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  1. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    Im building a 55g FOWLR and I will be using a 400gph HOB filter. What other powerheads should I use with it? Thanks
  2. General Reef Discussion
    so i am unhappy with the smell of my water ( this is the first open top i have had) and last night i started using activated carbon. i filled a sock of about 2 cups of black diamond and placed it in my CPR bak pak in the out flow chamber, well some of the smell has gone nut i noticed that the...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I just got my phoshate kit in....It says to get 10 ml of water....do I fill the syringe 2 times or just one???kinda a crazy question but I have never filled 2 up like that??? Thanks Joe if si Im doing it right but not getting much blue color at all????kinda hard to tell?
  4. General Reef Discussion
    My sump needs more filtration. My local hardware store sells carbon filter pads that are made for ponds. Will they work ok? I was thinking of cutting it to size and putting in my first baffle that goes to the return chamber. It is a 39 gallon sump on a 125 gallon tank with a mag 18 for return. I...
  5. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    This is a cheesy drawing I made to answer a PM but I thought you might get some use out of it too. I got this idea from Spanky originally, GregT, and NoSchwag also built one for their Beckett skimmers, but I have found they also work well on needle-wheel skimmers and venturi skimmers. This...
  6. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    I have a 15 gallon BB tank, it was supposed to be a softie tank, but due to all the trouble with the 50 it is now holding all my stonies (It is very crammed). The coral seems to be doing great (knock on wood), but I am worried about the leathers waging chemical war on the stonies. I would run...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    bacteria bloom is what we all are calling this.............................well i went to that fish place in lancaster...........luckly i live near it.............i got more black diamond carbon with bags to throw in the sump, i got a filter sock to put over my mag 7 inlet in the sump, and a...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    ok so here is a pic of the top equipment........ the tidepoool wet/dry..........only has filter pads, carbon, and the bio-wheel in it............and my water..............ok again this is so frustrating ............why does my ater look lik esomeone threw up in it........now granted i just got...
  9. The THINK Tank
    I have a couple of threads about this general problem floating around but I wanted to post one about this specifically, I thought this would be the best place to do it. My system: 50 gallon tank 48 inches long, 12 inches deep, 18 inches tall 10 gallon skimmer sump 10 gallon sump...
  10. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    Forsale: Coralife aqualight pro series HQI this is a 6' light that has 3-150watt 10,000k HQI's, 4-96watt Atinics, and 4-1watt moonlights. Also included with this light are the original atinic bulbs which were used maybe a month and 2 extra PC ballasts. used about 3 months $500 Pickup only, no...
  11. TCMAS
    Forsale: Coralife aqualight pro series HQI this is a 6' light that has 3-150watt 10,000k HQI's, 4-96watt Atinics, and 4-1watt moonlights. Also included with this light are the original atinic bulbs which were used maybe a month and 2 extra PC ballasts. used about 3 months $500 Pickup only, no...
  12. Classified Archives
    Forsale Located in Minnesota: Coralife aqualight pro series HQI this is a 6' light that has 3-150watt 10,000k HQI's, 4-96watt Atinics, and 4-1watt moonlights. Also included with this light are the original atinic bulbs which were used maybe a month and 2 extra PC ballasts. used about 3 months...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I am going to be starting a AGA 37 tank up as a reef and just had some questions. I am limited on space, so I don't think I'll have room for a sump. Is this necessary for a tank this size? Can I use a HOB or canister? I may only be able to afford compacts for now, I plan on putting a halide...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I've had the above mushroom for almost three years. It has remained hearty in difficult conditions and grown to about 12 inches in diameter. A very nice center piece. For the last month it has remained closed, and now covered with algae. It is not breaking down or falling apart. It appears to...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, my tank has been running for a good 9 months now, and there is really little progress to be seen. My only inhabitants are an ocellaris clown, a "bullet" (sandsifting) goby, and a flame angel. The inverts consist of a peppermint shrimp, a bunch of small hermits, about 30 nassarius snails...
  16. TCMAS
    Well, I just got an email from Marine Depot telling me my lights won't be available for a week or so. :( Figured this would be a good time to get the rest of the stuff I need nailed down and ordered. What I'd like are some suggestions for good brands/models to get or warnings about anything...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    i recently bought some black diamond carbon but its the new one that also has the white crystals mixed into it for the amonia. i was just wondering what ammount i should be using for my 60gal. thanks. also if anyone has any experience with coraline boosters what brand is good to get an does it...
  18. Freshwater Discussion
    Hello All Do's anyone have and use the Floval 304 Filtration system. I have a couple of questions about them. I have been useing them for a about a year now, I have noticed that the sponges are turning pink in color and I don't know why. I recently lost all my fish to Amonia build up and I am...
  19. Classified Archives
    I am getting out of the hobby and have decided to put all my stuff up for auction. Click on the links below to go to any of the items if you are interested in any of them and place your bid. EQUIPMENT PENN FLEX SILENT AIR B11 Air Pump Starting Bid: $0.99 Automatic back-up system...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    In the 1 year that I have had a reef tank, I have never killed a coral, in fact most are growing quite well now. The other day I bought a piece of LR w/ one large, and several small purple ricordia. They appeared to do well for the first week, then over the course of two days or so...
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