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Forum: DIY Projects 05-26-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,327
Posted By rayjay
It would not be wise to just buffer without...

It would not be wise to just buffer without taking into consideration other connected factors like calcium.
Again the link already provided:
An Improved Do-it-Yourself Two-Part Calcium and...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-05-2007, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,547
Posted By rayjay
I keep cleaner wrasses ONLY from Sri Lanka. I...

I keep cleaner wrasses ONLY from Sri Lanka. I have no trouble with the cleaners from this source eating and surviving, and by the time I sell them to other hobbyists, they are eating multiple foods,...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-01-2007, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,768
Posted By rayjay
I've never supplemented iodine to any of my ten...

I've never supplemented iodine to any of my ten tanks in the 13 yrs I've been in the hobby, and my anemones have not suffered at all.
While I don't feed my anemones, (they get enough from my...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 03-25-2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,349
Posted By rayjay
One of many articles that can help. ...

One of many articles that can help.
UNDERSTANDING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CALCIUM, ALKALINITY MAGNESIUM AND pH (https://reefkeeping.com/issues/2006-06/rhf/index.php)

As a side note:
I don't...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 03-18-2007, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,722
Posted By rayjay
Order some Palaemonetes vulgaris shrimp from...

Order some Palaemonetes vulgaris shrimp from LiveBrineShrimp.com, gut load them with spirulina flake food, and then feed them to the lion. They will enjoy the hunt, and, be fed an excellent food in...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 03-18-2007, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By rayjay
First, a word of warning! Xenia is a WEED. It...

First, a word of warning! Xenia is a WEED. It can take over a tank quite quickly.
Xenia always likes to spread upwards before outwards, and to this date, I've never seen it move downwards. To...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 03-02-2007, 10:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,205
Posted By rayjay
Maybe it's nitpicking, but an anemone hosts the...

Maybe it's nitpicking, but an anemone hosts the clownfish, the clownfish doesn't do the hosting, it is the hosted.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 03-02-2007, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,141
Posted By rayjay
That's the bandwagon I'll jump on. In 13 yrs...

That's the bandwagon I'll jump on.
In 13 yrs now, with 10 systems on the go, I've never dosed trace elements or iodine in any form.
I raise xenia for resale through LFS, and, I have lots of...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 02-25-2007, 02:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,103
Posted By rayjay
Personally, I would check and see what other...

Personally, I would check and see what other reefers and the stores in your area are doing.
Some cities like here in London, where we use Great Lakes water and have excellent treatment facilities...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 02-17-2007, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By rayjay
It's obvious you haven't read the links in my...

It's obvious you haven't read the links in my first post. If you had read them you would know that there is no brine shrimp that grow large enough for your clowns not to be able to eat them.
You...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 02-17-2007, 04:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By rayjay
Unfortunately for your idea, the only "clean up"...

Unfortunately for your idea, the only "clean up" they'll do is to clean up greenwater in your tank if it ever develops, and only if you remove anything that will eat them first.
Brine shrimp are...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 02-15-2007, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By rayjay
Newly hatched brine (nauplii) should be fed to...

Newly hatched brine (nauplii) should be fed to the tanks as soon as they hatch out because they immediately start to consume the egg sack that is responsible for the nutrient content. It's even...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 02-15-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,728
Posted By rayjay
To control xenia from spreading throughout the...

To control xenia from spreading throughout the tank, you need to put it on a spot that is higher than surrounding areas and have nothing within it's reach. Xenia likes to go upwards towards the...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 02-03-2007, 12:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,704
Posted By rayjay
I think you would be best to view the articles at...

I think you would be best to view the articles at Seahorse.org were so many people have been contributing to the success of keeping and raising seahorses.
A lot will depend on the type you are...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-30-2007, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,395
Posted By rayjay
All my reef tanks, I try to keep at 1.026 because...

All my reef tanks, I try to keep at 1.026 because SOME inverts and corals don't do well at lower levels.
I used to keep my fish only tanks a 1.020, but after many years now with no troubles, they...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-28-2006, 01:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,709
Posted By rayjay
In 13 years, I've never used anything but 40 w...

In 13 years, I've never used anything but 40 w fluorescent lighting over any of my 10 tanks.
I have clams, anemones, soft corals, and LPS corals. I do not have sps because they do need more light...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12-28-2006, 01:11 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,728
Posted By rayjay
FWIW, depending on the temperature of the room...

FWIW, depending on the temperature of the room the horse tank is in, you probably won't need a heater in it.
My seahorse tank has two large floor fans blowing on it to try to keep the temperature...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-27-2006, 11:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,709
Posted By rayjay
Definitely no offense taken over any differences...

Definitely no offense taken over any differences of opinion. Personally, I learn many times from investigating others opinions.
Speaking of beginners though, would you believe, that in January 94,...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-27-2006, 09:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,709
Posted By rayjay
Maybe you can show us this documentation. An...

Maybe you can show us this documentation. An article or something.[/quote]
Well, being that it was on Reef Central on his old forum, I don't think that would be possible anymore unless somehow it...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-27-2006, 08:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,709
Posted By rayjay
First of all, I wouldn't have been stating what I...

First of all, I wouldn't have been stating what I did, without knowing it works, and, with Dr Shimek's confirmation then I feel comfortable in making that statement.
Dr Shimeck also stated that if...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-27-2006, 03:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,709
Posted By rayjay
High lighting requirements for anemones is...

High lighting requirements for anemones is misleading as they can do just fine under lower lighting.
Dr. Shimek stated that lower lighting can be supplimented with extra feeding and not just for the...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10-16-2006, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,205
Posted By rayjay
For pics, click on my house with the WWW and when...

For pics, click on my house with the WWW and when my main page comes up, scroll down to the page "My Clam Page" and click on it.
They aren't great pictures but at least you get to see clams under NO...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10-16-2006, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,205
Posted By rayjay
As for colour, the squamosa hasn't changed other...

As for colour, the squamosa hasn't changed other than going from about 3" to it's present size of close to 11".
One crocea hasn't changed at all colour wise but it never did have fancy patterns in...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10-16-2006, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,205
Posted By rayjay
Dose this mean that my croceas and squamosa are...

Dose this mean that my croceas and squamosa are really Deresa sp. because they have been in my NO fluorescent lit tanks for many years now?
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10-02-2006, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,572
Posted By rayjay
If you have any live rock in the refugium or any...

If you have any live rock in the refugium or any part of the system it is connected to, then you will have mysid shrimp and various types of pods already in existence.
They will grow in numbers...
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