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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, just wanted some opinions on where my alk should be for a mixed reef. The tank is lps heavy, only one softie (mushroom), 2 sps (acro & monti) and a few zoa. The rest is all lps, all of which are looking great but was wondering what my ideal alk should be as this is the first time i've...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    hey guys quick question. If I have my return pump restricted with a gate valve enough my hang on back overflow will adjust to it right? because i am loosing a lot of water in a day in the return section of my sump i think its just evaporation because it takes a day or so to get low.
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I am cycling my new tank and I am a little confused ..I thought the nitrates would not be measurable until the end of the cycle? My ammonia is between .50 and .25 nitrites are between 2 and 5 ( seems to have fallen slightly .. Yesterday at 5.. And nitrates between 10 and 20 Using API saltwater...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys, I have a 100 gallon rimless tank. I also hooked up the tunze ato. It seems like my water level is a bit high. How can I lower the water level in the display tank without triggering the ato? Maybe shut the ato off and then take water out and then turn it back on? I don't want to over...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    So I have uploaded a video for you all to check out you can see the unevenness in my tank. When I first put the tank on the stand it wasn't perfect, but I figured it was close. Little did I know that the "small" unevenness would be magnified to the point where the second overflow doesn't really...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    ok, i have been thinking about my next additions. my clowns have been in a month this tuesday and are doing well. they have started eating and otherwise appear perfectly healthy. water is in great shape except for 2 parameters. my pH is a bit low at 7.95-8.0. my nitrates are hovering at...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I just finish my stand for 75 gal and finally got a sump and the tank looks nice. My concern is my stand is not level, when i built the stand i made sure everything was right and level and it was. I place the stand in place and i couldnt get it level it was my floors are all ward my concern is...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I know, this question has been asked before and I have read and taken in that information, but it doesn't give me a conclusive answer for what I need to do. Lets start with how the setup is, I have a 75g tank with a 25g sump, my stand has a thin 1/8" mdf/plywood board on the bottom and my floor...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    well i was kind off scared because my ammonia level started to increase from 1.0 to 2.0 so I went to my LFS and they recommend me a new chemical that was new to stores it suppose to immediately starts your aquarium cycle and it reduces ammonia and nitrite also and it really work now my ammonia...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    how can I reduce my ammonia level? i did a test yesterday and it mark 1.0 and I want to know how do I get it to zero?
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I bought a new 90 gallon deep blue reef ready with this new patented flood gate, and cannot find out how to adjust the level. The flood gate is all the way up yet the water does not rise, does anyone know what the problem is?
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I'm in a double wide modular home with 3/4" plywood subfloors. A moisture barrier runs the length and I am alergic to insulation in a long term sort of way. I bought a 4x6x8 treated beam and 2 floor jacks, 200# of quickrete. The aquarium is 100g and stand is over 200# and will sit straddled a...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I would like to know how accurate the tank need to be level... sideways my tank is not 100% level but by not to much (see picture) does it critical? Thanks
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Been doing slot of research into setting up a sump in keep Reading that display tank level will stay constant since evaporation will take place in the sump which from my way of thinking is not true as more will evaporate from the displY since lights ect giving off heat. Am trying to understand...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hello Everyone...We are new to the hobby of Saltwater Tanks. We really do not know much about them at all. We set our tank up this weekend. We're wondering what are the proper nitrate and ammonia levels? What temp. do you recomend the tank be set at? Do certain fish like to "be together"? So...
  16. Reefing Equipment
    This is a real quick one. How far below the absolute top of your aquarium do you keep your water level?
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