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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-04-2016, 04:20 PM
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Posted By jeffaquarius
That's a genius idea Greg. I never thought of...

That's a genius idea Greg. I never thought of that.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-03-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By jeffaquarius
The pump gph should be as close as much as...

The pump gph should be as close as much as possible with overflow gph. Otherwise the pump will create noise when choking it so much. A 30 % reduction of capacity is fine but a 60 % reduction is not...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-02-2016, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By jeffaquarius
I kept my 3" yellow tang in my 60 gal long for a...

I kept my 3" yellow tang in my 60 gal long for a couple of years with no problem. Now she is in my 150 gal sharing with brown powder. I can say that its the level of stress they are exposed to and...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-02-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By jeffaquarius
The CPR with 300 gph has a 3/4 bulkhead. You can...

The CPR with 300 gph has a 3/4 bulkhead. You can increase it to 1" if you want. The bigger the overflow pipe size the better. Your sump pump of course must not exceed the CPR gph rating but you can...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-02-2016, 01:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,232
Posted By jeffaquarius
As you notice your magnesium dropped after dosing...

As you notice your magnesium dropped after dosing with calcium. Your alk might have dropped as well. It's what we call the "balancing act". I would leave it that way for now but you need to monitor...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-02-2016, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By jeffaquarius
The alk on your last reading is ok but you need...

The alk on your last reading is ok but you need to raise your mag first to at least 1300 before raising your calcium. I notice your alk fluctuates a lot. When it drops to 7 the balancing of the other...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-02-2016, 12:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By jeffaquarius
In my previous 60 gal I used this HOB overflow...

In my previous 60 gal I used this HOB overflow with a 300 gph. It works pretty good.

CPR CS Overflow Boxes...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12-27-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By jeffaquarius
Whenever you dose calcium it will pull down...

Whenever you dose calcium it will pull down magnesium together with alk and vice vesa. You can dose mag to 1300 and let your calcium be at 420.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12-19-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By jeffaquarius
+1 I was about to say everything you said.

+1 I was about to say everything you said.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11-24-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By jeffaquarius
I have the powder brown, blue and yellow tang on...

I have the powder brown, blue and yellow tang on my 150 gal long with soft corals. The brown was added last but it still show some mellow aggressiveness that my blue is starting to have some ich. I...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10-19-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,069
Posted By jeffaquarius
Yes you bought a refractometer used for brewery...

Yes you bought a refractometer used for brewery and not for salt water aquarium. You can still use it but it will only give you a few usable graduation on its scale. The 1.020 spec. grav will be at 5...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10-10-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,466
Posted By jeffaquarius
They said it all but the first step is to...

They said it all but the first step is to manually remove them and after changing water just use a minimal of light to slow down algae growth. Fish just need enough light to see what they eat.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10-07-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By jeffaquarius
I would leave the sump alone if DT is doing fine....

I would leave the sump alone if DT is doing fine. That is how sump should be. The algae absorbs the nitrate while the cyano produces oxygen when lights is on during the night.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10-04-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By jeffaquarius
Anaerobic bacteria are also present inside porous...

Anaerobic bacteria are also present inside porous live rocks. You can have more of them if you pick the right LR in your tank. While deep sand bed as Greg mentioned can be tricky. You can have a DSB...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 09-19-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,884
Posted By jeffaquarius
Yes you are doing it wrong. Although the salt mix...

Yes you are doing it wrong. Although the salt mix manufacturer says their salt is a quick mix, it does not mean that you only have to steer the water several times and you're done. After steering,...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 09-19-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,884
Posted By jeffaquarius
The salinity of newly mix salt water dictates the...

The salinity of newly mix salt water dictates the content of calcium on it. Meaning the higher the salinity the more calcium you will get. A low grade salt mix wont give you enough calcium at 1.024...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 09-14-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,884
Posted By jeffaquarius
+1. For a small tank the WC is the safest way of...

+1. For a small tank the WC is the safest way of bringing your water parameter back on track. Then you need to figure out how to control your phosphate. You could be over feeding your acan. Too much...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-23-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,078
Posted By jeffaquarius
I tested the same water with a refractometer a...

I tested the same water with a refractometer a few minutes apart and the reading is not consistent. Can anyone explain why?
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-23-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,078
Posted By jeffaquarius
A bad test equipment doesn't justify a conclusion...

A bad test equipment doesn't justify a conclusion that they are all bad and unreliable. A bad swing arm hydrometer is as bad as a defective refractometer.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-23-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,078
Posted By jeffaquarius
Refractometer needs to be calibrated so often and...

Refractometer needs to be calibrated so often and it will also give you false reading at the wrong temperature. I never have a problem with swing hydrometer. In fact I switched from refractometer to...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-23-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,078
Posted By jeffaquarius
Let's assume one doesn't know how to use a...

Let's assume one doesn't know how to use a salinity tester regardless if it's a notorious one or accurate one and the salinity of new salt water has a difference of 0.001 with the tank (which is by...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 08-23-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,078
Posted By jeffaquarius
A reef keeper can make a choice to set his tank...

A reef keeper can make a choice to set his tank salinity between 1.024 to 1.026. If one uses a swing arm hydrometer and he reads the salinity of the tank exactly the same as that of the salt water to...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 07-14-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,013
Posted By jeffaquarius
I have read quite a bit on the links posted by...

I have read quite a bit on the links posted by some regarding Chemipure and I have to say that its effectiveness may have something to do with its application. As Greg had mentioned it is recommended...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 07-11-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,919
Posted By jeffaquarius
+1 Andy is right. The pH, kH, Mg and Ca interact...

+1 Andy is right. The pH, kH, Mg and Ca interact with one other. Without adding anything, kH will go down gradually when topping off with ro water having 6 dkH. Due to the "balancing act" effect, pH...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 06-20-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,567
Posted By jeffaquarius
Our outer skin has more resistance than the inner...

Our outer skin has more resistance than the inner flesh in our body. So when you have a cut and you stick in the salt water with some voltage stray from electrical cord insulation of heaters and...
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