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  1. General Reef Discussion
    This thread's title references this childrens poem. I find it describes my attitude towards reefing I am a link in Amida Buddha's golden chain of love that stretches around the world. I must keep my link bright and strong. I will try to be kind and gentle to every living thing and protect all...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Went camping for a couple of days and got back to a dry sump. Top off was gone also. Found problem and fixed it. Fish and corals all still alive. Today I smelled a burning electrical smell and couldn't find the source. My wife asked me if it was safe to put her hand in the sump and I of coarse...
  3. NFMAS chat
    I am not sure what is going on but I have amphipods in a African Chiclid tank. More appropriately they are in the wet/dry sump. I have several tanks both marine and freshwater and from time to time rocks etc are traded back and forth. The salinity of the freshwater is about 2 cups salt to 180...
  4. Tank Specs
    Hello there. I have a 55 Gallon glass tank overflowing to a wet dry sump. In my sump I have a coralife super skimmer that outlets into my home made refugium. I have ran an overflow back from the refugium to the sump in case the return pump cannot keep up with the skimmer pump but really they...
  5. Freshwater Discussion
    I am not sure what is going on but I have amphipods in a African Chiclid tank. More appropriately they are in the wet/dry sump. I have several tanks both marine and freshwater and from time to time rocks etc are traded back and forth. The salinity of the freshwater is about 2 cups salt to 180...
  6. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I am upgrading to a 75 gal. I want to put a sand base in the bottom of the tank. Any certain product I should use? Will sand from the beach work? Also trying to design my sump. I have a wet/dry sump that was on an old 120 gal and a 10 gal tank. I was thinking I could tie the two...
  7. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    wet dry sump for sale, i used it for about 6 months, rated up to 75g tank, and i cleaned it up real good looks just a little used, pm me if you would like it. asking just 60, I bought it for 125 before tax.
  8. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    Ok, the time has come and I can't hold on to these tanks I love any longer if I'm going to get moved to Canada. I'm going to start with selling the LR, then the fish and critters ('cause I can't catch them with the rock in the way and I don't have a large container to move anything into)...
  9. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    I will be moving the tank monday morning, has anyone ever cleaned out thier wet/dry sump before during a move? The last time the tank was moved was almost 4 years ago because i moved into a another home. The wet dry looks like if could use some cleaning? Any suggestions? John
  10. 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...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I posted a thread a few weeks ago about having problems running a Turboflotor skimmer in my wet/dry sump. http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114269&highlight=srampath I was advised that this might not be a great idea so I decided to get a 30 gallon long tank so I could turn...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    WOW It's been a year since I joined TRT and started my 1st reef tank. I had been doing FO off and on for 10 years prior and finally decided to take the plunge! Here is a breif time line of my tank over the past year! Origonal tank specs... 75g 2x 96w PC's Proclear wet/dry sump with skimmer...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, currently I have a 125g FOWLR tank with 45lbs live rock and a wet/dry sump with bioballs. I know the bioballs are bad, and currently am slowly removing them from the sump, but I would like to add live rock in their place. Does the live rock need to be completely submerged? or can I keep...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I am in the process of getting my 180 running with a sump and refugium. I already transferred all of my tank contents from my 110 non-overflow to the new to me 180 with built in overflows. Until I got the overflow adapters, I was just running the tank as if it had no overflows using my hang on...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Ok ... I have a empty/dry 46 bowfront with 70 feet of pipe down to an empty/dry sump. 1. I assume I need to flush the system with fresh water for a while do remove residues then drain ... right? 2. I have a tub on the workbench with a complete reef in it . How do I get the rocks drilled ...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    hi,everyone i am rookie on this reef keeping thing and also new to this forum. i want to convert my tank into a reef.it is a 120 gal.i it has a power compact lights from jebo 4-55 watts actinics.wut would be the perfect light for it .wut other other stuff i need 2 add 2 have a good...
  17. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    Just a reminder to you to do your regular maintainence checks... Brian came over to drop something off and noticed my water level on the skimmer was rather high. I agreed, and had been having to regularly adjust the water level to get skimmate. I took a night to do a bunch of much-needed...
  18. DIY Forum
    I'm creating a fuge so I can grow some chaeto under full light 24/7. I've got limited space under my 55 gal tank, so I'm making this fuge out of a 10 gal tank. (Don't flame me, I've given this thought, and forgive me this small experiment before I go to a 120 gal tank; then my 55 will be the...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Is there some type of padding that will difuse my bubbles comming out of my skimmer and diffuse the bubbles comming down from the incomming water into my wet dry. I think when the water meets air in my wet/dry sump the bubble are getting sucked in from my return pump. I think if I lay down some...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    so it's time to get started... <O:p</O:phaven't had a real reef tank ever. i tried once ten years ago, but everything crashed when i went on a three week trip. keeping a reef tank has been one of my greatest joys and also my biggest defeats when my old tank crashed. <O:p <O:p</O:p i have a...
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