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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello TRT! I have an 80 gallon BB system with a sheet of black ABS plastic on the bottom and recently I took a peak underneath the plastic with a flashlight and discovered some detritus, I know some people use silicone to seal this to the bottom to avoid this problem. Also, every water change I...
  2. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    Thought for a moment that I had a grand idea that was flawless in theory. One search on Google I realize I'm not as original as I thought. Anyway, my thought was to use rough, raw, tiles for the bottom of my tank. Figured I could grout them in or silicone and have a sandy looking natural colored...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 65g tank and after alot of thought and talking with my LFS I decided to go with a BB tank. I noticed alot of green build up on the bottom, can I just scrape this off? :goldfish:
  4. Bb 72 Bowfront

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  5. General Reef Discussion
    I am confused about detritus buildup in a BB tank with Polyps. Lets Just say that in a new BB Set up, I set it up where ZOA colonies completely cover the BB...What happens to the Detritus? Would it just cover the polyps? Would it be possible to vacuum over the polyps? Or would the Polyps munch...
  6. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    125 BB DT 25 lbs LR 2-250 MH (8hrs) 4 65w PC's (10 hrs) 6 moons, 20 Fuge 20w actinic (night cycle) and just enough aragonite to cover the bottom aprox 5-10 lbs/chaeto/5 lbs LR. Berlin Triple Pass skimmer running wet. Quiet One 3000 return. 2 Maxi Jet 1200's and a Aqua Clear 50 powerheads in DT...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    i have a 90 gallon bb sps tank and hate the bare bottom and want to add 60 lbs of live sand and 20 lbs of live rock, can i do this without it cycleing
  8. General Reef Discussion
    well on my 10 g tank i am having second thoughts about the sand i put in. its clean sand but i dont want it to become a trap for all that nasty stuff. its powdered sugar like sand by the way. the reason i say this is because when i had the FW tank i had absolutely horrible nitrate levels like...
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