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  1. The THINK Tank
    So I have an aquarium that was built into my house, with the sump in the garage. There is about 40" of 1" PVC (I know I should of gone bigger) between the tank and the sump. About every week or two the water level in my tank drops abruptly by a few gallons, instead of slowly dropping over...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    If I would get a starfish I would definitely drip it. My question is: how do I not expose it to air???!:eek: Every place I look it says 'don't expose to air'. How is it possible not to?:confused:
  3. Skimmers & other filtration
    Anyone have any ideas as to how to reduce/eliminate the micro bubbles from the aquamaxx hob skimmer? It gets better once the skimmer is kicked in but their is still micro bubbles coming out. Also any ideas on quieting the skimmer?? It's not too bad but for some reason it seems like it has...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    nitrates high? 125 gal dt only 3 fish & cuc 20% WC 2weeks with siphoning the sand & rock nitrates are staying some were between 50-20 redsea test kit & yes its new so what you think could all the air from the drain lines going into the liverock cause high nitrates?see the first pic and how to...
  5. Reefing Equipment
    My tank is very near my kitchen, and I cook often. I am wondering if it is possible to add an activated carbon filter on the skimmers air intake. It is a Super Reef Octopus 2000. Seems like it would be a good thing in any event, but I wonder how much it would reduce air flow. TIA
  6. General Reef Discussion
    My tank is set up next to a window in my house. during the winter months when it was nice an cool down here we frequently opened the house up to fresh air in the house. after review of my data collected from the ac 3 controller I noticed that my pH was much higher when the windows were open so...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I'm getting ready to move my current 55g inhabitants into a new 55g tank thats drilled for an overflow and CLS. It's also going to be BB. My question is, when I get ready to rearrange my rock, how long can it be exposed to air before I get any type of cycle? I just need enough time to move...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hi - 1st time poster here... I have a new tank, founded less than 2 months and I have a major problem with air bubbles all over the tank. I just purchased this setup (72 gallons, HID lighting, the works) as an upgrade from my old 30 gallon setup. The intense lighting (on 8 hour timer) seems to...
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