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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. Mr Green

    my hammer
  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. 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...
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. TCMAS
    Not photoshop enhanced. Gosh these things are pretty! (rihanssu will recognize this clam)
  9. 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...
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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
  15. 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...
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