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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, just wondering what you thought about this idea... I used to have a Fluval 406 before I built my sump.. so to clean the sump, I was thinking about turning the pump off, cleaning the glass and bottom and running my Fluval 406 with very fine filters inside until the water is clear, then...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    So I might be a bit crazy as someone asked me this today and I really had no other answer then the one I gave. So I have fish tanks and I have my own RO DI water system in which I create my own water for the tanks. I really do not want them to touch tap water as I just don't know what is in it...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, I just bought a 180 gallon tank from a guy and it needs a very good cleaning. I want to get rid of all the coraline algae on the sides and it also has a haze on the glass as well. Any advice on what to use to clean the tank and get it to looking as new as possible?
  4. General Reef Discussion
    My tank has a kinda foul oder too it, mainly from the sump area. Anything i can do to get ride of it?
  5. General Reef Discussion
    About once a week I do an algae scrape and every two weeks do a 20% water change, check my numbers, sand siphon, equipment clean and rock blow. I'd like to start testing my water once a week just to be sure. Everyday I check temp, Salinity (top offs if I need to) and inspect any creatures for...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    So i keep on finding more and more tips and tricks to a successful reef system. Some are obvious to others but others might not know them. There are 100's of things you could know that others don't, even if it seems obvious. Here are a few that i have found doing research. They seem obvious...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I have two Rubbermaid 32 gallon containers I use to store my rodi water. Coming out of the rodi systems reads 0.00. Water in the rubbermaid after setting 2 hours reads 0.60. I just cleaned with vinegar and set outside to dry. Would that be causing diatom blooms. Im changing water every...
  8. Reefing Equipment
    So, I finally made the decision to tear my 29g BioCube down and start over. It's only been running for a few months but I've had nothing but problems with it thanks to the LR I purchased from a LFS. I reached the conclusion that it will actually be more cost effective to begin again than try...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I manually pick it out as best as I can each night or each other night (if you leave it get a little darker it comes up almost like a sheet). It's like a reddish or purple slime. In any event, cyano or not, any tips how to get rid of it? I used to do 2 or 3 small feedings each day now I really...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hi gang, 3 questions..maybe Since I thought my hermits were fighting I have since put in empty shells and I now have 3 old shells in the tank. They are much smaller than the ones they transferred into. I don't think they will go back in but I really don't know...Should I pick them out? I...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I would like to hear how the community cleans the substrate in their tanks. I have aragonite sand, and every time I try to clean it, I end up sucking out a lot. Is there a way to avoid this that I'm just not aware of? Sorry for the noobish question, but this is preventing me from doing...
  12. Update 1/31/2015

    Removed some useless equipment. Added some new coral and finished weekly maintenance.
  13. Reefing Equipment
    I am fairly new to the saltwater-tank community and have few questions about keeping the tank clean. When I do my water changes, is it necessary to sift through the sand to suck up any of the crap that finds its way there? If so, do I need to worry about removing the live rock to clean...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone, so I've set up my BioCube 29. I've got roughly 23 pounds of live rock and about 27 or so pounds of live sand. One piece of the live rock I bought for the tank has a pretty good patch of green hair algea, about 1" x 2", and a couple small spots of it here and there. I really wanted...
  15. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    So I spent some time tonight going through my fish stuff and found some things I should to get rid of. AquaC EV 180 skimmer $100 OBO; worked like a champ on my old 75 gal. Hanna PO4 Checker $15 or trade Hanna Alk Checker $15 or trade Both checkers work but are in need of new vials and...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, So my tank is about 1.5 years old. Its a 40 gallon DP, with a 20 gallon sump. I have 2 clowns, a bangai cardinal, some cleaner & peppermint shrimp, some assorted snails, and a sea urchin. I also have some soft coral and some LPS corals too. Recently, I proposed to my lovely...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, What do you use/recommend to clean the outside of a glass aquarium?
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 22 gallon salt water tank with about 30 lbs of dry rock and a chunk of live rock. One piece. I have a misbar clownfish, two hermit's a turbo snail, and a bumblebee snail. How oftne should I clean it? And how? And water changes? thank you :)
  19. General Reef Discussion
    So I recently added an Achilles tang to my tank he's doing great and really healthy. The only problem I have is that he's my biggest fish 6-7 inches and all my others are under 3 inches. My little fishes poop floats around and goes into the overflow eventually. But my big Achilles takes some big...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hello guys and gals, So I'm rather new to the hobby (about 2 months), and am loving every minute of it. (all the headaches included) I've been wondering if I maybe overdoing it on my cleaning crew though. Currently I have three 3/4'' Turbo Snails, 6 Mexican Turbos, 6 Tonga Nassarius, 17 Hermit...
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