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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so I use ozone with my Becket skimmer. I use a "T" shaped John Guest fitting so that my skimmer can suck in enouph air to skim. Well I was stupid and didnt think about this item being ozone safe. Well all was good until the T fitting was eatin away buy the Ozone. Took about 2 weeks I have...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I just set up my first salt water tank about 2 1/2 weeks ago. The tank is starting that cycle with all the rusty color alge. My tank is starting to smell up my living room. Is that a phase, will it go away. I have about 9 fish in there now. all live rock and sand.
  3. General Reef Discussion
    OK so here is the deal I have various sps that I was given in July of this year that have been growing well and showing great color and pe ect. up until about a week or so ago. I noticed the color going MUCH lighter. I have seen RTN - boy that happens quick, and i am hoping that this is not...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Y'all- Just stumbled across the site and after looking around awhile thought I'd ask a question if I may. I have a 75gal. tank with no coral. The livestock consists of a Percula Clown, Mandarin, Lawnmower Blennie, Pacific Blue Tang, 2 Skunk Cleaner shrimp, a Hermit crab and a few turbo...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    OK.... when I started my tank back in 03 I had a colt coral in there for over a year as well as a ton of polyps. All flurished! then all of a sudden everything started to die. water parameters are fine. I thought it was my tank inhabitants picking at them.... I was wrong. I then thought...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Are there better or more "pure" brands of carbon than others? thanks
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I have an Aquasafe canada system http://www.aquasafecanada.com/products.htm The middle one on the page. I have an older DI unit which is disposable. I need to replace all the prefilters and the carbon filter. I also want a clear DI cartridge and new resin beads. The only problem is this guy...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Is there a list of all the acronyms that people use on the reef sites? HOB = Hang on Back MH = Metal Halid ect .... i am such dummy when it comes to these things
  9. Atlanta Reef Club
    Which one do you use and why? Any article links would be appreciated. Thanks, David
  10. General Reef Discussion
    everyone have been extremely helpful. As before you know I'm bad at keeping a good reef system. I'm starting a new "24 GALLON NANO" using my old reef water, live rock, fish etc. It has to be in the chemicals I've been told several different large reef shops. Now will see how good you really are...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Phosphate--~.25 Nitrate--------5 Nitrite -------.1 Ammonia----- 0 PH -----------8.1 Calcium--520 KH--90 GH--High needless to say at least over 200 couldn't really get it to change properly. Definitly 200 or more. Although I have some nitrates,nitrites, and phosphate, these never seem to rise...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Okay guys.... does anyone know how to get rid of brown algea. I have considerable ammounts all over my substrate and live rock. nitrate levels are okay, around 20. I just bought a ton of calerpa and my skimmer is working (although it appears that there is not a lot of junk getting trapped in...
  13. Atlanta Reef Club
    Directly from Jim and Steve (The Filter Guys): 20% off for the Atlanta Reef Club December Power Buy includes RO Membranes, DI resins, resin cartridges, Poly sediment filters and carbon block filters. Your members can look at our site and e-mail us with questions and orders and we will send...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I just ordered 2littlefishies phosban reactor. I'm thinking of putting phosban AND carbon in it. Any harm in doing that? My only thought is that one may get depleted before the other, but since there's really no way to know when that is, it;s not such a big issue. I'll just replace the mix...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Carbon filters bad for reef only tanks ? keep hearding something about carbon filters being bad.
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I just hooked up my new Euro-Reef CS5-3 and I can't seem too adjust it so it will not produce a million bubbles into the outflow. Everything in the aquarium just gets covered in bubbles. I have in 6 inches of water in my sump. Does anyone have experience with adjusting these? Do I need to make a...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I just got this http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4411625738&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1 and a guy that got the same one said not to use the 6th stage with reef tanks why? The 6th stage is a in-line granular activated carbon filter. so should I use all 6 stages or just 5?
  18. Atlanta Reef Club
    Hey guys, I am almost ready to fill my tank and start my reef... I'm going to order some stuff online and I want to order as much as I can now to avoid many shipping costs... I'm planning to have this type of corals : Assortment of Ricoidea Florida Assortment of Ricoidea Yuma Assortment of...
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