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  1. Skimmers & other filtration
    Every one says that I should not use the pleated paper canister filter that is part of my 75 salt water aquarium set up that has been in my attic for 25 years. That, along with the trickler filter and bio balls, was state of the art in the 80's. What is the problem with using such a...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, I'm new here and not quite adjusted to the posting format and search function, so forgive me if this question is asked frequently. I have been keeping mixed reef tanks for about 18 months and I am all about learning as much as I can from the pros. My question is: what kind of...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Alright so upon much reading, I am wondering if I need to just pull the cartridges or leave them running. I am fighting HA but trying to do as much as possible to remedy that problem. I am doing WC every two days, my params look great according to my LFS. I am running a skimmer and it is...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello again all. I am considering incorperating some filter socks into my sump. It is a oldfasion style wetdry with 2 drains comming from both corners of my 125. I have gutted it. I used to have the drip plate still in there with a pad but didn't like the noise it made with all the water...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I wrote earlier about a slight nitrate problem. After recent water change it is slightly improved and I vaccumed the gravel. Tank looks better if nothing else. Nitrates still elevated to 10-20ppm. I am now considering getting a canister filter to suppliment refugium. What is the opinion...
  6. The THINK Tank
    I have a 28 gal jbj nano cube. Would love to incorperate a filter sock but can not figure how to fit it in and which one to get that would work. Any thoughts? <!--IBF.ATTACHMENT_2232450--> <!-- THE POST --><!--IBF.ATTACHMENT_2232450--> <!-- THE POST -->
  7. Tank Specs
    I have a 30 long tank that I am wanting to set up as a reef tank. While I would prefer to get a t5 36x4 I can get a 96w x2 for less than half the price so thats probably the direction I will go. Probably get a maroon clown and perhaps a jawfish for verts. Inverts its hard to tell yet. I'm...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Just as the title suggests, I have a 10 gallon tank sitting unused in my garage just begging to be setup. I also have a brand new JBJ 70W HQI clamp light that I have never used yet. I'm not sure what to keep or what to do with this 10 gallon. Any suggestions out there???
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, I received an email message today from Pet Solutions about specials on Aquarium Cleaning Products. Well, it had a link to this product and I just had to take a look at it. Obviously curiosity got the better of me. :) I am wondering if anyone has ever seen one of these in person or even...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Can I take out LR with Green hair algea and cleaned it under tap water and put back into to tank ?
  11. Topic of the Week Archive
    For purposes of this discussion the following terms are used to describe certain things: Live Rock: This seems to be self-explanatory but it will include any DIY rocks, any type of actual rock that is used in a tank for a surface for the bacteria to live on. Wet/Dry media: This includes, but...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Is there anyway to reduce the noise of a HOB overflow? This is the model I have... http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+3579+18358&pcatid=18358 PF-300
  13. General Reef Discussion
    After extensive reading and gathering feedback, I've come up with a drawn plan for my "fish and invertebrate with live rock only" tank. Its kinda different from the norm, since 1. My overflow compartment does not have holes drilled in 2. I plan to reuse my canister filter despite incorporating...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have a couple of questions i was hoping somebody could answer for me. I have a 72 gal reef tank(3yrs old) with 90lbs LR. For filtration i use a 25 gal refugium with a dsb and chaeto, halimeda, mangroves, and 1 other macro i dont know the name for. The protein skimmer is a remora pro hob. For...
  15. Nano Reefs
    Hi Everyone, New to this website. I have a 6g Eclipse tank and wanted to do some lighting upgrades. I did a search and found that this was discussed back in 2005. Trying to find out what others have done. Any help would be much appreciated :dance:
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I have a question about Sea Apple behavior. Please spare me the "they'll nuke your tank" comments, as I fully understand the chances I have taken. (IMO I think most, only most not all, are made up or caused by powerheads) Anyways, I have had my Apple for about two weeks now. It made its way to...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I have been battleing a brown (algae) for over 6 months now. I can do a water change and a surface siphon and within hours the brown stuff starts showing up on my substrate...readers digest version of my tank is as follows....90 gal reef. NNR, protein skimmer and VHO(fairly new lights, within 3...
  18. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    my tank is filled with green algea and smells kinda funny. the tank was set up Feb 13 and has been fine till now. can it be that the tank is going thru its final cycling process? its never taken this long to cycle before. I have 125g tank, with 2 modified maxijet 900 powerheads, proclear skimmer...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Check out this link, it's this sock that you attach to your sump and it's a prefilter sock that is supposed to both filter and reduce noise. I'm making own DIY sump right now and thought I would incorperate this into the sump? Give me your guys opinion on this do you guys think it'll be better...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I've had my tank up and running for about 2 1/2 months now and I can't seem to get rid of ick. Here's what happened: I got ick from the first fish purchase I made, The whole LFS ended up with it. So I tried to treat it but ended up losing my fish. so I drained most of the water leaving the live...
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