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Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/12/2008, 12:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By reef_doug
Mike, I wouldn't chance it due to possible...

Mike, I wouldn't chance it due to possible Phosphates and Silica. There was one that some people used, I think it's a certain one from Southdown.

I previously had the Carib Sea Oolitic .5-1.02mm...
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/12/2008, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By reef_doug
Black sand doesn't have the pH buffering...

Black sand doesn't have the pH buffering capabilities like argonite.
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/11/2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,836
Posted By reef_doug
ORA is breeding them: ...

ORA is breeding them:

http://www.orafarm.com/cardinalfish.html
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,313
Posted By reef_doug
Don't forget to check the Mg periodically when...

Don't forget to check the Mg periodically when using kalk since it won't be added by Ca reactor or 2 part w/ Mg.
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/11/2008, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,062
Posted By reef_doug
If you have Chloramines especially, don't forget...

If you have Chloramines especially, don't forget to stay up on the carbon blocks to save the costly membranes.
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/11/2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,605
Posted By reef_doug
Either one it will work. You put a "T" fitting...

Either one it will work. You put a "T" fitting on the air intake and pump it in that way.
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/11/2008, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By reef_doug
Tempting.... also keep in mind they don't collect...

Tempting.... also keep in mind they don't collect sales tax. I've ordered the Lyretails before from them and they are really nice (Quality Marine fish).
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By reef_doug
The best source of info on this is zeovit.com,...

The best source of info on this is zeovit.com, although some may call it biased.

It is expensive, particularly in the beginning. It's also a regimen like any husbandry.

I like it, great...
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/11/2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,062
Posted By reef_doug
Is the 3 TDS after RODI or just RO?

Is the 3 TDS after RODI or just RO?
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/10/2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,062
Posted By reef_doug
With a TDS that high, you may have not changed...

With a TDS that high, you may have not changed the sediment and carbon block and the membrane could be shot.

A good working RO of about 7 ppm followed by DI should bring it to 0 or less than 1 ppm.
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/10/2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By reef_doug
Firefish don't really school or shoal. Look...

Firefish don't really school or shoal.

Look for green chromis, blue reef chromis, cardinals and anthias.
I personally like odd numbers like 5. If you want 5 then you may want to start with 7 as...
Forum: Reef Fishes 01/10/2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,495
Posted By reef_doug
I had to trade in my Coral Beauty. Soon as I...

I had to trade in my Coral Beauty. Soon as I added a Tubs birdsnest he started to nip.
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/10/2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By reef_doug
I know what you mean on the distance. I got mine...

I know what you mean on the distance. I got mine from Ali also.

Ali has a bunch, but he does sell out often. I would phone him to to check stock before leaving and let him know you are driving...
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/10/2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,605
Posted By reef_doug
I believe I bought it and sold it to Greg Carroll...

I believe I bought it and sold it to Greg Carroll after 1 month (worked great, only because I'm on the ZEO thing).
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/10/2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,607
Posted By reef_doug
Which location? I believe the franchise has...

Which location?

I believe the franchise has 3 locations owned by Mike's family & inlaws.
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/10/2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,605
Posted By reef_doug
Didn't I buy your Enaly 300 about 6 months ago?

Didn't I buy your Enaly 300 about 6 months ago?
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/09/2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By reef_doug
I could also be from Silicates. How is the DI...

I could also be from Silicates. How is the DI resin? TDS?

I would use PO4 remover (Phosoban or Phosar, etc through a reactor) and 20% w/c.

Also pick up a Sally Lightfoot crab. She ate all my...
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/09/2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By reef_doug
The Monk Fish is a delicacy, similar to Chilean...

The Monk Fish is a delicacy, similar to Chilean Sea Bass and without endangering the species.
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/09/2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 364
Posted By reef_doug
All my tangs devour the Julian Sprungs Purple...

All my tangs devour the Julian Sprungs Purple Algae.

I've done the "Pepsi Challenge", put Purple and Green on a clip and they move the green out of the way to get to the purple stuff. Marine...
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/08/2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 733
Posted By reef_doug
Thanks for the tip, I'll try that place next.

Thanks for the tip, I'll try that place next.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/08/2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By reef_doug
I don't want to start a ZEO bashing thread. ...

I don't want to start a ZEO bashing thread.

If you are using ZEObak with Ozone, you are wasting it. The ozone will kill the benefical bacteria that you are paying for. It's also best to use it...
Forum: Southern California Reefers 01/07/2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 364
Posted By reef_doug
Re: sailfin tang?

I was wondering the same thing as faded 1004, how big is the tank that has the tang?

To answer your question, tangs diet needs at least half algae (dried nori) and NLS Thera-A pellets are good. ...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/06/2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By reef_doug
I have 3 of these for my 180. I purchased the...

I have 3 of these for my 180. I purchased the ROIII just before the Lumenax was out. The ROIII are old design and not as good, I believe the Lumenmax are a little larger also. They are both by Sun...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/06/2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By reef_doug
I would run the pumps in the solution and most or...

I would run the pumps in the solution and most or all of the coraline will come off. Then remove the cover and impeller and wipe clean. I use a QTip to clean inside the cavity where the magnetic...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/06/2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By reef_doug
I think he was looking for the reactor.

I think he was looking for the reactor.
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