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Forum: Reef Discussion 01/06/2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By lloydo
this is what I'm having to deal with....... ...

this is what I'm having to deal with.......

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Forum: Reef Discussion 01/06/2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By lloydo
Anyone used Seachem Prime

Hi

I've had an outbreak of oodinium in my 100gal reef system. I've removed my 6 remaining fish to a quarantine tank and treated them with copper. I plan to leave them out of the main reef for 2...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 02/14/2007, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By lloydo
just been to supermarket nad bought a bottle of...

just been to supermarket nad bought a bottle of white wine vinegar - it's yellow!! - mixed up the kalk - definitely got more to dissolve but should I worry about the yellow colour or can you get...
Forum: Arizona - Fish & Reef Aquarium Group (FRAG) 02/05/2007, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 320
Posted By lloydo
This thread really interests me - For ages I have...

This thread really interests me - For ages I have been concerned that my acroporas A. Don't polyp and B. Grow v slowly.

My water, lighting etc is all perfect - my lfs has 2 thoughts

1. Do more...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/29/2007, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By lloydo
thanks for your comments anyway

thanks for your comments anyway
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/29/2007, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By lloydo
It wasn't that cloudy, just not crystal clear -...

It wasn't that cloudy, just not crystal clear - can't afford ozone at present...

Deltec mce 600 skimmer, (75 gal tank 30 gal sump)

I add 5g kalk daily (dripper), iodine,mag,strontium and trace...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/29/2007, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By lloydo
carbon,skimming - am I depleting my tank

lately a couple of my soft corals haven't been too happy - clavularia and trumpets.

I wonder if the reason is that I have added carbon (as my water had been a bit cloudy), I also skim 24/7. Could...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 11/27/2006, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By lloydo
lately i've been leaving my skimmer off for 2/3...

lately i've been leaving my skimmer off for 2/3 of the day - perhaps naiively thinking I'll retain 'good nutrients' etc - as a result I've getting masses of light frothy stuff. is this because the...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 11/04/2006, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By lloydo
same thing happened to me, my xenia was rampant -...

same thing happened to me, my xenia was rampant - I was persuaded to upgrade my skimmer, which I did. Tank going well, esp my acroporas and montis, but the xenia died back to nothing and is now gone....
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 11/02/2006, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By lloydo
that's a thought, I aslo don't get v good polyp...

that's a thought, I aslo don't get v good polyp expansion although my growth is good - may also be the angels - I've two, a flame and a lemon peel - can't face trying to catch them though....
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 11/01/2006, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By lloydo
the clam died......

the clam died......
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 11/01/2006, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By lloydo
I know how you feel, doesn't look too good. Have...

I know how you feel, doesn't look too good. Have you read my thread from yesterday - 'sad clam' ? - Not much consolation but I think my clam looks even worse....

I've no idea what's wrong, my...
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 10/31/2006, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By lloydo
sorry, try this ...

sorry, try this

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Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 10/31/2006, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By lloydo
test with salifert my tank is about a year...

test with salifert

my tank is about a year old, half soft/half hard corals, I think my montis and acros are growing now and depleting my calcium quite rapidly, hence I'm struggling to maintain a...
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 10/31/2006, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By lloydo
Sad Clam

I've had this clam for about 6 weeks, didn't know much about clams except that they liked loads of light - I placed it on a rock ledge and here's a pic of it.

It's always seemd pretty sad, I...
Forum: Reef Discussion 05/16/2006, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By lloydo
I have one 10K and one 14k, feeling happier since...

I have one 10K and one 14k, feeling happier since I saw polyps after lights out.

re the crab - glass jar no good as my cleaner shrimp can get the food and then get out - skewer sounds nasty - I...
Forum: Reef Discussion 05/15/2006, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By lloydo
Large crab found

Whilst checking to see if my acropora had extended it's polyps last night I discovered a rather large (about 1 inch across), mean looking crab with hairy legs!! - I have lost 3 shrimps and some red...
Forum: Reef Discussion 05/15/2006, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By lloydo
checked coral last night after lights out -...

checked coral last night after lights out - polyps were indeed out! - so all is well......

Also found lots of other interesting stuff by searching the tank with a torch - including a rather large...
Forum: Reef Discussion 05/14/2006, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By lloydo
yeh, I've read sometimes they come out at night -...

yeh, I've read sometimes they come out at night - I'll check tonight although I think they were out in the store under similar intensity halides.
Water flow could be better 2 x 1200litres per hour...
Forum: Reef Discussion 05/14/2006, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By lloydo
New Acropora - no poyps yet?

I purchased my most expensive coral yet last week - a lovely purple acropora about 3 inches across - so far the polyps haven't appeared - my local retailer suggested putting it higher in the tank -...
Forum: New to the Hobby 04/17/2006, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By lloydo
Ph is a bit low - 8.0, my magnesium is v low,...

Ph is a bit low - 8.0, my magnesium is v low, I've added a 250g tub recently and am now adding from a new tub at a rate of 25g daily (seachem) - it still only measures 200-300mg/l. don't know why...
Forum: New to the Hobby 04/17/2006, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By lloydo
slow coral growth

I've been running my 100gall reef tank for about a year - in general things are going ok but the main thing is that my corals just aren't doing much, even my button poyps! water parameters are all...
Forum: Reef Discussion 03/14/2006, 04:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 366
Posted By lloydo
thanks for the tips re my set up - I've just...

thanks for the tips

re my set up - I've just changed my lighting - had an arcadia 4ft T-5 luminaire - I actually thought this was crap - within 6 months I had no coral growth, from the start...
Forum: Reef Discussion 03/13/2006, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 366
Posted By lloydo
roaming anemone

Hi,

This is my first post, I'm pretty new to reefkeeping and my tank has been running for about 9months - 100gal (75 + 30 sump). I picked up a large but attractive malu anemone recently and my...
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