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Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-06-2008, 09:59 AM
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Posted By caferacermike
Well I was concerned that you planned on plecos...

Well I was concerned that you planned on plecos in your planted tank. Keep in mind that what they don't eat, they will uproot.

You are not going to want to add CO2 to the aeration line. The goal...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-06-2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,912
Posted By caferacermike
I have large pieces of driftwood from S. America...

I have large pieces of driftwood from S. America in my pleco tank. You'd think 125g over 4 years would do it. Nope. You'll always get tannins. Just run carbon in your filters. It will do a good...
Forum: Aquarium Products Reviews   01-06-2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,881
Posted By caferacermike
reefcleaners.org, A+

I made an order through ReefCleaners.org from a listing in our classifieds. The ordering was simple, the shipping on time, and the order was better than expected. If you are setting up a new...
Forum: Saltwater Aquarium Equipment   01-06-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,858
Posted By caferacermike
Most will typically run their supplemental...

Most will typically run their supplemental lighting, pc, vho, or T5, for 10-12 hours and their halides for 4-8 hours. My set up is 12 hours PC lighting and 4 hours halide. PC comes on around...
Forum: Beginner Saltwater Aquariums   01-06-2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,368
Posted By caferacermike
Now Matt here is where we get in trouble with the...

Now Matt here is where we get in trouble with the LFS again. This poster works in a shop and his boss sent him home with the coral after 7 days. I'm hoping the boss had the theory that since they...
Forum: Beginner Saltwater Aquariums   01-06-2008, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,706
Posted By caferacermike
No set formula, just personal preference. In my...

No set formula, just personal preference. In my case I think "backgrounds" are tacky. I prefer black to blue. Blue is supposed to leave you with the effect that the light is vanishing into the...
Forum: Saltwater Aquarium Equipment   01-06-2008, 12:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,858
Posted By caferacermike
It's great that you have one now, no matter what...

It's great that you have one now, no matter what type. Let us know in a week as to it has changed your life forever, lol. You'll wonder how you lived without one.
Forum: Saltwater Aquarium Equipment   01-05-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,955
Posted By caferacermike
One of the white rock anemones Aquatek had in...

One of the white rock anemones Aquatek had in last week back in the acrylic divider tanks, near the pistol shrimps and feather dusters.......... Bruce is a great guy when you get to know him. Huge...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Diseases   01-05-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,599
Posted By caferacermike
Double post. Please see original thread for...

Double post. Please see original thread for replies already started. Will delete this thread in a few days.
Forum: Saltwater Aquarium Equipment   01-05-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,955
Posted By caferacermike
Hopefully not a dreaded aptasia or majano. Some...

Hopefully not a dreaded aptasia or majano. Some say that condylactis, flower and rock anemones don't need much light. They are not much to look at if you compare them with "higher" anemones such as...
Forum: Beginner Saltwater Aquariums   01-05-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,629
Posted By caferacermike
As was mentioned, as beautiful as mandarins...

As was mentioned, as beautiful as mandarins are..... not a good choice.
Forum: Nano Reef   01-05-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,187
Posted By caferacermike
As was said, watchman gobies and pistol shrimp. ...

As was said, watchman gobies and pistol shrimp.

I really enjoyed watching them in my 7g nano when I had it up and running.
Forum: Beginner Saltwater Aquariums   01-05-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,368
Posted By caferacermike
Honestly I think you'd have to leave the rock of...

Honestly I think you'd have to leave the rock of zoos in your driveway out of the water for about 3 months to kill them. They are super hardy and may not be accustomed to "traveling" and being moved...
Forum: Saltwater Aquarium Equipment   01-05-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,858
Posted By caferacermike
HDepot, Lowes, Walmart, Ace.... all of them sell...

HDepot, Lowes, Walmart, Ace.... all of them sell a simple timer for about $6. Fish shops tend to sell similar timers for $40.

This one would be nice as digital timers tend to have a battery back...
Forum: Saltwater Aquarium Equipment   01-05-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,955
Posted By caferacermike
Hellolights is King. A period of 4 hours a...

Hellolights is King.

A period of 4 hours a day of intense direct lighting from halides has been shown to be the most beneficial. After that amount of time most photosynthetic tank inhabitants...
Forum: Saltwater Aquarium Equipment   01-05-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,871
Posted By caferacermike
Add up the GPH of every pump and powerhead in the...

Add up the GPH of every pump and powerhead in the tank and then divide that by the size of your tank.

I run 4,800GPH from Tunze Streams through my 75g tank. A rate of about 60 times an hour.
Forum: Saltwater Aquarium Equipment   01-05-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,966
Posted By caferacermike
Try Hydor Korallia's. They are cheap, quiet, and...

Try Hydor Korallia's. They are cheap, quiet, and move tons of water. River City has tons of them in stock and at great prices. Say Hi to Randy and Carlos while you are there.
Forum: Saltwater Aquarium Equipment   01-05-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,183
Posted By caferacermike
29g is borderline skimmer. A skimmer will...

29g is borderline skimmer. A skimmer will certainly help you control the tank better over time. If you are capable of keeping up with routine, maybe weekly water changes, don't overstock, and don't...
Forum: Saltwater Aquarium Equipment   01-05-2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,301
Posted By caferacermike
Most folks that use rubble use it in place of...

Most folks that use rubble use it in place of bioballs in a trickle filter. In reality it probably isn't any better but at least we like to think that micro-critters will live in there.

People...
Forum: Coral and Reef Creatures   01-05-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,289
Posted By caferacermike
But keep in mind that his "business" is keeping...

But keep in mind that his "business" is keeping fish. My business is pipe fitting, it occupies 10-12 hours of my day, not even including travel time, a day. I'll bet I can hang a stick of 10"SCH40...
Forum: Saltwater Fish   01-05-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,421
Posted By caferacermike
Hey Skater thanks for reading and understanding. ...

Hey Skater thanks for reading and understanding. So many people, once they've made up in their mind, refuse to "hear" anything other than what they want out of a reply. Finding the right fish for...
Forum: DIY Aquarium   01-04-2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,747
Posted By caferacermike
Make super sure that it's GE type I not type II,...

Make super sure that it's GE type I not type II, which is now more common. The type II has a mold inhibitor that will kill your fish. GE type I is the same stuff as the stuff used for tanks.
Forum: Beginner Saltwater Aquariums   01-04-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,368
Posted By caferacermike
Nice Hydor, and in a 10g no less. See folks it's...

Nice Hydor, and in a 10g no less. See folks it's not impossible....

'd lower those 2 large pieces of Fiji you have supported by the Tonga branching so they don't fall and crack the glass. Put...
Forum: Saltwater Aquarium Equipment   01-04-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,858
Posted By caferacermike
Um yeah a $6 timer works wonders. The fish...

Um yeah a $6 timer works wonders.

The fish themselves, unless they are for breeding, probably don't care either way. If there was a stronger predator fish in the tank that could intimidate...
Forum: Coral and Reef Creatures   01-04-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,289
Posted By caferacermike
Anemones are difficult enough to keep alive in a...

Anemones are difficult enough to keep alive in a well suited reef. I'd have to ask if you'd also plan on adding at least one halide to keep the anemone alive?

The weird thing about anemones is...
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