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Forum: Equipment 08-03-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,521
Posted By Raul-7
Go with filter socks rather than foam. Best...

Go with filter socks rather than foam. Best mechanical filtration I've ever used. You can find them in varying micron sizes, in fact they can filter everything from 200 microns all the way down to 1...
Forum: Plants 08-01-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 306
Posted By Raul-7
What species of moss does Amano use?

I am interested in the species of moss he uses to cover driftwood. I know he calls it willow moss, but it does not look anything like the willow moss that is available here in the N. America? Or am I...
Forum: Fish 07-19-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By Raul-7
I've kept them for over a year in RO water; no...

I've kept them for over a year in RO water; no breeding but they sure did look good. They thrive in low TDS, very soft water. Lower the dGH and gKH. The main problem is that they are susceptible to...
Forum: Fish 07-17-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,911
Posted By Raul-7
Get 3 females. The problem with having only 2...

Get 3 females. The problem with having only 2 females is that as soon as the male pairs with one of the females, the second female will become their target.

A. diplotaenia and A. elizabethae both...
Forum: Fish 07-17-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,911
Posted By Raul-7
Don't house 2 different pairs in the same for a...

Don't house 2 different pairs in the same for a couple of reasons:
A) The males will fight, especially when they breed.
B) It is very difficult to differentiate between the females of different...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-30-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 66,096
Posted By Raul-7
I didn't mean to be a buzz kill, but I was in...

I didn't mean to be a buzz kill, but I was in same situation a few months ago. I've read through numerous threads from reef hobbyists who have much more experience with overflows than we do. The vast...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-29-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 66,096
Posted By Raul-7
Don't use a CPR overflow, they're the worst....

Don't use a CPR overflow, they're the worst. Relying on a third device to restart the siphon is a recipe for disaster. A much better design is a U-tube style overflow like Eshopps, Lifereef, etc. The...
Forum: Lighting 02-13-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By Raul-7
Kessil A150W

Good news, Kessil finally released their FW version of the highly successful A150W.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c28/Raul-7/kessil.png
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Forum: Lighting 12-24-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,480
Posted By Raul-7
Who was arguing against LEDs for planted tanks? I...

Who was arguing against LEDs for planted tanks? I certainly hope my posts didn't give that impression. In fact I eagerly await Kessil's 'Amazon Sun' fixture to be released.

My post are merely...
Forum: Lighting 12-22-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,480
Posted By Raul-7
The complaints were beyond the bleaching that...

The complaints were beyond the bleaching that resulted from too much intensity. Some of the people indicated that their colors changed colors or didn't look as nice.

Wavelengths are wavelengths,...
Forum: Lighting 12-20-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,480
Posted By Raul-7
No, the posts I read involved recent adopters. ...

No, the posts I read involved recent adopters.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2108055&highlight=sol
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Forum: Lighting 12-20-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,480
Posted By Raul-7
I cannot comment on why this is occurring, but a...

I cannot comment on why this is occurring, but a lot of the reef guys have switched back to T5s due to a number of factors: unpleasant coloration [Kelvin rating] when compared to T5/MH, poor or...
Forum: Lighting 12-20-2011, 01:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,709
Posted By Raul-7
Not really Progressive Reef sells them:...

Not really Progressive Reef sells them: http://www.progressivereef.com/proddetail.php?prod=10VDimballast&cat=237 . It's owned by a former moderator here, IIRC.
Forum: Lighting 12-19-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,709
Posted By Raul-7
It uses any T5HO bulb, but ATI recommends...

It uses any T5HO bulb, but ATI recommends 'burning in' any new bulb for 40-50 [yet they originally said 100 hours] hours before dimming.
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,419
Posted By Raul-7
I have the 75GPD unit from BRS with the water...

I have the 75GPD unit from BRS with the water saver upgrade; which also raises your output to 150GPD. I use an Aquatec 8800 booster pump to run the whole unit with an intial PSI of 91. It's been...
Forum: Lighting 12-09-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,856
Posted By Raul-7
This is what prevented me from upgrading to LEDs....

This is what prevented me from upgrading to LEDs.

Kessil is going to release their new set of high intensity and dimmable fixtures in Q1 2012 from what I know. It should resemble the H350 they...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-30-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,010
Posted By Raul-7
I'm not too sure, I adopted her from a lady on...

I'm not too sure, I adopted her from a lady on Craigslist. She's too petite to be either breed, most likely she is a mix of Ragdoll and something.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-30-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,010
Posted By Raul-7
My cat does it all the time, it's her favorite...

My cat does it all the time, it's her favorite water bowl. Never bothered me at all.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c28/Raul-7/P1010072.jpg
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-29-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By Raul-7
Most commercial products rely on the same exact...

Most commercial products rely on the same exact compounds found in Estimate Index and other DIY fertilizers. For example, Seachem uses KNO3 as their source of nitrogen, K2SO4 as their source of...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By Raul-7
Scolley has one, he did a long review of it on...

Scolley has one, he did a long review of it on ReefCentral. IIRC, you get what you pay for (ie. stay away)
Forum: Fish 11-28-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,937
Posted By Raul-7
I agree, I love wild Angels. Pterophyllum altum...

I agree, I love wild Angels. Pterophyllum altum has to be one of the most beautiful freshwater fish.

http://www.newoac.com/images/altum.jpg

I would also include Pterophyllum scalare var. 'Rio...
Forum: Plants 11-28-2011, 02:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By Raul-7
Nothing to worry about (in fact you should be...

Nothing to worry about (in fact you should be happy), it's just reproducing via the sporangia you see. Those little hairs should develop into their own individual plants soon.
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Forum: Equipment 11-27-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Raul-7
Why do you need the DI stage, unless you plan on...

Why do you need the DI stage, unless you plan on starting a reef?



Unless you have low TDS water to begin with (which I doubt since LA has water with 200+ TDS), you will end up spending a lot...
Forum: Other Websites 11-26-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,554
Posted By Raul-7
Anyone notice that the phone booth aquarium is...

Anyone notice that the phone booth aquarium is for sale on a popular auction site?

There was a video where one of the owners of ATM explaining how Animal Planet edits out all the technical...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,425
Posted By Raul-7
If you want the bragging rights of using an Iwaki...

If you want the bragging rights of using an Iwaki just invest in a sump. Cheaper, consistent water level, easier to clean, and it allows you to get rid of a lot of equipment in the display.
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