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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Greetings, I was given a 55 gallon aquarium a few weeks ago that I have been re-establishing as a reef tank. I'm having a blast but have one huge concern... I'm losing a gallon of water a day and I've been collecting a half gallon a day from the carpet around the stand using a carpet cleaner...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Is there a general rule of thumb, or even some sort of formula (tank size, lighting, etc..) to determine the 'normal' water evaporation rate in a tank?
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi TRT, I’ve been reading forum posts for the last 4 months and am about to fill my brand new 75 gal tank (with a 30 gal sump). My question is: There is a guy who is getting out of the hobby that I can get rock and sand from. When I add the rock and sand to my “new” water, about how long will...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    my water is regestering a spec grav of .025 which is good but i've had the tank for about 2 months and have never had to add fresh water, yet it never needs to get any more salty. the tank does not evaporate much at all, and when i do have to add water i check the sg and its 025 so i just...
  5. Emergency Info
    Material Safety Data Sheet ITW Performance Polymers - Versachem 1 of 5 PLASTIC WELDING SYSTEM ACTIVATOR This product appears in the following stock number(s): 47809 1. CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION Tradename: PLASTIC WELDING SYSTEM ACTIVATOR General use: Adhesive. Chemical family...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I recently converted a freshwater ten gallon aquarium to saltwater. I added crushed coral substrate from an established saltwater system at work (petco). The filter is a Whisper 30-60 that does 340gph. I am running 30 watts of lighting. No heater. Temperature is at 77*F. Salinity is at 1.022...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hello I have been out of the hobby for over 5 years now and I'm looking to get back into it. I had a coupe of 90 gal tanks (one reef and one fish only) in the past. I'm now looking at a 150 to 215 sized tanks. I live in a dry climate and water will evaperate at a high rate which is my first...
  8. Emergency Info , MSDS and instructions
    Okay gang. as pointed out by ScruffyRubicon and seconded by marineduud. an area of Reef MSDS and i am thinking a instructuion manual area is a good idea. lets look at our reef equipment and things for or in our tank. the example for all of this was the OZONE accident. ScruffyRubicon gave this...
  9. nano build off 2008
    Big "Hi" from down under (Australia) :wavey:, I'm a brand new member at thereeftank.com (first post!) and I'm totally stoked about this year's build-off! I intend to bring a unique tank to the competition both in terms of livestock and hardware setup. My main skills are in electronics design...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    i want to put a bucket under my aquapod for an ATO. how do i make one, what do i need. I can not drill a float valve on the tank because there is glass even in the sump
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I live in texas. I live at home still so when i go to school and we are away at work or whatever the reason, we turn off the AC most of the time. Is there a way to chill a tank or anyone have suggestions for these type of heat issues? my tank atm without AC is sitting at about 82 F. I do have a...
  12. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    I used ChemiClean this weekend to rid my tank of Red Slime. It worked great and I'm doing a 25g WC tonnight and will fire up the skimmer also. I was really impressed with this product. Red slime gone overnight!!! No ill affects and the tank is crystal clear!!! I started looking at some other...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I am going away for a week. I have eveporation issues. Adding 1.5 gallons of water every 2 days. Any advise for auot top offs?
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Is it necessary to do both of these things and do they complement each other or act against one another?? Why would one do both? as i continue to stock my new 180 I plan on dosing homemade 2-part to maintain cal, alk...but I see where some people also still dose Kalk along with the 2 part...can...
  15. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    Here's a few pics of my new tank and fish room. 220 Display tank w/ 55 gal sump. I've never realized how small a 55 gal tank can really look. Here's the beginnings of the wall that the fish tank is built into. And here's the tank on the stand. I sure am glad that I have a 6" ledge...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Anyone have a successful thriving reef tank with with LPS/softies using only a 2 part (B-Ionic) for Alk/CA? long term? no kalk? Thriving SPS tank?
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I did it I'm going Metal Halide!!!! It took me about 2 weeks but I finally decided on what to get! I got 2 of each! ICECAP 250w NEW STYLE Ballasts. These ballasts are me efficeient then the old ones with a power factor of .99 and come in a enclosed aluminum box with preinstalled power and...
  18. Skimmers & other filtration
    heres a few pics from the new sump. does everyones drain to the sump bubble teribly? my drain produces a large amount of bubbles. will this calm down after break in? thanks SaltyO2
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I know this defeates the purpose of going toppless but my evaporation rate is driving me crazy. Do yall think that if i cut a peice of glass and let it sit on the rim of the brace that it would help with my loss. It has the 150 watt sunpod, and my water temp runs at 78 degrees, that is with...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Everyday my pump runs dry. I top up each night before bed, about 2 gallons or so, but by the next night, my pump is blowing air bubbles because the return area has run out of water. Did I just make the return area too small? or do I have to adjust flow somehow?
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