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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I am currently in the middle of cycling a tank with fish. Hindsight tells me that was a bad idea but the LFS told me they were needed to start the cycle. Since then I have done regular water changes and fed them less often and they ammonia has stayed <0.3/4. This morning all of the ammonia was...
  2. Nano Reefs
    We are new to the salt water world. We started with a 20 gallon tank, set up 4 weeks ago. The tank contains 16 pounds of live rock, an inch and a half of sand bed and around 800 gallons per hour water movement. From what we were advised at our LFS and from what we have read is that as the...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hello to everyone, I am a new member of your community. I setup my reef tank 4 weeks ago. I am new to this hobby and this is my very first attempt with a saltwater aquarium. I've read so many information on the net but I am at a point of information overload. So far, I understand the basic...
  4. Crustaceans
    hey, was just wondering if any1 could give me some advice on how to lower my nitrite and ammonia levels fast? will my protein skimmer help at all? also i have a wolf eel acting a bit strange ie lying around when its usually pretty active. would this be associated with the elevated levels? all...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Instruction manuals
    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...
  8. Instruction manuals
    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...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    greetings, im going to have to admit, though ive had a salt watrer tank for well over a year and some, closer to 2, im am new and have no idea what im doing lol. my tank hasnt been anything spectacular, just eeking out a meger egsistance. its a 35gal, tank. no sump, running a rena xp2 system...
  10. 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...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, I have a 5 wk old tank that cycled 2 weeks ago. 175 litres, 13,000 ltr/hr circulation, 30kg live rock & protien skimmer. I added the following criters: 30 snails (mixed crew) & 35 Hermits (mixed crew) 3 days ago. Qtn: The crew have successfully eaten all the algee and I'm...
  12. 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
  13. nano build off 2008
    I've been a fresh water tank operator for a number of years but i'm finaly taking the jump to saltwater. I've got a 14 gallon biocube, its set up now stock, with live sand and live rock. its cycling. i'll probably be stocking it in a week or so. so is it best to put in soft corals first...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, I just had my Ammonia, Nitrate and nitrite levels tested in my reef tank and all came back as 0! That's the good news... The not so good news is that my pH came back as 8.1 I know if that if my aquarium was a "fish only" aquarium I could live with that but being a reef Should it not be...
  15. Reef Fish
    Hi all, Well it has been 2 weeks now since I introduced 3 good sizes of live rock to my 12 gal. cube and aprox. 4 weeks since I had water in it. I have been keeping a close "i" on things like the ammonia, nitrate and nitrite levels as well as pH, and S.G. I know it wouldn't be fare if I said...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone. I am new here. My name is Gary. All my life I had freshwater tanks. Now i have decided to take a big jump into making a saltwater tank. I have emptied out my freshwater tank and cleaned it out. I would like to know how to set up my tank. This is what I have: 55 Gal tank Emperor...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, here we go! After some long planning, timing and decision making the time has come. As promised, I have already started to get things going this past weekend and will have descriptive details and pictures through my every step. (As we all know how much everyone here loves pictures!)...
  20. Nano Reefs
    Hello everyone, I am new to these forums and I am glad to say that I finally decided to take up this great (but expensive) hobby. I went down to my local salt water store ( Tropical Fish Haven ) and purchased a 24gal Aquapod with the 150w Metal Halide, they had a unit in the front and I...
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