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  1. General Reef Discussion
    So gals and guys of TRT, what do you think of kicking the two part dosing and using Kalkwasser in a dripper? i have no experience with it and would like some advice. :help:
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I recently purchased a nice size piece of birds nest SPS coral. I've heard that some people can't even keep SPS without running Kalk. Now, I'm the type of reefer who is paranoid and worried all the time. Kalk sounds like it works but also sounds like it can really screw things up bad. I don't...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone!!! I have a 150 reef tank with about 10 fish ranging from less than an inch up to 3.5 inches. I also have lost of corals mostly soft with a few lps. I have a 30 gallon sump aqua c 180 skimmer lots of flow and live rock. My question is I'm trying to make my money go as far as I can...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    ok, here is my thread! hey all!!! i need advise and help and since i wasnt really getting it from anyone.. CAUSE YOU ALL left me.. :weep: ok, im done... Octoman was helping... but thats it! LOL... ok... sooo.. here is the story of my 90 turned over almost threee times till it became an actual...
  5. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    Alright, so I'm going to bite the bullet (again) and start a salt tank. This will probably be quite the work in progress for some time as I piece equipment together. Here are my thoughts/plans: Main Tank: 30"x12"x8" (12 Gallons) Acrylic Sump/Refugium: 10 gallon or 20H. I will use a 20L if I...
  6. Nano Reefs
    So after a brief vacation from reef keeping I'm back with a vengeance. I've made a few minor modifications to a 14 gallon Biocube. No pics at the moment so for now use your imagination. First off I removed the stock pump and added a MJ900 with a Hydor Flo. Then I removed all the bioballs from...
  7. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    well I'm about out of 2 part and have been considering if I want to buy more or drip Kalk - yesterday I was told by an LFS owner that kalk doesn't replace 2 part as they are 2 different things. That I would need to use both and that a lot of reefers mistakenly only used one or the other. are...
  8. nano build off 2008
    jph's 24G aquapod HQI okay, time to edit my 1st post, and give some factual information, instead of me rambling and guessing at what i'll do. the plan still remains that i'll be moving my 90 into this 24. but not everything will fit, ofcourse. most of the rock will be up for grabs :)...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 75 SPS/LPS 30g sump. 100lbs LR I really don't have many corals maybe 8 LPS and 8 SPS "frags" I'm getting a few more SPS this week end. Heres my problem... I WC 5g/week IO But I sill have to dose the heck with CA/Alk. I'm dosing every other day 30ml CA and 20ml Alk. (Kent Tech CB...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I am continuing to have a ph drop in my aquarium. I have a 75 gallon, with about 35 pounds of live rock, two Maxi Jet 1200 Powerheads, Proteing Skimmer rate for 100 gallons. I use sea chem marine buffer help get ph to 8.3. My ph is stable for a few days then drops. It is getting...
  11. Nano Reefs
    On an impulse I bought a new tank. I probably won't be modding it at all. So it will be skimmerless. I'm leaning towards getting a Jawfish or two for the tank so it has a 3' DSB. I'll be using live rock from my main tank and seeding the DSB with sand from another tank. Not much to look at now...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I have some green and brown buttons that have been in my tank for 3 months and just started turning white and closing up and others are just fine on the same rock. My tank is 6 months old and the water is in the normal perimeters. I use kalkwasser and calcium is around 440 everything else is...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Well, I was hoping that somewhere along the way the Bi-weekly discussion on water balance would come back. It was just getting good and I thought we were moving toward the balance of the Big 3 trace minerals. Unfortunately it seems to have disappeared for good and I have a few questions I need...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    anyone ever use a kalkwasser drip? I am thinking of setting one up and would like to know the pros and cons of this. Or if there is a better mouse trap.
  15. General Reef Discussion
    So here is what I have so far: 1 50 Gallon All-Glass Aquarium (not reef ready) 1 pine stand and canopy by All Glass 3 95 watt VHO (2 URI Aquasun 10000K, 1 URI Super Actinic) 1 Icecap 430 ballast to drive them 1 AquaC Urchin protein Skimmer 1 20 Gal long All Glass Aquarium for a Sump 1 Mag Drive...
  16. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    A little less than two years ago, I transferred a pocillopora from my 180g tank to my brand-new, bare-bottom 120g tank. In self defense, the pocillopora performed a minor polyp bailout, and since then I’ve found little pocillopora colonies all over the tank. I thought I had long since found...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    ok guys & gals I got my mrc calcium reactor where do I start im getting the bottle filled today....the reactor was sent to me with the media already in it used (will this hurt anything)??? any help appreciated....I have a ph monitor also with the system...I think this is a mrc1 reactor....
  18. General Reef Discussion
    OK - quick chemistry refresher please! (And this is only while I go and chase up some of Tom's missives...) The tank started up back in august this year. KH started at around 130 mg/ml (7.5), and has crept down to 110 (about 6.6.5) and now tonight when I checked my params down to 90 (about 5)...
  19. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    BB works really well. I give you that, but I'm bored. Aside from and occasional siphoning of the detrius and less often scraping of the glass there is nothing to do or solve, lol. Parameters stay pretty even and fishes stay happy. So what do you do with your tank to further enjoy it. I sit...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    We went out of town for the weekend. We got home and the water level on one of our corner overflows is fluctuating up and down. The total water level in the tank and sump is at our usual constant level. (We use kalkwasser drip to maintain constant level, so the level hasn't dropped any). My...
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