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Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By Tennsquire
Do you have a sump? The hang-on fuges are okay....

Do you have a sump? The hang-on fuges are okay. They just don't hold a whole lot of stuff. I've had the large one on a tank of mine for years. However, it's more economical to section off a part of...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/10/2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By Tennsquire
I have the dual 150 watt version over my prop...

I have the dual 150 watt version over my prop tank (40 breeder). The unit is well-built, and has been trouble free for the 7 mos. I've owned it. I wasn't crazy about the original T-5's, and replaced...
Forum: Middle Tennessee Reef Club (MTRC) 01/09/2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,171
Posted By Tennsquire
I have some frags ready to go and some others...

I have some frags ready to go and some others that can be fresh cut. Purple acro w/ blue polyps, orange milli, ORA Chips acro, ORA Green Stylophora, and some other healthy, fast growing acros. Also...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/06/2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Tennsquire
If you want your skimmer to really hum, put a...

If you want your skimmer to really hum, put a bigger pump on it. This pump is (IMHO) underpowered. I have an old CS6-1 on my prop system (same specs as the current RS100), and it never skimmed very...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/02/2008, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Tennsquire
FWIW, my ReefOptix IIIs have both rusted, and...

FWIW, my ReefOptix IIIs have both rusted, and I've had them for a few years now.
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/29/2007, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Tennsquire
Little hard to tell, but they look like sea...

Little hard to tell, but they look like sea squirts to me.
Forum: SPS Keepers 12/28/2007, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By Tennsquire
It's neither too much nor too little flow, it's...

It's neither too much nor too little flow, it's just different. You can put different frags of the same coral in different places and they'll exhibit different growth patterns. Most of my frags need...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 12/26/2007, 10:32 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 251,224
Posted By Tennsquire
I feed my RC 135 with a maxijet powerhead. Low...

I feed my RC 135 with a maxijet powerhead. Low cost, low watts, and it gets the job done. I also had lots of spares after I ditched them and splurged on Tunzes....
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/23/2007, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By Tennsquire
Most of your online vendors have overnight...

Most of your online vendors have overnight shipping or second day air. Order in the morning, or on Wed., and I imagine you'll have it by the end of the week easy, if not earlier.
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/23/2007, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By Tennsquire
I replaced my original canopy with one of these: ...

I replaced my original canopy with one of these:

http://www.glasscages.com/?sAction=ViewCat&lCatID=8

I ran a strip of wood down the center, and hung my halides from that strip. They're about 6...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/23/2007, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By Tennsquire
When I go out of town for any legnth of time, I...

When I go out of town for any legnth of time, I set up a second top-off tank and tie it into my float switch. Then, I add alk to one, and calcium to the other. Each then feeds water into the sump as...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/23/2007, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Tennsquire
I put Oyster Eggs in my feeding recipe, along...

I put Oyster Eggs in my feeding recipe, along with phyto, golden pearls, and some amino acids. I turn the skimmer off for several hours, and I do feed at night as the current is reduced. I can't tell...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 12/21/2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Tennsquire
What are you trying to prop? I'm not sure you'd...

What are you trying to prop? I'm not sure you'd have enough par running mostly actinic bulbs. Also, to maximize light using T-8's, it would be better to use a shallow tank (like a 40 breeder) rather...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 12/20/2007, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By Tennsquire
Yeah, the metal housing on mine has rusted....

Yeah, the metal housing on mine has rusted. They're in a canopy, maybe 6 inches off the water. It's open in the back, and I run a fan when the halides are on, but it gets pretty humid in the canopy...
Forum: Middle Tennessee Reef Club (MTRC) 12/19/2007, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By Tennsquire
I bought this rack a while back: ...

I bought this rack a while back:

http://www.oceanswondersonline.com/catalog/item/4221106/4962425.htm#image_1

Same basic idea. The only problem is with the square magnets. They don't seem very...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 12/19/2007, 11:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By Tennsquire
I have an old CS6-1 on my prop system; same...

I have an old CS6-1 on my prop system; same dimensions as the current RS100. My skimmer really started to skim when I swapped the stock 3500 Sedra for a 5000. Also added the gate valve, as it had the...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 12/19/2007, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By Tennsquire
I've had Reef Optix III's on my display tank for...

I've had Reef Optix III's on my display tank for ~6 years now. The only drawback I've found is that contrary to how they're advertised, they do rust over time. One of mine is worse than the other,...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 12/19/2007, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Tennsquire
After you clean it, it needs to build up a slime...

After you clean it, it needs to build up a slime coat before the bubbles will foam enough to skim. Happens to both my skimmers after I clean the cup for an hour or two, and longer when I clean the...
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/19/2007, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Tennsquire
They are yellow with a red dot. If you don't see...

They are yellow with a red dot. If you don't see them on acros, and the colors don't match, they're probably not red bugs.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 12/18/2007, 11:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 669
Posted By Tennsquire
I've always used Seachem Matrix carbon, and have...

I've always used Seachem Matrix carbon, and have been pleased with it. The couple of times I've had to buy locally from a LFS, I've used Marineland as well as the Fluval brand.
Forum: Reef Discussion 12/18/2007, 11:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 796
Posted By Tennsquire
I put two scooters in my prop system ~6 mos ago...

I put two scooters in my prop system ~6 mos ago to combat a nudibranch problem that I aquired. They did the job, and also managed to rid the tank of the dreaded red flatworms. I fed the system last...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 12/17/2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By Tennsquire
I never thought my CS6-1 did a great job until I...

I never thought my CS6-1 did a great job until I did three things: 1), added a gate valve to better control the water level in the skimmer. It had previously had the original telescoping overflow...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 12/17/2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By Tennsquire
CPR boxes are prone to overflow when restarted...

CPR boxes are prone to overflow when restarted after a power loss. They also lose siphon over time. You're better off with a U-tube overflow. I have a Lifereef on my 75. I have an Amiracle on my prop...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 12/17/2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By Tennsquire
I have each type of skimmer; a CS6-1 (now RS100)...

I have each type of skimmer; a CS6-1 (now RS100) on my prop system, and an RC-135 on my display tank. On the RS models, the single pump feeds both air and water into the skimmer. On the RC model, the...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 12/16/2007, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 509
Posted By Tennsquire
I don't know anything about the 180. I have a...

I don't know anything about the 180. I have a CS6-1 (same dimensions as the RS100) on my prop system, and an RC135 on my display tank. Swapping to a bigger pump made a huge difference on the 6-1. The...
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