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  1. The THINK Tank
    I called it an HRDSB to distinguish it from an RDSB. HRDSB is a Hikk Remote Deep Sand Bed. What I am referring to is a 5G bucket setup such as this one: http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=595109&perpage=25&pagenumber=1 Anybody used one or know anybody who has used one...
  2. Topic of the Week Archive
    For purposes of this discussion the following terms are used to describe certain things: Live Rock: This seems to be self-explanatory but it will include any DIY rocks, any type of actual rock that is used in a tank for a surface for the bacteria to live on. Wet/Dry media: This includes, but...
  3. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    looking for some stuff for my refuguim for right now. i want to poss get anything that would be good for soft corals
  4. Large Systems
    Hi all.. i hope i correctly translate.. so it should be a 350 gallons tank :read:.. or a 1300-1400 liters.. as you wish.. in this days my wife told me i can build it if i can pay for the glasses.. that here (italy) will cost me approx 3k € .. so nearly 5.000 dollars :doh: well.. the main...
  5. Announcements, Suggestions, and Feedback
    I have noticed a trend of moderators pushing their husbandry ideology on other people. IMHO a moderators position is to keep the forum running under the sites rules. Not to push their current preferred tank keeping techniques. With greater power comes greater responsibility. IMO when a mod...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    My LFS ,for as long as i can remember, stirs the sand bed in their 3 display tanks daily. Is this something that i need to do also? well not now since the sand has been in for 3 months. but is there any benefit to this??
  7. The Think Tank Must Reads.
    I just spent three hours reading through the DSB myth thread and decided in all fairness to put up a pro DSB thread. Although I have not been in the hobby as long as many on here have. I research constantly for ways to improve the quality of life for the animals I choose to own. This is in no...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Here is an update on our planned fuge and how it will connect to the overall system: Our refugium is meant to simulate a biotope that in the wild would be related to a coral reef ecosystems. Our biotope refugium is a tropical Pacific estuarine refugium connected to our 30-gallon near-shore...
  9. The THINK Tank
    One of the few places I've ever heard the use of high lighting (meaning high par) is in a DSB. What is the high par suppose to be doing...is it suppose to burn off the excess nutrients found in the water column? Are all DSB tanks high in nutrients just by the nature of having a DSB?
  10. The THINK Tank
    From the website of a prominent supplier: "Why should one use aragonite? Aragonite is a naturally occurring, calcium carbonate mineral. It is precipitated from ocean surface waters mainly by organisms (e.g., coral) that use it to make their shells and skeletons. In recent years, aragonite has...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Please advice how long can I use my sand before I start to change it.
  12. General Reef Discussion
    wondering opinions about the best phosphate media. just plan on running it in a sock in my sump along with carbon. i know some of it is iron based. or is it better not to run anything like that without a reactor?
  13. General Reef Discussion
    ok im on about the 4th week of my cyano bloom and really getting sick of it. i only have 2 fish, ive barely been feeding them, i skim wet, do waterchanges every week. trates 0, phosphates 0according to tests. i run a dsb system although the dsb is only about a month old. really starting to...
  14. The THINK Tank
    http://www.microbiology.science.ru.nl/research/nitrogen/biochemistry/
  15. General Reef Discussion
    just found an article on dsbs. i found it pretty informative. please however post anything u might not agree with!! http://www.ronshimek.com/Deep%20Sand%20Beds.htm
  16. The THINK Tank
    One reason to have fluctuation in our tanks and to not shoot for all stable parameters. I have always thought that my daily temp swing of 2-4 degrees could be helpful in helping corals survive an enviornmental stess. I had a temp spike about 2 months ago where we had a warm day and I had...
  17. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    I did, it eventually made me go back to sand :( but that's not much of a long term fix is it? I like BB tanks better, especially ones with little rock, however I had no success running one, despite everyones help, so I am doing an experiment in the Reef Buildoff. The full description of...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I've been reading alot about the Phosban reactor here on TRT, and was wondering if people felt it was a good option for controlling/removing phosphate from a system? I am thinking of suckering off for one and wanted to get opinions and advice as to setup, running it, any pitfalls to watch out for?
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Who here thinks it would be totally crazy to use and under gravel filter for a high nuetrient system? I know, I know, nitrates/trite right?? Well a healthy water change regiment should take care of that. Wouldn't ya think? Running reversable powerheads on the uplift tubes would provide ample...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Okay chemists...help me out here. I was under the impression that when your alkalinity goes up, it usually drives your Calcium down. And vice versa. And if you raise your Calcium, your alkalinity should drop. Come anyone tell me under what circumstances the previous statement WOULDN'T...
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