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Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 01/06/2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By lactose
I am about half a mile south of the amc theaters...

I am about half a mile south of the amc theaters you see off of I88 before the Rt 59 exit, which is what you would take to get to West Chicago so I am quite close.

I will PM you a phone number, we...
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 01/06/2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By lactose
That was in the back of my head and frankly I am...

That was in the back of my head and frankly I am the kind of person who (with the inhabitants of my tank) gets concerned when anything doesn't look healthy let alone is going to bite it, even when an...
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 01/06/2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By lactose
Free Purple Urchin (FYI: It Eats Things)

http://archive.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=11536764

I have nowhere to relegate this guy where he won't eat something...

Not sure what kind of system he would be good for but...
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 01/06/2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By lactose
What size 20G? 20 high 24x12x16 20 long ...

What size 20G?

20 high 24x12x16
20 long 30x12x12
20 tall 20x10x24

I have one of the 24" version of this (dual PC bulbs and lights) sitting unused that I had on a 20 high...
...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/06/2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By lactose
Thanks. I had heard hours, 24-36 hours, and a...

Thanks. I had heard hours, 24-36 hours, and a day or two but I will certainly hold for a week and see.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/06/2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By lactose
ORP of 245?

Hello all-

I got a new ORP meter and probe on Thursday and the probe (pinpoint) came dry (the little plastic jar and sponge on the end were bone dry). The consensus from checking around is if the...
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 01/06/2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By lactose
Angry Urchin "eating" new sea cucumber?

I know anything is possible but any reason why this urchin would munch on a new sea cucumber I put in last night? I got it from another member a while back and here was his picture.

This morning...
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 01/05/2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 638
Posted By lactose
Same here I sent PM and resent email....

Same here I sent PM and resent email....
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 01/04/2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 638
Posted By lactose
interested in the hammer (green) and either of...

interested in the hammer (green) and either of the rim caps (and will pay you for those as well). Email sent.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/04/2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,746
Posted By lactose
I too had been doing multiple tests with...

I too had been doing multiple tests with different kits to see if there was an error on my side and while there always could be this was the same measurements I was getting on the first of the 4...
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 01/04/2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 987
Posted By lactose
As it states on his website, do call ahead to...

As it states on his website, do call ahead to ensure he is there and will be there when you come. He is almost always there and is sometimes there at times that aren't listed but does occasionally...
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 01/04/2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By lactose
It was new and it was the type with the little...

It was new and it was the type with the little pin

I did go ahead and calibrate with the 400mv solution, it was about 30 off last night and put it in the tank.

Like what I understand is std...
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 01/04/2008, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By lactose
Question New ORP Probe came dry - is it still good?

I just got an Pinpoint ORP meter and probe and the probe was bone dry in the little bottle on the end. (the sponge in there was completely dry)

Are ORP probes like PH probes? Is the ORP probe no...
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 01/02/2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 987
Posted By lactose
http://maps.live.com/?v=2&where1=15100%20SR%2023%2...

http://maps.live.com/?v=2&where1=15100%20SR%2023%2C%20Dekalb%2C%20IL%2060115&encType=1

That works for me.

Also you can look for the intersection of Perry Rd and 23
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 01/02/2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By lactose
Hi, I think we met moving MikeD's tank in. I...

Hi, I think we met moving MikeD's tank in.

I would be interested as I was planning on buying one for the non coral tank I have but my plan was to introduce the flame as one of the last and I am...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/20/2007, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By lactose
My experience is that if the API kit is not old...

My experience is that if the API kit is not old it is spot on with my salifert (I use the API much more often). However if you let the API get old it will shoot up to 500+. Not sure how old they...
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 12/20/2007, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By lactose
I have never heard of these but was looking for...

I have never heard of these but was looking for something to try in my QT tanks. I will do a couple of them as well (unless someone jumps on the thread and says they are junk :))
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 11/26/2007, 10:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 88
Posted By lactose
Lifespan on MH 400W DE bulbs and VHO?

Hi-

I have one light fixture with (assuming I get all these acronyms right :):

400W Coralvue 10K HQI DE running on a PFO 400W HQI ballast

I am looking for opinions on how many hours you...
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 11/22/2007, 11:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,218
Posted By lactose
The info is right on their home page now (after...

The info is right on their home page now (after you click "local store")
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 11/21/2007, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 326
Posted By lactose
Thanks for all the info on conchs. I placed an...

Thanks for all the info on conchs. I placed an order for them from liveaquaria yesterday and just got done acclimating and putting them and some other shelled friends in the tank. Great experience...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 11/21/2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By lactose
I would be suspect of their Mg results. My tank...

I would be suspect of their Mg results. My tank has consistently measured in at ~1300-1350 with salifert and other tests and my first sample to AWT came in around 1311 and the second came in at...
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 11/19/2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 326
Posted By lactose
Thanks everyone! So of course this is a week...

Thanks everyone!

So of course this is a week I am off for work and no one seems to have them :)

Premium Aquatics is out of them plus some other snails I was going to get.
I was at Living Seas...
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 11/19/2007, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 326
Posted By lactose
Question fighting conchs - where to buy and ok for DSB tank?

Has anyone seen these at a LFS and are there any reasons not to have them in a DSB tank (such as they actually eat all the critters out of the DSB)?

Reason I ask is I could use one more thing that...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 11/18/2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By lactose
AWT Results - consistency questions

As seen from other posts I have been using the AWT service.

Without going into my reasons :) I really want this service to work. I have an email into them again on this as well and hopefully I...
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 11/15/2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By lactose
I would second MSI and would say Field is great...

I would second MSI and would say Field is great if they are into Dinosaurs and/or bugs

Navy Pier is cool for kids even if you don't pay for anything major just wandering around is fun.

Just...
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