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Goin' Glass Baby!!!

Posted 03/26/2011 at 11:07 AM by Rotknee
Updated 04/21/2011 at 04:42 PM by Rotknee (corrected typo)

I am in the process of upgrading from an acrylic tank to a Lee-Mar 167g (62x26x24) three sided eurobraced starphire tank. I am really excited about the build as it gives me the option to "start fresh" and apply what I have learned over the past year in my experiences with my current 120g setup.

Given my travel schedule my updates will be very sporadic. I usually have access to a computer when in the field so I will update this blog as the opportunity presents itself....
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Tang in my tank

Posted 03/20/2011 at 05:58 PM by saltjohnswharf
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I am getting sick and tired of the so-called Tang debate. It seems everyone with a 90 gallon tank has stuck a Tang in there because their tank met the minimum tank size requirements posted online. Tangs cover a large area of the reef everyday and do not enjoy being confined.

When you get a new dog do you just tie it in the yard and throw it some food and water as needed? Sure it looks fairly healthy. If the dogs health could be judged by water parameters, as a fishes health can...
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Additional Disease Treatment Information

Posted 03/16/2011 at 11:07 AM by snorvich (System configuration and fish for my two tanks)
Updated 05/19/2011 at 02:17 PM by snorvich

When I was doing research on treatments, I found that Quinine products were the first medications used in many tropical fish ailments -- especially marine fishes. What happened in the USA is that the real good ones became only available by prescription. This is not something most hobbyists could get their hands on.

Now, some off the shelf medications do contain some quinine ingredients in low quantities.

Chloroquine diphosphate was the choice medication for treating...
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2011 WORC Frag Swap - (Dayton, Ohio)

Posted 03/13/2011 at 08:35 PM by Waco Pilot

[QUOTE=a.browning;18468288]I'm from the Dayton area, will definitely be attending.[/QUOTE]

Greetings...we are from Dayton as well. Live in the St. Anne's Hill area east of downtown. What corals do you mostly collect?

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Kalk: how to: why to: how much to

Posted 03/13/2011 at 11:39 AM by Sk8r
Updated 03/13/2011 at 11:53 AM by Sk8r

Why put lime in your ATO?
It's called 'dripping kalk', from the German word for lime. It's appropriate for anyone with clams or stony coral, ie, a tank that sucks up calcium faster than weekly water changes can supply it.

This is why stony coral keeping is a lot easier than people think it is---easy, as in, "very little work"...as in, "actually far less work than keeping a FOWLR."

First you need an ATO [automatic topoff]. Everyone does who...
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