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  1. New Tank

    I'm new & so is my tank.
  2. 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?
  3. 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)...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Mock Cls

    making of MOCK CLS for extra circulation
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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 &...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
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