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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Since you all complained about my Monday thread and not being able to find the M, I made coffee and donuts for breakfast. A second pot is set on a timer (because I know the sleepy heads won't wake up for another 5 hours or so). I have the parts, I hope, to build a skimmer with tonight, so...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    The question is in the title! Will Silicone dry underwater? Thanks! Whiskey
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so I am "allowed" to use my 180 in the living room. We've decided that the living room carpet can be sacrificed :) I've cleaned out the tank, here is a "before" picture. I'll have to reinforce the stand and fix the canopy to open in the front. (stand and canopy I'm going to use aren't in the...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    We all know the benefits and science behind 'cooking' rocks. What if these methods were applied to live sand? Wouldn't the phosphates and detritus eventually be flushed? Of course there'd be slightly different methods: such as vacuuming instead of swishing. Im only thinking out loud here and...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    just bought a "new" 90g tank, and the previous owner did a number on the silicone while cleaning the glass. im thinking ill just scrape the corners and re-do it. is there a special type of silicone to use or is any type safe? any other tips on how to do this? thanks
  6. General Reef Discussion
    i have the icecap slr clip on reflectors for t5. i bought them used and theres some white spots that wont come off. is there any kind of polishing compound i can use to clean these and remove the spots without damaging the reflective surface. thanks!
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I just got done cleaning my powerheads and I'm about to place them back into my tank (the 5:1 water to vinegar worked great!). I've dried them off on the outer surface with a towel and I know the little bit of vinegar involved isn't going to throw my parameters off in a crazy way...but it did...
  8. The THINK Tank
    From the website of a prominent supplier: "Why should one use aragonite? Aragonite is a naturally occurring, calcium carbonate mineral. It is precipitated from ocean surface waters mainly by organisms (e.g., coral) that use it to make their shells and skeletons. In recent years, aragonite has...
  9. DIY Forum
    Hey has anyone ever used GE Silicone I before? I just got done with sealing my new sump baffles with it, and as I was reading down the side of that tiny tiny print, at the very end, it says: Not for: food, or aquariums. I called GE and asked why, and why wasn't that much better explained...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hi. I have been treating my 500 litre reef tank with Exodin for the last 5 days, following the instructions to the letter..... However, I have stopped the treatment today as all of my LPS corals are showing minimal extension and generally looking a bit unhappy. I also have a couple of very...
  11. Large Systems
    this will be the new site for the reefzilla thread. once i get new pictures from bill i will post all the pictures in a row all at once. that way there is a huge batch if picture in a row for every one to see. bill will be able to post here on this site. please dont post here until we get all...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    How does everyone clear their powerheads to remove the corraline buildup?
  13. TCMAS
    Vinegar Bath I plan to clean some power heads and a skimmer and overflow etc. What is the ratio of vinegar to water? White vinegar OK? Should I run the pumps in the bath? How long do I keep them in? thanx
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I just picked up my 30g cube and its kind of dirty on the inside. My question is are you able to use soap or is that a bad idea? B/c i assume it would be kind of hard to get rid of all of the soap. What all did you guys use???
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I've got a white colored haze on the inseide of my glass tank. Not sure what it is, maybe lime deposits? It's an old tank that I had in storage for a couple years and now set it up again. Didin't notice it when I was cleaning it, but now it's driving me nuts :arg: . What is it, and how can I...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Could someone explain how a calcium reactor works? And how connecting a PH controller to it can controll PH. Seems like two different issues. Thanx, Butch
  17. General Reef Discussion
    ok I have had my 20 gal system runing for 3 months and the only thing that grows on my base lace rock is green alge. I used tap water for initial setup, but have used only r/o for top of and w/c's. The lace was in my previous fresh water system for two years using only tap water. My phosphates...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I have been using a glass top for 14 years but latley iv been reading about a lot of people that are down on them I would be willing to change! If my tank would not go through a shock!????
  19. Nano Reef Buildoff 2005
    Plans: 20g reef ready w/ starboard bottom. Two MJ 900 130W PC lighting Sump will be made of acrylic ~8 gallons Aqua C Remora in sump Mag 3.5 return LR has been cooking for two weeks Future Occupants: Various softies Tail Spot Blennie Pocillopora Pics coming soon...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone! This is my first post, and I love this bulletin, everyone is very helpful. I have a quick question to make sure I'm doing everything properly. I've been keeping a fish-only 36g SW tank for about a year now with no deaths and only one sick fish. Which brings me to my question...
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