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Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By Crush Coral
I have 2 of the 130 watt 48' coralife CPs on my...

I have 2 of the 130 watt 48' coralife CPs on my 75. Have had them a year now. They are built very well and have had no problem. I like that the 2 bulb light fixtures do not have fans. The T5s I...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Crush Coral
cegescheide, which do you have? I need the 1000...

cegescheide, which do you have? I need the 1000 multi so I can do the HOT thing. $?
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Crush Coral
info on turbo floater skimmers

Anyone tried the turbo floater skimmers? Also how well do they work in the HOT configuration? How is the noise level?
Thanks.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/10/2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By Crush Coral
I built a silencer out of an old Chemi-pure...

I built a silencer out of an old Chemi-pure container, some filter floss and carbon (for when the wife frebreezes the house) and it eliminated the noise from the intake. Good sugestion, thanks.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/10/2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By Crush Coral
lark, thanks for that idea. I just so happen to...

lark, thanks for that idea. I just so happen to have just shut off my Rena air pump (their largest one) and will give this a try. I bet Rena's micro bubble air stones will work great too.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/10/2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By Crush Coral
Where to get Deltec MCE600

OK, after much more reading I guess I should return my Bak Pak and get the Deltec MCE600 HOB skimmer. I have been all over the web and ebay and can not find one. Where can I get one and how much...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/09/2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By Crush Coral
Where would you suggest getting a Deltec skimmer?...

Where would you suggest getting a Deltec skimmer? If yours was in your living room could you here it across the room?

I will try the muffler too.

Thanks
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/09/2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By Crush Coral
I think it must be a Rio, did not look close when...

I think it must be a Rio, did not look close when I through it together last night. I can return it to Petsolutions so where would I find one of these other skimmers and are they produce less noise?
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/09/2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By Crush Coral
Bak Pak 2R+ noise

Anyone figure out a way to cut the noise on this HOB skimmer? Mine is in my living room and if I can't quite it down I will have to remove it and go with a HOB refugium instead. As soon as I allow...
Forum: Other Invertebrates 01/02/2008, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By Crush Coral
About your Christmas tree rock. Can you tell me...

About your Christmas tree rock. Can you tell me if the porites extend out of the rock or does it look smoth? Mine was "fuzzy" when I first got it and now the polyps do not come out. I don't think...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/21/2007, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Crush Coral
Thanks for the input guys. Think I will add both...

Thanks for the input guys. Think I will add both the HOT fuge and skimmer. Now since I have to use a HOT skimmer, any feedback as to which to use? Guess I can call the retailers and see if they...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/20/2007, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Crush Coral
value of algae filter compared to skimming.

I need help! My 75 gal. reef tank has a Rena XP3 canister with it's output plumbed into a reverse flow undergravel in the tank with crushed coral as my substrate. One benefit of the crushed coral...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/18/2007, 12:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,112
Posted By Crush Coral
I can really get verbally spanked here. I don't...

I can really get verbally spanked here. I don't run a skimmer either, yet. I have a 75 with a rena canister filter pushing through a reverse flow undergravel filter. Tank has been up for a year...
Forum: Advanced Topics 12/14/2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By Crush Coral
All the coral except one extremely small head...

All the coral except one extremely small head have died. I talked with some one and they asked if it had fallen, which it had. I was gone when the infection set in and from what my wife told me it...
Forum: Advanced Topics 12/06/2007, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By Crush Coral
The polyps were always extended in daytime, no...

The polyps were always extended in daytime, no temp or other changes, I feed the tank rod's reef food along with other frozen foods. Have seen it poop so I know it was eating. I never fed it...
Forum: Advanced Topics 12/05/2007, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By Crush Coral
Angry Hammer coral dieing off.

I have a 75 gal reef tank with mostly coral and live rock. Only fish are a mandarin goby and one clown. Only invert is a cleaner shrimp. I have a half dozen corals, none closer than a foot to my...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 08/28/2007, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By Crush Coral
Interesting. I just put 2 Ocelaris Clowns and a...

Interesting. I just put 2 Ocelaris Clowns and a Mandarin Goby in my reef tank. These are the only fish. I had looked the fish over at the lfs but did not see the lymp on the gill of one clown. ...
Forum: Advanced Topics 08/27/2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By Crush Coral
The infection is more cauliflower like than...

The infection is more cauliflower like than fungal. That is why I thought lymphosistis. I picked up some Quick Cure today and will try it though the lfs guy also told me that it probably will not...
Forum: Advanced Topics 08/26/2007, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By Crush Coral
I guess no one is going along with the answers I...

I guess no one is going along with the answers I had hoped for. I will take the advise and move the porites to the top of the tank and near the power head. I do not have a sump to put a skimmer in...
Forum: Advanced Topics 08/26/2007, 12:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By Crush Coral
Thanks for the responces. Am, Ni and Na are all...

Thanks for the responces. Am, Ni and Na are all 0. Ph runs 8.0 to 8.3. I do not test for calcium or Dkh yet. I add purple up when the coraline algae stops growing. I tried moving the coral to...
Forum: Advanced Topics 08/24/2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By Crush Coral
Porites Labata(?) continually withdraw

Any other worm rock lovers out there have any experience with the host coral not acting happy? My tank is unconventional in that I set it up the same way I did when I managed a now defuct LFS called...
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