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Forum: Reef Discussion 01/12/2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,442
Posted By ricks
Some people never listen.....

Some people never listen.....
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/11/2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,442
Posted By ricks
Find the source of your algae problem... And it...

Find the source of your algae problem... And it will take care of itself..

Adding livestock to cure a problem with your water is rarely successful..

Many different variables come together to...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 09:18 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 19,408
Posted By ricks
You can purchase a aquadose 5gal gravity drip...

You can purchase a aquadose 5gal gravity drip system for 25.00 online.. The only problem with this type of method is it's inaccuracies. As the water level drops the pressure lessons, and the drip...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,107
Posted By ricks
Is that tap water through a garden hose?? The...

Is that tap water through a garden hose?? The check valves are in place because your sump won't handle the back flow from your tank??
Forum: SPS Keepers 01/10/2008, 08:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,454
Posted By ricks
I run no sand in my system.. I've found that it...

I run no sand in my system.. I've found that it only creates problems after serval years...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2008, 11:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,107
Posted By ricks
albfelix, nice looking tank... Have a couple...

albfelix, nice looking tank...

Have a couple of questions..

What are you filling the tank with??

Are those check valves???

Happy reefing
Forum: SPS Keepers 01/09/2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,454
Posted By ricks
Hagakure, true I see sand... But I also see very...

Hagakure, true I see sand... But I also see very little coral.

Nice octopus shot though.
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 01/06/2008, 01:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,662
Posted By ricks
Ok here's some of our 500... ...

Ok here's some of our 500...

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj20/ricksprinting/DSCN2077.jpg

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj20/ricksprinting/before.jpg
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Forum: Large Reef Tanks 01/04/2008, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By ricks
Hey Spazz, You have some pictures of your...

Hey Spazz,

You have some pictures of your current/new system.. I looked in your gallery, but only found ads for skimmers...

Thanks, Rick
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/04/2008, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By ricks
Could be that 15 fish in a 150 gallon is a little...

Could be that 15 fish in a 150 gallon is a little much. A lot depends on what type of system your trying to keep. FOLR with lots of filtration might work.. A complete SPS, and you will have trouble....
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 01/04/2008, 01:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By ricks
Here are some pictures of our 500. Both side...

Here are some pictures of our 500. Both side doors open, the top swing open to the ceiling and the front comes off, it's held on with magnets. I can walk around the full tank, helps in cleaning and...
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 01/04/2008, 01:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,037
Posted By ricks
Keon The demands on this system for Alk and...

Keon

The demands on this system for Alk and Cal are staggering. that's one of the reasons I removed about 40# of coral. The other was I wanted to even the reef out a little, and introduce some new...
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 01/04/2008, 12:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By ricks
You need to figure what type of system, you are...

You need to figure what type of system, you are going to attempt to keep.. You will have to research what type of equipment will support the livestock.

I would suggest you spend sometime looking...
Forum: SPS Keepers 01/04/2008, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By ricks
Yeah, he used to have a 36" tall seahorse,...

Yeah, he used to have a 36" tall seahorse, heheheh... j/k
Forum: SPS Keepers 01/04/2008, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By ricks
Sure he's not picking at algae that may be...

Sure he's not picking at algae that may be starting to grow on the SPS??? Mine sometimes picks around corals and sometimes looks like he may be taking a bite out. Never have seen him target any...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/04/2008, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By ricks
I understand how people want to keep tangs, they...

I understand how people want to keep tangs, they are way cool fish. Mine will eat from my hand. I have 5 in my system, they do need extra room. to live a stress free healthy life. I would say a...
Forum: SPS Keepers 01/03/2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 29,336
Posted By ricks
Brisk 495 Go to large reef tank forum. I...

Brisk 495

Go to large reef tank forum. I think it's moved to second or third page under Our 500 Gallon.. More photos and information..
Thanks, for the kudo's

Rick
Forum: SPS Keepers 01/03/2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,454
Posted By ricks
Nobody has ever commented on the lack of sand... ...

Nobody has ever commented on the lack of sand...

MAthU, what does a 36" tall seahorse look like??? And what do you feed them???
Forum: SPS Keepers 01/03/2008, 09:23 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,454
Posted By ricks
You got my pumps yet??? I got some more frags..

You got my pumps yet??? I got some more frags..
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 01/03/2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,225
Posted By ricks
Were having fun now??? I like the part about the...

Were having fun now??? I like the part about the rock work becoming an island....

Good Luck, hope all turns out well.
Forum: SPS Keepers 01/03/2008, 09:05 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,454
Posted By ricks
DOH!!!!

DOH!!!!
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/02/2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,716
Posted By ricks
George, if you would have read the WHOLE thread....

George, if you would have read the WHOLE thread. You would have noticed that I contacted Roger and we are working on the problems....

I originally posted because Tunze International would not...
Forum: SPS Keepers 01/02/2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By ricks
Watch the Vortech pumps. I read where they can...

Watch the Vortech pumps. I read where they can melt/crack acrylic from the pumps overheating...

Happy Reefing
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 01/02/2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,225
Posted By ricks
I have a question about the long term effects of...

I have a question about the long term effects of foam leaching chemicals back into the system??? Also does the foam work as well as rock for biological filtration?? Great woodwork....

Thanks,
Forum: SPS Keepers 01/02/2008, 12:06 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,454
Posted By ricks
Missing something, sand?? Ask some of those...

Missing something, sand??

Ask some of those sand bottom tanks how they fair about 4-5 years down the road...

It's the age old debate about different systems

Happy Reefing
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