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Forum: New to the Hobby 01/28/2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 339
Posted By dwculp
He has been in QT now for 8 days and doing great,...

He has been in QT now for 8 days and doing great, eats like a pig. The students really like him and are debating names. The current frony runners are "speckle" and "steve".

I dont like either...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/26/2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By dwculp
Nevermind, just read the article and it answered...

Nevermind, just read the article and it answered my question.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/26/2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By dwculp
Thanks, when I deplete my bottle of Tech M I will...

Thanks, when I deplete my bottle of Tech M I will give it a try.

Would low mag levels be the reason I am having difficulty getting my CA up above 320ppm? My Alk is around 3.25 meq/L but my CA...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/26/2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By dwculp
I got the Salifert mag test kit today and...

I got the Salifert mag test kit today and according to it my mag level is 1080. This is what I would have expected as I do not add any mag into the tank other than what might be in the C-Balance...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/25/2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By dwculp
More than likely your problem is what was...

More than likely your problem is what was mentioned above, your phosphates are being absorbed by algae so quickly that you essentially have no PO4 to detect.

Try using a PO4 absorbing media like...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/25/2007, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By dwculp
I hate my CSS125. It is so touchy to adjust,...

I hate my CSS125. It is so touchy to adjust, when it is adjusted right it really pulls the crap out of the tank, nice dark, thick skimmate. However, turn it off to empty the cup or do some cleaning...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/25/2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By dwculp
You cant, the animal was found in the shallows...

You cant, the animal was found in the shallows and appeared to be sick. It died after a couple of hours.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/25/2007, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By dwculp
Same here, I open the cube, put a few drops of...

Same here, I open the cube, put a few drops of Selcon and then a drop or two of garlic. Let it sit and thaw and I mix it around a few times. When I am ready to feed I drain off the excess juice.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/24/2007, 02:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 989
Posted By dwculp
I estimate that I spend about $200 - $400 on...

I estimate that I spend about $200 - $400 on average each month on my fish. I am lucky as I dont have to pay for electricity as I keep them in my classroom, however, I pay for everything else.
...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/24/2007, 12:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,045
Posted By dwculp
I agree, I think LED illumination will be the...

I agree, I think LED illumination will be the next big thing in the hobby but good LED lights are a ways off at least 3-5 years. LED lighting is just now coming into the open in other, more...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/24/2007, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By dwculp
Thanks, I just ordered a Salifert Magnesium and...

Thanks, I just ordered a Salifert Magnesium and Ammonia test kit from Marine Depot.

The Red Sea test kit isn't complicated, just lots of steps and three reagents. However, I seem to get radically...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/24/2007, 09:25 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,045
Posted By dwculp
I agree, it is up to those people who can afford...

I agree, it is up to those people who can afford the cutting edge technology and are willing to experiment to buy the fixtures and slowly bring the cost down for the rest of us. It is the same with...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/24/2007, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 430
Posted By dwculp
One thing you can do is goto the "My RC" page...

One thing you can do is goto the "My RC" page (button at the top) and you can view all of the threads you have posted in.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/24/2007, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By dwculp
I retested my tank water and the IO RC salt mix...

I retested my tank water and the IO RC salt mix this morning before the lights came on. This is what I got:

pH 8.4
CA 320ppm
ALK 3.25 meq/l
MAG - 1,500 ppm

Salt mix (has been brewing for a...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/23/2007, 11:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,551
Posted By dwculp
Have you thought about some of the hawkfish,...

Have you thought about some of the hawkfish, especially the flame or freckled hawk? They can be very interesting, I just picked up a freckled hawk for my tank and it has quickly become my students...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/23/2007, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By dwculp
500W of MH light over a 46 gallon tank is quite a...

500W of MH light over a 46 gallon tank is quite a bit, about 10.9W of MH per gallon. That isnt excessive but is quite a bit.

Your lighting period of 17 hours a day is way too much lighting...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/23/2007, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By dwculp
Mag level, something isnt right...

I have a 40 gallon reef, I drip kalk 24/7 and use about 15ml of C-Balance each day to keep the ALK and CA up. I have been dosing the C-Balance for about a month and a half now as just dripping kalk...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/23/2007, 05:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,045
Posted By dwculp
Well, lumens per watt. For example, normal...

Well, lumens per watt. For example, normal incandescent lights have a horrible lumens per watt ratio, most of energy (97+%) goes toward producing heat and not light, where as compact flourescent...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/23/2007, 05:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,045
Posted By dwculp
You use a whole bunch of them!! In addition you...

You use a whole bunch of them!! In addition you have to look at the lumens per watt or actuall efficiency of the light source. LEDs are currently being produced that have a better lumens per watt...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/23/2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,202
Posted By dwculp
I disagree with your disagreeing with my...

I disagree with your disagreeing with my disagreeing.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/23/2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,202
Posted By dwculp
I disagree, I think fish should always be kept at...

I disagree, I think fish should always be kept at natural salinity levels.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/23/2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,045
Posted By dwculp
LED systems will only get better and better. ...

LED systems will only get better and better. Researchers are constantly improving LED technology and LEDs with a lumens per watt rating that blows MH lights out of the watter are in the near future....
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/23/2007, 03:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,202
Posted By dwculp
Aragalive probably would, I dont trust or believe...

Aragalive probably would, I dont trust or believe in anything in a bottle though :)
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/23/2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By dwculp
I mix vinegar and water at 25% - 50% vinegar,...

I mix vinegar and water at 25% - 50% vinegar, thats a bit strong for most people though. It will help clean any hard water deposits and kill anything that is not suposed to be there.

That light...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/23/2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,202
Posted By dwculp
I dont know if this has been said or not as I got...

I dont know if this has been said or not as I got tired of reading all the tang replies :)

Your SG is too low at 1.020, try bumping it up over the next few days to around 1.025-1.026.
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