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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Im about to pick up a 125g tank and want to use the lights from my 120g. Obviously the problem is that the lights are 48" and the new tank is 72" long. I have 2x 250 HQI Metal Halides, and 4x96 actinics I was thinking that since the 125 isnt as deep as the 24" deep 120 that I could raise the...
  2. General classifieds
    This fixture is 48" long, has 2-250 watt HQI metal halides (2-14k phoenix bulbs with 2 to 3 months of use, and 2-10k coralife bulbs with 4 months of use thrown it) and 2-96 watt power compact actinics with 6 to 7 months of use. This fixture was bought about 10 months ago with 12 hours per day...
  3. TCMAS
    Picked up this sps for a really decent price. It looked metalic green under the lights at the lfs. Now, its kinda brown.:bawling: During the day he is so brown, his polyps especially. Will this guy color up? Is this just something sps go through when they get stressed?
  4. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I have a 40 gallon breeder, which has been drilled and a center overflow has been added. It has a 1 inch drain which is the same as a standard all-glass tank. Its sitting on a R&J black stand. It has 2 Coralife 150 HQI metal halides. Comes with rock and sand, but no live stock. There is 45...
  5. Reefing Equipment
    What power compact bulb to get ?<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> Well it is time to buy new bulbs.<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> I have a 155 bow front with 400-550 LBS. Of live rock mostly softies but a few sps and lps...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    How annoying this is. Within the last 2 weeks I have had a field of caulerpa and cheato grow on my LR. It just keeps growing and growing and growing. I try to keep up with trimming it back, but nothing seems to work at all. It is overtaking the entire back section of the rock in my tank.
  7. General Reef Discussion
    The anticipation is killing me. Here's the equipment list. 70 gallon custom acrylic aquarium. (waiting) 20 gallon sump 2 @ Gen-x Pcx30 pumps (somewhere between 850-1000 gph each) Oceans Motions Squirt for the CLS TurboFlotor 1000 skimmer 2x150 HQI Metal halides with moonlights. Haven't decided...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I have a oceanic half moon 144 galon tank, for lighting I am currently using the 2 Coralife HQI Metal halides. http://www.esuweb.com/cardfile.asp?ItemNumber=53601&IDProductRelationship=332 I addition I have one long strip coralife fixture with the atinic bulb. IS this enough light for corals...
  9. Atlanta Reef Club
    Hi all, When I had to go to Crawford Long ER for my daughter (she is alright don't worry), I saw one of the biggest clam that I ever saw!! Overthere they have 2 aquariums that are like one big aquarium separated in half. One side is freshwater and the other side is a reef. I would say that each...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I got a frag of xenia from my LFS. It did great for two weeks. Yesterday I noticed a lesion on one of the four stocks. This morning, two of the stocks had them, and one was ripping apart at the now gaping hole. Now, in just a period of 24 hours, they went from looking great to almost completely...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I recently purchased a new light fixture with 2x150watt 10,000K HQI metal halides and 2x96watt true blue compact fluorescents for my 72 gallon tank. I leave the actinics on for 12 hours, and I used to keep my 10,000K compacts on for 10 hours a day, but now that I have HQI's, how long should I...
  12. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    Hi All, I recently managed to exterminate all the wee beasties in my tank by accidentally introducing an inordinate amount of calcium for my corals. Sooo... what's my reaction to my loss? I've decided I need a bigger tank :-) I decided to start with a 29 gallon reef (on the small side I know)...
  13. Clams
    Hello all I was wondering if you could help me out. I am thinking about getting a clam. I obviously dont want to buy one of these great animals if I can't keep it. I have a 55 gallon tank with basic flourescent lighting. I am buying a portien skimmer. Since I don't have the lighting capaccity...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    hello, Squid here, um, here's my question, preguntale estudantes, I, like many others out there, would like to care for, maintain and help thrive an anemone: so, if i were to place one 250 w Halide in the center of a 75 aga full of live rock, would the anemone gravitate towards the light it...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 30gl reef tank it has been set up for over a year and i have been stalling on buying a more powerful light sistum because they are so danm expensive all i have right now is a 15watt phlorestant light, but when i drove down to calli for spring brack i whent into a saltwater fishe store...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I was very pleased to read this article link below. http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=745&perpage=20&highlight=effects%20of%20high%20nitrates&pagenumber=1 It does seem to explain many things that I have found baffleing on my 1500 us gallon propagation system that is...
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