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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-21-2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,083
Posted By sir_dudeguy
Ok thanks! What fert tabs would you recommend? ...

Ok thanks! What fert tabs would you recommend?

Oh, another thing. I'm getting a free 75g tank from my boss on monday. However i'm gonna be using it for a chinese water dragon...basically a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-21-2007, 01:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,083
Posted By sir_dudeguy
yes, the elephant nose do prefer solitude. They...

yes, the elephant nose do prefer solitude. They "school" when young, and brake off on their own when older, i remember now :) I also remembered that i saw some weird fact that they have the largest...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-20-2007, 02:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,083
Posted By sir_dudeguy
I wont add the little pygmy puffer, he's a mean...

I wont add the little pygmy puffer, he's a mean punk lol. But those SA puffers i had were completely harmless to everything else in the tank. They reminded me of puppies the way they'd swim around...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-19-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,083
Posted By sir_dudeguy
Refreshing my memory for freshwater

Ok, i've been out of freshwater stuff for i'd say 3 years now...i only have saltwater now (and i should update my profile to reflect what i have :) )

Anyways, i just kinda wanted to "remember" all...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 02-28-2007, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By sir_dudeguy
like said above, its pretty much up to you. If...

like said above, its pretty much up to you. If you want to go with more base than live, it will be cheaper but just take a bit longer. Eventually (within a few months) its all the same anyways, so it...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11-01-2006, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,339
Posted By sir_dudeguy
skimmers will generally aerate the water plenty...

skimmers will generally aerate the water plenty on its own IME. Do not, however, use the venturi thing on a lot of powerheads...that will give you salt creep like none other (and same goes for air...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-26-2006, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By sir_dudeguy
how much media did you use from another tank? If...

how much media did you use from another tank? If you used all the media from another tank, you may not see much of a nitrite spike. And is this tank planted at all? If so, that could be another...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-26-2006, 12:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By sir_dudeguy
kinda. it wont really be a mini cycle, but you do...

kinda. it wont really be a mini cycle, but you do have to wait about 2 or so weeks in between adding fish (and i dont count stuff like neon tetras and little fish like that....they're just so small)...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10-26-2006, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By sir_dudeguy
idk how the 75's are...they always seemed kinda...

idk how the 75's are...they always seemed kinda narrow like the 55's to me too...but i never really looked at em much. I strongly recommend the 40 breeders tho. They're smallish so they dont take up...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10-25-2006, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,412
Posted By sir_dudeguy
ya you got a point there i guess. Like say you're...

ya you got a point there i guess. Like say you're starting...oh...a 55 gallon tank... Generally you'd want to go for like at least 6w per gallon of PC lighting right? and then you look at how tall it...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10-25-2006, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By sir_dudeguy
i really hate the 55's. I loved the lenght of...

i really hate the 55's. I loved the lenght of mine, but they're so narrow that it is really really hard to get good rockwork in there. You almost cant realy build upwards (because you need bigger...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10-25-2006, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,412
Posted By sir_dudeguy
watts per gallon is a horrible rule to go by tho...

watts per gallon is a horrible rule to go by tho imo. For example 100 watts of pc lights compaired to 100 watts of metal halides...theres no comparison lol. The MH is going to be waaaay stronger. It...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10-22-2006, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By sir_dudeguy
ya what fishfreek said...except i hated the...

ya what fishfreek said...except i hated the stuff. It blocked so much light for me so i just ditched it and built a fish-proof canopy
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10-22-2006, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By sir_dudeguy
ya hirocks is gone. And i hear that they werent...

ya hirocks is gone. And i hear that they werent so great either. They apparently had HORRIBLE customer service (people wouldnt hear from them for a month...no emails, calls..nothing...then the rock...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10-22-2006, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By sir_dudeguy
I hear that reeferrocks.com is back in buisiness...

I hear that reeferrocks.com is back in buisiness now so i'd definately check them out. As i recall they were something like 2 bucks a pound and shipping was pretty good i think. Many people go on...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10-22-2006, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By sir_dudeguy
tank looks really good :) But you should slow...

tank looks really good :) But you should slow down on adding stuff for sure. I would not add the clown in for another couple/3 weeks. Adding 10 fish at once will definately change the bioload, so the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-11-2006, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,244
Posted By sir_dudeguy
srry, i'm not good at figuring out diseases and...

srry, i'm not good at figuring out diseases and stuff, but i dont think the lfs would have quarantined them for a month before selling. Firstly they're guppies, which i've had live thru pretty much...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10-07-2006, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By sir_dudeguy
ya and if you find that its still too much, you...

ya and if you find that its still too much, you can add a split somewhere along the return and put one on either end (which i think is a good idea anyways)
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10-06-2006, 12:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,483
Posted By sir_dudeguy
ya hydrometers are usually off it seems...so in...

ya hydrometers are usually off it seems...so in the future i suggest buying a refracto
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10-06-2006, 12:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By sir_dudeguy
lol they would have been nicer if the camera...

lol they would have been nicer if the camera would have stopped focusing on the stupid coraline lol. But even that astrea snail thats about to get killed...he was white when i got him.

oh, a good...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10-05-2006, 11:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By sir_dudeguy
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/attachments/photobuc...

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/attachments/photobucket/img_713009_0_2544688c02de36970a7e592e5c1e32e9.jpg
here's the hermit crab that stole the shell from that snail...this shell is completely...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10-05-2006, 11:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By sir_dudeguy
for your tank, i'd say go with 10 cerith snails,...

for your tank, i'd say go with 10 cerith snails, 10 astreas, 10 nassarius, and maybe 4 or 5 turbo snails. If you want, you could switch out the astreas for the trochus..i hear they're very...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10-05-2006, 04:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,894
Posted By sir_dudeguy
The double returns would work fine, but i...

The double returns would work fine, but i personally like having more than 2 sources of flow, just to create a more random flow, you know? I go for about 25 times turnover rate per hour with 4...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10-05-2006, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By sir_dudeguy
well ideally you should have live rock...thats...

well ideally you should have live rock...thats where they are naturally and live rock will be more than enough filtration for a tank, if you get more than 1 pound per gallon of water that is. And...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10-05-2006, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By sir_dudeguy
ya the hermits just didnt do anything for me...

ya the hermits just didnt do anything for me besides kill snails which actually work. If the hermits would actually clean, then i wouldnt be so mad about em'...but they dont.

But the snails...to...
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