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  1. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    Hey all... Taking a minute to stop in and give a tank update... I cut the light cycle on my tank WAY back...as in completely shut off the halides and am only running the PC actinics a couple hours a day. The bryopsis has died off by about 75%. I'm planning to do a water change in the...
  2. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    I hate to admit it, but I almost never test my tank. I bit the bullet and ordered a CA, Mag, and a dKH test (Salifert Test Kits) this week. Here are my results. Magnesium - 1500 ppm (top end of the test) dKH - 7.7 dKH Calcium - 500 ppm (top end of the test) I was surprised to see my calcium...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 150 gallon tank with mechanical (bio balls, etc.) filtration. I have recently introduced several new corals and tropicals. Have just cleaned the filter system and the protein skimmer, all working well now. I have done a couple of water changes. What can I do or add to bring dow the...
  4. Freshwater Discussion
    OK SO MY MOM DECIDED TO GET THIS FISH THAT ALREADY HAD SOMTHING WRONG WITH IT SO SHE COULD TRY AND FIX HIM ..LOL...SHE FELT BAD FOR THE FISH AND WONTS ME TO FIND OUT how to treat it ; )..THESE ARE THE PICTURES AND WHAT SHE WROTE ME.. Get on forum and find out if anyone knows what it is, get...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Some of the rocks I need to cook have some zoas on them. How long can they survive without light?
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Wich is the best to use, plain Instant Ocean, or Instant Ocean Reef Crystals ? Rc is supposed to have vitamins & elevated calcium levels, where i know plain IO is low in calcium...any bad stories about RC ?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Morning all:D Just here at work, typing quietly as not to wake you sleepers up. 1/2 way thru my shift here, and the first time i've had to check in. Cold n rainy outside ,looks like inside chores are the plan today. Hope everyone has a great Sunday! :dance:
  8. General Reef Discussion
    i went up to ace hardware today to get some painting stuff, and i saw out of the corner of my eye that they had 50lb bags of pelladow, and 50lb bags of magnesium chloride, so a lightbulb went off in my head after reading farleys article in reefkeeping a few months back. and since im almost out...
  9. DIY Forum
    I read through the archives and the only places I found mention of trying to make your own rocks I saw comments about them being ugly. What has me thinking about trying to make my own are that I simply can't find rocks the right scale and dimensions to create the look that I want. The look that...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Looking for what you guys recommend as the best iodine test kit. I bought one (http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/prod/198633/product.web) that required some chemistry style work and I am not sure I did it right. If I did, I might have found my problem, cause it turned real blue. Second is if I...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I've been testing for Ca since I decided to go reef Nov 1st. I could never get Ca into the 400s, and I decided to buy a 2-part solution. After adding it as the instructions say, Ca elevation was negligible. I was convinced it would be weeks before I saw an accumulation of Ca sufficient to show a...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    i have had my tank up and running for about 8 months now and everything is great except for my snails. i have had snails in my tank for a good 5-6 months and up until now have had the same ones from the beginning of time. recently they have all died. i tried buying some new ones and they dye...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, I am still having problems with my levels. I have been having this conversation on a local site, but I thought I would link it here to get some more eyes on it. Here it is: http://www.fishheads.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=15701 Any thoughts?
  14. General Reef Discussion
    ok so we have 2 figure 8 puffers at the store. they look really cool and seem to do alot better than most SW puffers. i wanna try to convert one to SW. right now its in freshwater with a ph of 7.2 how should i go about doing it or should i not do it at all? thanks matt
  15. SPS Coral Forum
    I keep my calcium up at 450ppm. Is this too high for the corals? Am I wasting my money by keeping it that high? I use kalk ( Mrs. Wages ) saturated at 2tsp/gallon on a daily basis for my topoff water and I believe that maintains a 400ppm level and I usually bump that up to 450 with Reef...
  16. Margaritaville
    I figure it's after midnight here (making it Monday)and I am NEVER up early enough to start one of these so Good Morning Everyone! Have a super day at work, I will see ya all after sleeping and the gym!
  17. Margaritaville
    Happy Weekend Stooges!:wavey:
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I bought a Salifert Mg kit on my recent trip to Chicago. Since I had never checked it before I really had no idea where it would be. I am reading 1230. I know it needs to be between 1300 and 1500. What is the best way to get it up there?
  19. General Reef Discussion
    that may not have been the best title because im not really talking importance of the mag as much as importance of me monitoring and maintaining it. i do weekly/bi-weekly waterchanges with reef crystals salt. ive never tested for it but everyting seems fine in the tank. should i look in to a...
  20. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    For those who dose 2-part what brand do you use are do you make your own? thanks
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