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Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 03:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,664
Posted By schigara
I have a Nw200 non recirc. What's the chance of...

I have a Nw200 non recirc. What's the chance of just buying the pump w/venturi to do an upgrade?
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,612
Posted By schigara
The fun for me is the challenge of problem...

The fun for me is the challenge of problem solving and research. I have a routine now for ca, alk and mag and never had any cyano or hair algae.

The tank has gotten to be very easy here lately,...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/10/2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By schigara
MH DE side by side Par comparison?

I have seen a site that showed the comparison of Par readings for 250w SE bulbs but have yet to find one for DE bulbs.

I have a 75g tank with mostly SPS so far and have 2x 250w DE XM 15000k's.
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Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 03:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By schigara
Your SG is a bit low at 1.021. A good skimmer...

Your SG is a bit low at 1.021. A good skimmer will still produce at this SG though. 1.021 is fine to cycle with and to keep fish but inverts and coral will prefer 1.024-.1026sg.

The Seaclone has...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 03:15 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,034
Posted By schigara
Demon, I wasn't saying I am happy with the...

Demon,

I wasn't saying I am happy with the flow or that I think they produce the kind of flow needed for the SPS dominant tank I strive for. I was just saying I am happy with the pump itself for...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 02:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 27,994
Posted By schigara
Exercise in futility. The OP apparently knows...

Exercise in futility. The OP apparently knows what is right and what is wrong no matter what others, with proven success, have to say. I guess he has kept many 0 nitrate tanks without refugiums and...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 02:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By schigara
I doubt you will get many or any positive...

I doubt you will get many or any positive response on the use of bio balls to reduce detritus!

You do not need 1000-1500 lbs of LR @ $5-9 per lb. You can instead use the same amount of base...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 02:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By schigara
In a 55, you won't see enough lost during drip...

In a 55, you won't see enough lost during drip acclimation to really need a reserve of salt water.

If you do want to keep a reserve of salt water, it should not be kept sealed. The sw should be...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 01:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 524
Posted By schigara
Bottles of pods are not meant to feed your...

Bottles of pods are not meant to feed your Mandarin. They are meant to start pod populations or boost lacking populations. You may get 200-500 pods in a bottle of pods. A Mandarin eats a pod every 5...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 01:36 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,034
Posted By schigara
I have 2 #4's and a #3 in my 75 and am very happy...

I have 2 #4's and a #3 in my 75 and am very happy for 6 months now
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 01:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 877
Posted By schigara
The sad thing is people will do what they think...

The sad thing is people will do what they think they can get away with until it(ich) happens to them.

I got away with it for about 2 years. Now I QT every new fish in Hypo for at least 4 weeks...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/05/2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,361
Posted By schigara
This is not a Powder Brown, although they are...

This is not a Powder Brown, although they are commonly sold under this incorrect common name. The correct common name is Japanese or White-Face Tang. The scientific name or your fish is Acanthurus...
Forum: Other Invertebrates 01/05/2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By schigara
Thanks for the info and link. I was very...

Thanks for the info and link. I was very concerned about seeing this on my 3in. Maxima since I lost a 6in Gold Teardrop a few weeks ago.
Forum: Other Invertebrates 01/05/2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By schigara
Do you think he hitch hiked in with the clam?

Do you think he hitch hiked in with the clam?
Forum: Other Invertebrates 01/05/2008, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By schigara
Baby shrimp ID

I just looked in the tank with a flashlight and spotted a tiny little shrimp sitting on my Maxima Clam. If he is picking at the clam mantle, I am gonna scream.

It was about .5 in long, clear body...
Forum: West Tennessee Marine & Reef Aquarium Club 01/04/2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By schigara
How old is the tank you have this skimmer in and...

How old is the tank you have this skimmer in and how long has the skimmer been in use? My Octopus NW200 didn't produce any good foam for the first 30-45 days.
Forum: West Tennessee Marine & Reef Aquarium Club 01/04/2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 208
Posted By schigara
Coralife Super Luft Pump FS

I purchased this pump to use for a DIY skimmer and used less than 2 hours. I am asking $40

Info from Fosters & Smith SL65 Pump...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/03/2008, 05:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 534
Posted By schigara
Just depends on how much evap and top off you...

Just depends on how much evap and top off you want to deal with. I have about 110g of total volume and with 2x 250w MH's and fans only, I have to top off about 3-4 gallons per day. If I used a...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/02/2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By schigara
If your budget was $70 per 250w DE bulb, what...

If your budget was $70 per 250w DE bulb, what bulb would you choose for SPS and clam growth?
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/02/2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By schigara
Thanks kdblove, Same price as the other...

Thanks kdblove,

Same price as the other site but Hellolights has free shipping on them.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/02/2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By schigara
Phoenix 250 DE 14000k?

I have only found one site that sells the Phoenix 250 DE 14000k and it was priced at $59.95.

Is this the best price on the bulb? I need something to replace my XM 15's. When I bought the XM...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/01/2008, 01:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By schigara
Get rid of the 6-line. It is a main competitor of...

Get rid of the 6-line. It is a main competitor of pods with a mandarin and the mandarin needs all of them. Most 6-lines will eat prepared foods where most Mandarins will not but even when the 6-line...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/01/2008, 01:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By schigara
Like Sooner said, they do make their way to the...

Like Sooner said, they do make their way to the main tank and in great numbers. Some think they would get chopped up and killed by the impeller of the return pump but they are too small for that.
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Forum: New to the Hobby 01/01/2008, 01:02 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,822
Posted By schigara
Ich is the most prevalent parasites in Marine...

Ich is the most prevalent parasites in Marine Aquaria. It is a parasite that bores into the tissue of a fish, feeds off the fish and then drops of the fish to only reproduce in the rock or substrate...
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/31/2007, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By schigara
You have LR so that is your filter and always has...

You have LR so that is your filter and always has been. If your heater is in the sump, put it up in the display until the overflow is fixed.

Your sump, skimmer and fuge, if you have a fuge has...
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