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Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2008, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By Mavrk
Re: Re: To cycle or not to cycle....?

Oh I missed that the new sand was all live. Yeah, just get regular sand and seed it. This will save money and avoid the possibility that the new live sand has a lot of die off which could cause a...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By Mavrk
It is similar to moving a tank. There may be a...

It is similar to moving a tank. There may be a mini cycle that takes a day or two (it that long). But like Agu said, give it a little time to stabalize and get the sand up to speed.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/11/2008, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,336
Posted By Mavrk
It looks kind of like Heteractis aurora (Beaded...

It looks kind of like Heteractis aurora (Beaded anemone). But I can't quite tell.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/11/2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By Mavrk
It is eating fine. I have been spot feeding...

It is eating fine. I have been spot feeding outside the burrow. I can see a little bit into the burrow and sometimes I catch a glimps of it. Sometimes it comes out a little to eat.

I would not...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By Mavrk
hi fin goby question

I got a Hi Fin Red Banded Goby (Stonogobiops nematodes) on Sunday and he is still hiding in his burrow. I was wondering how long it takes for them to feel comfortable and come out more often.
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Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By Mavrk
Yeah, it sounds like brook to me. How long have...

Yeah, it sounds like brook to me. How long have the clowns been in the tank? Did you QT first? Get them to a QT and read up on Brooklynella a.k.a. Clownfish Disease.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Mavrk
A second clown is very cool. Instead of the royal...

A second clown is very cool. Instead of the royal gramma, if you can get your hands on a Brazilian Gramma, I think they look better. But both are good fish.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/08/2008, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By Mavrk
My newest addition - pic

I added a oscellaris and a hi fin goby a couple days ago. I haven't been able to photograph the goby, but here is the clown (sorry I didn't have time to crop the pictures):
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Forum: Reef Discussion 01/08/2008, 11:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,136
Posted By Mavrk
Nice composition, did you use a flash. Usually...

Nice composition, did you use a flash. Usually the fish need a flash or they will be blurry unless you have a fast lens.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,002
Posted By Mavrk
Even if you know the LFS, the water contains a...

Even if you know the LFS, the water contains a lot of ammonia from the stressing fish in the little bag. It is always better not to add the water to avoid introducing these pollutants (or anything...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By Mavrk
Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 01:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By Mavrk
May I also suggest Cerith snails. They eat algae...

May I also suggest Cerith snails. They eat algae on the rocks and sand, eat detritus and left over food, stir up the sand bed, and even have been known to eat cyano. If you have hermit crabs, the...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 01:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By Mavrk
If you have a DSB, these are great. They are...

If you have a DSB, these are great. They are really cool to watch too.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 01:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 518
Posted By Mavrk
35 ppt. Just like the ocean :D The numbers...

35 ppt. Just like the ocean :D

The numbers given above are specific gravity (SG), not salinity. SG is temperature dependant, and swing arm hydrometers are unreliable. Get a refractometer and some...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 01:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,326
Posted By Mavrk
Vinegar and water will do wonders. You wouldn't...

Vinegar and water will do wonders. You wouldn't believe the tanks I have seen before and after shots of using just that.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 01:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 716
Posted By Mavrk
If you don't want coralline, a sea urchin will do...

If you don't want coralline, a sea urchin will do the trick. But if you want it on your rocks, then if you use a magnetic algae remover on the glass often, it won't be able to take hold. I do that to...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 01:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By Mavrk
Oh... and don't use chemical treatments unless...

Oh... and don't use chemical treatments unless your tank is at least a year old (even then I wouldn't do it to my tank).
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 01:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By Mavrk
More details please: What skimmer? What...

More details please:
What skimmer? What pumps/powerheads? RO/DI water? Phosban reactor? How much you feeding? Livestock? CUC? How often do you do water changes? What are your parameters?

Run...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,081
Posted By Mavrk
I disagree. 4" is a valid DSB. I think you are...

I disagree. 4" is a valid DSB. I think you are thinking of 3 inches (which is not really DSB or SSB and can cause issues).
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By Mavrk
I think I was thinking of dwarf angels being...

I think I was thinking of dwarf angels being sensitive to copper (don't know why I got these two mixed up). I was about to come correct myself and saw the above comment. The truth is that complexed...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Mavrk
Only one tang can fit in that tank. It is really...

Only one tang can fit in that tank. It is really a tall 75. They get VERY big.

I like the dwarf angels... coral beauty or flame angels are nice.

And, yes yellow tangs are territorial...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2008, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By Mavrk
This one worked for me. I had to get it quite a...

This one worked for me. I had to get it quite a bit larger though.

and...

[welcome]
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 23,236
Posted By Mavrk
So if you pull the pipe out of the overflow, and...

So if you pull the pipe out of the overflow, and all the water in the overflow drains into the tank, is that the 6 gallons you are referring to? Sounds like you are covered.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2008, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By Mavrk
Tangs are very susceptible to ich and other...

Tangs are very susceptible to ich and other diseases. It is very common for them to show it when they stress (such as being moved to your tank from the LFS). They are one of the fish that I would not...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 23,236
Posted By Mavrk
One thing I noticed is that you have a flood...

One thing I noticed is that you have a flood light and a reflector. Usually you don't need the reflector if you have the flood light (they have the reflector built in). It is kind of hard to tell if...
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