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Forum: Nano Reefs 01/11/2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By steelerguy
Is the water you mix of a lesser salinity than...

Is the water you mix of a lesser salinity than your tank water?
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By steelerguy
Phos-Buster Pro worked well for me. It creates a...

Phos-Buster Pro worked well for me. It creates a precipitate though so if I didn't have a skimmer I may not use it.
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/09/2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,708
Posted By steelerguy
I used an American DJ power controller. It came...

I used an American DJ power controller. It came with one outlet that has to be jiggled around to work and one of the LEDs in another switch flickers. Perhaps I was unlucky, but I would try a...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/09/2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By steelerguy
I have a 36" 50 gallon and I made my box 18x4x4. ...

I have a 36" 50 gallon and I made my box 18x4x4. If I had to do it over again I would keep the length the same, it gives me 26 inches of overflow including the sides.

The width is the min I...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/09/2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 39,834
Posted By steelerguy
This was an excellent thread and I thoroughly...

This was an excellent thread and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing a bunch of wood turn into such a nice piece of furniture. I have absolutely no wood working stills beyond cutting, painting, and nailing...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/07/2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,413
Posted By steelerguy
It looks to me like the intake in pulling from...

It looks to me like the intake in pulling from the fuge section. My guess is there is a small chamber separated from the fuge that the water flows into. As long as the end of the intake tube (and...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/07/2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By steelerguy
Way too loud for a living room. I would put it...

Way too loud for a living room. I would put it this way, if you are sensitive enough to the noise a pump can make, this pump will make too much. I had a 100PX-X which was going to go in my living...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/07/2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By steelerguy
I used some during a water change once to try to...

I used some during a water change once to try to lower my nitrates a bit. My frogspawn, hammer, and candy cane stayed shriveled up for about 5 days. After about 10 days they had recovered. I...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/07/2008, 10:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 675
Posted By steelerguy
If you have ammonia, then the tank is cycling and...

If you have ammonia, then the tank is cycling and it is not ready for fish and that is most likely why they are dying. I think the culprit of their death is most likely you and not the polyp.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/07/2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,413
Posted By steelerguy
Here is my home made acrylic sump. Here it...

Here is my home made acrylic sump.

Here it is working while I cycled my tank.
http://www.oreycay.com/aquarium/sump_in_action.jpg

Here it is right after I finished building it....
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/04/2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By steelerguy
My carpenter wrasse like to swim into the...

My carpenter wrasse like to swim into the overflow. I always find him the same day since I know something is up when he is not out when I am feeding.
Forum: Long Island Reef Association (LIRA) 12/20/2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,343
Posted By steelerguy
New Hyde Park is almost in Queens, so I will have...

New Hyde Park is almost in Queens, so I will have to take back my $450K for a decent house in a good school district, that is in Suffolk County. It is a much easier, cheaper, and faster ride into...
Forum: Long Island Reef Association (LIRA) 12/20/2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By steelerguy
Does tomorrow work for you? I actually have a...

Does tomorrow work for you? I actually have a little more at work which should make it the size of a volleyball if not a little bigger.
Forum: Long Island Reef Association (LIRA) 12/19/2007, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By steelerguy
Free cheato

I have a chuck of cheato about 6 inches in diameter. (Bigger than softball, smaller than volleyball) If anyone wants to pick it up it is free. I live in Stony Brook and work in East Setauket.
Forum: Long Island Reef Association (LIRA) 12/19/2007, 11:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,343
Posted By steelerguy
The housing market here has taken a pretty big...

The housing market here has taken a pretty big hit, you can actually get houses in good school districts for $450K now. They are not super and would need some work, but they are not bad either.
...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 11/21/2007, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By steelerguy
Treating sick clown

I have a clown that has either Brooklynella or Amyloodinium along with some sort of secondary bacterial infection.

I gave the fish a 15 minute Formalin dip (frankly was afraid to go longer because...
Forum: Reef Fishes 11/21/2007, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By steelerguy
Just to update this, it is a Carpenters wrasse. ...

Just to update this, it is a Carpenters wrasse. They made a mistake and sent a Carpenters instead of a McCoskers.
Forum: Long Island Reef Association (LIRA) 11/06/2007, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By steelerguy
I got the pieces cut to size. They used a table...

I got the pieces cut to size. They used a table saw so there were some marks on the cut sides that I sanded down so they were smooth. Since it was for a sump going under my stand I didn't polish...
Forum: Long Island Reef Association (LIRA) 11/06/2007, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By steelerguy
That is probably the best method to test for...

That is probably the best method to test for phosphates, I have never had much luck with phosphate tests either. As soon as it is there, algae uses it up to grow so you can have low phosphate and...
Forum: Propagated Corals & Tank Raised Livestock Selling 11/06/2007, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By steelerguy
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Long Island Reef Association (LIRA) 11/05/2007, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By steelerguy
Ahhh, gotcha. I got the acrylic here:...

Ahhh, gotcha. I got the acrylic here: http://www.graphicspider.com Had never heard of the place, but they got me cell-cast Plexiglass cheap. If I remember correctly it was $55 or so plus shipping.
Forum: Long Island Reef Association (LIRA) 11/05/2007, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By steelerguy
I thought it was going under your 55 gallon in...

I thought it was going under your 55 gallon in the stand. Regardless, it is easy enough to build one to your dimensions, but if it was going to be out in the open and you want it to look really...
Forum: Long Island Reef Association (LIRA) 11/05/2007, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By steelerguy
I built one without any prior experience and it...

I built one without any prior experience and it turned out great. I just read the pins method of gluing acrylic thread in the do it yourself section. I designed it on paper and then ordered the...
Forum: Long Island Reef Association (LIRA) 11/05/2007, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By steelerguy
When your phosphates start to go up. It can last...

When your phosphates start to go up. It can last for months in a tank without much phosphate but can be gone in weeks if the tank has a lot. Really just have to wait till it goes up or do a...
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/05/2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By steelerguy
Ya, I know this is one of those topics that there...

Ya, I know this is one of those topics that there are lots of opinions about. This is a reef tank so there will also be corals in there (LPS and SPS) contributing to the bioload..right now I only...
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