mrmaytagg

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  1. I can explain this.... Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  2. 3v2 Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  3. Kalkwasser as a paste. Just be careful not to do too much at once because it could elevate your levels. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  4. Personal not scientific reply: Carbon has done 3 things for me from my observation. Kept the look of the water clearer, controlled contaminates, and also the smell of the tank in check. I run it passively in my mixed reef. It's in a media bag in a high flow area of my sump. I have a reactor but just don't like rractors because if the extra flow needed. There is argument about how long it lasts and how often it should be changed. I change it once a month with a water change. Some say it's only good for a day before it's exhausted while others say it's lasts much longer. I asked mine how long it lasted but it did not answer. It's accepted that carbon removes things we can't see it test for. I do know my tank looks better to me with it. Could be reefers goggles though. You know that phenomenom of "I'm trying product "x" so in my mind I see that it's doing what it's supposed to do." That being said, if I see stuff in my tank looking sub par as a whole, I'll change carbon. I've noticed things getting beack to normal. There is also argument that the kind of carbon make a difference. Ive used a ton of them and can't say that I've seen negatives from any. I've read that some of the cheaper carbons break apart and can be linked back to hlle. I have no personal experience with this. I believe purity with affect the absorbtion capacity. Could be wrong though. I think the type of carbon become personal preference. Extruded and what I call flakes. I'm sure someone knows the real name. It's just the shape of the carbon. I like the extruded pellets because they have less dust. Which means if the hlle things is true, this should be true. I'm currently using rox 0.8 but like I said I've used a lot of different over the last five years. My to requirements are is it extruded and is it as cheap as I kind find at the time I'm buying? You could argue that rox only fits one of those criteria but it was FREE. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  5. I guess I would call it minced and fine. Some pieces at too big for anthias to eat but they are for the bigger fish. I guess it varies. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  6. I get a seafood blend from the Asian market, the one without the crab since it's usually imitation. Add pe mysis,shrimp, spectrum pellets, garlic, selcon, some cobalt flake, seaweed strips. If it's dry, I'll add a little rodi, but usually not necessary. The mysis is usually enough liquid to work. Been using it for about 4 years. Never had a nutrient problem and there is something for everyone Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  7. I k ow the feeling bud. I had something similar happen recently. As of now, remaining sps only has hints of color. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  8. Google or tapatalk Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  9. Closer@lars ? Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
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  11. That sea dragon was amazing Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  12. I second that. Leave it as is and enjoy Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  13. That's his fuge Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  14. I do it every other water change that way. I have yet to have a problem. .
  15. No way. I'm headed to Wal-Mart now. You all always make me spend money! .
  16. Looks awesome. Very well thought out. I wish i had that type of patience. Where did you find those stand lights? .
  17. Coke bottled Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  18. http://www.marcorocks.com/aquascape-supplies/e-marco-400/ I've seen some amazing stuff done with that stuff. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  19. You also have aquarium central and pets unlimited here in Lafayette. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  20. That thing is nice. I'm willing to accept all donations [emoji12] Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  21. @TheGrimmReefer closer? Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  22. So what did he program for you? What quick tips did he give? Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  23. We have been there. Lost and achilles, powder brown, purple, amd atlantic blue within 14 days. How did you acclimate? Did you try a fw dip to check for flukes? Any spots that could lead you to suspect velvet? Any signs of bacterial infection? Those are the only things i can think of that kill that fast. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk