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Aqualifted 1.5 and 1.0 Gallon Tanks

So far so good. This pump+filter on top of tank seems to be the only setup that works. In variations that had the pump+filter on the table next to the tank, leakage was a constant problem. In this on-top configuration, … Continue reading

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Oblong 1.5g Tank with Aqua Lifter Pump

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Aqua Lifter Pumps for Opae’ula Tank – UPDATE 3/12/17

Update 3/12/17 – The setup here didn’t work out. The pumps are positioned too low, reducing the flow. I moved the pump-prefilter unit so that it now sits on top of the tank. I’ll be posting photos or a video … Continue reading

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Switched to Power Heads for UGFs – Update 1/7/17

UPDATE 1/7/17 – After 6 months, I’ve given up on the powerheads and returned to the good ole air pumps. The current was just too strong for my small 10-gallon tanks, which are really filled to the 8-to-9 gallon level. … Continue reading

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Glass Jar with Lid: New Opae’ula Tank

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Build Your Own UGF

Updated 3/4/16 Opae’ula are fun to raise. Since they don’t need much space for a simulated natural environment, we can be creative in building tanks. I believe a gallon jar is about the smallest optimal size. At a thrift shop, … Continue reading

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Diatom Stage Is Tied to the Coral — Not the Tank

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