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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-18-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 183
Posted By Sniperhank
All of that is great advice, but from my...

All of that is great advice, but from my experience I would skip the HOB filter. They cause more issues from salt creep alone than they solve. These small systems can easily be managed via water...
Forum: Aquaria Off-Topic 05-18-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By Sniperhank
Sadly, after the last recession...no one came...

Sadly, after the last recession...no one came back after they had to sell off their setups. A perfect world would have had me as independently wealthy so I could have either housed them or funded...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-18-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 183
Posted By Sniperhank
Welcome Jean! Reefing really isn't any more or...

Welcome Jean! Reefing really isn't any more or less difficult than what you are already doing. You should know about cycling and the importance of water changes and maintaining parameters. The...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-17-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Sniperhank
Good evening. I'm chiming in again as I have...

Good evening.
I'm chiming in again as I have removed several tit for tat posts. The point of these threads is to help the OP with his issue at hand, which going back and forth doesn't help.

That...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-17-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By Sniperhank
That isn't quite correct, but if it is cured live...

That isn't quite correct, but if it is cured live rock then things should be ok.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-17-2020, 01:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By Sniperhank
Hopefully that rock that was added was already...

Hopefully that rock that was added was already cured live rock. If not, your tank is not cycled. It takes several weeks of an ammonia source being presented to cycle a tank. If this isn't the...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-15-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Sniperhank
Bigger is always better. More water means...

Bigger is always better. More water means mistakes can be absorbed by the system easier. The solution is always dilution.
But when it comes down to it, the question is how big can you go...be it...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-14-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By Sniperhank
A fish only system can be run very similar to how...

A fish only system can be run very similar to how most freshwater tanks are, the only difference is utilizing the roughly 1 lbs per gallon idea as your main form of biological filtration. There are...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-12-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By Sniperhank
Leathers shrivel up form time to time. They shed...

Leathers shrivel up form time to time. They shed skin as well. It isn't uncommon for them to stay shriveled as it is it sheds a layer as it acclimates into a new system. If it isn't better in a...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-10-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Sniperhank
Freshwater and saltwater have different...

Freshwater and saltwater have different beneficial bacteria that keep the tank cycled. Due to how hard saltwater is on things, you can't use the painted gravel or most decoration you see in...
Forum: Members Saltwater Tanks Showcase 05-10-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,467
Posted By Sniperhank
I'm interested to see how that does for you. I...

I'm interested to see how that does for you. I have never been able to keep those.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-08-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 294,999
Posted By Sniperhank
That is very interesting...never heard of ammonia...

That is very interesting...never heard of ammonia odor doing such a thing...have to keep that in mind. But let us know when it's time to stage an intervention on the spiders.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-06-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 294,999
Posted By Sniperhank
Powders are just super sensitive. I'm still...

Powders are just super sensitive. I'm still working on my tank rebound too bud. You got it in you, time for some water changes and a brewsky.
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 05-04-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By Sniperhank
I don't see why it wouldn't.

I don't see why it wouldn't.
Forum: Nano Reefs 04-29-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Sniperhank
If you aren't happy with it, play with it. Move...

If you aren't happy with it, play with it. Move the rock around. Try to make as many caves and crevices as you can. It might be that you need to break one to scape with.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-29-2020, 02:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By Sniperhank
A sump can be anything as long as it is strong...

A sump can be anything as long as it is strong enough to hold water and safe for potable water. It can be as big or as large as you want. It doesn't have to be 'rated' for the size of your tank,...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-27-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By Sniperhank
You haven't added an ammonia source to cycle the...

You haven't added an ammonia source to cycle the tank. You won't see anything, because nothing has gone it to test for. You need to either use pure ammonia or a cocktail shrimp to cycle the tank. ...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-27-2020, 01:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Sniperhank
It's hard to tell someone what kind of setup they...

It's hard to tell someone what kind of setup they should make, but I usually point people to liveaquaria.com to look around to find something that they like.
The only thing I can say is that there...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-27-2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By Sniperhank
Get yourself a cocktail shrimp like was stated...

Get yourself a cocktail shrimp like was stated above. It is my preferred way of cycling a tank and removes all the measuring out of pure ammonia and constant testing.
Forum: Members Saltwater Tanks Showcase 04-25-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By Sniperhank
What kind of lighting do you have over top of the...

What kind of lighting do you have over top of the system?
Forum: Members Saltwater Tanks Showcase 04-24-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By Sniperhank
Can you tell us more about it? How long has it...

Can you tell us more about it? How long has it been going? What all do you do to it for maintenance?
Forum: Members Saltwater Tanks Showcase 04-22-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By Sniperhank
Looking good. Update to the lighting schedule? ...

Looking good. Update to the lighting schedule? More whites than before.
Forum: Members Saltwater Tanks Showcase 04-21-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,467
Posted By Sniperhank
When I was feeding, I would broadcast feed as...

When I was feeding, I would broadcast feed as well. Never used reefroids, but various other this and that. I only ever fouled up my water column, but was stuck using Equate brand ro water from the...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-20-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Sniperhank
There is a chance, but keep in mind not all...

There is a chance, but keep in mind not all gobies will form this relationship with pistol shrimp. I'd also keep an eye out for the goby, check any overflows, and around the carpet. If these fish...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 04-19-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Sniperhank
How far in between tests? If it is in the same...

How far in between tests? If it is in the same day, it can only be an issue with the reagent or it is user error at some point. I really liked my hanna checkers, but it eventually turned into being...
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