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Forum: Reef Discussion 01/11/2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,493
Posted By seapug
I should have followed my gut and not posted on...

I should have followed my gut and not posted on this thread-- 15 minutes after I posted was a power outage in my town that lasted for 3 hours. When the power came back on it must have startled my...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,493
Posted By seapug
When I saw the first post I immediately thought...

When I saw the first post I immediately thought of the jinx factor, too. hehe...

Glad to report all three of my tanks are doing better than they have in months. I finally conquered my hair algae...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By seapug
a store near me has such a bad infestation in one...

a store near me has such a bad infestation in one of their frag tanks that it looks like coralline algae covering the glass and sand. Eeek.... I won't be buying anything from them for a while.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 10:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,183
Posted By seapug
I keep a number of softies and SPS together in...

I keep a number of softies and SPS together in my tank with no troubles (Nepthea among them), but they are separated by a couple feet-- definitely never touching. Those Neon green ones are cool. ...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By seapug
Anybody see the episode of Anthony Bourdaine's No...

Anybody see the episode of Anthony Bourdaine's No Reservations show in Hong Kong?

Showed the chefs reaching into tanks full of 1 foot long mantis shrimps then taking machetes to them and tossing...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 775
Posted By seapug
wow, that's quite a huge, complicated subject to...

wow, that's quite a huge, complicated subject to give a speech about on a short notice. Makes me glad I finished college a long long time ago....

One thing students have working in your favor...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/10/2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By seapug
adding CURED live rock that's purchased locally...

adding CURED live rock that's purchased locally and immediately brought home will probably immediately improve the water quality, not hurt it. Adding new rock is a good way to give a tank a little...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 775
Posted By seapug
Give a presentation on this Monday? Holy...

Give a presentation on this Monday? Holy procrastination!
I'd think about how to narrow the scope, at least....

One thing layman hobbyists learn about quickly of is the narrow range of...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/10/2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 648
Posted By seapug
gary tara (person who started the thread) has a...

gary tara (person who started the thread) has a 58 gallon tank and a 20 gallon sump. He'll have no problem hooking up a reactor.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/10/2008, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 648
Posted By seapug
Trust your eyes, not the test kits. If you have...

Trust your eyes, not the test kits. If you have hair algae you have a nutrient problem. Yanking the bioballs was a good idea. Don't put them back. The suggestion to take out a couple fish is a...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/10/2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 697
Posted By seapug
Contrary to the conventional wisdom, I think the...

Contrary to the conventional wisdom, I think the All In One Nano tanks are great for beginners-- especially because they require a bit more attention and are less intimidating for someone who's not a...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/10/2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By seapug
No prob, I didn't take offense to your...

No prob, I didn't take offense to your disagreement. The whole idea of this site is to learn what others do and exchange info & experiences!
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By seapug
If the idea of going BB is so you can have very...

If the idea of going BB is so you can have very strong flow, you might have a hard time keeping a lot of the larger more spectacular LPS corals happy, as many prefer subdued currents-- Trachyphyllia,...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/10/2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By seapug
sorry, double post

sorry, double post
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/10/2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By seapug
There are many people who use trickle filters...

There are many people who use trickle filters with bioballs that never have problems either. I was simply explaining the science & chemistry behind bio filters, what they are designed to do, and why...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By seapug
There are different types of Phosphate...

There are different types of Phosphate (organic/inorganic) that require different tests to detect, but I think Phosphate tests are a waste. Just look at your tank. If you have hair algae you can be...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/10/2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By seapug
They will grow faster when fed but they certainly...

They will grow faster when fed but they certainly won't die without having food crammed down their throat. Plus, a healthy, mature tank will support large numbers of microfauna that the coral will...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/10/2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By seapug
Again, if live rock is used as a replacement for...

Again, if live rock is used as a replacement for bioballs, ceramic rings or biomax media it will basically do the same thing-- nitrify ammonia. The microfauna, sponges and bacteria on the live rock...
Forum: SPS Keepers 01/09/2008, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By seapug
I went through a major RTN event last summer that...

I went through a major RTN event last summer that took out all my acros over a period of about 2 weeks. My tank was going through a generally rough period at the time-- it was pushing 85 degrees...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By seapug
My skunk cleaner shrimp pair used to go on...

My skunk cleaner shrimp pair used to go on rampages and murder dozens of stomatella snails at a time. Really made me mad so I got a flame hawkfish.

No more skunk cleaner shrimp.
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/09/2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By seapug
I'd be careful with that. The reaction you are...

I'd be careful with that. The reaction you are seeing could be a sign of extreme stress.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2008, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By seapug
I'm not a fan of bulky and complicated gadgets...

I'm not a fan of bulky and complicated gadgets and plumbing either, but as others have said, the Two Little Fishes PhosBan reactors are small, very easy to set up and work really, really well.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By seapug
Looks like dinoflagellinates maybe... Try...

Looks like dinoflagellinates maybe...

Try dripping Kalkwasser at night. I've found it very helpful in burning off those slimes and films. You also might be a good candidtate for the "3 days with...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/09/2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By seapug
Putting live rock rubble in the canister = very...

Putting live rock rubble in the canister = very expensive bioballs. It won't do anything different than the biomax media when used that way. The filtration benefits of live rock come from having it...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By seapug
I typically buy one bag of coarse aragonite and...

I typically buy one bag of coarse aragonite and one bag of dry sugar fine aragonite and mix them, flush it with the garden hose then put it in the tank. It seems to be a good mixture of grain sizes...
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