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  1. Skimmers & other filtration
    So my new hang on back remora skimmer is here finally! I'm very excited to use it but have just been reading this drain warning that was sent with it and am a little hesitant to install it until I understand it a bit better. Drain Warning: "This skimmer is equipped with a drain fitting...
  2. Lighting
    Right now i have a coralife compact w/lunar lights on my tank. it is only a 36" light assembly and i am just using it till i can get a new light for it. when i bought the tank this summer it had 2 coralife compacts on it. the one i have on it now is from my 40 breeder. i have been lookin at new...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    How hard is it to convert from my current mods of using a fluval canister filter (only sure for flow) to add a sump which then i can use and in sump skimmer since my prism is doing much. What all do i need to purchase? etc.
  4. Skimmers & other filtration
    whats the deal with bio balls?? ive heard they arent good for ur tank because they process the nitrates to fast and then refugiums are said to cause phosphate problems because they keep the nitrates at 0. but alot of people so u cant live without them for large tanks or reef tanks. just alittle...
  5. Tank Specs
    Nitrates are TOO HIGH and struggling to get them down so I can add corals. I do not have a heavy bioload and I do my water changes, yet have this nitrate problem. Advice #1. Do NOT use crushed coral, especially more than an inch Advice #2. Do NOT overfeed the tank just because one fish has a...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    My bubble tip disappeared for a month or so, then I finally found it behind a rock. It's been looking pretty unhealthy for a while and I was wondering if it will regenerate or eventually completely die.
  7. Non Coral Dominated Systems
    I have a 46 gallon setup for now. It's been setup for a month now. Last week I got a Coralife 36'' Deluxe Lunar series fixture. My issue is I run both of the bulbs for 10 to 12 hours. After about 4 hours I notice bubbles coming from the sand. After about 8 hours my Fluval canister filter is...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Same here. My Nitrates have gone from 0 to 20ppm. First thing I did today was a water change. I suspect ive been over feeding Ive got 2 Xenia which are flourishing lovely 1 green star pollop soft coral and also somthing else a kinda mushrom soft coral. 1 yellow tang and 6 green chromis. Been...
  9. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have a brown algae problem in my tank. I did a little research and from what I understand it's actually not algae but diatoms and some is normal, especially in a new tank with live rock. It started insanely growing off of my one little live rock so I removed it and scrubbed the brown stuff off...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Im no expert but Ive done a lot of research and figure I might as well post picks and give the progress I have so far. Ill give u what I have so far ..... starting from top left and going clockwise. The top left is actually a 4" coupler that I cut in half and beveled the edge with a dremmel and...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I just got my phoshate kit in....It says to get 10 ml of water....do I fill the syringe 2 times or just one???kinda a crazy question but I have never filled 2 up like that??? Thanks Joe if si Im doing it right but not getting much blue color at all????kinda hard to tell?
  12. General classifieds
    look at htis and tell me if you have any use for any of this stuff. im in need of cash mainly, but will take anything on my list. http://www.reeffrontiers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19125
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    Tank Specs
    55g GLASS TANK 404 FLUVAL CANISTER FILTER SEACLONE 100 PROTEIN SKIMMER 48" ORBIT 4x96 WATT SUNPAQ WITH LUNAR LIGHTS AND FANS 2 ZOO MED POWER HEADS LIVE STOCK INCLUDES: 1 BLUE LINED TRIGGER 1PICASSO TRIGGER 1 YELLOW TANG 1 DOG FACE PUFFER 1 VALENTI PUFFER 1 BLUE RIBBION EEL 1 GREEN CHUBBY...
  14. TCMAS
    Hi Guys, I am helping my boss with his tank in his home here in Hong Kong. He had a pretty basic 75 set-up, which I have helped him upgrade the lights and add a skimmer so far, plus some other minor changes. My question: He has a UV filter in-line with the return from a Fluval canister...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    do i really need this wet/dry filter............if my protein skimmer is a hang on and if i only put carbon and polishing pads in a fluval canister filter do i really need this thing............the overflow box is really making me angry...........when i put the flow control stopper on the one...
  16. TCMAS
    After talking with Derek over the weekend and doing some later reading I'm thinking about adding a UV unit to my 120. I plan to put it near the end of one of my two overflow drains before it reaches the sump. So it would dump into the area where the skimmer pulls its water from. All the water...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    All. I'm looking to setup a 30g reef tank and would love some advice. I've been running freshwater and marine tanks for many years. I'd like to get into reef and start with something small. I may be working with the bare minimum for equipment so let me know what you think my chances are and...
  18. TCMAS
    I am in the market for a canister filter in the ~$100 range. I would like to be able to activley run carbon and other things on occation and I am looking for suggestions. Ease of use, reliability, idiot proof, ... are all things I would like. A Fluval is currently the front runner. Suggestions...
  19. TCMAS
    Looking for a Magnium 350 canister filter in good condition . If anybody has one sitting around and you are looking to get rid of it.
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