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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-17-2014, 03:23 PM
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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-17-2014, 12:38 PM
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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 03-05-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By Affordable Aquatic
You should be looking at the kessil lights. They...

You should be looking at the kessil lights. They make a 6500K light which would give you more light in a usable spectrum for your plants. Most other LEDs are going to be designed for corals
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-21-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
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There are so many great options for your fish. I...

There are so many great options for your fish. I would suggest getting a few different packages of single ingredient foods, like mysis shrimp, cyclopeeze, plankton etc. If you plan on feeding brine,...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 02-18-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By Affordable Aquatic
Run some GFO in a reactor and your phosphates...

Run some GFO in a reactor and your phosphates will come down. Definitely keep up the water changes, and make sure you are using RODI water. If you are using tap or well water you might be adding the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-07-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,095
Posted By Affordable Aquatic
Acrylic will give you less distortion and will...

Acrylic will give you less distortion and will give truer color to the inhabitants of the tank. Glass usually has a greenish tint. Acrylic is light and easily moved. It wont spring a leak and is...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 02-06-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By Affordable Aquatic
Just throw the old sand away. I cant imagine how...

Just throw the old sand away. I cant imagine how you could mix heavy wet sand, and since its the cheapest part of the whole system, its just not worth the trouble. If you were to put new sand on top...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 02-06-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By Affordable Aquatic
That's the problem with oolitic sand. The grains...

That's the problem with oolitic sand. The grains are little egg-shaped spheres. Because of their smooth surface, they don't 'lock' in together very well. In my experience, coarser sand of varying...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-04-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By Affordable Aquatic
Yes, that's exactly what you do. A few things to...

Yes, that's exactly what you do. A few things to keep in mind, this is for fresh water only, if you are filling a brackish tank, you MUST make the water and adjust salinity prior to adding to the...
Forum: Nano Reefs 02-04-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By Affordable Aquatic
How large are you looking. For $700 you would be...

How large are you looking. For $700 you would be getting something larger than a nano. Have you looked at the Red Sea Max tanks?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-04-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By Affordable Aquatic
The python connects directly to your sink and...

The python connects directly to your sink and with turn of a valve, will either siphon the tank or fill it. When filling a fresh water tank, you would add a dechlorinator like Prime BEFORE you add...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 02-03-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By Affordable Aquatic
If you just move your MP10 closer to the top that...

If you just move your MP10 closer to the top that would probably do it, but it would also draw in a ton of bubbles which you would probably dislike more. I would try a small koralia or Maxijet...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 02-03-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By Affordable Aquatic
It probably is oil. There are fats in the food...

It probably is oil. There are fats in the food you feed so naturally there will fats (oil) in the fish waste also. This is entirely normal. What I think is happening is that you aren't skimming any...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 02-03-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,573
Posted By Affordable Aquatic
Congratulations to Jonathan H. for winning the Eheim aquarium

Jonathan H. entered our contest from this site and will soon be the proud new owner of the Eheim Aquastyle tank which we just gave away. Thanks to everyone who entered.
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 01-31-2014, 12:11 PM
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Views: 2,232
Posted By Affordable Aquatic
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Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-29-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By Affordable Aquatic
I am not familiar with that HOB specifically, but...

I am not familiar with that HOB specifically, but from what you said, the dense sponge is the bio media (bacterial colony). You should try to schedule your filter cartridge on alternating schedules....
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 01-29-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By Affordable Aquatic
Its really a complicated decision on which rock...

Its really a complicated decision on which rock to use. Live rock has the potential for introducing pests but it will also provide lots of micro fauna, some macro algaes and plenty of bacteria to get...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-29-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By Affordable Aquatic
Get yourself a brand name hang on the back...

Get yourself a brand name hang on the back filter. There are good ones from Hagen, Marineland, Penguin, ATI. There are many and they are all fairly cheap, just get a good one and you wont replace it....
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-28-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,429
Posted By Affordable Aquatic
Why not cut the bottom of the top pipe as in this...

Why not cut the bottom of the top pipe as in this pic?
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-28-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By Affordable Aquatic
You dont necessarily need a bio wheel, but you do...

You dont necessarily need a bio wheel, but you do need a good filter which moves lots of water and has a large capacity for bio media. Your filter seems to be on the low-end, so an upgrade might make...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-28-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By Affordable Aquatic
All aquariums require a surface of some kind for...

All aquariums require a surface of some kind for bacteria to colonize. Some filters use sponges, others use ceramic rings. Marineland uses the bio wheel. While a biowheel isnt a necessity, biological...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-28-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,429
Posted By Affordable Aquatic
If you shorten it, and there is no reason you...

If you shorten it, and there is no reason you shouldnt. Keep the bottom of the tube about 1/3 the way from the bottom of the tank so that you dont suck sand into the filter an have a chance to...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-28-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By Affordable Aquatic
A biowheel looks like an old fashioned water...

A biowheel looks like an old fashioned water wheel. Water is pumped over it and it gently spins (like an old fashioned water wheel). The purpose of the biowheel is to provide an oxygen-rich surface...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-28-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By Affordable Aquatic
If manually topping off the tank daily is...

If manually topping off the tank daily is becoming a chore, why not look into an automatic top off, ATO? A float switches will trigger a slow refil of your sump with RODI, keeping your tank always...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-28-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,581
Posted By Affordable Aquatic
Take a look at Prodibio Startup. Prodibio is...

Take a look at Prodibio Startup. Prodibio is shipped in small glass ampules containing various supplements. In the case of Startup, there are 2 parts, the first is a live bacteria culture shipped in...
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