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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hopefully this is the right thread to be asking.... Ok, this is the 2nd salt tank I have done, the first was over 10years ago.... the tank is a 45tall (25x18x25) My thoughts are this for filtration and what not -Fluval 205 (already have) -Pentair Aquatics (Lifeguard #FB300) Fluidized bed...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Which is the best way to go for a 135g system to include a full reef and fish?
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone; I'm still having trouble lowering my nitrates. I did a 40 gallon water change last week on my 150 gallon. I've cut my fish feedings down to 3x a week. Ive removed 80% of my bio balls over the last week and my nitrates are still at 40ppm. :bawling: Mybe it takes awhile for them to...
  4. General classifieds
    Well it was fun while it lasted... Just not enough hours in the day to get everything done. Dont have pictures... PM if you are interested in anything that you want a picture of... Will do our best to get one to you... So here are some killer deals for you guys! $ 15 Sailfin Tang $ 15...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Aka deep sand bed in a bucket I was reading a thread over at that other site concerning them. Has anyone tried them? http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=595109&perpage=25&pagenumber=1
  6. Atlanta Reef Club
    Well while my reef tanks is doing great my 180 fowlr crashed. I woke up one day and went to feed the fish as I always do and both tangs were dead and the emperor angel was covered in nastyness. This happened over night. I noticed that my MRC-2 skimmer had gone down as the air intake silencer had...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I've been doing some research on Fluidized Bed Filters. I found a few post dating back as far as 2001 in here. Reason I'm asking is I say a really big one at the new Big Al's LFS here in South Florida and was woundering if it's for a Fish Only or can you use it with a reef tank? They look cool...
  8. Classified Archives
    so here is what i have, prices are OBO: - two 29 gallon fish tanks. $25 - almost two fluidized bed filters. $15 - DIY (not the standard long style power compacts) pc lights. $10 - algae scrubbers. $3 - random fish food, water conditioners, etc. $2. - whisper filter. $5 if youre interested, call...
  9. The THINK Tank
    I was thinking (uh oh), since the main drawback of sandbeds (as seen by many people) is the way they "sink" nutrients, how plausible would it be to utilize something similar to a fluidized bed filter in order to add a degree of adsorption to the system? It wouldn't be as selective as using a...
  10. Biological Filtration Archive
    Got a couple questions. 1. How much of a bio load is introduced to the tank by adding corals, zooantids, polyp's and the such? Does it tax the system when you first introduce to tank like a fish does? And if it doesnt can you add alot of coral at one time or no? 2. I have a monster...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I have a Lifeguard FB300 Fluidized Bed with a Maxi Jet 900 hooked up to it. The fluidized bed hangs onthe back of the tank. I am told that it is good pump for the system, but all the sand keeps leaking into the tank, even with the control valve turned all the way down. Anyone else have one...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all. I'm new to this board and relatively new to the hobby (1.5 years). Can anyone give me any infor on Fluidized bed Filters? Are they good to use? Someone told me that they add a lot of unnecessary Nitrates to your tank. Is this true? Should I unhook mine and just run the power...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I could use some backup. I recommended the removal of biomedia to a user of my discussion board. The manufacturer of the filter in question has now decided to visit my board and tell me how wrong I am. Please take a moment to view the thread here...
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