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  1. Disaster Question

    Last Sunday, I discovered that the heater on my 30 gal. tank had died. I don't know when. The tank was fine Friday night when I fed them. I was busy on Sat and didn't check the tank. Sunday night I went to feed the fish, and saw them heavily stressed, and the mushrooms all shriveled. I...
  2. LED question

    I had tried to post this yesterday, but the site was too slow. I looked up this brand, but all the posts I saw were about sales and sources, not quality. How is this as a brand of LED I could use to replace my aging PC hood? My tank is a standard 55, with 2 55wt 10,000K and 2 55wt actinic. I am...
  3. A very pessimistic article

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/14/opinion/a-world-without-coral-reefs.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper
  4. Peroxide

    I know that the thread about the kid swallowing water was closed, but one piece of advice that turned up there deserves to be mentioned. Rinsing your mouth with peroxide is not a good idea. Doing it once may be OK, but peroxide can give you chemical burns in your mouth. I found that out the hard...
  5. New calcium product

    Does anyone know anything about this new product I just saw? http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_viewItem.aspx?IdProduct=PP1311&tab=4&utm_source=MarineDepot.com+Newsletter&utm_campaign=982bfb0cfe-Marine_and_Reef_Aquarium_Substrate1_8_2010&utm_medium=email&mc_cid=982bfb0cfe&mc_eid=b65244de56 Its called...
  6. Fishing Update

    Finally had some luck! Got this in East Creek on 10 lb test on the morning of July 4th- 36" long, 17 lbs, and very tasty!
  7. Snake for adoption

    I have too many snakes, so I've decided to put one up for adoption...its a black sonoran kingsnake, completely black, a male, about 4 feet long. I've had it about 6-7 years, and it was already full grown when it was given to me. It only eats live mice...won't take dead ones. Very gentle...
  8. My local tank...RIP

    Well, that's it for my 10 gal local tank....just before going to bed tonight I noticed that it was pretty low, considering it had been changed and topped of yesterday...and why was the floor wet? Oh well...so much for bedtime. Not much in there...currently the only 2 confirmed inhabitants, a mud...
  9. flat-claw hermit

    Here is the big flat-claw hermit I picked up in the Sound, in Southold about 2 months ago. He's in my 10 gal. local tank, with some mussels, a mud crab and loads of mud snails. That's Ulva surrounding him...
  10. polyp bailout

    Last August, I bought a bubble coral...despite my general lack of success with LPS and with bubble corals in particular. I got it because it was heavily discounted at H2O's closing sale...and there wasn't much else left. It wasn't in the greatest shape, but looked quite livable to me. My son...
  11. This is for Duke

    http://www2.timesreview.com/ST/Stories/T112708_Deer_ES
  12. tank stand

    It must be recycling day....for anyone interested in an iron stand for a 55 gal tank, there is one in the recycling in front of an apt. building on Thornton St, near the corner of Fleet st., in Rego Park by the Forest Hills border...just a block away from Yellowstone Blvd.
  13. Arghhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

    What a great way to enjoy a Sunday.....I was still in bed when my son came in this morning to tell me that the bottom tank was leaking. Its a 30 long, and about 4-5 gallons had already leaked and soaked into the floor. So I grabbed my buckets....live rock in one, rubble in another...filled with...
  14. clams and vermetid snails

    For the last 2-3 weeks, my crocea, which had been thriving, began to seem stressed. The mantle would tuck in at certain points, as if irritated. I blamed it on the mushrooms nearby, and removed and/or killed all the 'shrooms that were touching it...to no avail. It still seemed stressed, with...
  15. code for Hellolights

    mhball5po This code is good for $5.00 off on any MH ballast from Hellolights.com....Eric
  16. Fish pathology question.

    I have a question for anyone out there who is familiar with fish pathology. Last night I caught a bluefish. When I filleted it I was horrified by what I saw- a greyish mass of what could have passed for eggs, but above the swim bladder, where the kidney should be. Here is a link to the photo I...
  17. Hellolights PC bulb sale

    If anyone out there uses PC bulbs, Hellolights has a sale on 55/65wt square pin bulbs....$10 each. I think the sale goes on until June 30, I'm not sure. Even though I just got new bulbs a few months ago, I got some now so that they'll be on hand when these bulbs decline. Take care, Eric
  18. yellow brotula

    Saw a fascinating fish at H20 yesterday...a yellow brotula....about 4-5" long, moves like a cross between an eel and a knifefish....I'm not about to buy anything I know nothing about, but I cannot find much info. I know about the Brotulids, didn't know any were small and pretty. All I can find...
  19. "candy" hogfish

    Saw a cute little wrasse at H2O yesterday...about an inch long, yellow with horizontal red stripes. I was told it was a "candy" hogfish....needless to say, I didn't get it, not trusting any wrasse labelled a hogfish. After looking it up at home (its actually a different fish, a 2 spot hogfish...
  20. Sea hare toxicity

    I was interested in the possibility of getting a sea hare (Aplysia)....Etropicals sells them as part of its "build your own cleaner crew" for cheap, about $5.50...but with a very prominent warning about their potential toxicity. In reality, how great is the risk? I remember seeing them as a kid...
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