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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Haha, oops. Took to long to attach the poll it seems. That’s what I get for multitasking at work. Well here is the actual poll for those who want to play along. -AR
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Reefers, Another question for this crazy bunch. Again I feel like most here know the pros and cons for the different substrate choices out there but I’m curious what are we all running in our beautiful eco systems at home? Again a comment for the main reason for you decision is awesome if...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I've always been an over filter and rely on water changes type of aquarist whose experience has been mostly South American fish in lightly planted tanks from 30 to 50 gallons. I've kept freshwater shrimp and snails and have come to prefer critters to fish. Have several tanks empty and...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Everyone's favorite subject, SUBSTRATES! Not to worry, however, as I am not starting a long open-ended dispute about the propitious effects a bare bottom tank may have over a deep sand bed, no. Today I am going to answer a question I had about a year ago. What is this magical looking pure...
  5. Marine Depot
    CaribSea Life Rock is a live rock alternative infused with spored, live bacteria. Once placed in water, dormant bacteria comes to life and begins to colonize to help speed up the cycling process. Life Rock is colored to simulate real coralline algae growth so you don't have to wait 6-8 months...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, I am taking down my 20 gallon cichlid tank and turning it into a nano reef tank. So here is the thing, I want to use the 15-20 lbs or aragonite that have been used in the cichlid tank (for about 6 months) , clean it and use it in my future reef tank. So here is the plan n tell me...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I'm now getting ready to refresh my substrate - 1 1/2 years with Nature's Ocean Bio Active Live Sand. I really prefer the look of a coarser sand and am wondering if there's any reason I can't move to the reef "substrate" version rather than the "sand"? It appears to be basically the same product...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    hey guys i have a 55 gallon tank. I have used crushed coral as the substrate and now i would like to change it.Unfortunately i can't afford live sand at the moment so i was thinking if i could use 20 kgs dolomite mixed with 5 kgs aragonite? Reply asap
  9. General Reef Discussion
    My parents have a tank there getting rid of they told me to ask the forum if there is anyone from around Delaware looking for live rock aragonite a sump or return pump and a powerhead?
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I have been cycling my 50 gallon tank for a little over three weeks. For equipment I have pf-300 overflow box 2 400 maxxi jet powerheads heater eshopps sump with trinton return pump I have 58lbs live rock and 65 lbs of dry aragonite . Protein skimmer is on its way. I used 20 lbs live rock from...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I'm new to the world of marina aquariums, but experienced with FW, and was hoping for some advice. First, I will provide a little background. I recently purchased my first saltwater aquarium from a guy on craigslist, he claims he had it set up and established for just over 5 yrs, and I have no...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Some is giving away two gigantic bags of crushed limestone prob about 300-500lbs per bag. I mean it's free but can I use the smaller pieces for substrate and chunkier as Rock. Will it all work?
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I recently upgraded to a new tank that is twice the size of my old one (40 gallons, 30 of which are display). I didn't have enough sand so I added super fine Petco sand to fill out the DSB. My lawnmower blenny loves to roll around in the sand and the problem now is that he kicks up dust storms...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I am new to saltwater. I have a one month old 30 gallon tank that I want to be a reef tank. The aquarium shop sold me 30# of Seaflor aragonite reef sand for the substrate. I have heard mixed answers about how I should do water changes with this substrate. Should I siphon the substrate...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    ive got sum sand from sum bags at HD. the kolorscape brand, put it in sum apple vinegar n nothing happened.... could i tak a piece of cc n throw it in there, will the cc bubble?
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all. I am new to this group, and want to reach out to all and introduce myself. I am just getting back in to the hobby after having several years off. I have had various levels of both fresh and marine setups over the years. My reef knowledge is limited, and I have only had a reef setup...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    so i try to learn all i can about rock, but this one im unsure of: travertine, its a mixture of calcite and aragonite, which is what our dead coral is made of has anyone ever used this or has some in their tank? as far as i can see it should be ok but i still an looking for any other ideas thanks
  18. Sand

    aragonite sand
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hey TRT I need some opinions on whether or not I need to change my substrate.. I've got a 135 long with a 40g sump running 140lbs of lr with 3-4" of live aragonite substrate keep 2 tangs, 4 clowns, b. Cardinal, and assorted softies and a couple lps. I went with the crushed coral substrate when I...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I was origanally going to buy live said but after reading a post I'm going to go with aragonite. I'm just making sure this is the best option and asking how much to get. I've heard that your supposed to have 2 inches but I'm not sure. I will have a 24"x15" bowfront tank. I'm going to have live...
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