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Forum: The Fish Breeding Forum 08/06/2007, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Nagel
I also think that larger numbers tends to...

I also think that larger numbers tends to disperse some aggression. The Baltimore Aquarium has a tank with like two dozen, together, in a 300 or so gallon tank, and they've done alot of breeding...
Forum: The Fish Breeding Forum 08/05/2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Nagel
well, you're fortunate to not have any battles. ...

well, you're fortunate to not have any battles. As juveniles, its much easier, but as they age, they can become a little defensive. They don't mate for life, I've seen situations where people have...
Forum: New Jersey Reefer's Club 07/01/2007, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Nagel
Look for either a welding gas supply place, or a...

Look for either a welding gas supply place, or a fireman's equipment company (the companies that service your office's fire extinguishers)..
Forum: The Fish Breeding Forum 06/29/2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By Nagel
Egg tumblers are quite commonly used for...

Egg tumblers are quite commonly used for dottybacks. Some people also make a kreisel for tumbling their eggs.

I made a simple tumbler out of a 5g tank and a cut up 2L soda bottle. You can use...
Forum: The Lounge 05/16/2007, 08:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 656
Posted By Nagel
Nope.. forget that. I would wish to always have...

Nope.. forget that. I would wish to always have the exact amount of money in my pocket for whatever I'm buying.

Now, when I buy that $5 million dollar mansion, my pockets are gonna be heavy, but...
Forum: The Lounge 05/16/2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By Nagel
I'm in northern jersey, and this afternoon it...

I'm in northern jersey, and this afternoon it POURED like crazy... but only for a few minutes..

Unfortunately, I doubt the rain during the next 2 days will do much, especially if it comes in...
Forum: The Lounge 05/16/2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By Nagel
Wildfires in NJ!!

Have you guys seen this on the news?

news clip 1 (http://video.nbc10.com/player/?id=104450)
news clip 2 (http://www.nbc10.com/news/13325202/detail.html?dl=mainclick)

This is CRAZY! 13,500...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 03/30/2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By Nagel
JoeTBS gave me the frag originally. I think he...

JoeTBS gave me the frag originally. I think he got it from LI or NY.

I can frag ya a piece of it.. Just gotta have a clean schedule when I can make an NJRC meeting..
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 03/30/2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By Nagel
18 month old pulsing sinularia (was just a finger...

18 month old pulsing sinularia (was just a finger sized frag when I got it)

http://www.appalachianreef.com/rc-images/pulsingsinu.jpg
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 03/30/2007, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By Nagel
When was the last water change? Whats your...

When was the last water change? Whats your parameters? Do you run carbon?

Colts are known to have issues with mushrooms (vicious chemical warfare), so maybe the mushrooms near the colt are...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 03/27/2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By Nagel
There's still some rock attached to it, so I...

There's still some rock attached to it, so I would place it where you want it and leave it be. The little remnant from the base might also grow into a new leather (they usually do, place it in...
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 03/19/2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By Nagel
The magnet is nice (I have a magnavore 8 too),...

The magnet is nice (I have a magnavore 8 too), but its not the best for the calcerous stuff.. It IS POWERFUL, do NOT get your fingers stuck in between (disclaimer on the box says medical attention...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 03/19/2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By Nagel
Yup, Kenya Tree is the "common name" for...

Yup, Kenya Tree is the "common name" for capnella..
Forum: New Jersey Reefer's Club 03/19/2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Nagel
Thanks Rovert!

Thanks Rovert!
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 03/19/2007, 12:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By Nagel
you can glue the little rubble that the coral...

you can glue the little rubble that the coral came on to a rock, that works..

The fishing line also works, but the key is to leave it a bit loose. If you tighten the line too much, it will cut...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 03/18/2007, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By Nagel
If its just tears and doesn't look to be rotting,...

If its just tears and doesn't look to be rotting, or black, then I would leave them alone. If you notice any rotting or discoloration though, I would remove the coral from the tank and slice off the...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 03/18/2007, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By Nagel
Gorgs touching each other is generally not an...

Gorgs touching each other is generally not an issue.. A pic and positive ID would help to know for sure though.
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 03/18/2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Nagel
How big are they? While they do look like...

How big are they? While they do look like cloves, I also have something similar in my tank thats about 1/4 the size of cloves, that are NOT cloves (haven't bothered to ID them yet though, and I have...
Forum: Soft Coral Identification 03/18/2007, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By Nagel
Unless the store charged you extra for it, I...

Unless the store charged you extra for it, I wouldn't be so mad at them. 9 out of 10 times, the algea they sell came from another hobbiest as a trade-in for credit. I worked at a LFS for 3 years, I...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 03/18/2007, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Nagel
Ok, soft corals melt.. LPS corals (i.e. the...

Ok, soft corals melt.. LPS corals (i.e. the "brain") wouldn't melt. If its a brain, when it dies, the "colored" flesh will just waste away / peel off, and leave a white skeleton underneath.

As...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 03/18/2007, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By Nagel
Thats not uncommon in leathers.. I have plenty...

Thats not uncommon in leathers.. I have plenty (300g worth), and I have seen fish cause that damage (tangs, yes TANGS), but in a 24g I doubt thats the issue.

What are your parameters, and whats...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 03/18/2007, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By Nagel
I tend to not use glue on leathers because they...

I tend to not use glue on leathers because they can and do shrink, and then float away from the glue. Some also slime, and that makes the glue impossible to use.

My thoughts would be to...
Forum: New Jersey Reefer's Club 03/18/2007, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Nagel
Bump for the sticky!! C'mon guys.. Lets...

Bump for the sticky!!

C'mon guys.. Lets see some NJRC people creating blogs!
Forum: Soft Coral Identification 03/10/2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,121
Posted By Nagel
Hard to tell from the picture, but it definately...

Hard to tell from the picture, but it definately resembles it. Also looks similar to some anthelia that I've seen, but a little more blue.
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 03/10/2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By Nagel
Definately small colonies of cabbage leathers..

Definately small colonies of cabbage leathers..
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