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  1. Marine Depot
    ClariSea Solves The Biggest Inconvenience Of Mechanical Filtration Our video review of the Gen2 ClariSea Automatic Fleece Filter by D-D
  2. Marine Depot
    Mechanical Filtration Sale Since we just tackled this topic in our latest video, what better time for a sale? Be sure to enter our KleanWater "Pure & Simple" Sweepstakes and check out the new Neptune Systems Apex Par Monitoring Kit!
  3. Marine Depot
    VIDEO: Mechanical Filtration Tips & Tricks Today we're talking about mechanical filtration—the filter socks, pads and sponges that remove waste before it fouls your aquarium water quality.
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Thoughts of shutting my tank down, husbandry has been somewhat lax in the DT. Dave asked for a picture of how I was using my sump to run GFO and carbon so hopefully this will clear things up a bit on how I'm doing just that. I had this sump custom built by Lifereef to be as versatile as...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    In the reef keeping world we tend to steer clear of any and all mechanical filtration. Why? Cause they build up detritus and lead to increased nutrients in the tank. Yet I see filter socks in a lot of reef tank sumps. What gives here? Why are we so against one style but ok with another?
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I finally picked up the Vortex Diatom filter I've been wanting to get. http://www.diatomfilter.com/products/diatom_xl_filter.htm I'm going to use it as a vacuum cleaner to get the seemingly endless grains of sand that keep blowing out of my rock since I did the FSB. I'm just going to use it...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, Firstly hello to everyone. Im new to this site, though not to the hobby, i've been an intrigued reader for years but finally decided to get registered. I note with interest the vast majority of people on this site have a reliance on skimmers. I should therefore make it abundantly clear i...
  8. The THINK Tank
    I'm new and have some very basic questions I hope to get some help with. I have a custom 166 gallon aquarium arriving this Friday. I have been working with a 55 for months now but have not needed a sump or skimmer due to the joy of maintaining with very frequent WC and plenty of patients...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    We just finished moving a couple of weeks ago. During the move I swapped from my 37 gallon cube to a 50 gallon breeder that had previously been my freshwater tank. I have a very light bioload, with about 50# of LR on a BB, two small fish, and some crabs a shrimp and one surviving snail. Setup is...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Just got back into the hobby after 15 years. I bought a used, completely set up 45 gallon tank, with 1 clown, live rock and sand and corals. System had been set up for years and I simply transported to my house. I am completely baffled because when I was in the hobby years ago I had a wet/dry...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    What's the best way to go about mechanical filtration w/o a sump? Right now all I have for filtration is LR and an AquaC Remora skimmer, I have a Hydor 425gph and an Aqua Clear 50 ph for flow. Will a HOB filter work for what I need? I was looking at Fluval's new C series filters, anybody have...
  12. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Hi everyone, I'm Matt... a student at JU, working on my bachelors and masters at the same time, should graduate (finally) in December. I just got hooked on SW a few weeks ago by a friend. Looks like you have a great group of Jacksonville reefers on here. Hopefully you can help a newbie like...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I started out trying to break into the Reefing world back in 03. I planned and planned, and even purchased a 75G tank, had it drilled, built a stand and canopy before my Industry and job at the time took a nosedive. I managed to keep a 5 Gallon Nano Tank for awhile, but eventualy it had to go as...
  14. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    Ok, so I thought I'd start a thread about my tank. I don't have any sweet pictures of a build because all I have is a sumpless 26g bowfront. It's nothing exciting, and it really looks like a bunch of rocks, but I guess they all do when they start out. The rock and sand are all dried out...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    here is my frogspawn at the store: about 3 days later: and now: front view: downview: also as you can see snails finally moved to the front.
  16. 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...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I currently have a 125 gal tank with 3 emperor 400's running in my fish only tank. no reef tanks in hawaii. I have decided I want to move to better filtration and I was wondering what size wet/dry I should get. specifically dimensions or gallon size of the bi-ball container. I know the sump can...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    So here is the deal, i went and bought a nice healthy flame angel the other say ( i have always wanted one! ) and this time instead of doing my water test before i added new livestock myself, i took down a sample to my lfs so they would test it for me because i figured they would be more precise...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys. My very post here, and its gonna be a pretty lengthy one. First, a brief intro to my fishkeeping history. I'm 24 this year, and have had a aquarium for most of the years. I dabbled in marine tanks for awhile, but that was 6 years ago when undergravel filters were still the rage. The...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, I did what everyone told me too, water changes, remove filter, water change.....and still my nitrates remain the same!!! someone please help.
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