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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all... Have a few questions... Ok, I am not a total NEWB but I have not exaclty been up on understanding what I need to do to maintain proper levels in my reef. Little background...I have a 125 gal reef (started in February), that is mostly softies, a few LPS, and a few lower light SPS...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I got some questions on exactly how you do wc to cause a less stress as possible. Here is how I do mine please if you do something different: 1. Fill up trash can about 15g 2. Add PH 3. Add salt till its 1.025 4. Add heater Here is what I'm not sure about but never had any problems: 5. Add...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Who doses kalk? do you run a calcium reactor ???
  4. General Reef Discussion
    If I want to have a pump/controler that will dose a bit of Kalk water at night (maybe 1/2 gallon), dose my 2 part in the mornings, and add a 1/2 to 3/4 of a gallon of RO/DI mid day - would the Aqua Medic Quad be a good choice? If so, can I run the lines from the basement to the 1st floor...
  5. NIMAS- Club members only: Meeting/Selling/Trading
    I want to get rid of these in a hurry. Mounted to small pieces of rubble. Here's a sample: I've got a bunch of them...
  6. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    I used ChemiClean this weekend to rid my tank of Red Slime. It worked great and I'm doing a 25g WC tonnight and will fire up the skimmer also. I was really impressed with this product. Red slime gone overnight!!! No ill affects and the tank is crystal clear!!! I started looking at some other...
  7. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    My new toy arrived today! An AquaController Jr. plus a DC8. I only have the temp probe right now, but in the future I love all the things I'll be able to do with this thing! Among the best things I've ever bought for my tank! -Joe
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I have like 4 spots of these things....which look like small anenomes...but one is touching my big Green Monticap and killing the edge....what the best way to get rid of these things?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    ok I havent added corals yet. just 100lbs of live rock and fish weekly water changes in my 110g so when do i start using 2 part solution
  10. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    I'm planning an Auto Top Off system but have no room in the stand or nearby for a reservoir. I do have a perfect place for it under the tank in the basement. I'll be using float switches & a relay to turn on & off a pump in the reservoir, & probably 1/4" ID tubing from the pump, up through the...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I have kalk mixed in with my top off water which I do by hand. It used to be about 3 cups total no big deal. Now I have taken my glass tops off It is close to 1gal. I know dumping that much kalk water would be bad so I have been doing some in the morning after work and then at bed time. In any...
  12. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    Right now i have a 55 gallon setup with a medium sand bed and LR. I'm moving the tank this week, what would be the effect if i set up an old 55 gallon tank that i had in the garage, and moved all the current substances in my tank (rock, Fish, Water) but not the sand to the other tank, would it...
  13. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    Here's a few pics of my new tank and fish room. 220 Display tank w/ 55 gal sump. I've never realized how small a 55 gal tank can really look. Here's the beginnings of the wall that the fish tank is built into. And here's the tank on the stand. I sure am glad that I have a 6" ledge...
  14. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    How often do you guys do wc's? I'm going on 4 weeks now in my nano, which is very unusual for me - but I've been extremely busy with Physics and vet school applications... not that this is good practice, but my tank looks just as clean as it did in the beginning and some of the corals are...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I just wanted to know how many people use kalkwasser and how many use 2 part and the pros and cons of them.
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I feel so stupid. It's been a internal debate about weither or not I will post this,.. and I decided you all could probably get some info out of it. This tank has just suffered MAJOR losses: The crash was caused by a major kalk overdose. As some of you know I've had problems with the Kalk...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Yep, that's a Kalk overdose. My mind was on other things, and I did 4 stupid things right in a row, and that's the result. I of course have no water made up. It is interesting to see a skimmer pull out pure, snow white foam though. Whiskey
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I have noticed a problem when mixing Kalkwasser powder with my top off water. I normally top off my 20g tank with 0.5 gallon R.O mix with kalkwasser. No matter how small tiny amount of kalkwasser powder I use in the the top off water. I get the PH of 8.8 or higher. So I pour...
  19. TCMAS
    Would this work for a dosing pump?? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120069913334
  20. TCMAS
    Hey, Another kalk question. I was comtemplating using kalk water for ATO with a kalk safe dosing pump. Thing is, they are rather expensive and I was thinking of buy a kalk reactor down the road. Should I just save my money and buy a kalk reactor that is hooked into my rodi resivour? I have an ac...
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