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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10-09-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,459
Posted By cabezon
Saw that you are in Naples. Check out Eco Reef...

Saw that you are in Naples. Check out Eco Reef corals. Tell Donna and Chet that Shaw says hi. Their store is very nice.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10-07-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,219
Posted By cabezon
Bacteria, parasites, zooplankton, pollutants...

Bacteria, parasites, zooplankton, pollutants...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 10-07-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,022
Posted By cabezon
Yup, works fine. They want you to read accurate...

Yup, works fine. They want you to read accurate TDS so that you'll buy more filters. I used the pitcher until I got a DI stage.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10-07-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,128
Posted By cabezon
Exactly, all the "live" this and "cycle" that... ...

Exactly, all the "live" this and "cycle" that...

The quesion is, do you have enough bacteria to eat the fsh waste?

Are you losing some with the sand being lost/washed? Yes. Most likely it...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 10-04-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,022
Posted By cabezon
For every one gallon of filtered water you get, 3...

For every one gallon of filtered water you get, 3 to 5 gallons of water will pass out of the filters waste tube. That water is filtered through the first few stages and then moves through the RO...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10-04-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,128
Posted By cabezon
The bacteria that break down ammonia to nitrate...

The bacteria that break down ammonia to nitrate and nitrite are already present in your rock. As long as they are not kept without a food source for too long they will thrive.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10-03-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,128
Posted By cabezon
you will want new sand. Keep a good scoop of the...

you will want new sand. Keep a good scoop of the old sand. Then you can wash it and reuse. Otherwise once you move, move everything to the new tank. You are going to need 200+ gallons of salt water....
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 10-03-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,022
Posted By cabezon
Any RODI will make water at low psi, but with...

Any RODI will make water at low psi, but with high waste. Are you US? A booster pump will save a lot of water if you have low pressure
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10-03-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 27,955
Posted By cabezon
The putty barely holds frags. I would go with the...

The putty barely holds frags. I would go with the rods.

However, unless you are hanging some pieces up to create a swim through, I wouldn't bother. I might also flip one of th rocks over so that...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10-01-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,245
Posted By cabezon
You will be more successful in your hobby if when...

You will be more successful in your hobby if when you ask a question, you heed the advice. And be patient.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 09-26-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,490
Views: 125,613
Posted By cabezon
Use 2 part epoxy to attach corals or plugs to...

Use 2 part epoxy to attach corals or plugs to rocks. It even comes in coraline pink.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 09-22-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By cabezon
Coral beauty took the dorsal fin off my meanest...

Coral beauty took the dorsal fin off my meanest clown in a 34 solana. They mess with eachother in the 125. Don't let the name fool you.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 09-22-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,490
Views: 125,613
Posted By cabezon
Yup. Usually for the shrimp himself.

Yup. Usually for the shrimp himself.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 09-18-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,883
Posted By cabezon
My lawnmower killed my sandshifter goby.

My lawnmower killed my sandshifter goby.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 09-18-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,232
Posted By cabezon
What is clouding it? Sand? How old is the tank?...

What is clouding it? Sand? How old is the tank? I use a product called bioclear that works great for particulates.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 09-18-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By cabezon
Yup hawks and filefish. Sorry.

Yup hawks and filefish. Sorry.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 09-18-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 92,937
Posted By cabezon
Also, if the level drops, KABOOM goes the heater.

Also, if the level drops, KABOOM goes the heater.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 09-17-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,074
Posted By cabezon
That doesn't look bad at all. Lawnmower blennie. ...

That doesn't look bad at all. Lawnmower blennie.

I like to pick a spot like a return and let the algae grow, that will reduce it in the other areas. Keep pulling it out. You'll get there.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 09-17-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,074
Posted By cabezon
Muriatc acid bath, rinse, bleach bath, rinse,...

Muriatc acid bath, rinse, bleach bath, rinse, rinse, rinse.

Live rock will become encrusted with phosphates especially if the previous owner was using tap water. If you do have dino, no point in...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 09-17-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 92,937
Posted By cabezon
Bah. Everything in forida is on concrete slab....

Bah. Everything in forida is on concrete slab. Spill salt water, and touch the tank. Zap. I think I am used to being the ground.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 09-16-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 92,937
Posted By cabezon
I Found a craftsman jigsaw in the dumpster at my...

I Found a craftsman jigsaw in the dumpster at my storage area (yes I do check). It is all chrome and steel so I know it is old. Works just fine.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 09-16-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1,490
Views: 125,613
Posted By cabezon
Depends on the coral. My trumpets turn out and...

Depends on the coral. My trumpets turn out and put out tentacles. Zoas, palys and other polyps close up. Mushrooms shrink to almost nothing.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 09-09-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 36,384
Posted By cabezon
Those would be a waste. 4 with indivdual...

Those would be a waste. 4 with indivdual reflectors would get more par/watt
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 09-09-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 92,937
Posted By cabezon
Titaniums can failas well, but in my dream system...

Titaniums can failas well, but in my dream system it is on a controller so it is redundant. That probe falls out of the water or the pump stops, something could get over heated epecially with a 500...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 09-07-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By cabezon
"Experience a small hippocampus incubation...

"Experience a small hippocampus incubation process, and feeding it, let it be your pet"

Apparently they are small brains.
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