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Forum: Reef Discussion 12/10/2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By DewDropPony
It was just asking what are everyone's...

It was just asking what are everyone's preferences are and why
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/10/2007, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By DewDropPony
BB, Deep sand bed, shallow sand bed?

So what is your take on the whole substrate issue? I hear lots of arguments going all ways.
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 12/09/2007, 11:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By DewDropPony
Agreed! This is the best place to be for finding...

Agreed! This is the best place to be for finding information on your mini-reef.

You jumped straight into the deep end but don't let that scare you off. Just get a routine going and STICK TO IT. ...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/08/2007, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 827
Posted By DewDropPony
Man I wish I had that much extra cash just lying...

Man I wish I had that much extra cash just lying around...
Forum: Reef Discussion 07/25/2007, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By DewDropPony
Clean up crew for a 5 gal?

I have a juvie female blue damsel and two blue leg hermits in a 5gal nano. I was wondering what could be added to keep the sand evenly turned, keep algae down, and eat excess foods?
I know my two...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 07/25/2007, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By DewDropPony
Angry Don't you hate it when the LFS's test kits are all expired

I got a nitrate test kit last week from the LFS. I got if home and found out it expired more than a year ago. I took it back today. I looked for a replacement but they only had one other nitrate test...
Forum: Corallimorpharians 07/21/2007, 10:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 592
Posted By DewDropPony
lucky! I can't even afford one yet

lucky! I can't even afford one yet
Forum: Marine Plants & Macroalgae 07/21/2007, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By DewDropPony
How do I tell if I have good algae in my tank, or bad algae?

Most of the algae in my sw tank is brown slime algae, not fuzzy. I'm supposing its diatoms (sp?) which is not good. I assume I have that because my tank is new and still cycling and because I had a...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 07/19/2007, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By DewDropPony
I guess I'll look around for some of that...

I guess I'll look around for some of that pre-made sea salt they sell in a jug. I'd also like to get in contact with the water treatment plant in my area and ask them for a more detailed report about...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 07/19/2007, 01:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,134
Posted By DewDropPony
pezcubano, I am also in your situation. I have a...

pezcubano, I am also in your situation. I have a pH of 8.8 also. I've tried many different test kits, both liquid and dip strip. I've taken my water to the lfs for testing, they use dip strips, it...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 07/18/2007, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By DewDropPony
I have a RO unit, no DI unit yet. I haven't used...

I have a RO unit, no DI unit yet. I haven't used it yet for a couple reasons.

1. I need to buy the copper clamp that connects the unit to the water supply, and replacement cartiages for the...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 07/18/2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By DewDropPony
I do not think it will come down by itself. I...

I do not think it will come down by itself. I don't think the cycling is the cause of the high pH. Straight out of my tap water it is 8.8. All my other tanks (freshwater) also have ph's of 8.6-8.8....
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 07/18/2007, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By DewDropPony
I don't know much about IDing of SW algaes yet. I...

I don't know much about IDing of SW algaes yet. I have brown slime algae, which I'm assuming is diaoms (sp?). I have green fuzzy algae. And I have little spots or red and purple algae, but no a lot...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 07/18/2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By DewDropPony
I read that article before posting this thread....

I read that article before posting this thread. Nothing is being done to this tank expect top offs. The tank is just cycling. No fish, or inverts.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 07/18/2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By DewDropPony
I've done many many tests over the years. I've...

I've done many many tests over the years. I've used liquid tests by aquarium pharisaicals and quick drip test strips. All of them give the same readings.
Forum: Reef Discussion 07/18/2007, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 543
Posted By DewDropPony
Oh yeah? It's not so great! You go to the...

Oh yeah? It's not so great!

You go to the dr's office or dentist and they ask you where your mommy is? People your own age don't want to date you because they think your 15. 15 year olds want to...
Forum: Reef Discussion 07/18/2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By DewDropPony
Wow. Didn't know that! I'll have to look into...

Wow. Didn't know that! I'll have to look into getting one.

$400 for a refractometer!! Yikes! I thought they were around $50 to $80 for a basic one?
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 07/18/2007, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By DewDropPony
lowering my pH

I have a pH of 8.8!! Yikes! It comes out of the tap very high (like 8.6 or something) and increases after a short time. I've been doing a lot of reading on pH and I'm going to try added a couple air...
Forum: Reef Discussion 07/18/2007, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 543
Posted By DewDropPony
I'm 21 (I look 15 :( ) and people always think I...

I'm 21 (I look 15 :( ) and people always think I shouldn't get into saltwater, let alone reefing because "it's too hard for someone your age"
Forum: Reef Discussion 07/18/2007, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By DewDropPony
no, don't need it. The AC alone blows the sand,...

no, don't need it. The AC alone blows the sand, in the front of the tank, to the outer sides.
Forum: Reef Discussion 07/17/2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By DewDropPony
I have a AquaClear300 on the tank, set on low,...

I have a AquaClear300 on the tank, set on low, filled with LR rubble.



I'll do that
Forum: Reef Discussion 07/17/2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By DewDropPony
I haven't taken it out. I leave it in. I was...

I haven't taken it out. I leave it in. I was thinking the same thing you were.



of the SG or just water readings in general?



Oh believe me, it is! It's one of the top things on my...
Forum: Reef Discussion 07/17/2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,443
Posted By DewDropPony
OH! That's at the TOP of my list!!:mad2:

OH! That's at the TOP of my list!!:mad2:
Forum: Reef Discussion 07/17/2007, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By DewDropPony
I can understand if you have a 20 gallon long...

I can understand if you have a 20 gallon long with a open top, fans, and MH lighting, why you top off several times a day.

I have a closed top, 20 watts CF lighting, with no fans. The temp is...
Forum: Reef Discussion 07/17/2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By DewDropPony
Actually this is a plastic swing arm hydrometer...

Actually this is a plastic swing arm hydrometer Coralife "Deep Six". I've just been leaving it proped up in the tank so I can walk in the room and look at my sg whenever I want.
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