Thanks.
    Funny story behind that Mystery Wrasse. Got it from a BAR friend.
    Most expensive fish I ever received for free .....
    :)
     
  17. Lawrence Yang

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    lucky lucky! I could never have one or my expansive clean up crew would get picked off haha
     
  18. rygh

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    Hmm, I worded that wrong.
    Perhaps better would be to say the most money I ever spent on a free fish.

    At any rate, great fish. It does not eat fully grown cleaner or peppermint shrimp.
    But when I added some new peppermint shrimp, they seemed to disappear mysteriously.
     
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  19. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

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    Why are fish better than dogs for pets???
    Because fish do not get sprayed by skunks!!!!!
    Augh!
    The dog, the house, and a fair bit of the neighborhood reeks.
    :mad::confused::eek:
     
  20. Kensington Reefer

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    Fish look gooood!
    Corals too
     

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