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Forum: Reef Discussion 01/04/2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By 10" Red Devil
Well thanks for the advice everyone! I think I...

Well thanks for the advice everyone! I think I will try and run some phos ban in one of the chambers. Maybe I should just give up the ship and ditch the sand bed. Seems in this case it is a failed...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/03/2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By 10" Red Devil
If I were to get new rock what is to stop this...

If I were to get new rock what is to stop this from happening again? What in your opinion is the best course of action?
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/03/2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By 10" Red Devil
Oh okay. Makes sense I guess. Can I run a GFO...

Oh okay. Makes sense I guess. Can I run a GFO passively in the system? Will it work or do I have to run a reactor?

Thanks.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/03/2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By 10" Red Devil
You may dare. :) I have done BB before and...

You may dare. :)

I have done BB before and it works pretty well for me. This was an experiment more then anything because I had never tried a DSB. It definitely keeps my nitrates at bay. Thanks...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/03/2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By 10" Red Devil
How can there be diatoms when there is no silicate present in the water?!?!

I am dumbfounded by the sight of diatoms in my tank! I have tested and retested with 2 different test kits a brand new salifert that is fresh and a brand new seatest also fresh. I have tested the...
Forum: Nano Reefs 12/09/2007, 11:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By 10" Red Devil
No it has been pretty coraless for quite sometime...

No it has been pretty coraless for quite sometime and now the diatoms so I really haven't wanted to take any pics.
Forum: Nano Reefs 12/09/2007, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By 10" Red Devil
Well that is one nice looking tank!! Good Job!

Well that is one nice looking tank!! Good Job!
Forum: Nano Reefs 12/08/2007, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By 10" Red Devil
Well glad to hear it. I hope it stays that way!

Well glad to hear it. I hope it stays that way!
Forum: Nano Reefs 12/08/2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By 10" Red Devil
I have been keeping small tanks (10 gallons and...

I have been keeping small tanks (10 gallons and under) since when it was considered "impossible" by the reef keeping community. There was a time not so long ago when the minimum tank size for a reef...
Forum: Nano Reefs 12/07/2007, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By 10" Red Devil
Well I haven't fed the tank in weeks except for a...

Well I haven't fed the tank in weeks except for a maybe 10 small pellets which were gobbled up by the fish immediately. These are the really small pellets made for marine fish. I was throwing 2-3...
Forum: Nano Reefs 12/07/2007, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By 10" Red Devil
Do you have a picture of your PVC setup? Am...

Do you have a picture of your PVC setup?

Am I missing something here. I mean it does not matter if you place a sponge on your pump, it is still going to clogg and in the same amount of time. This...
Forum: Advanced Topics 12/07/2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,286
Posted By 10" Red Devil
I was under the impression that it read the TDS...

I was under the impression that it read the TDS using conductivity? Which only works with solids that can conduct or whatever (sorry I am not 100% on the science here) which means that you may still...
Forum: Nano Reefs 12/06/2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By 10" Red Devil
Detritus.

Detritus.
Forum: Nano Reefs 12/06/2007, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By 10" Red Devil
No I do not use the blue sponge or any kind of...

No I do not use the blue sponge or any kind of filter floss as I have found that it leads to nitrate problems very easily. I think you have to have a tank for a while to experience this problem. How...
Forum: Nano Reefs 12/05/2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By 10" Red Devil
Biocube14 owners are you experiencing this problem?

I have a biocube14 and I am trying to think of ways to get more flow in the tank. I have upgraded the return to a maxijet 900 but it seems to get clogged weekly with detritus and the flow dwindles...
Forum: Advanced Topics 12/05/2007, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,286
Posted By 10" Red Devil
Confused about Diatoms

Okay so I am really confused about Diatom. I have them in my established tank. It could be from feeding too much dry food. I know that they are caused by silicate in the water column. So I purchased...
Forum: Advanced Topics 11/26/2007, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By 10" Red Devil
Thanks for the help! See what I don't understand...

Thanks for the help! See what I don't understand is why I am getting 5 tds. I mean I have a R/O membrane, First Stage Carbon, finally a DI resin stage. Everything is pretty new. The only thing I can...
Forum: Advanced Topics 11/26/2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By 10" Red Devil
Is there a reliable silicate test kit?

I have had a tank now for 2 years, but lately I have been getting diatoms. I am not sure why as I use a DI on my R/O which is fairly fresh. I do get a reading of 5 TDS using the HM com-100 TDS meter....
Forum: Reef Discussion 11/26/2007, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By 10" Red Devil
I dunno they have been closed up for weeks now.

I dunno they have been closed up for weeks now.
Forum: Reef Discussion 11/26/2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By 10" Red Devil
bump

bump
Forum: Reef Discussion 11/26/2007, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By 10" Red Devil
Fair enough! ;) This single fish is the only...

Fair enough! ;)

This single fish is the only thing in the whole hobby that interests my girl friend!! She is so in love with it and so desperate for one she will not even consider any of the...
Forum: Reef Discussion 11/26/2007, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By 10" Red Devil
How could you tell it was a she? I did not know...

How could you tell it was a she? I did not know they were a dimorphic species!
Forum: Reef Discussion 11/25/2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By 10" Red Devil
Appreciate the opinion! Thanks.

Appreciate the opinion! Thanks.
Forum: Reef Discussion 11/25/2007, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By 10" Red Devil
I feed the tank. Too much possibly. I have never...

I feed the tank. Too much possibly. I have never witnessed the shrimp munching on the zoanthids. I have noticed it perched on some though. I wonder if maybe I shouldn't try taking it out of the tank...
Forum: Reef Discussion 11/25/2007, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By 10" Red Devil
Well like I said it will probably be the only...

Well like I said it will probably be the only fish.

Anyone else have an opinion on this? Would be nice to get more then one text book opinion.
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