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  1. The THINK Tank
    OK... so I said it. I'm going to build one of those DIY ATS's for my sump. It seems small, so I don't imagine it will do much harm, even if it crashes. Whats more, from algal blooms in the main tank, I've seen nothing takes up nutrient like algae. So any ideas on what type of algae I should...
  2. TCMAS
    Well, I know it is partially my fault, but green hair algae has all but ruined my love of this hobby. My tank has looked like an Irish Chubaka since late November. I had the entire tank disassembled in late January when it was moved from Woodbury to Cottage Grove and the entire tank scrubbed and...
  3. TCMAS
    I took apart one of my MagDrives yesterday. It was not starting up reliably after being turned off, so I figured it probably had calcium carbonate buildup inside. I was correct, but I also found the impeller magnet chamber was filled with rust (not solid hunks of rust, but really fine...
  4. TCMAS
    Dear G and G, Can you guys list what you think to be the most important test kits and why??? PH, Nitrate, Alk, Calcium, Magnesium, salinity and tds. I have my own thoughts and I know after a while you can get a feel for how levels are by how happy your tank is, but what should even a long...
  5. TCMAS
    iam setting up a 125g and just wondering what is the best bottom?
  6. General Reef Discussion
    OK picture posting take two. Here is a picture that Eddie let me take off of his wall at the pet store. It is dated 5-93. It is a 150 (?) 6'X18X32(?). It has 3 175 watt MH and 2 VHO actinics. He has 4 clams (1 is a foot long) and mostly softies with a few LPS like the Giant Elegans in the...
  7. TCMAS
    Anyone ever made a DIY surge device for circulation or seen any simple to do plans anywhere. I am debating what i wanna do for circulation and thought a surge device would be cool. Thanks, Josh
  8. TCMAS
    paid 75 for a croaca clam, looking to trade it for some acros. the reason i'm selling is because i'm not wanting to feed it anymore its about 4 inchs maybe 5 inchs i'v been feeding it phyto plankton and zooplex. its doing well.
  9. TCMAS
    Not photoshop enhanced. Gosh these things are pretty! (rihanssu will recognize this clam)
  10. TCMAS
    I have not shopped for or bought a skimmer in something like 8 or 9 years. I have not thought much about skimmers in about 8 or 9 years. I know almost nothing about current thinking about skimmers. When I last shopped for skimmers, the cool, new, super-nifty, super-effective skimmers were...
  11. TCMAS
    That's right you heard me!! Will buy or trade. Just looking to "spruce" the tank up a little. D
  12. TCMAS
    Can I just use a maxijet powerhead for my auto top-off system or should I look for a small pump? I have a 75g main with a 20H sump. I am going to be using my ACIII to control the top-off based on the float switches, I haven't decided on yet. Thanks
  13. TCMAS
    need a return pump for a 75. i have used the mag in the past but have not used the gen and OR. any info would be great
  14. TCMAS
    With EB coming in the very near future, it would be nice to take EB on some of the local tanks around town. I am more than happy to host, but would like some other people to as well. Otherwise, we'll have to drag him to cheeseland to see the bryopsis farm at tico mike's. :D There are plenty...
  15. TCMAS
    I have started a communication with thereefstop.com on giving us a quantity discount for AquaController systems and accessories. I have asked for prices on the following setups and received their prices: 1. ACIII backlit base unit (He has all of the probes already) $413 2. ACjr backlit...
  16. Atlanta Reef Club
    I've been waiting 5 years for this book! And now, it will be in my precious hands on Thursday.:) Anyone else had one pre-ordered? Charles chimed in about the book here: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=718450
  17. TCMAS
    I remember reading in several places (both online and in a couple reef books) that there are some professionally ran tanks that use a giant water trough with macro and micro algae to control most of the filtration within a reef system. Anyone have any input on this concept? I have retired the...
  18. TCMAS
    Why is it so important to have uber-clean water for sps tanks? I know that soft corals are an issue with the various "clear the way" toxins, but nutrients? Doesn't that justmake your tank look like scheiBe? derek
  19. Atlanta Reef Club
    Hi, Does macro algae in a refugium serve a better purpose when it is kept full in a refugium or harvested and thinned out more often. I always thought that the point was to remove the macro algae to remove the excess nutrients. My husband thinks that I remove too much. Opinions...
  20. The Think Tank Must Reads.
    The author of this book was Walter H. Adey. We discussed his education and background - qualifications - in this thread. http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37824 Everyone that was chomping at the bit to discuss the theory and methodology, now's your chance. I'll copy the...
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