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Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2008, 03:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,659
Posted By spike78
he smaller grain size is going to serve you...

he smaller grain size is going to serve you better. As well, if you aren't going to go with a deep sand bed, I'd stick with a bed less than an inch deep. You want to make sure you don't end up with...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2008, 03:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,316
Posted By spike78
In my opinion, the best thing for you to do is...

In my opinion, the best thing for you to do is STOP. Take a second. Stop killing fish. Do some research on your tank and intended livestock.

Powder Brown's (japonicus) are extremely sensitive...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/12/2008, 02:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,330
Posted By spike78
Man, I'd pull out that rock and cure it properly...

Man, I'd pull out that rock and cure it properly in a rubbermaid container or some other disposable container. That rock is going to spit out junk for a couple weeks. If you have the rock drilled...
Forum: Used Equipment & Drygoods Selling 01/11/2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By spike78
Sold, Thanks guys.

Sold, Thanks guys.
Forum: Used Equipment & Drygoods Selling 01/11/2008, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By spike78
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Used Equipment & Drygoods Selling 01/10/2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By spike78
IceCap 430 Ballast

Hey everyone,

I purchased an IceCap retro kit that included 12 bulbs and 4 ballasts. I was able to wire the hood using only 3 ballasts and therefore have an extra one.

The ballast is brand new...
Forum: The Lounge 01/10/2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,049
Posted By spike78
http://archive.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.p...

http://archive.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1289897
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By spike78
Yeah, I don't thing the RidIch is really for...

Yeah, I don't thing the RidIch is really for dipping. I just went with the recommended doses in the QT, kept my salinity at 1.009, and scrubbed and vacuumed the bottom of the tank every other day to...
Forum: The Lounge 01/09/2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,696
Posted By spike78
Being treated like a child has nothing to do with...

Being treated like a child has nothing to do with your age, but with your actions. 19 or 50, he accepted help with preconditions, broke those conditions as well as the law having an open container...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,091
Posted By spike78
I ran the heater as I had live rock in along with...

I ran the heater as I had live rock in along with my marco to help seed the dry rock.

To your other question, my current system has only been running for 6 months so I can't give you a...
Forum: The Lounge 01/09/2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By spike78
That's because IE7 is highly configurable!! :)

That's because IE7 is highly configurable!! :)
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By spike78
Like was said before, no need to run the QT 24x7....

Like was said before, no need to run the QT 24x7. I just keep a square of sponge in my sump, and when I need my QT, I pull it out of the garage, fill it with water from my display, add the sponge...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,091
Posted By spike78
Here is some advice based on my experience with...

Here is some advice based on my experience with 200# of Marco Rock for my 200 Bow:

1. Drill and pin your aquascape while the rock is still dry. I put a tape outline of my tank on the floor to get...
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/09/2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,392
Posted By spike78
Or... Maybe it's a four line wrasse? :) ...

Or... Maybe it's a four line wrasse? :)

http://animal-world.com/encyclo/marine/wrasses/FourLineWrasse.php
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By spike78
NOT having a QT tank is not really an option in...

NOT having a QT tank is not really an option in this hobby. With all the money you spend on livestock, it makes no sense to risk it all because you can't scrape together $20 for a proper QT tank.
Forum: The Lounge 01/09/2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,909
Posted By spike78
What are you trying to compare? The benefits of...

What are you trying to compare? The benefits of visiting them? The costs? Environmental issues? Your original post isn't very specific and doesn't make much sense. (It also pays to practice good...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By spike78
I didn't have luck with Hypo with my Powder Brown...

I didn't have luck with Hypo with my Powder Brown tang. After 8 weeks in Hypo, 1.009 - 1.008, the ich was no better, and maybe even worse. At this point I went with a combination Hypo and RidIch...
Forum: The Lounge 01/09/2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By spike78
I use Firefox personally, but if I remember...

I use Firefox personally, but if I remember correctly, the file menu can't be moved above the address bar. The address bar and nav tools are parts of the title bar and not movable. The menu bar and...
Forum: Anemones & Clownfish 01/09/2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By spike78
Research the animal before buying it?

Research the animal before buying it?
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 834
Posted By spike78
Check here for proper deep sand bed construction:...

Check here for proper deep sand bed construction:

http://ronshimek.com/Deep%20Sand%20Beds.htm
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 731
Posted By spike78
The reason for me is simple... 15 day guarantee. ...

The reason for me is simple... 15 day guarantee. The LFS in my area don't provide this. I'll buy fish from my LFS, but most expensive or rare livestock I buy online.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2008, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By spike78
Start here: ...

Start here:

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/ca/volume_3/cav3i4/quarantine/Quarantine.htm
Forum: The Lounge 01/09/2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By spike78
Right click the toolbar area and select "Unlock"...

Right click the toolbar area and select "Unlock" and drag away...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By spike78
1. Yes it will stress the animal to be in a small...

1. Yes it will stress the animal to be in a small QT, but the goal of your QT is to protect your display tank. The fish should handle a 20 gal QT just fine for the short QT interval.

2. Do the...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By spike78
Your QT won't need to cycle if you are using...

Your QT won't need to cycle if you are using water and filtration that's from your display. It should be good to go.

You really shouldn't be using any live substrates in your QT in case you...
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