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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 01-21-2017, 03:25 PM
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Posted By mdaniel2882
I have been using the same pump on my reef tank...

I have been using the same pump on my reef tank for 6 years. Never replaced or repaired. It doesn't hurt them to run dry. Great cheap option
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 01-21-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 486
Posted By mdaniel2882
D.c. Pump advice

I am looking for recommendations for D.C. Return pumps for the 150 gal reef tank I am setting up. I am going to run separate pumps on each of the returns for redundancy. I was looking at a couple of...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12-19-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By mdaniel2882
If you think of your aquascape as art you can use...

If you think of your aquascape as art you can use the rule of thirds. If you divide your tank into thirds horizontally and vertically with tape the focal points of the rock should be at the...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-26-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By mdaniel2882
Pretty sure you would be OK. Like keeping...

Pretty sure you would be OK. Like keeping different euphilla corals together


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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-25-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By mdaniel2882
Yes you can over skim. You can remove all your...

Yes you can over skim. You can remove all your trace elements with a skimmer that is extremely oversized


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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-05-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,455
Posted By mdaniel2882
Mine was like that when I first got him. Now he...

Mine was like that when I first got him. Now he will follow me around the tank and I can hand feed him almost anything. If he is picking at the rocks he is probably getting a tiny bit off them. ...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 03-26-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By mdaniel2882
Deep sea aquatics Reef frenzy Glass cages...

Deep sea aquatics
Reef frenzy

Glass cages is not the best quality tank


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Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 03-26-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By mdaniel2882
Reef central has a huge (100+ pages) on this. It...

Reef central has a huge (100+ pages) on this. It includes vega hydra and hydra 52. I have the 52.

My settings (approximate because my ramps are a little complicated with a 10% increase for 1...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-31-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,744
Posted By mdaniel2882
You want to add the amount to keep your Ca around...

You want to add the amount to keep your Ca around 420 and you Alk 11-7. Opinions vary on Alk with the 7 being closer to natural sea water. I ALWAYS go through Ca much faster than Alk


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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-31-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By mdaniel2882
Hair algae

Get rid of the sponge or clean it a least every other day. A week is too long. Would you let a pile of uneaten food sit in your tank for a week? That and some GFO of phosgaurd should solve the...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-31-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By mdaniel2882
The long nose hawk is going to be hard to keep...

The long nose hawk is going to be hard to keep alive with that much competition in the tank


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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-31-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By mdaniel2882
The Tang and the foxface won't be happy in that...

The Tang and the foxface won't be happy in that small tank. Get him to drop those to just for the happiness of the fish. Cardinals do better in odd numbers so drop the two bigger fish and add a...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-31-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By mdaniel2882
Mushrooms will take over if you let them. If...

Mushrooms will take over if you let them. If you run out of people that want them you can use Kalk to kill them just like aptasia. I wish I had never put a shroom in my reef. :-\


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Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-31-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 517
Posted By mdaniel2882
Bubble king skimmer and red dragon pumps

Does anyone have any experience with these. I am looking at a bubble king or a vertex skimmer and a red dragon return pump. For my upcomming custom 150 DSA build. This is my dream build. I...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10-01-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By mdaniel2882
You can do an external box which is REALLY cool...

You can do an external box which is REALLY cool but you still need the internal box. that is the one that controls water level. if you do an external box then the internal box can be VERY thin. ...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10-01-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By mdaniel2882
No. like this picture. this is the overflow in my...

No. like this picture. this is the overflow in my 40 breeder with bean animal overflow. box around the pipe. lots of premade boxes you could use online. you might want to drill another hole for a...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10-01-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By mdaniel2882
First of all have you seen this thread. It is the...

First of all have you seen this thread. It is the origin of the herbie overflow from 10 years ago. it's features are dead silence and flexability. it is designed to run 2 drains in 1 overflow box....
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10-01-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By mdaniel2882
Is that the sump or the display? If it is the...

Is that the sump or the display?
If it is the display then you might want to consider a overflow box or at least a strainer. Not the best way but it should work. if it is the sump then it is...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-07-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By mdaniel2882
Use a good frozen food like Rod's food and you...

Use a good frozen food like Rod's food and you don't need to feed your corals. I had an 8 head hammer that is now 2 years old and has produced 80+ heads. I take 6 or 8 heads to the LFS when i want...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12-29-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By mdaniel2882
Bubble king skimmers

Is there any justification in the price of a bubble king skimmer. I know the the red dragon pumps are probably the best in the industry but $1200 for a skimmer that will handle my 220 reef seems...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12-29-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 996
Posted By mdaniel2882
Deep sand beds are to NEVER be stirred. They are...

Deep sand beds are to NEVER be stirred. They are designed to provide a low oxygen environment for bacteria that breakdown nitrates. They do work but should not be stirred. Some people swear by...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 10-01-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By mdaniel2882
The best background I have used is 5% automotive...

The best background I have used is 5% automotive window tint. It doesn't scratch and doesn't come off. You can use a magnetic glass cleaner on it with no problems
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-06-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By mdaniel2882
They are called clown fish for a reason. Mine do...

They are called clown fish for a reason. Mine do that too and every once in a while they will clear out the sand bed all the way to the glass. It is all related to mating/nesting behavior
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-06-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,571
Posted By mdaniel2882
Yes. The main issue when going out of town is...

Yes. The main issue when going out of town is evaporation not food. Just make sure your ATO will handle the time you are going to be gone. I have left my tank for a week before but I have a lot of...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-05-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By mdaniel2882
T5's are fine. I had 6 80 watts over my 120 and...

T5's are fine. I had 6 80 watts over my 120 and I had to take one out cause they were bleaching my acros
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