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Forum: Reef Discussion 01/12/2005, 12:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,129
Posted By cuongvynguyen
Labgrade in bulk.

Labgrade in bulk.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/11/2005, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 268
Posted By cuongvynguyen
If you turn it off why not do this during the day...

If you turn it off why not do this during the day cycle? It would make better sense to run the skimmer at night to help stabilize PH due to CO2.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/11/2005, 01:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By cuongvynguyen
Most of my detrius is built up on the rocks also....

Most of my detrius is built up on the rocks also. I have a 4 year old DSB and when I perform water changes I turn off all pumps and blow all the detrius out of the rocks and siphon off the detrius...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/11/2005, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By cuongvynguyen
IMHO... If you house the refugium out of sight of...

IMHO... If you house the refugium out of sight of your main tank some people prefer to keep the lights on reverse cycle to keep the oxygen levels up throughout the night to keep the PH stable.

I...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2005, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 213
Posted By cuongvynguyen
Its not uncommon for group of zoos to detach...

Its not uncommon for group of zoos to detach themselves so they may flow somewhere else... It must be caught behind a rock or maybe even got sucked into the overflow / sump.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2005, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By cuongvynguyen
I do that quite a bit, luckily most of the...

I do that quite a bit, luckily most of the particles stay in the sump but it does no harm to your tank and will clear up in no time. Aside from being a bit unsightly you won't harm any of your...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2005, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By cuongvynguyen
For a tank your size... go with a 2 part additive...

For a tank your size... go with a 2 part additive such as b-ionic as mentioned.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2005, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By cuongvynguyen
Leave it alone and get some phosphate obsorber. ...

Leave it alone and get some phosphate obsorber. Phosban is nice for iron based obsorber. An easier package to toss into the high flow area would be phosguard, which is aluminum base and not really...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2005, 12:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By cuongvynguyen
I having torn down the sandbed in my refiguim, do...

I having torn down the sandbed in my refiguim, do not use olithic sand, it is way too fine and compacts down way too much. Get fine grain sand as mentioned which is about 1/3mm in diameter. Its...
Forum: Reef Discussion 11/14/2004, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By cuongvynguyen
A deep sand bed is at least 4" in depth. You...

A deep sand bed is at least 4" in depth. You will know when you see small bubbles in the sand against the glass. It is OK to stir up and clean the top inch or two of a DSB. I always do this at...
Forum: Reef Discussion 04/28/2004, 06:37 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,430
Posted By cuongvynguyen
Hi currenly my tank is dominated by soft corals,...

Hi currenly my tank is dominated by soft corals, but I've introduced 2 SPS colonies and plan on upgrading my actinics to VHO before adding more SPS. The two colonies introduced are doing well, grown...
Forum: Reef Discussion 04/28/2004, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By cuongvynguyen
Sometimes just because you can't detect nutrients...

Sometimes just because you can't detect nutrients doesn't mean that its not there. Cynobacteria feeds heavily off of phosphates. Get some iron based phosphate absorber such as phosban and run it...
Forum: Reef Discussion 04/28/2004, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By cuongvynguyen
There are virous kinds of brittleworms, the small...

There are virous kinds of brittleworms, the small ones you have there don't harm your fish and are just scavengers. Definitely worth keeping and not worrying about.
Forum: Reef Discussion 04/28/2004, 09:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 662
Posted By cuongvynguyen
I run an open top aquarium with the ballast...

I run an open top aquarium with the ballast mounted remotely. The ballast seem to be as great a heat source as the MH bulbs.
Forum: Reef Discussion 04/28/2004, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By cuongvynguyen
Red cyanobacteria is an indication of water...

Red cyanobacteria is an indication of water quality. I would get a iron based phosphate absorber such as phosban. The cleanup crew is not the answer to water quality issues.
Forum: Reef Discussion 04/27/2004, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By cuongvynguyen
This is what worked for me. Drip Kalkwasser to...

This is what worked for me. Drip Kalkwasser to help precipitate phosphates. Use of phosban to absorb phosphate. Seeded aquarium with GARF gunk which had a lot of pods, fauna, and coraline spores.
Forum: Reef Discussion 04/27/2004, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By cuongvynguyen
My preference is to drip kalkwasser.

My preference is to drip kalkwasser.
Forum: Vendor Experiences 04/27/2004, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By cuongvynguyen
Used their GARF gunk years ago to cycle their...

Used their GARF gunk years ago to cycle their tank. Amazed by the amount of copepods and baby brittleworms / sand fauna introduced. Highly recommended for cyling a tank and adding copepods for...
Forum: Reef Discussion 04/27/2004, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By cuongvynguyen
Thats a harmless type of snail that lives in the...

Thats a harmless type of snail that lives in the calcified tube they build. I have quite a few in my tank and don't really mind their presence, they won't hurt anything
Forum: Reef Fishes 04/27/2004, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By cuongvynguyen
I've had mine for over 6 months and they've grown...

I've had mine for over 6 months and they've grown in size and are most interesting.

The key to having them survive in captivity is buying them in pairs as mentioned... they will not survice alone....
Forum: Reef Discussion 04/27/2004, 12:48 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,430
Posted By cuongvynguyen
I've had a DSB for over 3 years and the tank...

I've had a DSB for over 3 years and the tank could not have been healthier. I belive the choice of whether you should go with a DSB or not should depend of what you want to end up keeping in your...
Forum: Reef Discussion 04/27/2004, 12:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,795
Posted By cuongvynguyen
Just make you have good skimming, don't overfeed...

Just make you have good skimming, don't overfeed and use an iron based phosphate absorber such phosban.
Forum: New to the Hobby 02/21/2004, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By cuongvynguyen
This is what worked for me.... Use Activated...

This is what worked for me.... Use Activated Carbon and an Iron based phosphate absorber.... such as phosban.
Forum: New to the Hobby 02/21/2004, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By cuongvynguyen
Its not that complicated... Actually once you...

Its not that complicated... Actually once you have your setup up and cycled, its easier than freshwater cichlids and discus that I used to have.

Having a good skimmer is key, the rest will be...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 02/20/2004, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By cuongvynguyen
pumps are prone to calcium build up. I thought...

pumps are prone to calcium build up. I thought one of my mags were broken. Took it apart cleaned it in vinegar and it worked.
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