WOW It's been a year since I joined TRT and started my 1st reef tank. I had been doing FO off and on for 10 years prior and finally decided to take the plunge! Here is a breif time line of my tank over the past year!
Origonal tank specs...
2x 96w PC's
Proclear wet/dry sump with skimmer...
Does anyone have some advice? We have a reef tank set up, its been up for about 4 months. Can't get the calcium levels to increase. Just bought a protein skimmer seems to have fixed the nitrate levels. My mushrooms in the tank are not seeming to happy right now. I started adding just straight...
Now that I have better lights I think I can start to try and grow more than just softies. I just put of 2 150 hqi's and 2 96 actinics. I have a ro/di system so I think my water should be pretty clean. I have never checked it with a tds meter though. I have a MRC skimmer that works great for...
I came home this morning after being gone since friday evening to a tank of dying corals. I have 2 different frogspawns in my 75 and one in a 10 gal and they have all basicly died. Also my hammer and a couple other things arent looking to good. Other corals and my rbta are closed up. Do have...
Right now Im not really dosing anything into my tank, I just went and check all my water prams. and this is what I came out with
Na-less than 10
What do you guys dose with and how do you like it. I have tried limewater and its alright, but I keep...
Instead of buying a calcium reactor I got a suggestion to try Kent liquid reactor, to get my coralline to really take off, its been about 2 week and its working good alot of new growth, my question is are there any promblems that could develop from the increase in calcium ???
I would like to "put my tank out there" for abuse. I am new to reef tanks and would like to hear some constructive criticism about how I could improve my tank. I apologize for my mangling of the English language and mispellings and assumptions made through out in this posting, as I am trying to...
I had my CAL and ALK low. Cal was around 380 and Alk was around 5.6 dkh. I have always want to try and heard great things about the Kalkwasser Mix but also hear that you have to be very careful on using it. So I went a different route and got the KENT Liquid Reactor. I've used it the past 2...
I've gotten a couple of diferent opinions about Kent Liquid Reactor and I just wanted to know what you guys thought. Some people say that Liquid Reactor and Iodine are the only supplements that should be add to a reef aquarium. Other people say Liquid Reactor just helps the calcium, strotium...
This is the 2nd tank.
32 w Smartlight fitted into hood
aqua tech 5-15 HOB filter + 1 cartridge
2 power heads
extra powerhead still in box
actinic 13 w still in box
book: New Marine Aquarium by Paletta
I am very new to this. We are having a problem with diatoms and now red bubble algea on the substrate.
Here are some of my parameters:
Water used is tap....no RO/DI
We have every bottle of Kent product available. What do we need to...
I have a 29 gallon tank with a 55 watt PC and a 20 watt NO 50/50. I plan on keeping soft corals like xenia and frogspawn and mabye eventaully an anemone. Will I have enough light for what I want to do? Thanks
I need to switch to something besides liquid cal. My wife doesnt want the lime setting around due to our kids and the dust.And hey she is cool with all my reef so I said ok
I want to switch to agaramilk or c-balance or something like that and advice? And my 75 gallon sump gets started...
My calcium level is stuck around 220. I have been adding Kent Liquid reactor AND Turbo Calcium each day for a week at the recommended dosage. The calcium is not going up. I have been using Instant Ocean salt (first mistake) but I am changing to Kent Reef salt. I perform 15% water changes every...
My 55 has a DSB with about #130 of LR plus the 2 refugiums, add another #30 of LR and calupera, and I was really wondering if I need the "Bio Bale" in my CPR sump any more? I'm also concerned that it might be raising my nitrates. I figure that the whole system has approximately 100 gallons of...