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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I'm probably using the wrong word to describe what I want to do but I'm new to saltwater and trying to learn. I'm kinda lost or maybe not to smart :D I have a tank thats only 12" high. I believe the other dimentions are 48 1/2 x 18, it's about 50 gallons. I was wondering if after I put...
  2. DIY Forum
    Ok, I’m going to document my calcium reactor build (for real this time...this is not a test!)for anyone who may be interested. It is a dual chamber upflow reactor. I built it bigger than it needed to be because if my tank can’t be bigger than Terry’s, then by golly the stuff that runs it can! I...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    today i woke up and came to check on my fish to see how they were doing. i then noticed water dripping off of the stand. my 125g tank has sprung a leak!!!! so instead of ordering the lights i needed, i had to go spend almost 300 for a 50g tank and stand =( im pissed, cause i could have...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Well, I am new to this site and thought I would introduce myself and start my tank chronicle too. Some of you know me already, but for those that don't, my name is Greg...and I'm a reefaholic. I've been keeping saltwater fish since my wife, Gail, and I got married 25 years ago. We decided to...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I am going to be upgrading to a 40 breeder. I plan on having a 30 gallon sump. I believe the measurments are 36 1/4 x 12 5/8 x 16 3/4. I plan on making the sump my self using acrylic and an old 30 gallon tank. Let me know what ya'll think. I'm not sure whether I need the first chamber with the...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Well, the time has come for me to add a sump to my 30 gallon tank. I'm hoping that adding one will cut down on the water column fluctuation a little and also make maintenance a bit easier. A friend of mine is giving me a 20L to use and I'm going to invest in a Coralife needle wheel skimmer for...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I dont like the idea of the rock resting on the glass bottom. I have starboard from when the tank was running last. Besides the fact the the starboard is not the greatest looking how do you seal it so the detritus and junk does not get under it? I guess I can use silicone or aquarium silicone...
  8. 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
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Let's say I decide to not go fresh water. Say I decide to replace the pressure booster pump for my RO/DI. Help me rethink my tank and redesign my sump with say a budget of $700. Current tank: 75 gallon bare bottom AGA Reef Ready sitting on a standard AGA pine stand. 2 Seio 1500 gph pumps...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 46 gallon tank that I am changing from a FOWLR tank to a reef tank. I have decided to get a refugium or maybe a sump. I have been looking online and have not found much within my budget I don't want to spend more than like 250 dollars. I also need a protein skimmer in total I don't want...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I'm interested in making an acrylic overflow box within a drilled glass tank..... am I dreaming???
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I am somewhat new to this hobby i have a 24 gallon Nano that has been running for about 9 months. I have 30 lbs of live rock and live sand. I'm now feeling more confidant i in keeping a bit more exotic creatures in my tank. My first question is i just bought co-pods from an...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    what type of glue is thick and can bond acrylic to glass?
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have been thinking about using aquarium silicone sealant for sticking together my live rock. It seems like it would be better than epoxy. Has any one tried using Aquarium Silicone Sealant? Thank you!
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I need to attach some frags to some larger peices of LR. I cannot take the LR out of the water. I have super glued the frags to some rubble and now I want to attach them to the larger LR. What kimd of putty or other adheasive can I use that is reef safe?
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, So the 120 that failed on me is now cleaned and I have found the seam that it leaked from. My question is: Would it be better to take the tank apart and reseam it, or just reseal the inside with silicone?? Are the seams water tight as well or is the silicone the only means of water...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Salt Creep on BulkHead, Yikes! Folks, Intend to do some plumbing changes on a close loop with bottom tank bulkheads, :lol: ... Low and behold, tank up for 7 months, I feel some salt crud around the threaded fit of 1.5 inch bulk head with 1.5 inch screw in fitting. Think I used liquid white...
  18. Skimmers & other filtration
    I've decided to try my hand at building a sump. I've got everything I need, except the acrylic. My question, will the stuff at Home Depot work?!? The have a 36"x72" sheet and its 1/4" thick. The price is $70. Is this the same stuff others are using?!? BTW: Its definetly acrylic and not...
  19. 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...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    well I was waiting for this to happen, and tonite it finally let go. apparently I used cheap lexan to build my coast to coast overflow and tonite it sprung a leak. Basically what happened is it started warping after a few weeks, and the aquarium sealant I used to put it together let go at the...
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