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Forum: LPS Keepers 01/10/2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By jdm01
I will try to get a picture this weekend after i...

I will try to get a picture this weekend after i clean the front glass on the tank.
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/10/2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By jdm01
Cup Coral Concern

I have a 90g reef tank that has a number of LPS in it right now. I am getting ready to add coral, but have a question about my cup coral. I am in the process of losing an encrusting pagoda. Its...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/10/2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,007
Posted By jdm01
I am going to check water parameters tonight, but...

I am going to check water parameters tonight, but the water quality must be improving. Adjusting water parameters, water changes, and the repairs that i made to the skimmer all seem to be helping. ...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,007
Posted By jdm01
i posted my water parameters on the previous...

i posted my water parameters on the previous page. I know the phosphate/nitrate numbers are a little high compared to what the Salifert tests say they should be. Are they too high to safely add...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By jdm01
I got mine in the section where they sell ceiling...

I got mine in the section where they sell ceiling tiles at Home Depot.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2008, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By jdm01
Probably do not need the MH with the softies. ...

Probably do not need the MH with the softies. Not sure what the gallon count is on your tank, but t5's are probably enough.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By jdm01
Thanks for the advice.

Thanks for the advice.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2008, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By jdm01
I have my skimmer in the portion of the fuge...

I have my skimmer in the portion of the fuge where the main tank drains. I put the macro and some rubble rock in the center portion of the sump and the return pump in the last section of the sump...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2008, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By jdm01
Sump Maintenance Question

After about 2 years of running with the current sump set up I am beginning to see some buildup of what is probably detritus on the floor of the sump. Should I siphon this out or leave it. There...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2008, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By jdm01
I use an old 5g aquarium with a Tsunami switch to...

I use an old 5g aquarium with a Tsunami switch to regulate the top off. It keeps it pretty simply. Refill the top off reservoir 2x/wk and I am good to go. I agree, avoid the glass top. I tried...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/05/2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By jdm01
sounds like bubble algae to me. if you pop it it...

sounds like bubble algae to me. if you pop it it will proliferate. emerald crabs worked well for me.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/05/2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By jdm01
Here is another thought on the matter. I had a...

Here is another thought on the matter. I had a nuisance algae problem that i could not get to go away. I ended up taking the infected rocks out and replaced with some dry rock. That could be the...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/05/2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 427
Posted By jdm01
My SeaClone worked great for a while and then...

My SeaClone worked great for a while and then quit. It was not very durable. I did not get my money's worth out of it.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/05/2008, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By jdm01
Phosphate/Nitrate Question

Following are my water parameters:

Calcium (ppm) 440
(KH) Alkalinity (meg/L) 3.2
KH (Alkalinity) (dKH) 9.0
Salinity 1.028
Temperature 78
pH (acceptable 7.8-8.5) 8.0
Nitrate (ppm) 10.0...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/02/2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By jdm01
I had that problem. I added a sump and it...

I had that problem. I added a sump and it helped, but the best thing I did was to add a power head and point it at the surface of the water. It did wonders to increase movement on the surface. It...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/02/2008, 11:26 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,007
Posted By jdm01
I have a maxima clam that is one of my favorite...

I have a maxima clam that is one of my favorite tank inhabitants. The intersting thing is that I tend to move it closer to the rock work about once per week. by mid-week it has walked all the way...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/02/2008, 11:24 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,007
Posted By jdm01
I seem to have managed to rid myself of the...

I seem to have managed to rid myself of the nuisance brown algae - for the most part. there are still a couple of small colonies of the stuff left, but I removed as much as I could by hand and then...
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/01/2008, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By jdm01
dendro982. Thank you very much. Way more than 2...

dendro982. Thank you very much. Way more than 2 cents worth. It at least gets me off to a running start. Maybe i can keep the LPS in the lower 2/3 of the tank and put sps at the top now that I...
Forum: LPS Keepers 12/29/2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By jdm01
LPS Selection

I have a 90g reef tank. I have kept a variety of softies, mushrooms, LPS, and SPS corals. I really struggle to keep the SPS alive, plus I just like the LPS. I will try to post a tank pic in the...
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/29/2007, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By jdm01
If you ever want to grow SPS spend the money up...

If you ever want to grow SPS spend the money up front and get halides. What type of lighting to get really depends on what you want to keep, depth of water, etc... I run halides on my 90g and they...
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/29/2007, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By jdm01
Hard to tell without a picture.

Hard to tell without a picture.
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/29/2007, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By jdm01
I started getting coraline on the glass in about...

I started getting coraline on the glass in about 6 months, but mine was slow to grow. As the Coraline has proliferated, it grows much quicker.
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/29/2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By jdm01
I use Joe's Juice to get rid of the aptasia. I...

I use Joe's Juice to get rid of the aptasia. I never tried one of those.
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/29/2007, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By jdm01
I used a Prizm and I got what I paid for. It...

I used a Prizm and I got what I paid for. It worked about 6 months and then quit. It worked well when it worked, but it did not last long. I used mine on a 29g reef.
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/29/2007, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By jdm01
I use a scraper from kent marine. It has a metal...

I use a scraper from kent marine. It has a metal blade for a glass tank, but it has caused no problems and it is efficient. They make a blade insert for an acrylic tank also.
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