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  1. General Reef Discussion
    So, I came across a video of a known LFS interviewing Dr Tim about his One and Only Nitrifying Bacteria product. I know most everyone here recommends the store bought shrimp method for kicking off a new tank cycle, but wondered if others had used this and what you thought. Also, I'd like to...
  2. The THINK Tank
    This topic is sort of related to my recent disastrous with 5g tank. It cracked at 3 am this morning and I have to mopped my living room. Straight to the question: I was just thinking and hoping to prove if my logic is correct. 5g tank with fully cured live rocks & 5 inhabitants. -- this...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi TRT! it's a nice day here in LA. I was wondering... Does sea Chem stability really work? My 20 gallon is fairly new and I would like to add it to my tank.
  4. General Reef Discussion
    So I'm not quite sure how to ask this question or even know if I will understand the explanation...maybe if I explain my situation. My tank is 4 months old. It's a 30g with a 20g sump. I have LR, a shallow sand bed, and a protein skimmer. I've got pretty good circulation (Return pump moves...
  5. The THINK Tank
    Can anyone tell me where to find out what the nitrifying bacteria are in a saltwater versus a freshwater tank? I.e. what are they called. (Not got very far with googling). Someone told me to put my rock in some freshwater in order to tempt out and trap a hitchhiking mantis shrimp. Now I am...
  6. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    corn syrup,sugar,apple puree concentrate,water,modified corn starch,gelatin,citric acid,ascorbic acid,coconut oil artificial flavor,color added,carnauba wax these are the ingredients of the disney finding nemo fruit snacks my 3 year old son dumped in my sump i didnt find out till my water looked...
  7. Tank Specs
    Hello, everyone! I'm new here and didn't see a newcomer's thread so I'll use this to introduce myself and my tank. I'm Barb, and my tank had LR put in on April 21, 2008. It's already loaded with corals. I've found I have no patience whatsoever, but I'm working on that! I live in Ohio, have four...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    So I have a 125gal with 10 fish, 45lbs live rock, hermits and cleaner shrimp. they got ich so I moved them to my 55 gal and have been treating with copper. all signs of ich gone . I am keeping them in the 55 for 4-6 weels to let the main tank go fallow/ run fallow?. anyway my question is when I...
  9. The THINK Tank
    I called it an HRDSB to distinguish it from an RDSB. HRDSB is a Hikk Remote Deep Sand Bed. What I am referring to is a 5G bucket setup such as this one: http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=595109&perpage=25&pagenumber=1 Anybody used one or know anybody who has used one to...
  10. 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...
  11. Instruction manuals
    Instant Ocean Saltwater ReefMaster Test Kit pH Test Range: 7.8 to 8.6 Use: Monitor pH and identify the need for water changes or the addition of buffer to maintain proper pH. In addition to nitrate, aquarium nitrification (conditioning) also produces acid. The acid depletes buffers and results...
  12. Instruction manuals
    Red Sea Test Lab Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate Test Kits Introduction to the Nitrification Process As fish digest their food they produce ammonia as a waste product. In solution the total dissolved ammonia changes between two forms, the toxic ammonia (NH3) and the relatively harmless ammonium...
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    Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Ammonia, Nitrite & Nitrate Test Kits Ammonia Test Instructions Why test for Ammonia? Fish continually release ammonia (NH3) directly into the water through their gills, urine, and solid waste. Uneaten food and other decaying organic matter also add ammonia to the...
  14. Instruction manuals
    Seachem Saltwater Basic Test Kits Reef Special Kit Instructions for Phosphate Test Fill sample pipette to base of bulb with aquarium water to be tested. Dispense into a test cavity of the test plate. Add one drop of Phosphate Reagent 1. Add 2 drops of Phosphate Reagent 2. Stir briefly with...
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    pH Test Instructions Saltwater pH Test Instructions 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. Marine fish and invertebrates require a pH between 8.2 and 8.4. Maintaining the aquarium at...
  16. Instruction manuals
    Red Sea 5-in-1 Master Test Kit For Marine Aquariums Why test for pH and Alkalinity? 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. The ability of water to withstand changes in pH is called buffering...
  17. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I am upgrading to a 75 gal. I want to put a sand base in the bottom of the tank. Any certain product I should use? Will sand from the beach work? Also trying to design my sump. I have a wet/dry sump that was on an old 120 gal and a 10 gal tank. I was thinking I could tie the two...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I personally do not have a pistol shrimp or a watchman gobie for that matter, but I love their relationship with one another. Of course most people seem to have a clown and anemone, which is also quite interesting. I was always curious....do the clowns get a really nice physical...
  19. Nano Reefs
    Opinions Please! On a run yesterday in the new neighborhood in Koreatown, jogged into the LFS at the end of the street and got inspired. So I've got a setup going on a 10g reeftank, just want to make sure I'm good to go. Despite my readings here, I pretty much let the nice, helpful man sell...
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