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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, This is my first post here so I would like to say that I'm very happy to be part of this community! I have recently set up my 2nd saltwater reef aquarium after taking down my first that I had running for a year and a half. I wanted something bigger and with better flow and...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    hello guys. i have a 180g reef tank with a 75 g sump. I've been having nitrates issues for a little while now,running at 5.0 ppm using api and now out of no where they have jumped to 20ppm!!! i have been doing water changes in 30 gallons increments. i recently did 3 water changes in a week...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    My frag tank is reading nitrates at 10. Two of my chalices have new deadspots. Besides a mass waterchange like 90% what's the fastest way to reduce nitrates? Super wet skim? Here is an example of one of the chalices:
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, :help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help: I'm once again doing battle with my arch nemesis-es, mr. nitrates and mr. phosphates and am about at wits end as to figuring out what is causing the issue...
  5. DIY Forum
    Im wanting to build a coil denitrator but the 3/8" hose Im wanting will cost approximately £25 does anybody Know a cheap uk supplier for the hose and or fittings? I want 25metres minimum Ta
  6. Reefing Equipment
    I'm looking to get my father a gift for father's day that will make it easier for him to maintain his tank. We currently have a 350 gallon LPS reef tank with too many fish too list so I've attached a picture.The tank is a joy to maintain and observe however we prefer the latter. My dad has...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I'm trying to troubleshoot the cause of a sudden spike in nitrates. It's at 40ppm. It has been at 0-5 for the past 2+ months (tank is 3 1/2 mos old). I've been using these filter pads since I don't have a skimmer...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Community! My tank is having serious Nitrate problems! Here are the facts: I have a 55gal viewing tank with a 30gal sump I have had this tank running for 1 year exactly I have 1x clownfish, 2x chromis, 1x mandarin, 2x kardinals, and 1x firefish in the viewing tank I have 2x peppermint...
  9. The THINK Tank
    I was looking around on some forums on how to get rid of nitrates and I saw this thread talking about reducing nitrates by dosing sugar! Apparently the sugar feeds the anaerobic bacteria in a aquarium. Has anybody tried this, and do you think it could actually work?
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hello Everyone, I am having trouble with my new tank cycle process. The tank is 55 gallons with a 20 gallon sump. The sump has an asm G1 skimmer in it. There is roughly 50lbs of live rock in the tank. The rock has been in there for almost three months now and was scrubbed prior to being put...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I need some help hear. My 100 gal has been up for 8 months now. lots of rock 150+ lbs. 100 lbs sand. lots of soft corals and lps corals. also 9 fish or so. Turbo snails 4,hermit crabs 20 or so, lots of little snails(at night) also lots of little bug like guys at night as well. 1000 watts of...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I decided to start a new thread from "Trouble in Paradise" because things are improving. Here are my updated stats, the reactor took out the phosphates... so I am very pleased with my purchase of the Phos-Ban Reactor! My PH dropped and so did my Alkalinity. I slowed down the supplementing and it...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Any validity to a turf algae filter? Looks pretty fun 2 set up. Anyone every try one?:freak: While we don't mind the occasional link to other forums if it supports your side of a discussion, You can't start a thread and link to your thesis on another site, cut and paste works well without...
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