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  1. Dosing and reactor equipment
    My Ca reactor is hooked up with a pinpoint ph monitor. Everything is stable except I need to frequently add supplement to the Ca. and occasionally alk too. I can't increase the bubbles anymore or the media starts to melt. (I'm using the large schuran (sp?) type media). Anyway, I was thinking...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    ok, here is my thread! hey all!!! i need advise and help and since i wasnt really getting it from anyone.. CAUSE YOU ALL left me.. :weep: ok, im done... Octoman was helping... but thats it! LOL... ok... sooo.. here is the story of my 90 turned over almost threee times till it became an actual...
  3. Nano Reefs
    http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2002-07/totm/index.php I dunno. The tank was over a year old in that issue, but of course they never say if things are still running or if they were taken down/IF they were taken down WHY it was(moving, got bored with something so small, roommate dumping stuff in...
  4. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    With money a lil tight and a seahorse tank in the works I'm putting the CA reactor on the back burrner (for now). I'm thinking about dosing Kalk. What is the best / safest mothod? Drip, dose or use it in ATO? any suggestions would help. The Kent dosing pump seem the safest method, I just fear...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    How do I lower PH.. my PH is going from 8.3(during night) to 8.5/6 (during day) ... is this normal or how can I lower it down.... Note: I have light ON at my refugium during night only and it goes off when my aquarium light comes on.
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Has anyone ever tried a setup like this? Thanks guys! Brad
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Ok this rainbow monti is looking kinda rough, though not as bad as pictured... It was looking better before I switched to BB. Its a bit more colored up since but not by much, and has very weak PE. Water is perfect, w/cs every week, and kalk drip for top off, and all other SPS are happy. I...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    my ph is always on the low side.. and my alk is pretty good.. anyone know any methods of just increasing the ph? would a kalk drip do this without raising the alk?
  9. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    well I'm about out of 2 part and have been considering if I want to buy more or drip Kalk - yesterday I was told by an LFS owner that kalk doesn't replace 2 part as they are 2 different things. That I would need to use both and that a lot of reefers mistakenly only used one or the other. are...
  10. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    So, since I re-setup my aquarium everything is looking great and has colored up nicely. However, after the hair algae outbreak from the past, I no longer have any coraline algae. So, I wanted to see if any of you who have so much of the stuff that you're constantly having to scrape it off your...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Using my own inline RO/DI water supply. If have algae means have phosphates, then how do most you pro's eliminate phosphates? Water changes to bring out algae on glass faster after each glass cleaning. Have calc reactor, skimmer, etc... What is the secret to eliminating phosphates?
  12. nano build off 2008
    I'll be setting up a 20H for my boy here in the next week or so. I guess I could post a few pics. Nothing fancy. Going to stock it with LR and lower flow/light critters from my 70. 130w old PC fixture, a bargain skimmer, maybe an HOB filter for carbon, sand from my 70 and a simple powerhead...
  13. nano build off 2008
    Build Begins - post 1 LED lighting installed in hood - post 20 Tank filled, lights running - post 29 First foam in skimmer - post 62 Rock/sand in tank - post 78 Koralia Nano pump installed - post 89 Coral frags in - post 97 Added a fish - post 130 DIY ATO installed - post 135...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    anyone find a good ato top off for the aquapod 24g or a set up that is almost the same. This is really the only one I could find. Its on nanotuners.com. http://www.nanotuners.com/product_info.php?cPath=36&products_id=83 what do you guys think of this one and or is there anything else out there
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Why are Acropora so dang much. My LFS is charging like 40-60 dollars:angry: for 1-2" frag!! I'm new to reef keeping so maybe this is why i'm shocked of the cost. I can buy LPS, Softies, inverts and fish all day long but the acropora's are all so much. Why???? lol
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Is it necessary to do both of these things and do they complement each other or act against one another?? Why would one do both? as i continue to stock my new 180 I plan on dosing homemade 2-part to maintain cal, alk...but I see where some people also still dose Kalk along with the 2 part...can...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Does anyone use kalkwasser gravity drip doser? I know I want to supplement my tank with kalk but I was curious who uses this poduct in the link below. http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=3677&rel=1 -Deuter:read:
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Morning everyone. Couldn't sleep so decided to start off the day until the Ambien kicks in. Not much going on today but taking Cynthia to work for a half day and staining the porch furniture. It is redwood and probably 20 years old, but looks okay after the sanding and pressure washing last...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    OK I know some of you thought it was sacrilege that I tore my 450-gallon system down. Numerous issues compiled and aided in the decision. First off was the system itself. I think anyone who builds their first dream system will tell you that a lot more thought went into building it than...
  20. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I think it is 3 gallons? It is the kalk drip tank with the IV drip. $10
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