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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-10-2006, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,140
Posted By elzool
Although I have dursos on mine, when my valves...

Although I have dursos on mine, when my valves aren't set right, I get the toilet noise too.

My return line has a ball valve on it and all I have to do is turn it down a little to get the flow...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-10-2006, 02:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,210
Posted By elzool
I saw that pic after Ryan mentioned majano but...

I saw that pic after Ryan mentioned majano but all the pics i saw were a different color. I'll keep an eyeball on it. Right now I only have two like that.

It was weird to see it in a different...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-10-2006, 01:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,210
Posted By elzool
Gotcha! Thanks. I asked the folks at...

Gotcha! Thanks.

I asked the folks at tbsaltwater and they said it was just a feather duster as did a few people that have come to the house to looky at it. Hopefully that's all it is.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-09-2006, 08:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,210
Posted By elzool
yup, alive and clawin'! not for long though ...

yup, alive and clawin'!
not for long though

I already pulled out two gorrillas utilizing a little tool from Sears...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-09-2006, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,353
Posted By elzool
If you are in Phoenix, I'd be happy to give you...

If you are in Phoenix, I'd be happy to give you the hirocks I didn't use on my tank.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-09-2006, 08:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,210
Posted By elzool
My wife spent *several* more hours in the...

My wife spent *several* more hours in the hospital and various doctors over the course of the last week. The clots seem to be going away on their own. Slowly and the pain is decreasing as well.
...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-04-2006, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,274
Posted By elzool
It should work just fine from the ro unit. I have...

It should work just fine from the ro unit. I have my autotopoff device on this (https://intermatic.com/?action=prod&pid=9231) timer from intermatic.
I've got it set to only come on once a day for an...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-04-2006, 06:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,210
Posted By elzool
Well, the wife is finally getting better and I am...

Well, the wife is finally getting better and I am able to continue working on the tank again.

I went ahead and placed my order for a 'Package' from tampabaysaltwater.com...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-04-2006, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,274
Posted By elzool
If you are using the autotopoff system, the dual...

If you are using the autotopoff system, the dual switch plugs into the solenoids. Meaning both are connected to the solenoids. I'm loving mine.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-03-2006, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By elzool
I don't know if it is still valid, but last month...

I don't know if it is still valid, but last month when I ordered at drsfostersmith, I used a promo code of: 19822762 and that changed the price to $39.99
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-01-2006, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,393
Posted By elzool
I use one. I emailed them a few questions and...

I use one. I emailed them a few questions and described my setup and they recommended the double switch - sump mount along with the one solenoid.

I almost bought the double solenoid, but I have...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-01-2006, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,393
Posted By elzool
That's just what I've done. The system I have...

That's just what I've done. The system I have from autotopoff works great so far.

Only had it hooked up three days, but so far, so good.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-30-2006, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,135
Posted By elzool
I would think a refuge of *any* size that you can...

I would think a refuge of *any* size that you can grow pods or cheato in or whatever you were into, would be worth it. If you have the room for 5gal, thats what you use. Me, I'm only going to have a...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-29-2006, 07:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,210
Posted By elzool
Well, my wife had three, count them three blood...

Well, my wife had three, count them three blood clots, so while she was at the ER my son and I went to two lfs looking at their lr.

What was I gonna do, hold her hand? She's a nurse, she can...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-29-2006, 02:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,210
Posted By elzool
have the pvc in the garage... just hope i dont...

have the pvc in the garage... just hope i dont forget it in the am

wife had an ultrasound today and found a blood clot after having her gall bladder out last week... that slowed me down a bit...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-28-2006, 08:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,210
Posted By elzool
Refractometer is telling me it's at 1.023 ...

Refractometer is telling me it's at 1.023
Temperature is at 80
Flux capacitor, fluxing

The MagDrive 9.5 doesn't come with a base pad to sit on, so I'll be going and picking up some foam to wrap...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-27-2006, 05:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,210
Posted By elzool
yup, have the brute garbage can cleaned out with...

yup, have the brute garbage can cleaned out with heater & powerhead ready for pwc water

i just figured if the tank was empty then mixing it in the tank was ok
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-27-2006, 05:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,210
Posted By elzool
my lfs sells 'sponge-like' material that is...

my lfs sells 'sponge-like' material that is probably a filter, i just am using the wrong terminology again

so i'll stop by there tonight and pick up a foot of it just in case

How long should it...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-27-2006, 03:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,388
Posted By elzool
not knowing how efficient the chillers are, I'm...

not knowing how efficient the chillers are, I'm just curious, but would it be cheaper in the long run to buy a chiller since window a/c units aren't known for their efficiency?
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-27-2006, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,255
Posted By elzool
Re: Live rock shipment

Where did you get it at?
Any pictures?

I'm still debating my purchase of rock and looking at all options.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-27-2006, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,947
Posted By elzool
With the tank running for the first time last...

With the tank running for the first time last night, even with all the vibrating noise, it still wasn't too loud.

No more sloshing or rising and falling of water since that initial adjustment.
...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-27-2006, 02:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,210
Posted By elzool
you know, i knew there was a reason i saved the...

you know, i knew there was a reason i saved the box in garage

unfortunately i am in the office today and not telecommuting like usual, so i can't go looky right now, but i do believe you may be...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-27-2006, 02:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,210
Posted By elzool
Whee, I gots me some waters and salts in the tank...

Whee, I gots me some waters and salts in the tank and it's a percolatin'!

I have a Supreme Mag Drive 9.5 as a return pump and it's vibrating like a crazy thing thats... well, crazy against the...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-27-2006, 12:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,947
Posted By elzool
The water noise from the overflow into the sump...

The water noise from the overflow into the sump was loud at first, slushing and sloshing about, but I was able to adjust the return valves to the tank and that fixed it. No more sloshing or water...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-26-2006, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,947
Posted By elzool
I have a 75g oceanic rr setup with one overflow...

I have a 75g oceanic rr setup with one overflow and an all-glass megaflow sump right now.
It's filling with water as we speak but will be circulating water tonight.

Using two SEIO Super Flow...
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