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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.
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Do Ricordeas close up at night or is something wrong with my water or flow? Everything is testing at 0 but I dont know if the water flow might be too strong. It expands during the day but closes up during the night.
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