Recent content by NoxAeternus

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    Measuring GPH

    Also found one, realized it was called a 'flowmeter'...
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    Measuring GPH

    Hello, Just a quick question, does anyone know if there are any instruments for measuring flow (in gallons per hour)? If not, how does one tweak the flow in the plumbing of one's setup.
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    Moving livestock to a larger tank

    Hello all, I'm looking to upgrade from a 30 gallon nanocube to a 100-125 gallon tank. Right now, I've got a few corals, snails, peppermint shrimp, and 2 clownfish. After the tank is set up, I'm going to want to move my livestock from my 30 to the 125. Is there a proper way to do this move...
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    Seahorse Refugium

    Okay, thanks for the advice. I wanted to run it in-line to conserve equipment, space, and have the benefit for both tanks of a larger water volume. However, if the temperature is the biggest issue for these guys, then i suppose making a separate tank one day would have the least amount of...
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    Seahorse Refugium

    So after reading a few articles (, seahorses of beatrice) they say that temperatures of around 75-78 are okay. Are the 75 degree seahorses the more popular or 'pretty' ones? If I can keep a constant tank temperature like this, i think a bunch of my other problems are solved.
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    Seahorse Refugium

    Hello all, I am considering designing a new tank, and would like to have seahorses. My ideal goal would be to have a 125 gallon tank, with a refugium that would have seahorses. Couple of questions: 1) Since this tank is in-line with the 125 gallon, what sort of size / gallons would I need...
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    Moving to a bigger tank

    Wow, thanks for all the great advice. I'm not really sure what I'd like to keep as I haven't researched much, since i never really had the ability to keep anything. This is now obvious since I really didn't know about angels gobbling up coral or lionfish being extremely aggressive. I do plan...
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    Moving to a bigger tank

    Hello all, I currently have a 29 gallon BioCube and am looking to move to a larger tank (not sure what size). Obviously since the BioCube is an all-in-one sort of device, I'd need to pretty much buy everything from scratch. First off, what size of a tank is decent? I'm looking to do mostly...
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    Difficulties keeping new fish

    Hello, I hate to admit this, but I'd rather be corrected and embarrassed than keep doing things wrong. I'm not sure if I'm still considered a beginner, but seeing as I keep losing fish, I might as well be one. I have a 29 Gallon BioCube with about 30 pounds of live rock, and a sapphire...
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    Natural vs RODI Saltwater

    It must be the Scripps Pier then. After google mapping it, it's pretty close, so it doesn't seem like that would be much of a burden to drive there. Since it appears that this water supply is reputable, does natural sea water provide benefits that RO/DI does not?
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    Natural vs RODI Saltwater

    Hello all, I recently moved from Chicago to San Diego. I'm hearing that there is a research institution that provides filtered saltwater to the public. Previously I was using RODI saltwater from my LFS. What are the pros/cons of using natural vs synthetic? Should I be safe using this...
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    Red vs Blue Hermit Crab

    Hello all, I was wondering if there were any differences between the red-tipped hermit crab (not scarlet) or the blue-legged hermit crab? Thanks!
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    Phosphate Testing

    Hello, I have read a bit about the need to test phosphates in the tank. I have seen several brands of tests. I've also seen recommended the Hanna Instruments phosphate meters. These come in low-range (0 - 2.5) and high-range (0-30) models. Do these offer much more accuracy than chemical...
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    My hermit crab ran off with some coral

    Hi all, The other day I was taking inventory of my tank to see how things were doing, and I noticed that some corals I had were completely missing. After looking around the tank, I saw that they were moving. When I got these mushroom corals from my LFS, they were attached to a shell. I did...
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    Biocube 29 Back Chambers

    Hello all, I've had my first tank (a biocube 29) for about a month now. I've been reading a lot of threads across various forums, advice from a couple fish stores around me, and decided that the tank needs something more than stock. I'm looking to see what you all think are some good mods for...