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  1. Margaritaville
    Picked this up at HD as the display model with a discount. Today is ribs with mesquite wood chips soaked to go with the charcoal. I am just dumping in garlic cloves and onions and herbs from the garden in the water pan. If Vinnie or anyone else really knows what to do with this contraption...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Well, its been a few years, several designs and even a location change. BUT, the 150 is finally about to see some water:bigeek:. I'm starting a new thread so that all the picture nuts don't have to sift through 20 some odd pages of jabbering by myself and a few others! So here is what I have...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    YES! I have official began my build. I am upgrading my 75 gallon. I will post some pics of the room that I am partitioning off and what the plan is. -I ordered the tank today. Will be here on Friday (I know, quick huh) -Will get a hundred pounds or so of live rock on Sat. -Bought an...
  4. Margaritaville
    I bought Cynthia her dream stainless steel fridge and we had the old fridge I was figuring out what to do with. She said "well why don't ya stick a keg in there?". (yet another reason to get married on Wednesday) I got a 1/4 keg of Bristol Brewery Laughing Lab but unless everyone comes over...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    over the past few years I've been befuddled by this persistent greenery. every time I have been to my LFS the past 3 years they've said my water quality is perfect. zero phosphates, zero nitrates good calcium and alkalinity (I do the a/b calc alk system). its like im chasing a ghost here...
  6. TRT Member Blog's
    As some of you may know that I have started my own aquarium maintenance business two years ago. The first year was kinda slow going but this year is just wow. I got a client who had two 220 gallon reef aquariums that I had taken over and now they want me to setup two more for there facility in...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    howdy all. I need some help with the plans for building my sump. here's the specs 90 gallon sump external return pump: velocity T1 - up to 95 gallon tank internal return pump: mag 5- up to 55 gallon frag tank Bubble master 200 skimmer - internal does best in 10 inches of water kent float...
  8. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Does anyone know a cheap easy to assemble way to convert a 10 gallon tank into a refugium? Where i can get the baffles? How big of a return pump do i need? Its for a 55 gallon tank. Matt
  9. General Reef Discussion
    You know - I am still debating on the 28G Nanocube or a bigger tank. I know I wil lget bored of the Nanocube eventually since it can only house maybe 2-3 small fish and a few corals. I confirmed the electrical issue will cost allot to do and its probably out of the question. With a TV, DVD...
  10. Skimmers & other filtration
    Planning on building a DIY countercurrent skimmer....All the DIYs I see are 4-5 feet tall, but my cabinet only gives me 32 inches of vertical space.....So, has anyone built a "shorty"?? any problems with it?? Next question is about circulation.....If one wants to run a countercurrent system...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    What are you doing with it? My garden only needs so much, I saw one system that recyles back into your hot water heater, I can really see a build up of junk over time accumulating from that.
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I have a turboflotor 1000 installed in my sump, I am getting about a 1/4 cup of pretty dark skimmate a week. From what I have read this seems pretty low. I have an oceanrunner 2500 that i got used and I am guessing it does not have the needlewheel on there. but the bubbles are pretty fine. I...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    i am going to get a CPR 300gph overflow which just fit on one side of my aquapod sump. That will take the water down to my 12g eclipse. I will put a baffle on one side for the water coming. And one on the other side where the return pump a mag drive 250 will be. in the center will be 3" of sand...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have been working on setting up a new 75 tank that I hope to keep sps in in the future. I have been in saltwater for about 12 years. The first 8 I had a 55 gl FO, then 4 yrs w/ a 5 gl reef and the last 3 w/ a 30 gl lps reef (and the 5). I have been reading posts and information on this site...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    What would you want to have on the system? What gadgets, DIY projects or just plain cool stuff would you want if you did an in wall tank set up?
  16. General Reef Discussion
    58G or a 120G - Looking at total maintenance and upkeep? Besides the fact that the 120G would be more water/salt how much harder/easier would it be over the 58G. I still have not sold my 58G and really dont want to buy the new tank without selling the old one first but before I dump the...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    With all the positive comments in the first thread, I thought I would post the details of my tank from concept to today. Tank move occured late summer of '06 and I move my other tank into it over Thanksgiving of last year. Been the best 15 months I have ever spent in a hobby. If this isnt the...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    It's been a while since I posted anything here, just been reading alot. I guess I have a few questions now. I have a 55gal (48" long) tank that has an overflow box. My plan was to have a FO tank (for now), and I have a few peices of dead white coral that I want to use, along with some LR, and I...
  19. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    taken from this month's Coral Magazine: this new issue of Coral Magazine had an article about Deep Sand Beds and their uses and functions. It gave a pretty rough outline of an idea but to me it sounded extremely simple and cool. I believe the aticle was by Anthony Calfo. The proposed set up...
  20. DIY Forum
    So I'm building a tank stand for a 135-gallon tank with a footprint of 72"x18". I'm planning to frame with 2x4s and panel it so it fits the room, but I can't decide about the canopy (whether I should build a boxy one or just hang the lights). I'm planning to house a sump and refugium in the...
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