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  • Posted on: 30/8/2006 13:59
Re: stripped our nano and started again #31
silicates are big problems for marine tanks and the stringy algea will grow with storng current


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  • Posted on: 30/8/2006 11:33
Re: Blue linkia starfish - Eating and feeding #32
well the book says 2004 so it may well do but it would be somewhat of a miracle as they need to know what to feed them in the beginning


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  • Posted on: 30/8/2006 11:31
Re: stripped our nano and started again #33
the proper turnover rate from power heads if your keeping soft corals are 10x and 20 for hards.

the dusty algea needs just enough not to settle so usually if your keeping corals its never an issues.

soare you keeping corals? if so make sure you have the turn over rate for them.


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  • Posted on: 30/8/2006 11:16
Re: uv filter? #34
its relevent to know whether it has bad effect or not in any circumstance but if you want to do a fish only marine system using canister filters there good but you only really need one if you get loads of whittespot or algea overwise they wont do much but kill the beneficial bacteria (which wont be just filter bacteria.


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  • Posted on: 30/8/2006 11:15
Re: Blue linkia starfish - Eating and feeding #35
this is from a book that is a few years old but still a very good reference

natural and neccersarry diet unknown. Appears to eat and may accept meaty foods, but seldom survives more than 18 months. appears to die of malnutrition.

MARINE INVERTEBRATES Roanld L. Shimek, Ph.D.

as there diet is unknown according to an invertebrate ultra knowledge knowing person, he has got a phd in the field i would take his world in saying that its unknown and most die due to lack of knowlege though apparently they might accept meaty foods like krill


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  • Posted on: 29/8/2006 20:19
Re: can you tell me what coral this is??? #36
the colourful stuff that covers the rock is calcious algea called coraline. its not really a plant and wont develop by its own yet every marine tank will have it.

it needs to be added either by adding it in a packet or in most cases a single piece of coraline'd rock. the best way is from scrapings of rock and will generally give good coverage quickly.

figi rock gets coraline quicker in comparison to indonesian though indonesian is more pourous and if the berlin method is being used is better.


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  • Posted on: 29/8/2006 20:14
Re: uv filter? #37
UV's can have disaterous effects in a berlin system and can harm hard corals because some of the neccersary stuff gets altered due to the radiation.


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  • Posted on: 29/8/2006 20:08
Re: converting from tropical to marine #38
yeah i have both those books and they are the definative book on marine fishes and invertebrates (two books)


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  • Posted on: 28/8/2006 16:25
Re: can you tell me what coral this is??? #39
it just looks like rock to me whats the coral?


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  • Posted on: 28/8/2006 16:24
Re: filtration debate #40
well the member who started the tank was a freshwater keeper so telling him why marines are harder to keep was on topic so actually you are wrong there. its helpful so he knows that water changes each weak are not a good idea and that it needs to be approached differently.

if there is a power cut there isnt much you can do less you have a load of battery powered air pumps and if your power is out for a few hours it shouldnt matter to much so long as you fix it straight away with a water change and addid an airator. this is why i said short term. you cannot heat it, you cannot airate it less you have these soo called battey powered airators and when theres no power in the house its going to be important to sort other things out first.

and yes there are other ways of filtrating a tank though as i said the hold no where near as much bacteria and this is why the berlin method is better.



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