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Forum: Nano Reefs 01/11/2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,001
Posted By MalHavoc
My osmolator tops off my AquaPod once an hour or...

My osmolator tops off my AquaPod once an hour or so. :)
Forum: The Lounge 01/11/2008, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,286
Posted By MalHavoc
I also suffer from insomnia, although I realized...

I also suffer from insomnia, although I realized that it's less a function of not being able to sleep, as it is making sure I sleep when my body wants me to. I'm lucky enough to work in an...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/08/2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By MalHavoc
What do you want to keep?

What do you want to keep?
Forum: The Lounge 01/08/2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,499
Posted By MalHavoc
oh. also, there is a larger version of the palm...

oh. also, there is a larger version of the palm civit cat that lives in the tropical regions of Ethiopia. A version of this coffee is also produced there, as well.
Forum: The Lounge 01/08/2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,499
Posted By MalHavoc
I actually read an interesting book on Kopi Luwak...

I actually read an interesting book on Kopi Luwak coffee. There is, actually, less bacteria growing on the surface of those beans than on regular coffee. Enzymes secreted by the palm civit (the cat...
Forum: The Lounge 01/07/2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,499
Posted By MalHavoc
There is a place local to me, Paradise Imports,...

There is a place local to me, Paradise Imports, that will roast your coffee beans and then grind and brew them, to order, when you order your coffee. They can also do it by the pound. You're right...
Forum: Nano Reefs 01/07/2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By MalHavoc
The SunPod from Current USA can be hung - it...

The SunPod from Current USA can be hung - it comes with all of the mounting hardware for that. It also comes in a 150w version.
Forum: The Lounge 01/07/2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,499
Posted By MalHavoc
Ever eat lobster? *ugh....*

Ever eat lobster? *ugh....*
Forum: The Lounge 01/07/2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,499
Posted By MalHavoc
I've tried Kopi Luwak coffee. It's *very* good. ...

I've tried Kopi Luwak coffee. It's *very* good.

Most north americans have NO idea what fresh coffee is. Anything you buy in the store, beans or not, stored however they are, is already stale. ...
Forum: The Lounge 01/07/2008, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By MalHavoc
I'll be the first to point out the obvious. It's...

I'll be the first to point out the obvious. It's either LCD or Plasma. Not both.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By MalHavoc
You should ask your question in our nano forum. ...

You should ask your question in our nano forum. You will get more responses there.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,163
Posted By MalHavoc
I agree with Phil's comment about not getting...

I agree with Phil's comment about not getting into a war where you purposely use aggressive corals to keep other corals in check. The thing about GSP or xenia is that it has a habit of breaking off...
Forum: The Lounge 01/07/2008, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By MalHavoc
The word is definitely used correctly in the...

The word is definitely used correctly in the movie. The dish you speak of has much to do with the climax of the film.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By MalHavoc
2 gallons of evap on a 50 gallon system in 6...

2 gallons of evap on a 50 gallon system in 6 hours is quite a lot. I evap about a half gallon a day on a 24 gallon aquapod, with no sump, and no cover.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/07/2008, 08:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 45,394
Posted By MalHavoc
A refugium adds *extra* nutrient export...

A refugium adds *extra* nutrient export capabilities to your tank's filtration system. It also provides a safe haven for copepods and little critters to grow. You don't *need* one if your tank is...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/06/2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By MalHavoc
instead of no lighting at all, go for a reduced...

instead of no lighting at all, go for a reduced photo period instead. There are photosynthetic things living on your rock that will need light in order to make it through the cycle, like coralline...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/06/2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,163
Posted By MalHavoc
your goal of keeping SPS corals and clams may not...

your goal of keeping SPS corals and clams may not jive with your love of xenia and star polyps, both of which can completely overrun a tank and wipe out SPS colonies by aggressively growing over...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/06/2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By MalHavoc
There are chemicals in the epoxy that lower water...

There are chemicals in the epoxy that lower water surface tension, causing your skimmer to create a wet foam. It'll go away, but it usually takes a few days. Do some water changes.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/06/2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By MalHavoc
With a covered top, you probably won't get a...

With a covered top, you probably won't get a whole lot of evaporation. Instead of glass, you might want to use a plastic mesh screen or "egg crate" light diffuser instead. It'll also keep your cats...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/06/2008, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By MalHavoc
Sure. water changes give you another avenue of...

Sure. water changes give you another avenue of exporting nutrients (and also replacing trace elements and generally correcting problems). If you've got excellent nutrient removal through other...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/05/2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By MalHavoc
Start fresh. You can rinse the media if you want...

Start fresh. You can rinse the media if you want - it won't hurt it.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/05/2008, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By MalHavoc
any plant will consume nitrate. Mangroves aren't...

any plant will consume nitrate. Mangroves aren't exactly the fastest growing plant, though. If you're looking for something for nitrate export, chaetomorpha is probably a better bet.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/04/2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,255
Posted By MalHavoc
Most good livestock shipping companies will also...

Most good livestock shipping companies will also request that the order by shipped via heated compartment or heated truck. I don't care how many heated packs you put into a container - 24 hours in...
Forum: Feedback and Questions 01/02/2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,447
Posted By MalHavoc
What's more ridiculous to you? Asking what might...

What's more ridiculous to you? Asking what might be a silly question and getting the information you need, or not asking the question and having a tank crash? The only ridiculous question is the...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/02/2008, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By MalHavoc
brown dust is diatom. cyanobacteria is...

brown dust is diatom. cyanobacteria is purple/red/black in colour. Are you doing water changes? If so, are you using tap water? If so, that's probably where your diatoms are coming from. tap...
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