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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Ok - another question from a new guy. I've read on various substrates and for better or worse I've chosen to go with a shallow sand bed (some parts may be considered "deep" in the DT and a DSB in the sump (12"x14" by 6" deep). It seems to be a matter of when, not if it will need to be replaced...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I'm thinking getting Koralia power head , but don't know which ones my aqurium is 48" long 12" wide. I was thinking getting Koralia 4 would that be too much flow ?
  3. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    I've been looking for one of these great fish but I can't seem to find one. I don't want to order one online due to the shipping costs. Hardly seems logical to pay $12.50 for a fish and then $45-$50 to have it shipped. Anyone know where I can get one locally?
  4. General Reef Discussion
    earlier today i added 10lbs of live sand to the tank. ever since the tank has been REALLY cloudy. how long will it take to clear up? its a 125g tank so i didnt think it would be that bad to add some extra sand. i really dont want to hook back up the filters because they tend to suck up...
  5. Crustaceans
    Hello, I have a nano reef that just will not stop growing algae no matter how hard I try and no matter how much phosphate sponge I use. Im thinking about scaping it and converting it into a mantis tank! Im thinking I can down throw in some weaker bulbs and wont have so much algae to deal with...
  6. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Hello Lady and Gents I am very new to the saltwater hobby I am crossing over from Freshwater. I just got a 110 gallon tank. I have a sump, and overflow. What should I do to get started and what else do I need in my tank???
  7. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    stopped in at mwc today and picked up a new fish ,kole tang no pictures yet but will post later...i miss seeing my niger ,and the tank seemed so bare without him so i hope i have luck with the new addition......:fish:
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I have had a red mangrove tree (slip) for three months rubberbanded to a rock but nothing yet. It's under 456 watts. Thinking of putting it in a small clay pot with dirt. This would be visable and really suck. Was hoping the roots would grow down into the deep sandbed then confine them in a...
  9. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    Hi guys. I am new to this salt water setup (Just started about a month ago). I was wondering if anyone has any frags? I am also looking for a skimmer too. I just joined this forum yesterday and notice that there was a meeting the previous weekend. Bummer for me. Please PM me if you have...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    As a newbie to this hobby I was trying to decide between using a plenum, deep sand bed or bare bottom tank. While researching I came across this very informative and scientific test done by Advanced Aquarist's Online Magazine. Part one: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2005/6/aafeature Part...
  11. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    I'm starting a new 90 bb and transfering all the stuff from my 150 to it. I have well over 200lbs of live rock and corals. If I want to do aquascape with no foam boards, can the tank bottom hold this kind of pressure? I will attempt to stack the bottom rocks as flat as possible to get some...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I know we say that sand beds fill up and hold phosphates but i'd like to know exactly how it "holds" it. Like do phospate coumpounds physically sit between grains, or in grains, or is it held in the bacteria? Because the thing is i like the look of a sand bed but i dont want to have that ever...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    fish only systems or reefs that do not operate using the deep sandbed method. So...in other words...if you have a DSB you don't want one? What would you want to help with detrital matters? One more question...I've got a small outbreak of Aiptasia in my tank. Would I be better served buying...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I'm getting towards the end of my BB conversion and I'm about to drill my spray bar - what is the easiest way to determine how many holes and how big they should be???? Is there a simple calculation or experiment or is it trial and error? Andrew
  15. TCMAS
    Which kind of crabs and snails are the best for algae removal? Have algae growing in sand bed.
  16. TCMAS
    My rock gets quite dark after a couple of weeks. I don't have a huge problem with the glass. I can use that magnetic cleaner thingy on it once a week or maybe 2X a week and I'm good. Don't seem to be scraping glass much except where the magnet won't reach. Not too long ago I took all the...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    First I would like to say hello to everyone on the forums. I'll probably be asking alot of questions in the future because I seem to be full of them! Anyways, I just bought a new 75 gallon tank with a build in overflow(drilled into the bottom) and stand and need a little help on what to buy...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I was just wondering if anybody has ever had thier Cerith snail eggs hatch??? Has anyone deliberatly tried to cultivate thier snails?? I ask because if it's possible than I'd like to rear these guys for my new tank. Home grown is about as low impact as you can get.
  19. Non Coral Dominated Systems
    Hello, my name is Marcus. I'm from Sweden and I'm setting up my first saltwater tank. I have always liked fish with personality and I fell in love with a picasso trigger in a fish store while on vacation this summer. I have sold off all my chichlids from my ~5' ~140g tank and spent a load of...
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