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Forum: Cichlid Discussion 08-18-2006, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 29,692
Posted By electrikat
how to harden soft water

My tap water is well water and I want to get the hardness up some. The ph is high enough but the hardness is "soft" . Is there an additive that will raise it?
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 07-21-2006, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,723
Posted By electrikat
Thanks, I'll research the untreated cork. I'm...

Thanks, I'll research the untreated cork. I'm glad you mentioned that, because I was looking at the ones for posterboard at the store.
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 07-20-2006, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,723
Posted By electrikat
using cork and corkproducts as a backround

Can you use corkboard or cork products in a freshwater aquarium safely?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-20-2006, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By electrikat
Will do.

Will do.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-19-2006, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By electrikat
Thanks T-n-B. I'll go there and check it out. ...

Thanks T-n-B. I'll go there and check it out. Don't want to get fish that don't mix well.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-19-2006, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By electrikat
translate?

Does anyone have or know where I can find a way to translate the latin names into the names that are actually on the tanks at the fish store? I'm about to change my reef into a cichlid tank and am...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 02-07-2006, 12:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,336
Posted By electrikat
I have appx 50 snails, crabs, and serpent star. ...

I have appx 50 snails, crabs, and serpent star. The prob is the fish was shredded and dispersed, then as each of the other fish died the ammonia dominoed the effect till it was through the roof. A...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 02-06-2006, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,336
Posted By electrikat
My fish bio load has now been cut in half so I...

My fish bio load has now been cut in half so I hope the bacteria aren't dead too.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 02-06-2006, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,336
Posted By electrikat
Ok the amquel is in and the bottle says I can...

Ok the amquel is in and the bottle says I can dose again in 24 hours. I also bought another canister of carbon. With this much junk will the carbon absorb faster or will the 2 cups I added today be...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 02-06-2006, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,336
Posted By electrikat
No but that will be my next stop. I think Pet...

No but that will be my next stop. I think Pet smart is still open I'll run in and get some amquel I know it works. Thanks Brenden. I'm so stressed I didn't even think of a chemical way to detox it.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 02-06-2006, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,336
Posted By electrikat
Worst crash ever!!! Kinda long.

Came home to a cloudy tank and most of our fish dead. Apparently, at least I think this is what happened, one of the damsels got into the intake on a powerhead and got shredded. Then the whole tank...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 02-05-2006, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By electrikat
Yes, I have several of the stometella varia and...

Yes, I have several of the stometella varia and that's what they look like. I described them as snails which only have shells on their backs.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-24-2006, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By electrikat
put all fish in one 5 gallon bucket with water...

put all fish in one 5 gallon bucket with water 50/50 from both tanks. Same with corals. Then move sand, rock, water to new tank and fill(with new saltwater,premixed and aerated) to about 4 inches...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-22-2006, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By electrikat
Does it already have a skimmer?

Does it already have a skimmer?
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-22-2006, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 614
Posted By electrikat
look at tha top of this screen for "calculators"....

look at tha top of this screen for "calculators". it wil be there
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-18-2006, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,466
Posted By electrikat
It's also very hard to get it down once it's high.

It's also very hard to get it down once it's high.
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-17-2006, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By electrikat
The 6700k are good as they are the average temp...

The 6700k are good as they are the average temp for a day bulb. They are good for freshwater. However the 10,000k are more intense and imo are better for sw and are a minimum for corals, again imo....
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-17-2006, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By electrikat
The watts per gallon is what supports the life....

The watts per gallon is what supports the life. Yours is 5wpg which is good for almost anything depending on how deep your tank is. The blues are indeed prettier but do not detract from your watts...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 01-17-2006, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By electrikat
looks like a closed up bta or lta. That's what ...

looks like a closed up bta or lta. That's what one of ours looks like right now.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-17-2006, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
Posted By electrikat
We have a long spine that's about 8 inches across...

We have a long spine that's about 8 inches across and a pincushion about 3". They do have a habit of knocking smaller things over and the pincushion picks up anything small enough to stick to his...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-17-2006, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,466
Posted By electrikat
Is there some special reason you are adding...

Is there some special reason you are adding calcium? Do you have a clam or something that is using up your ca?
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-17-2006, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By electrikat
How long has the tank been up? Should clear up...

How long has the tank been up? Should clear up by itself if it's a newer tanks.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-17-2006, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By electrikat
I have redone mine a couple of times. Once to...

I have redone mine a couple of times. Once to add a hundred pounds of base coral rubble underneath the good stuff and once recently to move the tank to a new house. Both times I used rubbermaid...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-17-2006, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By electrikat
I would say one actinic and one 10,000k. Should...

I would say one actinic and one 10,000k. Should be good for most corals and inverts.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 01-11-2006, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,410
Posted By electrikat
I would say not too much on the cleaners but what...

I would say not too much on the cleaners but what are they going to clean? Inverts usually don't affect ammonia levels a huge amount. You will probably have to feed them something unless you have a...
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