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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 11-28-2011, 02:52 PM
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Posted By OnlyTono
hard to tell from the photo, but i would say some...

hard to tell from the photo, but i would say some sort of bristle worm. I have quite a few in my new tank, but for the most part, they stick to the rocks.

I've read that they are, in general,...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 11-28-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By OnlyTono
The swish test came up clean :-) I tried it...

The swish test came up clean :-)
I tried it with my hand as well as with a syphon and nothing came off the rock. Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 11-27-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By OnlyTono
I stopped in my LFS this evening, they where able...

I stopped in my LFS this evening, they where able to show me a few flat worms they had in one of their display tanks - so now i know what to look for :-)


I'll give it the "swish" test in the AM...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 11-27-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By OnlyTono
Here's a closeup of that area - it;s a tough spot...

Here's a closeup of that area - it;s a tough spot to get a closup on, so I may or maynot have gotten a pic thats any better than the first one.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 11-27-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By OnlyTono
I can't seem to see anything that matches up what...

I can't seem to see anything that matches up what Ive seen online :huh:

I tried scraping a few of the areas that sort of look like the photos ive seen, and they where all hard patches - should...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 11-27-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By OnlyTono
flatworms - not sure I would recognize one if i...

flatworms - not sure I would recognize one if i saw it. Which photo number shows the flatworms?

I'll do some research on how to get rid of them - any tips for a newbie on what works best?
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 11-27-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By OnlyTono
Cool - I have quite a few of these on the rock....

Cool - I have quite a few of these on the rock. They are all pretty small right now, how big do these get?
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 11-27-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By OnlyTono
New Tank - Help me ID These

I've had my new (and first) tank up and running for about two weeks now. The Live rock I bought was pretty good and came with lots of life.

I'm not sure what these are so maybe you can help me.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-18-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By OnlyTono
Did another water test - this one six hours after...

Did another water test - this one six hours after putting the shrimp in the tank. Not sure if six hours is enough time to have any effect, but the shrimp is well on its way to decaying. faster then i...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-18-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By OnlyTono
Tank inhabitants (all hitchhikers) are making...

Tank inhabitants (all hitchhikers) are making short work of the shrimp...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-18-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By OnlyTono
The shrimp is in the tank and I already have a...

The shrimp is in the tank and I already have a few takers - about 3-4 bristle worms - one rather long one. You can see him the the first pic just to the right of the shrimp peice.

I put a camera...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-18-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By OnlyTono
Tested water again this morning with the same...

Tested water again this morning with the same levels - no movements other than a slight shift in PH. Did a partial water change and waited a 30 minutes - ran the PH test again, and evened out.
...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-17-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By OnlyTono
Thanks - it's been a long road to get to this...

Thanks - it's been a long road to get to this point, but so far, I'm happy with it.



I tested the water again this evening - a little over 12 hours from the last test and got pretty much the...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-17-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By OnlyTono
Cycling Tank - Water Testing

Final got my 50 gallon tank set up :dance:
you can check out my previous thread here:...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-11-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,454
Posted By OnlyTono
yep - fish-less cycle is what i was planning on....

yep - fish-less cycle is what i was planning on. the Lights where one of the things I was not sure about.

My plan is to buy the water pre-mixed (save some time), get the sand, and at least half...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-11-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,454
Posted By OnlyTono
tracked down and fixed the 3 leaks, and ran the...

tracked down and fixed the 3 leaks, and ran the system through it's pases. I ended up using the Oatey Great White Pipe Compound to seal up the threaded connections. Works great - in fact i replaced...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-08-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,454
Posted By OnlyTono
I added it just as a little extra insurance...

I added it just as a little extra insurance against backflow, and it seemed to work last night but, ya, I see your point now that i see how it works. it could easy get clogged and stuck open.
...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-08-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,454
Posted By OnlyTono
Well, i leak tested the system last night. The...

Well, i leak tested the system last night. The good news - it worked just as expected. the bad news... it leaked. :facepalm:

Lucky, it did this in the garage as apposed to in the living room and,...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-06-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,454
Posted By OnlyTono
Plumbing the Tank

I finally got an opportunity to plumb the tank. Had to put this away for a few weeks because work got in the way :ermm:

Anyway - everything is cut, measured and glued! Just need to let it cure...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10-18-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,454
Posted By OnlyTono
I ran that test with this mockup - I shut the...

I ran that test with this mockup - I shut the pump off and it functioned as as expected. When i turned the pump back on, the water levels returned to normal and everything balanced out again. But...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10-18-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,454
Posted By OnlyTono
LOL - my fingers are crossed as well. The first...

LOL - my fingers are crossed as well. The first test put me at ease though, since it functioned just like I thought it would.


there are a few parts missing from the mock-up that will be...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10-17-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,454
Posted By OnlyTono
First Test

Welp, i finally settled on a design - Thanks to everyone for your feedback. I ended up incorporating a few of the suggestions and tweaked the overall design.

Primarily, i moved the pump to below...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 09-21-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,454
Posted By OnlyTono
right now i don't really know what to expect in...

right now i don't really know what to expect in terms of evaporation, so initially, i was just thinking I would manually top it off.

That's bridge I have not really crossed yet...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 09-21-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,454
Posted By OnlyTono
I have to agree - I'd rather have the holes...

I have to agree - I'd rather have the holes punched now rather than AFTER i build it :lol:

and just for the record.. Ive been lurking here for a month now and i would have to say you could...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 09-21-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,454
Posted By OnlyTono
OK - newbie question, what does DT stand for...

OK - newbie question, what does DT stand for (Down Tube)? I looked at this thread, but it wasn't listed :-/
Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community - FAQ: Acronyms and Abbreviations...
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