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Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/12/2008, 02:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,113
Posted By xtm
I have a total of 5 anthias in my system. Well, I...

I have a total of 5 anthias in my system. Well, I can't get them to "school". One fish stays on the other side and one at the other side. Kinda frustrating.... :(
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/11/2008, 07:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,873
Posted By xtm
BTW, One of those "North American Coast" tanks...

BTW, One of those "North American Coast" tanks right across the theater have a low-arching concrete "frame" that is easy to miss. I sat there for 10 minutes and didn't realize it was there. When I...
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/11/2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By xtm
Nice dimensions! I wish I have some time to work...

Nice dimensions! I wish I have some time to work on drilling a tank like this..
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/11/2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By xtm
Hi John.. what are you waiting for??? Come on...

Hi John.. what are you waiting for??? Come on over and enjoy the SoCal sun! ;) by the way, I live about 10 blocks from Victory and Laurel Cyn! I don't know what it looked like back in the 70's but...
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/11/2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,873
Posted By xtm
Mind if I post some of the pics I took as well? ...

Mind if I post some of the pics I took as well?

Here's their two cylindrical acrylic tanks containing the large leather.. what a sweet setup...
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/11/2008, 02:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By xtm
Re: Re: Live Brine Shrimp in the Valley?

Actually it's in Arleta, but you're close! ;)

Another LFS that carry live brine shrimp is Aquarium City in Canoga Park.
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/11/2008, 02:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By xtm
Thanks for sharing! I grew up in LA but I've...

Thanks for sharing! I grew up in LA but I've never been there..lol :lol:

LeslieH (TeamRC) works there.. maybe she maintains those tanks(?)
http://www.nhm.org/research/annelida/staff.html
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/10/2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,982
Posted By xtm
I just call it "pest" , so much easier to...

I just call it "pest" , so much easier to pronounce.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,280
Posted By xtm
lol, funny thread :lol: How about: Stream...

lol, funny thread :lol: How about:

Stream (Scream)
An Acro phobia (Arachnophobia)
Salinity Report (Minority Report)
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/10/2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,157
Posted By xtm
I run IceCap electronic ballasts and my 250w IC...

I run IceCap electronic ballasts and my 250w IC pulls 251 watts per my Kill-A-Watt meter. At $0.11 /kwH, 8 hrs/day, I pay $5 for each pendant each month. However, I have 2 x 250 so that's $10 /mo....
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/10/2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,518
Posted By xtm
I am using an American DJ strip in addition to my...

I am using an American DJ strip in addition to my RK2 controller. The RK2 only controls 8 devices and I found out that it wasn't enough..
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/10/2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,372
Posted By xtm
The difference is negligible. Trust me, I'm a PVC...

The difference is negligible. Trust me, I'm a PVC salesman :lol:
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/10/2008, 01:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By xtm
Blobfish for the win!

Blobfish for the win!
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/10/2008, 01:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By xtm
http://www.mcmaster.com/ If you're...

http://www.mcmaster.com/


If you're willing to drive, go to Valley Plastics in the San Fernando Valley. They have EVERYTHING you need, and then some!
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/09/2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,873
Posted By xtm
Thanks for the pics Ken. The pic where people are...

Thanks for the pics Ken. The pic where people are looking down on the "huge tank" is a nice pic. I've always wondered what it looked like behind the scenes..... That tank is HUGE!.
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/08/2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By xtm
With zip ties, you only have to drill tiny holes...

With zip ties, you only have to drill tiny holes on the rocks and pass them through. You can then connect this rock to another rock to create a nice formation without the rocks falling over.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/08/2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By xtm
The 6-12 months rule only applies to main...

The 6-12 months rule only applies to main lighting (daylight)

For actinics, I use them until they can't fire anymore, or until they get REALLY dim. (we're talking around 2-3 years here) Actinics...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/08/2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,648
Posted By xtm
What happens when the X-wave pump releases the...

What happens when the X-wave pump releases the magic smoke after 2 months? How's their tech support?

Tunze has a proven excellent track record when it comes to customer service.. so I guess that...
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/08/2008, 02:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,873
Posted By xtm
I see. They probably moved the M.I.'s and Hippos...

I see. They probably moved the M.I.'s and Hippos indoors to protect them from cold weather. Either that, or they simply died.

The last time I was there about 5 years ago, the displays are so-so.....
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/08/2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,873
Posted By xtm
I took my wife and son there last month and I...

I took my wife and son there last month and I have to admit that the displays are beyond AWESOME. Can't really compare it to Monterey Bay Aquarium as they are (IMO) different biotopes. I am very...
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/08/2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By xtm
I use the one that looks like an Elmers Glue...

I use the one that looks like an Elmers Glue bottle with a syringe. It gives you more precision compared to a regular injection type syringe. You can get this from Walgreens or any other drug store.
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/08/2008, 03:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 700
Posted By xtm
My 1/2 Pint Rimless pico ...

My 1/2 Pint Rimless pico

http://www.dslextreme.com/users/xtm5/reef/othertanks/FemtoReef1.jpg

For the livestock I have 1 tiny Astrea sp. snail, PomPom Xenia, and 5 copepods. Had a Tang but it...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/08/2008, 02:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By xtm
Mine is a combination of both. Flexible tubes are...

Mine is a combination of both. Flexible tubes are good for curved connections and is way easier to route wherever you want it to. It's also good if you tend to move things around since it's flexible....
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/08/2008, 01:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By xtm
IMO, the Aquarium of the Bay is dissapointing,...

IMO, the Aquarium of the Bay is dissapointing, with not much to see. I agree with the above posts that you should take a drive to Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/08/2008, 01:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By xtm
I've 'scaped using PVC and I will not do it...

I've 'scaped using PVC and I will not do it again. I had a really bad experience with it and ended up destroying huge live rocks because they would just split after I drill them. Although i was...
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