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Forum: Marine Photography 11-12-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,621
Posted By wtac
I disabled it as I'm just jelly that you and...

I disabled it as I'm just jelly that you and others have a reef system and I haven't for the past 12 years.

Kidding...I have no admin privileges.
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By wtac
Also a bigger return pump. Determine head height,...

Also a bigger return pump. Determine head height, lateral run distance, bends, etc to find the flow rate desired at the DT. Then compare the flow chart of various pumps.

I suggest using an...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By wtac
The provided sump will be too small to handle the...

The provided sump will be too small to handle the volume in the pipes when the power cuts out of the return pump so a custom sump will be needed.

You will also have to change out the plumbing and...
Forum: General Marine Discussion 11-12-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By wtac
I set-up a RSR150 a few summers ago and for what...

I set-up a RSR150 a few summers ago and for what it is, I like it for a "starter set".

Only gripe is the basic layout of the sump but there is lots of space within the cabinet to add supplemental...
Forum: Fish and Coral 11-08-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By wtac
NAFB probably gave you furan-2, but ask to be...

NAFB probably gave you furan-2, but ask to be sure.

No probelm mixing copper and furan.
Forum: General Marketplace Discussion 10-21-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By wtac
One wont find that degree of macrofauna/flora as...

One wont find that degree of macrofauna/flora as those days are long gone.

Nothing wrong with dry "reanimated" LR with curing/cured LR as it's the bacterial that is most important. Also these vats...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By wtac
I got mine from Michaels a few years ago. Still...

I got mine from Michaels a few years ago. Still haven't gotten around to making one LOL
Forum: General Marine Discussion 10-18-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By wtac
If your preferred salt is out of stock or want to...

If your preferred salt is out of stock or want to switch brands, it depends on water params of the system vs NSW and volume you change.

Less than 15%, you can go 100% new salt without problems....
Forum: General Marine Discussion 10-14-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By wtac
The issue is CITES and CFIA regulations of...

The issue is CITES and CFIA regulations of livestock, drygoods and shipping rates getting stuff across the border.
Forum: General Marine Discussion 10-14-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By wtac
With higher TDS, species that prefer "soft water"...

With higher TDS, species that prefer "soft water" may not like it long term. Rift Lake Africans will love it.
Forum: General Marine Discussion 10-14-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By wtac
NoPOx doesn't too much to drop PO4 as generally...

NoPOx doesn't too much to drop PO4 as generally algal Redfield ratio is 100C:15N:1P. One wont burn corals per se but stripping the water of a N and P too fast and not compensating with increased...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By wtac
From what I gather it is mostly the 750 series. ...

From what I gather it is mostly the 750 series.

Perhaps the same issue of Oceanic bowfronts back in the day with a "bad batch of silicone". From what I remember of the Oceanics, the MFG dates on...
Forum: General Marine Discussion 10-10-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By wtac
Its not really dying out. Indo has closed exports...

Its not really dying out. Indo has closed exports due to, simply put, inconsistencies of export #'s vs legally # issued permits. Many LFS relied on Indo for the qty that they exported. With the price...
Forum: General Marine Discussion 10-10-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By wtac
Most of my clients in the GTA-Miss-Pickering used...

Most of my clients in the GTA-Miss-Pickering used tap water. Beyond that area, you have to use RODI keeping a reef or triple dose the dechlor for FOWLR. Some were reefs but its always keeping 10...
Forum: General Marine Discussion 10-10-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By wtac
Salts I used for my clients in the past almost...

Salts I used for my clients in the past almost 20years:

TropicMarin Pro
SeaChem AquaVitro Salinity
Fritz RPM

Nothing wrong with IO. Usually have to bump the Ca and alk is on the high side of...
Forum: General Marine Discussion 10-10-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By wtac
Depends on the size of the system, how high NO3...

Depends on the size of the system, how high NO3 is testing and if you are using dosing pumps.

Easiest is dosing a VSV (vinegar, sugar vodka) solution or NoPOx BUT you need to have some PO4 as the...
Forum: General Marketplace Discussion 10-01-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By wtac
No argument here that in SUM's last few years of...

No argument here that in SUM's last few years of operation, it was in poor shape in terms of appearances and in dire need of a serious renovation. Also, I've had the least amount of issues with SUM's...
Forum: General Marine Discussion 09-30-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By wtac
To use as an algaecide, fluconazole is the better...

To use as an algaecide, fluconazole is the better choice as the effects are limited and targeted to disruption to cellular membrane integrety of "primitive" microfauna/flora.

Boric acid will have...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By wtac
Not a fan of larger prefab aquariums WITHOUT a...

Not a fan of larger prefab aquariums WITHOUT a bottom EuroBrace (EB). Neither a fan of rimless as 1) water overspill from algae scraping at the waterline and 2) use minimal glass thickness and the...
Forum: General Marine Discussion 09-25-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
Posted By wtac
There have been issues of metal contaminants in...

There have been issues of metal contaminants in black sand. Also there are bits that will stick to a magnetic algae scraper and higher chance of scratching the glass.

Personally have never had an...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By wtac
Usually there is a rubber bushing that makes a...

Usually there is a rubber bushing that makes a compression seal b/w the quartz sleeve and the housing. Check to see if the bushing isn't cracked as cheaper companies use rubber vs Viton (TM) polymer....
Forum: General Marine Discussion 09-19-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By wtac
Damsels are pricks when they get established and...

Damsels are pricks when they get established and mark out their territory. Worse when they become sexually mature and will irritate branching corals when they nest within...an old 210gal client with...
Forum: General Marine Discussion 09-19-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
Posted By wtac
Forgot to mention sump design as there is no way...

Forgot to mention sump design as there is no way to get it out after its all running :p

Ya...pics look deceiving :p

There are a few ppl here that can give you a hand...just have food and beer...
Forum: Beginner's Circle 09-19-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By wtac
Sure can. Ppl have been doing it for decades...

Sure can. Ppl have been doing it for decades prior to the fracted (ie. SeaChem Flourish) and organic based substrates (ADA AquaSoil). You have to enrich the substrate with products like Flourish Root...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 09-19-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By wtac
Depends on the surfaces to be mated together,...

Depends on the surfaces to be mated together, relative mass and ""crumbliness"/friability.

If they are flat and large surface area, you can use CrazyGlue (CZ)/cyanoacrylate (CA) or silicone.
...
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