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  1. The THINK Tank
    https://www.aqualifesupport.com/getArticle.php?ArtID=168 I found this article while doing some just-for-fun reading and thought it'd be cool to have a discussion on the method described. Kinda like the TTT threads of bygone days :dance: Some questions I have are: 1) This method uses algae...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, This is my first post here so I would like to say that I'm very happy to be part of this community! I have recently set up my 2nd saltwater reef aquarium after taking down my first that I had running for a year and a half. I wanted something bigger and with better flow and...
  3. New Member Introductions
    I began my tank with a 29 gallon salt water. Before I invested too much time and money, I wanted to see if I could manage an aquarium so I started out small. I needed to grasp the concept on my own of the set up, with all the equipment, clean-up etc. I have maintained perfect water perimeters...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    My sump was undergoing construction (it cracked) and I had a Fluval canister filter running. Then I got home and my old Fluval filter had died and it was pumping the dirt out of the filter media back into the tank. :doh: So my tank went without filtration for 2-3 weeks :bigeek: Yesterday I did a...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Well 2 questions really. I have my tank set up and cycling. Before it gets to far I have a Koralia Nano Powerhead (240 GPH) running. Is this enough flow the 10 gallon or should I add another or a bigger one? 2nd question. I read on here you do not need a HOB filter with the power head and...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    New to the blog and am Still navigating my way around. I have a 29 gallon bio cube that's been running for 6 months. I run carbon, protein skimmer, and an algae scrubber. About a month ago I had this brown, dusty, algae outbreak. I can easily blow it off with a turkey baster and nothing seems to...
  7. Tank Specs
    Just curious, in my Biocube 29 I run an inTank media basket with filter floss on top, purigen in the middle, and chemi-pure elite on the third shelf. Next to that (and still in the second chamber) I have a media bag with roughly 3/4-1 liter of Seachem Matrix. Is the Matrix too much? Is there...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, I am looking at getting back into SW and was thinking about picking up a 55 g tank. My previous tank was just a 10g with two clowns and some live rock but with this one I would like to add some soft corals. I travel a bit so would like to stick with the hardier guys. If that sounds...
  9. Reefing Equipment
    Local store suggested the Fluval FX4 canister (which is great!) but I'm wondering if I need a skimmer in addition to it? My levels are 0 after 3 weeks and we've added a cleanup crew and 4 fish (2 damsels, 2 clowns) and nothing has died. Is a skimmer overkill and create more work? The fx4 is...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hey, quick question: My RODI unit (BRS 4-stage Value Unit) is reading 002 TDS for output. I'm assuming this means it's time to replace the filters. I haven't done that before. I assume this kit: http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-4-stage-value-replacement-filter-kit.html is the one to get...
  11. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hello, I am in the planning stages of my 120g 48x24x24 tank. I have a nano tank, with no sump, so I'm new to the need for a skimmer. Is there a certain strength or turnover required for 120g tank? What is the "Standard" I dont know if it matters, but Im looking to make this a Softies tank...
  12. Marine Depot
    Miss RAP Orlando? Here's what was in our booth... PLUS filtration and media deals, plug & play tanks and new calcium reactors!
  13. General Reef Discussion
    My wife and I have a 120 gallon reef aquarium that is very healthy besides the hair algae which drives me crazy. Today after thinking about our water loop, I realized we have no actual filter; either canister or HOB. The cycle from the tank goes to either a HOB protein skimmer, rated for a 120...
  14. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hello. I came across this article: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2012/2/aafeature It describes an alternative filtration system called DyMiCo (Dynamic Mineral Control). It claims that it replaced skimmers and eliminates all bad side effect of a skimmer as a plankton killer. There is a web...
  15. Reef Fish
    I recently set up my first reef tank and I'm deciding on which fish to keep. I have a 72 gallon bow front with 2 Rena Filstar Xp3 canister filters, a Reef Octopus BH-1000 protein skimmer and 80 pounds of live rock. I'm planning on keeping 2 clownfish, 1 yellow tang, 1 kole tang, and a lawnmower...
  16. Reefing Equipment
    Hello everyone! I currently have a 20 gallon tank with about 10-15lbs of live rock, 2 clown fish and a small 3" blue spotted toby puffer. I have had this tank running for a year with no problems. My fish are very healthy and happy. I just recently bought a 55 gallon tank that I will be...
  17. Reefing Equipment
    I don't know about you all but I feel ripped off by Aquarium hardware manufactures. Frankly it seems very obvious that anything related to aquariums gets priced jacked simply because its for our hobby. Filters, protein skimmers, filter media, whatever. These things are made from very cheep...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    First tank in 8 years. Here is what I have so far. 40 gallon corner tank 29 gallon from previous setup 800 gph powerhead 100w heater timers for lights lighting Is it best that I use the 29 for a sump, or is there a better option for this. Basically, give me an equipment list of what else I...
  19. Nano Reefs
    I need help. I have a 10 gal tank with 11lbs of live rock, 2 clown fish, 1 cleaner shrimp, 5 snails, 1 torch coral frag, 1 hammer coral frag and a zoanthid frag. I have a fluval filtration going and I recently tossed out the media filter because they were dirty. I have a poly filter inside of it...
  20. Reefing Equipment
    Hi, all! I am about 8 weeks into running a Coralife Biocube 29 as a FOWLR setup, about 20 lbs of live rock, 2x azure damsel, 1x watchman goby, 1x mocha clown, clean-up-crew of hermit crabs, snails and a peppermint shrimp (ok, that last is more aptasia control than cleanup, or maybe both, but...
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