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Forum: New to the Hobby 01/10/2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By stingythingy45
That "brown algae"that you speak of is diatoms. ...

That "brown algae"that you speak of is diatoms.
It's normal for your tank to have a break out shortly after the cycle is completed.I would get some hardy turbo snails in there ans see how they...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By stingythingy45
FWIW it's not uncommon to have a head get damaged...

FWIW it's not uncommon to have a head get damaged or die during transport.
Check out the one in my gallery.
I had to eventually remove that branch.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/10/2008, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By stingythingy45
Set the tank up with a heater and saltwater mixed...

Set the tank up with a heater and saltwater mixed to around 1.025 SG.
A cheap HOB will will work well along with a small PH(but not needed).The bottom of the tank will have NO substrate or LR or any...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By stingythingy45
No,it doesn't mention dipping. But,formalin and...

No,it doesn't mention dipping.
But,formalin and malachite green have been used for dipping in the past.I figured it would be ok if I used some tank water to treat with.I went a little stronger than...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By stingythingy45
Just get a few turbos and see how they do first. ...

Just get a few turbos and see how they do first.
Is there any algae growing in there for them to feed on?
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By stingythingy45
That's funny,because I did a 30 minute dip on the...

That's funny,because I did a 30 minute dip on the clownfish with Rid ich(same stuff you used).Today he might have had just a couple speckes on him.Maybe they just dropped of naturally or the dip...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By stingythingy45
How much skimmate was this? IME the skimmate...

How much skimmate was this?
IME the skimmate would have done nothing.
It most likely would have been skimmed out again in 4-5 hrs.
I have no idea why your PH would be that high,but that is the...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By stingythingy45
I'm not sure how quick coppersafe works to kill...

I'm not sure how quick coppersafe works to kill ich.
Did the firefish show any signs of this dreaded pest?
But even if the fish didn't come in contact with ich it would be at least 2-4 weeks.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,415
Posted By stingythingy45
Yeah,I think 2 Koralia #4s are good for a 55-75...

Yeah,I think 2 Koralia #4s are good for a 55-75 gallon.It's a very wide flow that disperses rather quickly.
But for a 120 gallon,definitely go with at least one or two more #4s.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,586
Posted By stingythingy45
I agree with the original poster.......they're...

I agree with the original poster.......they're junk.
Better soak them forever if you need to get into the impeller.
Unless of coarse you're coralline challenged.lol
Maxi-mods are much better.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,415
Posted By stingythingy45
There's nothing other than the red footed conch...

There's nothing other than the red footed conch that will eat cyano.And for all I know that could be a snipe.lol
Two Hydo Koralia #4 are not enough IME.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By stingythingy45
"A fish with flaring gills is sick...and may show...

"A fish with flaring gills is sick...and may show no bumps on body."

What happens if you have the opposite.
Say you've had fish in a hospital tank for almost 4 weeks.
Now knowing the cycle of...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By stingythingy45
Well,as long as you don't have something that...

Well,as long as you don't have something that resembles a kaflukkka from Dr. Seuss you'll be alright.:p
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By stingythingy45
Put pencil marks at all the joints and mark...

Put pencil marks at all the joints and mark numbers if you have to.
A digital camera helps also.lol
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By stingythingy45
Sorry Deb,just goofing a little. I'm sure...

Sorry Deb,just goofing a little.
I'm sure you've seen it before.Everyone always blames the crab,bristle worms or defenseless coral banded shrimp.
Personally, I think it would have to be one slow or...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 834
Posted By stingythingy45
Did you rinse the sand? Not live sand but dry...

Did you rinse the sand?
Not live sand but dry sand if you used it?
It takes a while for things to settle down in a tank.
Just keep running the filter and it will pull the sediment from the water...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By stingythingy45
Ditch the UV sterilizer for a phos-reactor. You...

Ditch the UV sterilizer for a phos-reactor.
You obviously have a lot of phosphate probably leaching from the new rock.You could check it but a lot of time the HA has already used up the available...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 01/08/2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,428
Posted By stingythingy45
Refractor(brand new and calibrated).

Refractor(brand new and calibrated).
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By stingythingy45
"It had finished cycling in about a week." ...

"It had finished cycling in about a week."

Hardly.....
Added things too fast.
But I'm betting you have ammonia,and lots of it.
And no, the scary green crab did not eat the clown's dorsal.
But...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 01/08/2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,428
Posted By stingythingy45
Unhappy Ok...4 weeks hypo and ich breakout in hypo tank

I'm seriously having doubts about hypo.
Only fish effected seem to be the clowns.
Male has ich on his back and the female is showing just a few specks.I don't get it,is this suppose to happen?
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/08/2008, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By stingythingy45
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By stingythingy45
I'm having some problem with this also lately. ...

I'm having some problem with this also lately.
I've attributed it to the fact the house is closed up during the winter months.This is mose likely adding more CO2 and depressing my PH.I've often...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By stingythingy45
And if they get out of control get a condy. It...

And if they get out of control get a condy.
It will wipe your LR clean.lol
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By stingythingy45
They give that stuff away in my area. But...

They give that stuff away in my area.
But sometimes trading is possible.
I hear that xenia is great for nutrient export.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By stingythingy45
Really? I run carbon 24/7 in an HOB to keep the...

Really?
I run carbon 24/7 in an HOB to keep the water crystal clear.
My xenia never grows like crazy.Might add a few extra stalk every 3 weeks or so.The stuff rarely pulses and extends extremely...
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