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Forum: New to the Hobby 01/11/2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,541
Posted By besl
I have used korallias, maxijets and aquaclear and...

I have used korallias, maxijets and aquaclear and my vote goes to maxijet... inexpensive, reliable, can use on a wavermaker, small, mods available to boost flow if you need to. available at most on...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/11/2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By besl
I ordered from them once... item I wanted they...

I ordered from them once... item I wanted they showed on their web site at a very aggresive (low) price... I placed the order... they billed my MC... I waited for the item to arrive... a few/several...
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/07/2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 410
Posted By besl
I voted "no", but I do have an American DJ power...

I voted "no", but I do have an American DJ power strip (this is just on off switches and has no power conditioning or surge protection) and I do use a GFCI which is a fancy fuse and also not a surge...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/04/2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 621
Posted By besl
windex? Just use hot water on a paper towel...

windex?

Just use hot water on a paper towel follwed by a quick wipe down with a dry paper towel - no chemicals involved and no smears on the glass.
Forum: Nano Reefs 12/06/2007, 11:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By besl
I also am looking for a nano skimmer for a 20...

I also am looking for a nano skimmer for a 20 gallon. I have only read bad things about the Rio Nano, so proceed with caution - I read that it really doesn't skim well at all. Does anyone know the...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/03/2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 430
Posted By besl
Interesting the Selcon label makes no mention of...

Interesting the Selcon label makes no mention of refrigeration or shelf life.
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/03/2007, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By besl
Ca is the only monitor I use as I have a Ca Rx. ...

Ca is the only monitor I use as I have a Ca Rx. All other tests are done with kits. It depends on how ferquent you need to measure and the cost trade off of a kit versus a monitor. You should also...
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/03/2007, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By besl
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Forum: Reef Fishes 12/03/2007, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By besl
I just lost a Powder Blue Tang the same way - the...

I just lost a Powder Blue Tang the same way - the night before he looked great and then the next day, curtains!
Forum: The Lounge 11/21/2007, 11:25 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,321
Posted By besl
I was thinking about going to a university to get...

I was thinking about going to a university to get a Ph.D. about 6 hours away from where she is at college, but I was willing to give that up to go be with her....
Forum: Reef Discussion 11/19/2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By besl
I find GSP very adaptive creatures. I have one...

I find GSP very adaptive creatures. I have one colony on the sand bed with very low flow and a different colony at the top with high flow and clearly alot more light than the first one and both do...
Forum: Corallimorpharians 10/26/2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By besl
I see they were on the LR at first and now on the...

I see they were on the LR at first and now on the sand... I suspect that they are getting less iight on the sand bed and are coloring up more... my orange rics love light where as my green and blue...
Forum: New to the Hobby 10/24/2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 234
Posted By besl
You should target 5 - 10x tank volume for...

You should target 5 - 10x tank volume for lighting wattage... so for a 20 gallon tank you should lok to have between 100 - 200 watts of light. This is only a guideline, but the 380w seems way to...
Forum: New to the Hobby 10/24/2007, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By besl
I would be concerned that 800 gph from phs in a...

I would be concerned that 800 gph from phs in a 29 gallon tank with sand substrate will cause a sand storm, particularly in a new system where bacteria and stuff hasn't yet developed in the sand bed....
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 10/24/2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 713
Posted By besl
Comcast is a joke...but in my case I have to use...

Comcast is a joke...but in my case I have to use them.
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Doesn't the satellite signal reach your house?
Forum: SPS Keepers 10/24/2007, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By besl
I have had one for about 9 months now and it has...

I have had one for about 9 months now and it has been a slow grower slow far and slow to color up... I think it still needs to encrust before I see it flourish... it is one of my favorite sps corals...
Forum: SPS Keepers 10/23/2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,403
Posted By besl
I had been dosing B-Ionic on my 125 gallon reef...

I had been dosing B-Ionic on my 125 gallon reef (1/2 sps and 1/2 lps)... as the Ca demand increased I got tired of dosing and went with a reactor... for a 180 gallon I think that's were you will...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 10/15/2007, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By besl
hyeteck - i tcould be that after 3 years of not...

hyeteck - i tcould be that after 3 years of not doing teh vinegar bath that the Ca deposit damaged the magnet. I know the vinegar bath isn't a fun task, but you could try disassembling the entire...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 10/12/2007, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By besl
leave the flexible air hose out of the water and...

leave the flexible air hose out of the water and submerse the pump completely in the vinegar bath - be sure to run it like this for at least 10 - 12 hours. This is also written up in the ER manual...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 10/12/2007, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By besl
Try running in a pail with 1/4 vinegar and 3/4 ro...

Try running in a pail with 1/4 vinegar and 3/4 ro water for at least 10 - 12 hours. If you haven't done this for a while (or not at all in 3 years?) you may have Ca buildup preventing proper...
Forum: Reef Discussion 10/11/2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 855
Posted By besl
Mods, I think you need to step in... I thought RC...

Mods, I think you need to step in... I thought RC was was for reef enthusiasts who want to help each other with the hobby? I don't think some of the posts above are relevent... not to mention...
Forum: Reef Discussion 10/11/2007, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 855
Posted By besl
H2OLUVSME - great point! I was too focused on...

H2OLUVSME - great point! I was too focused on the batteries to think about the food. Yes I agree, I also would be more concerned about any affect by overfeeding.
Forum: Reef Discussion 10/11/2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 855
Posted By besl
I wouldn't think that the 2 batteries would do...

I wouldn't think that the 2 batteries would do much damage in a 75 gallon tank. They are sealed, so i cannot see any material leaching in such a short period of time and the power of them is so...
Forum: Upstate Reef Society 10/10/2007, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By besl
Wouldn't you want to paint the outside rather...

Wouldn't you want to paint the outside rather inside where water flows?
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 10/09/2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By besl
EHEIM Feeder.

EHEIM Feeder.
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