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Forum: New to the Hobby 12/27/2007, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By jehudson
Well ... IME, if you're on a tight budget there...

Well ... IME, if you're on a tight budget there will be a sweet spot as far as upkeep goes. I've got a 90 and I know I'm limited, however, considering the cost of salt mix, RO water (water changes...
Forum: San Antonio Reef Club (SARC) 12/27/2007, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,519
Posted By jehudson
This is probably too late ... but MAAST (marine...

This is probably too late ... but MAAST (marine aquarist association of South Texas) is where many San Antonio folk hang out (www.maast.org). I would highly recommend Aquarium Designs at 281 and...
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/05/2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By jehudson
If your tank is cycled and your parameters are...

If your tank is cycled and your parameters are still stable, you can add another fish as soon as youd like. However, you'll probably want to catch that damsel and remove it. IME that damsel is...
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/01/2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 738
Posted By jehudson
sorry ... last link didn't work ... hope this is...

sorry ... last link didn't work ... hope this is better.
http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-09/rhf/index.php
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/01/2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 738
Posted By jehudson
P.H of 7.8 is not good ... and probably dropping...

P.H of 7.8 is not good ... and probably dropping because of the cycle. Have him read this http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-09/rhf/index.php.

Ammonia is either on the way down or up...
Forum: New to the Hobby 10/31/2007, 12:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 738
Posted By jehudson
Jellygirl, I'm shocked that the nitrates...

Jellygirl,

I'm shocked that the nitrates havent gone up yet. Is he following the directions for the test correctly? I have to stand on my head, shake the tube for 30 seconds, add the other drops...
Forum: New to the Hobby 10/30/2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 738
Posted By jehudson
CALL THE LFS AND TELL THEM NOT TO SELL THIS GUY...

CALL THE LFS AND TELL THEM NOT TO SELL THIS GUY ANY MORE FISH!!!!!!! ... give me the number ... I'll call the LFS and tell them to stop selling him fish :):):)
Forum: New to the Hobby 10/30/2007, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 738
Posted By jehudson
AAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! SLAP EM!!!!! Did he...

AAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!

SLAP EM!!!!!

Did he at least treat the water tap water for chlorine???? I'd recommend a large water change with R/O regardless of the copper outcome. Here's a calculater...
Forum: New to the Hobby 09/24/2007, 04:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 670
Posted By jehudson
A LFS sold me 90lbs of live sand because "you...

A LFS sold me 90lbs of live sand because "you need 90 lbs of live sand". I'm a little Aggravated about that. Had I known I could "seed" non-live sand I would have done so. Fortunately I think...
Forum: New to the Hobby 09/23/2007, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By jehudson
When I do a water change I toss the old water (20...

When I do a water change I toss the old water (20 - 25% tank capacity) and mix up a fresh R/O and salt mix. Ive never put the old water back in because Im trying to dilute the Nitrates. Changing...
Forum: New to the Hobby 09/16/2007, 08:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 110
Posted By jehudson
Smile San Antonio TX anyone?

Hey folks, I just found Reef Central ... I'm a year into the hobby ... still learning how to drive my tank without crashin it (so far so good). Anyone around? Groups etc?
Forum: New to the Hobby 09/09/2007, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By jehudson
thanks folks ... my hope is restored:) ......

thanks folks ... my hope is restored:) ... goodnight:)
Forum: New to the Hobby 09/09/2007, 12:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By jehudson
that's good to hear about the coralline ... I've...

that's good to hear about the coralline ... I've been saving my pennies for a long time for all that rock and was concerned I was about to have 80+ lbs of worthless decoration pretty soon.
Forum: New to the Hobby 09/09/2007, 12:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By jehudson
lighting is the single tube that came with the...

lighting is the single tube that came with the tank ... I did put approx 40 lbs of new rock about 3 weeks ago.
Forum: New to the Hobby 09/09/2007, 12:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By jehudson
calcium is 430 ppm ... that's pretty stable, but...

calcium is 430 ppm ... that's pretty stable, but the ph drops and I have to continue adding a ph buffer to get it back up to 8.3 again. I have a feeling that has something to do with my problem, but...
Forum: New to the Hobby 09/08/2007, 11:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By jehudson
Unhappy live rock bleaching

I've got a 90 gal tank, live sand, approx 80 lbs. live rock. wet dry filtration w/in-sump protein skimmer. some of my rock is losing it's purple color and turning white. White areas were covered...
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