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Forum: LPS Keepers 10/29/2007, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 725
Posted By Phillips
You are asking us???

Acanthastrea colonies normally grow attached to LR in the wild, but I'd say you're doing a great job to get it to recover and grow that much in 6 months.

So tell us, how have you been caring for...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 07/26/2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,081
Posted By Phillips
Did this person keep salt water in the container,...

Did this person keep salt water in the container, or did the container dry out between batches of salt water? If it dried out between batches, I really doubt it was bacterial growth that was...
Forum: Reef Discussion 07/04/2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,974
Posted By Phillips
I agree with the spirit of Paul's posting. I've...

I agree with the spirit of Paul's posting. I've have been an admirer of his tank and his methods for a long time.

When I look back on where I wasted money, it was on faulty equipment from...
Forum: SPS Keepers 03/21/2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 728
Posted By Phillips
Nice husband!:rolleyes: That's like joking...

Nice husband!:rolleyes:

That's like joking about poisoning someone's cat or dog. A penny will eventually kill all the inverts including corals.

Time to look for a new hubby, me thinks;)
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 03/20/2007, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Phillips
Thanks!!! I'll check out the capacitors and see...

Thanks!!! I'll check out the capacitors and see if they're the problem.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 03/20/2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Phillips
One of the dual ballasts started to flicker and...

One of the dual ballasts started to flicker and now will not light any bulb I try. The bulb running on the second ballast is now starting to flicker.

The ballast is no longer covered by the...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 03/19/2007, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Phillips
Question How Long do MH Ballasts Last?

I have a Sunlight Supply Bluewave ballast that runs two 250 watt DE bulbs. Now it's failing after running for only 3 years. Is this expected? Do most MH ballasts of this type only last 3 years?
...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 03/16/2007, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Phillips
I like the AB 10K's a lot. It's a bright white,...

I like the AB 10K's a lot. It's a bright white, lots of PAR for the wattage. If you look at the light cast on a white wall, the light looks white tinged w/ violet because they balance the color w/...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 03/15/2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Phillips
Look into the Aqualine Buschke 10K DE bulb. I've...

Look into the Aqualine Buschke 10K DE bulb. I've used these for years in both the 250 and 150 watt versions.
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 05/04/2006, 06:24 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 66,594
Posted By Phillips
mfinn- What kind of filtration are you...

mfinn-

What kind of filtration are you running? Charcoal? I was wondering if you ever have a problem with your leathers attacking each other with chemicals.

Thanks!
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 03/27/2006, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Phillips
It also depends of course on how clean your water...

It also depends of course on how clean your water is. If you've changed enough water, it might take awhile before it's dirty enough to start making foam again.

I recently added the gate valve...
Forum: Advanced Topics 03/16/2006, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By Phillips
My ORP probe will give increasingly high ORP...

My ORP probe will give increasingly high ORP readings if i don't clean it off. After I give it a soak in vinegar, the readings go back down.

I soak my probe twice a month to make sure the...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 03/06/2006, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 348
Posted By Phillips
If you're going to restrict flow using a ball...

If you're going to restrict flow using a ball valve, it would be best to plumb a "T" off the line back to the tank which would go to the sump. The ball valve would go on the line going to the sump,...
Forum: Advanced Topics 01/26/2006, 12:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,239
Posted By Phillips
Adding ozone to my skimmer didn't make my hair...

Adding ozone to my skimmer didn't make my hair algae go away any faster, but did make my skimmer run more efficiently.

One problem with sharing experience is that we aren't dealing with the same...
Forum: Advanced Topics 01/25/2006, 04:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,239
Posted By Phillips
I just went through a phase where I had hair...

I just went through a phase where I had hair algae ALL Over my tank.
Hair algae lasted 6-8 months.
Now it's gone.
What did I do?
I waited, it went away.
Didn't feed my fish less.
Did my...
Forum: Advanced Topics 01/25/2006, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,886
Posted By Phillips
You might consider running ozone to your skimmer...

You might consider running ozone to your skimmer if you decide to try running it at night. This will improve the skimming, and will also oxidize the organics in the water.

If you decide to try...
Forum: SPS Keepers 01/23/2006, 06:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,288
Posted By Phillips
Once a week, filter sock on the return, blow off...

Once a week, filter sock on the return, blow off the LR w/ a Maxijet 1200 powerhead.
Forum: SPS Keepers 01/23/2006, 06:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,212
Posted By Phillips
I had an outbreak, and didn't really bother with...

I had an outbreak, and didn't really bother with it unless I was doing a water change. The I would break and siphon off some of them, usually only the ones that got in the way of a coral colony.
...
Forum: Bay Area - Reefers (BAR) 01/13/2006, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By Phillips
Muchas gracias!:D

Muchas gracias!:D
Forum: Bay Area - Reefers (BAR) 01/13/2006, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By Phillips
Source for John Guest Union Connector???

Anyone know of a bay area source(s) for 1/4" x 1/4" John Guest Union connector like this one: http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewItem.asp?idproduct=RO5151

It was bad enough paying $15 for the...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/06/2005, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By Phillips
It could simply be getting ready to shed it's...

It could simply be getting ready to shed it's outer layer.

How long have you had it?

How much current (GPH) is running through your tank?

What does the coral look like (any discoloration)?
...
Forum: Vendor Experiences 10/03/2005, 03:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,887
Posted By Phillips
Sorry, I just plain ol' don't believe you...not a...

Sorry, I just plain ol' don't believe you...not a word. The people at Marine Depot are the best...no if's, and's or but's. They have solved every problem, and gone beyond the call of duty on my...
Forum: Reef Discussion 09/16/2005, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Phillips
I'm guessing that you bought a Ricordea yuma. I...

I'm guessing that you bought a Ricordea yuma. I keep mine on vertical surfaces so that they do not get too much light. They are sensitive to bright MH lighting. R. florida are more tolerant of MH...
Forum: LPS Keepers 09/09/2005, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Phillips
Which genera are part of the "Chalice" family,...

Which genera are part of the "Chalice" family, scientifically speaking of course?;)

Or do you mean is it worth and arm and a leg on e-bay?:rolleyes: ;)
Forum: Reef Discussion 09/07/2005, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 304
Posted By Phillips
Better than crabs in your pants!:D

Better than crabs in your pants!:D
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