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Forum: New to the Hobby 12/20/2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By luvnpc69
thanks...i have read that article....i have two...

thanks...i have read that article....i have two test kits and they both say the same thing, and i also tested the plain water and it comes out to 0.0 ppm, although from some of your responses i think...
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/19/2007, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By luvnpc69
nitrites

hi...my tank is about a month and a half new, no ammonia, ph 8.2, salinity 1.026, phosphates 0.0, alkalinity 9 dkh, nitrates around 15ppm, but my nitrites seem to stay at 0.25 ppm, never even had a...
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/16/2007, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By luvnpc69
he is in his own specimen tank so no big deal,...

he is in his own specimen tank so no big deal, everything in there is for him to eat...he just doesn't seem that ferocious...i saw him attack a crab one time only, when i dropped it right in front of...
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/16/2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By luvnpc69
harlequin shrimp

can i house a harlequin with my adult mantis, neogonodactylis wennerae, he is only 3-4 inches long and not that aggressive, even toward snails and crabs i have in his tank?
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/13/2007, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By luvnpc69
feather duster...tube worm

feather duster...tube worm
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/13/2007, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By luvnpc69
there is also a sponge between where the skimmer...

there is also a sponge between where the skimmer is and where the return is, also the skimmer is in the same place as i would put the fuge, does that make it not worth doing?
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/13/2007, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By luvnpc69
won't the pods get caught in the filter sponge on...

won't the pods get caught in the filter sponge on the end of my return pump?
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/13/2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By luvnpc69
how can i turn my sump into a refugium? i have a...

how can i turn my sump into a refugium? i have a mega flow 3 wet/dry with the bio-balls removed
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/13/2007, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By luvnpc69
i am at ph 8.2... 0 ammonia...0.25 nitrite...

i am at ph 8.2... 0 ammonia...0.25 nitrite (never had a spike, have been here for a month)....15 nitrate....9 dKH...tank has been set up for 5 weeks...added liverock, cycled, added more rock, cycled...
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/13/2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By luvnpc69
zoanthids

how long must i wait before i am safe introducing zoanthids into my new tank? what conditions am i looking for?
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/12/2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By luvnpc69
maroon clowns

i have read that maroon clown can become fairly aggressive and territorial...will i have problems introducing a dragonet into my 55 gallon a couple of months after having placed a pair of juvenile...
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/12/2007, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By luvnpc69
do i need to run vinegar through the filter too? ...

do i need to run vinegar through the filter too? won't vinegar hurt the fish? how do i clean the vinegar out?
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/12/2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By luvnpc69
ok...i have a ten gallon i had been using for...

ok...i have a ten gallon i had been using for fresh...how should i clean everything to get it ready to be my qt tank?...are there any potential problems from using this tank for my qt?
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/12/2007, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By luvnpc69
quarantine

can anyone give me a step by step for how to quarantine new livestock such as fish and corals, including things i may need to look for....thanks
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/11/2007, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By luvnpc69
i did not like the idea of using paint or window...

i did not like the idea of using paint or window tint(which you must put on the inside to get dark enough) on my tank, but wanted the black background....i just bought two pieces of black cardboard...
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/10/2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By luvnpc69
i have been pulling mine a couple handfuls per...

i have been pulling mine a couple handfuls per day over a week and they are about out...is this slow enough? i haven't noticed any changes
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/10/2007, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By luvnpc69
he might be just refilling with fresh water..i...

he might be just refilling with fresh water..i thought something was wrong with mine the first time i saw this too, but in a few hours he was as big as ever again...mine does this like 3 times a week
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/10/2007, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By luvnpc69
why is it necessary to remove them slowly?

why is it necessary to remove them slowly?
Forum: Mantis Shrimp 12/10/2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,009
Posted By luvnpc69
julie...i happened to find another one...

julie...i happened to find another one today...got him out with a fresh dip really quickly...he was barely stunned, pretty sure he's going to make it just fine...he looks ok already...you still...
Forum: Central Illinois Marine Aquarists (CIMA) 12/10/2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By luvnpc69
would anyone near peoria send me an email as...

would anyone near peoria send me an email as well...i am also looking for chaeto..thanks
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/10/2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By luvnpc69
stocking

i have a 55 gallon reef setup, 100 lbs of live rock, a 2.5 gallon refugium, tons of filter feeders, 3 anemones, and a cleanup crew...no fish yet....i am trying to decide what i can maintain...i...
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/10/2007, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By luvnpc69
very nice, but four hours there and another four...

very nice, but four hours there and another four back is hard to stomach for a plastic bag full of stuff, i would spend forty dollars in gas alone...thanks for the offer...coming to peoria anytime...
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/09/2007, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By luvnpc69
i don't know how much i need...setting up a small...

i don't know how much i need...setting up a small (2.5 gallon) fuge with live sand, chaeto, maybe a mangrove or two...i would happily pay for shipping if we can get it here alive...let me know when...
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/08/2007, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By luvnpc69
buying chaeto

where can i get some chaeto for my fuge? i don't find much when i google it
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/08/2007, 11:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By luvnpc69
do you need to feed the hermits? what do you...

do you need to feed the hermits? what do you feed them?
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