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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-26-2015, 05:03 PM
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Posted By NOVAFowlr
Zoas it is! There are many different ones that I...

Zoas it is! There are many different ones that I really like after researching. So now that is out of the way, what water parameters do I need to be monitoring for these? I have the master test kit,...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-25-2015, 05:56 PM
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Views: 685
Posted By NOVAFowlr
Already placed my order for the Current USA Orbit...

Already placed my order for the Current USA Orbit Marine Aquarium LED lighting fixture from amazon, I will just return this one to petsmart. It sounds bad, but that has been my intention all along...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-25-2015, 04:50 PM
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Posted By NOVAFowlr
Going from FOWLR to Reef-few questions on lighting etc

I've had my current tank set up for almost a year now. Cliff notes:
30 gallon tank
protein skimmer
two power heads
30 lbs(plus or minus) live rock
currently stocked with two snails, a clown...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-18-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By NOVAFowlr
Great info thanks! Sent from my iPhone...

Great info thanks!


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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-18-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By NOVAFowlr
Could be...how much do these things actually open...

Could be...how much do these things actually open normally? Since it may be alive should I be doing anything to keep it that way?


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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-18-2014, 07:31 PM
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Posted By NOVAFowlr
What is this thing??? Pic enclosed

No idea what this is, thought it was dead or part of the rock etc, but lately at random times it has been opening about 2-4mm and it has a white substance inside.

Thanks in advance!247244247245
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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-11-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,883
Posted By NOVAFowlr
All fish seem healthy. No white spots on the...

All fish seem healthy. No white spots on the wrasse tonight.

The cardinalfish did for lack of a better word seem to gasp for a little while after feeding tonight, and he would twitch his head a...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-10-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 48
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Posted By NOVAFowlr
Mid fishless cycle, no sign of nitrites.

Always on the lookout. No other symptoms present though just the specs that I suspect were sand. :)

Also, correct me if I'm wrong but the cyst cycle would be longer than 8-10 hours from seeing...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-10-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 48
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Posted By NOVAFowlr
Day two all is well. Was initially scared as the...

Day two all is well. Was initially scared as the shrimp molted last night and I thought it was it's dead carcus not just it's molted shell, and the wrasse was covered in white specks that fell off as...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-09-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By NOVAFowlr
Agreed. Not planning on adding anything else for...

Agreed. Not planning on adding anything else for about 4-6 weeks. Will then add 3 more shrimp and one more fish. 2-3 months after that will add final 2-3 fish.


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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-09-2014, 03:05 PM
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Posted By NOVAFowlr
The tank has fish! Went to the best lfs I've ever...

The tank has fish! Went to the best lfs I've ever seen, all they do is specialize in marine systems(maintenance, installation, and of course retail store). Talked with the guy there for a while about...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-08-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,883
Posted By NOVAFowlr
Yeah never saw nitrite. I'm thinking my cycle was...

Yeah never saw nitrite. I'm thinking my cycle was different because I used a combination of live sand, and halfway cured live rock.

We will find out tomorrow if the fish live or die, I'm very...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-07-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,883
Posted By NOVAFowlr
Saturday is Fish Day

Did a 35% change tonight, got my nitrates down to about 10-20ppm(yeah they were really high once I figured out I had to shake the crap out of the bottle), PH is at 8.1ish, Salinity at 1.24, Nitrites...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-04-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,883
Posted By NOVAFowlr
So gents(and ladies), I think my cycle is...

So gents(and ladies), I think my cycle is officially complete. Apparently I hadn't been shaking the nitrate bottle quite enough previously, as when I shook it up for a while tonight and tested my...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-04-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,883
Posted By NOVAFowlr
I know the lo one wouldn't but previously on live...

I know the lo one wouldn't but previously on live aquaria I could have sworn I saw one that would. Now that I'm looking again I can't find it so perhaps I was mistaken...


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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-03-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By NOVAFowlr
Ok that makes sense. Could I do a hermit crab and...

Ok that makes sense. Could I do a hermit crab and one fish at the beginning safely?

The fish I plan to stock with are:

1 clownfish
1 wrasse
1 foxface
2 others that we haven't decided on.
...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-03-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,883
Posted By NOVAFowlr
So add fish first then the cuc? I've always...

So add fish first then the cuc? I've always thought it was the opposite?

If that's the case would it be ok to add two small fish to the tank at this point? A percula clown and a small wrasse for...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-03-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,883
Posted By NOVAFowlr
245517 Rest of the live rock. Sent...

245517

Rest of the live rock.


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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-03-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,883
Posted By NOVAFowlr
245516 To be clear that's what the rock is...

245516

To be clear that's what the rock is looking like. Any idea what the cat whisker like thing in the top left is? It gets longer every day....


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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-03-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,883
Posted By NOVAFowlr
Another powerhead is already on order, definitely...

Another powerhead is already on order, definitely want that before fish come in. When you say a nutrient issue, should I be adding something to the tank? Using instant ocean with rodi water and...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-03-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,883
Posted By NOVAFowlr
10 4. Diatoms just showed up about 3 hours ago in...

10 4. Diatoms just showed up about 3 hours ago in force, majority of rocks are now covered in orange. Could have been since I switched the powerhead to airate the water instead of blowing on the...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-03-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,883
Posted By NOVAFowlr
Already did that once, first one is totally...

Already did that once, first one is totally dissolved now.


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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-02-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,883
Posted By NOVAFowlr
I don't have strait ammonia :(. Can I use a pinch...

I don't have strait ammonia :(. Can I use a pinch of fish food for a similar experiment?


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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-02-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,883
Posted By NOVAFowlr
So no nitrite is okay as long as I get to zero...

So no nitrite is okay as long as I get to zero ammonia and am showing nitrate?

I do not have strait ammonia would it be safe to say if I can add a pinch of food and not see any spikes over the...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-02-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,883
Posted By NOVAFowlr
Alright guys, really could use some input. Tank...

Alright guys, really could use some input. Tank is now on its second week, shrimp has total dissolved and disappeared, ammonia dropped to .25 and nitrates at around 5ppm(hard to tell). No sign of...
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