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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I am setting up a 125g that i bought from a friend. The tank came with a sump with compartments for different things. One of the compartments is for bio balls. He was running FOWLR so he needed the bio balls, but i will be running a reeftank with plenty of live rock. Is there any pros/cons to...
  2. Tank Specs
    Ok so here is an odd question. In my new 90 I went with Sump with dual socks to Eshopps PSK200 skimmer to return. I have always done wet / dry in FOWLR tanks. Since this tank will be semi reef I was convinced to do sump. Is there any value to putting bio-balls in the skimmer socks? Would...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 54 gallon corner aquarium reef style tank. I have high nitrates. I was told by Preuss Pets to remove all bio balls. I need to know, if I do this, how to set up my current wet dry filter to hand this. Currently, I have 2 filter pads on top, bio balls in a mesh bag (to make cleaning...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 36g reef tank that has been running for a few years. I bought it and moved it home a couple of weeks ago. I recently bought another 30g tank with an overflow and sump. The sump was a homemade job and includes a section full of bio balls. I am wanting to keep my existing display...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hey sup, im just start a new tank. Its a biocube 29, i bought it used. I have transfer all of my 10 gallon in it(fish, live rocks, sand etc..)And i got a littler questions on the filtration system. 1- toss or keep the bio balls? 2- on the side, we can see a min. or max. level of water in the...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    now what? do I need to add anything else? it just feels weird... my sump is really loud right now and I need to get more filter media to put in the drip tray but here is a picture of my recently cleaned out sump. please don't mind the mess or the water spots I will get to that tomorrow
  7. General Reef Discussion
    So, I was at my LFS the other day and in their setup they have acrylic tanks stacked up on top of the other with the water running down a type of overflow and feeding the tanks below. In their overflow they have them packed with bio balls so the water runs over them so they aren't actually ever...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    So lately I've been sifting through the many threads about bio balls that have popped up over the years. Many have led to heated debates with many contradictory opinions. While I feel I have a better understanding about them then when I previously started I still feel unsure about a few...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hello guys I have an a big overflow box that hav when I bought my aquarium... My overflow is located on the side it is the same height and depth of my 200g tank... My tank is a reef tank... This overflow is killing me why: 1. I am not able to controll the water with a valve I some times come...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Here is the simple sump, I have build for my 40 breeder tank with 3 segments. Left one for filter sock and skimmer, in the middle segment planning to put bio-balls, from the third segment I will plan return pump after making a hole because planning to put the return pump outside the sump. Please...
  11. Nano Reefs
    I'm setting up a new Biocube 14 this weekend and was told by a friend that I should replace the bio balls in the setup with live rock rubble. Has anyone done this or ideas on if it's a good idea? Also he told me to wait a month or so before adding the protein skimmer to let the tank settle in...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I'm a new salt water tank user. My phosphates are at 4.0 I bought tank used and just changed the water completely but the filter rock and everything is established . All parameters and all are on point except for my phosphates I should be around 0.35 I'm reading . Is 4.0 way way to High and what...
  13. Reefing Equipment
    I have been running my wet/dry trickle filter on my 125 gallon reef tank for about 3 years now. I have been having some problems keeping some of my invertebrates alive recently, as well as some algae blooms that I think are happening due to spikes in my nitrate levels. I think the problem is...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Alright so after getting rid of my last setup I realized I missed being out of the hobby exept the part I had a algae issue that I could not get ahold of and no one could seem to either. got to frustrating and I sold everything. I think it may be from I used someone elses set up that was full of...
  15. Reefing Equipment
    Hi Everyone, Im new to the Reef Tank and Marine tanks in general. I have a 250 Litre tank with 50L Sump. I went to the local Marine Shop this weekend and receive a bit of contrasting information to what i have read so far. Just to give you an idea, in the sump i used to have, had 3...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all. I recently decided to go all in and start a 55gal saltwater tank. I hadn't decided what was going to go in it yet and so I unfortunately think I may have made a mistake or 2 setting things up. Please help and suggest. I have a 55 gallon long tank, hang on overflow, wet dry sump with...
  17. General Reef Discussion
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  18. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, I admit it... I did not research as well as I should've when I decided to rebuild my 55 gallon tank & turn it into primarily a reef tank. I purchased a Wet/Dry Trickle filter with dreaded BIO BALLS... I know, please don't shun me!! :lookaround: So, my question is... I'm fixing to replace...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    hi guys im rather new to marine fish keeping and have actually not had any fish yet! but ive been researching them alot for the past 6 months or so building up untill this moment where ive got my tank and its set up! its been setup for about 5 weeks now but i havnt added fish just the CUC, i...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, I set up my BC29 a week ago. I have about 25lbs of live rock and 30lbs of live sand. Everything in the tank is stock. Im reading alot about taking the bio balls out and replacing it with more live rock in chamber 2. I still have the stock filter pad, false floors etc. As for right now Im not...
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