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by Hillehaus
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: current orbit marine led 36 to 48.....enough for a 33G?
Replies: 12
Views: 2352

Re: current orbit marine led 36 to 48.....enough for a 33G?

Slowly ramp it up. you're going to want that light at close to max intensity for best/fastest growth. I would go from M2 to M4 to M1 to M3, if that makes any sense. I think thats what i did. I believe i ran each schedule for a week. M1 is also a nice program to stop at, depending on your tank. Its d...
by Hillehaus
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: current orbit marine led 36 to 48.....enough for a 33G?
Replies: 12
Views: 2352

Re: current orbit marine led 36 to 48.....enough for a 33G?

It'll be just fine for both of those. Just don't expect explosive growth. And by explosive growth, i mean zoa colonies rapidly taking over entire sections of your tank. For example, I have a 40g Breeder which is 17 inches deep. I grew zoas and toadstools under the light you currently own just fine. ...
by Hillehaus
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: current orbit marine led 36 to 48.....enough for a 33G?
Replies: 12
Views: 2352

Re: current orbit marine led 36 to 48.....enough for a 33G?

Yup, i liked it also (well like i said, i still have it...just not over my corals). You should have no problems slow growing soft corals and LPS. Enjoy it!
by Hillehaus
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: anyone keep soft corals with GSP?
Replies: 1
Views: 924

Re: anyone keep soft corals with GSP?

Yeah, mine has generally left it alone after a nip or two. There is always a risk though. It just depends on the puffer.
by Hillehaus
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: current orbit marine led 36 to 48.....enough for a 33G?
Replies: 12
Views: 2352

Re: current orbit marine led 36 to 48.....enough for a 33G?

I have no experience with T5's. I actually have a beefier LED system now. It is a reefbreeder photon 24w. They make good lights relatively cheap, and the difference between the 2 systems are staggering. They also have good black friday sales generally. I'm not saying the Orbit marine is a bad light ...
by Hillehaus
Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: current orbit marine led 36 to 48.....enough for a 33G?
Replies: 12
Views: 2352

Re: current orbit marine led 36 to 48.....enough for a 33G?

I bought a Current Orbit Marine when i considered running a fowlr. It is a nice light unless you want to go with some coral (even softies). I quickly upgraded. Long story short: If you want to run a Fowlr and dont care about coral, or coral growth = nice inexpensive LED fixture If you want to grow c...
by Hillehaus
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: Thinking of doubling filtration...
Replies: 2
Views: 1157

Re: Thinking of doubling filtration...

I had a canister and HOB filter running simultaneously on my F8's tank for years. No ill effects, but, like TwistOfF8 mentioned above; it will not alter your water change schedule a bit. It does however give a nice water flow and increases the filtration of water dramatically.
by Hillehaus
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Vitamin C dosing
Replies: 1
Views: 967

Vitamin C dosing

I've been researching (reading 100+ page threads) of vitamin C dosing to improve overall health of fish, zoa's, etc. as well as polishing the water chemistry a bit more. All of the threads recommend a supplement purchased from iherb.com. The links, however, are outdated and dead-ending for me. Can a...
by Hillehaus
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: How long before adding clownfish?
Replies: 9
Views: 1866

Re: How long before adding clownfish?

That's a good policy for a store to have. I like that. It sounds like your live rock, while it was not in someone's display tank, was in fact from an established system. I bought my valentini (about 1.5") and a 3/4-1" clownfish at the same time. I have a 40g breeder, so it is about the same size. Th...
by Hillehaus
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: 40G Breeder Valentini Tank
Replies: 2
Views: 1865

40G Breeder Valentini Tank

I was wondering if anyone with Valentini experience could help me solve a stocking question: I have a 40g Breeder with a 20g sump (large skimmer) and 60lb of live rock between the two. The tank is stocked with: 1 Valentini (3") 2 Ocellaris Clowns (1", 1.75") many, many Zoas/palys mushrooms, small mo...
by Hillehaus
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Protecting Fingers
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

Re: Protecting Fingers

I've never had a problem with my puffers attacking me but, my clownfish are A-holes. I cant do anything in my tank without them trying to sample my hands. I use brewing gloved that i have leftover from my beer making days. I mainly use them because i have a lot of palythoa and i'm hyper paranoid abo...
by Hillehaus
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Puffer questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1016

Re: Puffer questions

Second the Valentini. I have a small montipora, 2 hammer coral, a frogspawn, and several zoas/palys. My valentini could really care less about any of the coral in my tank. Model citizen but, then again...you never know with puffers. It also seems to be way less aggressive with my other fish.
by Hillehaus
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: experience of full marine tank mates for GSP
Replies: 2
Views: 1086

Re: experience of full marine tank mates for GSP

Before i swapped out my GSP for a Valentini, I had it in a 40g Breeder with 2 clownfish. They got along well. Here is the caveat though...the clownfish were about an inch long. The GSP was about an inch an a half. They were dwarfed by the size of the tank and rarely came in contact with each other. ...
by Hillehaus
Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: 40 gallon GSP set up
Replies: 12
Views: 2288

Re: 40 gallon GSP set up

That setup looks good to me. You didnt mention the obvious things like heaters and such but i'm sure you have them. We'd love to see a picture. I particularly like seeing other people's live rock placement, so i can get new ideas for when i eventually re-landscape. Is is going to be a FOWLR or reef?
by Hillehaus
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.
Replies: 17
Views: 2337

Re: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.

excellent! Thats great to hear!