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Forum: Fish Only & Aggressive Tanks 01/10/2008, 05:34 PM
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Posted By EdKruzel
I've tried on numerous occasions and almost all...

I've tried on numerous occasions and almost all learned to eat fairly quick, but the only one that lived for any decent length of time (a bit over 3yrs) was in a tank alone. Even with very peaceful...
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/26/2007, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By EdKruzel
A quarantine tank is very simple and can be any...

A quarantine tank is very simple and can be any non-metallic container that will hold water. Many use a ten gallon aquarium (because they're inexpensive) but for holding larger livestock, many...
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/26/2007, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By EdKruzel
Hit the "sponsors" button at the top right...

Hit the "sponsors" button at the top right portion of this page. Diver's Den is part of the Dr Fosters & Smith website.
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/20/2007, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By EdKruzel
What you have listed are not the meanest, but...

What you have listed are not the meanest, but would certainly not be considered as passive community fish. A pet store in LI, NY set up a beautiful 600gal tall with the most intricate rock work I've...
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/20/2007, 07:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 848
Posted By EdKruzel
Re: Clown Tang Experince

BIG!!! The Clown Tang is not only a sizeable fish, but a great long distance swimmer and requires very high oxygen in order to thrive. I would recommend 240gal and up.



These need to be able...
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/20/2007, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By EdKruzel
I've found the Majestic or Navarchus to be great...

I've found the Majestic or Navarchus to be great in a reef with the exception of larger LPS such as an open brain or Cynarina. They're quite efficient at eradicating Aptasia as well.
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/20/2007, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By EdKruzel
To properly run a hospital or quarantine tank it...

To properly run a hospital or quarantine tank it should sit dry until needed and have cultured bacteria/media ready from the main system. Many place a corner sponge filter in their sump until needed...
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/01/2007, 11:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 585
Posted By EdKruzel
Yes just about any fish can jump, but lets...

Yes just about any fish can jump, but lets discuss why they would. An eel will escape (not exactly jump) because it's searching for new crevices and food, but the majority of fish kept in the hobby...
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/01/2007, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By EdKruzel
It's fine and expected during the cycle period;...

It's fine and expected during the cycle period; you'll see plenty of varying types of algae/diatoms/bacteria over this period. Using a turkey baster or holding a powerhead in your hand to direct a...
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/01/2007, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By EdKruzel
It is most likely a very dark green algae...

It is most likely a very dark green algae forming. Use a turkey baster to clean the area. Make sure you have strong alternating current in your system, especially after the cycle is complete.
Forum: Marine Plants & Macroalgae 11/30/2007, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 889
Posted By EdKruzel
You seem to be on the right track. I think you'll...

You seem to be on the right track. I think you'll be very impressed with that skimmer. In the meantime, make sure you manually pull as much algae as possible to give the system a "helping hand".
...
Forum: Marine Plants & Macroalgae 11/29/2007, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 889
Posted By EdKruzel
See, and with a few more dollars, you get brand...

See, and with a few more dollars, you get brand new with a warranty. :D
Forum: Reef Fishes 11/29/2007, 12:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By EdKruzel
Ah the Conspiculatus; you know how most pictures...

Ah the Conspiculatus; you know how most pictures of fish, people say, "It;s really much prettier in person". Well the Conspiculatus is really prettier in pictures. I had one given to me years ago and...
Forum: Marine Plants & Macroalgae 11/28/2007, 10:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 889
Posted By EdKruzel
I'd look at an ASM or Octopus skimmer, you'll be...

I'd look at an ASM or Octopus skimmer, you'll be able to buy a new one cheaper than a used Euroreef and they're based on the same build.

I can vouch for the Octo NW 150 which is 2x's what you need...
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/28/2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 391
Posted By EdKruzel
There are numerous types that work well in a...

There are numerous types that work well in a fuge, but Cheato is probably the most popular.

Look at the macroalgae/marine plants forum here at RC for tons of information.
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/28/2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 391
Posted By EdKruzel
More important than the amount of internal...

More important than the amount of internal current is having it alternate. If you place even the strongest powerhead in the tank and leave it to push water in one constant direction the outcome of...
Forum: Marine Plants & Macroalgae 11/28/2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 889
Posted By EdKruzel
More than sufficient and a definite step in the...

More than sufficient and a definite step in the right direction. If you can get that current alternating I'd bet you'd see an almost immediate improvement and a lot less hassle in defeating the...
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/28/2007, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By EdKruzel
Both are hardy species and usually can grow...

Both are hardy species and usually can grow besides each other without any relative harm. With many corals it's hit or miss whether or not one will over take the other or kill each other off.

Odds...
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/28/2007, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 391
Posted By EdKruzel
On a 55 with 4' head, I'd go with a larger pump,...

On a 55 with 4' head, I'd go with a larger pump, at least the 1260.
With the 1250 @ 4', the gph is around 175.
Forum: Marine Plants & Macroalgae 11/28/2007, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 889
Posted By EdKruzel
What you've witnessed with the hermits is one of...

What you've witnessed with the hermits is one of the main reasons I don't add them to a tank.

The flow you describe is minimal and if it is NOT alternating it is truly lacking; being a major...
Forum: Marine Plants & Macroalgae 11/27/2007, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 889
Posted By EdKruzel
Jake, I'd bet your flow is inadequate and...

Jake,
I'd bet your flow is inadequate and probably not alternating like waves in the ocean. Whenever you see algae growing between polyps or on a mat such as with GSP, it is a sure sign that the...
Forum: Reef Fishes 11/26/2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By EdKruzel
They'd be fine together.

They'd be fine together.
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/26/2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By EdKruzel
If you wish to know something, than ask, it's not...

If you wish to know something, than ask, it's not stupid to learn.

Head = the highest point a pump needs or can push water.
As an example a pump may have a maximum head pressure of 12', its...
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/26/2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 446
Posted By EdKruzel
Adding purple up, aragamilk, Kalkwasser or any...

Adding purple up, aragamilk, Kalkwasser or any other calcium supplement is a necessary addition unless you do large weekly water changes with a quality synthetic salt. In a tank with coralline,...
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/26/2007, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By EdKruzel
I'll assume the tank is in a small room if you're...

I'll assume the tank is in a small room if you're experiencing condensation on your windows; you could open the windows slightly to allow some of the moisture to escape or vent the room to distribute...
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