I just set up a 40g, and i am using a cpr bak pak with an accella pump that came with it. its noisy, and a bit of a rttling noise is coming from the powerhead. i have heard reports of this setup being totally silent, is there anything i can do?
I am looking to buy a Nano Cube CF quad, but was wondering it the CPR BAK PAK fits on the back. Also, what light would be good to turn the filter box into a refugium. I know many people don't like the idea but I want a refugium for nutrient export and pod growth. Gonna grow chaeto and I'm...
Hello all, New the Forum, but have been reading all your informative posts for a while now. I have a 47 gallon FW that I'm going to convert to a SW FOWLR. I'm looking for a good HOB skimmer that is affordalbe. I think I've narrowed my choices to the CPR Bak Pak 2 or the Octopus BH-100. I...
i put a bak pak 2 skimmer w/ 226gph and a hydor 600gph powerhead in my 50gal tank yesterday. im now waiting on my live rock (about 60 lbs). should that be sufficient water movement/filtration? i wanted to put a sand bed across the bottom, but have heard contrary ideas about it. how long until i...
just started a new 75 gal reef tank and wondering my chooses on protein skimmers, was looking for a HOB skimmer and was asking for reviews or comments on the cpr bak paks or the dual pak. any info is greatly appreciated
Hello again ... Its clueless Jenn
First off I swear I read books before I started this project :)
But I think I'm starting a diatom bloom its covering my LR and starting on my pump and filter . My question is is it going to kill anything in my tank I have Zoo's and two fire fish .
:help: about a tank that I haven't even bought yet :)
Before I get out there and start shopping, I wanted to get some suggestions about equipment....specifically, I'd like to know:
type/brand lights (how many's good?)
skimmer (cpr bak pak a good one?)
do i need a wavemaker...
I have a 29 gallon fish tank with stand, I have an emperor Bio-wheel 280 power filter, and bak pak 2 protein skimmer.
I want to turn it into a seahorse tank.
29 gallon to small should I get 55 gallon?
The biowheel to strong for the seahorses?
How much live rock 1.5 or 2 LBS per gallon...
What is the best Hang on Skimmer I can get?
I have a 72 Gal tank (non drilled) and I would like to get a good skimmer for it.
My last tank had a Deltec IN it but due to the new lighting and this
one being a bow front it will not fit, so I need to go to a hang on.
I have seen the Deltec...
My wife and I are putting together a wish list for our new 100 gallon TruVu aquarium. We have put together the following list of possibly compatible species from looking at compatibility charts and going to practically every aquarium shop in the greater Sacramento area:
1) Lionfish (couple...
So i have determined my skimmer is crap. It is a 6 year old us aquarium system skimmer with a rio 600. It doesnt collect anything. My nitrate have been going up over time and i really get nothing from this skimmer. anyway i dont not wanta remora again. i had one before and it was terrible. It...
Hey everyone. I am new here. My name is Gary. All my life I had freshwater tanks. Now i have decided to take a big jump into making a saltwater tank.
I have emptied out my freshwater tank and cleaned it out.
I would like to know how to set up my tank.
This is what I have:
55 Gal tank
my plans are a 10 gal tank with some corals :lol:
I have a tank (somewhere in my basement)
I plan on DIY almost everything on it
so if I can figure out a decent DIY skimmer I'll add it
more to come once I get home and layout my supplies
Hello, I'm looking at protein skimmers for my seahorse tank (not set up yet). I'm worried about having too much flow, the protein skimmer I like the look of says 'recommended with a 2400lph pump' and is suitable for tanks up to 400L. Well the tank I have is 130L. What I want to know is does it...
Ok here is what I have
no3 over 50ppm
iodate and iodine-.01
po4-.02 or less
ammonia-.01 or less
can someone help me figure out why my nitrates are so high. please
Well first we talked about the tissue damage on the green open brain i got. it actually seems to be getting smaller. and to my surprize i found my tank raised clow hosting in it this morning. And i dont mean for like 5 min either. He was in it for hours. Next is the issue i was having with my...
I know this topic is discussed often... I have been searching and reading past threads about it.. just wanted to get some input about it from some of our current members...so please humor me with any info you can about this subject...
Does everyone out there do this with new fish? I currently...
My wife offered to get me a nano to start a reef in for Christmas. I was just looking for some suggestions on what you think would be the best things for me to ask Santa for. It will probably be less than 20g and set up for soft and LPS corals.