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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 07-07-2006, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By ryguy
LR in a small tank is nothing to be afraid of :) ...

LR in a small tank is nothing to be afraid of :)

What my recommendation would be is to start your cycle with uncured LR... and maybe a raw cocktail shrimp... the LR put in right in the beginning...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 07-07-2006, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By ryguy
Hara.....beat me to it.....roughly the same...

Hara.....beat me to it.....roughly the same idea.....'cept she remembered the powerheads!!
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 07-07-2006, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By ryguy
Hey, welcome to AA, and welcome back to the...

Hey, welcome to AA, and welcome back to the hobby.

First off, I gotta say that "success in SW" and "low-budget setups" aren't really friends in this hobby. You can make them get along for awhile,...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 07-07-2006, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,510
Posted By ryguy
ya hammered it home, Roka!

ya hammered it home, Roka!
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 07-07-2006, 11:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,597
Posted By ryguy
The damage was done, for me anyway, after this...

The damage was done, for me anyway, after this comment was made.... "i'm not keeping the damsels so i don't care about there health. i know its cruel but i'd rather do it this way then to feed the...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 07-05-2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,597
Posted By ryguy
WOW... I just stumbled upon this thread at this...

WOW... I just stumbled upon this thread at this point. Hard to believe the comments about not caring about the health were actually said. Who gets into keeping live animals without having their...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 06-25-2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,042
Posted By ryguy
First off I would recommend getting a salifert...

First off I would recommend getting a salifert NO3 test despite whether the test kit you are using is spoiled. I say this because saliferts ARE accurate and when dealing with a problem, it's best to...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 06-24-2006, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By ryguy
you mentioned you have "cleaners" already, are...

you mentioned you have "cleaners" already, are you referring to a clean up crew?

If so, you may find that many will perish...they're not generally hardy enough to endure a cycle.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 06-24-2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 981
Posted By ryguy
there are a few species of peppermints as well. ...

there are a few species of peppermints as well. The caribean is the one you're after for aiptasia control. "Lysmata wurdemanni"

You can also try berghia nudibranchs which feed only off of...
Forum: Nano Reefs 06-16-2006, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,049
Posted By ryguy
JBJ 12G nanocube deluxe is what I would go with...

JBJ 12G nanocube deluxe is what I would go with if it were me. They make a 24G too. The deluxe gives you better lighting so you would be capable of keeping several types of corals at a later date...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 06-16-2006, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By ryguy
:( not a very good start.... I hope the wife...

:( not a very good start.... I hope the wife forgives ya!!
Forum: Aquaria Off-Topic 06-15-2006, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,511
Posted By ryguy
one of my cats won't drink water at her eating...

one of my cats won't drink water at her eating spot, no matter what kind of vessel it's in. She will only drink water out of the toilet, or glasses left around the house....go figure.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 06-15-2006, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,836
Posted By ryguy
Yes. That's what gives us the measurement as...

Yes. That's what gives us the measurement as movinweight mentioned. I was just pointing out how it worked.



I just posted this in another thread, but I'll put it here too. It's only my...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 06-15-2006, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By ryguy
- refugium with macros - reduce feedings to...

- refugium with macros
- reduce feedings to every second day
- feed what the fish will consume in 3 minutes, no more
- pwc's
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 06-15-2006, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 762
Posted By ryguy
I would put a thin layer of sand in there. ...

I would put a thin layer of sand in there.

pods will make to your main tank via return plumbing.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 06-15-2006, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By ryguy
You can get some pretty good deals on...

You can get some pretty good deals on refractometers, I would definetely make the upgrade.

As far as SG, I would say that its dependant on the system you are running.

FO ~ 1.020.
FOWLR ~...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 06-14-2006, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,836
Posted By ryguy
another thumbs up here. Increased concentration...

another thumbs up here. Increased concentration of salt will cause light to bend more aggressively.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 06-13-2006, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By ryguy
what is your nitrate reading?

what is your nitrate reading?
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 06-12-2006, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 892
Posted By ryguy
I wouldn't recommend it for a long daily...

I wouldn't recommend it for a long daily duration. It won't help the smell. If your kids gave you directions not to turn them on, then I would stick with that. I do, however, think a little daily...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 06-12-2006, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 892
Posted By ryguy
All sounds normal for your cycle process. The...

All sounds normal for your cycle process. The smell is the die-off from the live rock. It's bad, i know, but it is quite normal.



There is no need at all for a raw shrimp when using 2 lbs per...
Forum: Aquaria Off-Topic 06-11-2006, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,437
Posted By ryguy
Speaking as a tech myself, I wouldn't let the the...

Speaking as a tech myself, I wouldn't let the the part about how fast she does an exam bother you. Some techs are faster than others.... and some feel the need to do what has been engrained in them...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 06-11-2006, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By ryguy
IMO, nano's aren't the best way to get the feel...

IMO, nano's aren't the best way to get the feel for SW. They need a much more watchful eye and dedicated husbandry.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 06-11-2006, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,032
Posted By ryguy
mine fluctuates almost the same as...

mine fluctuates almost the same as devilishturtles.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 06-10-2006, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By ryguy
FYI... Plankton, by definition, is small...

FYI... Plankton, by definition, is small organisms that live in the water column. They are separated into zooplankton (heterotrophic, ie: copepods), phytoplankton (autotrophic,
ie: algaes) and...
Forum: Nano Reefs 06-10-2006, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By ryguy
Welcome to AA. First off, a good SW book...

Welcome to AA.

First off, a good SW book will go a long way.

I urge you to read as much as you can before starting. Don't just jump in and try and learn as you go. You will make crucial...
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