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Old 02-03-2008, 09:53 AM   #21
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i have search everywhere in this small town for that purgin stuff and i cant find it. so i may have to order it offline and wait it out. i am mixing my water tonight and add it tomorrow. then every 3 days there after.

should i consider adding a few snails or hermits? i already have a few in there but, i think most of them died. i have a major bubble alage problem so i hear crabs are the way to go for that problem.
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:51 AM   #22
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i also want to get an opinion on if it would be wise to scrub my current LR in my tank. i was thinking of buying another rubermaid 20g but then i got to thinking. my tank is already in a horrible state as of now. what if i just got a cheap HOB filter and scrubed my LR in my tank. there i dont need to worrie about my shrooms and polyps going though anymore stress switching back and forth. the HOB would clean any drifing hairalage and i could also use it for the GAC too.

any opinions or should i just clean it the good old fashion way?
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If your leather does not respond in a few days after the PWCs you may want to frag it. I had to do that to mine after my tank overheated while I was out of country last year. They are very easy to frag. You just cut around the crown and then cut that into section. Mount each section to a piece of rock and it should attach in a few days. I now have have a dozen smaller frags growing in my tank. Two of them are getting large.
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:41 PM   #24
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how do you attach the frags to rocks? i tryed rubber bands befor but the frag turned black and rotted away. didnt have any luck that way.
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You can use super glue in most cases to attach frags, depending on what you are attaching. For a leather it should work.

Have you checked the new petsmart in Hagerstown for anything? The petsmart here in Frederick has Purigen.

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Old 02-03-2008, 06:06 PM   #26
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Super glue gel will work. You need to take the leather out fo the tank and do the fragging in a large bowl. You should pat dry the frag and rock before glueing. I used a toothpick through the frag which I rubber banded to a rock and the super glue method. Both were equally effective. I did have to go back and clip the toothpick once the leather frag attached.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:45 PM   #27
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superglue gel?
hmm, i may try that. my leathers stalk is turning black. i need to frag it asap! i think i may cutt off the whole crown and then cutt the crown into 4 and have 4 large frags. i will keep 2 and give away the others. any one close to me want them let me know i send them to ya or when we go to the fish store i bring it along with me. either way is fine. just dont want to ship it long distance.


yea ii been to the all the petsmarts around. they were out today. they said check back in a week.

i am mixing my water now. i will do the first PWC in the morning.
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Good luck.

I say definitley frag asap (if you haven't already).

If you haven't, make sure you use clean strokes with a sharp blade and avoid a sawing motion. Don't be afraid of hurting the coral, they are pretty resilient when it comes to fragging. Most important thing is make sure you let them set up and chill out for a while outside of your tank ( like in a bucket with some flow) so they can slough off any stuff and not release any defensive chemicals into your tank.
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Sorry for not responding sooner...Purigen is like GAC, but it's a resin that supposedly absorbs more of the bad stuff and wont leach it back out when all used up. And, you can recharge it by soaking it in a bleach solution, then in water with a dechlorinator.

I get mine from the good Doctors:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...=0923014000000


CD-21412 100 ml. w/ mesh bag 3-pk $18.79

I just put one bag in a high flow area of the filter. I replace with a fresh one monthly. I toss em' Cant be bothered with the whole recharging thing.
I also use 1 unit of Chemi-Pure Elite that I replace bi-monthly. Pretty much the same as purigen with some added benefits (supposedly).

Do they do anything besides drain my wallet? ...I don't know, I just know my critters are healthy and water is in good shape.

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Old 03-15-2008, 11:39 PM   #30
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ok guys i scrubed my rocks with a hard bristle brush. i took every out and cleaned the tank good. even stired up the sand and cleaned that aswell. now i have so much dust its covering everything. my tanks still very cloudy.

any ideas? i have GAC running as well. i dont have my protin skimmer on. just a maxi jet 900 and heater. i dont have a HOB or filter. just 30lbs of LR.
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