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Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By ArgonDreams
For disinfectant 1 cap of bleach per gallon of...

For disinfectant 1 cap of bleach per gallon of water. Make sure you wipe down all surfaces with the bleach mixture you want to disinfect. Make sure you throughly rinse any items that have been...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/05/2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,735
Posted By ArgonDreams
The one thing thing that bothers me about this...

The one thing thing that bothers me about this whole thing... How many of you are re-mixing the salts prior to mix on the entire bucket?

During shipment the salts settle into strata. I typically...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/04/2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 440
Posted By ArgonDreams
I have a canister and will continue to run a...

I have a canister and will continue to run a canister. I have no problems with growth or corals. I also don't have a nitrate problem.

Clean your canister. I do weekly water changes and I clean my...
Forum: Nano Reefs 01/03/2008, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By ArgonDreams
If the tank is glass (they usually are) the...

If the tank is glass (they usually are) the silicone will have a difficult time binding to the acrylic. Additionally, the acrylic plate will like double or triple the cost of a new 10 gallon tank.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/02/2008, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By ArgonDreams
If you are looking for coral care info, I prefer...

If you are looking for coral care info, I prefer Asira found here. (http://www.asira.org/caresheets)
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/01/2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By ArgonDreams
Drs. Foster and Smith have a good article on...

Drs. Foster and Smith have a good article on Curing Live rock. I have used it for all of my rock and have had great results.

How to Cure Live Rock...
Forum: Nano Reefs 01/01/2008, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By ArgonDreams
This isn't precisely accurate. Freshwater fish...

This isn't precisely accurate. Freshwater fish are widely varied and are affected by nitrate at different levels. This is identical to saltwater fishes. Some saltwater can take amazingly high levels...
Forum: Vendor Experiences 12/26/2007, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By ArgonDreams
Sorry but you should read the information on...

Sorry but you should read the information on their website. I had never heard of this company but it took me a grand total of about 20 seconds to find their return policy:



I hardly think that...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/25/2007, 10:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 645
Posted By ArgonDreams
Santa got me an Icecap 660 Ballast. Santa always...

Santa got me an Icecap 660 Ballast. Santa always knows.
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/18/2007, 11:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By ArgonDreams
I'm sorry, seeing this point of view repeatedly...

I'm sorry, seeing this point of view repeatedly presented as the ideal setup choice bothers me. Mechanical filtration is more a matter of personal choice and not the "ideal" setup. In fact I...
Forum: New to the Hobby 12/16/2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 998
Posted By ArgonDreams
Frankly something doesn't add up here. The...

Frankly something doesn't add up here.

The second filter cart looks dirty, it's brown on the outer layer, that's a bit odd. I am betting maintenance here.

What is your water change schedule?
...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 12/16/2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By ArgonDreams
I am likely way out on a limb here, but given...

I am likely way out on a limb here, but given that there is no respiratory distress it rules ou the obvious Velvet (Amyloodinium) infection. The only other infection that I know of that produces...
Forum: Mantis Shrimp 12/03/2007, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By ArgonDreams
This isn't the complete truth here. Work into the...

This isn't the complete truth here. Work into the Salinity and ocean changes is still very much in the works. In fact SSS measurements worldwide (and specific to the indo-pacfic) show it varies...
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/30/2007, 03:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 234
Posted By ArgonDreams
Depending on the Ich stage and how bad it is, I...

Depending on the Ich stage and how bad it is, I wouldn't even cycle it. I would get the fish in and test obsessively. Get the filter running and change the water with 1.009 water religiously every...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 11/30/2007, 03:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By ArgonDreams
It's a carbon resin with a GFO. There is no hard...

It's a carbon resin with a GFO. There is no hard evidence that it needs to be replaced in 1 day let alone 6 months. So there isn't a real answer. However given the lack of evidence, treat it like...
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/30/2007, 02:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 234
Posted By ArgonDreams
A cheaper 1 month QT tank would be a rubbermaid...

A cheaper 1 month QT tank would be a rubbermaid container, 50ish gallon is sold at home depot the other day for roughly $30. You will need some sort of filtration imho. However in a pinch it's a very...
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/30/2007, 02:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,748
Posted By ArgonDreams
According to dictionary.com it's "pol-ips". ...

According to dictionary.com it's "pol-ips".

Phonetically spelled it would be pronounced "PAUL IPS" per the pronunciation key from this source.

I have heard it pronounced "POLE IPS" and I...
Forum: Reef Discussion 11/28/2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By ArgonDreams
Drs. Foster and Smith has a cap on ground...

Drs. Foster and Smith has a cap on ground shipping of 17.99 and has several sands you can look at.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 11/25/2007, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By ArgonDreams
+2 for waiting. Never add anything you can't test...

+2 for waiting. Never add anything you can't test for. You can come to regret that.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 11/25/2007, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By ArgonDreams
You pretty much confirmed it. Your Mg is off....

You pretty much confirmed it. Your Mg is off. It's a tad too high. I would get some RO/DI water and mix some synthetic salt up and do a largish water change (20%) or so. This should help bring it...
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/24/2007, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By ArgonDreams
I agree with some of what has posted but I don't...

I agree with some of what has posted but I don't recommend putting in anything unless you research it and also identify the algae.

The Algae Page w/pics...
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/24/2007, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By ArgonDreams
I have tried just about everything when I had my...

I have tried just about everything when I had my infestation. I found pickling lime (kalkwasser) mixed into a slightly runny paste worked best. I would get a 5cc syringe load it up, move my hand...
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/24/2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By ArgonDreams
Nassarius Snails. I prefer them to anything...

Nassarius Snails. I prefer them to anything listed above.
Forum: New to the Hobby 11/24/2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By ArgonDreams
There is debate on this subject on how far is an...

There is debate on this subject on how far is an "acceptable swing". I like a nice swing on mine, I have had better results, but keeping it from 75-82 area is a good area. I normally run around 77...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 11/22/2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 441
Posted By ArgonDreams
I have a sunpod and am very happy with it....

I have a sunpod and am very happy with it. However, you can do better on pricing and Drs. Foster and Smith can't be beat for support.

30" 250 Watt Sunpod...
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