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Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/12/2008, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,809
Posted By laf-reef
Agreed sounds normal - it should be firm to the...

Agreed sounds normal - it should be firm to the touch. I recently transfered my reef to a new tank and the largest of my toadstools (that I've had for close to 2 years) stayed closed for nearly 3...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/05/2008, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By laf-reef
I use barb fittings to transition from hard PVC...

I use barb fittings to transition from hard PVC to PVC spa flex. I heat the end of the spa flex in boiling water to soften it up than slide it over the barb and apply a hose clamp.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/04/2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By laf-reef
I connect spa flex to PVC with a PVC barb...

I connect spa flex to PVC with a PVC barb fitting. The spa flex will fit VERY tight on the barb fitting. I boil water and place the end of the spa flex in the boiling water to soften it up a bit...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 12/31/2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By laf-reef
I use a "Lights of America" flood light from The...

I use a "Lights of America" flood light from The Home Depot. The lamp is a compact flourescent 6500K 65 watt. Chaeto grows like crazy.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 12/31/2007, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By laf-reef
Quiet One 9000 --> LOUD

I completed my new 55 gallon sump installation over the weekend and I'm using a Quiet One 9000 pump for my return. The sump is in the basement and the display is on the first floor. The pump sits...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 12/08/2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By laf-reef
I agree - any signs of opening yet?

I agree - any signs of opening yet?
Forum: Fish Only & Aggressive Tanks 11/30/2007, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By laf-reef
78-80F and 1.025

78-80F and 1.025
Forum: Fish Only & Aggressive Tanks 11/25/2007, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By laf-reef
20 is too small for an eel

20 is too small for an eel
Forum: Fish Only & Aggressive Tanks 11/24/2007, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By laf-reef
SFE - eating difficulty

I have a 12"+/- snowflake eel that I've had for 1 year. Over the past month or so the SFE appears to be having trouble eating. Over the first 2-3 months that I had the eel it had 3 separate "out of...
Forum: LPS Keepers 11/24/2007, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By laf-reef
the third head is in a spot that is tough to...

the third head is in a spot that is tough to photograph - all 3 heads appear to be recovering nicely
Forum: LPS Keepers 11/24/2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By laf-reef
frogspawn fragged

well as stated in my previous post "frogspawn help", I lost 7 of 10 heads about 5 months ago..... so I fragged the remaining 3 heads to give them each a "fresh start"
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Forum: LPS Keepers 11/24/2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By laf-reef
Question frogspawn help

I acquired a 10 headed branching frogspawn from a local reefer about 5 months ago. When first introduced into my tank I mistakenly located the frogspawn in an area with too much flow and over the...
Forum: Reef Fishes 11/24/2007, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By laf-reef
Pic of my PBT & YT

Powder Blue and Yellow Tangs

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u33/tlafreniere/tangs.jpg
Forum: Reef Fishes 11/24/2007, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 447
Posted By laf-reef
dadonoflaw - is your tank covered? If not I...

dadonoflaw - is your tank covered? If not I would recommend that you do not add a snowflake eel. SFE's are escape artists and without a tight cover the eel will get out. Good luck.
Forum: LPS Keepers 11/21/2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By laf-reef
sun corals are non-photosynthetic / have you fed...

sun corals are non-photosynthetic / have you fed it? Try taking some arctic pods or other liquid based food and using a turkey baster squirt the sun coral. Within 15 minutes it should open...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 11/21/2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By laf-reef
give 'em a day or two - doesn't sound all that...

give 'em a day or two - doesn't sound all that abnormal
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 11/21/2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By laf-reef
I doubt it's the vacuum noise..... maybe some...

I doubt it's the vacuum noise..... maybe some electrical noise/interference

Was the vacuum plugged into the same circuit as the tank?
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 11/21/2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By laf-reef
looks healthy to me, I agree that it may be...

looks healthy to me, I agree that it may be getting too much flow

it's been a couple of weeks since original post - update please
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 11/21/2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By laf-reef
I agree, high flow is better for GSP

I agree, high flow is better for GSP
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 11/21/2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 804
Posted By laf-reef
good luck with it - mine looked better after...

good luck with it - mine looked better after about an hour
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 11/20/2007, 08:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 804
Posted By laf-reef
update - Top down pic 1 week and a day after fw...

update - Top down pic 1 week and a day after fw dip. I relocated back to the sand bed on Sunday because the clam looked very unnatural high in the rocks.
...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 11/18/2007, 10:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,096
Posted By laf-reef
I vote for normal. My toadstools close up...

I vote for normal. My toadstools close up periodically sometimes for 7-10 days. Be patient with it.
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 11/18/2007, 08:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 804
Posted By laf-reef
Jester - Yes I did a 20 minute FW dip and moved...

Jester - Yes I did a 20 minute FW dip and moved higher in the water column. Photo posted earlier in this thread. I'll post a current photo later today when the lights are on.
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 11/14/2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 804
Posted By laf-reef
UPDATE 20 minute freshwater dip on Monday...

UPDATE

20 minute freshwater dip on Monday 11/12 - followed by a return to the sandbed

Tuesday 11/13 - looking better, decided to move clam (with rock) higher in the display

Wednesday 11/14 -...
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 11/11/2007, 12:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 804
Posted By laf-reef
I do not use any phosphate removers or iron...

I do not use any phosphate removers or iron supplements. I'll add the carbon through a canister filter. I'll be using RO water with temp and pH matched to the display tank. Test kit for dKh is an...
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