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New Member Hello / Re: Hello from north Louisiana
« Last post by rayn on June 22, 2015, 12:11:17 PM »
Welcome to RP! 

Any pics of your tanks?  Sounds like you got bit by the aquarium bug.
New Member Hello / Hello from north Louisiana
« Last post by bullit on June 22, 2015, 02:00:32 AM »
Been in saltwater tanks about two years still got lots to learn

180gal.mixed reef with 75gal.sump
 35gal.coral reef with 20gal.sump
 60gal.seahorse tank
 35gal.anemone tank in progress
Clownfish and Anemones / Re: bubble tip
« Last post by freddy on January 15, 2015, 09:44:43 AM »
My two clowns keep hovering over top of it waiting for it to fully open when i got the clowns they were hosting a long green tentecle anenome so they should host the bubble.I have been kind of impatient for it to open right up because I broke my hand last week and have been home this week with nothing else to do but watch my tank lol which actually isnt a bad thing
Clownfish and Anemones / Re: bubble tip
« Last post by Flipside on January 14, 2015, 10:34:06 PM »
Awesome bro!  thumbsup1
Clownfish and Anemones / Re: bubble tip
« Last post by freddy on January 14, 2015, 06:05:48 PM »
Thankyou for the reply, it slowly is starting to look better not fully open but looking better, it seems to expand more when the lights are off.It has stayed in one spot for 4 days now, i think it is settling in thumbsup1
Clownfish and Anemones / Re: bubble tip
« Last post by Flipside on January 14, 2015, 02:51:42 PM »
Hey freddy! Long time, indeed!

Yes, that's perfectly normal for a RBTA.  They tend to move around a lot at first.  When they are comfortable, they will typically sit still for awhile.  I have never had one just walk all over the place unless they are just not getting enough light, or getting too much light.

Also, when these creatures move from one tank to another, they do tend to expel all of the old fluids that they had in them, to slowly soak up the water in their new home.  It's quite a change.  I'd give it a good month to get cozy.  From there, maybe cut a silverside into 4 pieces, and feed him a bit.  He should get nice a full looking by the next day.  So, yes... I'd say he's still adjusting.

Just on a side note, I only feed my rainbows (very similar to the RBTAs) once a month.  And, I only feed them a little.
Clownfish and Anemones / bubble tip
« Last post by freddy on January 13, 2015, 03:25:07 PM »
Hello everyone long time, my question is my freind has a rose tip anenome that split last thurs the same day he got it off the rock and brought it over to me, it has moved to one spot but seems to have stuck its foot in multiple holes have tentacles coming out different holes it hasnt fully opened yet is this normal or could it be adjusting or healing still thks
medium tanks (40-150gals) / Re: Flip's 120g NBBB
« Last post by Flipside on January 01, 2015, 05:54:44 PM »

My first video with the new camera. :)
Reviews From The Flipside / Jebao DCT-12000
« Last post by Flipside on January 01, 2015, 03:39:29 PM »
I purchased this pump a few weeks ago for somewhere in the area of $100 (seems to be the magic price for most Jebao products).  I really just wanted to test it out.  I just got around to swapping it in, replacing my old Eheim 1262.  It's a world of difference in terms of pushing power.  The DCT-12000 pushes 12000 lph (3170 gph) and the 1262 pushes 3407 lph (900 gph).  So yeah...  They are really only similar in power consumption as the DC powered pump pushes more water, has electronic speed adjustment, and is way cheaper.  So, why not try one, right?

Now, I don't mean to compare these two pumps because they aren't in the same league, but wow!  The Eheim is almost $200, runs at 80w, and is a "what you see is what you get" kind of pump.  Meaning, if you want to tune it back, you have to use some type of valve, inline the return.  Of course with a valve, inline the return and throttled back, you won't consume 80w (same holds true with the DC powered one, rated at 85w).  But, no one can deny that Eheim's reputation is astonishing.  Chances are, if you start your tank with an Eheim, it might outlive the tank!

But what makes this DC hype so nice?  I personally like the electronic speed feature as I don't really "have-to" have a valve in there (though I do).  Also, I can pull my return pump's plug off of my controller outlet box, since the DC powered pump has a "feed" option (one more saved plug on my controller).  Of course, the price is fantastic (considering this fairly pricey hobby).  I mean, it's darn near half the price of an Eheim.  FLOW FOR DAYS!  I love how "torquey" these DC powered pumps are!  They just push and push!

Any way... I'll run this puppy for awhile and report on how it goes.  So far, pretty impressed with the simple features, and the footprint though.  Here's some pics of them side-by-side:

New Member Hello / Re: Hello from Oregon!
« Last post by michael on December 24, 2014, 08:19:24 AM »
The tank looks absolutely beautiful, congratulations on such a healthy attractive system, and welcome to RP.
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