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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 05-13-2014, 09:04 PM
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little filter feeding worm, don't remember the...

little filter feeding worm, don't remember the actual name. You should see more around on your liverock
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-08-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,251
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Mushrooms don't grow in my tank, too much light....

Mushrooms don't grow in my tank, too much light. Also a blue ribbon grogonian, just a really slow one

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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-06-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
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You just need to test it with a TDS meter. If...

You just need to test it with a TDS meter. If you're at 0 its working, if you're around 10-20 its time to start looking for new filters, and if you're at 200, don't use it.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-06-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
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Yes, testing pH is looking for dissolved salts. ...

Yes, testing pH is looking for dissolved salts. So, if your rodi unit is working, you shouldn't have any salts. So, inaccurate test. Additionally, some tests include things like borate, which also...
Forum: Members Saltwater Tanks Showcase 05-06-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,165
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I swear I'm not intentionally raining on your...

I swear I'm not intentionally raining on your parade, and I think its great that you're excited about this set up. But I want to be honest, so you know what you're getting into. Filling your tank...
Forum: Members Saltwater Tanks Showcase 05-06-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,995
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algae sounds normal. Part of the cycle as...

algae sounds normal. Part of the cycle as everything gets balanced out. Excess silicates, probably diatoms? Could also be cynobacteria. Got a picture?
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-06-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,561
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lol, clams on the half shell, not a reef tank. ...

lol, clams on the half shell, not a reef tank. Just grocery store clams. I think that tank had a 2 foot RBTA and a 6 inch long maroon clown that had been together for something like 20 years...clown...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-06-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
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And there you have it. I love forums for exactly...

And there you have it. I love forums for exactly this reason, if you're not quite sure the answer will arrive in time. Only thing better is reddit. Over there you get your answer and 600 different...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-06-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By uh.oh...
Rule of thirds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...

Rule of thirds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thirds)

But to each his own. I'd have definitely saved myself a bit of a headache if I could just be...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-06-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 23,040
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i hear that... I used to get things done at...

i hear that... I used to get things done at work...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-06-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By uh.oh...
its also more cost efficient than carbon, as it...

its also more cost efficient than carbon, as it can be recharged with some bleach and a quick soak. I used to have a little bag in my sump come to think of it...I have no idea where it is now.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-06-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,561
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A lot of people love that figure-eight puffer, or...

A lot of people love that figure-eight puffer, or spotted puffer i think its sometimes called. When in adolescence its a brackish water fish, but once in adult hood its fully adapted to marine life,...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-06-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
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I'm a real stickler for cohesive/structural...

I'm a real stickler for cohesive/structural looking live rock...having spent 3 years arranging mine and still not satisfied. So, my advice would be to move things closer together, getting a bit of...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-06-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By uh.oh...
A rodi unit has a resin unit that works by...

A rodi unit has a resin unit that works by forcing water through it, leaving only the H20 part, and creating "waste water" with the other stuff. the older the unit, and the more clogged the rodi...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-06-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
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Can you try to upload a pic from your computer? ...

Can you try to upload a pic from your computer?

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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-06-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,320
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I'm a budget reefer, so the Tunze and JBL options...

I'm a budget reefer, so the Tunze and JBL options are a bit much for me. I bought a Aqua Lifter...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-06-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 458
Posted By uh.oh...
You want to think about total volume here....

You want to think about total volume here. Consider your power heads with your return, and thinking about total turn over. Personally I'd go for 500gph

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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-06-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By uh.oh...
When you bake it you're creating sodium...

When you bake it you're creating sodium carbonate, rather than sodium bicarbonate. I think you should regular baking soda, without being it. If I remember correctly baking soda has a greater affect...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 05-05-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By uh.oh...
Mine has been for a while now, and its a...

Mine has been for a while now, and its a complicated answer. Yes, it can. But, it might be something else. Temperature fluctuations, low mag/alk, astrina starfish (god i hate them), ultra low...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-05-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,111
Posted By uh.oh...
Personally, I can determine the composition of my...

Personally, I can determine the composition of my skimmate from a simple taste test. A sample of about a tablespoon spread on a crustini, or perhaps as a delectable pallet cleanser.

It was a...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-05-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,111
Posted By uh.oh...
People sometimes tend to overlook ORP and the...

People sometimes tend to overlook ORP and the importance oxygen plays in our tanks, especially in relation to LED lighting and internal temperature of corals. I run a 20L without a skimmer, from a...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-05-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By uh.oh...
If it were me I'd test or get my water tested...

If it were me I'd test or get my water tested with some pro kits. The kind that give a number, not a color. Hanah, or Red Sea Pro, maybe Salifert. Next, I'd make up some new water and get it tested...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-05-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By uh.oh...
oops, wrong reply

oops, wrong reply
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-02-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By uh.oh...
Look up reef keepers articles. They literally...

Look up reef keepers articles. They literally have scientific research on everything. With sources. Its a dry read, but usually interesting

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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 04-26-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,921
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I love that you told them not to wear gloves....

I love that you told them not to wear gloves. Awesome reverse logic

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