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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Ah the first of many threads for the new tank. So here is the story. I have a 55 that is a work of learning, I started having no idea what I was doing, and now I know enough to be dangerous but not enought to be smart ;) So I wanna plan out this 95 so that I have the best chance of...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    so it's time to get started... <O:p</O:phaven't had a real reef tank ever. i tried once ten years ago, but everything crashed when i went on a three week trip. keeping a reef tank has been one of my greatest joys and also my biggest defeats when my old tank crashed. <O:p <O:p</O:p i have a...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone!! I have a 150 with a 30 gallon sump mostly softies with a few hard corals frogspawn and hammers. My coralife 220 is leaking its only 2 yrs old:eek: so I have a feeling the mover my have contributed to its demise. Anyway I'm going to try one more time tomorrow to fix and if I cant I...
  4. Skimmers & other filtration
    are lifereef skimmers worth the price difference
  5. General Reef Discussion
    hey guys ive had a the mr1 for about a month now its great but kinda loud. i heard something about placing a cotton ball in the air adjuster or something like that any one know whats that about? thanks in advance
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have a PM bullit skimmer but I can't get it to do much of anything... I've followed the instructions and changed the depth of water the skimmer sits in, adjusted the drain and the air intake... but nothing really happens. Does anybody have one of these and knows what I could be doing wrong...
  7. The THINK Tank
    I guess I should provide some background before asking my question. I'm trying to set up a multi-tank (two tanks actually) system that will use a common sump and skimmer. I've been thinking of incorporating a UV sterilizer into the system, to prevent spread of disease between the tanks, and...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    This hobbie is definitly not for someone who likes to save $$$$$$$, It just dosen't stop does it. So this is tonights overwelming lack of knowledge that is haunting me. What is the real differance in all these skimmers. It seems that everyone on this board has a hated and loved brand and there...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I'm looking into some stuff to suggest we carry at work for products, we have mostly API and Wardley stuff.... we have no reef additives, no salt water meds, and we don't have a line of SW foods other than Sally's Frozen (which is great stuff).... I was hoping to pick some brains and get...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Is their a way to test and see if your skimming enough, whatever enough means. Is there any type of hang on skimmer that is good or one that can be kept outside of a sump and pumped back to the tank Thanks for putting up with the novice questions
  11. Skimmers & other filtration
    How high should the bubbles go up into the collection cup tube once the tube is slimmed over? Should the smaller bubbles pop right at the top or be in the middle of the tube to allow for bigger bubbles to rise? Also, is it better to have huge bubbles as opposed to fine micro bubbles at...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    This is a pic of my G2 after about 4 days of skimmimg with IMO, not a very high bio-load. My FOWLR setup: 140G w/sump 50 lbs LR Coralife 18W sterilizer ASM G2 Skimmer 6 fish: 2 Green Chromis 1 Powder Brown Tang 1 Honeycomb Puffer 1 Lunar Wrasse 1 SM bamboo catshark I'm wondering if...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Setting up a 90 gallon BB SPS tank and need recs on a new skimmer. I really like my current coralife super skimmer 65 and have thought about getting the CSS220. I've also been looking at the MR-1 by my reef creations. It's a good bit more money and would require me to buy a new pump as well...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    What skimmer/type do you use and why? Beckett, Needle wheel, venturi, airstone, other?
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I know, another skimmer question, but I'm burning out trying to make a decision on which skimmer to get. I'm going to be setting up a 190g reef (corals and fish) with a 100g sump and 100g refugium (probably something less than 300g total system water after adding rock and equipment). I like to...
  16. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    Ok, the madness begins. I am drilling the 100g Thursday or friday and prepping for a BB SPS tank. I want this thing clean (my CLS will strip the paint off a Buick) so i need a good suggestion on a good skimmer for this thing. so far i have done turbofloaters, remora, and a few no name customs...
  17. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    A friend is willing to sell me a GenX PCX 55 pump for cheap and I want to know if I can use it with the Bullet 2. It pumps 1140GPH and is capeable of 26 foot head, it has a 1 inch in and out. The PM websight lists the PCX 40 and Iwalkia 55 as good pumps and the Genx 55's numbers are really...
  18. TCMAS Members only
    Was just looking in the members only. Anyone useing a MRC? What do you think of it?
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Well, what do you do with a perfectly good 180 gallon reef tank? That's right! You rip it down and up grade to a bigger tank. :lol: Why upgrade the tank? For one my corals were out growing my tank and two with the new size I will be able to aquascape better. Three well what's more...
  20. TCMAS
    What do people think of their wet necks? I am a little skeptical for the following reason:</O:p> <O:p</O:p I understand the wet neck keeps the neck of the skimmer clean. This results in reduced friction for the skimate and keeps the skimmer clean. The reason I am skeptical is because...
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