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 08-04-2013, 01:30 AM   #241
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Greenstreet.1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: long island,NY
Posts: 740
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenstreet.1 View Post
+1 for reefcleaners.com that's the only guys I use since day one and they call me every six months to re-up if needed great spot. John is a great guy to deal with.
Sorry .org not com
__________________

__________________
Greenstreet.1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2013, 01:35 AM   #242
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Greenstreet.1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: long island,NY
Posts: 740
If you send him a email he will make the pack how you want it. I always make him put a custom crew together for me to fight what may or may not happen.
__________________

__________________
Greenstreet.1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2013, 02:47 AM   #243
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Callen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: College Station, Texas
Posts: 307
Should I keep my lazy hermits or remove them from the tank? When I first put them in the tank they were very active and climbed all over the rock. Now they just sit and rarely get up and move around. Could they be sick or are they just content?
__________________
Callen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2013, 04:18 AM   #244
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,966
I'd say bored. is there food for them to eat on the sand? If there isnt anything to eat down there they will migrate to the rocks looking for food. lol
__________________
180g- Mostly BIG fish and some coral. ~80g Nuvo- My coral tank with "happy fish"~ 90g- FOWLR Not the not happy type of fish~ 125g- Freshwater Malawi Cichlids ~10g- Nuvo- The refugees from the Ich of '18
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 09:12 PM   #245
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Callen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: College Station, Texas
Posts: 307
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ericwm View Post
I ordered this for my new tank build, looks like a good solution. http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/diy-aq...4-netting.html
It should be here tomorrow so ill let you know how it looks when I get it put together. I'm hoping it is led visible than egg crate and has smaller holes.
Hey Eric- did you get that screen made? I want to see it!
__________________
Callen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 12:17 AM   #246
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Ericwm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 826
I haven't made the screen yet. I will try to get it together tomorrow. I am just trying to figure out what I will do with my cords from the power heads.
__________________
Ericwm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 02:25 PM   #247
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
TangoTank's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 519
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ericwm View Post
I haven't made the screen yet. I will try to get it together tomorrow. I am just trying to figure out what I will do with my cords from the power heads.
Could you put in lightweight grommets & snip them so they still keep their shape (like a "C") but you can slip the cords in?? If you use a grommet large enough for the plugs to slip thru, it would defeat the purpose of preventing jumpers. Just an idea.
__________________
Check out my photography:
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ml#post2548090
TangoTank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 03:15 PM   #248
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Ericwm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 826
Yeah, and I want it so I can remove the top for maintenance without much hassle with the cords. I may meet to notch it, if I had a ton of money the vortech power heads would solve my dilemma, but that's not gonna happen.
__________________
Ericwm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 03:22 PM   #249
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Callen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: College Station, Texas
Posts: 307
How small is the mesh? Are the holes smaller than egg crate? Do you think it will contain the jumpers?
__________________
Callen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 04:20 PM   #250
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,410
Comes in 1/4" and 1/2" squares. I have looked for years, even contacted plastic companies to find clear egg crate material. They are made from injected styrene, so they are naturally white. So far, no luck, the mesh works best.
__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 08:07 PM   #251
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Callen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: College Station, Texas
Posts: 307
I'm thinking I should go with the 1/4 inch. Is that what you recommend?
__________________
Callen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 10:17 PM   #252
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,410
I've used both. Depends on size of fish.
__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 11:09 PM   #253
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
TangoTank's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 519
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gregcoyote View Post
Comes in 1/4" and 1/2" squares. I have looked for years, even contacted plastic companies to find clear egg crate material. They are made from injected styrene, so they are naturally white. So far, no luck, the mesh works best.
What is the mesh made of? Could you attach it atop of egg crate? I imagine chicken wire, etc would be no good w/ the saltwater. So is it like screen for windows & made of plastic?
__________________
Check out my photography:
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ml#post2548090
TangoTank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 11:12 PM   #254
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Greenstreet.1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: long island,NY
Posts: 740
Quote:
Originally Posted by TangoTank View Post

What is the mesh made of? Could you attach it atop of egg crate? I imagine chicken wire, etc would be no good w/ the saltwater. So is it like screen for windows & made of plastic?
I used the same chicken fence wire it's like fishing line yes you are basically making a screen for windows.
__________________
Greenstreet.1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 11:24 PM   #255
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
TangoTank's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 519
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenstreet.1 View Post

I used the same chicken fence wire it's like fishing line yes you are basically making a screen for windows.
Thks! Just found your old post that I had missed originally. I guess it's something to stop birds. I may have to check out Home Depot for screening stuff like the spline & frames along w/ the netting. I've rescreened many-a-window/door. Should be easy!
__________________
Check out my photography:
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ml#post2548090
TangoTank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 11:27 PM   #256
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Callen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: College Station, Texas
Posts: 307
Greg: what do you do about leaving a space for cords? I believe Eric asked about that earlier?
__________________
Callen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 11:28 PM   #257
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Greenstreet.1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: long island,NY
Posts: 740
Quote:
Originally Posted by TangoTank View Post

Thks! Just found your old post that I had missed originally. I guess it's something to stop birds. I may have to check out Home Depot for screening stuff like the spline & frames along w/ the netting. I've rescreened many-a-window/door. Should be easy!
My very first screen years ago was made from Home Depot window re screening kits but the holes are to small was blocking a lot of light so I went with the bird screen mesh.
__________________
Greenstreet.1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 11:58 PM   #258
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,410
I cut a slit at the back edge wide enough for the power cord, then using small zip ties, I close it again. I lift the top from the front, so no issues.
__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 11:58 PM   #259
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Callen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: College Station, Texas
Posts: 307
What do use for the frame? The do you just run the cords under or cut out a space for them?
__________________
Callen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 12:00 AM   #260
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,410
I just got a BRS kit in. It's pretty complete. Plastic snap together window frame, cord, mesh and tools.
__________________

__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
advice, set up

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








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.