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Forum: Marine Plants & Macroalgae 01/11/2008, 02:39 PM
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Posted By piercho
Hi Ryan I graduated Oakland High School in the...

Hi Ryan I graduated Oakland High School in the 'boro, 1981. A hair algae is not a specific term, and is used to describe any finely filamented algae. Derbesia and Bryopsis are common algae in reef...
Forum: Marine Plants & Macroalgae 01/11/2008, 02:15 PM
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Posted By piercho
Stumped for an ID, but I like the narrative. ...

Stumped for an ID, but I like the narrative. Brown, red, and green algae can take a brown color so its hard to go by color. Of the algae common to reef tanks Ulva, a green algae, is sort of...
Forum: Marine Plants & Macroalgae 01/11/2008, 12:37 AM
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Views: 1,244
Posted By piercho
Florida Pets, Florida. Seagrass and several...

Florida Pets, Florida. Seagrass and several macroalgae. Inland Aquatics, Indiana. Check out their Flora kit which is their pick assortment of algae for refugia. They use to ship the flora kit in...
Forum: Marine Plants & Macroalgae 01/09/2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,662
Posted By piercho
I have not heard of Codium becomming a problem in...

I have not heard of Codium becomming a problem in reef tanks and I will speculate that it will pass on its own. Diadema urchins and rabbitfish are the best general grazers of macroalgae IME, but I...
Forum: Marine Plants & Macroalgae 01/09/2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,331
Posted By piercho
Yes it will probably wind up in the display tank....

Yes it will probably wind up in the display tank. I only coarse-filtered my sump pump intake water so anything up to 3/16" could pass up in my tank. If you use a fine filter (a sponge intake...
Forum: Marine Plants & Macroalgae 01/08/2008, 09:15 PM
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Views: 1,331
Posted By piercho
C. racemosa is a competitive algae in high to...

C. racemosa is a competitive algae in high to moderate lighting. Your T5 lighting will work fine. It can be fast growing, it generally creeps across rockwork or sand by runners, is difficult to...
Forum: Marine Plants & Macroalgae 12/30/2007, 09:19 PM
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Views: 768
Posted By piercho
Pacific diadema urchins and tuxedo urchins both...

Pacific diadema urchins and tuxedo urchins both ate Udotea (Caribbean mermaid fan) in my tank. My Udotea was thicker, stiffer, and grew by runners though the sand unlike this stuff.
Forum: Marine Plants & Macroalgae 12/30/2007, 09:08 PM
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Views: 579
Posted By piercho
Search Gelidium, Gelidiopsis, or "red wire...

Search Gelidium, Gelidiopsis, or "red wire algae". Its not as strong as "wire" but the strands are relatively tough compared to other macro algae. Diadema urchins eat red turfs fairly reliably IME....
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 12/28/2007, 10:23 PM
Replies: 171
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Posted By piercho
I read PaulErik's response and looked over the...

I read PaulErik's response and looked over the data sheet Reaper linked. The ERC 90 has a maximum ambient rating of 50C (122F) and does have a thermoset cutout. I would expect that your guess is...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/24/2007, 01:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,165
Posted By piercho
Monterey, Carmel, and south to Big Sur is a great...

Monterey, Carmel, and south to Big Sur is a great place to vacation as couple, especially to drive/eat/beachwalk. In the winter the resorts in Carmel valley, East of Carmel, are usually warmer...
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 12/22/2007, 02:01 PM
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Views: 19,634
Posted By piercho
T5 HO bulbs should run on a program start ballast...

T5 HO bulbs should run on a program start ballast to run at spec. They can run on instant start but I think the life may be effected. Either way, its an electronic ballast with no little can.
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Forum: Advanced Topics 12/19/2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 188
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Posted By piercho
I was using the Venture 150W 6000K DE...

I was using the Venture 150W 6000K DE (http://www.venturelighting.com/LampsDataSheets/DoubleEnded/29963.pdf) in a PFO Mini Pendant (http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_ViewItem~idProduct~PF2673.html) ...
Forum: Advanced Topics 12/19/2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 188
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Posted By piercho
UV-stabilized Polyethelene Screen....

UV-stabilized Polyethelene Screen. (http://www.aquaticeco.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/product.detail/iid/3139) This is similar to what's in the picture. I used the 3/16" mesh grid tubes...
Forum: Marine Plants & Macroalgae 12/09/2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By piercho
Peyssonelia is a brownish-colored red algae that...

Peyssonelia is a brownish-colored red algae that forms tough crusts and is mistaken for a crustose coralline. But I don't think that the tiers of fan-shaped fronds are typical of it. Another brown...
Forum: Marine Plants & Macroalgae 12/09/2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By piercho
The pictures do not show enough detail. Try...

The pictures do not show enough detail. Try searching the following:

Lobophora (as mentioned above). Forms brown circular encrusting tiers and fan-shaped fronds; exhibits many colors and...
Forum: Marine Plants & Macroalgae 12/02/2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,197
Posted By piercho
Comparative pictures of vegetative and sexual...

Comparative pictures of vegetative and sexual stages of some green algae: The Phenology of sexual reproduction by tropical green seaweeds (Bryopsidales) (http://www.lclark.edu/~clifton/fert.htm)
Forum: SPS Keepers 11/20/2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,380
Posted By piercho
IMHO not Asparagopsis taxiformis. Taxiformis in...

IMHO not Asparagopsis taxiformis. Taxiformis in reef tanks resemble cotton candy, and color usually pink. Very fragile and fluffy. Mexican turbos do eat taxiformis, IME. Diadema urchins do not.
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Forum: Reef Discussion 11/15/2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By piercho
Some of these pieces from Dr Mac have been...

Some of these pieces from Dr Mac have been available for a while. They use to show WYSIWYG pictures of the fragments, about a week ago they changed the format to show pictures of the parent colonies...
Forum: Marine Plants & Macroalgae 11/11/2007, 11:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By piercho
As Codium and Caulerpa are green algae and as far...

As Codium and Caulerpa are green algae and as far as I know appear green the may not have included the "red" variants as they exist in the imaginary plane of existence.:twitch:
Forum: Marine Plants & Macroalgae 11/07/2007, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By piercho
The doral spines of all rabbitfish are poisonious...

The doral spines of all rabbitfish are poisonious but I haven't been stung so I can't compare it to something like a bee sting. I believe its a comparatively mild sting. Each of the foxface...
Forum: Marine Plants & Macroalgae 11/07/2007, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By piercho
Julian Sprung's little algae ID and control book...

Julian Sprung's little algae ID and control book (http://www.amazon.com/Algae-Problem-Solver-Guide-Oceanographic/dp/1883693020) Derbesia is a siphonous filamented green algae that is not palatable to...
Forum: Marine Plants & Macroalgae 11/07/2007, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By piercho
I tried 2 times with Turtle Grass and was not...

I tried 2 times with Turtle Grass and was not able to establish it. This was in a tank with over 6" of well-aged sand. Shoal grass or Star grass would be much easier, especially in shallower sand,...
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 10/22/2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 111,990
Posted By piercho
I've never bought a metal case specifically...

I've never bought a metal case specifically called a ballast enclosure. I just look for metal boxes of about the right size. I've gotten them from hobby electronic stores, from Lowes in the...
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 10/21/2007, 11:32 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 111,990
Posted By piercho
Square D Arc-fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI)...

Square D Arc-fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI) (http://www.squared.com/us/products/circuit_breakers.nsf/unid/2F9171796800DEFF85256C860056F6FA/$file/arcdtectFrameset.htm)
The Truth About AFCIs...
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 10/20/2007, 07:09 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 111,990
Posted By piercho
A lot of power supplies use electrolytic...

A lot of power supplies use electrolytic capacitors which don't last many years. That may not be your cause but it is a not uncommon cause of power supply failure. The main thing is to protect your...
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