The Reef Tank banner
false sand bed
1-17 of 17 Results
  1. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so I am "allowed" to use my 180 in the living room. We've decided that the living room carpet can be sacrificed :) I've cleaned out the tank, here is a "before" picture. I'll have to reinforce the stand and fix the canopy to open in the front. (stand and canopy I'm going to use aren't in the...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Is there some kind of a record for the most moves of a 180 in a short time? If so, I want put my name in the running :doh: We bought a small house on a small lake in June (a repo in need of lots of work) and sold everything living from our tank and some equip. Now we're planning on setting the...
  3. 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.
  4. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    I shut down my 180 DSB 1.5 ago. I am starting back with a 120 gal that I am going to try BB. If you were starting again would you go BB? I will have pleanty of flow (3-6101 Tunze's). It was great to find this forum. Thanks Larry
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so i am buying the 75g AGA reef ready next week and although I am buying the peices I need over time I want to know what I am doing before hand. I am tossed on the BB or DSB. I DO NOT EVER EVER EVER WANT TO HAVE TO REDO THIS TANK BECAUSE OF A CRASH OR ANY OTHER REASON. Ok I am calm now...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    After I had ordered the sand (but before I put it in) I looked in the tank and thought that it looked good bare bottom. But then I figured, since I have it I have the sand I may as well put it in. So here I am looking at it again and thinking about bare bottom again. What are the...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Im just curious. I have long erradicted any gsp from my systems but in the process of trying to get rid of it I witnessed the crap live through rock cooking for many months(not in a oven ;) ), and absolutely covering them in kalk paste out of the water. covering them in kalk paste out of the...
  8. SPS Coral Forum
    What do you guys use for the substrate in your SPS tanks? I REFUSE to go bare-bottom. I just don't like the look. What about a coarser substrate? I would like something that wont be a sandstorm...
  9. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    So i upgraded tanks and went with a 75 gallon and decided to try this bb. I cut 1/4" plexi and used it instead of the starboard. I did not silicon it down and now i have detritus getting underneath it. I just spent about 2 hours reading all the old threads and have seen that some of you pulled...
  10. 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...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Here goes- Its going to be a small nano tank about 15 gallons or so. Iam going to try to replecate a scene from a top of a natural reef. There will be fly guys acrilic rock suport rod thingys and some sand. There will be a thin layer of live rock boulders placed level to eachother so it...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Running a FSB is pretty much the same as bare bottom Correct? If so, from what I have been reading lately, :read: when running a BB tank you should reduce the lighting in the tank because of water clarity. :idea: SOOOO if I go with a FSB with (1) 250W MH with T5 suppliment on a 90 gal tank...
  13. Must Reads and Common Problems
    :dance: OK so I want to have a central location to view Tank Build projects.....I love to see them for the ideas and talents! Please reply with a link and a very brief description of what it's about. If there are some old ones out there that the "Builder" is not posting feel free to post the...
  14. 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...
  15. TRT Member Blog's
    Welcome to my Blog, i will cover the tanks i have had, am starting and have up. i hope you enjoy reading and sharing the adventure with me. a big thanks to gregt, skanky,jeff, geoff,tom, Casey , Doug, alice, shirley and Cath who took pity on me wheni first started to post... i am REALLY...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    What's a good cleanup crew for a predator tank? Can I have things like hermits, turbo snails, cleaner shrimp, or will they just be lunch for a fish?
  17. TCMAS
    So in a couple-few weeks I am going to switch over to a 125. I havn't decided and I am torn about what to do about the bottom. I am kind of leary about using my current sand which is 200lbs of SD. I'm scared of mixing it up and releasing any toxins that may be present and killing off things...
1-17 of 17 Results
Top