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  1. General Reef Discussion
    so i always have this issue when i mix salt where i get about a pinch of calcium carbonate precipitate granules after mixing about 15 gallons worth in a rubbermaid, no matter what i try (cold temp mixing, tank temp mixing, heating during mixing and heating only after, aerating during mixing and...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi All, I'm designing a tank for our aquarium and have fallen in love with the iidea of placing Christmas tree worms in the tank. However I need to know what other species of fish and salt water animals would mix well with this polychaetes worm. Is anyone able to give me some ideas ...
  3. SPS Coral Forum
    I have seen some pictures of different types of Montipora growing together, and am wondering if only specific types will grow in harmony or all will. Attached is a bunch of pictures from Google! My tentative Idea is to get a bunch of small ($9.99) frags of common types of montipora (Red...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    What does everyone use for RO storage/ salt water mixing? I am undertaking a massive project to move my sump and everything into the basement below my tank, and I want to have a large tank for RO storage.
  5. General Reef Discussion
    What kinds of LPS and SPS corals can tolerate each other I've been wanting to have both types in my tank since I've finally got bright LEDS that can support SPS corals but i know LPS corals leach chemicals into the water that harm SPS and since SPS like cleaner nutrient poor water which can...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys. So, soon I will be filling my 47 gallon tank (4ft long, 1ft wide, 19inches tall) with saltwater. I have a couple questions about it before I get it started First, How do I make sure the temperature of the saltwater is correct? I know I need to run cold water through my RO/DI filter...
  7. Reefing Equipment
    I was wondering what kind of pump is good for mixing saltwater? Is there one that can siphon the water out of the mixing barrel into my tank? I will be mixing around 15 gallons for water changes. I still have to mix saltwater that will go into my tank which is 135 gallons.
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Can RO/DI water be mixed in the same container that it's stored in? Or will the container build up salt on it that could contaminate new RO/DI water that's put in for storage in the future?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    hello everyone I was wondering if its normal that all the salt does not get dissolved? I have been mixing some salt water in a 5gallon bucket and i noticed that not all the salt has been dissolved. I am using a power head and it seems like the salt just stays in one spot. its not all of the...
  10. Reef Fish
    Can I mix two regular orange and white ocellaris clownfish with one black and white ocellaris in the same 90 gallon tank? Will they fight?
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, i need to do a water change soon but i am running low on my preferred brand of coralife salt mix. i have another bucket of Instant Ocean salt mix a friend gave to me, would it be okay to mix the two brands together and do a water change? will any fish or corals be affected negatively?Thanks
  12. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    I am looking for a small powerhead to mix new saltwater in a 5 gal. bucket. What are the best brands of small powerheads with wide circulation?
  13. Reefing Equipment
    I have a 5Gallon bucket (from Ace) I use to make my saltwater for my bi-weekly changes. I keep several 1G Jugs full of RO/DI water for top off.. the RO/DI water is fine 0TDS, even in the jugs. Recently I'm having green alge growth, so I go to make a water change, putting the RO/DI water in...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Yesterday night I mixed my first batch of SW. I found it to be terribly frustrating:( I had my koralia moving my water around in there, also had an airstone. For some reason I had to add a LOT more salt than the box recommended, did this happen to anyone else?:bigeek:
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, I have searched this forum as well as Google to see if anyone has tried using both Kick ick and ick attack in their reefs together. I have read so many mixed reviews about the effectiveness of both these products. I was wondering if using them together might boost the...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    How long after adding salt to a batch of SW will a refracto give an accurate reading? I poured some RO/DI in to empty a jug and have to readjust the salinity. Its not for my tank its for cooking rock but I don't want to shock the bacteria in the rock. WOuld the caustic nature of freshly mixed...
  17. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    I have a fairy wrasse and would like to add a flasher wrasse. Any compatibilty issues with doing this?:help:
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