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Forum: Advanced Topics 01/02/2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,120
Posted By fredknack
This is great information guys. All of the...

This is great information guys. All of the technical details about the various options are very helpful. The details are always more complicated than you think at first. Sort of reminds me of...
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/31/2007, 01:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By fredknack
Thanks Reef Doug. I think I am going to give it...

Thanks Reef Doug. I think I am going to give it a try. At first I am sure the Blue Angelfish will be disappointed but it will be top fish soon enough.
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/30/2007, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By fredknack
Thanks Tremelle. That is really good to hear. ...

Thanks Tremelle. That is really good to hear. The flame angel has grown and is really to much fish for a 29 gallon tank.
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/30/2007, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By fredknack
I have had a flame angel in my 29 gallon Biocube...

I have had a flame angel in my 29 gallon Biocube for about 9 months. It has never touched any of my zoos, starburst polyps, feather dusters, and a few other soft corals. It lives very peacefully...
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/30/2007, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By fredknack
Thanks for the advice philter4. I would really...

Thanks for the advice philter4. I would really like for this to work. I know how hard it is to remove a fish once it is in the tank so I want to learn all I can.

Your hunch about the actual type...
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/30/2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By fredknack
Mixing Angelfish with dwarf angels

I am thinking about breaking down my 29 gallon and putting the fish into my new 140 gallon tank. I want to be able to focus all my attention on the larger tank. My 140 gallon currently has a...
Forum: Advanced Topics 12/26/2007, 11:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,120
Posted By fredknack
That is a wise story deuce6371. It reminds me of...

That is a wise story deuce6371. It reminds me of a conversation I had with my wife. I was watching news coverage about the recent ice storms and I turned to her and said that the reef keepers in...
Forum: Advanced Topics 12/25/2007, 12:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,120
Posted By fredknack
Thanks everyone for this very useful info. I am...

Thanks everyone for this very useful info. I am working on a plan for some minimal battery backup to keep things going until I can get the generator on.

I like the idea of the automatic natural...
Forum: Advanced Topics 12/23/2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,120
Posted By fredknack
Thanks for the replies. The more I think about...

Thanks for the replies. The more I think about it it seems that the generator is a solid choice for a long term power outage. Runfrumu has a great point about what we spend on the whole system vs...
Forum: Advanced Topics 12/23/2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,120
Posted By fredknack
Emergency Power

Do any of you out there in the reef have any links to good threads about emergency backup power? Or do you have any critical bits of advice? I just setup a 140 gallon reef and I have a couple...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 10/02/2007, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 260
Posted By fredknack
You guys are amazing! I was just sitting on the...

You guys are amazing! I was just sitting on the floor next to my tank staring at my pump trying to figure out how best to integrate some 'black things' into the mix. I was just about to start yet...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 10/02/2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 260
Posted By fredknack
Thanks Gabe3d. Those 'black things' look like...

Thanks Gabe3d. Those 'black things' look like they are worth investigating. The pipe I am using is 1.5 inch. If they make them small enough for that size of pipe I might go that route.

That s...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 10/02/2007, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 260
Posted By fredknack
Thanks RicGio. Pardon my ignorance but is the...

Thanks RicGio. Pardon my ignorance but is the flex vinyl the clear tubing? This tube needs to be 1.5 inches and I did not know that the clear stuff was made in that size. Or is it the white tubing...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 10/02/2007, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 260
Posted By fredknack
Thanks everyone for the help. RicGio I like your...

Thanks everyone for the help. RicGio I like your idea of flexible tubing. As much as I hate to do it I was probably going to have to cut those sections anyway to make adjustments to accommodate...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 10/01/2007, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 260
Posted By fredknack
Reducing Closed Loop Pump Noise and Vibration

What do you folks do to reduce the noise and vibration of your external pumps? There are probably previous threads covering this topic but the search feature is not working.

At long last 8 months...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 08/28/2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,439
Posted By fredknack
I am building a 140 Gallon and am trying to make...

I am building a 140 Gallon and am trying to make the decision about the lighting. Or maybe 'decision' should be 'rationalization'. The benefits of cooler temperatures and the lighting control seem...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 07/08/2007, 01:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By fredknack
Thanks sjm I really like the idea of adding...

Thanks sjm

I really like the idea of adding a lot of water volume to the system so I probably will take your advice. I just got cold feet when It came time to actually build my 50 gallon tank...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 07/08/2007, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By fredknack
sump sizes for 140 gallon mixed reef

I am building a 140 gallon tank. It is in wall so I do have a fairly large space under the tank. I have an old 50 gallon that I can convert to a sump. I also have one of the older style 10" by 20"...
Forum: Reef Discussion 05/06/2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By fredknack
Thanks everyone! So it looks like the sand bed...

Thanks everyone! So it looks like the sand bed might not be the best idea and I should keep the powerhead. Some chaeto, snails, a few crabs, live rock and I am good to go.
Forum: Reef Discussion 05/06/2007, 02:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By fredknack
Thanks Snowboarda42. I think I will take your...

Thanks Snowboarda42. I think I will take your advice and go with the pods from oceanpods.com. Three different types sounds right in line with my diversity plan.
Forum: Reef Discussion 05/06/2007, 01:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By fredknack
What to put in a Refugium?

I would like to start a thread about what to put in a refugium. I just setup a 12 gallon fuge for my 25+ gallon biocube and I want it to be all it can be. I know that live sand and some algae are...
Forum: Do It Yourself 04/29/2007, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By fredknack
You guys are the best! I finally have all the...

You guys are the best! I finally have all the parts I need for a simple idea that became far to complex. I really wanted to be able to get it flowing tonight and your info means I don't have to...
Forum: Do It Yourself 04/29/2007, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By fredknack
Plumbing Cement Cure Time

I am getting ready to hook up a refugium to my tank. I just glued together some PVC fittings with purple primer and PVC cement. How long should I wait before hooking the refugium. I do not want to...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 03/28/2007, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By fredknack
Thanks A sea K The long hose is connected to...

Thanks A sea K

The long hose is connected to the collection cup of the skimmer and it is encrusted with brown junk so it must be the drain. I will be sure to route it to a jug or something.

I...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 03/28/2007, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By fredknack
Thanks Matt that is very helpful. So is...

Thanks Matt that is very helpful.

So is item number 4 simply for water outflow and item number 1 for air outflow?

My guess is that I want to remove the foam so that the skimmer can remove...
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