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  1. 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...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so I currently have a 29 gallon SPS dominant tank with a 2" sand bed. I am going to be upgrading to a 40 gallon very soon, and have briefly been considering BB. I love the way sand looks, and I know that many have had much better results with sand than without. For a long time, my 29 was...
  3. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    well my ssb is full of crap in less than a year, and its starting to wick into the rocks in front that arent completely supported with my rock lift. leading to some really nasty algae on those rocks. so now i have a disgust for sand... and gonna do away with it. planning on taking the whole...
  4. Margaritaville
    Good Morning and Happy Mothers Day Weekend!:wavey: Hope everyone, especially all the mothers, have a great weekend!
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys. My very post here, and its gonna be a pretty lengthy one. First, a brief intro to my fishkeeping history. I'm 24 this year, and have had a aquarium for most of the years. I dabbled in marine tanks for awhile, but that was 6 years ago when undergravel filters were still the rage. The...
  6. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    Will my sand bed stir up if.......... <TABLE id=HB_Mail_Container height="100%" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0 UNSELECTABLE="on"><TBODY><TR height="100%" UNSELECTABLE="on" width="100%"><TD id=HB_Focus_Element vAlign=top width="100%" background="" height=250...
  7. 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...
  8. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    Ive done a bunch of searches and all I came up with was geoffs fsb build which I have seen him say numerous times that he was very complicated because of his embedded LR. I plan on building some type of pvc stand or something to keep my LR on. 2 piles on the side and a bride type in the middle...
  9. nano build off 2008
    This thread was started in the GRD area and got moved for me by Whiskey (Thank you). After finding and reading the rules, I came back to edit this post to list what my plans are for contents. It is a 12G Nano tank kit from Instant Ocean. Initial livestock: A Blue Damsel (Because I think...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    So I'm the new guy...getting ready to start my very first tank. I have a 58 w/ a wet-dry and a protein skimmer. I want to start a semi-reef and dont even have water in the tank yet... I was talking to a friend today and asked him about how many pounds of live sand I should think about putting...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Im in the process of putting up a 55 gal reef tank, and have had people tell me that a bb (bare bottom) tank is a better choice than having sand since there is less maintenence. I want to put a 1 1/2-2" deep live sand bed but before i do i would like to hear what everyone thinks about bb.
  12. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    I am thinking of getting a new tank and I will keep it BB, just like my current tanks. I am planning to do the epoxy and sand mix for the bottom. My first question is, could I just stick acrylic rock lifts in to the epoxy w/o all the bracing stuff, or would it not hold? I only want the lifts to...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I stumbled onto GARFs method of reef keeping and it appears to be working for them. Check out the link below, I would love to hear your comments on this. http://www.garf.org/38/bullet3.html#START%20WITH%20EMPTY%20AQUARIUM
  14. General Reef Discussion
    http://thereeftank.com/forums/faq.php?faq=new_faq_item This has a list of Acronyms that we use in the hobby, but a recent thread has indicated that there are some that are NOT on the list. GSP - Green Star Polyps FSB - SSB - Can everyone look and determine if they see something missing...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, In my FOWLR 120 Gallon tank algae and cyno is becoming a real battle. I know the problem to be over feeding. I have battled the wife to quit feeding the "cute little puffer that always looks to be hungry". The puffer seems to have her wrapped around his fin with his poor pleading feed...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I know this has been asked many times but I am getting some conflicting answers over how much sand is too much. I was under the impression that up to 1-2 inches was okay and would not trap too much in the way of detritus. I have a buddy who has been doing reefs for probably longer than I have...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Well I have been in the works of building for a few months now....but progress has been really slow. Now that christmas is over and a new year awaits I am picking up the pace. So I thought I would post a few pics. It is a 90 gal AGA viewable from 3 sides. I currently have a 25 gal with LPS and...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    As many of you have undoubtly read by now, my 180 crashed about 6 weeks ago. So far, it seems to be recovering well. The inital cyano bloom has gone and been gone for about 3 weeks now, and the hair algae bloom seems to have subsided now. I can only find a few patchs of hair algae and those seem...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I'm planning on making a fsb in my new tank. Does it matter what kind of sand i use? Would just the regular stuff from HD work fine?
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Anyone have any aquascape pictures? I would like to redo mine and would like to get an idea on how to do it.
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