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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11-03-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By peterac
Thanks! I didn't know they made a scrapper...

Thanks! I didn't know they made a scrapper attachment for acrylic. I'll look into this.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11-03-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By peterac
Difficult Algae to clean

Hi all,

For years I have had a 450 gallon FOWLR acrylic tank. As you can imagine, this is a very large surface area to keep clean. I was using a Mag Float rated for my 3/4" thick acrylic. This...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 04-28-2007, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,575
Posted By peterac
I actually had a few clowns. The last one was...

I actually had a few clowns. The last one was sick and the SFE accidentally grabbed him and he never had a chance. Healthy clowns would probably be okay.

Thanks for the advice. More would be...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 04-24-2007, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,575
Posted By peterac
Tank stocking ideas

Hi all,

I have a large 450g tank with plenty of LR. The tank has sort of evolved into a more aggressive setup. I have plenty of room to add more fish.

Currently there is only a Snowflake...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 04-24-2007, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,576
Posted By peterac
Re: Snowflake Eel

My SF Eel took out a clown. I watched it happen. The clown seemed like he was sick but still it can happen.

Hope that helps...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 04-10-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,397
Posted By peterac
I have a Lunare Wrasse in a pretty large tank. ...

I have a Lunare Wrasse in a pretty large tank. He is fun to watch. Very active. I think due to their aggressive nature you have to watch what you keep as tankmates. I had a Yellow Tang that I...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 12-31-2006, 12:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By peterac
Thanks. Actually, the Lunare Wrasse is the...

Thanks. Actually, the Lunare Wrasse is the aggressor of the tank. I have a feeling that the Lunare Wrasse is causing the problem (if it is due to aggression). My profile needs some updating, there...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 12-29-2006, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By peterac
Advice for dealing with a sick Atlantic Blue Angel

I have a 450g tank with about 380 lbs of LR. I have an Atlantic Blue Angel (I think that is the proper name, I'll attach a pic) that has lost much of its color and his fins are getting ragged...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 09-17-2006, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,563
Posted By peterac
I use a 29g and I think this size is perfect. ...

I use a 29g and I think this size is perfect. You can get them pretty cheap.
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 09-16-2006, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,250
Posted By peterac
Atlantic Blue Angel Compatibilty

Hi all,

I have had an Atlantic Blue Angel in my 450g FOWLR with 380 lbs of LR.

I would like to add another Angel to this tank. Can I get some experiences from everyone who knows which other...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 09-16-2006, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By peterac
Thanks. Water parameters are all in spec. ...

Thanks.

Water parameters are all in spec.

The water itself is crystal clear thanks to my UV sterilizer.
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 09-16-2006, 03:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By peterac
Lighting question

I have a large FOWLR tank with plenty of LR. I have one of the Coralife fixtures that have blue actinic lights and MHs. I have been mainly running the blue actinic during the summer and now I have...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 09-16-2006, 03:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,933
Posted By peterac
I have found that you should always look at some...

I have found that you should always look at some LFSs to compare first. You would be surprised. Certain fish at one store might be considerably cheaper at another. Don't forget to account for your...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 09-16-2006, 02:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By peterac
I have been in your situation and it is very...

I have been in your situation and it is very frustrating. You have an uncylced small QT tank therefore you will be constantly trying to get the ammonia levels down.

If you do decide to put them...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-04-2006, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,002
Posted By peterac
Pilot Fish

Hi all,

I searched AA on the topic of pilot fish and came up with very few posts. The only warning I saw was that they get very large.

I recently purchased 3 pilot fish for my 450 gal FOWLR. I...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 08-04-2006, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 863
Posted By peterac
Auto shutoff for electric?

Hi,

I have a pump that I keep in a large vat of fresh water. Every few days I turn the pump on in order to topoff.

I have a large 450 gal setup so I loose alot to evaporation. Also, my sump...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 08-04-2006, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,241
Posted By peterac
I think the key is to make sure you use the...

I think the key is to make sure you use the correct progression of abrasive pads. This is why they have kits with abrasives of varying degrees. I guess you go from most coarse to least coarse.

Let...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 06-23-2006, 01:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,321
Posted By peterac
I had a Princess Parrotfish that I lost in QT. ...

I had a Princess Parrotfish that I lost in QT. Never made it into my main but I loved it. I lost some other fish in QT at the same time so I can't say the Princess was particularly a problem. Maybe...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 06-23-2006, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By peterac
More importantly keep the fish in QT for a good...

More importantly keep the fish in QT for a good amount of time (minimum of 2 weeks) and observe carefully.

Good luck...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 05-08-2006, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,467
Posted By peterac
So it is normal for them to be outgoing...

So it is normal for them to be outgoing (basically they were all over the place) when first introduced to a tank and then they tend to get shy?

Thanks!
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 05-08-2006, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,467
Posted By peterac
Emerald Crab Behavior

Hi all,

I have 6 emerald crabs that I introduced to my 450g FOWLR tank. There is about 380 lbs of LR in this tank.

At first these crabs were very lively and not at all timid.

After...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 02-19-2006, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,175
Posted By peterac
What about a UV sterilizer?

What about a UV sterilizer?
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 02-19-2006, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,103
Posted By peterac
How long can a cycled tank stay established?

Hi all,

I have a cycled 29g tank I use for QT. However, I have not had fish in this tank for a few weeks. I am concerned that the lack of a source of ammonia would cause a destruction of the...
Forum: General Retailers 02-14-2006, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,664
Posted By peterac
I like the Long Island store. Their prices on...

I like the Long Island store. Their prices on non-fish items are very high and their fish prices are okay, not great....
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 01-25-2006, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,437
Posted By peterac
How likely is it for a fish to recover from high nitrites?

I have a gasping fish that I think is a result of high nitrites.

How well do fish recover from this scenario assuming I get the levels down fast?

Thanks,
Pete R.
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