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Forum: Reef 06-22-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Beverly
Still not getting into any aspect of the great RO...

Still not getting into any aspect of the great RO vs. tapwater debate. Find another thread for that, guys :)

Yup, thought of that - the outdoor taps will not be plumbed into the water softener.
Forum: Reef 06-22-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,408
Posted By Beverly
Hi Seriak, I was intending to use water...

Hi Seriak,

I was intending to use water softened water for setting up the 25g and for water changes, then use store-bought RO for top up (Canadian Tire sells 5g for about $2.00).

The link you...
Forum: Reef 06-22-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,408
Posted By Beverly
Have been in the hobby for years and know the...

Have been in the hobby for years and know the benefits of RO. Absolutely don't want to get into the great debate about RO vs. tap. Sorry guys :)

Ross, we're hooking the water softener up to...
Forum: Reef 06-22-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,408
Posted By Beverly
I am topping off with RO. Any comments about...

I am topping off with RO.

Any comments about the water softener?
Forum: Reef 06-22-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,408
Posted By Beverly
Anyone using water softened tapwater in their reef?

We're moving in a couple of weeks to a brand new house and are installing a water softener. We've used Prime-treated tapwater in our 25g since setting it up and intend to use only Prime-treated...
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade (Aquatics livestock related only) 03-08-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By Beverly
Bump ^

Bump ^
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade (Aquatics livestock related only) 03-06-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By Beverly
The rock is still for sale. :) They are...

The rock is still for sale. :)

They are smaller pieces. Please look at the photo for an idea of rock size. BTW, the rock is in a 10g. There is no valonia or aptaisia on the rock.
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade (Aquatics livestock related only) 03-05-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By Beverly
Pending.

Pending.
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade (Aquatics livestock related only) 03-05-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By Beverly
FS: 5 to 5.5 lbs LR - Edmonton

Actually, cleaned the 10g tank just now and figure this rock is more like 5 to 5.5 lbs. Here's a quick shot of the rock in the 10g. Sorry for the poor photo which is due to no tripod and water...
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade (Aquatics livestock related only) 03-05-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By Beverly
FS: ~3.5 lbs. Live Rock - N. Edmonton

Finally upgraded our 10g to 25g and have about 3.5 lbs of LR left over. A few stomatella snails come with the rock. Rock has been under lights since early December. $15.00.
Forum: Lounge 02-16-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 382
Posted By Beverly
Jelly Fish Video

Didn't know all this stuff about Jelly Fish (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HzFiQFFQYw&feature=player_embedded)!
Forum: Reef 02-08-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,766
Posted By Beverly
My suggestions to win the battle: -weekly or...

My suggestions to win the battle:

-weekly or twice-weekly water changes of 30%
-baste your rock and sandbed (baste hard into the sandbed) to get detritus into the water column where your skimmer,...
Forum: Reef 02-06-2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,429
Posted By Beverly
Hi Dez, wouldn't it be time to replace this...

Hi Dez, wouldn't it be time to replace this regulator - just to be safe?!
Forum: Pictures 02-05-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,704
Posted By Beverly
Oh, I don't use bio pellets and don't intend to...

Oh, I don't use bio pellets and don't intend to use them. And, no sandbed to put in the jar :wink:

Just wondering if anyone thought of doing the experiment for their own information and to share...
Forum: Pictures 02-05-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,704
Posted By Beverly
I can only guess that the MB7 and bio pellets are...

I can only guess that the MB7 and bio pellets are doing what they are supposed to do. Is the water in your pail dirty after vacuuming your sand? How dirty your water is indicates how much detritus...
Forum: Pictures 02-05-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,704
Posted By Beverly
I don't know what you mean by consume. The...

I don't know what you mean by consume. The sandbed will have nitrifying bacteria, but you will still be left with nitrate and phosphate as a result. At least, this is the way I understand the...
Forum: Pictures 02-05-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,704
Posted By Beverly
When I upgraded from the 10g to the 25g before...

When I upgraded from the 10g to the 25g before Christmas 2011, it was on my mind to put a thin layer (under 1") of sandbed at a later date. However, with all the detritus I'm pulling out weekly...
Forum: Pictures 02-04-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,704
Posted By Beverly
To Marko and anyone else who'd like to do an...

To Marko and anyone else who'd like to do an experiment :biggrin: :

Could you please take a cup or so of sand from your sandbed (or sump), preferably near or under your rock, put it in a jar with...
Forum: Pictures 02-04-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,704
Posted By Beverly
I use tank water in the bucket to rinse the foams...

I use tank water in the bucket to rinse the foams to preserve the nitrfying bacteria in the foams. RO or tapwater would kill the bacteria. I don't use socks, but would probably use the same method...
Forum: Pictures 02-04-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,704
Posted By Beverly
LOL, Rich! Marko, besides a few corals that...

LOL, Rich!

Marko, besides a few corals that don't get fed, are stomatella snails (lots now, after the spawning event a few months ago), pods and a few small brittle stars - which would all qualify...
Forum: Pictures 02-04-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,704
Posted By Beverly
25g Mid-Week Detritus Export Video

The subject came up in other threads about how much detritus can be removed from a BB tank. Here's a video made this morning of my 25g Mid-Week Detritus Export...
Forum: Tank Journal 02-04-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 25,478
Posted By Beverly
Really like the pared down look of your mininal...

Really like the pared down look of your mininal aquascaping. I suggest you go BB for awhile and see how how you like it. You can always add a sandbed of any depth later. I love my BB 25g. I...
Forum: Marine Fish 02-02-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By Beverly
I have them swimming around under the rock in my...

I have them swimming around under the rock in my BB 25g - most often after lights out. There are no fish in this tank and I assume they're some sort of 'pods.
Forum: Lounge 01-28-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,125
Posted By Beverly
My mother's and and father must have gone through...

My mother's and and father must have gone through that decades ago. I take for granted being Canadian being of the second generation born here. But it's really a big deal to become a citizen. ...
Forum: Lounge 01-26-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,015
Posted By Beverly
Gee, I would have been inclined to get some help...

Gee, I would have been inclined to get some help for this guy. All kidding aside, he was in a dangerous position being naked in a snowstorm :neutral:
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