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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-24-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,140
Posted By Animal-Chin
I have a 6 foot 125 gallon and I got it on...

I have a 6 foot 125 gallon and I got it on Craigslist for $500 with sump, pumps, heaters, sand and liverock. New it would probably have been $4000 all in but as a package on craigslist it was really...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-02-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By Animal-Chin
ya of course, my first SW tank was 14 gallons. ...

ya of course, my first SW tank was 14 gallons. Great way to start.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11-01-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,047
Posted By Animal-Chin
That being said........Purple,Naso, Blue, Powder...

That being said........Purple,Naso, Blue, Powder Brown & Powder Blue seem to stress the easiest while it appears Yellow and Sailfin seem to be easier to acclimate to a tank to avoid ich.

If I...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-24-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 825
Posted By Animal-Chin
Ya I'd cut back a bit on the KH if you went from...

Ya I'd cut back a bit on the KH if you went from 7.8 to 10.5. A lot of coral will react poorly to big swings like that over short periods of time. Dosing is an art for sure, when you add KH you'll...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-21-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By Animal-Chin
They are jumpers! Check your overflows, filter...

They are jumpers! Check your overflows, filter sock, sump or floor behind the tank. I lost a little wrasse for over a month and he was hiding in my overflow box. If you don't have a mesh lid, it's...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-20-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,232
Posted By Animal-Chin
ya for 34 gallons I'd probably just buy some of...

ya for 34 gallons I'd probably just buy some of the pre mixed cacium by red sea or some other company and add some here and there. You don't have the volume for a reactor.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-20-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,232
Posted By Animal-Chin
Id add calcium and see how it depleats in your...

Id add calcium and see how it depleats in your tank. If you raise back up to 400, how long does it take to go down to 350? If its a few days your calcium is probably being used up some other way. ...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-07-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By Animal-Chin
Drip 100%! Many stores keep their salinity...

Drip 100%! Many stores keep their salinity really low and if you have a reef chances are your alk/ph is way higher. If you don't slowly raise the ph the fish can go into shock. I drip every fish...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 03-01-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By Animal-Chin
Yes all alk additives turn white, that's normal...

Yes all alk additives turn white, that's normal for sure.

I didn't like aquavitro 8.4 when I used it. Took way to much to make a change. Can you get some bulk sodium carbonate at the LFS? ...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 02-22-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By Animal-Chin
In the wild, Angel's graze for food, this is why...

In the wild, Angel's graze for food, this is why they can be not reef safe. Some, like a flame angel may just be happy with the food you feed them but if their grazing instinct kicks in they are...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 02-22-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By Animal-Chin
I just found your last post, I notice you never...

I just found your last post, I notice you never indicated what your parameters were at. We always think water changing is a good thing but if your alk is at 5 and you do a change and it swings up to...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 02-22-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By Animal-Chin
Gotta ask for info first, what are your...

Gotta ask for info first, what are your parameters at? Nitrate and phos? Alk and cal?

Your Duncans are closing cause they are not happy, do you have a lot of soft coral that could be sending...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 02-08-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By Animal-Chin
I had some red planet acro bleach right out. I...

I had some red planet acro bleach right out. I was sure it was dead so I took the frag and put it in my coral graveyard which was a spot in the back of the tank behind the rockwork. I used to put...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 02-04-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,211
Posted By Animal-Chin
I'd also test the new water before you put it in....

I'd also test the new water before you put it in. Whats the alk reading at? Are you mixing new water at 10 but your tank is 5 or something like that? Alk swings can really effect your coral.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-15-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,021
Posted By Animal-Chin
Coral grow better though when attached to...

Coral grow better though when attached to something, acans are no exception. I have acans on the sand and glued to rock. The ones glued to rock grow much faster than my sandbed ones.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-14-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By Animal-Chin
Oh ya, I can do you one better, my goby taught my...

Oh ya, I can do you one better, my goby taught my Green Bird Wrasse to pick up sand and shower my corals with it. The Wrasse taught the Oriental Sweetlips to do it and the Sweetlips has taught the...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-12-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By Animal-Chin
Ya 10 hours is more like it. I run those same...

Ya 10 hours is more like it. I run those same lights at 80% blues and 40% whites. They are STONG lights. I keep everything from zoas to acro under them and don't need more light that that. As you...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-12-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Animal-Chin
to start - Physical removal. You are never going...

to start - Physical removal. You are never going to just have that much algae disappear. Even if it does start dying, its going to create spikes in everything that feeds it so get it out! Turn off...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-05-2016, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By Animal-Chin
Like crabs and snails? No, you can get a bunch of...

Like crabs and snails? No, you can get a bunch of those. I'd get five of each to start.


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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-04-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By Animal-Chin
System sounds good. Im assuming you just set...

System sounds good. Im assuming you just set this up? Have you cycled it yet? If not, let it cycle for 30 days or so, test ammonia until you have none.

Then add one fish. See how it does. ...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-04-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By Animal-Chin
Hmmm, well I guess it depends on a bunch of...

Hmmm, well I guess it depends on a bunch of factors really. How easily would the back be accessable? I like the sump because it's not up against a wall, will your tank be? If your tank isn't...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12-30-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By Animal-Chin
Ya its the "that you know of" that still sits in...

Ya its the "that you know of" that still sits in the back of my mind.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12-30-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By Animal-Chin
My reef tank just survived it's first earthquake

Got jolted out of bed around midnight last night by a 5.0 shaking my house. Kids were yelling, dogs going crazy and my first thought was......oh man, I hope my tank holds it together...lol

It...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12-18-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By Animal-Chin
I'd take the 2 piles you have and turn them into...

I'd take the 2 piles you have and turn them into 2 archways. Make a hole through the middles so the fish can swim through. Looks cool that way too, instead of looking like piles of rock.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12-14-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By Animal-Chin
Should be fine, everything looks in range...

Should be fine, everything looks in range chemistry wise.
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