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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I have a question about bubble traps and if they have to be three pieces of glass or is two enough? Here is a little back ground I have started a new tank going from a 60 gal to a 125 gal and from a canister filter and HOB refugium to a 30 gal sump. The sump was four...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Well, I just became the proud owner of a 150 Gal. tank / stand when my sis and bro-in-law moved. They couldn't take it with them, so I gladly accepted it. :dance: Anyway, this will be my first time setting up a salt water tank, and plan on having a FOWLR for now. Instead of explaining...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    hooked up my new skimmer the other night to test the plumbing to and from the external pump to make sure it was going to work fine before cementing the pvc in place. Never before have i seen sooooo many micro bubbles in the tank. the whole left side of the tank was instantly filled, almost to...
  4. Reefing Equipment
    As you can see this is my first post on this forum. If this was an audio-video forum, I would be giving a rookie advise on amps or dvd players, but tonight I'm the rookie and I need your help. I will be buying a 92 gallon corner tank to set up a reef tank, The type widely available. My plans...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Getting a new one for my 90g. Got a $200 budget. Any suggestions?
  6. General Reef Discussion
    WOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! The time has come to start the offical build. The plan: a 95 Bare Bottom pentagon corner tank with a basment 90 gallon sump connected to a 55 gallon frag tank. Equipment: BM 200 Velocity T1 return pump 90 gallon sump mag 3 return pump- for the...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I am using the Eheim 1262 setting this up in a new sump. I did a trial run yesterday and had some leaks. I am almost prepared to run this again. I noticed yesterday that it seemed that the pump was taking out too much. I am using it on a 125 gallon 1 inch intake, 3/4 inch return- 2 overflows...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Time for Amanda's stupid question of the day. I have my incoming water running thru filter media, and a carbon packet in my sump. Nothing else, unless you count a buttload of equipment (skimmer, UV sterilizer, phos. reactor). I know bioballs are a no-no, but is there anything else needed in the...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    About every 10 to 15 minutes a jet of micro bubbles comes out my return from the sump. I have baffles in the sump and except for these 1 second instances there is no bubble problem. It takes about a minute for them to clear up after they shoot out. What could be causing this? How can I stop it...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I am in the process of getting my 180 running with a sump and refugium. I already transferred all of my tank contents from my 110 non-overflow to the new to me 180 with built in overflows. Until I got the overflow adapters, I was just running the tank as if it had no overflows using my hang on...
  11. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    So here is my plan for my tank. It is going to be a 90 gallon reef tank... 4 feet long by 2 feet high by 18" deep. I am a Junior in college and I had this idea to install a tank in my apartment (first floor so the ground is very sturdy). I am building a bar in our sunroom and decided to put the...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    OK - for those following along on the build of the 95 corner sps lps bare bottom tank planning here is where I am at.... I HAVE This: 95 corner tank, stand and canopy ATI bubblemaster 200 for the skimmer Velocity T1 return pump 55 gallon frag tank with t5's lighting it I am not sure...
  13. nano build off 2008
    20g "Hour Glass" Nano (renamed) Ok so I stewed over this for a few weeks now and decided to just do it! My plan was to setup a small tank in my sons room (3yo) somtime this year so why not join the build off. These plans are tentative pending my wife finding out what I'm doing and how much...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Well...I guess I am taking the plunge again :) and I figured since I am going to start all over I may as well start a build thread. I will have pictures and stuff as I accumulate items. I am not really building anything though (other than the rockscape and modifying a tank for a sump), so I...
  15. nano build off 2008
    Hi everyone, this is my Nano entry. I'm so excited to be a part of this. The main idea with this aquarium is to have one restriction, the size. This aquarium is the result of everyone's advice and knowledge I have picked up from forums like this. The system description: 15 gallon Truvu...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so here is the next step in the tank building process for me. Here is a quick look at what I have going so far... 95 corner tank - sps/lps tank trying BB methodology total system gallons about 200 - 225 Looking for lower cost electricity options - less energy = better for me less...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Is there some type of padding that will difuse my bubbles comming out of my skimmer and diffuse the bubbles comming down from the incomming water into my wet dry. I think when the water meets air in my wet/dry sump the bubble are getting sucked in from my return pump. I think if I lay down some...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    i'm getting the mag 7 for the return for my 75 and saw that the inlet and oulet are 1/2" . was wondering will it be ok if i use 3/4" tubing? or does it have to 1/2. another thing. does it matter which side the skimmer goes on the sump. the return side or overflow side.?
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I just joined and introduced myself about a two weeks ago and now I am starting to put together my tank. I just picked up my 75gal AGA RR tank from my LFS. The stand was also bought from them. I got the glass 30gal aquarium sump used from a friend. I have 50 pounds of base rock cooking right now...
  20. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    Ok so to make a long story short, I decided not to set up the 180gal tank in the pic below due to money restraints. I had saved up $1800 for 6 vortec pumps that I was going to use for circulation, and decided I could get everything I needed for a 110 with this money. Keep in mind, I work a...
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