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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 05-02-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,029
Posted By CaptainAhab
that would all make sense, if that's what the...

that would all make sense, if that's what the words said
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-02-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By CaptainAhab
You're always welcome to your opinion. Of which...

You're always welcome to your opinion. Of which I disagree.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-02-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By CaptainAhab
I have valves coming and going. I like the idea...

I have valves coming and going. I like the idea of being able to shut it down in an emergency or maintenance situation. I'm not sure why you would 'never' restrict a drain. Every bend restricts...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 05-02-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,029
Posted By CaptainAhab
Been gone for awhile and was tooling around the...

Been gone for awhile and was tooling around the site and have noticed that this seems to be a recurrnig theme (not just about crabs but all inverts)

"The crabs help get rid of the hair algea but...
Forum: Aquaria Off-Topic 05-02-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,929
Posted By CaptainAhab
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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-02-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By CaptainAhab
He'll change at night (as they all do) and when...

He'll change at night (as they all do) and when he gets stressed. Mine changes when he swims in the rock work.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 05-02-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By CaptainAhab
Why do you think you have a phosphate issue? The...

Why do you think you have a phosphate issue? The fact that you have (or think you have ) 0 nitrates is ,IMO, the smoking gun... BANG!
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-30-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By CaptainAhab
Breeders have found they can. Females sometimes...

Breeders have found they can. Females sometimes start off w/ some gray features that become more pronounced. Males usually bright yellow. Check out WWM or advancedaquarist for more details.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-30-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By CaptainAhab
maturity and sex change

maturity and sex change
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 07-30-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,161
Posted By CaptainAhab
No it doesn't. Live rock is no different...

No it doesn't. Live rock is no different (fundamentally) than bioballs. As long as it's kept wet the bacteria live on. Lets look at the ocean as an example. Does the reef or rocks ever come out...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 07-29-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,481
Posted By CaptainAhab
Chemi-clean works (follow the directions...

Chemi-clean works (follow the directions EXACTLY).... BUT... it only gets rid of what is there.. The conditions still exist so it'll come back.

What kind of food do you feed? How often? How much?
Forum: Nano Reefs 07-29-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By CaptainAhab
Probably not a big deal. IMO 024 is better...

Probably not a big deal. IMO 024 is better anyway. If it really bugs you, drain some out and replace w/ pure h20.. down goes the salinity eh
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 07-29-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,586
Posted By CaptainAhab
I'm saying that the canister filter was designed...

I'm saying that the canister filter was designed to use a siphon as a water delivery method. Over the lip of the tank, the water flows to the can and is pushed back up to the lip and over. Not...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 07-29-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,586
Posted By CaptainAhab
Looks like a 404 to me. Yours must be different...

Looks like a 404 to me. Yours must be different though, I'm sure.. Good luck

Just for kicks I'll tell you that it is under pressure. The pressure of all that water volume above those pipes. It...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 07-29-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,096
Posted By CaptainAhab
u realize that the clowns are damsels, right? ...

u realize that the clowns are damsels, right? I've got 3 yellow tails. They play nice though they are the smallest in the tank (outside the gobies)
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 07-29-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,586
Posted By CaptainAhab
I assume you used a bulkhead and barb fittings to...

I assume you used a bulkhead and barb fittings to attach?

That's going to be a lot of pressure on that can, be interesting to see how it works out. I hope you can cut the water flow for...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 07-29-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By CaptainAhab
assuming you have baffles, the water needs to be...

assuming you have baffles, the water needs to be high enough to flow over the lower baffles. under, over, under.

It should not operate like a bio-ball trickle filter. Well it can if designed...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 07-29-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,586
Posted By CaptainAhab
Is that plumbed thru the bottom headed for a...

Is that plumbed thru the bottom headed for a sump? drain and return? Or is that the canister piping?
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 07-29-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,479
Posted By CaptainAhab
cyano. Willing to bet that your nitrates and/...

cyano. Willing to bet that your nitrates and/ phosphates aren't 0. It's on your rocks also. Excess nutrients in the water. If it's a 'newer' tank then it's to be expected you'll go thru this...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 07-26-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,063
Posted By CaptainAhab
Hmmm.. Oddly I'd want to know a) how far are you...

Hmmm.. Oddly I'd want to know a) how far are you transporting them b) what kind of fish and c) how many .. Before I'd even think of offering any advice..
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 07-25-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,993
Posted By CaptainAhab
IMO the tank was cycled with the addition of the...

IMO the tank was cycled with the addition of the LR. The failure to feed the bacteria for a month is what 'de-cycled' the tank. The bacteria dies because they were not fed.

Without fish you...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 07-25-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By CaptainAhab
post it in the equip forum, you'll have better...

post it in the equip forum, you'll have better results
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 07-25-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By CaptainAhab
anything you want, including fish, macro and...

anything you want, including fish, macro and inverts... someone doesn't play nice in the tank... put em in a timeout in the sump
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 07-25-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,265
Posted By CaptainAhab
Sorry, I'm not trying to be a pest here but the...

Sorry, I'm not trying to be a pest here but the sources cited stated a concentration level that killed that parasite. If that's the basis for buying into the garlic cures ich then it seems to follow...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 07-25-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,265
Posted By CaptainAhab
'“Garlic extract had no effect in low amounts (30...

'“Garlic extract had no effect in low amounts (30 mg/L), but at high concentrations (117 and 570 mg/L) it killed the tomocysts within 24 h.”
-This article shows that garlic can actually kill Ich...
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