Submitted by melev on Mon, 10/13/2014 - 13:20
The calcium reactor needed a refill badly, and the media finally arrived today. I'm using TLF's Reborn media this time. I cleaned it out and refilled it tonight and here it is, ready to go. I've had this reactor since 2004 and it has served me well.
Here's my "How to set up a calcium reactor article: http://www.melevsreef.com/node/1276
Submitted by melev on Thu, 03/08/2012 - 10:18
Last week when I got back from my trip to Atlanta, my tank sitter told me he was ready for me to get the cyano bacteria situation in my tank under control. I prefer not to treat the tank when I'm about to travel, so I don't put the reef in a bad spot when I'm 1000 miles away for a few days.
Submitted by melev on Wed, 07/29/2009 - 04:57
Whenever I mix up a new batch of saltwater, especially if it is a new bucket I've opened, I test for three things: Temperature, Salinity, and pH. If the pH is down, I'll buffer it up. Usually if the pH is down, the alkalinity is as well. By buffering it up, it brings up the alk at the same time.
Submitted by melev on Mon, 11/19/2007 - 02:54
A new page has been created to answer some questions I get about RO/DI systems pretty often. Such as - do I ship to Canada? or how to pay without using Paypal.
Submitted by melev on Mon, 11/05/2007 - 07:05
My water change article has been released at last. It'll be added to my site in the near future, but for now you can enjoy it the November Issue of Reefkeeping Online.
Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to visit several reefkeeper's homes in South Dakota. It was very interesting and I'll be adding that information to my site once I get the images edited and linked to some new pages.
Submitted by melev on Sun, 10/07/2007 - 16:25
Submitted by melev on Tue, 07/10/2007 - 06:28
Today, I was in the garage and found water where it should not be. I thought maybe it was from the window a/c unit, but that wasn't it. So I kind of hoped my water heater needed replacing (rusted out), but that wasn't it. Next I went in the fishroom and saw a decent puddle in the very spot where I put the new waterproofed wiring conduit.
Submitted by melev on Mon, 09/11/2006 - 15:44
I completely drained and cleaned out the refugium yesterday, washed all the sand, shook off the macro and LR in rinse saltwater, and set it up anew. The cyano in that zone was so out of control, I figured I needed to reduce the nutrient level trapped in that compartment. It looks much better, but I'm very sore after working on that for over three hours. That would be the one drawback to a huge sump, when trying to reach the back portion.
My site has a few more pages updated.
Submitted by melev on Mon, 07/17/2006 - 14:19
In the past week, a few changes have occured. I added six blue chromis, which look great under VHO lighting. Of course, as of today I only see 5 for some reason...
Submitted by melev on Tue, 03/07/2006 - 19:41
I talked with Keys Critters, and they suggested I keep them away from the Harlequins. I'll try to retrieve the starfish and put them in a different tank.
Tonight I polished off the rest of a Costco-sized jar of pretzels. While looking at it, I thought how it would make a cool tank. :D After peeling off the label (which is aggravating and takes far too long), I cleaned it up well and filled it up with water to see how much it could hold. That would be two gallons. So what to do?