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Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By Randall_James
Well you may as well use a regular scraper (metal...

Well you may as well use a regular scraper (metal bladed tank scraper) or the plastic ones. They work fine if you can reach the spot.. and if you are using a plastic scrubby, you must have your...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By Randall_James
Yep still going strong... just do not leave your...

Yep still going strong... just do not leave your magfloat in the water during the down time as it will eventually find a chink in the coating on this stuff and start to rust...

I have also found...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/13/2007, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By Randall_James
egads man what has this got to do with the...

egads man what has this got to do with the subject? temperature and chemistry are pretty unrelated as in the statement I made...

Anyway, 10-12 daily swings are not unheard of in my tanks and...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/12/2007, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By Randall_James
Taking Heat about my heater

In past threads I have taken a bit of abuse over my allowing my tanks to bounce around on temperature and typically not using a heater...
My theory was that a "to stable" of a tank weakened corals...
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/12/2007, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Randall_James
nothing like a good pressure washer for them :) ...

nothing like a good pressure washer for them :) (no soap)
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/12/2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Randall_James
The ph level is great, in fact there is growing...

The ph level is great, in fact there is growing evidence that keeping it even higher is better 8.5-8.6 You are in ideal territory now
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/12/2007, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Randall_James
most sponges are impossible to keep in home...

most sponges are impossible to keep in home tanks. The water is just too clean.. q-tip sponges seem to be an exception, I would just put it back as close to where you found it as possible.
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Forum: New to the Hobby 11/12/2007, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Randall_James
yep

yep
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/12/2007, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Randall_James
if you are not dosing kalk or some other ph...

if you are not dosing kalk or some other ph booster, I would get a second check on the ph.

The numbers are fine but seem artificially high. (most tanks are 7.9-8.2) Your LFS can check a sample...
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/11/2007, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By Randall_James
+1 no need for dechlorinator as long as it is...

+1
no need for dechlorinator as long as it is dried out ..
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/11/2007, 10:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 350
Posted By Randall_James
there is no good reason to have gate valves on...

there is no good reason to have gate valves on the drains from the tank... you should not restrict the drain pipe under any circumstance unless you want to take a chance of flooding the display and...
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/11/2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Randall_James
25X is a good number... also I think you can have...

25X is a good number... also I think you can have adequate circulation at these lower numbers as long as it is distributed well.

I have seen tanks with 30x flow that had deadspots and tanks with...
Forum: Reef Discussion 11/11/2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By Randall_James
tell you what, you go find a piece of "scratched"...

tell you what, you go find a piece of "scratched" glass and "buff" out the scratches and let me know how it goes and how long it took... with out specialized tools and compounds, I know you are not...
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/11/2007, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Randall_James
http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2006-02/rhf/index.ph...

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2006-02/rhf/index.php

should help you out
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/11/2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Randall_James
texture? (soft, hard) (likely a sponge of...

texture? (soft, hard)

(likely a sponge of some kind)
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/11/2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 368
Posted By Randall_James
new water tends to hold bubbles better than aged,...

new water tends to hold bubbles better than aged, so give it some time..
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/11/2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By Randall_James
Ok then, I am sure they are looking out after...

Ok then, I am sure they are looking out after your best interest.. good luck with your problem..
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/11/2007, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Randall_James
IMO the 400Gph from the sump is about double what...

IMO the 400Gph from the sump is about double what it should be... sump flows should be 3 to 5X tank capacity

Total tank flow depends on what you have in it.. 20X to 50X are the ranges most use.
Forum: Reef Discussion 11/11/2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By Randall_James
dp

dp
Forum: Reef Discussion 11/11/2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By Randall_James


Forum: Reef Discussion 11/11/2007, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By Randall_James
Ok, will try this again.. the product does...

Ok, will try this again..

the product does not scratch the glass and if it did, you can not just "buff out" scratches in glass..

Scratched glass is a tough program to fix. Acrylic is a lot...
Forum: Reef Discussion 11/11/2007, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By Randall_James
whoa why would you use something that comes apart...

whoa why would you use something that comes apart as you use it...

the whole idea here is to have something that cleans without doing damage or leaving inorganics behind...

I would certainly...
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/11/2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 408
Posted By Randall_James
remember ich falls off the fish after about 3...

remember ich falls off the fish after about 3 days and reappears down the road in greater numbers... if this happens, you will need to address the issue at that point.
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/11/2007, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Randall_James
The coral beauty might like it... depending...

The coral beauty might like it...

depending on how it was stored, it may not have much nutritional value left... stuff is pretty cheap, I would just go buy new myself..
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/11/2007, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By Randall_James
hmmm if you just moved your tank when the...

hmmm if you just moved your tank when the trouble started, you probably reused your old substrate.... can be problematic IMO..

I would see about swapping out the substrate myself.. I bet you...
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