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  1. Tank Specs
    Just a start here. A few picks and a bit of backstory. Setup: 29 Gallon(DPG sale), ZooMed T5HO w/ 10,000k and a 420nm(sale item w/ bulbs $80), Par38 LED($20), 200w Heat Stik(owned), HOB w/ a phosphate sponge and a bit of floss (for polishing soon to be removed),then a cheato / fuge farm. About...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    after dosing for the red slime outbreak i just had a few days ago, it was time to do a water change. changed out 40% water. i also added a reio 2600 pump to the tank so now there are NO dead spots. I can almost promise. The only thing is, my anenome is having trouble finding a nice, calmish...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    What should a Tank with softys Lps and Sps Be matained at :freak: ? i need to test my alk but my cal tests at around 420 ppm may be a little less.
  4. Topic of the Week Archive
    Do you run a skimmer or are you skimmerless? And, what lead to your decision to make that choice?
  5. 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...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Do you have cukes? And do they make a difference? Discuss...
  7. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    im currently in the process of starting up my tank. i have all the equipment i need and am in the process of finding a place to get LR. my question is, what are the pros/cons to being bare bottomed. i heard having live sand will increase filtration, but have also heard its not good for my tank...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I have been running a small amount of Rowaphos in one of my reactors all the time, changed out every 2 weeks, as preventative maintanence. Recentley I've been reading that if your phosphates are testing at zero than you don't need to be running it and it can actually be harmful to your corals...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I'm setting up a new 72 gal tank. Yesterday I picked up about 30 lbs of live rock and another 60 lbs of once live rock (base rock). The base rock came from a system that was taken down about a year ago. I had used Rock lifts in my last tank but never really cared for them looks and stability...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I want to get a bunch of sand shifters to clean up my detrious that's buliding up and not making my sand pretty anymore. Nassarius snails I hear are good as well as serpant stars and cucumbers. What would be a good combination of sand shifters and what kind of sand shifters are there? Like how...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I started a thread in the large systems forum but I did not get much traffic there so Im posting here now. For those that dont know I have a Perfecto/Marineland 180gal tank with 2 corner overflows. I have an Oceanic Model 3 sump, MRC MR-2 skimmer. My plan for my aquascaping is to build a rack. I...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    i have the chance to pick one up tomorrow and i was wondering if anyone has some first hand experience with MRC. they look really well built, but i've never used a beckett skimmer so i'm not sure if it's something i'll like. any info would be awesome. thanks -Boots.
  13. Margaritaville
    Good Morning Stooges!:wavey: Hope everyone has a great day!
  14. General Reef Discussion
    This thread lists the equipment I have so far: http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/showthread.php?t=111400 When I got the tank, I decided to go ahead and test everything I had to make sure it worked properly. The only part of it that I couldn't truly test was the skimmer. But, with plain water...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Do any of you have a spray bar and have sand in their tank? Too much flow?
  16. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    I was wondering as I'm setting up my first BB tank (pics posted under "miniwhinnys 20 x 360" in the 2008 nano-reef build off section of TRT) Have any of you longer timers found a difference in pod populations in BB tanks vs. sand bottom tanks? Thanks.
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 350gallon tank that I cannot get the phosphates under control in. I have a calcium reactor which lowers ph to about 8.2. and I have been adding Kawasser to raise ph to 8.4 trying to bind to calcium? The tank has been up for two years. We have been out of town a lot. I believe phosphate...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Well,.. first you might note that it's almost 4AM and let me tell you it's been one heck of a night. I left for work at about 7:20AM this morning, and according to all my timers power shut off at 11AM. I went straight from work - to work on a car for a coworker, and didn't get home till...
  19. Lighting
    Hi everyone, I have some questions on lighting as I have heard so many different "opinions" that I am once again confused. So here we go... Questions: 1. When using metal halide lighing, does using a 14K or higher bulb take away the need for simultaniously running actinic lighting? I have...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I am looking to setup a new tank and just wanted to start a poll about those who use DSB, SSB, or Barebottom and how well they like it with what inhabitants.
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