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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone! I've got a little problem here. I recently purchased a 10 gal tank in order to use as a mixing bin for water changes. Previously, I was using plastic water containers. I've learned that I should be waiting longer before I place the new water in the tank. Normally, I would just...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Okay as this may be a stupid question, humor me anyways... I have a compact flourescent Coralife on my 75 gal. I am trying to add corals slowly, but I fear it is not enough light. Now I can't afford to buy a t5 setup or halide, and another compact for $200 is not practical for me right now...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    my lfs wonts to hook me up with 2 400 watt mh for my 140 gallon tank they have 2 new blubs at 14 k...... my question is would thows too lights run my 140 perfect ? thats what they are telling me and i cant beleave them all the time they were they same people telling me powercompacts would work...
  4. Margaritaville
    Good Morning Everyone!:wavey: Seems we are expecting more snow again today. What about everyone else?
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I dunno, I had an idea for a tank, but would have to build it to get it. I was wondering if anyone had any experience making them? I was thinking about trying the plywood/glass method since it looks like it'd be sturdy, but does the cost of the stuff to seal it make the project more expensive...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I want to get into reef keeping and I have a few Questions. I have a 30 gallon tank that I can use that has a cheaper skimmer and HOB that i can easily convert into a refugium. With this setup how much would it cost me to set up a "non fancy" nano reef? How much live rock? live sand? How long...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    In the up coming weeks I will be replacing my 95g tank same tank just being replaced under warranty since it cracked on the top pane What should I do differently this time around? A closed loop is out of the question. This is a softie/LPS set up Current set up is a sequence Dart for a return...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I want to buy a SLS tek T5 8ea 54watts per light fixture for my 120g. I am concerned about the center cross brace on the top of the tank. Will there be a shadow? And do you think 8ea 54 watt T5's will be too much light for a mixed reef, would I be better off with the 6 light fixture ?? ALso tell...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I have PC lighting right now. My two white bulbs work sometimes and sometimes they don't. They are new bulbs and we have changed a couple ballast, but I'm not sure both of these bulbs have a new ballast. Any way I am thinking of switching out to T-5s. I heard they are cooler to run and will give...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    OK I know some of you thought it was sacrilege that I tore my 450-gallon system down. Numerous issues compiled and aided in the decision. First off was the system itself. I think anyone who builds their first dream system will tell you that a lot more thought went into building it than...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    had a rock slide on saturday while trying to glue some frags ... went out on sunday & picked up another 100 lbs of lr. Picture scott took on 07/07/07 - BEFORE Picture i took this AM L -> R R -> L Middle shot
  12. General Reef Discussion
    http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewItem.asp?idproduct=ES53406 I was wondering if any of you use, or have used this fixture, and what your thoughts on it were. I am debating as to whether or not 1 would be sufficient for most corals in a 75 gallon tank, or if I should add a 2nd of these fixtures...
  13. 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...
  14. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Complete 400 W PFO setup with Ushio 10K BUlb with 50 hours burn on it so it is pretty much new. $150 firm.
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I have a thread under the Reef build off and I just realized that I have a 75 Gal not a 55gal tank. I have no idea what I was thinking .... is two dual 400 watt halides still too much light? I have a feelin that I am goin to end up using only one .... I don't want to fry my fish ... I just...
  16. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    :fish: Hello all,just wondering if anyone had any input on lighting manufactures.I;m currently running 260watt cf,2 65watt 12k ,and 2 65watt tru attinic bulbs.I;m going to replace my current bulbs in the future and just wondering which maufactures were best for my reef?And also should i stick to...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, I just became a member after reading for the last month... It seems that everyone has either an aquopod, or nanocube, or some other kit aquarium. Anyone with sucess in using a plane hagen 12x12x24 aquarium? I've read that i can customize it, but nothing will fit right. I...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I've been out of the hobby for several months and I'm starting up a 3 gallon nano tank and planning to keep easy zoanthid corals and calurpa algea. I have a 3 gallon eclipse system which has a small 6 watt T5 bulb in it. I'm wondering if this will be enough to keep the zoa's and calurpa alive...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I am looking for someone who has pics of pentagon and/or hexagon shaped tanks with really good lighting. I having a hard time finding lighting that I can mount on top of my 44gallon pentagon. I am currently using two 96watt Coralife fixtures. Any help greatly appreciated.
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