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Forum: New to the Hobby 01/15/2007, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By nycbrose
It's because leaving it in there will probably...

It's because leaving it in there will probably cause production of nitrates.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2007, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By nycbrose
In my personal experience, having live sand...

In my personal experience, having live sand always made cycling faster. But it's a question of relativity. 20 pounds of live sand for a 10 gallon that cycles in 1 week doesn't mean that 100 pounds...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By nycbrose
How deep is your tank? If your tank is deeper...

How deep is your tank? If your tank is deeper than 24", you need higher wattage at that height. The height of your lights is really determined by intensity, depth of tank, and evaporation/heat...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By nycbrose
go to [link removed] and enter your zip code. ...

go to [link removed] and enter your zip code. you should be able to find all the LFS' in your area.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By nycbrose
A small clump will do. In fact, by having a...

A small clump will do. In fact, by having a smaller clump of macro-algae will create less competition for nutrients, thus increasing the growth rate of the plants. And when growth rate increases,...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By nycbrose
You can, but they will die eventually (seriously)...

You can, but they will die eventually (seriously) and it is not a long term solution by any means. Marine animals are not highly adaptable to light changes as humans or mammals are, and sunlight is...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By nycbrose
Don't worry about it, as they will reproduce...

Don't worry about it, as they will reproduce quite nicely with what's left. If you MUST keep them, use a container and fill it with some saltwater. Rinse the floss inside the container and wait for...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2007, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By nycbrose
Siphon the gravel. Thoroughly in the area where...

Siphon the gravel. Thoroughly in the area where cyano is appearing. Cyanobacteria occurs when nutrients aggregate in large numbers in non-aerated zones within the aquarium. During my study program...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By nycbrose
Does it look more like a patch or a wound?

Does it look more like a patch or a wound?
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By nycbrose
Just make sure you clean the canister filter...

Just make sure you clean the canister filter often =) Otherwise no matter what you use, it will not do a tank good!
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2007, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By nycbrose
This is bad news... but don't be desperate. The...

This is bad news... but don't be desperate. The kenya tree is a very hardy coral and the further you get into the hobby, or marine biology for that matter, the more you will realize that the will to...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By nycbrose
Not necessary at all. It is primarily a tool...

Not necessary at all. It is primarily a tool that allows you to automate the task of dosing calcium. Another benefit is that it might stablizie your parameters since it doses at the equivalent of...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 189
Posted By nycbrose
Lighting is relative. =) If you have a 400W...

Lighting is relative. =) If you have a 400W halide over your aquarium, and it is 24" deep, you will most likely need to place him lower in the tank. In the wild, buble coral is almost always found...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By nycbrose
What stage is your tank in? Just started, still...

What stage is your tank in? Just started, still cycling, cycled for 1 month, etc? It's typical to see an algae bloom in during the first weeks of your aquarium - from brown diatoms to green algae....
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 189
Posted By nycbrose
Carnation coral does not require strong lighting....

Carnation coral does not require strong lighting. They are non-photosynthetic. In fact, too much lighting will cause them to shrivel. The bubble coral, on the other hand, contains symbiotic algae...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By nycbrose
Wash them very well. Sometimes they will grow...

Wash them very well. Sometimes they will grow green mold inside the sand, so make sure you wash it thoroughly, and do it a few times. Those sand will be good as new - just need to start it up again...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2007, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By nycbrose
Cycling will occur no matter what, just depends...

Cycling will occur no matter what, just depends on "how much" cycling and wether your system can support it. Mixing 40 gallons of cycled water and 80 gallons of fresh water is like doing a 67% water...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2007, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By nycbrose
Oh yes - now that I think of it, when I was...

Oh yes - now that I think of it, when I was cycling my tank with raw shrimp, it stank up the house. So if the stink starts bothering you, you can do a few changes. I've heard stories where people...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2007, 05:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By nycbrose
lol, it's actually my friend's site. He and I...

lol, it's actually my friend's site. He and I are both really into the hobby and he wanted to create something that made researching stuff easier. What do you think of the site? It still needs a...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/12/2007, 01:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By nycbrose
1. Phytoplankton, which is microscopic marine...

1. Phytoplankton, which is microscopic marine algae
2. Zooplankton, which consists of microscopic and very small crustacenas
3. Marine snow, which is a mixture of microscopic bio-sedimentation,...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2007, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By nycbrose
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Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2007, 12:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By nycbrose
Keep your water parameters good, and if you have...

Keep your water parameters good, and if you have a refugium or a smaller, more peaceful tank, put him in there. I had a few fish that didn't adapt well to their new environment, and had these white...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2007, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By nycbrose
Usually caused by too much lighting. What's...

Usually caused by too much lighting. What's interesting is that if your tank is new, eventually they will turn will but will be repopulated with new coralline. Don't worry about. They might also...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2007, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By nycbrose
Did you use an online calculator to do the math?...

Did you use an online calculator to do the math? =)
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Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2007, 12:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By nycbrose
For that much, you could have just gotten a real...

For that much, you could have just gotten a real union and a real ball valve... unless of course you don't have space. =)
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