Recent content by madmax7774

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    beware

    no this was suppsed to be a response to the guy with the landlord problem, but Since I am a unix guy, and cant use windows, I hit the wrong button.....duh
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    beware

    I wouldn't rent from the Guy, he sounds like a real Jerk. If he is this much of a PIA over a fish tank, imagine how bad he will be when you need something fixed...
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    whats the purpose of calcium reactor.

    an easy way to think of it: an easy way to think of it: The simplest way I have heard it described, and the easiast way to think of it, is that a calcium reactor provides a steady supply of alkalinity to your aquarium. A kalk reactor/stirrir adds calcium to your system. I used just a kalk...
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    Can i get my "Live Sand" from the ocean?

    I seeded my AGA 110G tall tank's southdown sandbed with a spaghetti sauce jar of sand that I took from a reef off the coast of Puerto Rico when I vacationed there 2 years ago. Since then I have added another jar full of sand from a South Carolina beach, and a Florida beach. Never once have I...
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    This may be a Bizarre question but, I am curious

    Cool, Thanks man... I will send this to my reefer buddy, he will find this interesting...
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    This may be a Bizarre question but, I am curious

    So I was at my home in Northern VA having a conversation with a reefer Budy of mine when the topic of Randy Holmes-Farley came up. We both happen to be big fans of Randy's work, but during the course of our conversation, we both realized that we really didn't know if Randy is a "him" or a...
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    I would...

    oops. this was supposed to be a reply to another post. Sorry
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    I would...

    First and foremost. If you have the opportunity to go this route, you want a dedicated fish room with sloping floor and a drain. I can't emphasize that enough. You will have a leak/flood sooner or later. It's an unavoidable fact of this hobby. Everyone has one sooner or later. have a...
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    Kalkwasser vs Calcium reactor

    A simple way to think of it: A calcium reactor tends to provide more alkalinity for your tank. A kalkwasser tends to provide more calcium. You need to add things in a balanced fashion. Cheapest way is to use randy holmes farley's 2 part recipe and manaul dosing for a smaller setup. Larger...
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    Skimmer Questions (MSX, ATI, ER, Deltec)

    I played the skimmer game for 2 years trying to find the right one. I started with the bottom of the line and worked my way up. First coralife. Then red sea. Then euroreef. Finally Deltec. I can tell you absolutely beyond the shadow of a doubt that it would have been a heck of a lot more...
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    Is Anyone Running A 35 Hex Reef

    I had one for a year. used a remora hang-on pro, an eheim canister filter, and a UV sterilizer. had a mj1200 inside for circulation. It really isn't a well suited design for a reef. No good flow options. No good place to hide equipment. no place to put a sump underneath. looks neat, but...
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    Can a skimmer be too big?

    I have a 110G tall with a 40G sump. 150G total volume. I use a deltec ap851 which is rated for 400g. I bought large because I intended to upgrade my tank someday. I have since found out that Deltec (like all the other manufacturer's) way overates their skimmers. I wouldn't attempt a 400g...
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    Can you tell me why my ph reading changes when I hit "Select" and go back to "run&quo

    seeing same issue seeing same issue Curt, I just bought mine last week, and I'm noticing the same issue. Has anything come of this yet? John
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    Interesting problem.....

    BUMP wow 45 views, and no one has any comments on this?
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    Interesting problem.....

    I have a friend with a 5 year old 120g fowlr system. He faithfully does a 30g water change once per month. There is roughly 175-200lbs of live rock in it and the system has been relatively stable for over 4 years. The problem is that when he bought it and set it up, the LFS sold him a wet/dry...
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