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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 03-26-2006, 10:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,451
Posted By natman2
Try to get your hands on a few balls of cheato to...

Try to get your hands on a few balls of cheato to put in the tank. The cheato will give the adult pods a place to avoid predation and breed. Cheato will not go sexual or attach to your rock work so...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 03-26-2006, 08:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,451
Posted By natman2
I have had a target Mandarin in a 29 gallon tank...

I have had a target Mandarin in a 29 gallon tank for three months that has shown quite a bit of growth. Grant it this tank served as a fuge for quite some time prior to the mandarins introduction,...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 03-13-2006, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By natman2
Well I find it hard to believe that no matter...

Well I find it hard to believe that no matter what I buy there is always issues. Here is the short list.

coralife aqua lites at 250 dollars. The LED moonlighting is unshielded. Despite mounting...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 03-13-2006, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By natman2
Taring down ASAP

Well this morning I awake to yet another equipment failure. Submersible Pump on skimmer simply will not work. I cleaned it down in the sink and got it to initiate a few times but as soon as I put...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 03-06-2006, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By natman2
I would say at this point the two factors are...

I would say at this point the two factors are greed and marketing. Taking less profit by makeing a functioning piece of equipment that last seems to be out of the question.

Marketing. Keep the...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 03-06-2006, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By natman2
Equipment issues

Just checking to see if its just me.

Since setting up my tank in July it seems that one equipment issue after another has plagued me. The latest is my skimmer which produced wonderfully for...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 02-18-2006, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,452
Posted By natman2
Ok thanks. I live in a condo complex and...

Ok thanks.

I live in a condo complex and noticed that after hours my PSI went up to more like 48. I am assuming here that as water use throughout the complex goes down my PSI rises a bit.
...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 02-17-2006, 11:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,452
Posted By natman2
Water pressure to RO/DI unit

I purchased a Aqua FX 4 stage RO/DI unit today and so far so good. Its a 50 GPD unit with a built in two way TDS meter. TDS in is 5 or 6 and out reads 0. Its producing about a gallon every 20...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 02-10-2006, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 854
Posted By natman2
Sorry to dig this post up from the dead but.... ...

Sorry to dig this post up from the dead but....

Its become unmistakable that hitchhiker is in fact a zoo. It has doubled in size since last post and has an bright orange center reminiscent of...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 02-05-2006, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 790
Posted By natman2
Culturing pods questions

Hopefully some of you out there have done this and can help me out a bit.

I run a small HOB on my fuge that has a decent pod pop. When I clean the media I usually go through and toss out the...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 01-21-2006, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,439
Posted By natman2
If your magfloat is taking it off then its not...

If your magfloat is taking it off then its not likely coraline. My mag wont touch it. Has to be scraped.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-21-2006, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,692
Posted By natman2
Most salt mixes make that estimation using...

Most salt mixes make that estimation using treated tap water which contains calcium.

When we use RO/DI water, which you should be doing, there is no calcium other than whats in your salt mix.
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Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-20-2006, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By natman2
600GPH into your sump should be fine. More...

600GPH into your sump should be fine. More circualtion in the tank itself should be added however. Most shoot for 15 to 20x turn over in the tank useing power heads or spray bars .

Considering...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-20-2006, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By natman2
If your overflow box has only one drain and it is...

If your overflow box has only one drain and it is 1 inch in diameter the box is a 600GPH overflow and it will only handle one of your pumps.

If it has two drains 1 inch diameter it is a 1200 GPH...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-13-2006, 08:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,039
Posted By natman2
Can you pick up a gallon or so of water at a...

Can you pick up a gallon or so of water at a time?

For a system like yours changing out small amounts two or three times a week would aid in replacing any trace elements.

IMO water changes even...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-13-2006, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By natman2
Who's your coral connection?

I am sure everyone knows how difficult it can be finding quality live stock.

I am vary fortunate to have a well above average source just minutes from my house and cant help but boast a bit.
...
Forum: Show Off/Photography 01-12-2006, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 904
Posted By natman2
Getting close to six months

And progress so far
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-12-2006, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 854
Posted By natman2
pic

Starting to think just another yellow
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-12-2006, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 854
Posted By natman2
Zoo hitchhiker/lighting

About three weeks ago I purchased a colony of yellow polyps. Last night I noticed what looks like a few very small zoos poping up on this rock. Having pretty much just started with corals there...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-02-2006, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,130
Posted By natman2
IMO none of them really are reliable. I haven't...

IMO none of them really are reliable. I haven't tried the titanium mentioned but pretty much everything else and all will vary in relation to the room temperature, never holding the temp that the...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-26-2005, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By natman2
When it comes to skimmers you pretty much get...

When it comes to skimmers you pretty much get what you pay for. I don't think you will like either of the ones you linked. Better to wait until you can afford a better one than to throw away half...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 12-25-2005, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,715
Posted By natman2
I would not advise stacking your buckets that...

I would not advise stacking your buckets that high. Eventually the ones on the bottom will start to cave in under the pressure. Three gallon buckets get stacked three high only as a general rule of...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-23-2005, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By natman2
If you can afford it /have room I would set up a...

If you can afford it /have room I would set up a larger fuge. 30 gallon tanks work good. Forget the calurpa, especially in the main tank as it will attach itself and grow rapidly and become a...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-19-2005, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 846
Posted By natman2
I know how you feel. I left the hobby in 1985...

I know how you feel. I left the hobby in 1985 only to return 5 months ago. Things change, evolve and reevolve.

Something to keep in mind though and at the risk of sounding like Forrest Gump,...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-13-2005, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By natman2
I have been dripping kalk mixed with white...

I have been dripping kalk mixed with white distilled vinegar as described here
https://www.reefscapes.net/articles/breefcase/kalkwasser.html
For the past 4 days or so.

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