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Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 04/11/2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By Blue Deuce
Chiller ?

I have been unable to access the search function all day or would have done that first.

I have a 72g that I wish to equip with a chiller. Can anyone offer any good brands that are middle of the...
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 02/07/2007, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By Blue Deuce
Lighting duration

I just got my first crocea as a gift. Any suggestions as to how long to leave on the halides ? They are currently running for 10 hours but I see these clams like lots of light.
Forum: Photography 01/01/2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By Blue Deuce
Online camera dealers are probably as...

Online camera dealers are probably as unscrupulous of any internet retailer. If you can't find what you want locally purchase from B & H in N.Y.C. They are the pros choice and I believe the worlds...
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/31/2006, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Blue Deuce
Sounds like a stupid question I know

Anyway to tell by looking at an aquarium if it's glass or acrylic ?
Forum: Photography 12/28/2006, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By Blue Deuce
When it comes to shooting birds longer is always...

When it comes to shooting birds longer is always better. The 300 is more of a outdoor sporting lens IMHO. I have the 100-400 and the 500 f4 holy grail and have shot extensively with the 400 prime ...
Forum: Orlando Reef Caretakers Association (ORCA) 12/23/2006, 02:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By Blue Deuce
Same owner as Ocean Blue. Can not go wrong...

Same owner as Ocean Blue. Can not go wrong buying from Vin.
Forum: Photography 12/23/2006, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Blue Deuce
Send me the shots, tell me what you want and I...

Send me the shots, tell me what you want and I will see what I can do.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 12/23/2006, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By Blue Deuce
Ballast wiring assistance needed

My 2 x 175 watt magnetic ballast died two days ago. I ordered a new Blue Line electronic one and had it over nighted and received it last evening. The new one has two indiviual leads that have just...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 12/21/2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 85
Posted By Blue Deuce
Help ! Just a coincidence ?

I was running 175 watt coralife bulbs until 2 days ago when I got 2 Ushios in the mail. I just noticed that when the timer came on the tank didn't look right. I looked under the hood and only one...
Forum: Photography 12/21/2006, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By Blue Deuce
I would use the 24-70. Since you dont have it...

I would use the 24-70. Since you dont have it you can rent it from this guy www.lensrentals.com. I have used them on a few occassions and they are top notch. He will usually send it out the same...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 12/18/2006, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By Blue Deuce
I had a older unit from Aqua Medic. It worked...

I had a older unit from Aqua Medic. It worked adequately for the period of a year I used it. I put it away and when I went to start up my 72g a few months back it no longer worked. I guess I...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 12/17/2006, 07:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 64
Posted By Blue Deuce
MH ballast question

I have a magnetic ballast that is in a riveted enclosure. Can I use any mogul end bulb since I don't know which type starter I have ?

Sorry if this sounds like a pretty naive question.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 12/17/2006, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Blue Deuce
Not knowing any better at the time I have a...

Not knowing any better at the time I have a container of Sea Chem reef builder which claims to raise carbonate alkalinity and Sea Chem reef advantage calcium. I am following the beginner...
Forum: Photography 12/17/2006, 12:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,212
Posted By Blue Deuce
You are not so much buying a individual camera...

You are not so much buying a individual camera but a companies system and you cant go wrong with either one. Compare prices on the lenses you might wish to use from both companies. Traditionally...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 12/17/2006, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Blue Deuce
Yes I meant calcium levels. Mistype due to beer...

Yes I meant calcium levels. Mistype due to beer consumption.

Read your article Randy and found it most informative. Even after doing so I still can not decide the method that is best for my...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 12/16/2006, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Blue Deuce
Straight forward ? probably not easy answer

I want just the least mess and fuss process to maintain my Ka levels. Money is not an issue.................well.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 12/16/2006, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Blue Deuce
Thanks. You always seem to know the answer.

Thanks. You always seem to know the answer.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 12/16/2006, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Blue Deuce
Do I have to buy Carbon cartridges / RODI ?

Instead of the store bought cartridges is there any reason I can't just fill up the filter housing with a high grade carbon ?
Forum: Photography 12/16/2006, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By Blue Deuce
In addition to a Macro lens you also need a...

In addition to a Macro lens you also need a sturdy tripod. I use and always recommened the Canon 100mm f 2.8 which doubles as a very fine portrait lens. Sigma makes a good one as well and is a tad...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/15/2006, 06:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,402
Posted By Blue Deuce
These are nicely done. I have to agree about...

These are nicely done.

I have to agree about the watermark being distracting. Anyone with some photoshop skills could eliminate them in no time.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 12/12/2006, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Blue Deuce
Sooooo confused with bulb choices

This is my first foray with MH. I bought a used hood a couple months back that has 2 175watt halides and 2 VHO actinics. It is currently running 10,000 K Coralifes with a magnetic ballast. They...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 12/12/2006, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By Blue Deuce
Ditch the sponge ?

I recently constructed a sump that I am all in all happy with for my first effort. I seperated the bottom of the skimmer area and the fuge with a sponge.

Now I am having second thoughts if this...
Forum: Do It Yourself 12/12/2006, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By Blue Deuce
I would just drill it out and if necessary tap it...

I would just drill it out and if necessary tap it with new threads.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 12/11/2006, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By Blue Deuce
I am not stateing this with any degree of...

I am not stateing this with any degree of certainty but when I first started keeping SWF the line of thinking was to keep SG around 1.019 to inhibit parasitic outbreaks. My personal experience with...
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/11/2006, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By Blue Deuce
I have bought some gorgeous rock from Tampa Bay...

I have bought some gorgeous rock from Tampa Bay in the past. They have stopped allowing local pickup for whatever reason so I wont be patronizing them any longer. I feel thats bad business not to...
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