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Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/09/2008, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By baloutang
Many thanks for your insights. I'm just trying to...

Many thanks for your insights. I'm just trying to eliminate all factors that could cause either RTN or STN. I've not fragged before but from doing a bit of research it appears to help but not always...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/08/2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,354
Posted By baloutang
Coral dying rapid tissue necrosis???

Hi,

I've been a "reefer" for little over a year. Within that year, I've lost many corals due to various factors.

Lately, I had a hammer coral that completely melted away. I did do 2 idodine...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 06/22/2007, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By baloutang
Need advice on corals

Hello,

My tank is well over 1 1/2 years old. My lighting was changed out about 3 months ago which are VHO's. My corals in the tank are fed a diet of phyto and cyclopeeze. I do monthly water...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 06/18/2007, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By baloutang
New hammer coral and brain tissue recession

Hello,

My water params are good, but for some reason, my brain and new hammer coral are receding. Any clue on what causes that and what the potential cure is? I've done iodine dips, but it...
Forum: Other Invertebrates 06/04/2007, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By baloutang
Help sea star wasting away

Hi,

We bought a blue star fish about a week ago. I noticed that it was very healthy and we acclimated it gradually to our tank environment.
My tank is very healthy and everything is in check,...
Forum: Other Invertebrates 05/24/2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By baloutang
It was feeding on my Reds...pretty good guess...

It was feeding on my Reds...pretty good guess though.
Forum: Other Invertebrates 05/24/2007, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By baloutang
Ok, so anyone want these unique pets? What makes...

Ok, so anyone want these unique pets? What makes sundials so unique outside of eating prized zoo's?
Forum: Other Invertebrates 05/23/2007, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By baloutang
If they eat my zoos then I guess they are...

If they eat my zoos then I guess they are definitely not wanted....how do you get rid of them if there are more? Do you just pick them off?
Forum: Other Invertebrates 05/23/2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By baloutang
Please Help ID these snails

Hello,

I found these snails stuck together and under my zoo's, I don't know what type these are and I know that I've never added any of these guys to my tank outside of them being hitch hikers....
Forum: Other Invertebrates 05/19/2007, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By baloutang
Here's the pics of the babies. I don't who the...

Here's the pics of the babies. I don't who the parents are, but the other snails in my tank look like these little ones...and these are tiny compared to the others I have.

<a...
Forum: Other Invertebrates 05/17/2007, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By baloutang
Turbo Snails reproduction

It appears that turbo snails have reproduced in my tank. I have quite a few baby snails going around my tank. I was under the impression that they do not normally reproduce in a tank.
Does anyone...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 02/21/2007, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By baloutang
Thanks for all the info everyone! I have plenty...

Thanks for all the info everyone! I have plenty of reading to do. The KH was driven up I think because of my calcium reactor, although it had been running fine for the past 2 months without issue....
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 02/21/2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By baloutang
How to lower KH and keep it there

Hi,

My KH is rather high on the Salifert test it's upwards of 22. I have a 150 gal and I did a 35gal water change, but still the KH is high. Do I need to do another water change to keep lowering...
Forum: Zoanthids 01/26/2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By baloutang
Zoo id please

Hello,

Can someone tell me what the orange/brown zoos' are called? I know the green and orange are "green bay packers", but I can't figure out what the other ones are.

Thanks,
Dave
...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/24/2007, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By baloutang
Is this color right?? Pic

Here's a pic of my open brain. I noticed the other day that the color is a bit more faded than what it use to look like. It actually appears more lighter flourescent than deeper flourescent color...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/23/2007, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By baloutang
Thanks again for the pics. I don't know if I can...

Thanks again for the pics. I don't know if I can do a T5 conversion, because of my tank size the T5's would be a step down from the current wattage I have and I would need to compensate with an...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/23/2007, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By baloutang
Thanks everyone for all the feedback. ...

Thanks everyone for all the feedback.

Rooroo, how is your setup working for your corals? I was thinking about modifying my setup similar to the way you did yours.
Can any one suggest a good...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/23/2007, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By baloutang
VHO's are approx. 10 inches above water

VHO's are approx. 10 inches above water
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/23/2007, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By baloutang
Easy to switch to T5's from VHO's?

Hi,

I'm currently running 60" Icecap VHO's with a 430 ballast. I was wondering how difficult it would be to replace/convert that to Icecap T5's. Here's what my current, lighting/hood setup looks...
Forum: Zoanthids 01/16/2007, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By baloutang
Are these zoo's gonners (pic)

Hi,

These zoo's opened up the first day in my tank and as time has continued on they started to shrivel up and look like this. Can it be the placement in the tank? I've taken a turkey baster and...
Forum: Buyer/Seller Feedback 01/09/2007, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By baloutang
I agree with hexedagain....I'm unable to post my...

I agree with hexedagain....I'm unable to post my own thread because I'm under the 50 thread count, but Marvin was really great!!! He sent the frags right away and called to make sure they arrived...
Forum: Buyer/Seller Feedback 01/09/2007, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By baloutang
I'm under the 50 post count so I'm unable to post...

I'm under the 50 post count so I'm unable to post feedback...But I have to agree with you Matt is A+++....He was in constant communication with us the entire time even when the 1st shipment was sent...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 01/08/2007, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By baloutang
Thanks IPowderBlueTang, that is my thinking as...

Thanks IPowderBlueTang, that is my thinking as well...I've never owned a PB before (guess I should have researched more before owning), but mine is fat and always eating and all other fishes in tank...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 01/07/2007, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By baloutang
PB didn't have ich when he was transferred from...

PB didn't have ich when he was transferred from the QT, he was fine and 2 weeks after the transfer to main tank he got ich. I'm wondering if it's because of the powerheads in the main tank that are...
Forum: Zoanthids 01/07/2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By baloutang
Need ID on these zoo's

Hi,

I went to zoaid and assume the green ones are "green bay packers", but I'm not so sure about the orange/brown ones. Anyone have a clue what I have...they came on the LR.

Thanks,
Dave
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