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  1. erock412

    Tons Of Free Equipment!!!

    i hope this isnt against the rules. i apologize ahead of time if it is. a good friend of my family, uncle dan, has a friend who used to own a LFS. he got old, and closed the doors for good about 6 weeks ago. well, sad to say, the dude passed on new years eve. i guess him and his wife never...
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    erock's 125 build thread

    here's what's been done so far, i'll post pics later today: I had a 55g that was up and running for a year or so, but never had anything in it but a little bit of LR. I finally put in 2 clowns and then started posting on SWF. I realized that 55g wasnt going to be big enough for me, so i...
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    how do i post pics?

    do i just click and drag, or is there something special i have to do since i use a mac?
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    will tube worms die during the curing process?

    i saw a tube worm when i was scrubbing my LR off before it started curing, it was dead, but havent seen any more of them since i put the rock into its curing tank. i know that when there is one, there could be a bunch more. will they die if my spike is high enough? why are they bad anyways...
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    cycle questions

    i have 2 55's running right now, a fully cycled bare bottom tank with some LR and my livestock in it, and the other with a DSB and a bunch of LR cycling. I tested the water in the tank with the cycling LR and got these results: 1/6/09 pH 8.4 am 1.0 trite 0.5 trate 0 i did a pwc, 5 gal, and...
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    will 2 200 watt heaters heat a 125g?

    both heaters are in their own 55g's and heat them fine. i know the math, and the 125 is 15g more than 2 X 55 but with all the LR in place, i think they'd be okay? for the time being, probably for another month or 2, they'll be running in-tank, but once i get a sump/refugium together, they'll...
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    coral noob

    i want to start a reef tank, but have a while to go before i add any corals. i need to get better lighting before i start, for sure. i've been trying to do as much research on corals before i get started on them but for the life of me, i cant figure out what the difference is between lps, sps...
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    coralife super skimmer

    are these good skimmers?
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    really stupid question, i'm sure

    what is a 50/50 bulb and can they be put in a standard florescent fixture? what bulbs do you need to grow coraline algae?
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    should i panic?

    i got a free blue hippo tang today but it went through a lot on its journey. the person that gave it to me had it in a bucket, and it was in the bucket for a long car ride ~ 3hrs and i think it was in the bucket for a few hrs before the ride. when i got it home, it was listless, but after...
  11. erock412

    125 stocklist

    i have a 55 right now w/ 2 false percs, but tommorrow i'm getting a 125 and want to know if this is acceptible: 1 yellow tang 1 naso or blue hippo 1 mandarin goby 3 pj cardinals
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    Lobster tank???

    I was thinking earlier today as i was grocery shopping about how much i hate passing the lobsters in the seafood section. if i could just save ONE lobster from it's inevitable boiling death, i think that would be enough for me. how hard do you think it would be to keep a lobster from a grocery...
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    types of filtration?

    all of my levels are cool, as i am running a very light bioload on my tank. however, i am in the process of moving a 55g to a 125g. my 55g DT has been running for over a year, and i have an extra 55 that i'm using to clean/ seed all the sand i have. being that i'm about to get into this hobby...
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    how many friends should i call

    I'm picking up a 125 today and i'm wondering how much it's going to weigh empty. I just want to figure out how many friend-cards i'm going to have to pull to get this in the house, as well as how much pizza and beer i'll be picking up
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    coral noob questions

    I am in the process of moving my 55g to a 125g. hopefully everything will be transferred tomorrow or tuesday. the whole reason for the upgrade is that i want a real bad reef. however, i still have some work to do until i am ready and comfortable with keeping many corals. i dont currently...
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    non photosynthetic corals?

    i'm starting a 125 reef, but i have a lot of equipment to buy before i'll feel comfortable or even ready to start buying corals. are there corals that don't rely on light that i could get for my tank to add some color until i get some metal halides?
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    sand cloud

    how long should i wait for the sand cloud in a new tank to go away before considering the possibility of bad sand? (120 lbs of sand).
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    my clowns wont eat

    i'm transferring tanks from a 55 to a 125 on monday, and i put my only fish (2 false percs) and all my LR into a bare bottom 55 with all the water from my 55 DT, so i could stir up the existing sand bed. Now that they are in the bare bottom, and have been for about 19 hrs, they wont eat. the...
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    rinsing sand...?

    as some of you may know, im moving my 55 to a 125 on monday. ive been told not to move the sand, as it harbors trates, trites, and ammonia, and when it is disturbed, these are re-released into the water. i was going to empty my tank of fish, and the few crabs i have, as well as the LR and...
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    Upgrade to 125 question

    If I take some LR out of my current 55g DT, and put it (and some new sand) in an extra 55 i have laying around would that start a cycle? Would I still have to add the cocktail shrimp? The reason I ask is b/c I am picking up a 125 next monday (which the lfs is selling for $1/gal!!) and I'd like...