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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I am creating a 20 gallon nano and wanted to add a BioWheel 200 on it, Should I? what would I have to alter if anything?
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Plz tell me more about getting rid of the biowheel and exchanging it for a skimmer and filter. With my low light (coralife 65 watt actinic blue compact fluorescent and 65 watt 10,000 K daylight compact fluorescent) it looks like I will be sticking a soft tank. 26 gal, live rock (lots of growth)...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I was wondering. Why is an AquaClear 110 powerfilter between $80 - $110 and the compairable Marineland Biowheel filter $40 - $60? Is the Aquaclear that much better? Why? I am thinking of using a powerfilter for circulation and to be able to use chemcial media only when and if I need it on a...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Just kinda needed to vent a bit. I got him and had him in a 12 gal QT tank. tank was a 12 gal marineland tank with light and biowheel filter built into the hood. cool design. quality SUCKS!!! Filter pump broke-only 3 weeks old. It must have happened during the night and I didn't notice it in the...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I currently have a 125 gal tank with 3 emperor 400's running in my fish only tank. no reef tanks in hawaii. I have decided I want to move to better filtration and I was wondering what size wet/dry I should get. specifically dimensions or gallon size of the bi-ball container. I know the sump can...
  6. General classifieds
    I have for sale a 39 gallon tall aquarium with matching stand. Also includes light fixture, glass top heater and marineland penquin biowheel filter. Tank was used as a mini reed tank with seahorses. Tank is only 2 years old. Asking $250.00 OBO Located in central Wisconsin, Local Picup only...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I'm going to get a 55 gal. from a friend, but sadly i have no money:(So im trying to figure out the cheapest set-up that i could have with only... maybe 2 clownfish in the tank. This will hopefully only be temperary until i get some more money and can upgrade all the equipment, and add fish. I...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hello and Happy Friday!!! So - On my 29g... I'm having some dead spot/flow problems... Here is an older pic of the rock set up... (it's pretty accurate - but the toadstool is back at the LFS... my flame angel bothered it too much Looking at the tank - the right side of the tank seems to be...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    First off this is what I have: 125 gal, 150.lbs live rock, 125gal corallife power skimmer, and a marineland 360 canister. I've been doing some reading and I get mixed reviews about my filtration. I heard all I need is a skimmer. I know most are going to tell me a sump is the best way, but my...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, I have two topics I'd like some input on: First here's what I'm working with - 30 gallon tank, 150 watt 14k halide in a K2 Viper fixture (bulb is brand new), Penguin Biowheel 240 and a red sea HOB skimmer. Inhabitants: gold striped percula, 2 blue velvet damsels, 2 skink shrimp, 1 coral...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I have a fish and coral set up on a 55 gal. I am using a marineland emporer canister biowheel filter. I have been using it for a couple of years and was told way back that I needed to have an airstone in the tank. Does anyone know if this is right? I would like to get rid of the air stone...
  12. Tank Specs
    Well, I finally bit the bullett and started my first saltwater tank two months ago. Since that time I have read countless websites and several books about the hobby just to get a general feel for general maintenance and upkeep. Here's a list of what I have along with the general maintenance I am...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    i want to set up my 10g hexagon tank for raising a colony of chili coral...no lighting..will be using rock, some sand...& 10 gallons of water from my current system...will this cause a fast cycle ? how should my filtration be.?. & advice on water changes...i tried this tank as a nano before &...
  14. 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...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    last tuesday I decided that my tank was ready for me to start adding fish again. I had the pH and KH in check and my algae problem was a thing of the past. I had a $50 credit to a store downtown (Old Town Aquarium, Chicago, IL) and I was going to be downtown for a meeting, so I figured I would...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, I have some nerdery related questions here. I was wondering if any of you have designed your tanks, hoods, canopys or any DIY projects with google's sketchup program. If you don't know what it is, it's a free and easy 3-d design program, and you can upload your designs to google so that...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 75g fw that I want to turn to reef. The more I read the more confused I get. I want to see some 75g setups. I have is a compact floro that gives 3.5 wpg. I so confused on where the skimmer goes (on the tank or in the sump) And what size sump to use. Do I need bulkheads? I would like to...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Repost: Alright, so me and Rachel went to the LFS yesterday, and we bought a new tank. Its 24"x24"x24" (A cube obviously). Its glass, with an overflow, but NOT drilled. I didnt want it drilled, because I dont want to run a sump. I have some things Im going to be using from my 20g, and some...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Alright, so me and Rachel went to the LFS yesterday, and we bought a new tank. Its 24"x24"x24" (A cube obviously). Its glass, with an overflow, but NOT drilled. I didnt want it drilled, because I dont want to run a sump. I have some things Im going to be using from my 20g, and some other...
  20. TCMAS Members only
    So, my pops likes to keep his goldfish indoors in the winter. They were thiking of getting some snails for the tank.... I am worried that snails just don't do the job that astreas do in a reeftank. I am also worried because the tank is only as warm as their basement. Also, They would like...
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