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  1. Reefing Equipment
    Ok, I'm a rookie within the saltwater tank community, only having freshwater in the past. I have a Cascade 1000 Canister Filter in a 55 gallon tank and I have a question or two for your enjoyment! 1) I bumped the filter while running the sweeper the other day and noticed a white sediment...
  2. Reefing Equipment
    I have a new JBJ 28g Nano tank that's cycling right now. It has 15lbs of live rock and 25 lbs of live sand. It came with a media tray with carbon, a sponge and ceramic rings. I'm trying to plan what I want to use for filtration to keep the tank healthy and happy from the beginning (learned the...
  3. Nano Reefs
    Hi! I have a 29 gallon Biocube setup normally as it comes packaged. I have 27lb live rock, live sand and so far everyone in the tank is happy :) I get the water tested at my local marine shop weekly. What I am wondering is that what should I change in the setup? I see info about upgrading...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Its been literally years since I started a new tank so I have forgotten many of the little bits of info pertaining to what goes on. Right now the tank is a couple of days old. Salinity is 1.023, temp 79. I havent tested any other parms as my kits arent here yet. The tank has about 90 pounds of...
  5. Nano Reefs
    So I am starting a new thread here about my new 14gal nano. The RO-DI is running atm and this afternoon I plan on hitting my LFS to get sand, LR, some salt mix and some test kits. Anything that I need to do to the tank before putting things in it? Wipe it all down I imagine with some RO? It...
  6. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Hi everyone, I'm Matt... a student at JU, working on my bachelors and masters at the same time, should graduate (finally) in December. I just got hooked on SW a few weeks ago by a friend. Looks like you have a great group of Jacksonville reefers on here. Hopefully you can help a newbie like...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Ammonia; 0 Nitrate; 80 Nitrite; 0 High Range pH; 8.3 Salinity; 1.026
  8. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    Ok, I did some spring cleaning and here's what I've got: One Penguin type dual wheel aquarium filter. I think it's rated for up to 50 gal tanks. Worked very well last time it was used. Also comes with a container of Aqua Pure Ammonia Reducer. I know it's not SW, but I know there are some folks...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I currently have a 125 gal tank with 3 emperor 400's running in my fish only tank. no reef tanks in hawaii. I have decided I want to move to better filtration and I was wondering what size wet/dry I should get. specifically dimensions or gallon size of the bi-ball container. I know the sump can...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Long time lurker, first time poster here. I've had my tank running for about 6 months (converted to SW from FW after my 4 year old pumped a few squirts of hand soap into my tank :rolleyes:) and I've got some questions...but I guess I'll start with some basic info... 55 gallons ph 8.2 amonia...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    the splashy water noise from the first to second tank in my bio cube is verry loud , origianly it had the bio balls and the slotted plastic at top to keep the water from splashin, but now thats all removed and its just a faaalllll, i have a water pump down in this runnin water down to my...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    OK, I re-did the gate valve on my Octopus NW-200 to have the actual valve before the vent stack. I don't know yet if this will fix the surging problem, but it is really noisy. I put a cap on the vent stack with a hole drilled in it to reduce the noise, but I am getting gugling, popping, and...
  13. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Does anyone have one of these on there tank? How hard are Refugiums to maintain? More specifically can you just hang it on fill in full of sand rock and algae and sit back and enjoy perfect water, or do you have to constantly maintain the refugium or it can negatively effect your tanks water...
  14. TRT Member Blog's
    I had my first goldfish given to me at age three by my Aunt Gloria, a schoolteacher. That was my start. My first tank was a ten gallon with corner bubble filter using carbon and filter floss at age 5. From there I began to keep various fresh water fish, I began to breed Chiclids in High School...
  15. NFMAS Member Tanks
    Since I was a small child, I have always had pets. Whether it was a dog, stray cat, baby squirl, injured bird, lizard, turtle. snake, aquarium, or just about any animal that I could keep. I have also had an aquarium set up constantly since I was 4 years old. Definately not going to share how...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    OK, I'm at a loss here. Two days ago I filled my tank with 22 of 27gal of RO water (TDS = 2) and mixed the salt per the bags specs to get in the neighborhood of 1.021-23. I immediately noticed the change in clarity, but figured it needed to mix. I let it aerate overnight @ ~1000gph...no...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Now that the 46 bowfront is a reef again .... (and my whole attitude is that everything is all new so lets do it right) I was thinking about analyzing everyday things too. So ... I have a 46 bowfront, bare-cutting board bottom, drilled, with a rubbermaid sump 70' away down in the basement...
  18. Reef Fish
    Well, I have no clue what the problem was. As some of you have read; Chubster was a brand new spotted mandarin addition. He was purchased on Feb. 15. He was eating great at the store, and in my tank too. Within 15 seconds of adding him to the tank, he was wolfing down 'pods. The...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Good morning all! I have read some discussions about PVC glues from about a year ago and longer but the question I have wasn't there. BTW, PVC primer and glue contain the same solvents with the glue containing the PVC resin. My thought is that the primer wets, pre-softens, cleans and...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I have a PhosBan Reactor 150 and an almost new can of ROWAphos packed away from long ago when I bought an old friend's "garage sale lot" of aquarium junk. I have thought about hooking it up since my PO4 levels rose when I didn't replace my DI resin as appropriate. Actually, I am kinda interested...
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