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  1. The THINK Tank
    so ive searched and searched on here and ain't quite found what im lookin for. so anyways about three or four years ago I bought a used set up, and im about to break it down to put it on a new stand (as soon as I build it, so I got some time) but it came with about a five to six in. deep sand...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have 2 YO DSB 55G tank Constant 40 PPM No3 Been dosing NoPox for the last 2 months or so Thinking of replacing my pile of LRs in the sump with Seachem Matrix Media So my question is: Do you think it's efficient to put Matrix in media bag in overflow chamber in the sump? So no reactor nor...
  3. The THINK Tank
    So my uncle set up a tank that uses heating coils placed under the substrate to create convection currents that move through the gravel. In his system this is to provide nutrients to the roots of plants but I was thinking about what effect this might have if used in conjunction with a DSB or...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hi All, I am running a 30G FOWLR . I initially intended to do a freshwater so i bought the tank HOB, substrates(Blue and black gravel) which are all suitable for fresh water however it was my long time obsession towards saltwater however since i did not had enough knowledge to start one...
  5. Marine Depot
    Sand: Deep or shallow? Coarse or fine? Find out! Today we are going to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about choosing sand for a saltwater aquarium.
  6. General Reef Discussion
    i've considered a remote rdsb on a brute container for my 90 gal sps dominated.. thing is how do i go about this thing..i really need help on designing this thing because the sand bed will be going bad at some point and i want to know how i can actually get a look at it when its in a brute ...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I had a Powerhead fall off the glass over night. When I came down in the morning there was a good sized, 6 inch I measure it, mound of sand in the middle of the tank. I had to go to work so left it. I decided I would move it back in 2 weeks when I do a water change so I would suck up and...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    So I have a 20L refugium i just finished building and trying to decide to go bare bottom or a sand bed. my DT has a 3inch sand bed and about 100Lbs of live rock. any body have any opinions?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Got this coral at the CATS show in Spartenburg from a guy selling Zoas. It looked like a small colony at the show but after putting it in my DT it just exploded. It was beautiful at the show but now its just WOW! Does anyone know what this coral next to the Mushroom is? I thought it was a...
  10. Tank Specs
    Hello everyone. I would like to introduce my self. My name is Lance. I have been reading these forums for about 2 years. I have learned a lot prior to setting up my 38 gallon reef and fish. Here are my tank specs: I have a 38 gallon tank with a Deep Sand Bed with about 70# of Live Rock...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone. I would like to introduce my self. My name is Lance. I have been reading these forums for about 2 years. I have learned a lot prior to setting up my 38 gallon reef and fish. I have a Deep Sand Bed with about 70# of Live Rock. For filtration I use a Fluval 306 Canister Filter...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I have a "fuge" in my 29 gallon sump that is 12x12x10" I originally set it up because I wanted to put a mandarine in my 40 breeder display. It was set up with a 3" sand bed and rubble rock. Well... switching over to mostly SPS and running my skimmer 24/7 I think my water is too clean...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I currently have a sump refugium. I have live rock rubble in the fuge. I was thinking of adding live sand to help with nitrate levels. Would adding live sand to the refugium cause my tank levels to spike?
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I've heard that people who have deep live sand beds can have all of the beneficial life die off - is this possible?
  15. General Reef Discussion
    What are the advantages and disadvantages of a deep sand bed?
  16. General Reef Discussion
    My tank has been up for about a year and I have about 2" of fine grain live sand. About a month ago a ton of sand worms showed up in the sandbed and the bed up against the glass started looking kinda "nasty" - after research, I find that this is a good development in a deep sand bed and I read...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I was having a conversation with someone who told me that he has no mechanical filtration on his system...at all. He has plenty of live rock and a very DSB. His sump is mainly to hide all the heaters and probes. No protein skimmer. No sock. No reactors. No nothing. Just some calupera and...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Ok I need some help here, In building my 90 gallon reef and I was going to do a 5 inch deep sand bed with live sand but now I'm not so sure because I've heard good and bad things, this is my first reef tank(and salt water period). So what do you think of DSB? Also should i use live sand or dry...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I am starting a 30 gal saltwater. thinking about clowns, and some other small interesting fish. shrimps and stars. anyways, how about a deep sand bed? benefits? If I do then what size powerhead would I need to stop my tank from becoming a snow ball? I have a sun sun jvp-101 laying around and I...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, I have setup a new marine tank to replace my existing smaller tank, and have decided to use a deep sand bed in the sump. I was advised by the aquarium store what sand to use, but after reading through questions online I think the sand I have is to course. The grain size is about 2-3mm...
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