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Forum: New to the Hobby 01/11/2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By kc9dre
low pressure or not, superglue is great for...

low pressure or not, superglue is great for things that are porous, but glass isn't and the slightest bump will break the seal. Then you have to deal with the water cleanup if it fails... Worse...
Forum: Coral Propagation and Aquaculture 01/09/2008, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By kc9dre
New to corals

Ok, I have had a tank setup for just over a year now. I am getting ready to set upa refugium in my new sump that I am going to be installing in a week, going to let that run for a while then I plan...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By kc9dre
I have a 29gal and enjoy it quite a bit, a bit...

I have a 29gal and enjoy it quite a bit, a bit smaller than I want, but If I had my way I would have a 300gal...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 532
Posted By kc9dre
If the over stops flowing, and you still pump...

If the over stops flowing, and you still pump water into the tank then it overfows over the overflow... Been there, done that... I still have my CPR and as stated it works at the moment, but...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By kc9dre
I think it depends on the snail, The Nass must...

I think it depends on the snail, The Nass must taste bad cause I bough 3 over a year ago and now have 3 big ones and some little ones...lol

But the turbos was eater and I saw a big hermit sportin...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,386
Posted By kc9dre
Mine isin't have a drain pipe and it sounded like...

Mine isin't have a drain pipe and it sounded like a toilet flushing all thie time, I added a piece of 1" ID PVC pipe to where it was keep the water from falling into the overflow. This helped alot,...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By kc9dre
If the tank has been up and running for 6yr like...

If the tank has been up and running for 6yr like in your profile, then it should be stable at this point... RO/DI, reef test kit so you can test for Ca, and Phosphate. If you are not already doing so.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 438
Posted By kc9dre
Ahhh it's an inside out roving aiptasia!!!! Opps...

Ahhh it's an inside out roving aiptasia!!!! Opps over active imagination lack of sleep and too much Mt D. .... Kinda neato lookin...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By kc9dre
You never know, tomorrow when you get up, you may...

You never know, tomorrow when you get up, you may not recognize your tank...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By kc9dre
On a 55 I the higher outlet pressure should help...

On a 55 I the higher outlet pressure should help better with the flow... I am usuing my Mag 7 on a 29gal and have lots of flow up top and I use a couple MJ400's at the lower level, I may change to a...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By kc9dre
You can, but at a much reduced pressure... I...

You can, but at a much reduced pressure... I have a Mag 7 using 1/2" PVC out of the sump to a threaded ball valve, then Out of the ball valve I have a 1/2 PLASTIC barb fitting going to 5/8 ID hose...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By kc9dre
I have been using Instant Ocean, but after lookin...

I have been using Instant Ocean, but after lookin around I may change to something that has a little higher calcium... I seem to add and it seems to not go up much... (I have no coral currrently) ...
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/07/2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By kc9dre
Using a instant Ocean floating arm... It was...

Using a instant Ocean floating arm... It was verified by the LFS with a refractometer and it was correct. I thought that may have been issue... going from 1.024 to 1.026 too fast during the last...
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/07/2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By kc9dre
Very odd. I bought test kit. Ph 8.3 ...

Very odd. I bought test kit.

Ph 8.3
Ammonia - 0
Nitriate - 0
Nitrate - 5
Calcium - 360
Phosphate .3 (have a little algea so this is a little higher.

everything looks to be where it should...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/07/2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By kc9dre
The API dosen't have a chart for Ca. You just...

The API dosen't have a chart for Ca. You just have to count drops until it turns from pink to Blue then multiply by 20. So 20 drops is 400...
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Forum: Reef Discussion 01/07/2008, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By kc9dre
There is a LFS in Louisville, KY that specializes...

There is a LFS in Louisville, KY that specializes in Reefs and their main displays are no more than 14 to 15 inches tall at the most, everything looks beautiful and isn't too crowded and displayed...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/06/2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 318
Posted By kc9dre
Patience.... Don't rush it, if you have been on...

Patience.... Don't rush it, if you have been on here reading you know that bad things happen quickly and not thought out.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/06/2008, 11:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By kc9dre
As others will state on hear, the algae will feed...

As others will state on hear, the algae will feed on the PO4 and give you a false reading as it will feed on it as it comes available. I learned this the hard way recently...

The fix is lots of...
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/06/2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By kc9dre
Well whatever happened, I lost both fish tonight....

Well whatever happened, I lost both fish tonight. SO now the chances of my snail eggs to hatch and live will be greater. (Tryin to find a positive thing here) I went to test my ammonia and trites,...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/06/2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 554
Posted By kc9dre
10 hours for the 10,000K, and 12 for the act.

10 hours for the 10,000K, and 12 for the act.
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/06/2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By kc9dre
Think I found the problem.... I checked my...

Think I found the problem.... I checked my salinity.... It was at 1.026 and it normally is kept at 1.023 to 1.024... I added some water to bring it back down... I guess time will tell?
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/06/2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By kc9dre
I am using a Mag 7 for a return and I like it. ...

I am using a Mag 7 for a return and I like it. No real noise issues here, other than the sound of the overflow, Now if my plumbing hit the side of the glass in the Sump it can get loud.., as for the...
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/06/2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By kc9dre
Odd Fish Behavior

I haven't seen this behavior before, I have two damsels, They usually swim around this time of day and are all over the tank. So I tried to feed them, nothing, they just sit there on the bottom. ...
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/06/2008, 03:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 985
Posted By kc9dre
It doesn't take much to knock a 10g out of whack,...

It doesn't take much to knock a 10g out of whack, things go bad quickly, I have a 29g and only keep 2 damsels in it...
Forum: Other Invertebrates 01/06/2008, 12:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By kc9dre
In my 29g, I have 3 nass snails that I bought way...

In my 29g, I have 3 nass snails that I bought way back when (a year and a half or so ago). I have 15 blue legs and they don't mess too much with the Nass. But the Mexican Turbo was beaten up and...
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