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  1. General Reef Discussion
    i have been posted on one of the thread and i was asked to start a new thread so here it is! i started my tank 3 weeks ago, and in these three week i tested my water twice, the first time was one week after the tank was running and the second test was the 3d week which was yesterday! both tests...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    hello guys, back again with some more question hoping you could answer.... so i finally got my dry base rocks cleaned, i gave them a vinegar and water bath for one day and after one day i rinsed them with hot pressured water (because they used to be in an established aquarium) and i also got...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I'm sure this is a thread on hear somewhere, but, I just want to know who has used them and quality how is the rock? I have never bought dried rock and don't really know what to expect. Thanks
  4. General Reef Discussion
    They have a pretty decent price on their dry base rock. How are they as a company and how is their dry base rock? I'd like nice porous rock of course, and not 3 or 4 8 pound cannonballs... i have only ever bought cured LR at LFS, never bought any rock 'blind' like this, so before i pull...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    how many fish (inches of fish) should I use to cycle a 125 gallon tank? 4-emperor 400 filters, no live rock.
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I am new, I live in Hawaii where no live rock is sold and con not be imported. am I SOL, or is there a way to "grow" my own live rock?
  7. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    My mother is up there * in South Bend * and going to be heading back to Arkansas on or around the 26th or 27th so that leads me to is there anyone or a place up that way that sells dry base rock cheap or has any LR cheap that they are willing to part with. I am just now getting back into...
  8. Large Systems
    Well, who am I kidding? It was bound to happen so why resist? Over the last few months the wife and I have talked about what would be my summer project this year since she knows that I HAVE to have something to occupy my time otherwise insanity sets in. I told her that my plan was to teach a...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    OK latest brain storm. 30G Oceanic Cube / Stand - $300 Deltec MCE600 Skimmer - $500 Current USA 250W MH - $300 2-3 maxijets (OWN) Litremeter for ATO (OWN) 100W heater (OWN) Salifert test kits (OWN) B-Ionic (OWN) 1 bag of Natures Ocean sand 20-30 lbs of LR What do ya think? Missing anything
  10. DIY Forum
    I read through the archives and the only places I found mention of trying to make your own rocks I saw comments about them being ugly. What has me thinking about trying to make my own are that I simply can't find rocks the right scale and dimensions to create the look that I want. The look that...
  11. Topic of the Week Archive
    Well it is the start of the new year and the start of the bi weekly discussion's. we all know they tend to run a little longer sometimes... just to let any one who is not familiar with the bi-weekly. at any time you can post and ask or share knowledge, i just ask that you dont jump too far...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    In my 55 gallon fish only i have this hard green algae growing on my back glass and corners. I tried scraping it with the kent pro scraper metal blade and i got most of it but its so hard to get off. The whole back wall is covered in it. What the heck is this stuff? I scraped what i can and went...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    what is it, what does it do, why would you do it, and how do you do it? i am assuming i dont set the oven to 450 and let them in for 40-45min??????????
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hey. Just installed my first fish tank. 55 gallon salt water. Very excited about it. I put in about 60 lb of crushed coral, got my pumps workin and the protein skimmer doin its job. I will upload pictures of it asap. I'm very new to things so I thought it would be best to join a community...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I had a guy come into the store yesterday and swear to god it is impossible to turn dead base rock into live rock. I argued with him as long as i could stand it but did not get through. so now i am asking. for example in a 75g tank if you would put 60lbs of very porous base rock and 20lbs of LR...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    How do you get Coraline Algae to cover everything? I had a 20 gallon set up for 4 months and didn't get any Coraline at all. I have heard about people getting Coraline everywhere in 3 months. I now have a 55 set up now and would like to see some Coraline Algae over everything. Would it help if I...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Can someone tell me whats causing phosphates in my New 33g tank, it stayed stable & reef ready for over a month while rock was IN the tank, cured reef bone NOT live rock. i do not over feed, no filter feeding corals, not adding plankton or marine snow, doing water changes, skimming aggressivly...
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