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About Grendel0501

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    I know , I suck
  • Birthday 06/14/1982

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    Memphis Tn
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  1. Is it possible for Red Bugs to survive in a tank with no hard corals? I ask bc I am trying to id some small red bugs on a emerald crab in my 16g. They look like what is ID'ed as RedBugs (small red, chiggers, fast moving), but they are in a tank with no hard corals. Only a Toadstool leather and some GSP. I only see these 'bugs' on the emerald crab.
  2. I was wrong about it not happening on the second tank. When the second (nano 16g) tank is in sleep mode, the voltage drop isn't enough to cause the temp display to go nuts. (it only moves by 0.2 degrees) But later in the day when the main lights are on, the LED does cause the temp controller to go nuts. (4-5 degrees) So its less noticeable when the total draw is less, but it does happen. Also it happens on the same socket, not only the power strip.
  3. This sucks, this LED is perfect for my sump and I love it. I was hoping somone could instruct me on how to get it working properly, since returning it will probably get me a similar product. Does anyone know exactly what is going on? and maybe how to fix it so I can still use this setup?
  4. Weird, I have a different tank, with the same temp controller, if I move that light over to that power strip it isn't affected.
  5. Afew weeks ago I purchased a new sump LED from Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Lights-Garden-Greenhouse-Hydroponics-Cultivation/dp/B00W6VNR3S/ref=lp_10550259011_1_6?srs=10550259011&ie=UTF8&qid=1464624437&sr=8-6 But after installing the light I noticed my BlueLine temp controller's temp reading was jumping between 4-5 degrees, as soon as I turn off the sump LED the temp goes back to normal. Then turn the LED on and immediately the temp displayed will go from the normal 78-79 to jumping from anywhere between 75 and 79. I tried isolating the wire from the LED, not letting it touch any other wires, but that doesn't matter. As long as the LED is plugged into the same power strip, or socket, the temp controller goes nuts. I ran a extension from a socket from across the room, just to the LED, and when the LED is turned on it doesn't affect the temp controller. Whats going on here? Is there some way I can get this LED to work on the same power strip as the temp controller?
  6. Black ich? Bacterial infection?

    Nobody knows?
  7. My 4 year old regal has some spots on him I need identified. My flame angel also has similar markings on his face.
  8. I've been having a lot of coral issues lately and was having a hard time figuring out why, until a friend came by and told me I had redbugs. I've done some reading and I know most of what I have to do, but I have afew questions to try and plan out a multiple tank attack. 1.) I have 3 tanks, a 45g frag, a 120 display and my nano which only has soft corals. I know the two larger tanks have it, but am I right in thinking the nano doesn't have redbugs bc it only has soft corals? 2.) If I catch my invertabrates and move them over to the frag, while treating the display, do the redbugs get back in the tank when I re-add the inverts? 3.) 2 treatmeants or 3? and how much time between. My plan is to catch all the inverts in the 120, and put them into the 45. Treat the 120g, 2-3 times over the course of afew weeks, then move the inverts from the 45 to the 120. Then treat the 45g the same as the 120 was done.
  9. I have a external overflow that a anemone keeps getting into. I cut some eggcrate to fit inside the box, but the anemone is able to somehow fit inbetween those tiny squares. Is there some kind of plastic mesh with smaller holes than the eggcrate?
  10. Ok to store salt buckets in garage for 6months?

    No, only the lid and the unopened ring around it...
  11. Ok to store salt buckets in garage for 6months?

    I bought 3 buckets of IO and 3 buckets of reef crystals. The main thing I'm worried about is the salt turning into a solid brick. And yes, sometimes I go through a bucket of salt in a month. Usually one bucket every month and a half. I setup a oversize mixing station in the garage. So my tanks get the benefit of larger water changes, usually twice a month.
  12. My LFS had a sale on salt, and I went ahead and picked up 6 buckets. This amount will probably last me 6-8 months at the most. Would I be ok to store these 6 buckets in the garage? Where I live humidity stays pretty high... Or should I try and find a place inside where I can put them?
  13. Dosing pump line getting clogged

    Yeah, that's the type I have. If I just leave the line where it is, will the pump push the blockage out at some point?
  14. Dosing pump line getting clogged

    Is a dosing pump strong enough to pump up 4ft of head? I may be able to run the line all the way from the stand to the canopy.
  15. Dosing pump line getting clogged

    Well poop.