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  1. The THINK Tank
    Hello everyone! My name is Cooper and I'm a 17 year old senior from Altus, Ok. I have had freshwater tanks on and off most of my life but just recently got into saltwater and I'm in need of advice. Right now I've got a 36 gallon bow front FOWLR tank setup and has been running great since early...
  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
    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...
  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. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I had come home today, to find out that my tank has gone all cloudy but things are still visible. I replaced the filtration yesterday, which was to take out the phosphate. Can anyone explain this? I need to found out if it is deadly!:bigeek::cry: Thank you
  6. Tank Specs
    Hello All, I have a question about filtration. Currently I have a 55 Gallon Saltwater Tank with the following specs: 1. Reef Octopus BL-2000 Protein Skimmer 2. Emperor 400 HOB Filter 3. BRS Carbon Reactor with Pump 4. LED Lighting 5. 2 Evo Powerheads (1500GPH) 6. 60 pounds of Live Rock 7...
  7. Reefing Equipment
    Hello All, I have a question about filtration. Currently I have a 55 Gallon Saltwater Tank with the following specs: 1. Reef Octopus BL-2000 Protein Skimmer 2. Emperor 400 HOB Filter 3. BRS Carbon Reactor with Pump 4. LED Lighting 5. 2 Evo Powerheads (1500GPH) 6. 60 pounds of Live Rock 7...
  8. 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...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    So I had a 75 gallon tank...... with about 50 pounds of cured live rock..... I also had a wet dry sump...and emperor 400 and reef octopus 350 for filtration on it.... I have now upgraded to a 190 gallon acrylic... I transfered all the live rock however can't use the wet dry system or...
  10. General Reef Discussion
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  11. Skimmers & other filtration
    i have had a 120g fowlr tank maturing now for 5 months i have had previous reef setups but smaller i bought this aquarium and it has built in compartments with powerheads traps filters etc and it appears to have a skimmer setup problem is i have no idea how the setup works there is a v300...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hi whats up, 55 gallon since april of this year:cpr skimmer maxijet 1200,fluval 405, not sure how many lbs of rock 1 yellow tang,1 blue hippo,2 clowns ,1 wrasse (cleaner),1 engineer goby,around 7 hermit crabs.(red knobbed star fish and anemoni RIP) Im currently in a battle with red slime...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I plan to have corals in my tank but am hearing so many different stories as which way to go... Canister, Sump, none of the above and just live rock with some power heads!!! I like the idea of a sump because it seems more real to life, but living in an apartment I am limited on space where the...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    hello everyone i guess ill just tell you my story and see if you great people can help me. i started saltwater about four years ago. i started with a 29gl standard aquarium with a Current nova extreme t5 24inch 96 watt light. i put 2.5 inches of LS and just about 65lbs of LR. And for...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I have a 30 gallon salt water tank with live rock and 3 fish and have had a problem with green hair algae. I heard that an algae turf scrubber could eliminate this problem so I can add soft coral to the tank. I am only using a Rena Filstar XP1 filter on the tank at the moment with no...
  16. Skimmers & other filtration
    im looking to buy a Ro filtration system but i have one question do i need just the RO system or the complete RO/DI system i want to use it for my reef tank but i cant use my current water because of high ammonia in the tap water
  17. General Reef Discussion
    hi i need help i have a 33 long breeder tank it has been up and running for 15 mos.i have i have live rock and sand. i run a canister filter no skimmer. i use r/o . i can't get my nitrates below 40 i do weekly water changes.i feed very lightly some times very other day. i also have hair algae...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    The last couple of days, this tank has been driving me crazy! Suddenly there have been micro bubbles, then this brown dust has moved in... not sure what's going on since everything has been working just fine. I posted my tank with the DAS filtration design earlier this month. I am taking my...
  19. Skimmers & other filtration
    hello i sall my buddys saltwater fish tank hooked up with a canister filter instead of a sump set up.i was wondering wold this set up work if so what eles would in need to it and is it better or worst than a sump set up:banana:
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