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  1. mikev

    Tool to cut teeth in overflow

    rotozip bits work well.
  2. mikev

    ricordea problems

    i have had these florida rics for from 6 months to a year(there are about 15). there have been no major changes in lighting ,flow, or other inhabitants.
  3. mikev

    ricordea problems

    the ricordea in my wifes nano has been shrinking over the past couple of weeks. they still have good color ,but the physical shrinkage has me a little concerned. my params ph 8.4 ammonia 0 trites 0 trates 0 these tests were taken with api test kits temp 79
  4. mikev

    how do I frag xenia?

    place a small rock (or whatever you want the frag attatched to) next to the xenia colony. one or more of the stalks will move onto the rock and you can remove it easily.
  5. mikev

    monti cap.

    You can also wedge the frag between two rocks and it will eventually attach itself. that is the method i prefer
  6. mikev

    TDS Meter Values...

    My well water has a tds of 45, but i still run all my water for the tank thru the ro/di.
  7. mikev

    octo nw-150 problem

    i was changing the filter socks today, and my skimmer started over flowing . i turned the pump off, cleaned everything. whaen i started it back up the skimmer produced hardly any bubbles and i had micro bubbles coming out of the discharge. help!
  8. mikev

    cleaner shrimp dead

    the molt will have "tentacles". the shrimp will hide in the rocks until his new shell hardens
  9. mikev

    Premium Seachem line : Aquavitro

    i should have said , fuel ions, and calcification are the only products i can reccomend. i havent used the others. i used the calcifacation to bring my calcium up to my desired level and have been dripping kalkwasser ever since.these products are really too expensive to keep a large system...
  10. mikev

    Premium Seachem line : Aquavitro

    i won the entire aquavitro line of products at our local club. the fuel, ions and calcification are the only products i would recommend. use the fuel sparingly it is quite potent. many in myclub noticed soft corals to close up when used as directed. seachem support suggested to use half dose.
  11. mikev

    Flat worms

    thank you to all that responded! A quick freshwater dip is all it required for now. i couldnt believe how fast that killed them
  12. mikev

    Flat worms

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    Flat worms

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    Flat worms

  15. mikev

    lets see them Monti Cap

    here are a few of mine
  16. mikev

    lets see them Monti Cap

    here are a few of mine
  17. mikev

    Pom Pom Xenia out of control!

    you can also take small pieces of rock and place them next to a stalk and the xenia will move onto the rock. this method doesnt promote regrowth
  18. mikev

    Anyone Own the 28gal JBJ Nano Cube?

    have had one for about 6 months now.good little unit. i was able to avoid a chiller by mounting a small fan on the wall behind the tank , and have it blow on the open area in the back. droppedthe temp almost 5 degrees.
  19. mikev

    what skimmer for a nano28 hqi

    thanks, i will check it out
  20. mikev

    what skimmer for a nano28 hqi

    the skimmer that comes with it is a piece of junk, what would be a good skimmer under $150 ?