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  1. General Reef Discussion
    So I have recently been attempting to get more coral propagation in my tank. Parameters are good.... I have been doing a bit of research, and think maybe "dirty" rock might be an issue? I have fine sand in the tank, which dusts up on the rocks pretty often. Could this detritus limit coral...
  2. Reefing Equipment
    as per the subject, those who own tunze 9410, have you ever remove for cleaning or replace the post filter bag/sock? if so, how easy is it to do? i haven't cleaned mine from day 1 .. which has been approx. 2 years now. NITRATE factory it is.
  3. General Reef Discussion
    So I'm helping my friend get his tank cleaned up and back in shape after some neglect. What's the best way to get all the crud off the glass and not screw up the water too much? (Well more than it is) I was thinking razor scraper and a fish net to try and catch as much as possible. Don't...
  4. The THINK Tank
    Check out this TV advertisement... I know its a ripoff but the concept is simple and effective. Vaccum the bottom of your tank by increasing the water level and therefor causing higher pressure and the siphon to form. Cool! http://www.asseenontv.com/my-fun-fish-tank/detail.php?p=605300
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi All, I was wondering if anyone has a good recommendation for a tank vacuum to get some surface debris (uneaten -by CUC- detritus, etc) up without causing a ton of sand to get sucked up. Also, are there vacs available that are easier to get into hard-to-reach places? I know I can Google any...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    So I am cleaning the rocks some before I pump out some water when I noticed a tannish color circle with little circles almost looking like a honeycomb patch on my rock. Its smaller than a dime. Any ideas?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I just bought a 35 gallon tank and stand to upgrade my 20 long (woo!). It was used as a freshwater setup. How do I clean it safely so I can use it to transfer my saltwater 20 long over?
  8. General Reef Discussion
    So I was wondering if this would be an adequate cleanup crew for my 60 Solana Cube that has been cycling for 27 days. I found a recommendation for reefcleaners.com and checked them out and this looks like it would be good for my sand substrate tank. Since I have no live rock, and all of my LFS...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I know there are only a hundred thousand similar posts on this...sorry. I have read doc's article a couple times now and have been doing water changes along with algae hand removal as well, but every time it comes back hard. I just recently moved and the algae is a pain in my behind and has...
  10. DIY Forum
    I recently ordered ordered a Magnum 350 canister that I had planned running when doing maintenance/cleaning LR in hopes that the micron cartridge would help pick up the debris from the water column. After placing the order, I started thinking whether there are any attachments that could be...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I know this is basic husbandry stuff but no where I can find an article on how to properly clean wall tank algae :lol: I could see Green Dusty Algae & some red spotting algae :idea: Besides employing CUC, what will be the best alternative way in cleaning this wall algae? Is Magnet cleaner the...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    my dry base rock came in today for my 40 gallon tank and it needs washed down badly.... can i use regular tap water or do i have to be using RO water?
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I spoke to someone who's been in the hobby for over 20 yrs and he said that a sand bed could be dangerous because it holds up the trash an ammonia and if you disturb it it could crash your system. He said he had it happen to him before so I would like a sand bed but would a good clean up crew...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Does anyone have recommendations on how to clean the outside chambers of the sump? I have an Aqueon ProFlex sump, with a live rock/ algae refugium in the middle. My issue is that I have some sand sediment on both the intake chamber and the final chamber (with skimmer and return pump). I have...
  15. Nano Reefs
    Hey everyone! Been a while since I've been on thereeftank. I have been super busy with all sorts of things and my Biocube has sorta taken the back seat in my life. Right now I have a 14 Gallon Coralife biocube with the biocube protein skimmer in it. Stock lighting and pretty much stock...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    alright so i added more rock (base rock) to my tank wiht my live rock now the floow of ym tank has some dust and stuff (diatoms) how do i go about cleaning this every so often it is hard for my to clean the bottom glass and i could imagin over the years it will just get dirtier also i dont wanna...
  17. Crustaceans
    Hello, Going to be creating a 55 gallon reef tank. I'm in the long process of researching everything and I am currently stuck on the cleaning crew. Appears every source I check offers different advice. I've heard 1 snail per gallon and 1 hermit per 2 gallons. I think it would be easier to...
  18. Crustaceans
    Hello community! I'm in need of a cleaner shrimp or two in my 55gal. I use to have two peppermint Shrimp but they haven't appeared for about a month, even after turning over rocks, and i'm afraid the hermit crabs are to blame... Anyways, maybe you can answer my question. I need a cleaner...
  19. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hey guys, I have been having problems with my filtration as far as cleaning it. I have a penguin 350 and emperor 400 on my 55 gallon reef tank. I had a yellow tang and bi color angel in there about 2 months ago and changed out all four filters at once while the filters were running. the next day...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    This may seem trivial, or even dumb, but i love to show off all the toys in my cabinet....... Sump Skimmer Pumps ATO Tank Hospital tank ....yes, i have a huge cabinet 96" long x 30" deep and 48" tall 99% of my friends or people that look at the tank love it, and when i open the doors , even...
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