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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Ok - I have a 110 gallon RR oceanic tank. I put my base rock in and then added 5-6 inches of southdown sand. I then added some live sand (about 20 pounds). The tank is a mucky mess. You can not see in there at all!!! I can't even add the rest of my live rock. Ok, i know i am supposed to...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Im looking for some opinions for lighting! Im currently putting together plans for a new 180 gallon reef tank. I will be upgrading my 100 gallon. Anyway, I will be using a combination of VHO, and MH... Im going to use (1) 140watt actinic VHO, (1) 140watt super actinic VHO, and (4) MH...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    In my opinion it is not even close. The aquaculturing of yellow tangs buy collecting the fish in their larval stage is absolutely amazing to me. Only a few out of a thousand in the wild would have made it to adult. These are the advancements our hobby really needs. I am sure many others have...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello; I have a 29 with crushed coral on the bottom of tank about 1/2 inch, the tank has been established for 2 1/2 months Is there any problem with me putting around 4 " of live sand on top of it?? I have read articles on depth of sand beds... but nothing about sand over the cc? Thanks:dance:
  5. General Reef Discussion
    My tank is near the end of it cycle my ammonia .02 & nitrites less than .1, I'm using live rock to cycle my tank now the dumb question? Do I need to add anything to the water to feed the live rock or will the water changes be enough?? also I'm starting to look for my first coral to add (in about...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    <a href="http://www.purearagonite.com" target="_blank">www.purearagonite.com</a> $11.95 per 40 lb bag...
  7. Advanced Archive
    I know this is a loooong post, but this is what I submitted to Brooke as the Jaubert article I volunteered to write during her article drive a few weeks ago. I want to get a review from you all (the hobbyists), maybe suggestions to change something you feel may can be better worded, etc...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I have what looks like waste buildup on the return side of my sump. It looks like brown dust. I was wondering if I could put some scarlet legs and some snails in my sump to do a little cleanup?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    How many days will it take so I can see inside my to be reef tank? ( I am just starting up) My 90g, with filtered water, Tidepool sump and 180 lbs of Carib Sea aragonite, looks like a milkshake since Tuesday night. I rinsed it like it said on the bag of sand. The glass appears to be covered...
  10. Biological Filtration Archive
    How many days will it take so I can see inside my to be reef tank? ( I am just starting up) My 90g, with filtered water, Tidepool sump and 180 lbs of Carib Sea aragonite, looks like a milkshake since Tuesday night. I rinsed it like it said on the bag of sand. The glass appears to be covered...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    This is partly for galleon,[as per our posts on RC ]. After thinking about the 70G sps and having two tanks, I have decided to replace my in-the-wall, 170G, with a 7ft.L-3ft.W-24in.H tank and stick with one tank. Going to sell my softy,s, just keeping my large bubble coral & a baby moon...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I have always thought of a sandbed as just sand on the bottom of the aquarium. What is this method of suspending the sand above a frame. Wouldn't detritus acculmiate? Is this the Jaubert method? Also, the majority of sandbeds that I see today are just sand - nothing suspending the sand above the...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I've been kickin' around the idea of buying 4 powerheads and a red sea wave maker. The total is like $215. Just how important is a wavemaker? I have been running a tank for about 2 years now w/o one. What do you think? I just read an auction on ebay for a redsea wave maker. It said that science...
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