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Forum: Nano Reefs 07/02/2006, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By Brooks_McClary
I agree with the test kit idea. It just does not...

I agree with the test kit idea. It just does not make sense that the PH is so low.
Forum: Nano Reefs 07/02/2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By Brooks_McClary
The shrimp shouldnt be affecting your ph or...

The shrimp shouldnt be affecting your ph or contributing to detritus build up...

Unless you are WAY overfeeding I think you are using a bull dozer to drive a thumb tack.

I'd recomend making...
Forum: Nano Reefs 07/01/2006, 11:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,599
Posted By Brooks_McClary
Anyone know how big those skunk cleaners get or...

Anyone know how big those skunk cleaners get or how long they live. I've had mine for 14 mos and it is almost 3x as big as when I purchased it. He's getting huge (for a shrimp). I know. Oxymoron.
...
Forum: Nano Reefs 07/01/2006, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By Brooks_McClary
dhayden, I'm no chemist but if the CO2 in...

dhayden,

I'm no chemist but if the CO2 in your house was high enough to drop your PH, I think you'd be dead 10x over (just a guess and no offence to anyone else's opinion).

Can any of our more...
Forum: Nano Reefs 06/29/2006, 10:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,304
Posted By Brooks_McClary
With cured live rock and sand... AND modest...

With cured live rock and sand... AND modest initial stocking...

Cycle time is almost zero.

I have heard about people waiting weeks or months before putting in live stock. I have never seen the...
Forum: Nano Reefs 06/27/2006, 11:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,304
Posted By Brooks_McClary
I have been using the CPR medium fuge for about...

I have been using the CPR medium fuge for about two months now. It helped me get rid of a huge cyano outbreak and is a pod madhouse. I really only get a few big bubbles from the outflow of the fuge...
Forum: Nano Reefs 06/27/2006, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Brooks_McClary
I did the same with a 5 gal eclipse hex. ...

I did the same with a 5 gal eclipse hex.

I'm much happier with glass... I grew a lot of coraline algae on the glass and got a lot of swirlies getting it off.

The Eclipse hex is plastic btw,...
Forum: Nano Reefs 06/27/2006, 10:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,446
Posted By Brooks_McClary
The long finger leather on the left side of the...

The long finger leather on the left side of the tank is was a tiny cutting I took about a week after the "Year Ago" shot when I found a leather eating nudi infestation. It has grown from a 1" cutting...
Forum: Nano Reefs 06/27/2006, 08:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,446
Posted By Brooks_McClary
Here is my 20 gal. I just took pics last night......

Here is my 20 gal. I just took pics last night...

First... A pic from almost a year ago.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g115/Brooks_Mcclary/3f2acec7.jpg

And and a year later:
...
Forum: Nano Reefs 06/27/2006, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Brooks_McClary
and another possible better shot... ...

and another possible better shot...

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g115/Brooks_Mcclary/ba40ab00.jpg
Forum: Nano Reefs 06/27/2006, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Brooks_McClary
Also... Here is a full tank shot with the...

Also...

Here is a full tank shot with the T5s...

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g115/Brooks_Mcclary/2c0fa852.jpg
Forum: Nano Reefs 06/27/2006, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Brooks_McClary
I thought you might like to see my fuge/light set...

I thought you might like to see my fuge/light set up that saved me from the Cyano scourge...

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g115/Brooks_Mcclary/7d2d6990.jpg
...
Forum: Nano Reefs 06/26/2006, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Brooks_McClary
Am I missing out on why the air driven skimmers...

Am I missing out on why the air driven skimmers are bad?

Mine is pulling out a cup full of dark brown/green crud every 5 days or so...

Is not all that skims, by definition... good?
Forum: Nano Reefs 06/25/2006, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Brooks_McClary
Awesome!!! I had not thought of hooking it up to...

Awesome!!! I had not thought of hooking it up to my power head. As long as the crud gets pulled off of the top, it will eventually go through a filter.

UR the man WAV!!
Forum: Nano Reefs 06/25/2006, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Brooks_McClary
Sorry, I missed your Post Agu. It WAS the...

Sorry, I missed your Post Agu. It WAS the Maxijet.

I am using tap water. The same water I always use. I know...

Use RO/DI water...

but that isn't what changed. Just my dechlorinator.

It...
Forum: Nano Reefs 06/25/2006, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Brooks_McClary
Help!!! I just did a top off and used Tetra...

Help!!!

I just did a top off and used Tetra AquaSafe dechlorinator. I usually use the SeaChem dechlorinator. I heared that some additives can overactivate a skimmer. Evidently this is one of those...
Forum: Nano Reefs 06/25/2006, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Brooks_McClary
I added the CPR medium fuge for my 20 gal. I LOVE...

I added the CPR medium fuge for my 20 gal. I LOVE it. 2 months after adding it and it is TEEMING with pods and worms. It is filled with cheto and had an 18w PC light over it. I had a cyano problem...
Forum: Nano Reefs 06/25/2006, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Brooks_McClary
Hmmm, getting algae off the glass miiiiight be an...

Hmmm, getting algae off the glass miiiiight be an issue...

Good luck.
Forum: Nano Reefs 06/16/2006, 10:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 386
Posted By Brooks_McClary
Over the last year my 20gal nano has turned into...

Over the last year my 20gal nano has turned into a "MONSTER" sized project...

Especially if you measure it by time and $$$ spent on it.

I don't like to think that way too often so...

It is...
Forum: Nano Reefs 06/16/2006, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By Brooks_McClary
I just purchased the Nova Extreme 24"...

I just purchased the Nova Extreme 24" (96w)fixture for my 20gal. It replaced my 130w PC light. It is MUCH brighter and the corals are all much happier. Two of my mushrooms would like less light but...
Forum: Nano Reefs 06/10/2006, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 690
Posted By Brooks_McClary
Yellow Damsel! Great Personality and not...

Yellow Damsel! Great Personality and not completely psychotic.

And... You cant kill him if you wanted to.

Ummm, Ive wanted to a few times.

Ok, honestly he is getting a little big and I...
Forum: Nano Reefs 06/10/2006, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Brooks_McClary
Thanks a ton. I am amazed... I have...

Thanks a ton.

I am amazed...

I have been on the "I don't need a skimmer" bandwagon for a long time.

1/2 because my wife made me get rid of the "#$%*@" noise maker 10 minutes after I set up...
Forum: Nano Reefs 06/10/2006, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Brooks_McClary
Quick question on Skimmate... The Lees...

Quick question on Skimmate...

The Lees skimmer is in and has been running for about 12 hours. It has pulled out about 1/8 cup of dark green tea colored skimmate.

I have heared a lot about...
Forum: Nano Reefs 06/08/2006, 10:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 639
Posted By Brooks_McClary
Get a HOB fuge. It was the best thing I ever...

Get a HOB fuge. It was the best thing I ever added to my nano...
Forum: Nano Reefs 06/08/2006, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Brooks_McClary
I am using the CPR HOB. I actually have the...

I am using the CPR HOB. I actually have the skimmer box that they make for the SPR skimmer.

DUH!!! I can't believe I didn't think of that.

I moved the output of my Fluvalt to the very top of...
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