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01-13-2008, 02:11 AM
Although it is true that trace amounts of copper can leech into distilled water, the big issue is that distilled water is absolutely pure-meaning no minerals, trace elements, etc. Therefore if it is...
Oh please....Ug's were the only thing there was for years.
I personally had one for over a decade back in the 80's.
Certainly the evolution of the hobby has far transcended the UG. But no one can...
The question was BARE MINIMUM...Hence my reply.
Tangs can be aggressive, especially when they are the first inhabitants and have established territory. You could try leaving him out for a while & move the rock around to change the territory and...
The problem with using real ocean water is the introduction of a myriad of parasites and other undesirables into your system.
01-06-2008, 04:52 AM
It's been a while since I've been here-Glad you liked my article.
Please beware that a nano is quite an undertaking for the SW novice. Although it's cheaper, most suffer loses due to a lack of...
A yellowtail would be fine. They are slow growing and maintain their color nicely compared to other damsels. It should be fine with a shrimp or hermit.
Bubble Tip anemones are the hardiest of the clownfish hosting anemones. However, they are still considered difficult to keep, and are delicate creatures. With an established aquarium, stable...
Normally I would agree, but in a 10g it would be next to impossible to keep the sand from blowing around with any amount of circulation going on.
I can't believe I'm saying this:ezpi_wink1: but I agree with reptile guy. If you've got plenty of decent rock, don't use the UGF. Use the Bio wheel, and have a bare bottom tank. Clean-up is a breeze....
I don't care what anyone says...you do NOT have to have a skimmer. I was keeping corals for years before the skimmer was even thought of. Granted I have a 5 foot beast of a skimmer now, that does an...
1. What exactly is live rock?
LR is usually one of three things. 1) Crap base rock that has been in the ocean but is practically devoid of any life other than bacteria. 2) In cases of killer premium...
02-15-2007, 04:19 AM
Here we go again....I give up.
02-15-2007, 03:27 AM
I think you need to read some more.
Live rock most certainly does equate to coral.
Buy some high quality fiji or tonga rock and it's loaded with visible
softies and stony corals &...
02-15-2007, 03:17 AM
Actually I top-off with distilled water-devoid of ANYTHING other than good ol' pure H2O. I add Kalkwasser, magnesium, manganese, iron, strontium, molybdenum, and trace elements.
My local tap water...
02-15-2007, 02:56 AM
This is my last comment on the subject.
The cost of live rock alone, not to mention the lighting required to grow the organisms on it, defeats the purpose of the whole CHEAP and SIMPLE idea.
02-15-2007, 01:07 AM
I think we should agree to disagree
02-14-2007, 08:56 PM
I'm not here to debate. But I do think you should probably check out my pics on the introduction forum. I do know a little about the hobby.
I'll say again, for the fourth time (please try to pay...
02-14-2007, 03:40 AM
Do you even own a marine tank?
02-14-2007, 02:32 AM
I knew this would happen.
I assume that I am the "random guy" so I feel the need to respond.
As I clearly stated in my post, UG's are considered archaic. I also stated that they were the...
02-14-2007, 01:09 AM
Sand cannot be used on a UG, but you don't have to have sand to have Live rock either, nor do you HAVE to have a skimmer
I've said before, there are many ways to skin a cat (or filter a tank).
02-14-2007, 12:05 AM
You can buy a used 55 for $100
You don't need a skimmer for a fish only tank.
Search the local trader mags and classified ads. You can get a tank from some doofus who kept a snake in it for...
Forget the contests, Here's a couple of my two favorite babies :1luvu:
These are about the size of a plate.