Submitted by melev on Thu, 08/11/2005 - 13:22
The Hidden Treasure page has been updated with some new links. A video was added, the Pico tank page was added, the Model M sump was added, the Nano tank was added, and a few other items were corrected or cleaned up.
The Identification Page was updated and now there are 198 items listed. Some newcomers are:
Submitted by melev on Mon, 06/20/2005 - 14:47
Today, a new product arrived called PhosBuster Pro, by CaribSea. After following the directions closely and preparing the tank for the dosage, I added it and hoped for the best.
Six hours later, I tested the PO4 level and it had dropped from 1.5ppm to .25ppm or less. I'm very happy to finally see the phosphate level brought down significantly, and hope that I can set up my system to keep it that low from now on. I'll be sure to update this log with any changes.
Submitted by melev on Mon, 05/16/2005 - 10:12
Woohoo!!! The new sump is finally running!!!!!!!!!
For 8 months, all I've talked about is the new sump I was going to build. At last, it is done and installed.
The doorway got a little more crowded, but I'm happy.
Submitted by melev on Mon, 02/14/2005 - 02:46
Submitted by melev on Sat, 01/01/2005 - 18:24
A 50g water change was done tonight. During the water change, I made it a point to use a pump to stir up all the detritus in the sump and cause the water to be murky in the refugium to keep it in suspension. I pumped out this filthy water, cleaned the sump, skimmer & Mag 12 pump for a fresh start for 2005.
The fish room, once I was done. The skimmer is already bubbling nicely.
Submitted by melev on Fri, 09/03/2004 - 04:10
I documented my 280g 14-day Upgrade Project. It is a 5.6meg webpage, so dial-up will probably not be able to download this page (browser error for sure) with all 111 images.
Submitted by melev on Sat, 07/17/2004 - 04:45
Recently I got a LifeReef Calcium Reactor. It is the LCR2, standing 20" tall with a 5lb CO2 cylinder. I got it used with a bad pump, so I replaced it with another Mag 7 I had in the garage. To avoid any leaks, I put silicone around the impellar coverplate, and let it cure 3 days. Finally tonight I turned it on after filling it up with freshly mixed saltwater, but the pump burned up and a puff of smoke came out.
Submitted by melev on Fri, 07/16/2004 - 03:11
Moonlights have been installed over my 55g reef.
Submitted by melev on Sat, 06/12/2004 - 00:57
Recently, I cleaned out my Aqua C Ev-200 protein skimmer thoroughly. Once I hooked it up, I capped the little drain line on the collection cup so that I could remove the long piece of hose that was never being used anyway. For over a week, the collection cup filled with light green fluid, much more than I've ever had before. I blamed it on the great cleaning job :) and waited for it to break in again. The collection cup has 3 holes in the lid, so it could vent easily, right?
Submitted by melev on Thu, 05/20/2004 - 21:29
My 10,000K XM bulbs arrived today, so I swapped them out with the one year old 10,000K Ushios. I got them for a good price, and now I just hope they have the right coloration so the tank looks good again.
All the powerheads were cleaned today. Next project is all the return pumps.