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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 400gph HOB filter that I am using with a piece of filter floss in my 40b. Out of the box, it did a great job of sucking stuff from the bottom, but wasn't skimming the surface at all. I tried phase 1 of surface skimmer modifications last week and it works kinda. It is sucking water from...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Everyone! I've had everything up and running for just about 3 monts now, I want to add more inhabitants to my tank, specifically LPS. Since I'm running a 20 gal, and can't get a sump, I'd like to look into possible improvements I could start making to my tank in order to get ready to really...
  3. Skimmers & other filtration
    Ok so I'm pretty confused and would really like some help! I have just set up my 55 gallon tank... Nothing but sand (getting live rock tomorrow). So here's my question... I have a fluval 306 canister hooked up at the moment. I have a fluval aqua clear HOB 70 just sitting around. Which filter do...
  4. Reefing Equipment
    so im in the process of gathering supplies for my first reef tank. I have a 30 gallon long. What is a good HOB filter? im not going to build a sump and have heard i can get away with just a good HOB, live rock and some powerheads.
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Is it ok if i turn off the hob filter when the lights r on cause it makes small anoying bubbles ?
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have a silly thought of using AquaClear 50 for my 5g tank as both Filtration unit & ATO unit. One of the main reason is because I wanted to add more filtration, even though the tank itself already has 1 level of bio wheels and 3 levels of ceramic rings. I don't think there is any harm in over...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    A very quick question: Current situation: 5G tank with - a built-in trickle filter & return pump (shown in below picture - black compartment) - 50g pond pump (shown in below picture - left hand side on tank wall) Objective: want to put more flow on the right hand side of the tank. Should I...
  8. Tank Specs
    75 gal a ton of LR, maybe a 1/4 of tank vol. a ramora skimmer; mag 5 on pump 300 HOB filter, carbon as well as sponge material that is flushed with RODI water during water changes; the bio wheels removed 1.5-2 inch sand bed 2 clowns 1-3 blue or red legged hermits if there r any left...
  9. Nano Reefs
    So I have a 10 gallon reef with an aquaclear filter. and I have a colony polyp, 2 frags of frogspawn with a 2 heads on 1 and 3 heads on the other. I also have a white alveopora flower pot. I haven't seen any real growth in my corals over the 6 months I have had them, but at least they are not...
  10. Nano Reefs
    I have a freshwater Fluval edge that I want to make a saltwater tank. This is will be my first SW tank. I would go bigger but this is all I have. I have a few questions. I want to setup a FOWRL Fluval edge and want to know how. How did you do it? What did you stock? What did you put in the...
  11. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hey all, So I have been using this site for about year and like it a lot. Currently I have a 20 g long with at least 15 lbs of LR, 1 in deep sand bed, with a penguin 100 bio wheel power filter, and a penguin power head that has 145 gph. Though as I have read that the wheel is a nitrate factory...
  12. Skimmers & other filtration
    Ok so I just got a new 100g protein skimmer for my 55 gallon tank that will soon become a reef. My question is do I need both filters? Should I keep both? Any advice would be appreciated
  13. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hey everyone! So ive been doing alot of poking around the site, and the information everyone has is amazing. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with these aquatop filter? Specifically the PSE1? (www . truaqua . com) this is my first post could't link :lol: The reviews on the site...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, im thinking of the best filtration method for my tank. I've read a lot, but want some experienced reefers opinions. Im basically thinking of removing my HOB FILTER to clear up the cluttered tank. Im leaving the skimmer on, since i did just purchase it. I have a 30 gallon tank...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    so right now my tank has a red sea max delux protein skimmer rated up to 100 gallons..its a POS pretty much my tank is 30 gallons what would be a good skimmer to upgrade to? due due budget reasons the max i can spend is $150 My LFS told me they run eshopps skimmers on some of their smaller...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    hi folks, I had a number of helpful responses last week when considering the set up to buy, and that was a big help in making my choice: a 55-gallon tank with nearly a hundred pounds of live rock. There have been some frustrations though in the set up, and I'm hoping for some good ideas. I...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Can I run carbon in a media bag in this aqua tech HOB filter? I run a 40 gallon reef tank without a sump. Just curious if it would work the same way.
  18. Skimmers & other filtration
    I have an Aqueon 55 filter on my 75 gal reef tank, and a octopus hob skimmer. Now have 90 lbs of live rock and 3" of sand/substrate. From a couple of books I read, it states you need biological, chemical and mechanical filtration; atleast some from all three areas. Thus, why my filter is only...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Post manually moved to DIY section. Please delete thread, thanks :)
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