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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 01-22-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By FriscoTX
That's it! Thanks - now to figure out if this is...

That's it! Thanks - now to figure out if this is bad for the tank?
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 01-20-2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By FriscoTX
Eunice Worm?

I just saw this thin little centipede looking worm sticking out of my lr. It was a light brown color on 1/3 of it's body and the rest of the 2/3 was dark. Any ideas? He's gone now, so no pic :(
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 01-17-2007, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By FriscoTX
Ugh...diatoms

My tank is 1 mo old - sill getting diatoms on the glass and sand. I tested the water after this weekend's pwc and have 0's across the board including po4, no3. I also went to Reef Salt from IO. ...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-14-2007, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By FriscoTX
You know I've done ALL of those things short of a...

You know I've done ALL of those things short of a protein skimmer? But I just read that intresting thread on the best salt and wouldn't ya know I use IO...very interesting. Is the red color on the...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-14-2007, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By FriscoTX
Cleaning Live Rock

My lfs recommended that I use a scrubbing brush (similar to a kitchen or bathroom brush) and scrub my lr of any undesirable algae. I am hesitant to do this, but thought it could be helpful. Does...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-09-2007, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,337
Posted By FriscoTX
Here's a picture - Do I have any excess...

Here's a picture - Do I have any excess nutrients? Unless you count po4 which is still on the low end, I would think my nutrients are good. Is 48 watts and a 10.5 hour daytime schedule too much...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-09-2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,337
Posted By FriscoTX
EDIT: lights 2 pwc 24watt, 1 actinic, 1 10k -...

EDIT: lights 2 pwc 24watt, 1 actinic, 1 10k - it's a 2 month old bio cube
clean up crew is 4-5 hermits and 4-5 snails, i can't remember since I bought it as a "clean-up crew" from the lfs
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-09-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,337
Posted By FriscoTX
It looks more dusty than slimy - i'll try to get...

It looks more dusty than slimy - i'll try to get a picture up later this eve
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-08-2007, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,337
Posted By FriscoTX
Brown-Yellow Filth on Sand

I did a pwc yesterday and vacuumed the sand bed to get rid of this brownish yellow stuff growing on my sand. Can anyone tell me what it is and how to get rid of it long term?

Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 12-25-2006, 12:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By FriscoTX
Just angling the outlet nozzle down, did away...

Just angling the outlet nozzle down, did away with most of the cyano.

The pump puts out flow in the ball park 140+ gph (I can't remember the exact specs). I would think that would be enough -...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 12-24-2006, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By FriscoTX
I meant to ask about that too! Thanks for...

I meant to ask about that too! Thanks for spotting that. It isn't in a cycle, I had the pump pointing up to add more ripple to the surface, I can point it down to move in that direction. What...
Forum: Nano Reefs 12-24-2006, 05:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,362
Posted By FriscoTX
hehe - i wanted to name them Nano & Nemo; my wife...

hehe - i wanted to name them Nano & Nemo; my wife wanted to name them Pico and DeGayo - but the boys won out
Forum: Nano Reefs 12-24-2006, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By FriscoTX
Wow - that is breathtaking. What a great slice...

Wow - that is breathtaking. What a great slice of the ocean :)
Forum: Nano Reefs 12-24-2006, 04:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,362
Posted By FriscoTX
New residents!

Say Hello to Popcorn and Dash as named by my 3 & 5 yr old boys :)

http://www.skoricks.net/Nano/IMG_3069.JPG

So far they are shying away from the reef. I hope that they get to the point where...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 12-24-2006, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By FriscoTX
<<<< NOOB! Thanks guys, you probably laugh...

<<<< NOOB!

Thanks guys, you probably laugh at the easily scarred new guy. Hehehe
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 12-23-2006, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By FriscoTX
Quick help me ID this: PEST or PET?!

I'm praying that it's not a mantis, take a look

http://www.skoricks.net/Nano/IMG_3067.JPG

http://www.skoricks.net/Nano/IMG_3068.JPG
Forum: Nano Reefs 12-21-2006, 11:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,362
Posted By FriscoTX
Here are some updated pictures. I re-did the...

Here are some updated pictures. I re-did the aquascape. While I liked the old version, this one will be more practical for the tank's future residents. I moved the stack back a bit and opened up...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12-21-2006, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By FriscoTX
Yes - the lfs uses them and they came highly...

Yes - the lfs uses them and they came highly recmended and a cheaper alternative to Salifert that uses similar technology.

It comes with a reference so I could use that to see if the kit is off
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12-21-2006, 01:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By FriscoTX
I was able to perform a phosphate test and found...

I was able to perform a phosphate test and found that my RO water had more albeit in miniscule amounts, phosphate. However, it was still registering less then 0.15 or less. The seawater registered...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12-20-2006, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By FriscoTX
I don't have plans to add anything till i can get...

I don't have plans to add anything till i can get the water set. I wonder if it was the ammonia that I used to cycle the tank - hydroxide variety, but with no additives. The other thing that has me...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 12-19-2006, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By FriscoTX
Specs that move?

ID this pet: it's very small, almost microscopic, but when you watch it long enough you'll notice that it is crawling along your lr. I would put a pic up, but doubt that it would be visible - anyone...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12-18-2006, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By FriscoTX
It's meq/l ...

It's meq/l

http://thereefshop.com.au/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=785&zenid=3edf9d0391def0804380a4cb5e03cbf6
Forum: Nano Reefs 12-18-2006, 01:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,506
Posted By FriscoTX
wow - that's just awesome

wow - that's just awesome
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12-18-2006, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By FriscoTX
thanks for the info guys - I'm new to saltwater...

thanks for the info guys - I'm new to saltwater and was concerned about the alkalinity, I had read that it should be lower than that - but maybe i need to re-read that chapter :p

I have this green...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12-17-2006, 12:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By FriscoTX
Alkalinity/Calcium too high?

Here are my water results:

Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0.1
Nitrate 25
PH 8.15
Alkalinity 8.5
Calcium 436
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