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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Ok im done fighting i give up. Please help me save what i can. First off 55gal No reef. .25 ammonia. probly dead sifter star. Nitrate hardly readable 2ppm maybe from new ish sand. 4 week old aragonite sand 30lbs 2--3 in deep sand bed. My alkalinity reads 23 drops or 400 ppm Ive done...
  2. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    hello, i have a few questions for you guys and gals. 1. with a downdraft skimmer, i understand that air and water are introduced into a tube filled with bioballs to create micro bubbles. my question is in the schematics i have seen, the air inlet is usually just a few 1/2" pvc 90's, what...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    On the best and fastest way to remove CC from my tank to change to sand? The tank was orginally a FOWLR and has been running since Aug with no losses or disease. The residents are 2 False Percs and a Strawberry Psuedochromis, and a few hermits. My plan was to put them and the LR in a 20g and...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all. I have a 29g that has been running for about 2.5 months. I have about 40 lb of live rock, and about a 2" aragonite sand bed. I am running a prizm deluxe skimmer as well as powerheads on each side of the tank. The powerheads are pumping around 900 gph. The tank parameters are all...
  5. The Think Tank Must Reads.
    I just spent three hours reading through the DSB myth thread and decided in all fairness to put up a pro DSB thread. Although I have not been in the hobby as long as many on here have. I research constantly for ways to improve the quality of life for the animals I choose to own. This is in no...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    How do I clean the bottom of my tank? I have been using a siphon, but recently someone told me when I do that I am lowering the amount of copods in my tank. Is this true? Should I use another method? A little help please.:help:
  7. TCMAS
    Okee. I must concede defeat and admit that I need help. I just can't seem to catch my ich-infested fish. I tried fishing with fresh bait and a line, I tried making a fish trap out of a two-liter bottle, and I tried asking nicely. Nothing is working, and if I resort to tearing the whole tank...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I guys another question for ya. I have this green hairy algae all over my lr. I say its hairy cause it looks like short cut hair. ive been scrubing it of but it keeps coming back and spreads faster and faster. ive done water changes but doesnt seem to do much. The tank is 120. It has a purc...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Getting ready to set up a reef tank. I'm thinking it'll be mostly all soft corals, maybe a few LPS. Please let me know what you think and if you see anything that should be changed. Thanks 30g long glass tank approx 3 inch aragonite sand bed using caribsea "sugar size" sand single corner...
  10. Topic of the Week Archive
    Yup thats right.. it is time to roll up those sleves and dust of the brain.. Chemistry 101 Lets start off with the the very basic Reef chemistry. , then move in to the more heavier things including making your own kalk... So tell me what your parameters...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I'm sure there has been some discusion on this but, I'm gonna bring it up any how. I started a thread in DIY and about making a new tank and restarted it again in general but got no replies... well a couple. So, now it has turned, not into help with plumbing or skimmers or lights, but on DSB or...
  12. Atlanta Reef Club
    I'm moving out of state (due to work transfer) and unfortunately must part with my FOWLR. Here's what I'm selling for pickup only (I live in Brookhaven): EQUIPMENT - AGA black seal 29 gallon tank ($25) - AGA pine stand and 8" high canopy with hinged top ($70) - 24" Coralife Aqualight -...
  13. TCMAS
    Due to an upcoming move, I've decided not to move my current tank, but start a new one after my move. Here is a description of the tank, livestock, and equipment. 46 Gallon All Glass black seal tank. Tank is drilled, and has an overflow box 20 Gallon long sump Custom made stand. The stand was...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    :wavey: Heres a tip for those of us who vacuum our sand regulary but want to reuse the water. When you vacuum place a old colinder or strainer over the bucket and line it with fine filter floss. As the water goes through all the crap will be caught in the floss and you will have clean water in...
  15. The THINK Tank
    So I've heard it said that Southdown sand comes `pre-saturated' with phosphate. Is there a reliable way to test this? Can I get a cup of southdown, a couple cups of RO/DI water ... and just let them sit together for a couple hours and test phosphate? Is there a way such an experiment to...
  16. Nano Reefs
    Like the topic says "Show us a full tank Nano pic !!!" Me and a few other people would like to take a peek at everyones Nano. Please post 1 full tank pic. Just the best full tank pic you have. It really doesn't matter how far along your Nano is. We all would just like to see all the different...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Because of space a a 90 reef ready was the largest i could go . I knew the more flow the better The LFS also say 6 times was optimal From the reading I had done on the net for a simple system 10 times seem to be the best > My frustration began when my new tank came in only one overflow I called...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Thanks to Doug1 I think I will be starting a little project to put a refug above my main tank. What all items should I plan on putting in this thing? How much sand, LR, plants of any kind? Is it possible to put a skimmer in this thing or would that be defeating the purpose? Can I put my heater...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I just purchased a bundle of Halameda from the LFS. I'm primarily using more for a decor than anything else. Does anybody see a problem or keep them in the main tank? I attached it to a rock with fishing line..... I just couldn't resist evertime I went to this LFS his tank has that "natural"...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    OK I finally added a few more critters to the setup: Bicolor Pseudochromis Coral Beauty 1 Cleaner Shrimp Added to the existing 3 month old setup: 2 Humbug Damsels 1 Yellow Tail Damsel 3 unidentified snails 1 unidentified very small crab 75 gal / no skimmer 25lbs LR 2 1/2" aragonite sand bed...
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