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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, My tank is up and running for 6 months its a 30G FOWLR just added a polypfrag and its responding really well. Now the real problem is i ve been fighting with Phosphates and nitrates since i started the hobby replaced my HOB Quet flow with HOB skimmer, added BRS mini reactor with GFO...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    thinking about adding a closed loop on my 100 gallon to keep from having so many power heads...the tank will have a variety of coral but mostly soft for now...i plan to border the top of my tank with pvc and splice off of it every so often to a lockline i think they are called..i hear alot about...
  3. NFMAS Member Tanks
    Here is my 125 FOWLR. I bought this tank in 2003 from AquaZoo. :rolleyes: We broke it down in 2005 when we moved to FB, and didn't get it back up until November 2007. Before I knew TRT or NFMAS existed, I set up the tank they way it was before, crushed coral substrate.. BAH. I changed it to...
  4. Tank Specs
    well to start off I have a 55 gal. tank...50 lbs. fiji live rock (walt smith premium)...40 lbs. crushed coral substrate...zoo med power sweep 228 wavemaker fully rotating with oxygen exchange...pretty much basic heater and protein skimmer...260w 48" lighting system 2x65w 12000k Daylight PC and...
  5. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    Will my sand bed stir up if.......... <TABLE id=HB_Mail_Container height="100%" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0 UNSELECTABLE="on"><TBODY><TR height="100%" UNSELECTABLE="on" width="100%"><TD id=HB_Focus_Element vAlign=top width="100%" background="" height=250...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I recently converted a freshwater ten gallon aquarium to saltwater. I added crushed coral substrate from an established saltwater system at work (petco). The filter is a Whisper 30-60 that does 340gph. I am running 30 watts of lighting. No heater. Temperature is at 77*F. Salinity is at 1.022...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    good or bad? A lot of people have mixed emotions about them. I am just asking cause i found one in my tank today.
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 220gal reef with 100g refugium and a reliable home built protein skimmer. medium/high flow in tank, x3 250W MH + 96W of T5 actinic on a 6hr cycle, minimal additives and few fish. The tank has been running solidly for more than 4 years with few changes. Nitrates have always been zero...
  9. Lighting
    Hi everyone, I have some questions on lighting as I have heard so many different "opinions" that I am once again confused. So here we go... Questions: 1. When using metal halide lighing, does using a 14K or higher bulb take away the need for simultaniously running actinic lighting? I have...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    ok i want to no what is the worst advice your lfs owner/employee has given u here we go well i sell my live rock for 6.99 a lb but if i were u i would let the rock sit out in the sun for a day then scrub it down real good before u put it in your tank just to kill all the bad stuff on it. my...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I need help from more "experienced" hobbyist to assist me in getting a game plan together on solving my hair algae problem. My signature line should have a link to my tank setup, lighting, critters, and filtration information. I've spent a lot of time reading, changing water (RO/DI), turning out...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    When I do a water change, I'm noticing some small reddish worms curled up that come out of the substrate. They have bristly legs. I'm guessing they're bristle worms. Some of them get sucked up and go down the drain, however there seems to be a lot of them to go around. My question is...
  13. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    I was looking to join the club but couldnt find any info on joining. Do you have a seperate website besides TRT? Thanks, Scott
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 95% softie tank shrooms, recordea, zoas, leathers, and I have been reading a lot lately and it seems that calc and alk are very important in SPS tanks not softie tanks. How regular would you suggest that I test my calcium & Alk? Also, I have "dead" crushed coral substrate 3" deep in...
  15. Photography Forum
    this snail is the size of my fist,lol..i already forgot the name of it,:idea: ..its so cool how the outer for -skin covers the whole shell with all these cool looking tentacles..also bought 10 star snails and my first clam:banana:
  16. TRT Member Blog's
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  17. General Reef Discussion
    I'm looking into some stuff to suggest we carry at work for products, we have mostly API and Wardley stuff.... we have no reef additives, no salt water meds, and we don't have a line of SW foods other than Sally's Frozen (which is great stuff).... I was hoping to pick some brains and get...
  18. NIMAS- Club members only: Meeting/Selling/Trading
    I have 2 seperate systems for sale: 55 gallon with custom overflow box siliconed to the glass, sump hookups etc, with custom canopy and wrought iron stand. $100 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=260088870312&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=016 70 or 75 (I forget which)...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Y'all- Just stumbled across the site and after looking around awhile thought I'd ask a question if I may. I have a 75gal. tank with no coral. The livestock consists of a Percula Clown, Mandarin, Lawnmower Blennie, Pacific Blue Tang, 2 Skunk Cleaner shrimp, a Hermit crab and a few turbo...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    i know people use silica sand and say its fine, but others say not to use it and agronite is better. i know agronite can work as a buffer for ph, and silica wont. how big of a deal is that? will the lr act as a buffer also? today is the day i want to drain my tank, put it on the new stand...
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