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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, So maybe a bad question but where is the biological filter located?
  2. 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...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi ok so I have about 75 pounds of live rock... but it has been in a tupperware for about a week it is still moist it was not covered in water in the tupperware but there was alittle water... it does not have a foul smell and I do not see any pests on it there was a lot of algea growing on it...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    good afternoon everyone... ok so i have a55 gallon reef aquarium that has live rock in it... today i am building a sump and i have heard that the live rock can also act as the biological filter... how do i know if my tank Is ready to function without a filter? does there have to be a certain...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Just wondering if any one knows if high salts in your tank can wipe out the biological filter? I know that if you rub salts on wounds it kills bacteria. Just wondering. Had a High salinity problem followed by death of 6 fish. I got the salts normal then my nitrite spiked to .25 I know this is...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I'm going to be upgrading my 37 gallon tank to a 120 here in about a month, and I am going to need a TON more rock. Through Marine Depot they are having a pretty good sale where I can get 50 lbs of Dry Rock for $55.49. Is it worth it to get Dry Rock? Does it work just as good as a biological...
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  8. Skimmers & other filtration
    So currently I have a mechanical filter that hangs on the side of my tank (like most have for freshwater). As recommended, it is powerful enough to clean a tank twice my size (I have a 29g). It currently used a filter sponge, bag of carbon, and a bag of bio rocks to filter my water. Someone...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Good Day All! I am new to your threads here and am blown away but the amount of useful information I have come across in the past couple weeks:dance:. There certainly is a wealth of information, and I appreciate anyone that can chime in with any type of advice dealing with my question. I am...
  10. Skimmers & other filtration
    Just like the title says "can I use a mens tube sock as a filter sock?" And I ask this because where I live filter socks are like $9 a piece but at walmart I can buy 10 pairs of tube socks for $7.97 which is way cheaper. Thanks everyone in advance who replies to this post, this is a great...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    i have a 55 gallon with about 2500 GPH (not counting the other filters) of flow from 8 power heads tied in to an under gravel system. i have 2X 50 gallon cannister filters. and a 200 gallon ext filter. and a large ext filter with many bio balls in it. my lighting is a 48" power glo, a marine glo...
  12. Topic of the Week Archive
    For purposes of this discussion the following terms are used to describe certain things: Live Rock: This seems to be self-explanatory but it will include any DIY rocks, any type of actual rock that is used in a tank for a surface for the bacteria to live on. Wet/Dry media: This includes, but...
  13. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    I know that this isn't fish related but, I figured that I would explain why I haven't been very active on the boards the last few weeks. Jen has wanted a puppy for quite sometime now and we had been watching petfinder.com for local animal shelters and we found a Female Beagle/Spaniel mix at...
  14. Instruction manuals
    Instant Ocean Saltwater ReefMaster Test Kit pH Test Range: 7.8 to 8.6 Use: Monitor pH and identify the need for water changes or the addition of buffer to maintain proper pH. In addition to nitrate, aquarium nitrification (conditioning) also produces acid. The acid depletes buffers and results...
  15. Instruction manuals
    Red Sea Test Labs Master Reef Lab Nitrate Why Test For Nitrate? Nitrate (NO3-) is produced in the aquarium by the biological filter. Beneficial bacteria in the biological filter convert toxic ammonia and nitrite into nitrate. A high nitrate level indicates a buildup of fish waste and organic...
  16. Instruction manuals
    Red Sea Test Lab Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate Test Kits Introduction to the Nitrification Process As fish digest their food they produce ammonia as a waste product. In solution the total dissolved ammonia changes between two forms, the toxic ammonia (NH3) and the relatively harmless ammonium...
  17. Instruction manuals
    Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Ammonia, Nitrite & Nitrate Test Kits Ammonia Test Instructions Why test for Ammonia? Fish continually release ammonia (NH3) directly into the water through their gills, urine, and solid waste. Uneaten food and other decaying organic matter also add ammonia to the...
  18. Instruction manuals
    Seachem Saltwater Basic Test Kits Reef Special Kit Instructions for Phosphate Test Fill sample pipette to base of bulb with aquarium water to be tested. Dispense into a test cavity of the test plate. Add one drop of Phosphate Reagent 1. Add 2 drops of Phosphate Reagent 2. Stir briefly with...
  19. Instruction manuals
    pH Test Instructions Saltwater pH Test Instructions Why Test pH? pH is the measure of acidity of water. A pH reading of 7.0 is neutral. A pH higher than 7.0 is alkaline, and a pH lower than 7.0 is acidic. Marine fish and invertebrates require a pH between 8.2 and 8.4. Maintaining the aquarium at...
  20. Instruction manuals
    Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Reef Master Liquid Test Kit Warning: Several of the included solutions are harmful and require precautions to be taken for your safety. Please make sure to read included instruction manual before working with these solutions. Calcium Test Instructions Why Test for...
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