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  1. Freshwater Discussion
    hey guys sorry for so many threads but i want to make sure everything is done properly before stocking my tank. im about to get some neon tetras, but my water pH is around 7.5-7.8. i understand they do best in 7.0. so im thinking of using ph buffers, but i heard its best not to use them because...
  2. Freshwater Discussion
    is it a good idea to add some salt to a neon or cardinal tetra tank? my lfs owner said its good to add some. but i found that tetras are sensitive to salt. should i add some or no? if i should, how much? i have a 36 gallon tank. ill be starting out with either cardinal tetras or neon tetras. and...
  3. TRT Member Blog's
    Oh Cwap! I pushed the wrong button. I started a blog! What do I do? What do I do? Ahhhhhh! That's right no one can answer me here. Someone told me that. What else did they say? Cwap! I wasn't listening. Stay calm. It's just me and my thoughts. WHO SAID THAT?! Ah man! I'm not alone in here...
  4. Instruction manuals
    Aquarium Pharmaceuticals pH Test Kits Why Test pH? pH is the measure of acidity of water. A pH reading of 7.0 is neutral. A pH higher than 7.0 is alkaline, and a pH lower than 7.0 is acidic. Maintaining your aquarium at the proper pH ensures optimal water quality. Directions for Testing Low...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    So I saw this tank a while ago that had a small school of fish in his tank! I was thinking I could buy about 10-15 chromis's to make a school/group swimming together? What do you think, or should I do a different time of fish? I was thinking the chromis because for one they're cheap and...
  6. Emergency Info , MSDS and instructions
    Okay gang. as pointed out by ScruffyRubicon and seconded by marineduud. an area of Reef MSDS and i am thinking a instructuion manual area is a good idea. lets look at our reef equipment and things for or in our tank. the example for all of this was the OZONE accident. ScruffyRubicon gave this...
  7. General classifieds
    Heres a list of things I am looking to buy shortly. -(2) 55 gallon stands -CO2 system -(2) power compact 48 inch -sump tank for 55 gallon -120 gallon TALL stand -(2) canister filters capable of atleast 75 gallons. -Slate rock or any african cichlid rock(s) up to 60 lbs. -foreground tropical...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Ok...so some people have suggested that I go with freshwater for this tank...I am liking the idea a little better...hate to leave the void behind the bar. Can some of you give me some ideas for a nice freshwater set up that would be low maintenance (I don't think I want plants - don't want...
  9. Margaritaville
    Good Morning !!!! Have a great Weekend! :beer:
  10. General Reef Discussion
    well i was wondering what was your first setup ever mine was 3 years ago (reef tank that is) my real first setup was when i was about 10 years of age it was a 10 gallon fresh water tank with some green/black gravel with an undergravel filter and about 10 feeder goldfish oh yeah and a sunken...
  11. Margaritaville
    Good Morning Stooges!:wavey: And so it begins!:bawling:
  12. Nano Reefs
    I have a 3 gal eclipse that doesn't work well for even the few critters I have -micro stars and tiny feather dusters plus an anemone that is supposed to be a pest but i like him.It also has a ball of macro algae and live rock that has the good purple stuff on it I am going to buy an 8 or 12...
  13. TRT Member Blog's
    Blog Created for STAR FYRE
  14. General Reef Discussion
    well i just tore down my 75g ciclid tank. Now i have an empty 75 and was trying to come up with some ideas on what to use it for. it is not drilled but i can drill it. thinking of a species only tank. something that doesnt require a lot of light. i am open to ideas on saltwater or...
  15. Freshwater Discussion
    Well, I've decided to give up my oscar fish and his tankmates. Not a nice choice, but I'm spending a lot of time on maintenance of him NOW, and he's only half grown. Plus we're moving within a few weeks, I still work(though the stupid company decided to cut even full time employees down to a...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    When did you get into this hobby and why? Also when you first started how many gallons was it? Do you regret it?
  17. Margaritaville
    This is a private poll you do not have to post what you selected unless you want to. :beer: :beer: Tim
  18. Reef Build-Off 2007
    I'm going to combine a couple of posts here into my first post because I don't want any one to get too long. The first will be the past, second the present, and the third will be my entry's setup thread, the first two will explain why I am doing this. The past: As many of you know I am a...
  19. Freshwater Discussion
    I just moved my plants and fish from my 29 gallon to a new 60 gallon tank. Over the last few weeks the algea has gone crazy. The water is green and I have what appears to be rhodophyta algea.. Here are the tanks specs 60 gallon with 192 watt pc 6700K bulbs. CO2 system and a cannister filter...
  20. TCMAS Members only
    Thought I'd throw up a couple pix of the new digs. My Dad is in Arizona and requested the pix so I had to take a few...
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