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Forum: Coral Propagation 06-19-2007, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 17,247
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If it has two mouths then it has already started...

If it has two mouths then it has already started the process of self-propagation. Soon it will become two mushrooms. If you still want to propagate the coral by cutting then just cut between the two...
Forum: Photos 05-28-2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 20,438
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Thumbs up Very Impressive! How long has your tank been set...

Very Impressive! How long has your tank been set up?
Forum: Lighting, Filtration, & Other Equipment 05-28-2007, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 14,075
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Can you take a photo of it in action? Is the...

Can you take a photo of it in action? Is the water level at the same height in the skimmer as it was before when it was producing skimmate?
Forum: DIY 05-24-2007, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,431
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Thumbs up Thanks for sharing your diy stand project. Looks...

Thanks for sharing your diy stand project. Looks like you have quite the shop there. Did you route the holes for the doors freehand or did you use a jig? Looks like a quality job!
Forum: Lighting, Filtration, & Other Equipment 05-24-2007, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 10,540
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10ppm nitrate is not extraordinarily high, but...

10ppm nitrate is not extraordinarily high, but yes I would look into doing away with the canister filter and using lots of live rock, setting up a refugium, and possibly a deep sand bed or a remote...
Forum: DIY 05-21-2007, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 16,660
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Nice craftsmanship. Good job on building your...

Nice craftsmanship. Good job on building your sump. Did you use the pins method or just lay the pieces together and glue them? What did you use for weights? Usually I'll use some bricks wrapped in...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration, & Other Equipment 05-19-2007, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 9,576
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The canister filter and the aquaclear (when using...

The canister filter and the aquaclear (when using filter floss or sponge material) will promote the growth of aerobic bacteria which will contribute to the nitrate level. All you really need is live...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration, & Other Equipment 05-17-2007, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,076
Posted By FragOutpost
It's not too much. Go for it!

It's not too much. Go for it!
Forum: Reef Discussion 05-17-2007, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 24,729
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You will not likely have any problems changing...

You will not likely have any problems changing out all of your crushed coral for sand at once. Make sure to have some water ready for a 10-20% water change at the same time. Relocating your fish...
Forum: Reef Discussion 05-16-2007, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 24,729
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Crushed coral being a larger granular size allows...

Crushed coral being a larger granular size allows organic material to settle and decay within your substrate requiring more effort to keep clean. Sand does not have this problem and also has the...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration, & Other Equipment 05-13-2007, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,076
Posted By FragOutpost
What coral species do you plan to keep? If your...

What coral species do you plan to keep? If your 10 gallon nano is going to be stocked with mostly SPS corals then it would not be too much. The more important concern is maintaining water quality and...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration, & Other Equipment 05-04-2007, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,214
Posted By FragOutpost
Every 2-4 weeks should be good. It is better to...

Every 2-4 weeks should be good. It is better to use small amount and change more frequently as opposed to large amounts being changed less frequently.
Forum: Coral Propagation 05-03-2007, 06:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 11,888
Posted By FragOutpost
Keep us updated on your progress. You may also...

Keep us updated on your progress. You may also need to use some rubberbands to assist in keeping the coral in place until it can grasp a footing on the rock.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration, & Other Equipment 05-03-2007, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,214
Posted By FragOutpost
It is good to run a small amount of carbon in a...

It is good to run a small amount of carbon in a filter sock placed in an area of high flow in your sump. Running large amounts of carbon in something like a canister filter will provide lots of...
Forum: New to Reefkeeping 04-24-2007, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 11,969
Posted By FragOutpost
Since you have mostly soft corals your alkalinity...

Since you have mostly soft corals your alkalinity and calcium requirements are not going to be very high. Do you have a sump or refugium? You can add the supplements to your sump or into an area of...
Forum: Coral Propagation 04-24-2007, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 17,247
Posted By FragOutpost
First detach the mushroom from the rock at the...

First detach the mushroom from the rock at the base of the stalk.
The slice the mushroom across the radius like a pizza making sure to try and get some of the mouth in every slice. Ricordeas can be...
Forum: DIY 04-24-2007, 05:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 10,863
Posted By FragOutpost
Try Home Depot or Lowes in the lighting...

Try Home Depot or Lowes in the lighting department.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01-05-2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 9,616
Posted By FragOutpost
As far as I know most teflon tape will be fine to...

As far as I know most teflon tape will be fine to use.
To be sure just look for one that says for use on potable water.
Forum: DIY 12-05-2006, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 19,673
Posted By FragOutpost
Plans Sent!

Plans Sent!
Forum: Identification 11-24-2006, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 10,589
Posted By FragOutpost
The first pic is a Scypha sponge -These...

The first pic is a Scypha sponge -These are harmless filter feeders and are reef safe.

The second pic are a type of tube worm or small feather duster. These are also reef safe filter...
Forum: New to Reefkeeping 11-17-2006, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,122
Posted By FragOutpost
Zoos are generally pretty tough animals and can...

Zoos are generally pretty tough animals and can usually withstand less than optimum conditions. If you are experiencing an algae bloom then you likely have elevated levels of nitrates and phosphates....
Forum: New to Reefkeeping 11-17-2006, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,790
Posted By FragOutpost
Yes, anaerobic bacteria that lives in the low...

Yes, anaerobic bacteria that lives in the low oxygen environment of the pores of the rock and also in deep sand beds will consume nitrates in the water column.
Forum: Coral Propagation 11-17-2006, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 9,769
Posted By FragOutpost
The propagation of most any Corallimorpharians...

The propagation of most any Corallimorpharians (mushrooms/ricordea) is pretty much the same process. When you cut a polyp off of a rock usually the foot is still attached to the rock. From this foot...
Forum: DIY 11-04-2006, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 19,673
Posted By FragOutpost
Welcome kk22 and wardosreef. I have forwarded you...

Welcome kk22 and wardosreef. I have forwarded you both the plans. Let me know if you do not get them. Thanks.
Forum: Coral Propagation 11-04-2006, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 13,208
Posted By FragOutpost
Hello JeffDubya and welcome to Frag...

Hello JeffDubya and welcome to Frag Outpost.
Congrats on entering the fantastic world of coral propagation. It sounds like you are off to a great start. If you have your choice between T5HO's and...
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