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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, so i have a second tank i wanted to use for naughty fish and wanted to test things out. I have a few fish and some LPS corals in there. On January 21st i tested the water and my nitrates were 40ppm and my phos was 1.36. thats right.... 1.36. I have a ats i built but it never...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    i have an extra shelf that i built into my stand that can support a 10 gallon tank that will gravity feed into my sump with skimmer and other equipment. the goal here is nitrate reduction. hopefully to the point of where carbon dosing won't be needed anymore. (the looks i get asking people to...
  3. DIY Forum
    I did a video on my Algae Turf Scrubber build. Plans are available. Hopefully this will help some folks with their own ATS build. https://youtu.be/UOSI5WhlNAA
  4. General Reef Discussion
    thought I would try a scrubber made out of a 1 L plastic pop bottle I drilled a hole at each end of the bottle and ran a fiberglass tent pole though the middle . cut slits in the bottle and bent them out I have water running on one side and air coming up from the other side so the bottle spins...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I've been reading up on some threads I've missed in my absence from the hobby for a bit. Getting back in to it now and setting up a 90g reef. I've been reading here on the forums and am interested in integrating the GFO and ATS concepts in my set up. What I either missed or didn't see was a...
  6. DIY Forum
    I am only a few short months into the Reef Keeping hobby but I recently completed installing a RODI system and a DIY auto top off system, so I thought I'd share my work and hopefully explain it all so that fellow newbies can understand not only how it was done, but why it is important and worth...
  7. The THINK Tank
    Like the title says. Lets have a friendly TRT think tank talk about ATS's. It seems as though they're making quite a come back. I think it's important for people to understand how these devices function and what they can expect from them. Both in the short term, and as time progresses...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Lowest cost and easiest way to eliminate green hair, bubble, turf and slime algae from your aquarium (hopefully permanently). This new version is much easier to build than the versions you may have seen before; it has never been posted before 2012. It works in both freshwater and saltwater. If...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Little something i learned today reading some forrums/posts from what Geoff and a few.. ok a lot of others have had controversy on and looking at actually what different coral species live in (want). YES, low nutrient systems with nothing but super-skimming, BB, blowing off your rocks every day...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Low-light Scrubbers Here is something new, different, and untested. I have not built one yet, but it should work for either SW or FW if the size and flow are correct. It is a vertical scrubber that you hang on the wall, and it requires NO electricity. It is a "low-light" scrubber: I got...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Let's talk nutrients. They go in, they come out.... are we taking out as much as we put in? What sort of methods do you use to remove nutrients like nitrates and phosphates? What have you tired and stopped? What do you hear other people doing that you think they must be crazy?
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I try not to drag debates from other forums into our happy TRT but, is this statement even remotely true? "Here's one reason I really like using scrubber without a skimmer. My purple gorg and red feather star stay open and extended all day and night, even though they naturally do so only...
  13. Nano Reefs
    Part 1 of 2 Micro-Small Algae Remover System for Nano's: Free! It's called a Turf Algae Filter, and it works in salt or freshwater. Takes just a few minutes to install into your nano, and best of all, it's free! It starts reducing your nitrate and phosphate within the first week, and after...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Mega-Powerful Nitrate and Phosphate Remover Replaces Skimmer, Refugium, and Everything Else Part 1 of 4 If anybody has not yet hooked up their refugium or skimmer, or was just looking get rid of these things, then you might want to try one of these mega-powerful filters that I built. You...
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