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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-13-2004, 09:54 AM
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Views: 904
Posted By Alf
I have a 5stage RO/DI out of my tap the TDS is in...

I have a 5stage RO/DI out of my tap the TDS is in the 600's. Out of the RO it is a 7 tds out of the DI it is always under 1 when the DI cartrige is new. I change all my pre filters if the RO TDS...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-16-2003, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By Alf
Where do you get the skimmer? Your LFS can order...

Where do you get the skimmer? Your LFS can order them. www.dutchaquarium.com is the Manufactor.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-16-2003, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By Alf
While some use silica I don't perfer it. You want...

While some use silica I don't perfer it. You want a Ca. Carb. based sand. Like SouthDown, Yard right, Carabian Sea, ETC.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-16-2003, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By Alf
:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-16-2003, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By Alf
I have to agree that enviroment plays such a big...

I have to agree that enviroment plays such a big role in this area. Placing corals of diffrent regions in the same tank may not work for both. {reason I have so many tanks, I couldn't keep everything...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-16-2003, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By Alf
The BX 1 is suppose to run upto 300 gal tank. But...

The BX 1 is suppose to run upto 300 gal tank. But I usually run the BX-1 up to 150 gal and after that the BX-2 upto 300 gal and over 300gal I like the BX-3. The DAS BX series skimmers are great. they...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-16-2003, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By Alf
I have this coral under 2 x 400w MH about 8"...

I have this coral under 2 x 400w MH about 8" under the light. As stated above stage the coral to the light buy starting far away allow it to adjust and start the move up.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 11-16-2003, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By Alf
My vote is for the Cleaner shrimp I love these...

My vote is for the Cleaner shrimp I love these guy's I have 5 through out the house.
Forum: Member Introductions 11-16-2003, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,722
Posted By Alf
Hello!

Hello!
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-16-2003, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By Alf
Is It possible? Sure it is. But you will find...

Is It possible? Sure it is. But you will find that the LR will stabelize the system and run more smoothly. Usually will allow better stocking levels as it will help with ammo, and Nitite conversion....
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-16-2003, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By Alf
Your right the MIn! size 55 gal according to the...

Your right the MIn! size 55 gal according to the books. But I also agree that it may be a little sm. for a full grown Lion.HTH
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11-13-2003, 02:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,299
Posted By Alf
No Dought!!!

No Dought!!!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 07-19-2003, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,915
Posted By Alf
uH.... types of plants. water Iris, is one. I'll...

uH.... types of plants. water Iris, is one. I'll have to look at what my wife bought and my neibor gave my some as well, so I can give you specific plants.

And No at this point I have not added...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 07-19-2003, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By Alf
I don't remember complaining?? :roll: If you are...

I don't remember complaining?? :roll: If you are happy then buy all means use them. I was just offering my opinon and advice. :wink:
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 07-18-2003, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,915
Posted By Alf
plants

Ok New pond built april 2003. water looks good but Plants are turning brown. I am consantly pulling out dead plant matter. New sprots are still comming up. So whats the deal? What if any thing are...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 07-18-2003, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By Alf
Test strips are fine for a pool or spa. But for...

Test strips are fine for a pool or spa. But for our Tanks they just are not accurate enough to keep up. IMO & IME
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 07-18-2003, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By Alf
Yes But with out water changes you will need to...

Yes But with out water changes you will need to dose additives all the time for essential elements. I choose water changes. Lees expensive and keeps the tank from becomeing chemicaly dependent. JMO
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11-10-2002, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,949
Posted By Alf
Yes the anenome packs a powerful sting, Killing...

Yes the anenome packs a powerful sting, Killing and hurting corals along the way. Most anenome will travel because it is unhappy, or there has been a change in it's surroundings. Usually if tank...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11-09-2002, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,972
Posted By Alf
Ditto!! :wink:

Ditto!! :wink:
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11-09-2002, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,972
Posted By Alf
Thr Star you are discribing sound like the Red...

Thr Star you are discribing sound like the Red Fromia star. they are listed as reef safe. But they are very difficul to keep. Expert only or advanced reef keeper.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-06-2002, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By Alf
:lol: LOL

:lol: LOL
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 11-05-2002, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By Alf
Mine is setting dirctly under my 400mh at the top...

Mine is setting dirctly under my 400mh at the top of the rock structure. It's about 13" from the light source. I have very heavy current thoughout my SPS tank and so I would say pretty turbulent...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 11-05-2002, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By Alf
I posted at the RAG but thought I would here as...

I posted at the RAG but thought I would here as well. I have a frag of that and it was givin to me as Pocillipora damicornis also.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-05-2002, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By Alf
IMHO, the seahorse tank is the most difficult...

IMHO, the seahorse tank is the most difficult marine tank to keep. They require the best quality water conditions possible. But as RR stated the CB ponies are a much hardier than WC and are all ready...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11-01-2002, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 764
Posted By Alf
http://www.atlantareefclub.org/

http://www.atlantareefclub.org/
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