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Forum: Reef Discussion 01/12/2008, 03:26 AM
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Views: 183,610
Posted By Snowboarda42
I agree with Melev (who wouldn't?) I'd go...

I agree with Melev (who wouldn't?)

I'd go with a bigger pump than a Mag 5.5

Depending on whom you talk to, you'll want your sump to turnover between 3 - 15x per hour of your system volume. I...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/12/2008, 03:10 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 183,610
Posted By Snowboarda42
120 was my second guess, I couldn't remember. ...

120 was my second guess, I couldn't remember.

So you'll want between 360 and 600gph going through your skimmer.

How big are the drain lines on the overflow? I can't find the GPH for that tank....
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/12/2008, 03:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,740
Posted By Snowboarda42
Thats all you really can do, I think you should...

Thats all you really can do, I think you should be okay. Depending on the type of sprinkles, you might see an algae bloom since some can contain large amounts of Phosphate.

Just do another water...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/12/2008, 03:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,298
Posted By Snowboarda42
I would wait a day for the mud to settle (run...

I would wait a day for the mud to settle (run carbon too) and for the mud "cloud" to settle. Its not that big of a deal however, and I don't see how it could hurt.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/12/2008, 02:58 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 183,610
Posted By Snowboarda42
Correct. Your sump will most likely be getting...

Correct. Your sump will most likely be getting more flow than your skimmer would be able to efficiently skim, and sort of be a waste of some sorts. This way, you'll up the contact time that the water...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/12/2008, 02:51 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 183,610
Posted By Snowboarda42
Also, once you get it, mesh mod that bad boy....

Also, once you get it, mesh mod that bad boy. You'll be glad you did. If you don't have the video on how to do it, PM me and I'll send you it.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/12/2008, 02:49 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 183,610
Posted By Snowboarda42
I take it you're talking about the RC-250 from...

I take it you're talking about the RC-250 from Euro Reef?

If so, yes. Just Tee off of one of your drain lines and put a ball valve on the way into the skimmer to control how much goes into it. The...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/12/2008, 02:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,702
Posted By Snowboarda42
I vote for 100% drain, scrub the tank, cook the...

I vote for 100% drain, scrub the tank, cook the rocks in a tub w/heat for a few weeks while blowing them off and doing partial water changes.

Do it right.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/12/2008, 02:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,496
Posted By Snowboarda42
You're half right, yes. You should set it up so...

You're half right, yes. You should set it up so that PART of your drain will feed your skimmer, but not all of it. Take a Tee and put it in your drain line and have that Tee feeding your skimmer with...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/12/2008, 02:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,503
Posted By Snowboarda42
If your damsels are well behaved, I would...

If your damsels are well behaved, I would consider QT'ing them until you're done adding fish to the tank and then adding them last. They can be very territorial, even if they seem well behaved...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/11/2008, 02:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By Snowboarda42
The skimmer will only pull out available...

The skimmer will only pull out available nutrients BEFORE they go through the nitrogen cycle. That is, before they turn to ammonia, nitrite, then nitrate. The DSB, if it is established, holds...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/11/2008, 02:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By Snowboarda42
I'd give it more time. Most new fish that are shy...

I'd give it more time. Most new fish that are shy (such as this) will take time before they get used to seeing you and whomever else walking around the tank, as well as other inhabitants.

Don't...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/11/2008, 02:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By Snowboarda42
I wouldn't. It will stress the fish thinking that...

I wouldn't. It will stress the fish thinking that there is some other dominant fish in the tank while the fish fights its own reflection. It is a good way to catch a fish, yes, but otherwise, no.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/11/2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,678
Posted By Snowboarda42
there was also a picture of a long nose butterfly...

there was also a picture of a long nose butterfly that did the same thing.


Personally, I can't help but laugh.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/11/2008, 02:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By Snowboarda42
Once in a while you'll actually get an instance...

Once in a while you'll actually get an instance where the two will pair up and hang out/share burrows.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/11/2008, 02:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,468
Posted By Snowboarda42
Looking great so far! Whats your plans...

Looking great so far!


Whats your plans for corals, fish, inverts, etc.?
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,235
Posted By Snowboarda42
Pick a topic that people like to read about,...

Pick a topic that people like to read about, don't start ones that have already been talked about 45,000 times, pictures are awesome too, etc. etc.

Punctuation and spelling are good too...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 486
Posted By Snowboarda42
I think it works that way because the more closed...

I think it works that way because the more closed you have it, the more the impellar is just spinning the water around, rather than actually moving it. Didn't think of it that way till now.
Forum: Photography 01/10/2008, 01:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,128
Posted By Snowboarda42
Holy crap that is an epic picture

Holy crap that is an epic picture
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Snowboarda42
Yup. Taken 4 months ago (9/5/07) ...

Yup.

Taken 4 months ago (9/5/07)
http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii36/snowboarda42/FTS.jpg
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Snowboarda42
My SPS tank with a deep sand bed has 54x...

My SPS tank with a deep sand bed has 54x turnover, its all a matter of where its pointed.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Snowboarda42
As with almost all angels, its totally...

As with almost all angels, its totally hit-or-miss.

Pygmy angels are a little less likely IMO (knock on wood)
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By Snowboarda42
I have both of mine submerged to 1" from the...

I have both of mine submerged to 1" from the bottom, not a problem with either.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By Snowboarda42
I use Reef Crystals (perfect params) or Instant...

I use Reef Crystals (perfect params) or Instant Ocean (Add 2 tbs Ca).
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Snowboarda42
^^ Lol, you sound like a big fan! Just...

^^
Lol, you sound like a big fan!

Just curious, where did you get yours at?
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