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Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2008, 01:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,181
Posted By oldschooldino
I seem to recall reading somewhere that red gills...

I seem to recall reading somewhere that red gills and heavy breathing can be a sign of ammonia poisoning. Anybody confirm this?
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2008, 12:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,536
Posted By oldschooldino
capn_hylinur, no doubt about that!:D

capn_hylinur, no doubt about that!:D
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/11/2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,913
Posted By oldschooldino
Looks like an encrusting gorgonian to me.

Looks like an encrusting gorgonian to me.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/11/2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,536
Posted By oldschooldino
I have a copper banded butterfly in my 125. He...

I have a copper banded butterfly in my 125. He destroyed all the aptasia and does also eat some frozen food. I believe he also eats copepods, amphipods, etc... I have not seen him nip at any of my...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/11/2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,181
Posted By oldschooldino
sonic1634, you mentioned that you feed dried...

sonic1634, you mentioned that you feed dried cyclopeez and frozen brine. Tangs need lots of veggies in their diet to do well. Dried seaweed, dried nori, sea veggies, etc... on an algae clip....
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/11/2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By oldschooldino
I agree with Shooter7. Sounds like sand bed...

I agree with Shooter7. Sounds like sand bed maturing. As far as water changes, there are several schools of thought on that. I don't want to start a big thing about it here, so I'll just say...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/11/2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By oldschooldino
Just curious as to how deep your sand bed is? The...

Just curious as to how deep your sand bed is? The last time I did a major re-aquascaping project on my 125, I did put all the fish into a small tank with a heater and airstone, but only because I...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/11/2008, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,476
Posted By oldschooldino
I have my maxi-jets and hydors all on x-10. I...

I have my maxi-jets and hydors all on x-10. I like to leave them run for about 50 minutes in any one configuration, let the tank rest for 10 minutes, and then restart in a new configuration. Cycles...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/10/2008, 11:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,476
Posted By oldschooldino
I run both hydor and maxi-jets, and have no...

I run both hydor and maxi-jets, and have no complaints with either. The hydors will give a more dispersed flow than the maxi-jets unless you mod the maxi's, but the price and reliability on both are...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By oldschooldino
I had something similar happen to a green leather...

I had something similar happen to a green leather of mine not long after I brought it home. I noticed some sort of small snail in the hole. I believe it was a predatory snail. I removed the snail,...
Forum: Corallimorpharians 01/10/2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 73,342
Posted By oldschooldino
Ok, I had to get in on this. Here's a pic of my...

Ok, I had to get in on this. Here's a pic of my rics taken by my best friend. Unfortunately, I cut a leather in the tank and most of these guys melted. Starting to come back, though.
...
Forum: Do It Yourself 12/12/2007, 10:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 921
Posted By oldschooldino
I currently run an APC 1300 VA UPS on my tank. At...

I currently run an APC 1300 VA UPS on my tank. At 12% load (97 watts) the front menu says I should get about 52 minutes of run time. In the 4 years I have lived here, the longest power outage I...
Forum: Reef Fishes 09/21/2007, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By oldschooldino
SDguy: Any idea how much that guy was eating when...

SDguy: Any idea how much that guy was eating when they brought him in? I'm curious about how well I'm going to be able to sustain this guy at or near adulthood. And what I'm going to do with him if I...
Forum: Reef Fishes 09/21/2007, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By oldschooldino
euphoricgear: I'll have to find that book. I've...

euphoricgear: I'll have to find that book. I've so far only read that they can be venemous and that if stung you should run the hottest water you can over...
Forum: Reef Fishes 09/20/2007, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By oldschooldino
Anybody else have a saltwater catfish?

Just wondering if anybody else has one of these guys. I have read that they are venomous, but mine is very gentle. I'm very careful when I work in the tank, because he always comes up and mouths my...
Forum: Do It Yourself 09/20/2007, 10:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 769
Posted By oldschooldino
I also have a CPR-style overflow on my 125 with...

I also have a CPR-style overflow on my 125 with an aqualifter. I bought a decent UPS for a computer and plugged my aqualifter, my skimmer, and my main return pump into it instead. In the event of a...
Forum: Do It Yourself 07/07/2007, 05:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 835
Posted By oldschooldino
First to fio1022, I don't currently have this...

First to fio1022, I don't currently have this problem, but will be upgrading my lights soon. Good luck, I hope you all get it sorted out. Second, to hahnmeister and beananimal: I love reading threads...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/30/2007, 12:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By oldschooldino
The bottom of the collection cup <a...

The bottom of the collection cup

<a href="http://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o64/oldschooldino/SVI_0008.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/30/2007, 12:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By oldschooldino
Ok everybody, I know it's been awhile, but I'm...

Ok everybody, I know it's been awhile, but I'm still fabricating, but I thought I'd post some progress pics. My camera sucks, so I hope you all at least get the idea.


The Cap routed out (my...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/11/2007, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 403
Posted By oldschooldino
I also had this problem with my ro/di unit brand...

I also had this problem with my ro/di unit brand new. What I did was to use the ro/di water in one side of the shutoff, and waste line in the other side. I think the problem I had was too much...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/11/2007, 02:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By oldschooldino
RichConley- The shipping was $16 to 46227...

RichConley-
The shipping was $16 to 46227 from Missouri. However, the website says they ship from several different locations, so I don't know if this will be a good guide for you or not. If...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/10/2007, 02:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By oldschooldino
Yeah, already PM'd spazz, no answer yet. Talked...

Yeah, already PM'd spazz, no answer yet. Talked to BeanAnimal, and just need to decide what size alita to get. May just go ahead and get an alita 60 and just bleed off any excess. I would rather have...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/09/2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By oldschooldino
Well, got the tank today (finally!) and thought...

Well, got the tank today (finally!) and thought I'd share a pic. Still not sure what size alita to use for this though.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o64/oldschooldino/skimmerbody.jpg
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/08/2007, 10:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By oldschooldino
Well, I guess I'll be getting an offer letter...

Well, I guess I'll be getting an offer letter next week to test the "Orca" aka Dart NW! Still no tank, though. Guess someone at Fed-Ex can't read a map.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2007, 02:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By oldschooldino
It looks like an emerald crab to me. Check out...

It looks like an emerald crab to me. Check out this link: (http://www.reeftopia.com/emerald_crab.htm) If that is what you have I would still try to find more info elsewhere. Always seem to be...
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