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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. 25 Gal Tank Sale 5

    Tank and Stand
  9. Stand And Canopy

    Stand and Canopy
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Branching Ca

    Branching CA
  15. 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...
  16. 120 Gallon Stand Design And Build

    Added some lights to make working below the tank a little easier
  17. 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...
  18. Mixing Station

    Mixing station area
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