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Forum: Responsible Reefkeeping 01/11/2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,998
Posted By rwbogard
That sounds like a pretty sweet way to get kids...

That sounds like a pretty sweet way to get kids involved in caring about the ocean...who knows, maybe they will grow up and become marine biologists and end up saving the oceans!
Forum: Responsible Reefkeeping 01/11/2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,695
Posted By rwbogard
Has anyone ever heard of a local public aquarium...

Has anyone ever heard of a local public aquarium taking marine livestock that has outgrown its tank? I doubt they would pay for it, but at least it would be a good home. I have been pondering this...
Forum: Responsible Reefkeeping 01/11/2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,336
Posted By rwbogard
It's pretty amazing the power humans have to both...

It's pretty amazing the power humans have to both destroy and create habitats. It would be pretty sweet if we could maybe spend a bit more time creating them though...
Forum: Responsible Reefkeeping 01/11/2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,257
Posted By rwbogard
One would think that the livestock die off due to...

One would think that the livestock die off due to improper conditions would be enough of a loss to encourage proper husbandry. I would love to be able to compare the cost of maintaining proper...
Forum: Responsible Reefkeeping 01/11/2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,224
Posted By rwbogard
I agree with a required certification...just not...

I agree with a required certification...just not sure who would do the certifying? Maybe somebody like MASNA could offer a free online certification course which could be paid for by sponsorships? ...
Forum: Responsible Reefkeeping 01/11/2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,510
Posted By rwbogard
I wonder if there is an animal rights group that...

I wonder if there is an animal rights group that could help in organizing a national boycott. It should be a crime the way Petco "cares for" their marine livestock, especially with the natural reefs...
Forum: SPS Keepers 01/11/2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,819
Posted By rwbogard
That is pretty impressive...now if they guessed...

That is pretty impressive...now if they guessed the wattage and color temp that really would have been something! Rock on...
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 01/11/2008, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,320
Posted By rwbogard
If the clam has proper conditions then it will...

If the clam has proper conditions then it will recover quite rapidly; however, the angel may strike again!
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 01/11/2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,101
Posted By rwbogard
Yes, anemones and clams must be separated....

Yes, anemones and clams must be separated. Especially carpet anemones (rittereas) as they tend to wander. My carpet stung my maxima and squamosa several times and they recovered, but slimed up in the...
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 01/11/2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,597
Posted By rwbogard
Also, I never fed any phyto and had excellent...

Also, I never fed any phyto and had excellent success. There may be benefits to dosing phyto, although its been show in studies thats photosynthetic clams rarely utilize anything filtered (unlike...
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 01/11/2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,597
Posted By rwbogard
In my experiences, ou need at least 150W...

In my experiences, ou need at least 150W (preferably 10K or 14K) for adequate growth, however I would recommend 250W or higher for the best coloration and mantle expansion. Ionic balance (Ca/Alk) is...
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 01/11/2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,681
Posted By rwbogard
In my experience, I found T5's to be absolutely...

In my experience, I found T5's to be absolutely terrible for growing any clams, even when placed 2 inches from the surface. Also, I had 300W of T5 and had these problems. I was able to grow clams...
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 01/11/2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,670
Posted By rwbogard
You may want to try lowering the clams a bit...

You may want to try lowering the clams a bit first, and see how they respond. If response is unfavorable then move closer to light. Clams respond differently on the individual level, therefor...
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 01/11/2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,670
Posted By rwbogard
I would check your topoff water and make sure...

I would check your topoff water and make sure your RO/DI unit is functioning properly, if using one. The green hue is ok, but the clams are bleached. Also, dosing alcohol doesn't seem to make sense...
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 01/11/2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,138
Posted By rwbogard
I really depends on the amount of LIVE rock in...

I really depends on the amount of LIVE rock in you rtank, but generally speaking you should wait a few months. I moved a gigas from a 75 gallon into a newly setup 120 gallon immediately, but I had...
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 01/11/2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,832
Posted By rwbogard
I second that! My maxima was the same and he did...

I second that! My maxima was the same and he did just fine.
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 01/11/2008, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,781
Posted By rwbogard
I'd watch out for the tangs too! They can be...

I'd watch out for the tangs too! They can be absolutely ferocious! Hehe.
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 01/11/2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,781
Posted By rwbogard
The edges of mantle looked slightly pinched but...

The edges of mantle looked slightly pinched but that may be due to flash. Coloration looks pretty healthy and will color up with time. It will grow fast under the right light so watch out! My gigas...
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 01/11/2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,875
Posted By rwbogard
Actually now that I think about it, shouldn't...

Actually now that I think about it, shouldn't they absorb phosphates? Not sure if they absorb organic or inorganic forms though. Phosphates are necessary by all lifeforms to create proteins, DNA, etc.
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 01/11/2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,875
Posted By rwbogard
Only Nitrates as I believe they are used to...

Only Nitrates as I believe they are used to generate proteins and feed the symbiotic zooxanthellae, which in turn generate sugars. Clams don't eat much :) so they absorb.
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 01/11/2008, 11:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,555
Posted By rwbogard
Just MO, but FW dips seem like a terrible idea....

Just MO, but FW dips seem like a terrible idea. Sure in theory it will kill parasites, etc., but most any cells that touch the freshwater (from a SW organism) will swell and burst. I would try other...
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 01/11/2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,013
Posted By rwbogard
awesome tank - wish I had seen this sooner......

awesome tank - wish I had seen this sooner... hmmmm, wonder where they got the idea for Zero Edge (hehe).
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/26/2007, 07:26 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,126
Posted By rwbogard
Im not sure, but I think he was making fun of you...

Im not sure, but I think he was making fun of you (haha). Your posts are coming up David Pinder. In any event, I've had only great experiences with Tunze products; however, I have had friends that...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 12/26/2007, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By rwbogard
Ferric Oxide Hydroxide is in fact the same as...

Ferric Oxide Hydroxide is in fact the same as PhosBan (as ClayWagner stated), so I would think it safe to use; however, some of the more nutrient loving corals (softies, leathers, etc.) may not grow...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 12/14/2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,706
Posted By rwbogard
Yes, two drips, one for each part. My apologies,...

Yes, two drips, one for each part. My apologies, I just thought others would like a free sample too.
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