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  1. General Reef Discussion
    hey every body as some of you may know i am breaking my tank down to restart it due to real reef rock leeching phosphates and killing thousands upon thousands of dollars in live stock and i kinda want to try a calcium reactor because b ionic is just getting much to expensive i was looking at the...
  2. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    Almost new, used on a few water changes only. $60 OBO
  3. General Reef Discussion
    So my friend asked me to come over and look at his tank he recently moved all his rock around and added a bunch of frags. some of them are doing great other not so much. He seems to have a few issues going on. 90 gallon tank been up for a few years, sump/refug/ skimmer. does 15 gal water...
  4. Reefing Equipment
    What is the "best" and quietest return pump for my system I am building. I've not yet completed the plumbing. It's a 120g Oceanic 48x24x24 with dual overflows and returns. My sump is a Trigger Systems 36x15x16 Ruby and inside is a Vertex Omega 180i skimmer. I also have 2 BRS reactors running...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, so how do you test for these minerals? I have corals and scallops and snails, anenomies, crabs, hermits,and sponge. Just wondering ??
  6. General Reef Discussion
    New guy here. Actually only 8 months into the saltwater world. Pretty much only going by the seat of my pants through the whole thing, but have been doing good so far. My situation as of right now, is I just found out that my Alk, Mag, and Cal are low. For the last 8 months, I have had no...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    hi sorry to revive this thread but i just checked my mag and calc and they are abit high i think. calc 475 mag 1370 are these levels ok? just would like to make sure. also i have a temp issue in the morning the temp is 76.7 and by the afternoon its 77.4, evening then 77.5 to 78 at night just...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I have recently purchased a 190 gallon tank (60X24.5X29.5). Last weekend I filled it with live rock, live sand, and water. The tank, sump and all plumbing came with the tank. It has 2 corner overflows w/ dursos. The sump came with a skimmer and a return pump. The return pump that came with it is...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I have raised my mag by using epsom salt to kill bryopsis. It worked. My mag is at 1,800. I did not raise it more than about 50~75 ppm per day. But ALL of my inverts have died. Snails, Hermits, 2 pep shrimp.... Is this what did it? All other params are in line... Ammonia and nitrite~0...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Tank Specs: 55 Gallon drilled tank with single corner overflow 10 Gallon sump Coralife 125 Super Skimmer (hang on sump) 1/2" return line (~4ft from pump to return over the overflow and 3 90 degree elbows) 1" drain line with durso stand pipe Mag 2 return pump Goal: Maximize sump flow to better...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Title says it all
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  12. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    I need a mag 18 or 24 let me know
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  13. General classifieds
    Hey i have highend zoas to choose from, Im not coral farm. Im just a person, Im cleaning out my tank and parting it out, Im selling lots of corals from $12-$20 max. Colonies are availible, Frags are also. Hit me up with a PM. I have whats in your mind. Just let me know, Thanks.
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Calcium is 420/alkalinity is 5.02, 14dkh/ Magnesium is 1170. How do I fix this? Do I just add a Magnesium supplement? What are the normal range for all 3 categories?
  15. DIY Forum
    I'm trying to find a cheap DIY way to add Calc and Magnesium to my reef tank. I have a 60 gal mixed reef with a 10 gal sump. I do have a five gallon jug for A.T.O and use the Aqua Lifter Pump with a float valve to turn on/off. Is there any way I could add supplements to the ATO container? If...
  16. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    Well I have everything to get my 75 gallon up and going except for a pump for my sump. I have an undersized skimmer and dont want to have to much flow to overload it. (Vertex 80). I have a Mag 9.5 that I tried on it from my 125 gallon planted tank I am also setting up. It worked but noisy...
  17. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    Anyone know how to tell the difference between the Mag 12A and 12B models? I bought the one I have used and after several months the ceramic impeller shaft has broken. To order a new one I need to figure out whether I have the A or B model. There aren't any markings on the outside or inside...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I've had my pump running for about 2 1/2 years and now if the impellor stops at the wrong spot it won't start. I have to open it up and reposition the impellor. The pump has been cleaned. I am wondering if one of the coils was fried or if it has a capacitor for starting maybe that got fried...
  19. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    I purchased a Mag 9.5 for the return on my new 50 gal with sump. I have a Octopus 150 skimmer which claims 530 GPH, so I am relizing the 9.5 may be a little overkill. My main concearn is heat and a little less concearn is noise. I have read the Eheims are cooler running than the mags. If so...
  20. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    I have a Tunze 6101 with a 6080.50 magnet mount and a 7091 controller for sale. $300 for all three obo. Also a Mag 12 for $60. Here's a link for the Tunze model that I have. http://www.reeffx.com/tustkitts.html Please reply at [email protected]
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