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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-19-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,476
Posted By VonUberReefer
how's the saying go 'hope for the best, plan for...

how's the saying go 'hope for the best, plan for the worst'? hehe
i just want to be prepared. and no, no negligence here, but who knows, i've seen plenty of people have power outages, cleaned and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 04-19-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By VonUberReefer
heh, just realized i posted this in the sw, it's...

heh, just realized i posted this in the sw, it's fw african cichlids (trying to spawn)
12-20dkh...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 04-19-2010, 01:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By VonUberReefer
alkalinity. it's hard to see the difference in...

alkalinity. it's hard to see the difference in colors, i only have the strips available here for alk tests...
but either way, even 150-200 my tap won't do, so pwc's are out of the question, and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 04-19-2010, 12:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By VonUberReefer
well i'm talking more about alk levels of around...

well i'm talking more about alk levels of around 300, which my tap sure doesn't have.
if you use ro/di, how does pwc's do anything? or do you add something, to get your alk level up?
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-18-2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,476
Posted By VonUberReefer
what would you do if your tank crashed and you...

what would you do if your tank crashed and you didn't have access to another tank substrate melosu58? i need advice since i don't know what i would do.
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 04-18-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,059
Posted By VonUberReefer
but what do you do if there's a tank crash with a...

but what do you do if there's a tank crash with a heavy bioload?

and from what i can tell it does MORE than an old fashion cycle.
but neither of us can testify to that huh :)
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-18-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,763
Posted By VonUberReefer
back to the original post, i totally agree. but,...

back to the original post, i totally agree. but, i do have to say, in my years having a tank or two, i've seen a lot of crazy stuff, and a lot on the internet forums, in where something new comes to...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-18-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,575
Posted By VonUberReefer
ha, just as a side note, evidently prime isn't...

ha, just as a side note, evidently prime isn't meant for anything other than prep of water?

Q: How does Prime make a difference in reducing Nitrates?

A: The detoxification of nitrite and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 04-18-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By VonUberReefer
Product Description: Item: 2753900 Safely raises...

Product Description: Item: 2753900 Safely raises and maintains aquarium pH to 8.3 while adjusting alkalinity. Contains a blend of bicarbonate, carbonate, and borate salts designed to raise pH and...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 04-18-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By VonUberReefer
i've heard better anaerobic experiences with...

i've heard better anaerobic experiences with matrix
prolly a little late on this post but just my .02$
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-18-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,476
Posted By VonUberReefer
it's definately an experience to learn from :) ty

it's definately an experience to learn from :) ty
Forum: DIY Projects 04-18-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,135
Posted By VonUberReefer
get seachem matrix for the media in it, that's...

get seachem matrix for the media in it, that's independant of water flow.

just as a side note, for the discussion of water changes.
i know a guy, who had 400 some gallons in his system, between...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-18-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By VonUberReefer
thanks! aa though, ha, i'm not an alcholic! hehe

thanks!
aa though, ha, i'm not an alcholic! hehe
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 04-18-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,059
Posted By VonUberReefer
i guess i should rephrase the question, has...

i guess i should rephrase the question, has anyone used it?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 04-18-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By VonUberReefer
what do you do to keep your alk levels stable?

using baking soda atm, but is there some way to help keep them level at a certain amount?
I know there's the seachem stuff, but I'm aiming for 8 not 8.3, and i just wonder how long the stuff really...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-18-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,476
Posted By VonUberReefer
have you ever had a tank crash?

just wondering what sort of numbers there are out there and the possibilities. maybe include the reason too if known.

thanks
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 04-18-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,684
Posted By VonUberReefer
it's rated at 925, but all the reviews and a...

it's rated at 925, but all the reviews and a couple sites say ~600gph with media in it
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 04-18-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,059
Posted By VonUberReefer
i agree spending money on fish or corals is a...

i agree spending money on fish or corals is a better idea :)
but just out of curiosity, you guys have not tried it right? so how do you know it's junk? i'm sure that was said about biospira when...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 04-17-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,059
Posted By VonUberReefer
oh, so you didn't use this stuff? i wonder why...

oh, so you didn't use this stuff?
i wonder why there isn't more reviews on the internet, and how it got to be number 1 on about.com ha
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 04-17-2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,059
Posted By VonUberReefer
actually, i sat down and tried to find more...

actually, i sat down and tried to find more reveiws on this, and found these

"Right Now" Bacteria and Hiatt System (mini review)...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-16-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,184
Posted By VonUberReefer
i know a guy who has a 125g reef tank, then a...

i know a guy who has a 125g reef tank, then a refugium, a sump, a frag tank, and a calcium reactor. i have yet to see a better looking reef tank than his.
all of that is 400 something gallons total...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 04-16-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,684
Posted By VonUberReefer
ya i'm super excited about it, :)

ya i'm super excited about it, :)
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-16-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,575
Posted By VonUberReefer
add it to whatever water you're putting in the...

add it to whatever water you're putting in the tank, but be sure to stir it or shake it whatever, to get it to mix in the water. just be sure to let it sit for 15-30 seconds it's not super duper...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-16-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,430
Posted By VonUberReefer
i always wash my hands before and after, just be...

i always wash my hands before and after, just be sure though to rinse very well. i have hard water, but i imagine if you have a water softener you won't get rid of all the residue very easily on your...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-16-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,368
Posted By VonUberReefer
+1 turkey bater

+1 turkey bater
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