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Forum: Mantis Shrimp 01/12/2008, 03:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,820
Posted By DanInSD
You can keep a 2" peacock mantis in a 15g...

You can keep a 2" peacock mantis in a 15g aquarium. However, they don't stay this size for long, and the mantis will quickly outgrow this, both in terms of physical/"psychological" needs for bigger...
Forum: Mantis Shrimp 01/12/2008, 03:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,163
Posted By DanInSD
Dr. Roy, is this L. lisa? Dan

Dr. Roy, is this L. lisa?

Dan
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/12/2008, 03:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,481
Posted By DanInSD
That all being said, you'll be much happier with...

That all being said, you'll be much happier with a reef tank that has at least PC or T5 lighting on it.

Dan
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/12/2008, 03:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,291
Posted By DanInSD
Well, give us the rundown. Certainly if you've...

Well, give us the rundown. Certainly if you've got ammonia of 0.5, well, that's your problem. Same with alkalinity of 1, pH of 7.5, etc.

Tell us about your tank, parameters, flow, light,...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/12/2008, 03:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,322
Posted By DanInSD
Funny that you say Kenya trees are "bulletproof"....

Funny that you say Kenya trees are "bulletproof". I can't grow them. Everything else (xenia, mushrooms, leathers, LPS, you name it). I've owned two Kenya trees and they have "melted" within weeks....
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By DanInSD
That's a brutal amount of light for this tank. I...

That's a brutal amount of light for this tank. I wouldn't go more than 2x150.

Dan
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/11/2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,322
Posted By DanInSD
I had a "death tank" that I tracked down to a...

I had a "death tank" that I tracked down to a cracked heater leaching heavy metals into the water. My results were very much like yours. All tests were fine, even tried a copper test, which didn't...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By DanInSD
IMO any measurable voltage above ground in a tank...

IMO any measurable voltage above ground in a tank is dangerous and implies mis-functioning, ungrounded equipment. If you detect such a thing (e.g. with a good multimeter), I recommend unplugging one...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 03:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,118
Posted By DanInSD
I was told that each 90 is equivalent to about 1...

I was told that each 90 is equivalent to about 1 foot of head pressure. I agree that the use of as much flex tube as is "reasonable" is the best solution.


Dan
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 03:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By DanInSD
They provide a plastic/vinyl protector for the...

They provide a plastic/vinyl protector for the tank (on the outside at least). It's certainly not an issue on my tank (3/8 acrylic).

Dan
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 03:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By DanInSD
Actually, maybe it's time for someone to hack the...

Actually, maybe it's time for someone to hack the controller to allow the back/forth movement... hmmm... :)
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 03:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By DanInSD
Mine gives off a whirring sound that I would...

Mine gives off a whirring sound that I would expect given the volume of water being moved around. It's not silent by any means but I don't feel it is excessive. I've played with the alignment, and...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 03:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 341
Posted By DanInSD
Skimmer performance after adding reactors

I added two reactors last night -- PhosBan 150s, one with carbon and one with GFO, powered by a new minijet powerhead and plumbed with new 1/2" vinyl tubing.

Immediately after turning these on, my...
Forum: Mantis Shrimp 01/10/2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,174
Posted By DanInSD
Baby mandarin will be history. I don't know if...

Baby mandarin will be history. I don't know if its slime will harm the mantis, but I can assure you that at least my mantis would attack/kill it. Actually, their survivability in small tanks (<100...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/10/2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By DanInSD
OK, thanks guys. I'll stock up from Bulk Reef...

OK, thanks guys. I'll stock up from Bulk Reef Supply. I need to get magnesium supplies from them as well.

Dan
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/10/2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,294
Posted By DanInSD
Adam, I did a mental dyslexia (420 <> 240). ...

Adam, I did a mental dyslexia (420 <> 240). Anyways, 6x39 should be fine on your 65 with softies and LPS.

I recommend getting all of your parameters nice and stable, and optimal, before adding...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/10/2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,560
Posted By DanInSD
I've also heard "zeenia". I'm a "zehnia" guy...

I've also heard "zeenia". I'm a "zehnia" guy myself.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/10/2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By DanInSD
The reactor comes with pretty specific flow...

The reactor comes with pretty specific flow recommendations -- about 70gph, as I recall. This is just about exactly the output of the MJ-400, so you'll have to dial your MJ-600's down by about a...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/10/2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By DanInSD
Granulated ferric hydroxide questions

I just switched from using PhosGuard in a media bag to GFH (why do people call it GFO?) in a PhosBan 150 reactor, and have some questions.

I am using PhosPure from F&S. It came slightly "wet" out...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/10/2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By DanInSD
The actual tube is comparable in efficiency in...

The actual tube is comparable in efficiency in terms of total light energy output compared to power utilized. The difference in "usable" efficiency comes from the shape.

PC lights are bent in a...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/10/2008, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By DanInSD
If you want variety (and good tang food) you can...

If you want variety (and good tang food) you can also run gracilaria. It is safe and non-toxic.
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/09/2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,574
Posted By DanInSD
3 is the only one in sharp focus. It would be...

3 is the only one in sharp focus. It would be nice to get a pic of the "hands" in various stages of open-ness. These all seem to be "closed" at the same time.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/09/2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By DanInSD
A damaged impeller will be noisy. Even a little...

A damaged impeller will be noisy. Even a little damage to one tooth will result in imbalance/vibration. I'd replace both.

Dan
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/09/2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By DanInSD
The impeller will be easy, you can get them from,...

The impeller will be easy, you can get them from, e.g. Marine Depot. I get the nagging suspicion that you will have to special-order the plate from the manufacturer. Might be more trouble than it's...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/09/2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By DanInSD
Yep, OK, thanks.

Yep, OK, thanks.
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