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 01-12-2013, 07:24 PM   #81
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Jbaygurl78745's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 597
Do I have to use the exact filter media when I replace or can I do my own carbon bag n such. And does it matter the type of sponge. Thank you
__________________

__________________
Jbaygurl78745 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 12:18 AM   #82
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
huma-huma's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: washington Pa
Posts: 5,257
you can def tweak your filtration to fit your needs but id try to change it one step at a time. that way if something goes wrong in terms of filtration, yull know where it came from
__________________

__________________
my 125g Sw...Round 2!http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...220171-33.html
ever see someone cut a 125g in half??
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...-286438-4.html
huma-huma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 11:53 AM   #83
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Jbaygurl78745's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 597
So we just got back home after a cpl days away and my son noticed the skunk cleaner shrimp shed is this good or should I be worried he's only been in the tank since Monday. All water levels are on spot. ( my son thinks its going to die :-(
__________________
Jbaygurl78745 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 07:58 PM   #84
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Jbaygurl78745's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 597
Our 2 vivid red clowns passed away some time between 11 last night and sometime today. All my levels are right on spot amm-0 trites-0 trates-inbetween 0 n 10. The salt level was a lil high would that have killed them. The Harlequin shrimp and the skunk shrimp are both normal. There's also a torch coral and some polyps.
__________________
Jbaygurl78745 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 08:05 PM   #85
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TommyP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,227
It could of been the salinity that led to the deaths as long as your other levels are okay. Did you check with a tds meter the water coming from your ro/di unit? - mine was high that's I never knew why I was losing fish the only reason why im asking
__________________
Salt Life
55g Reef tank
30g Freshwater tank
TommyP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 08:19 PM   #86
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Jbaygurl78745's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 597
We use sea water from PETCO and for top offs we use distilled water.

What's a tds meter?
__________________
Jbaygurl78745 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 08:30 PM   #87
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TommyP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,227
A tds meter is like a little pen meter that you dip in the water to test the total dissolved solids but if your using the water from petco that should be fine then.
__________________
Salt Life
55g Reef tank
30g Freshwater tank
TommyP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 01:42 PM   #88
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Jbaygurl78745's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 597
Ill have get one who knows what could be in sea water.

My son and husband brought home this torch coral. The guy at the pet store told them all it needed was a iodine supplement so he got that. Now does it need be feed any thing else?
__________________
Jbaygurl78745 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 01:50 PM   #89
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TommyP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,227
It doesn't need to be fed it will get its food from the water column and lighting. You may not have to supplement iodine as well, he may be able to return that. Most of the replacements are going to be fufilled by water changes.
__________________
Salt Life
55g Reef tank
30g Freshwater tank
TommyP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 01:52 PM   #90
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Madreefer420's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 205
I think this is awesome what ur doin for your little guy and I wish him the best!!! Also if u pick diff clowns mke sure u don't pick a clarki or maroon they are very agressive clowns
__________________

__________________
Madreefer420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
salt, salt water

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
Okay - A Plethora of Issues With My 60 Gallon Goldfish Tank Since Last Post... ArtesiaWells Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 73 06-18-2012 05:40 PM
New to Salt Water with 75g tetrajoy Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 47 01-30-2012 11:26 PM
New to salt water :) Zweetdumz Member Introductions 3 12-05-2011 09:53 PM
175g salt tank, water on the floor rlinville General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 6 10-11-2011 02:16 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:09 PM.


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