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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi I have a 180gallon fish only tank that has a canister filter. I was going to upgrade to a 40 gallon sump is there any recommended hang on back overflows and return pumps? Whats the best flow rate or gallon per hour for each of them?
  2. Skimmers & other filtration
    I have a 220g tank, gifted from my brother in law. Everything Im using so far is hand downs and is my first attempt at pulling a filtration system together with what Ive been given, and I am a novice at this. I know I could spend a ton on new stuff but Im trying to work with what I have as much...
  3. Skimmers & other filtration
    I am currently upgrading from an established 33g to a 75g saltwater FOWLR. I have an emperor 400, live rock and sand substrate as my filtering. Any suggestions on what I will need or should have for the new tank? What would be the best type/brand of filtering?
  4. Skimmers & other filtration
    All, I am starting a Salt Water tank and would like to know what the best filtration system would be for it. My plans for now are to have fish, live rock, and eventually coral when I have the experience. Would a sump be the best type of system? It will also be in the living room so I would...
  5. Skimmers & other filtration
    All, I am starting a Salt Water tank and would like to know what the best filtration system would be for it. My plans for now are to have fish, live rock, and eventually coral when I have the experience. Would a sump be the best type of system? It will also be in the living room so I would...
  6. Skimmers & other filtration
    So currently I have a mechanical filter that hangs on the side of my tank (like most have for freshwater). As recommended, it is powerful enough to clean a tank twice my size (I have a 29g). It currently used a filter sponge, bag of carbon, and a bag of bio rocks to filter my water. Someone...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I'm in the process of setting up my plumbing and a debate has occur within the club i'm in. Where do you put your sock? At the end of your drains, or at the end of your skimmers. Whats the relevance? I for one ; i paid my dam skimmer $500, so i'm going to let it skimm his little heart out...
  8. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hey guys, i have a 30g reef tank and everything in my tank doesn't look to happy. My nitrates are a bit to high and I've been looking into a protein skimmer and some better lightning. I am kinda on a budget tho but i want a good skimmer. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks, Nathan.
  9. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hey guys! I am thinking about getting a premade Wet Dry filter from Drs Foster and Smith.com and I wanted to be sure I knew everything about what I need to know to get it along. I really don't want to wake up to have my fish dead on my sand bed and a water park on my floor. Let me know of...
  10. General Reef Discussion
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  11. Skimmers & other filtration
    I have a 30 gallon saltwater tank with a standard filter system. Could I use a skimmer with the filter system I have? Would the skimmer help control the nitrite level?
  12. Lighting
    Hello! I'm new here, just joined today. I have a few questions. I have a 10g with (currently) 5lbs live rock Auqueon 20g hob filter 100watt tetra heater And normal flourescent lighting. I just set it all up today with plans on 7lbs more live rock monday. First question. (with links) what would...
  13. Tank Specs
    Here's the tank plan: Freshwater Tropical Community Tank. 88 gallon (48" long, 19" wide, 22" Tall) partially planted tank, mixed sand & fine gravel substrate, decorative shells, driftwood, with glass cats, various small to medium tetras (maybe), singapore shrimp, corydoras, kuhli loaches, pleco...
  14. Freshwater Discussion
    I am going to have an 88 gallon, partially planted freshwater community tank. I am not sure what equipment I need for it. Been researching, but there's so much out there! I need to set it up a way that I have some current on one side, and some nearly still water on the other to accomodate the...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Does anyone know if any manufacturers make a hot fluidized bed filter. I had one in the sump for a 150 gal tank years ago. I have since downsized (due to space) my tank to a 75 gal and was wondering if anyone made something like this.
  16. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hi I hame setting up a 90 gallon reef tank and looking for a sump that is we suited. My stand deminsions are 44"x25"x30" so size really isnt an issue. Im looking for a sump that I can have a refuguim and an in sump protein skimmer. Also I would like to purchace a sump that comes with a protein...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    hi guys what do you think of the fluval fx5 extnal filters? do i need a uv sterlizer for marine tanks or not ,and what substrate can i use in stead of live sand . need to get my tank filled and get cycling , how long will it take to cycle 160gal tank?
  18. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hello! We're getting back into salt water inverts again after not having used our RO-DI unit for five years (it's been in storage in the attic), and we're wondering whether the inserts would need to be changed simply because of the passage of that much time.
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