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Forum: Coral Propagation and Aquaculture 11/02/2007, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,486
Posted By Anthony Calfo
Cheers :) kind thanks to all that have...

Cheers :)

kind thanks to all that have chimed in, too!

Indeed... the publishing industry is... er,... "interesting" when dealing with so many folks beyond the actual printer: broker for...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 10/03/2007, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By Anthony Calfo
I agree with Percula/Sprackle... this fish needs...

I agree with Percula/Sprackle... this fish needs antibiotics and without a vet source, the best hobby option is a cocktail of furazolidone and nitrafurazone ("furan" type products)

This fish is...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 10/03/2007, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By Anthony Calfo
I disagree... most fish do not have internal...

I disagree... most fish do not have internal parasites that are expressed in any deleterious sign (not "symptom"... humans have symptoms... animals have "signs").

Do consider that of the literally...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 10/02/2007, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By Anthony Calfo
one eye or two? And have you tried magnesium...

one eye or two?

And have you tried magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts). TBN per 5 galls in QT... some folks will say it does not work as well for popeye in SW... l I say it does. No harm regardless...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 10/02/2007, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By Anthony Calfo
Freshwater dips on otherwise healthy fishes...

Freshwater dips on otherwise healthy fishes (fishes that have been established/eating well for weeks or months prior, etc) are to be for 5 minutes minimum (with pre-aearated, temperature and pH...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 10/02/2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Anthony Calfo
HLLE is often blamed for any "holes" in the...

HLLE is often blamed for any "holes" in the fishes head, cheek or body regions... but far more often it is not HLLE (nor even starting or existing on the lateral line)

Rather... in closed aquarium...
Forum: Fish Disease Treatment 10/02/2007, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By Anthony Calfo
they are huge indeed... Monogenean flatworm...

they are huge indeed... Monogenean flatworm parasites. Quite commonly on the eyes (as with your image here... often ascribed to Neobenedenia). [folks... do note the opaque "fluke" like critters on...
Forum: Pittsburgh Marine Aquarium Society 09/17/2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By Anthony Calfo
Well said Dr Mac... and from the perspective of a...

Well said Dr Mac... and from the perspective of a vendor, I concur.

Kudos to the PMAS gang... every one of y'unz :)

One of the things I was most impressed about was the number of their...
Forum: Advanced Topics 09/04/2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,152
Posted By Anthony Calfo
FWIW... I was a skeptic before I was a believer....

FWIW... I was a skeptic before I was a believer. There is a HUGE caveat to garlic use though that renders most current preparations useless or nearly so: stability.

The garlic needs to be fresh......
Forum: Central Ohio Reef Aquarists (CORA) 08/10/2007, 05:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 975
Posted By Anthony Calfo
There are many photosynthetic sponges, in fact,...

There are many photosynthetic sponges, in fact, using cyanobacteria commonly as the symbiont (versus zooxanthellae as in corals)
Forum: Seahorses & Pipefish 08/01/2007, 10:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By Anthony Calfo
FWIW... I am as strict with my husbandry and I...

FWIW... I am as strict with my husbandry and I promote. My colony was kept with chillers... and spawned at these temps for years actually. Ironically, I will be in South Africa this month (capensis...
Forum: Advanced Topics 07/06/2007, 11:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,096
Posted By Anthony Calfo
not sure if this helps, my friend: ...

not sure if this helps, my friend:

http://perso.orange.fr/sulawesi.biologie.sous-marine/VEGETAUX/previewpages/previewpage10.html

do browse the pics at www.algaebase.org for more candidates...
Forum: Long Island Reef Association (LIRA) 07/04/2007, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By Anthony Calfo
I can see where one would guess Euphyllidae...

I can see where one would guess Euphyllidae (formerly Caryophyllidaae)... and to some extent Trachyphyllidae (fan-shaped corallum resembles a free-living stony)...

but from pic alone (barely...
Forum: Advanced Topics 07/03/2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,708
Posted By Anthony Calfo
not sure if this helps you, but some local high...

not sure if this helps you, but some local high schools and most universities have a "career library" (section of the library proper or even a small dedicated library). Therein you will find tools to...
Forum: Advanced Topics 07/02/2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 152,646
Posted By Anthony Calfo
the size of your RDSB depends on your bioload,...

the size of your RDSB depends on your bioload, but yes... a 5 gall with~ 60 lbs of sand will work likely fine here. Please do reread at least the very first page (or several) of this thread closely....
Forum: Advanced Topics 07/02/2007, 10:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,096
Posted By Anthony Calfo
sorry if this is stating the obvious, but are you...

sorry if this is stating the obvious, but are you sure this is not a Valonia algae ball? It looks like it to me form the pic. They are very common in your waters too. I have had some that were fully...
Forum: Responsible Reefkeeping 07/02/2007, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,729
Posted By Anthony Calfo
its odd... for how strict US laws are on...

its odd... for how strict US laws are on collecting live rock, they are amazingly lax on sand. I have not read or recall anything recently on the rate of accretion for live rock on a given reef...
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 06/29/2007, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 880
Posted By Anthony Calfo
Very strange, I did not see my reply as being...

Very strange, I did not see my reply as being critical "so harshly." Good heaven's... I gave a crash course on photo taking that began with, "If you have the time/interest... do check out some...
Forum: Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 06/28/2007, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 880
Posted By Anthony Calfo
Hmmm, interesting... I'm looking at our emails...

Hmmm, interesting... I'm looking at our emails with you and see that I wrote you a full paragraph on photo tips for helping others to help you with photo IDs... and that Bob clearly answered your...
Forum: Advanced Topics 06/04/2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 152,646
Posted By Anthony Calfo
the timer idea is not entirely bad or even new......

the timer idea is not entirely bad or even new... its called batch denitrification and has been used for many many years (about 20 in the hobby and much longer in water treatment applications)

For...
Forum: Long Island Reef Association (LIRA) 05/29/2007, 08:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,743
Posted By Anthony Calfo
Thank you, Joe, for informing us and allowing our...

Thank you, Joe, for informing us and allowing our reef community to show Greg's family our appreciation for his pioneering efforts, considerable and considerate mentoring... and his great...
Forum: Marine Plants & Macroalgae 05/08/2007, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By Anthony Calfo
FWIW... Ochtodes is a Rhodophyte (red algae), and...

FWIW... Ochtodes is a Rhodophyte (red algae), and the color varies depending on the depth in the ocean it was collected (or the intensity of light in captivity under which it was grown). An uncommon...
Forum: Delaware Reef Club (DRC) 03/07/2007, 10:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,018
Posted By Anthony Calfo
FWIW... we are trying to figure out where to fit...

FWIW... we are trying to figure out where to fit in a photography workshop (free of course). If it flies, there will be an announcement in the fishroom at TFP I reckon. This will be in addition to...
Forum: Anthony Calfo 03/07/2007, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,576
Posted By Anthony Calfo
cheers, my friend... welcome to RC and thew hobby...

cheers, my friend... welcome to RC and thew hobby :) There are som many wonderful things to explore and learn... even (and especially) these planning and design stages.

We have a lot of...
Forum: Advanced Topics 02/21/2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,982
Posted By Anthony Calfo
cheers, bleedingthought I'm inclined to...

cheers, bleedingthought

I'm inclined to agree with you. If you are not familiar with (or have someone local) aquarium-making, it can be a challenge for you. That said, one with experience or just...
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