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Forum: Reef And Saltwater Lighting, Filtration, Reactors, Refugiums, Skimmers, Pumps, And All Other Devices   10-29-2015, 12:00 AM
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Posted By treliantf
Re: How to Choose a Good Protein Skimmer

Yes,pump design is critical as well. There is no reason to change (or "upgrade") anything if your 20-years old stuff works reasonably well. I still have two 1990-vintage AquaClear powerheads, still...
Forum: Saltwater and Reef Photography   10-22-2015, 10:39 PM
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Forum: Saltwater and Reef Photography   10-22-2015, 09:46 PM
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Posted By treliantf
Re: Clown Trigger's Black Beard

Ran out of my Quantofix nitrate test strips, starts converting to API. This is a lousy product because it's too sensitive and not user friendly to use. It took me couple days to figure what's wrong...
Forum: Saltwater and Reef Photography   10-22-2015, 09:29 PM
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Posted By treliantf
Re: Clown Trigger's Black Beard

Cosmo still lives happily in my tank of 140ppm nitrate. Grew another inch and nipping Angie a lot, bad boy!
Forum: Saltwater and Reef Photography   10-22-2015, 09:25 PM
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Forum: General Freshwater Forum   07-26-2015, 04:02 PM
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Views: 1,287
Posted By treliantf
Re: Nitrate Reduction (1st post)

Both dissimilatory and assimilatory nitrate removal processes can do the trick, see
Moreno-Vivián C et al. J. Bacteriol. 1999;181:6573-6584.
Don't say anything for sure when that is not your...
Forum: Member Introductions   07-07-2015, 11:51 AM
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Posted By treliantf
Re: Hi

Welcome, Golden! Start early, stay long.
Forum: Breeding Freshwater Fish And Inverts   05-04-2015, 07:03 PM
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Posted By treliantf
Re: Peacock gudgeon breeding?

NO3-5-10ppm....?

Would you consider setting up a RO dripping system such that you may further reducing nitrate to <5ppm? Fries are sensitive to NO3 but not adults, as I tried very hard to educate...
Forum: Tiki Hut   04-24-2015, 09:51 PM
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Posted By treliantf
Re: last one to post wins!

Fire it up!!!!!
Forum: Reef And Saltwater Lighting, Filtration, Reactors, Refugiums, Skimmers, Pumps, And All Other Devices   02-22-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,297
Posted By treliantf
Re: How to Choose a Good Protein Skimmer

#1- LOOK FOR CONE SKIMMER
#2- LOOK FOR BUBBLE PLATE
#3-LOOK FOR L/H AIR INTAKE, THE HIGHER THE BETTER

Obviously YOU did not read well.
#1: Best fluid dynamic design is a circular cone,straight...
Forum: Reef And Saltwater Lighting, Filtration, Reactors, Refugiums, Skimmers, Pumps, And All Other Devices   02-22-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,297
Posted By treliantf
Re: How to Choose a Good Protein Skimmer

You got it wrong completely, junior (I may be senior than you are)!
There is a due process, called "peer review" to fix this pop culture of cut and paste that created so many pseudoscientist...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Species Discussions   02-22-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 15,403
Posted By treliantf
Re: Fish riddle and answer later

I've seen too many crazy things in fishes, chips (not those you eat) and optical interconnects.
Forum: Reef And Saltwater Lighting, Filtration, Reactors, Refugiums, Skimmers, Pumps, And All Other Devices   02-21-2015, 11:41 PM
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Views: 3,297
Posted By treliantf
Re: How to Choose a Good Protein Skimmer

I think you send what I exactly expected: (read the Bold sentence)

Gender: Female
Tanks: 125,75,50,20's (2),10's(4),5's(7)
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Re: Why don't we use Protein Skimmer in freshwater...
Forum: Reef And Saltwater Lighting, Filtration, Reactors, Refugiums, Skimmers, Pumps, And All Other Devices   02-21-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,297
Posted By treliantf
Re: How to Choose a Good Protein Skimmer

FW people don't spend big bucks on equipment, not skimmers not working on FW. Glad you got my attention again. Imaging you have a 400G FW tank with Polka dots and a few Arowanas...data on 2004. Stay...
Forum: Member Introductions   02-21-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By treliantf
Smile Re: Introduction

In addition, profit margin of UG filters are much less than the new improved compact mechanical filters and that alone killed the product. UG filters were cheap to make/sell but eventually you need...
Forum: Reef And Saltwater Lighting, Filtration, Reactors, Refugiums, Skimmers, Pumps, And All Other Devices   02-21-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,297
Posted By treliantf
Re: How to Choose a Good Protein Skimmer

Efficiency data is what counts......Cost /benefit ratio is your bottomline, data again.
Forum: Reef And Saltwater Lighting, Filtration, Reactors, Refugiums, Skimmers, Pumps, And All Other Devices   02-21-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,297
Posted By treliantf
Re: How to Choose a Good Protein Skimmer

Scientific principles are eternal truth and fluid dynamics is one of them. Do not side-tract by this pointless discussion on new or old schools, pick a skimmer, test it to verify that it got your...
Forum: Reef And Saltwater Lighting, Filtration, Reactors, Refugiums, Skimmers, Pumps, And All Other Devices   02-20-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,297
Posted By treliantf
Re: How to Choose a Good Protein Skimmer

Haha, I got it right. Yes, there are many new designs that improved efficiency and I have data to prove all that and I've searched a few new patents and patent applications of all these new designs...
Forum: Reef And Saltwater Lighting, Filtration, Reactors, Refugiums, Skimmers, Pumps, And All Other Devices   02-20-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,297
Posted By treliantf
Re: How to Choose a Good Protein Skimmer

You mean needle-impeller type? This one is a whole new design of its own but everything else fluid dynamically is the same that why I did not even touch it, just like I did not evaluate square tube...
Forum: Reef And Saltwater Lighting, Filtration, Reactors, Refugiums, Skimmers, Pumps, And All Other Devices   02-20-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,297
Posted By treliantf
Re: How to Choose a Good Protein Skimmer

Welcome to spell it out. This how we don't get into alchemy and metaphysics.
I do have enough engineering and science training to analyze your proposal.
Thanks.
Forum: Reef And Saltwater Lighting, Filtration, Reactors, Refugiums, Skimmers, Pumps, And All Other Devices   02-20-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,297
Posted By treliantf
How to Choose a Good Protein Skimmer

How to Choose a Good Protein Skimmer
As the cost of buying a high-end protein skimmer for home tank now reaches $1.5K and yet there are no quantitative tests to justify its purchase. For this, and...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Species Discussions   02-20-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 15,403
Posted By treliantf
Re: Fish riddle and answer later

You are correct, again, Bandit! You earn the full credit and will be honored when you answer all my riddles correctly. The year of goat started yesterday in China and conveniently, for the riddle...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Species Discussions   02-19-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 15,403
Posted By treliantf
Re: Fish riddle and answer later

Nope. Looks like I have to add more hints to lower the rating:
This benthic feeding fish occasionally enters brackish estuaries to feed and its name is associated with the name of the year begins...
Forum: Member Introductions   02-19-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By treliantf
Re: New member seeking help!!

This is a good point. My brother used well water as well and high carbonate was the cause of cloudiness. Check calcium level in water would guide to either RO or UV fix.
Forum: Member Introductions   02-18-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By treliantf
Re: New member seeking help!!

Add a UV sterilizer after the filter will fix this if it's a bacteria boom.
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