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Zackery Taylor Swift

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About Zackery Taylor Swift

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    Reef Keeper
  • Birthday May 9

Profile Information

  • Location
    Cedar Park
  • Tank Size
    10 gallon
  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    Star Wars. Hawt zoas and sexy montis.

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    http://zackerytaylorswift.tumblr.com/
  1. dude the new frags look sick! I can't wait to come over and see them with my own eyes! This is def going to be an amazing build. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. is the tunze an auto water changer? if so what is the model? I could be interested in one of those. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. do you have any of just the blue zoas? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. hmm, my test kit doesn't have that. peculiar. I'll have to get something to test that
  5. phosphate is at 0 ppm. so if it's that low I should have the light on longer? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I'm not dosing anything, unless the carbon bag in the back counts Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. here is a pic of my water. doesn't doe the milkiness justice, but you can kind of tell. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. all parameters are good. I run the light (T5) for 10 hours a day. how much would you reduce? The water isn't filmy at all, just no clear. there's no particulate floating around it any thing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I change every two weeks. it's just this milky water think is freaking me out. a buddy of mine said I should start over. I'm scared about moving the corals back to my DT bc I don't want to bring algae with them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. if it were an algae bloom, I'd it going to wreck my corals? also would my water parameters be jacked if they were? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I read that might be a possibility too. I did a water change already, should I do another? I also read something about leaving the light and heater off. should I move my corals back to the DT and do that? My fear would be bringing the bacterial bloom to my DT. also thank you everyone for all the awesome advice! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Since the beginnings of my frag tank, my water has been a little milky in color and I was told this was micro bubbles from the protein skimmer breaking. After about a week, it still hasn't cleared up. I tested all of my water parameters are good, which is a relief. I figured that the discoloration would eventually go away as the skimmer broke in. Since everything seemed good, I moved some frags over to see how they did. So fast forward toward the end of week two. All of the frags look fairly decent, but you can barely see them from the milky water I decided it was time to go to the LFS (River City) to ask for some help . They told me that I should do a water change, which was already in the plan, and let the tank run for a bit with out the skimmer while I'm with my dad for a few days. My question is if I come back and the water is clear as, well something clear. do i turn the skimmer back on and deal with the milkiness until it's fully broken in. Anyone have any ideas or heard of this before. The skimmer i have is a octopus n80
  13. That's a super good call on the valve, I hadn't considered that. The way I had planned on doing this was to have my water container on on the shelf with doors, below the tank and have my float in the third chamber. I want to get some sort of fitting that will let me put a little hose on the 1/2 inch fitting of the pump i linked with something to slow how much water is coming from the end of the tube into the third chamber of my tank. I was also going to affix the drip at a position where it never actually gets under water. I hope that makes sense. Do you think that will work? I'm trying to go for as minimalist as I can with this, just so things don't get too complicated. I want to be able to get it all going Thursday or Friday before I'm going to be gone for the days i'm going to spend with my dad before surgery. Eventually when i get a job again i can get they hydor ATO system, which looks really cool! BTW thanks for your input on this Isaac, I'm def a beginner and want to learn from anyone who is willing to teach me!
  14. This is the pump i purchased: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZW6OHHY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 This is the relay I purchased: 12V DC Coil General Purpose Power Relay MY2NJ HH52P-L 8PIN 5A w PYF08A Socket I know I said I'm good at wiring things up, I'm not always so good at knowing exactly what I'm wiring up. Hopefully the above relay and pump wont blow each other up and burn down my apt, because if we're being quite honest here, I'm a little afraid of that happening
  15. Oh yeah, I'm also planning on building the ATO System shown here for my Display Tank: I've always been pretty good at wiring stuff up and I plan to build this inside of something water proof, so it should be good. I'm excited for some DIY action. It will be a precursor to my fuge light for the chaeto i plan i eventually putting in both of my tanks.