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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone i have a 36 gallon reef tank that i have had up for about 8 months and i have a canister filter that i hate and that's why i am up grading to a sump but i don't know what a good HOB overflow box would be ? And also what a good return nozzle would be and how i would do it i dont...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    :cry:A SUMP .... WHY THE HECK DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME I NEEDED ONE :) I just wanted to share with all that I should have joined before I started my tank :doh:... So mabye I wouldn't have a HOB filter and a HOB protein skimmer I feel like the back of my tank is a MESS.:freak::cry: Thanks for...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, My new Octopus NW 150 should be waiting for me at home tonight when I arrive and I'd like to do the gate valve and mesh mods before its virgin run. Does anyone happen to have some extra Enkamat PF4 lying around that they would be willing to donate/sell me? Also, I've found the...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Ok...I have a question. I have a guy in my area that is going to help me drill my 125 gal (I believe it is a standard All-Glass 125). He is talking about drilling the back for my overflow (I would think we should drill the bottom). I have no idea what I am doing and I am relying on him...
  5. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    In case you missed it in my other post, I am looking at getting the Aquafuge, prob medium to large for my 75G. I dont have a sump so hang-on-back is the only way I can have a fuge in my tank. My questions are: how beneficial will this be for my tank, what should I keep in it, what size should...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    what are the general guidlines for a sump style filtration systems flow rates and turnover rates for the tank? for say my 55 gal tank (soon to be a reef) what kind of gph should i be looking for? is 5-6 times the tank size sufficient or overkill? what brand of sub pump is recommended?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Just wondering why bother drilling a tank when you can just use an overflow box? is it not easier?
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I needed to replace my pump with a new one, so I bought a rio hyper flow which is supposed to be the same flow rate as the one I replaced which was also a rio. I installed it and it worked correctly for the first few days, then it started to change the flow rate on its own and would cause my...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Today! i walked into my LFS just to pick up some food & the Fish dept Mgr, called me over and said well we got a new display tank because they thought the old one was leaking, well after replacing it, when they were tearing it down they found that the only thing that was wrong was the bulkhead...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I need some help with my HOB overflow box. I prefer for the water level to stay about two inches below that black rim around my tank. It seemed like I could do it at first, but now it seems like my water level is above the box that sits on the inside of my tank. What could be causing the water...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I would like to put a durostandpipe in my outside (hangs on the back of tank) overflow box on a 72 gallon glass tank. I have looked at the durostand website but don't understand how to downsize. Pictures would help if anyone has them. Thanks for the input.
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Well, I did save some money. Thanks for the advice on going DIY instead buying a ready made or Wet/dry and tossing the bioballs. Now, I need some help on baffle placement. I bought a cheap 20gal (24x12x16). I plan on housing my Coralife Super Skimmer and a quiet on return pump. How thick...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Like kindergarten drawing, a base knowledge that I can build on:D I am completely unable to grasp the concept, and words like "baffles" etc are going to give me nightmares! I am also going to start reading some books!
  14. TCMAS
    For my 4000th post, I would like to point out how great it is to have a place where such an overwhelming ammount of experience and knowledge is right at your fingertips, and on top of that you get to meet some really great people, and make some life long friends! Yay TCMAS! Now just for fun...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I would really like to move my skimmer into a sump under the stand and would like to know if there is a way to setup a sump without drilling.
  16. General Reef Discussion
    How many ppl have drilled there tanks and cracked it? if you did drill it with sucess... what did you do
  17. General Reef Discussion
    overflows http://cgi.ebay.com/CPR-CS50-Overflow-box-300gph-HOB-3-4-bulkhead_W0QQitemZ250037334037QQihZ015QQcategoryZ20758QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD9VQQcmdZViewItem or this one (looks better) not sure though...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Wuz next? Walling in the basement? I came across a 125G for sale today. It came with an ASM G2 skimmer, 29G sump, stand, HO lights, HOB overflow box, random return pump, 90# LR, bag o salt, on & on & on... all for $404. The tank was in pretty sad shape, second owner had it for 4 years. There...
  19. Atlanta Reef Club
    My background: I've been messing around with freshwater off and on for the past 15 years. I have been in the freshwater planted tank scene for the past year and a half. I have always been afraid of setting up a saltwater tank, but then it all hit me about a month ago....For all this...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I would very much appreciate some pics of your equipment rooms. I am trying to simplify mine and would like some inspiration. thanks Chris
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