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Forum: Zoanthids 01/11/2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,735
Posted By 75pxatr
Here are some photos. notice the greens...

Here are some photos.

notice the greens taking over the rock and surrounding the clam. They are also trying to muscle out the pink day trippers.

what I don't understand is why are the...
Forum: Zoanthids 01/10/2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,735
Posted By 75pxatr
I am thinking of upgrading to a larger tank. ...

I am thinking of upgrading to a larger tank. When I do I will post some of the colonies for trade or sale. I still see photos of large reef tanks with small colonies of isolated zoas in the middle...
Forum: Zoanthids 01/10/2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,735
Posted By 75pxatr
zoanthids out of control

My zoas are taking over the tank faster than I can prune them. The electric green are the most prolific.

What have others found to be the most effective way to prune or limit growth. They are...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/08/2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Posted By 75pxatr
UV sterilizer recommendation

I would appreciate some input here. i would like to add a UV sterilizer to an existing tank with the intent to help control bubble algae which has plagued me for some time.

I see sterilizers...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/08/2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,025
Posted By 75pxatr
Large angels with soft coral

For the member who wishes they were brave enough to try a coral beauty.

I have one in my softy tank and he does not touch anything!
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/07/2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,047
Posted By 75pxatr
Chili coral

I appreciate the input on this. I will keep you posted if I have success.
I have many other corals that are thriving and the chili coral has been the most difficult to work with.

I still see...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/05/2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,047
Posted By 75pxatr
Chili coral problems

I have added a chili coral to a tank with many softies including leather that are thriving. I have tried various placements for the chili but it does not seem to be doing well.

what is the key to...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/05/2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By 75pxatr
large angels

I posted the same question with only one reply. i'm going to add a blue face or a imperator. i will post the results.
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/05/2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,025
Posted By 75pxatr
Large angels with soft coral

Let me ask this question here too. I have mostly soft corals and some LPS. Has anyone had any success keeping some of the larger angels such as Emperator or blue face?

I know there is a risk. I...
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/05/2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By 75pxatr
Angels with soft corals

I have primarily soft corals - zoanthids, leather, mushrooms and some large polyp and clams. I have kept dwarf angels with much success.

Has anyone had any luck with Emperator or blue face angels...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/05/2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By 75pxatr
Leather

Some leathers like finger produce waste that must be removed by med to strong current. Mine seem to prefer more current. When I moved a power head I noticed my yellow leather closed and would not...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/05/2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 537
Posted By 75pxatr
Canister filter

Canister filter should not be necessary and if not maintained a good source for Nitrate to build. Sounds like the root cause is some problem with sump set up.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/05/2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 309
Posted By 75pxatr
Fresh water dip

I successfully used this on two fish that had bad cases of ich. There is info on line about how to do it but I made sure I had good RO or distilled water and it was SAME TEMP as the tank. The fish...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/05/2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,928
Posted By 75pxatr
phos reactor

I had good luck placing the phos loc in a media bag in my sump directly and did not have to buy a reactor. My stand had no room for a reactor.

I would try adding it in the sump and then measure...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/05/2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By 75pxatr
red slime algae

this sounds like red/purple slime algae. There are medications that will remove it. I had it and one of the underlying problems was excess nutrients and low Alk/PH
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/05/2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By 75pxatr
Green ballons

Before they multiply gently pry them loose without bursting the bubble.
If you do not act on this your tank will have many green bubbles and the resulting mess will be hard to cure. Algae...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/05/2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By 75pxatr
Holes in tank

I set up a 75 gallon and had the holes drilled in the sides near the top.
I used pvc elbows in the tank and can actually control the amount of flow to the sump by raising or lowering the elbows.
...
Forum: Used Equipment & Drygoods Selling 12/16/2007, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,435
Posted By 75pxatr
do you still have the 100 gallon tubs? I'm in...

do you still have the 100 gallon tubs?
I'm in youngstown oh where are you?
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