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Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 11-20-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,281
Posted By msamsonz28
I was wondering if there was an update on your...

I was wondering if there was an update on your unit. I've had similar problems in that my in hose occasionally leaks and I have to take it apart and add plumbers tape to seal it up again. ...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11-20-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,466
Posted By msamsonz28
Got my FREE meter today. Happy to say my Philly...

Got my FREE meter today. Happy to say my Philly tap water is drinkable! Also nice to see my RO/DI unit does a fantastic job.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 11-18-2007, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By msamsonz28
No it's attached to his head. pH is 7.8. The...

No it's attached to his head. pH is 7.8. The pictures are to fuzzy to see anything. I don't think he's going to make it. He's swimming backwards, floating to the bottom, looks thin.

edit: just...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 11-18-2007, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By msamsonz28
Well now the other guy is freaking out now. He...

Well now the other guy is freaking out now. He has what looks like a stringy thing coming off him. Like he is peeling. He's not eating. Water parameters: ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 15, temp...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 11-13-2007, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By msamsonz28
Well I bought the fish from my friend who works...

Well I bought the fish from my friend who works part time at the store. He already gave me 50% off the fish and I think he will even replace it. That part I'm not worried about. It's just sad that...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 11-13-2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By msamsonz28
Dead Clown

I bought two small clowns on Sunday and drip acclimated them to the 10g quarantine tank. I am using a small HOB filter with a sponge that runs in the main tank. This morning the smaller one of the...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-12-2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By msamsonz28
Brought these guys home yesterday! ...

Brought these guys home yesterday!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRKbGhfA78Q
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11-11-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,466
Posted By msamsonz28
Awesome, thanks!

Awesome, thanks!
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-05-2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By msamsonz28
I'm back

Well it's been 8 weeks since I lost my fish to ich. My tank has been fallow ever since. I am setting up a 10g QT this week and I hope to add a pair of Clowns this weekend. Any suggestions? I was...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 09-11-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By msamsonz28
I got home from work today and the clown had...

I got home from work today and the clown had passed. Sad day, as I have had him for 2 1/2 years and he was my first fish. Lesson learned. Always quarantine your new fish!
Now for new questions:...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 09-10-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By msamsonz28
No problem! I am in the process of dropping...

No problem! I am in the process of dropping salinity. Should be down to 1.010 on Wednesday. Found this link for treatment by hyposalinity...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 09-10-2007, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By msamsonz28
Topping off with fw will not reduce salinity...

Topping off with fw will not reduce salinity though. Removing sw and then adding fw will reduce salinity. I'm sure that is what you meant though. I have snails and hermits in the main. Can I...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 09-10-2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By msamsonz28
Thanks for the response Kurt. The clown had...

Thanks for the response Kurt. The clown had spots on him again this morning. Is it typical of ich to come and go day to day? I will be gone for 6 days, so I don't know what to do. Do you think he...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 09-09-2007, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By msamsonz28
Ok, I have the clown in a 10gal QT, the beauty...

Ok, I have the clown in a 10gal QT, the beauty passed this morning. There are no more white specks on the clown right now and he seems to be back to normal, so I don't know what the deal is. I am...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 09-08-2007, 10:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By msamsonz28
sick fish made mistake

Well I screwed up. I've have a yellow tang and maroon clown for over two years with no problems. I bought a coral beauty last week and against everything I know, I didn't QT. Now my fish are sick....
Forum: General Retailers 05-21-2007, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,169
Posted By msamsonz28
Keep an eye out for The Hidden Reef in Levittown....

Keep an eye out for The Hidden Reef in Levittown. 6000 sq foot fish room, 25000 gal of water in 460 tanks. They just opened and are in the process of cycling tanks. www.thehiddenreef.com
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 04-21-2007, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By msamsonz28
feeding

My fish won't touch formula one frozen cubes. It seems like it is just gelatin when i defrost it. There is nothing solid in it at all. Is this normal? I have had success feeding with frozen brine...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-03-2007, 12:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,728
Posted By msamsonz28
why not turn off all powerheads while feeding?

why not turn off all powerheads while feeding?
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 03-26-2007, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By msamsonz28
with that in mind, do you think it is a bad idea...

with that in mind, do you think it is a bad idea to run them over an open tank? salt and humidity leads to corrosion which could lead to failing equipment. i wouldn't want to waste money on...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 03-26-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By msamsonz28
If the OP doesn't mind me jumping in on this, I...

If the OP doesn't mind me jumping in on this, I have a couple questions regarding the Dr. Foster's T5's. Do you have any issues with the lights heating the tank? Do you have to run a fan across...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 03-24-2007, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By msamsonz28
Never mind, I figured it out while drinking a few...

Never mind, I figured it out while drinking a few beers last night. I have fresh saltwater mixing and I'm drinking coffee made with RO water. No more carrying water up the stairs. Life is good.
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 03-22-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By msamsonz28
So I bought the DI filter from filterdirect. I...

So I bought the DI filter from filterdirect. I am trying to figure out how it hook up. Referring to the diagram at https://www.watergeneral.com/support/html/RD100.htm it appears I can either have...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 03-13-2007, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By msamsonz28
filter-direct RO unit

I just got the RO585 unit today and now I realize it does not have DI. Is RO water good enough or should I try to exchange for one with DI, such as the R6100?
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 03-06-2007, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 879
Posted By msamsonz28
new aqua c remora

Well I just set up my "new" remora c with prefilter box that I bought from nycpassat (thanks again). Obviously I don't have any skim yet and probably won't see any for at least a few days or more...
Forum: Feedback - Member sales/trades 03-05-2007, 08:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 752
Posted By msamsonz28
Positive feedback for nycpassat!

I bought a Remora skimmer and Willie was awesome to work with. Prompt responses and shipping. Couldn't ask for anything better!
Thank you!
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