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About rayd8s

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  • Birthday 03/31/1970

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  1. AH Supply Canopy

    Skeletor I like the idea of adding a 26" t-5 light. Isn't there a special reflector for the t-5 light and would that really work with 2 55's? I don't know too much about the t-5's -- off to do more research. ~ rayd8s
  2. AH Supply Canopy

    Got a picture cameron23?
  3. AH Supply Canopy

    Skeletor- Is your tank a 20L or a regular 20? You made your own canopy then were able to fit 4 55 watt bulbs in -- how awesome! I don't have the time to make the canopy myself, thus I was hoping to just buy one and so far AH is all I can find (with reasonable prices anyway). Sooo, do you think it's possible to get maybe 3 55's in that 30" long canopy? Thanks for your input!
  4. AH Supply Canopy

    The wiring aspect makes me nervous but I'm sure I'll get through it. Are you still using your canopy - just directly over the Coralife unit? What size is your tank? How long did it take for the AH ballast to give out? Thanks for your input!
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  7. AH Supply Canopy

    I'm thinking of getting their 30" canopy for my 20L reef tank. Currently I have shrooms, ric's, buttons, frogspawn, GSP, yellow & finger leathers. I currently have a CSL 96W 50/50 with moonlights. This light makes way too much noise and I'd like to contain the light spread to the tank as well as give the tank a finished look. What I'd like to know is who has one of these canopies and which light kit(s) are you fitting it with? I've read on the boards they are a bit short. Also, I'm not too mechanically inclined so the idea of doing this myself is a bit scary.... I haven't been bitten by the SPS or Clam bug so super wattage is not really an issue for me. Appreciate everyone's suggestions!
  8. Green Buttons Munching Frogspawn

    I guess my Buttons decided dinner time was early. I'm happy to report no permanent damage to either coral.
  9. Loony Clown

    My clown and Green Chromis are great buddies too! As for hosting, my clown prefers the right back corner of the tank. I traded a frag of Zenia for a anemone but the anemone didn't like that corner and ultimately met its demise with a powerhead in the opposite corner. When cleaning and doing my water change today I decided to move my frogspawn to the clown's corner (only because the frog is getting so big and I needed it away from other corals). About 9 hours later, my daughter said the clown was laying in the frogspawn. I haven't seen it do this yet, but the clown is chasing away his best buddy from that corner now... Interesting!
  10. new pics of the 15 gal

    I don't see any pictures! Sounds like I should...
  11. 10g and 29g updates

    Is that a do it yourself job on the background for the 29G? I love it! Nice tanks.
  12. I got a $25 gift certificate to my LFS, Aquatic Environments from one of my daycare parents. Used it to get a sweet green plate. Awesome color!
  13. Amazing Story of Survival

    HOLY CRAP! Thank you so much for explaining that. I always wondered why more people didn't have calp in thier tanks. Mine is growing very quickly along the backside of my glass. While I like the natural look it gives to the tank, I'm not willing to lose hundreds of dollars in livestock losses. So tomorrow, it's all coming out! Thanks again for the info! You've saved me from certain heartache
  14. Amazing Story of Survival

    Awesome! What happened w/ the caulerpa? I have some in my 20L. It's starting to grow like mad on the glass on the back of the tank. How did caulerpa cause a meltdown? I just want to be aware of any issues....
  15. Cauliflower Coral?

    Ok Birdman, armed with the proper scientific name of this coral, I did a bit of research on the web. Everything I've read so far says this is a difficult (at minimum) coral to keep due to it's high feeding needs, i.e. a constant supply of Phyto. So, I have a few questions for you if you don't mind... 1) how big is your MiniBow? My tank is a 20L 2) How often are you feeding Phyto and how much when you direct feed it? 3) How long have you had this Dendro? 4) What type of flow is yours getting; Hi, Med, Lo? 5) If your doing heavy feedings of Phyto, how are you keeping excess nutrients in check in the Minibow? Do you skim? I only use an Aquaclear Surface Skimmer attached to my HOB. Thanks