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  1. The best I can muster while sick and heavily drugged up in the middle of the night __________________________ Subject: Unacceptable "Marine Biology" display at Marine Parade Public Library To: qsm@nlb.gov.sg, CHAN_Poh_Meng@moe.gov.sg CC: tnp@sph.com.sg Dear Sir/Mdm, I came across a set of pictures posted by a member of Singapore Reef Club earlier this evening, accompanied by an account of what he witnessed in the lobby of the Marine Parade Public Library. I am writing in to express my outrage at the callous attitude and ignorance of the students and staff responsible f
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  2. Taken under both white & actintic (both are 55w high output PL tubes): Taken under actintic: Note that pics are taken at night so most polyps are retracted partially. Sorry I think the orange "favia" might actually be an acan, pls pardon my bad ID-ing.
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  3. This chiller works with a peltier element, it's not like the compressor type chillers we normally use which have a range of temperature you can set and maintain constant. Let's say that chiller can pull down the temperature by 3 degrees, then if your ambient temperature is 31.5, your tank temp will be 28.5. If ambient temperature rises to 33 degree, your lowest possible temp is 30 degrees. So to answer your original question: Yes, you can get the chiller to achieve lower temperature by lowering your ambient temperature lol.
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  4. If you look at any of our tank threads, the stones/rocks that you see in the tanks are live rocks. Just trying to troubleshoot for you, hope you don't mind. 1. How much and how often do you feed? I am assuming you keep them in a 3ft tank, having less than 5 fishes in the tank should be low bio-load. 2. Has your tank consistently been having high NO3? Or it NO3 built up gradually over time? 3. Did you conduct massive water changes after your cycling period long long time ago? 4. Coral chips are also detritus trappers and can contribute to NO3 levels. You will be surprised ho
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  5. Kudos to you, cabby reefer. Good deeds begets good rewards. BTW, you should wait for your tank to complete cycling before adding any livestock. During cycling, your tank water contains abnormal amounts of substances harmful to livestock. Don't subject them to unnecessary suffering. You wouldn't swim in a poisonous pool, would you? Below are some articles you can read on how to cycle a tank without using livestock and also information about the nitrogen cycle. http://fishwhisperer...m/articles.html http://saltaquarium..../a/aa042403.htm In reefing, patience is key and know
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  6. this is the exact email i sent. Dear principal of VJC, I am a moderator at a local forum dedicated to the local society involving the care and interest in marine ornamental organisms. It has come to my attention that VJC and NLB has set up a marine biology related display at the Marine Parade NLB branch. This was the exact quote from a friend of mine, " Last week, I think it was Wednesday (31 of March2010) when I visited NLB, Marine Parade branch and I saw a clear fish tank at the first level of the NLB. It caught my eyes not because the fish tank was nice but a totally unac
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  7. This act alone by itself has a negative impact on reef keepers as a whole, although I am sure most of us are responsible enough to ensure that leather corals and common zoanthids don't die.
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  8. E-mail sent. the principal should get a nice email whilst sipping her coffee. and hopefully accounce it during assembly.
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  9. Frankly, this should go straight to the papers. A week of getting nothing done, shows a lot about responsibility. These people need to be woken up.
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  10. Okay guys, here's the contact details for the involved parties: NLB Quality Service Manager: qsm@nlb.gov.sg VJC Principal: CHAN_Poh_Meng@moe.gov.sg (They are in the public service, all contact details are in the public domain so it's okay to post here) Feel free to let them know what you think of their very educational and informative display
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  11. Looks like MASS has to put some pressure.
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  12. im someone who believe in amino and vitamin dosing. all living things need amino and vitamin, only depends on how much is required. some living organism can produce their very own amino and vitamin, whereas others only able to obtain it by consuming other organisms. kent marine got a range of vitamins for u to choose. and zeovit's amino acid is good. theres 2 kind of amino from zeovit, one is just aminoacid and the other aminoacid LPS. it was said that LPS's ones has a better effect towards LPS. and no need to apologise, if got qns, just shoot.
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  13. "its me again"...haha...actually u can combine all yr questions into one post... we can only give u vague recommendations.... so far, a few good brands of additives u can look out for...like brightwell, prodibo, caribsea, marc weiss, etc...u can check out www.reefdepot.com.sg or AM website... my advice for nano reefers...keep yr tank as simple as possible n try not to dose so much additives...frankly, all u need is to use good quality saltmix and change yr water regularly...yr corals and fishes will be healthy and colourful... u can check out www.nano-reef.com... rmb t
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  14. Bro, your question is too vague la. Different corals have different requirements. It is hard to answer that, but I'll bite: The health of your corals depend largely on good water parameters, good lighting and good flow. If you don't settle that first, any amount of additives will not help. Medicine is not used in the tank for coral health, but what I can think of for now is coral dips like Coral RX, Furan 2 or similar products that are used to remove parasites from corals. As for vitamins, I've had some success with vitamin C (ascorbic acid) dosing, corals seem to recover their colou
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  15. Hi Pandagold, Liverocks are the same ones in you use in your main tank. However, since right now you are lacking in anaerobic bacteria housing, one of the solution is to have large piece of liverocks. The reason why you need large pieces (approx 5-6inches) is that smaller pieces will not have anaerobic zones. If I were you, I will remove coral chips vs bioballs if I suspect that its is the detritus accumulations that causes of my high NO3. This is because bioballs have smooth inert surfaces that do not trap as much detritus as compared to coral chips. Also, corals chip does not reall
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  16. bro have went though ur write up what u done is correct so just do it if u need help to hook it up call me i'll go over to ur place and help u and bro peter the power cord is already drawn there on pin 11 & 12
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  17. Price wise is high esp for anything above the standard 12 mm, E.g a 3ft 12 mm 3 side low iron tank cost around 400 but a 15mm can cost u near 1k. (need to check with tank maker) Clarity.. very clear infact i find it too bright esp when my 10 tubes of t5 fire up. Low iron scratch easily so u have to exercise great CARE... however after said this.. u shld do a low iron shallow tank. join me in the shallow tank club
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  18. yes, distilled water is the same as RO/DI water. The NTUC brand of distilled water that I used previously had a TDS reading of 1-3ppm so it is definately useable. However, cost wise, buying bottles of distilled water is going to be more expensive than using RO/DI in the long run. Of course if you have a nano/pico tank, then it doesn't make sense to get a RO/DI unit either.
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  19. Dont wish to add anymore fire, FYI, Encrusting Coralline Algae is what gives many saltwater aquariums their color and a good covering is the goal of most marine aquarists. Coralline Algae exists in a variety of different colors (green, pink, white, purple, red). The last Rock that is reddish in colour is not red slime algae because its not furry, and has never grown to be red slime algae, Pls guys do your homework before you start to comment..
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  20. 3. 20kg of premium Fiji LR from CoralFarm - $8/kg (Snails FOC with item#4 purchased) - Sold. 8. Tunze Nano 6045 x 2 - $50 each - Reserved.
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  21. has got it acclimated to our normal room temperature dont need a chiller.
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