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Forum: Reef Discussion 01/11/2008, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By Paul B
Warren, Shimek and I got into salt the same year...

Warren, Shimek and I got into salt the same year (we are also the same age) but we disagree on many things.
He has the credentials so I won't say anything negative about him.
My gravel has been in...
Forum: Florida Marine Aquarium Society (FMAS) - Miami/Ft. Lauderdale 01/11/2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,124
Posted By Paul B
You too even though I retired two weeks ago

You too even though I retired two weeks ago
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/11/2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By Paul B
I have no thoughts on the DSB because I have not...

I have no thoughts on the DSB because I have not ran one in many years but about the metals accumulating in the rock, I know Dr Shimek has been saying this for years and I just don't see it. It is...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/11/2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 29,982
Posted By Paul B
Waterkeeper did you break her other ankle? The...

Waterkeeper did you break her other ankle?
The tank with the RO units is to store the water. When they make water it only drips the purified water. The tank stores it until it is needed. I have...
Forum: Florida Marine Aquarium Society (FMAS) - Miami/Ft. Lauderdale 01/11/2008, 11:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,124
Posted By Paul B
Ditto

Ditto
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/10/2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 29,982
Posted By Paul B
Where is Waterkeeper? No it will not eliminate...

Where is Waterkeeper?
No it will not eliminate all algae, not even close. All the food you put into the tank stays there and becomes plant food. Food contains nitrogen and sometimes phosphates. ...
Forum: Florida Marine Aquarium Society (FMAS) - Miami/Ft. Lauderdale 01/10/2008, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,124
Posted By Paul B
O Agios is correct. Although you will probably...

O Agios is correct. Although you will probably not die from a shock in your tank, you could. I have been an electrician for 40 years (retired last week) and I have put enough guys in ambulances...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By Paul B
As low tech as my tank is it was better when it...

As low tech as my tank is it was better when it was even lower tech. My corals grew better with VHO lighting then they do with MH. I also only have a couple of powerheads for circulation and a...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/10/2008, 07:15 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 29,982
Posted By Paul B
Waterkeeper is sleeping so I will answer your...

Waterkeeper is sleeping so I will answer your question.
It is possable to use tap water depending on where you live. I used it for years. Then one day my water company put zinc orthophosphate in...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 29,982
Posted By Paul B
Is it OK to wash that cat in tap water or would...

Is it OK to wash that cat in tap water or would RO be better?
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 29,982
Posted By Paul B
She dident break her ankle changing your water...

She dident break her ankle changing your water for you did she?
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2008, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Paul B
At one time or another I have had, with the...

At one time or another I have had, with the exception of maybe two or three, all of those animals in my tank.
Those shelled black slugs were the nicest and they have appeared a few times and get...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2008, 07:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,113
Posted By Paul B
Excuse me! Check Please. Anyway I may be...

Excuse me! Check Please.

Anyway I may be the "Oldest Salt" here. I have been keeping fish for almost 60 years and breeding them for 50.
I also remember when everything in this hobby was...
Forum: Advanced Topics 01/07/2008, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By Paul B
I use a tablespoon of bleach to five gallons NSW

I use a tablespoon of bleach to five gallons NSW
Forum: Seahorses & Pipefish 01/02/2008, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,912
Posted By Paul B
Megan they are black and white here and usually...

Megan they are black and white here and usually are the cheapest fish for sale except for blue devils. They are about $7.00
And thanks for the comments on my tank.
I started it a month after I...
Forum: Seahorses & Pipefish 01/02/2008, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,912
Posted By Paul B
I have kept them with seahorses for years with no...

I have kept them with seahorses for years with no problems. I have one engineer gobi in my reef now but no seahorses. I also have mamy tiny gobies and bleenies. I think they scare the engineer...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/01/2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 948
Posted By Paul B
Actually McTeague, if you are running the UG...

Actually McTeague, if you are running the UG filter the way you say you are running it then most of those above scenarios are true.
I have been running a UG filter longer than anyone here and my...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/01/2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 948
Posted By Paul B
So you guys mean that I have been running my tank...

So you guys mean that I have been running my tank wrong since 1972? Dam, I wish I knew this when Nixon was president :lol:
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Forum: Reef Discussion 12/31/2007, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By Paul B
Exactly, I can't hijack this thread with a RUGF

Exactly, I can't hijack this thread with a RUGF
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/31/2007, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By Paul B
Actually, this is incorrect. I don't have DSB...

Actually, this is incorrect. I don't have DSB so I can't post here.
I use a 37 year old RUGF.
Forum: Florida Panhandle Reefkeepers 12/28/2007, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Ich
Views: 325
Posted By Paul B
My tank wasen't always like that. In the...

My tank wasen't always like that. In the seventees before reefs, there was always ich. I had to keep copper in the tank almost continousely. I never had to quarantine because the fish were always...
Forum: Florida Panhandle Reefkeepers 12/28/2007, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Ich
Views: 325
Posted By Paul B
Of course it is the best practice to quarantine...

Of course it is the best practice to quarantine everything and keep ich out of your tank alltogether but as was said, this is hard.
I personally have never quaranteened anything in almost 40 years...
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/28/2007, 06:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By Paul B
Yes, reverse undergravel filter, not used by...

Yes, reverse undergravel filter, not used by anyone but me. :lol:
And I'm still using one after 37 years
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/27/2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By Paul B
I removed my RUGF once after the first 25 years...

I removed my RUGF once after the first 25 years and it was just full of those red feather dusters.
You should see all sorts of tiny things crawling all over the rocks, you may need a magnifying...
Forum: Florida Panhandle Reefkeepers 12/27/2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Ich
Views: 325
Posted By Paul B
This is actually true. I am not a big fan of...

This is actually true. I am not a big fan of garlic except with linguini and clams. You can feed it if you like, I sometimes do but not for ich as I feel it will do nothing as I know cleaner shrimp...
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