Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-10-2012, 12:25 AM   #221
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
jjamontan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Queen Creek,AZ
Posts: 973
Didn't know that! Thanks for the quick response. I think I seen a BRS YouTube video on making a top for a tank. Is this the same thing that you were telling me about?
__________________

__________________
jjamontan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2012, 12:27 AM   #222
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
jjamontan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Queen Creek,AZ
Posts: 973
Quote:
Originally Posted by TLTGF
Also, using glass or plexi tops, you will have added maintenance of constantly washing off the salt creep.
And on another note, how are you liking your LED's in comparison to the T5's?
__________________

__________________
jjamontan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2012, 12:56 AM   #223
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TLTGF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Howell, MI
Posts: 2,123
BRS is exactly what I'm talking about. And honestly, there is no comparison. Well that's a lie. I think that t5's are a solid technology that will suffice at having a great looking tank and growing a great variety of corals. However, I really see LED's as better at everything a T5 can do: better color, higher intensity, lower watts, run cooler, 100% customizable, longer life, smaller package, sexy, and all around better growth of my corals.

Am I still convinced that I needed to pay $750 for the lights, heck no, but do I personally feel I made the right decision and I'm 100% satisfied... HECK YES!
__________________
TLTGF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2012, 12:19 AM   #224
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
jjamontan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Queen Creek,AZ
Posts: 973
Ok today one of the small heads of my torch coral detached from the skeleton. It was doing fine and then it was just hanging on. After awhile it was just floating around the sand. Why do you guys think that this would happen?
__________________
jjamontan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2012, 04:20 PM   #225
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Jlsardina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,581
Send a message via AIM to Jlsardina
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjamontan
Ok today one of the small heads of my torch coral detached from the skeleton. It was doing fine and then it was just hanging on. After awhile it was just floating around the sand. Why do you guys think that this would happen?
How are your water parameters? Anyone picking on it? Being stung by another coral? Endless possibilities unfortunately.
__________________
Jlsardina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2012, 04:54 PM   #226
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
jjamontan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Queen Creek,AZ
Posts: 973
Tested and all was fine, this morning I found my emerald crab on top of my toadstool so I wonder if he was messing with it. The torch that came off was hanging out in the sand till a current picked him up and ended up in the powerhead.
__________________
jjamontan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2012, 10:40 PM   #227
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
jjamontan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Queen Creek,AZ
Posts: 973
Coco worm

Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20120317_183755.jpg
Views:	154
Size:	64.3 KB
ID:	83134

Clam.
Trying my luck with these two. I also picked up a superman monti frag, some zoa's and another cleaner shrimp.

Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20120317_183826.jpg
Views:	156
Size:	62.5 KB
ID:	83135
__________________
jjamontan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2012, 10:44 PM   #228
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
jjamontan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Queen Creek,AZ
Posts: 973
Full tank shot.

Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20120317_184445.jpg
Views:	164
Size:	63.2 KB
ID:	83138
__________________
jjamontan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2012, 09:43 AM   #229
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Jlsardina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,581
Send a message via AIM to Jlsardina
Coming along nicely
__________________
Jlsardina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 01:38 AM   #230
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
jjamontan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Queen Creek,AZ
Posts: 973
So everyday I am having to put a air tube into my hang on the back overflow box and suck out the air that has built up. I am about to add a auto top off. My problem is, if I install a auto top off and the level falls in the sump this will add fresh water and it is not needed than my salt will go to low. What do I do? I guess what I am telling you is that it looks like evaporation but what is happening is that the level in the DT is going up and the level in the return is going down. The top off is going to fill it.
__________________

__________________
jjamontan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
start

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What Do I Need To Start SaltWater? CleverBs Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 21 10-13-2011 07:56 PM
Jungle start Zyme? and New 55gal tank angel4335 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 7 09-19-2011 02:09 AM
Want to start adding plants WinksFish Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 2 08-24-2011 06:58 PM
Issues with getting siphon to start on Fluval Edge! electro_cute Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 14 08-06-2011 04:02 PM
Wanting to start an aquarium Mare_226 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 5 07-02-2011 08:27 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.