sps nazi's...this question is for you

Justin/TiV

New member
I have upgraded my old 55 to a 128...I've read some people don't add corals for 3 months or more. I used all my old water. Started a cycle with TLC bacteria. Have all my old rock in there, and 2 false percs. Along with some gsp. Question is when can I add my sps back in there...I had my 55 overstocked so I have quite a bit. I have a friend coral sitting for me, so they are all good, but would like to get them home to papa soon...any suggestions ??

my new params so far are as follows


ph 8.0
nitrates 5-10
nitrites 0
ammonia 0
phosphates 0
sg. 1.025
temp swings 79-81 (no fan yet)
calcium 410
alk. 8.3
mag 1230

also have an aquatic system design reactor,and skimmer from ASM(it's too small for this system G1x) getting a new one soon

Thanx
 

Sk8r

Staff member
RC Mod
Put your toughest in first. And the frags idea is an extremely good one, especially with those dear to your heart.

Digitata is a good Mikey-try-it coral. Nothing I can do dissuades it. I frag it, it's got a new growth tip in 3 days.
 

Fatboy

New member
Nitrates between 5 and 10....... and 0 phosphates ? Humm...... what phosphate test are you using ?
 

Justin/TiV

New member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=8111221#post8111221 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Fatboy
Nitrates between 5 and 10....... and 0 phosphates ? Humm...... what phosphate test are you using ?

salifert test on the phosphate
the LFS was out of salifert nitrate test so I got aquarium Pharmaceuticals...it was a pain. I'm kinda guessing that this is the test thats wrong. I also did a 20 gallon water change after these tests.
 

Justin/TiV

New member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=8111156#post8111156 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Sk8r
Put your toughest in first. And the frags idea is an extremely good one, especially with those dear to your heart.

Digitata is a good Mikey-try-it coral. Nothing I can do dissuades it. I frag it, it's got a new growth tip in 3 days.

I put a brown monti...which lived with no light for 3 weeks in, it's obviously fine...and I put in a chunk of monti undata...it's doing fine too...

I'm just not wanting to rush into it...thanx guys
 

Norwood IND

New member
I would try a digitata first. But must admit, with nitrates that high, I don't think I would believe that phosphate reading...
 

Brewen

Premium Member
Give us your address we will invade your tank and plunder what we want from it, sps nazi's crew
 

LBCBJ

New member
Any Jewish reefers who reads this will be very offended. Why would you name a thread so ignorantly? This thread needs to be deleted.
 

AcroSteve

Make my Funk a P-Funk
Senfeld was a TV show that had a character they called the Soup Nazi.

What's the big deal?

I am pretty sure Justin was not referring to the racists type nazi's.

Check this out from Random House Webster's College Dictionary;
"a person who is fanatically dedicated to or seeks to control a specified activity, practice, etc."


I think that's what they had in mind on the TV show too.
 

RichConley

New member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=8112175#post8112175 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by LBCBJ
Any Jewish reefers who reads this will be very offended. Why would you name a thread so ignorantly? This thread needs to be deleted.

I would think someone German would be much more likely to be offended than someone jewish.

The nazis were a german political party. Naziism reflects much more negatively on them than the jews.
 

Justin/TiV

New member
oh geez...always gotta be someone whining about something. no offence intended, to anyone that might be offended...geez

IMO to even say something like jews would be offended is racist, it didn't even cross my mind...???
 

dirtyreefer

New member
Hehe I think we all know you weren't trying to offend anyone, I thought it was an odd choice of words though :)

Perhaps "SPS Ninjas" woulda been better? Although you might offend the odd ninja here on RC.
 

dirtyreefer

New member
Oh ya back to your question, I agree with sk8r that you should put in some test corals first, starting with hardy digits or caps etc. If you are worried about putting in whole colonies, frag a piece off like Franky said and throw that in.

I would try and work on getting those nitrates down though, a little high for SPS.
 

RichConley

New member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=8113332#post8113332 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by dirtyreefer
Hehe I think we all know you weren't trying to offend anyone, I thought it was an odd choice of words though :)

Perhaps "SPS Ninjas" woulda been better? Although you might offend the odd ninja here on RC.

We can be pretty sure there are no Ninjas on RC. Otherwise, you'd be too dead to read this post.
 
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