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Forum: Reef Discussion 01/12/2008, 01:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 19,102
Posted By erikages
Hi, all. I'm setting up a new refugium...

Hi, all.



I'm setting up a new refugium (20 gals). I'm running a mature tank (7 years) with a deep sand bed and stable, healthy chemistry.



Here's my question: should I keep this new tank...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2008, 01:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 27,762
Posted By erikages
Hi, all. I'm setting up a new refugium...

Hi, all.



I'm setting up a new refugium (20 gals). I'm running a mature tank (7 years) with a deep sand bed and stable, healthy chemistry.



Here's my question: should I keep this new tank...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/10/2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By erikages
Don't know much about SeaClone skimmers, but you...

Don't know much about SeaClone skimmers, but you may (should!) be able to adjust the skimmer to reduce bubbles. How's your skimmer performing? Lots of watery skim, or green/brown/black guck?

Have...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/10/2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By erikages
I've never operated an overflow, but I've heard...

I've never operated an overflow, but I've heard nightmares about them, even with the anti-siphon gadgetry people install. So, there's a risk to overflows.

Personally, I'd be tempted to drill the...
Forum: Advanced Topics 01/09/2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
ORP
Views: 1,127
Posted By erikages
Great article, Randy. I'm tempted to use a...

Great article, Randy. I'm tempted to use a reactor instead of a skimmer.

For the fellow who's just starting, do read Randy's article -- and he's right, most folks do run ozone through their...
Forum: Advanced Topics 01/09/2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
ORP
Views: 1,127
Posted By erikages
There are lots of writings on this, yes! Opinions...

There are lots of writings on this, yes! Opinions differ, but there's a general consensus that if you're going to employ ozone, it's best to have the ozonated air go directly into the aerated updraft...
Forum: Advanced Topics 01/09/2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
ORP
Views: 1,127
Posted By erikages
200 is basically where my tank hovered, too,...

200 is basically where my tank hovered, too, before ozone. The ZEObak additive has increased this to t stable range of 350 to 375, it seems. Thus far, it's stable.

I treat ORP the same, btw. And...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/09/2008, 01:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By erikages
It was a 5 - 10 hour climb, certainly. So yes, I...

It was a 5 - 10 hour climb, certainly. So yes, I suspect some kind of oxidizing process. All other tank levels (ph, salinity, temp, etc.) are stable.

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Forum: Advanced Topics 01/08/2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,191
Posted By erikages
Hmm. Great figures on your tank. Still, reducing...

Hmm. Great figures on your tank. Still, reducing your salinity can deal with the ich issue, along with other nasties. 1.0264 is at the high end of normal, at least for aquaria.

Do read up on...
Forum: Advanced Topics 01/08/2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 21
ORP
Views: 1,127
Posted By erikages
Well, I've reduced the "on" mode to anything...

Well, I've reduced the "on" mode to anything below 325redox, so I'll see if my skim levels increase at my new base orp of 350 (which doesn't trigger ozone).

But this introduces a too many...
Forum: Advanced Topics 01/08/2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
ORP
Views: 1,127
Posted By erikages
Interesting, Randy. I'm tempted to shut down my...

Interesting, Randy. I'm tempted to shut down my ozone for a week and see if it makes a difference.

I'll let you know.

Cheers,

Erik
Forum: Advanced Topics 01/08/2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,191
Posted By erikages
Have you tried dropping salinity for, say, a...

Have you tried dropping salinity for, say, a month? Try dropping it, gently, to 1.019, for example, and see how it works. Leave it for a month and slowly raise it up.

BTW, ozone and uv aren't...
Forum: Advanced Topics 01/08/2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
ORP
Views: 1,127
Posted By erikages
According to Sprung and Delbeek ("The Reef...

According to Sprung and Delbeek ("The Reef Aquarium," volume 3, pp326-330), running a small amount of ozone (e.g. 5 mg per hour, if mgs are the right measurement) helps to "align" large org....
Forum: Advanced Topics 01/08/2008, 12:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By erikages
ZEObak - new to product; rapid redox climb in 6 hours: safe?

I'm going to cross post here as you folks seem to have some experience with zeovit products. Here's my note. I just noticed another thread on lab tests of ZEO products got shut down due to heated...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/07/2008, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By erikages
Many thanks - much appreciated. Also, thanks for...

Many thanks - much appreciated. Also, thanks for being a member of Team RC.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/07/2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By erikages
BTW, redox now 365 and counting...

BTW, redox now 365 and counting...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/07/2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By erikages
Yipes! Never heard of it, but if ZEObak has this...

Yipes! Never heard of it, but if ZEObak has this stuff in it, no wonder you only need 1 drop per 25 gallons. But this seems to be a chemical compound rather than "biological." ZEObak literature...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/07/2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By erikages
ZEObak - 4 drops have raised my redox 50 points and still counting

Hey folks. Here's a discovery I've just made. You may already know about this, but I certainly didn't. I'm curious to know whether other people have experienced this.

Preamble: A few months ago I...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/07/2008, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By erikages
You might check into the Aqua C EV series. These...

You might check into the Aqua C EV series. These can be placed either in or out (with a ballast) of the sump.

Having been running one for about a month, it's taken some learning/experience to get...
Forum: Corallimorpharians 01/06/2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 82,444
Posted By erikages
Wow! What an amazing tank. You've certainly...

Wow! What an amazing tank. You've certainly tackled water clarity and microbubble issues.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/06/2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By erikages
I use old maxijet 1200s, and have them installed...

I use old maxijet 1200s, and have them installed directly in the sump.

If you do a permanent thing like mine, make sure that you place a hole in the arc of the tubing. In order to stop spray,...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/06/2008, 01:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,374
Posted By erikages
I use Kent Tech A and B in terms of "over the...

I use Kent Tech A and B in terms of "over the counter." Depending on the size of the tank, though, you'll find it's an expensive solution -- but easy and safe to use. It also adds many of the trace...
Forum: Photography 01/06/2008, 01:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,437
Posted By erikages
Nikon D200. For tank shots, I use my Nikon 18-200...

Nikon D200. For tank shots, I use my Nikon 18-200 VR lens with Hoya +1 / +2 and +4 diopter rings (an inexpensive way to achieve closeups with good lenses without having to buy separate macro lenses).
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/05/2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,374
Posted By erikages
Maybe spoke too soon - "Aragomilk" calcium precipitation event!

Yesterday I suggested you use the bottle of purpleup. This morning I recieved an email from a friend who has dosed Aragomilk every other day or so since establishing his 65gal reef a year ago.
...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/04/2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,374
Posted By erikages
By all means use the bottle! Just add a bit a few...

By all means use the bottle! Just add a bit a few times a week until it's gone. If you think the tank likes it, buy some more. If you didn't think it did anything, then don't.

I've added...
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