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When and how to start with corals.

Posted 10/24/2014 at 09:26 AM by Sk8r

When and how to start with corals...
Corals are in a way a responsibility: their collection in the wild likely cannot continue unrestricted: there is already a call for certain ones not to be collected. Communities have taken to aquaculturing them---putting them in lagoons where they can be grown in native waters, rather like farming.

And we can grow them for domestic sale or trade. Certain ones are quite easy to grow and break apart for sale, and if you want to get into this,...
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How are a qt and a hospital tank different---or are they?

Posted 01/15/2015 at 03:52 PM by Sk8r

Difference between a qt and a hospital tank...
There need not be. What describes a hospital tank can be a qt, IF you're willing to do very frequent filter changes, and you can do it as one tank. Follow with me. Understand the trade-offs.

A 'cycled' qt relies on bacteria. You can go as far as sand, rock, etc...or just sponges with bacteria. You put the fish in, you watch fish for four weeks. If you have to treat, you then move the fish to a hospital tank. And if it's a sand-rock...
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Blog start - 9/27/2009

Posted 09/27/2009 at 12:42 PM by diverdick

Well, here is day 1 :wavehand:

Changed 65 250w MH. Moving to 14k vs. 20k on the DE system. BTW, I do not like DE MH systems. Affordable for sure, lousy reflectors in most compact type systems.
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Kati ani on sale now at readyaquatics.com

Posted 01/26/2012 at 07:33 AM by ReadyAquatics

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Kati/Ani is the choice of reef aquarium experts worldwide. Now is your opportunity to get these at a great price!

The German manufacturer of these amazing two-column deionizers has been producing units for over 30 years. World famous with aquarists that want the purest water, Kati/Ani is back in the USA for the first time since 2008; there have been no fresh imports since then. Unlike the very low grade mixed-bed resins, popularized with RO units to reduce...
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Best practice quarantine protocol

Posted 03/31/2012 at 10:19 AM by snorvich (System configuration and fish for my two tanks)

My suggested protocol is to use tank transfer for all new specimens to insure against cryptocaryon irritans. 12 days and two 20 gallon tanks is all it takes.

The initial receiving tank is temp and SG adjusted to the bag water( SG a few points couple of points lower than the bagwater is ok but not higher) This obviates the need for drip acclimation and prolonged stays in bag water where pH can rise and ammonia toxicity can increase once the bag is opened. This is particularly important...
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