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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-27-2006, 11:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,755
Posted By EJS4
And that's what really counts

And that's what really counts
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-27-2006, 11:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,755
Posted By EJS4
Why do we still confuse the issue by talking wpg?

Why do we still confuse the issue by talking wpg?
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-27-2006, 10:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,755
Posted By EJS4
Asher your correct the watts per gallon was...

Asher your correct the watts per gallon was developed for t-12 bulbs and does not work for other lighting systems. T-8 bulbs were developed to produce the same amount of light as t-12 but with less...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-20-2006, 09:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,502
Posted By EJS4
Nice!!

Nice!!
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 12-19-2006, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By EJS4
Redid test Kh was good. Xenia Died. All other...

Redid test Kh was good. Xenia Died. All other corals on frag are doing well. I think is was elongata. Was brownish not white.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 12-17-2006, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By EJS4
Went and got a CA kit and a KH test kit. KH...

Went and got a CA kit and a KH test kit.
KH was none existent (1 drop turns solution light blue). Previously used dip stick that always read off the scale high.
Ca is at least 360-380 (new at...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 12-17-2006, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By EJS4
how long for xenia to recover

Got a new frag which had xenia on it. Drip acclimated last night looked good. this morning head was tightly clumped and losing arms checked parameters pH was too low 7.8. Raising pH as I type but I...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12-07-2006, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By EJS4
I have mollies in my tank. Mollies easily live in...

I have mollies in my tank. Mollies easily live in marine environment plus they love to eat algae. Do a nice slow drip (3-4 hours) to convert them. Mollies are an easy fish to sex so make sure you get...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12-07-2006, 03:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,589
Posted By EJS4
Your tank is big enough and established long...

Your tank is big enough and established long enough that I think you could get all 5 chromis without a problem. They are docile and active (which will help draw out newbies later on). Then I would...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 12-03-2006, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By EJS4
My brother has a 90 gallon on a metal stand and...

My brother has a 90 gallon on a metal stand and its rock solid. Been using it for 10 years on freshwater tank. It all depend on the stand.
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 12-03-2006, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By EJS4
How many watts did the fish guy recommend? You...

How many watts did the fish guy recommend?
You should have 2-3 watts per gallon for the total amount of water in the system. It is recommended to split that up between two heaters so you can save...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 11-30-2006, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,869
Posted By EJS4
I know this may sound stupid but did you try...

I know this may sound stupid but did you try adjusting the flow on the skimmer with the red adjustment knob.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-30-2006, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By EJS4
I use tap water, not a problem. The minerals in...

I use tap water, not a problem. The minerals in your tap water may make pH control more of a problem. That's the only problem I've experienced with using tap water.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-30-2006, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By EJS4
I would not dump your water. Even if the water...

I would not dump your water. Even if the water was zero tds the salt would have raised your tds. As you add water and do pwc use ro/di water.
Cured lr means they put it in their tanks and let the...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-24-2006, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,898
Posted By EJS4
Answer is yes that amount of light would give you...

Answer is yes that amount of light would give you good coralline growth.
Now a couple of questions.
Are your ballasts electronic or magnetic?
If electronic zoomed bulbs are great but will not...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-22-2006, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 520
Posted By EJS4
QT with UV

I was thinking about adding uv sterilizer to my qt tank. Normally its attached to my tank but I was thinking if I added to my qt tank it should reduce risk of pathogens. What do you think?
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-22-2006, 10:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,824
Posted By EJS4
No need for lights on qt, just room light. You...

No need for lights on qt, just room light. You want the fish to de-stress. I keep mine open but have not had any that are known to jump, probably should have some kind of cover. You can get egg crate...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 11-21-2006, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,509
Posted By EJS4
Newspaper and windex. Never have smear marks....

Newspaper and windex. Never have smear marks. something about newspaper makes the best glass cleaner.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 11-19-2006, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,867
Posted By EJS4
Right now there not much to do. You should not...

Right now there not much to do. You should not add pump or filter now, wait till spring. You don't want the water to circulate, the bottom of the pond is actually warmer then the surface and you want...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11-19-2006, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Posted By EJS4
You should not have much die off so you should...

You should not have much die off so you should not have mini cycle. I would not move the tank with the sand and water in it. Water is 8 lbs to the gallon plus the sand and the tank. Thats alot of...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-19-2006, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,029
Posted By EJS4
Sadielynn is correct. The hollow rock with the...

Sadielynn is correct. The hollow rock with the holes was made with an inflated rubber glove. Fingers form the five opens, then when it drys you pop the glove and pull it out one of the holes.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-19-2006, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,029
Posted By EJS4
https://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/6279...

https://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/6279/RaiseCementRock.html
https://www.garf.org/
https://www.reefs.org/library/talklog/t_miller_052498.html
These were the three sites I used. First two...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-18-2006, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,372
Posted By EJS4
Check out this website. Leds are pre wired and...

Check out this website. Leds are pre wired and they even have the matching power supply and a nice adapter for wiring.
I bought 3 of the 3 leds but ended up using only 2....
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-18-2006, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,029
Posted By EJS4
You have to soak (cure) the aragocrete in FW...

You have to soak (cure) the aragocrete in FW until pH drops. the more you can change the fresh water the better. Once the pH drops then you salt using the water from the water changes pH will go up...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-18-2006, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,558
Posted By EJS4
I agree. Do not remove brace.

I agree. Do not remove brace.
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