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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-10-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,488
Posted By pkremer
Last night, I performed a 10% PWC, hacked as much...

Last night, I performed a 10% PWC, hacked as much algae off the rock as I could, cleaned the pads in my filter, and added a bio-bag with some phosphate absorbing balls. The next order of business is...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-02-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,488
Posted By pkremer
Thanks for all the replies so far! I haven't...

Thanks for all the replies so far! I haven't checked my phosphates yet, but it's definitely possible this could be a cause. I am going to do a water change, try to pull as much algae out as I can,...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-02-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,488
Posted By pkremer
Saltwater Aquarium Disaster!

I have a disaster story for my saltwater aquarium. I know a good chunk of this is my fault, and I am trying to make things right again, but am at kind of a loss.

I started this tank about 2 years...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10-06-2006, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By pkremer
That's great to hear! I am having this same...

That's great to hear! I am having this same "problem" in the last few weeks. All of the sudden the last few weeks it has started to grow all over the glass in my tank too, and I was kind of annoyed...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 06-27-2006, 11:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,858
Posted By pkremer
This right here shows you the lack of knowledge...

This right here shows you the lack of knowledge your LFS contact has. First of all, not only is a freshwater dip a poor choice of treatment, as it will only cause SOME of the parasites to jump off,...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 06-27-2006, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,919
Posted By pkremer
I did the same thing...got a 30W bulb with my...

I did the same thing...got a 30W bulb with my aquarium purchase, and thought I could get a better higher watt light for it. Unfortunately, I found that you can really only change the color spectrum,...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 06-27-2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,839
Posted By pkremer
I have the Coralife Super Skimmer, and it does a...

I have the Coralife Super Skimmer, and it does a great job!

The only drawbacks to the CSS are that it takes up more space inside the tank than most other skimmers, and it does take some time to...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 06-27-2006, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,095
Posted By pkremer
No, sorry, it makes me nauseous! I'm curious what...

No, sorry, it makes me nauseous! I'm curious what on earth your skimmer is skimming!!! :)

Paul
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 06-27-2006, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 672
Posted By pkremer
Calcium Formula and Adjusting Water Conditions

Hello there! I have just purchased some Kent Calcium, Iodine, and Strontium additives for my aquarium. Here are my current levels. I am curious what formulas you would use to see what your calcium...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 04-21-2006, 07:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,151
Posted By pkremer
I'm not sure you understand...the main tank has...

I'm not sure you understand...the main tank has NEVER had a fish in it. It is a brand new set up. Besides the live rock and the cleanup crew, there has never been anything added to this tank...where...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 04-21-2006, 04:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,151
Posted By pkremer
OK!!! I am BEYOND frustrated!!! I left the...

OK!!! I am BEYOND frustrated!!!

I left the Coral Beauty in the copper treatment for 2 weeks. He looked much better after 1, all spots gone, but I left him in the copper treatment for 15 days. ...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-07-2006, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,941
Posted By pkremer
Wow, that IS expensive...that wouldn't probably...

Wow, that IS expensive...that wouldn't probably cost you more than $100 to $150 here in the US...

You could try adding less at a time and see how they do cleaning up your tank. If they aren't...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-06-2006, 11:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,501
Posted By pkremer
Well, if you want to get technical, unless you...

Well, if you want to get technical, unless you ONLY buy tank-bred fish and tank-bred corals, you are taking wildlife from its' natural habitat. The vast majority of fish we buy for our saltwater...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-06-2006, 01:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By pkremer
I too am curious about the purpose of boiling the...

I too am curious about the purpose of boiling the sand...did someone recommend this to you?

I agree that the algae is most likely a diatom algae. However, this is a sign that your tank is...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 04-04-2006, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,837
Posted By pkremer
Yeah, having the lights on right now is a bad...

Yeah, having the lights on right now is a bad idea. When you cycle with live rock, there is a huge ammonia swing, a huge nitrite swing, and then usually a nitrate swing. If you have your lights on...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 04-04-2006, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By pkremer
Grass on the glass!

Hi! I have had my tank lit up for about a week now with 192W of light (46 gallons, and am noticing new and interesting things growing. I have posted some pictures to help with ID...at first I...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 04-04-2006, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,837
Posted By pkremer
The stuff on your sand looks like diatom algae to...

The stuff on your sand looks like diatom algae to me...that has a powdery consistency; however, the algae on your rock does not look like diatom. Perhaps a form of hair algae. Cyanobacteria has a...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-04-2006, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By pkremer
I know for a fact that joester2k3 and TheChad...

I know for a fact that joester2k3 and TheChad have both purchased from International Marine Fish in the last few months. It is not a scam, it's for real.

However, be warned! TheChad had a very...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 04-04-2006, 03:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,524
Posted By pkremer
Well, someone please feel free to correct me if I...

Well, someone please feel free to correct me if I am wrong, but here are my thoughts:

I can't imagine that the heat loss would be incredibly significant. Myself, I have the tank set to 78...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-03-2006, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 979
Posted By pkremer
I cycled with the live rock. So basically...

I cycled with the live rock.

So basically what your saying is that my parameters are good for coralline algae growth? I know they are good for fish and inverts...:)

Paul
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-03-2006, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,928
Posted By pkremer
Not sure what type of algae...has anything...

Not sure what type of algae...has anything changed in the last 3 or 4 weeks? Have you been feeding more than usual lately? What are your phosphate levels?

Paul
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-02-2006, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 979
Posted By pkremer
Just got my test kits, how am I looking?

I just received my test kits, and ran them all on my new saltwater aquarium. There is nothing in this tank except the sand and rock you see in my signature. It just finished the cycle.

I just 2...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-02-2006, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By pkremer
How will I know if I should supplement their...

How will I know if I should supplement their diets? Will there be activity that will tell me they are hungry and not finding food?

Paul
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-02-2006, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By pkremer
The angel will hopefully move in about 3 weeks...

The angel will hopefully move in about 3 weeks from today. He is recovering from ich (he has been in QT the whole time), and I am giving him a few more weeks to make sure the ich is dead.

I do...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-02-2006, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,122
Posted By pkremer
Macro Algae and pods???

OK! On the bottom of my glass, all over the place about an inch or two off the sand bed, there is this interesting stuff growing on my glass. I wish I could take a picture, but this stuff is so tiny...
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