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Forum: New to the Hobby 01/11/2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By jjakes24
I wonder if it was weakened to the point that it...

I wonder if it was weakened to the point that it was easy to catch. I have cut down feeding to try and battle a green hair algae problem in the past couple months to only every other day with frozen...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/11/2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By jjakes24
Well, it never made it. As it struggled around...

Well, it never made it. As it struggled around and in the midst of setting up a hospital tank, the GBTA got a hold of it again so I just let it be. Here are three pictures. One of the anenome with...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/11/2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By jjakes24
Can a GBTA eat a yellow tang?

I came home and was doing some maintenance on my tank. All inhabitants have been in there for about three years with no problems. I found my yellow tang head first stuck in the anenome. I tried to...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/11/2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,177
Posted By jjakes24
Another reason for your problems may be that all...

Another reason for your problems may be that all your fish have established territories and just won;t put up with new arrivals. If you aren't going to QT, then at least turn the lights off the tank...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 526
Posted By jjakes24
Octopus NW-150 Gate valve size?

What size gate valve do I need to perform the gate valve on the NW 150? I searched through google but couldn't find it anywhere.
Forum: Delaware Valley Reef Club (DVRC) 01/10/2008, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By jjakes24
ah perfect. Just paid. Last time I was on the...

ah perfect. Just paid. Last time I was on the site, that link was not up.
Forum: Delaware Valley Reef Club (DVRC) 01/10/2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By jjakes24
I sent an email about joining a while ago but...

I sent an email about joining a while ago but never got a response. Who should I contact?
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,359
Posted By jjakes24
I just cleaned 130lbs of old sand with a...

I just cleaned 130lbs of old sand with a bleach/water solution. I flushed it out with tap and then did a soak of water/dechloronator mix and flushed that out and allowed it to fully dry and it...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By jjakes24
I think the skimmer part is up to you and the...

I think the skimmer part is up to you and the load of your tank. Some people go skimmerless. I would try out the current skimmer and see how it performs on the tank and if it is up to your liking. ...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/07/2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By jjakes24
Making some progress

Its coming along, slowly but coming along. I am devoting whatever time I have available and taking my time to get it right. Here is an updated pic. Its all wood puttied up, painted inside the base...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/07/2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By jjakes24
you can see what I did on my 120. It's pretty...

you can see what I did on my 120. It's pretty simple to modify for your needs.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1286001...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/07/2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By jjakes24
If you look on the 5th picture from the top, you...

If you look on the 5th picture from the top, you will see and overflow box that I made. Once I silicone it in, it will allow me to keep the water level constant and skim the surface. I wasn't sure...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/07/2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By jjakes24
Yeah, overkill. I just built my 120 stand. I...

Yeah, overkill. I just built my 120 stand. I used 2x6's for the headers which are overkill but it was only a couple bucks more. Here is my thread so you can see what it looks like. This type of...
Forum: Delaware Valley Reef Club (DVRC) 01/04/2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 555
Posted By jjakes24
Started my 120g, have a look

here is a link to the build:
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1286001 (http://archive.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1286001)
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/04/2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By jjakes24
Here is a shot of the side compartment with...

Here is a shot of the side compartment with access to the plumbing and electric:

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e250/jjakes24/fish%20tank/IMG_3243.jpg

Here you can see the electric. I only...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/04/2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By jjakes24
Moving along quickly

Well, this is where I stand so far today. Here is a shot of the cabinet with the plywood attached to the frame. Here I used 1/4 inch natural birchwood sheets. It took me four sheets @ $20 each. I...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/04/2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By jjakes24
Back to the tank itself. I know I am going to...

Back to the tank itself. I know I am going to need a lot more sand for this tank so I started looking to local reefers. I only used play sand from home depot on my 55 and feel it has caused me some...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/04/2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By jjakes24
On to the Tank!

Now that the basic frame is out of the way, its time to pay attention to the tank. I got all the glass I needed for baffles and an overflow cut at a local glass shop for $40 total. I siliconed the...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/04/2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By jjakes24
For the top canopy, since it is not going to be...

For the top canopy, since it is not going to be weight bearing, I went with 1x2's for the frame. Here is a pic below on the tank. I plan on having a pull out drawer for the lights. I will install...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/04/2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By jjakes24
On to the build. Here is a picture of the main...

On to the build. Here is a picture of the main frame I put together. It is about 63 inches long. This will allow it to accomodate the 4 foot tank along with an extra foot to hide all my electric,...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/04/2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By jjakes24
55g to 120g upgrade - A peninsula build

Well, I actually have been working on this for a couple of weeks and planned it out weeks beyond that. My 55 gallon is still running and I plan on taking this upgrade slowly. I have the 120 gallon...
Forum: Delaware Valley Reef Club (DVRC) 12/27/2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By jjakes24
called them up. I didn't want to waste a trip...

called them up. I didn't want to waste a trip out there for nothing since its about 35 mins for me.
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/27/2007, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 661
Posted By jjakes24
Swan, I know this, they have all been banished to...

Swan, I know this, they have all been banished to the fuge but I still seem to have lost snails even after this.
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/27/2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 661
Posted By jjakes24
coming for the ride on this one. I am unable to...

coming for the ride on this one. I am unable to sustain a snail population also. I have had about 5 hermits in there for a couple years but snails keeping dropping. Only about 4-6 left right now...
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/27/2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 577
Posted By jjakes24
the question was to use it for base rock, I...

the question was to use it for base rock, I assumed he didn't want to introduce any unnecessary pests
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