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  1. is it hot in here? :(

    Well, I came back from the coast today. Spent a few days in Depoe Bay for the 4th. Checked my tank and things weren't looking right. Then I saw the pieces of my blood shrimp which I've had for several months. (R.I.P.) What was going on? I looked at the thermometer....92 degrees! I saw that one of my maxijets had stopped running. My heater didn't have its "ON" light on. I turned them both off by unplugging them. It was an All-Glass made by Hydor. I plugged it in again (out of the water) and I saw the light come on and start warming up. I threw away the heater anyway because I don't think I could trust it (it came with the tank from PETCO). The intake to my maxijet was gunked up which probably shut it down. I cleaned it off and it works fine as far as I can tell. The website says that the pump won't overheat if the rotor jams or anything like that. Still, I'm at a loss. I don't think any modern heater should fail in the ON position and the pump didn't feel warm when I pulled it out. Weird.
  2. refugium setup questions

    I wanted to pose another question: What kind of flexible tubing can I use to plumb the two tanks together? I went to the hardware store and found all sorts of vinyl tubing.
  3. refugium setup questions

    FYI, I found some interesting diagrams from a different website. It shows the Durso and the Stockman. http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=69372
  4. refugium setup questions

    Dsoz, I'm still unclear on what you intend to do with the durso. The website shows that the standpipe is connected to the bottom of the fuge. Are you going to modify that design so that it comes out the side of your fuge instead of the bottom? Also, I was also talking to another person today who suggested that I just use a very simple design. A pump from the main display to put water in the fuge. Then, have a glass person make a hole on the other side of the tank near the top. Put a bulkhead fitting at that hole and plumb it back to the main display. Does anyone have any comments on this? There would be no baffles/seperate compartments in the 10g. Also, would this make a lot of noise?
  5. refugium setup questions

    Would this other eBay item work for the over the tank refugium I am talking about? http://cgi.ebay.com/Quietflo-600-OVERFLOW-Wet-Dry-Filter-REFUGIUM_W0QQitemZ190122499177QQihZ009QQcategoryZ46310QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
  6. refugium setup questions

    The Durso standpipe looks like a good idea. But that would mean I would need to have my 10gallon fuge drilled through the bottom right? Is there an over the tank design that I could look at that wouldn't require drilling?
  7. refugium setup questions

    Hello everyone, I would like to get people's advice on this item I saw on eBay. It is a refugium kit to convert a standard 10 gallon tank. I happen to have a spare 10g, so I got interested. http://cgi.ebay.com/PRO-Refugium-kit-for-glass-aquarium-wet-dry-filter-sump_W0QQitemZ300120313779QQihZ020QQcategoryZ3212QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem I would like to place a refugium over the main tank. But I've never set one up before and I have plumbing questions. Such as: 1. Using the kit above, how does water get back to the main display. Naturally, I would prefer it to be gravity but I don't think that is going to be possible with that setup. 2. If it is fed back to the main display using a pump, what kind of pump should I use? 3. How do you balance the flow between the input and output if there are 2 pumps? 4. If it isn't 2 pumps, and some sort of siphon is taking place...what happens if the pump fails or the siphon is interrupted? Thanks for any info!
  8. AquaC Remora question

  9. purple firefish acting weird

    Well, the fish is still fairly blind. I'm target feeding now with a pipette and she gets her food. It just sux that she went from this beautiful fish that would swim in the middle of the tank to this hermit in a cave that only comes out to eat. I think I experienced a domino effect by adding the little piece of live rock with zoas on it. My sea urchin died, all my xenia is gone, my galaxea has receded. I know, I know, I should've quarantined. But a little tank like mine, a quarantine tank wouldn't be much smaller than the display! Besides the rock was in the LFS display for awhile already.
  10. AquaC Remora question

    Can you elaborate on why you thought the mj1200 wasn't enough? What difference did you see when you went up to the mag 3 from the maxijet?
  11. AquaC Remora question

    When I bought it online, I could either get a RIO or the MJ1200. I went with the MJ1200.
  12. AquaC Remora question

    Hey, I gave that intake tube a real good scrubbing and I think I made a difference. Thanks for the tip.
  13. Look at this guy...

    I notice there are also some feather duster worms on that same rock. Will a fw dip makes those guys evacuate as well? Will a fw dip of the rock cause die-off that I need to be concerned about? I mean will I be able to put the rock back into the tank right away?
  14. Look at this guy...

    Um, I think I have one of these eunicid worms in my tank. It's light green and fairly small. It's really quick so I've never been able to take a picture of it. However, I have seen the telltale five tentacles with one tentacle coming right out of the forehead. It's never preyed on anything in my tank, so I've left it alone. You guys think I should take it out? It's hiding out on a rock full of mushrooms so I'm not sure what method you guys would recommend.
  15. purple firefish acting weird

    Hi Holly, thanks for your concern. I can't really tell from the angle of your picture. The eye problem is really noticeable only when I look at the fish, um, face to face. I can see both eyes are kinda swollen but only on the lower half of the eyeballs. The whites on the eyeballs also have taken on a strange metallic white color. The fish is definitely blind right now so I'm pretty upset about it. I'm pretty sure it's my fault. I added a little live rock with pretty zoanthids on it not too long ago and tank parameters went out of whack. I have a 26 gallon so water is very sensitive. I've been doing lots of water changes and it's back to normal. Oh and that xenia patch I mentioned in the first post...looks pretty bad. All greyed out and limp. Should I scrape it off the rock? I've heard xenia secrete toxic chemicals when stressed.