Typical Saltwater...

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Z-Ice, Feb 18, 2008.

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  1. Z-Ice

    Z-Ice Flamingo Tongue

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    substrate?

    When you do your weekly cleaning doesn't sand make the water turn to a big dust ball? The reason I chose substrate was the look and I did not want a muddy mess. Am I wrong?

    Others.... (no offense, ReefSparky,) but does everyone else agree with the substrate proposition?

    Thanks... they are getting soo big. I do not have decent pics of them.

    I can update my sump so the main chamber is a fuge but dunno? I wanted to keep from this but perhaps not?

    Thanks,
    Zak
    P.S. To everyone... thanks for all the help and future help you are giving... :) Please continue ...:cheesy:
     
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  3. bmshehan

    bmshehan Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    I recently heard 5 snails per gallon... wouldn't want them to be all large snails but tells you not to be scared to add snails...
     
  4. gazog

    gazog Kole Tang

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    Actully I was in the Wal-mart by me tonight, it is a big brand new store and they do sell RO water but i saw no mention of DI anywhere. Not only that its more expensive than my LFS by abut .50 a gallon so I guess I will continue going there for now.
     
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    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If you keep your crushed coral substrate clean, it shouldn't cause you many problems.
     
  6. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    P.S. As for test kits, we all use seperate tests for each "element." You definitely need to pick up more snails and a magnesium test kit. :)
     
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  7. Otty

    Otty Giant Squid

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    Get a hold of Tangster, he can set you up with a clean up crew probably cheaper then you LFS.
     
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  9. Z-Ice

    Z-Ice Flamingo Tongue

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    I am sorry if I lead you to believe the water was DI. The walmart by me only has RO but I was very suprised the quality was 5ppm. I did not test for other elements such as PO4 etc..


    All I know it the water from Walmart is much better than my sink.(274 ppm)! Not to mention all the chlorine from the city.

    I will go back to my LFS and buy all the snails they have. I guess I am not impressed with them as I used to be. More knowledge...less they seem equipped.

    Thanks,
    Zak
     
  10. Z-Ice

    Z-Ice Flamingo Tongue

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    Thanks for the info... I will contact him.

    Where is a good site to get a Mg test kit?

    Zak
     
  11. Z-Ice

    Z-Ice Flamingo Tongue

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    snail count

    So for my 55 gallon tank... what is the magic number of snails and crabs?


    Thanks,
    Zak
     
  12. Linda

    Linda Feather Duster

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    Otty's right. Tangster is also a great resource for frags -- healthy and beautiful. + you know where they've been! LOL