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Forum: Large Reef Tanks 11/11/2007, 11:25 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 54,100
Posted By Conky
Beware of zip ties

Great job...the rockwork looks great. I realize it's a bit late but I'd be a bit weary of using zipties on vertical surfaces. After about 1.5 to 2 years, they start getting brittle and failing...at...
Forum: New to the Hobby 10/26/2007, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 371
Posted By Conky
DTs should not smell bad. Throw it away. If...

DTs should not smell bad. Throw it away.

If this is a "mature" tank, part of your problem may be with nitrate reconverting to nitrites...going backwards thru the "normal" pathway. I'd listen to...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 10/14/2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By Conky
By restricting the input of air, you are allowing...

By restricting the input of air, you are allowing smaller bubbles to be formed. Smaller bubbles=more surface area for charged pollutants to adhere to. Big bubbles are not nearly as effective...at...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 05/12/2007, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 339
Posted By Conky
Agreed on magnesium dosing. But I think what was...

Agreed on magnesium dosing. But I think what was happening with me is that calcium was being dosed too fast, was precipitating, and Magnesium was grabbing onto the free calcium. Hence, I saw both...
Forum: Advanced Topics 05/12/2007, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,692
Posted By Conky
No..I can get some soon though.

No..I can get some soon though.
Forum: Anemones & Clownfish 05/12/2007, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 384
Posted By Conky
Dave, I'll get some shots ASAP. Soft coral...

Dave,

I'll get some shots ASAP. Soft coral dominated, but punctuated with 2 16" + tabling Hydnophora (flourescent green).

As far as diving...it's not really diving. No BC...and the tank is...
Forum: Anemones & Clownfish 05/12/2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 384
Posted By Conky
The one in question is a 4000 plus system divided...

The one in question is a 4000 plus system divided into 3 ~1200 gallon tanks.
Forum: Central Illinois Marine Aquarists (CIMA) 05/12/2007, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 485
Posted By Conky
Do you know how long this display has been up? I...

Do you know how long this display has been up? I know it's pre-2004.
Forum: Anemones & Clownfish 05/12/2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 384
Posted By Conky
Just for kicks...I actually got bitten on the lip...

Just for kicks...I actually got bitten on the lip 2 weeks ago while diving with my clowns. Generally, they only attack the regulator and my mask (reflective, maybe?)...but this time they were out...
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 05/12/2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 350
Posted By Conky
hans, Thanks for the info...learn something...

hans,

Thanks for the info...learn something new every day.
Forum: Advanced Topics 05/12/2007, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,692
Posted By Conky
Unless you go with upside down jellies...it's...

Unless you go with upside down jellies...it's going to cost you a bit if you go with something that is manufactured. Basically, you can go with tumblers or kreisels. I have a really nice...
Forum: SPS Keepers 05/12/2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By Conky
IME...and I have quite a bit with these...

IME...and I have quite a bit with these guys...predators and manual removal are the way to go. Most of your wrasses (particularly Halichoeres spp) will eat them. My experience is that blue legged...
Forum: SPS Keepers 05/12/2007, 06:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,455
Posted By Conky
How long have you had these corals? IME, they...

How long have you had these corals? IME, they tend to brown up...then color up. I agree that higher kelvin and higher wattage bulbs may help you color them...up to a point. You don't want them to...
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 05/12/2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 350
Posted By Conky
hansnfrans, That's interesting...I'd heard...

hansnfrans,

That's interesting...I'd heard only Porites and Blastomussa for red bugs. Either way, my understanding is that they will die after 3 days without an Acropora host.

I agree with...
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 05/12/2007, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 350
Posted By Conky
luxo, I've done something similar...problem...

luxo,

I've done something similar...problem is that you have to be really consistent with water changes and acclimation to light is a major issue in the end. If you added simple lighting to your...
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 05/12/2007, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 350
Posted By Conky
I'd say that the length of time differs according...

I'd say that the length of time differs according to genus/species. Generally, the biggest concerns are with Montipora and Acropora these days. I am more comfortable with a shorter period of QT for...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 05/12/2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 339
Posted By Conky
How quickly are you dosing these supplements. I...

How quickly are you dosing these supplements. I was frustrated for several months after taking over a system...I eventually came to realize that I was dosing far to quickly. I believe it was making...
Forum: New to the Hobby 05/05/2007, 09:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By Conky
Agreed that nonphotosynthetic Neptheids are not...

Agreed that nonphotosynthetic Neptheids are not for beginners...or even most advanced aquarists...but


I just learned that they have actually found zooxanthellae in some specimens of...
Forum: New to the Hobby 05/05/2007, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By Conky
A flask stopper is for an Erlenmeyer flask...made...

A flask stopper is for an Erlenmeyer flask...made of rubber and is for a pressure fit. I may be using the wrong term...but that's what I call them.

Didn't know that your fitting was...
Forum: New to the Hobby 05/05/2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By Conky
The likelihood of stony corals eating...

The likelihood of stony corals eating phytoplankton is low. However, by feeding the animals in your sandbed and water column, you may be indirectly feeding your corals. Also, I read a recent study...
Forum: New to the Hobby 05/05/2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By Conky
Look for anything by Borneman, Delbeek, Fenner,...

Look for anything by Borneman, Delbeek, Fenner, Sprung, Calfo, Tullock or Michael. Check out www.campusi.com for good deals on new/used books. You'll find somewhat contradictory info among them,...
Forum: New to the Hobby 05/05/2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By Conky
Capping off the intake for the pump would work. ...

Capping off the intake for the pump would work. Flask stopper work well IMO. I'm guessing somewhere between No. 9 and No. 11 sizes.
Forum: New to the Hobby 05/05/2007, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By Conky
Looks good...the only thing I MIGHT change is...

Looks good...the only thing I MIGHT change is avoiding the 90. Two 45s might help alleviate possible problems with microbubbles. The friction loss would be the same (if I understand correctly). ...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 05/04/2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Conky
Also, if you have very little evaporation,...

Also, if you have very little evaporation, supersaturated kalkwasser may be a better option.
Forum: Reef Discussion 05/04/2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By Conky
IME, Genicanthus spp. are your best bet (almost...

IME, Genicanthus spp. are your best bet (almost exclusively zooplankters in the wild). Some dwarf angels (Centryopyge) will nip at clams and LPS. You're always rolling the dice.

That being...
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