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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I recently converted a freshwater ten gallon aquarium to saltwater. I added crushed coral substrate from an established saltwater system at work (petco). The filter is a Whisper 30-60 that does 340gph. I am running 30 watts of lighting. No heater. Temperature is at 77*F. Salinity is at 1.022...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hello I am helping to set up a 120 Tenacore aquarium with a friend. We have everything going. I am an avid FRESHwater fishkeeper so I understand that the Ammonia duringthe first few weeks is normal but DEADLY to most organisms. We are running around 4 ppm of NH3 and NH4+ in his saltwater tank...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, currently I have a 125g FOWLR tank with 45lbs live rock and a wet/dry sump with bioballs. I know the bioballs are bad, and currently am slowly removing them from the sump, but I would like to add live rock in their place. Does the live rock need to be completely submerged? or can I keep...
  4. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    26 bowfront I'm slowly (stinking budget!) getting pieces together to set up my tank. Just wondering if anyone has a decent submersible heater laying around that you would be willing to part with? I have a 26g tank, so I think a 100w would work... Let me know! Thanks, Casey
  5. Topic of the Week Archive
    Cycle part 2 to continue on with the last Bi weekely discussion on the cycling of our tanks. first part tank is all set up, water, salt , Live rock, parameters are where they should be. IS this the end of the cycle?
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I got bad hair algae :angry:so I'm gonna cook my rock along w/some reef bones I've got. 1. will the LR make the dry rock "live"? 2.Can I add reef bones to replace old rock in display? 3. Should I move corals/inverts to a frag tank of some sort in case of spike till everything is cooked? 4.do i...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I know the bioball issue comes up all the time, but I couldn't seem to find an answer... How do I know when I have enough lr to remove my bioballs? I recently upgraded from a 55 to a 110 and only have about 30 lbs of lr. The lr was not all added when I first started sw tank. I started with a...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    G'day Guys, I have a newly established 425 liter display tank, including a 2 foot sump. I have 60 kg of LR. A dozen SPS corals. 1 Hermit Crab. 5 fish. A couple of days ago my Blue Tang took ill (is still fighting for his life), I had a spike of 0.5 of ammonia and my nitrates were high at 30...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    do you have to replace live rock at all or will it be fine in a reef environment forever. mine is almost 3 years old. also is it ok to use standard rocks as a base under the live rock or in the back or would that be bad??????
  10. General Reef Discussion
    looking for input and advice on running a wet/dry filter with my reef tank and live rock. if not what should i do to filter my tank????
  11. Topic of the Week Archive
    Well it is the start of the new year and the start of the bi weekly discussion's. we all know they tend to run a little longer sometimes... just to let any one who is not familiar with the bi-weekly. at any time you can post and ask or share knowledge, i just ask that you dont jump too far...
  12. 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...
  13. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Hello Lady and Gents I am very new to the saltwater hobby I am crossing over from Freshwater. I just got a 110 gallon tank. I have a sump, and overflow. What should I do to get started and what else do I need in my tank???
  14. General Reef Discussion
    what is it, what does it do, why would you do it, and how do you do it? i am assuming i dont set the oven to 450 and let them in for 40-45min??????????
  15. General Reef Discussion
    So...I just have to ask...what is the big controversy on BioBalls. I see many who say "Get those out ASAP," but I'm curious as to why. So far all I can get is people to tell me "they'll crash your tank!" (I'm the kind of guy who needs a more through answer.) :) Looking forward to hearing...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    My uncle is giving me a 70 gallon reef tank with all his corals and live rock lights,skimmer , sump ,sand and all the other goodies that come with it . I'm going to get new sand for it since it's 3 years old and problem ready for a change anyways . i don't really want to take any chances with...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Sorry i cant post pics atm because my camera is broken, but basically i have a 75 gallon fish only tank, (planning to add coral asap), and on the filtiration i have a CA 1000 canister filter and a seaclone 100 protien skimmer, i want to add a sump and refuge but i seriously dont have room, the...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I'm cooking about 150 pounds of rock in my garage and the circuit for the heater/powerhead tripped last night. The temperature is 62 degrees. At that temperature, would the bacteria have died?
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I am still debating on the LR purchase and where to get it from. I can get it locally and cured for about $8-9 a lb x 45 lbs - $360 Online they range from $200-300 for 45 lbs shipped and then I still need to cure the rock for a few months. Do you think its really worth the $100 difference in...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Ok - so I just got home and my coral beauty is dead! I just got him last Thursday, and this is my first dead fish so I'm totally freaking out! I think that my LFS sold him to me way to early (he had just gotten him in and I knew that - so I shouldn't have gotten him) and I think he was WAY to...
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