I know there was a thread posted a while back on sand at the local Lowes or Home Depot. Can someone please recomend what type of sand I should be looking for? I am going to de-comision my 50 and start up a 75. My 50 has been running for 9yrs now. It has crushed coral base. I believe most of...
As per the request of "dobejazz" I have started this new thread to give a complete desciption of my tank set-up. My original question was : How long should it take for the green hair algae to leave my tank , after I have taken the proper steps to do so ??
75 gallon tank
Fluval 404 filter...
90 gallon Sealife systems acryllic w/bent front corners w/blue back, tank.
Pickled oak stand and canopy, canopy could be used but should be replaced, stand is fine.
4x110 46" VHO lights with Icecap ballast and new URI bulbs.
Sealife sytems protien skimmer
emperor UV filter, low use on bulb life...
Im going nuts trying to keep the sand clean. it always looks horrible, it gets blown into mounds, I am using RO/DI water. so on, and so on.
give me a reason why I shouldnt take my 80lbs or sand and transfer most of it to the sump and remove the rest.
its just driving me nuts looking at its...
Would it be ok to put nassarius snails in a tank with a crushed coral base 3-4". I know they like sand. I just need some more help cleaning the crushed coral base. I have a turbo snail and a red star fish. the turbo snail likes the glass and live rock. the star fish likes the glass. Or any...
What is the correct tank temp? One LFS told me that I need to keep it around 80-81, but I have read through posts and talked with a different LFS and they said 74-76.
It doesn't seem like much, but I lost a beautiful Sebae Anemone last night because my tank temp fluctuates between 72-81 in the...
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Two 90 gallon All Glass aquariums with factory installed corner overflows on opposite corners of tank, and oak trim. The right hand overflow tank was a special order from All Glass. I have egg crate...
Thanks everyone for coming to the sale last Saturday.
I took inventory of the remaining stuff and below is a list of what is left. I sold all the livestock and the tanks to be empty soon. You can call me on my cell phone at 952.201.3380 for info or email me and I'll try to keep up with it...
Hello its been awhile since I have been around and I am surpized I actualy have the time to be on now. My 240g tank is coming along nicely I purchased an Aqua-Link protien skimmer and a 900gph pump to run it. I drilled my second hole in the bottom of the tank for the skimmer and purchased a 20g...
ok Ive been thinking of adding LS to my tank seeing as I only have a Crushed Coral base at this moment.
Now can I just go to the beach and grab sand????
should I cure it first before I add it to my system to get rid of the baddies???
can I add it on top of my Crushed Coral or do I get rid of...
I have a 3 gallon eclipse that has been running for about 6 months. It has about 3 lbs. of live rock and a crushed coral base and that is it. Does anyone know if there is a retrofit this small or have any lighting ideas? If not how about some ideas to make use of this little guy?:fish:
Will I have a DSB in my tank, what a PITA to clean out! The bottom sand is compacted etc etc. Plus following the think tank thread, I will never ever have another one! 1" of sand is all that will be in the bottom of my tank from now on!
i can not find out any info on these small white bugs crawling all over my tank, i used copper and nothing, they just hide in my crushed coral substrate!. i have tried the stuff from kent marine and that did not work. they seem not to bother any of my fish and do not seem to trouble my...
110 watts pc
1" crushed coral base
40 lbs. live rock
Sea clone protein skimmer
Hang on filter
Green open brain
1 Maroon Clown (my favorite)
1 Orchid Dottyback
1 tiny tang that I rescued from an out of business lfs
1 Lawnmower blenny
I'm just getting back into aquariums after 20 years and bought a 55 gal setup a year ago that I have just converted from fresh to salt water. I am still running my Emperor filter and have added 2 power heads, have 1 in. of crushed coral (because I liked the way it looked over sand), and...
what a way to start off the new year!
I saw him hunting / peeking out of one of my largest rocks. It was a lot of fun watching him. he would snap up food so fast, and spit it out...but this time he was actually IN the rock instead of under it, so I recruted some help, snapped on some rubber...