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Forum: Reef Discussion 01/04/2008, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Frick-n-Frags
according to EB's coral book, the kenya tree is...

according to EB's coral book, the kenya tree is one of the least alleopathic softies on his list.

also, they don't spew a bunch of funk as bad as other ones do.

the EZ way is to go in with...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/04/2008, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By Frick-n-Frags
In my FO days I had one. It jumped right in with...

In my FO days I had one. It jumped right in with the gang after a couple rounds of feeding. It ate everything
I also had a royal gramma and a batfish, so nobody was picky. i think the batfish...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/30/2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By Frick-n-Frags
that is corky fingers Briarium an encrusting and...

that is corky fingers Briarium an encrusting and or branching gorg.

the things eat like pigs and they can eat larger particles like broken brine shrimp and bits of flake food
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/29/2007, 04:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 356
Posted By Frick-n-Frags
yay, algae blenny ate flakes after a couple days

once it saw the royal gramma chow down, it jumped right in.

lucked out there.
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/29/2007, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Frick-n-Frags
I have never really had any trouble bunching...

I have never really had any trouble bunching softies. Kenya trees can be a little irritating to other softies but pretty much everyone else plays nice.
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/28/2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Frick-n-Frags
too much water increases the chance of it rotting...

too much water increases the chance of it rotting in transit.
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/27/2007, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By Frick-n-Frags
also, i have only seen the pale "easter egg"...

also, i have only seen the pale "easter egg" colors on undersides of LR way in the shade. but there is baby blue, various greys, pale yellow, pale green, really cool.
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/27/2007, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Frick-n-Frags
you could spot feed those. I think they are a...

you could spot feed those. I think they are a non-reefbuilding stoney coral and I'm pretty sure non-photosynthetic. I still have the one that came with a piece of LR back in maybe 1992. it lives in...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/26/2007, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By Frick-n-Frags
he coolest setup would be a continuous overflow...

he coolest setup would be a continuous overflow setup. if you have the large capacity reservoir and the sump plumbed to a drain, like an emergency overflow drain etc, you can trickle the new water...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/26/2007, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Frick-n-Frags
start them low and see how it goes 20kK...

start them low
and see how it goes

20kK 400w = 10kK 250w PAR wise so you aren't exactly slamming them with 400w iwasakis, then factor in the tank depth and you don't have such a hostile setup at...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/26/2007, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By Frick-n-Frags
brown snot? = dino snot i get that...

brown snot?

= dino snot

i get that sometimes when i've been a slouch on maintenance. it seems to show up along with traces of cyano so it seems about the same water quality opportunist as...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/26/2007, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By Frick-n-Frags
do they stay put where they are attached? do...

do they stay put where they are attached?
do they get bigger and smaller or just constantly bigger?
are there any openings like vents or water tubes (thinking long stretch to something along the...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/26/2007, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By Frick-n-Frags
if you see siphons in pairs, that's the clue to a...

if you see siphons in pairs, that's the clue to a tunicate.

a single solid cylinder devoid of siphons is not a tunicate. There is a type of zoo called isocarus or isocrisis heh or something...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/25/2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Frick-n-Frags
it may not just be about raw turnover numbers. it...

it may not just be about raw turnover numbers. it may be about better flow directing so that it actually blows things off the rocks better.

also, you pretty much still have to occasionally baste...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/25/2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By Frick-n-Frags
xenia mithrax crabs can be pretty...

xenia

mithrax crabs can be pretty interesting to watch or something goofy like a decorator crab

and maybe a peppermint shrimp.


:D this might be the only time and place EVER I could justify...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/25/2007, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By Frick-n-Frags
blue ring... ya know that really REALLY...

blue ring...

ya know that really REALLY obnoxious clown over in accounts payable........

:D
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/25/2007, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By Frick-n-Frags
not photosynthetic. good flow, very low/no...

not photosynthetic.

good flow, very low/no light, probably needs some mix of zoo and phyto plankton to do well

they like laminar flow and grow in deeper steadier currents. then they can grow...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/25/2007, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Frick-n-Frags
old school legend: yellow polyps are the...

old school legend: yellow polyps are the phosphate canary in a coal mine.

maybe a one-two punch of bad water plus starvation
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/25/2007, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 349
Posted By Frick-n-Frags
then you don't have to cycle. the bacteria is...

then you don't have to cycle. the bacteria is on the lR, not the sand, unless you have UG filter :D

just don't throw a huge bioload in all at once or it will have to re-cycle to meet the new,...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/22/2007, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Frick-n-Frags
you must feed it the correct food. red seafans...

you must feed it the correct food.
red seafans are not photosynthetic.
compare to purple/tan sea fans, red seafan is more difficult.
maybe take it back and study about keeping non-photos to get...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/22/2007, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By Frick-n-Frags
that is a stony coral for starters. yeah,...

that is a stony coral for starters.

yeah, that's a pretty big mouth
but it looks kind of like it is encrusting, which doesn't seem like scoly MO

if it was zoomed it would resemble...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/22/2007, 06:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 640
Posted By Frick-n-Frags
nitrates in a dark FO tank do almost nothing,...

nitrates in a dark FO tank do almost nothing, good or bad.
that was the whole original goal of cycling: convert highly toxic NH3/NO2 into relatively benign NO3

of course eventually they can...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/22/2007, 06:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 640
Posted By Frick-n-Frags
know anyone with a diatom filter or a magmum HOT...

know anyone with a diatom filter or a magmum HOT etc?
to polish the water temporarily

also, as typical with "low-light" "no light" systems, they are completely bacteria driven.


if that was...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/22/2007, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By Frick-n-Frags
wait until one of your ballasts or a heater, or...

wait until one of your ballasts or a heater, or a flourescent endcap fail and start a fire. just make sure all your smoke alarms are working correctly. that's what kept my house from burning down...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/22/2007, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By Frick-n-Frags
a pistol shrimp cannot split your thumb. a...

a pistol shrimp cannot split your thumb.

a mantis shrimp can.
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