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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello TRT, I have had my 90 gal mixed reef tank with a handful of sps and lps frags setup for about 11 months now and can't seem to get rid of the green algae growing on my glass. Phosphate is reading zero on Salifert test kits but I know I have PO4 as I have to clean my glass about twice a...
  2. Tank Specs
    12G JBJ NANO CUBE DX WITH NEW UPGRADE(REFUGE/OVER SIZE SKIMMER) :nuts:
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so if anyone can help me it would be great....my tank is about 4 months old and everything was fine and dandy but about 2 weeks ago something that looks like moss started to grow on some of my rocks and its spreading like wildfire. how do i get rid of it i dont want that it has already half...
  4. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Anyone know what kind of algea this green fuzzy stuff is and how the best way to get rid of it?:doh:/Volumes/NIKON D40/DCIM/100NCD40/DSC_0003.JPG
  5. General Reef Discussion
    i never thought I would see this. I run a Current 150g rated recirc skimmer, 25w AquaUV, all run off a mag 500. My nitrates were always low at around 10-15 but I have offically reached 0. I double checked this with both my Salifert and API test kits. Even if its .000001 I am cool with that...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Alright a filter sock is 7 micron, the first pre-filter for a RO unit is 5. So what size particle is a skimmer targeting? And at what point does the bateria break it down into actual N and Ph? In theory it is more then likely that there will be a breakdown or water changes (other then adding...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I have been running a small amount of Rowaphos in one of my reactors all the time, changed out every 2 weeks, as preventative maintanence. Recentley I've been reading that if your phosphates are testing at zero than you don't need to be running it and it can actually be harmful to your corals...
  8. The THINK Tank
    I really stink with chemistry and I have no idea if this if a very involved question...but here it goes....Is orthophosphate related to regular phosphate? I'm asking because although I really don't have algae, like hair algae etc. I do have green rock...and I find my alk constantly rises so...
  9. nano build off 2008
    I know,.. I know. I said I wasn't getting involved, but then I got this idea :doh: The situation is that I have a 10G that's in my wall and has been empty since June when I gave away all the plants that were in it. I will enter if: 1. I have everything I need laying around. 2. I can design...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    when some one gets live rock from the ocean u should cook them for acouple weeks ive read...... what if u get rocks and let them dry out and use them as base rocks adding the live rocks after would the rocks still have harmful phosphates once they have dryed?
  11. General Reef Discussion
    FIRST< LET ME SAY, "THIS SITE IS AWESOME!" I have a question about setting up a sump/Refuge tank. I am looking to build a 3 section sump, one for refuge, one for skimmer and the return. However I keep seeing different options for the layout. 1. All water flows in to the tank with a skimmer...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, <O:p</O:pMy new set up has a pretty big sump (55gal) and lots of room for my refugium. Currently the fuge area has a DSB, a few chunks of LR and some Cheato lit by 40w of 6500k. There are quite of few almost microscopic copepods buzzing around in there also. So what else do you...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Can someone tell me whats causing phosphates in my New 33g tank, it stayed stable & reef ready for over a month while rock was IN the tank, cured reef bone NOT live rock. i do not over feed, no filter feeding corals, not adding plankton or marine snow, doing water changes, skimming aggressivly...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    After some advice from Geoff .. thanks :), and my need to allow myself to do lager water changes out of my sump I have picked up a new 38 gallon tank. I am going to build a new sump out of it, and once complete, replace my existing 30 gallon. Here is my plan, if you see anything that I may have...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    My 5.5 gallon Nano is full of flatworms :( now for the questions Are they a harmful pest or just ugly? Are they harming my corals? Where do they come from and what are they eating? <TABLE cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=2 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=tddetails vAlign=top...
  16. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Since filament algae seems to be a common problem and having seen a number of animals suggested for its control, such as hermit crabs and sea urchins, I decided that instead of draining my one gallon desk top tank and starting from scratch, that I would try to find an animal in the wild that...
  17. Reefing Equipment
    Okay, so I am reading too much good information about all of these things, but don't know much about them, and want to get a good handle on them before I go too crazy modifying my setup. What are the differences between Sump, Overflow, and Refugium? How does the water get from the display...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    well I started my refugium and need some micro algae, I went to my LFS and he said "oh someone just drop this off do you want it." He gave me the bag and I put it in my refug. Lucky I didnt start cycling it my my tank yet. I just put the outlet hose in the opening of my refug. and let that cycle...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    ok, I am working on setting up my 29 gallon SPS mixed reef. I want about a 3" sand bed, but I am not sure what type of sand to go with. Is there a particular grain size that is better than others? I am going to have a lot of flow (2 x tunze 6025's and a mag 7 return pump through a SCWD)...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Just wanted to know to see if I could transfer some cheato from my nano that has new fish in it, to the out flow of my cpr back pac on my main tank. For added waste removal and bubble difusing.
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