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  1. Atlanta Reef Club
    I was going to start a 180 gallon system; however I simply don't have the time for this project. I currently have my 29 gallon Nano that I am going to be keeping, but not the 180 gallon system. I will ship all items; however you will be responsible for shipping and handling charges. I will...
  2. General classifieds
    I was going to start a 180 gallon system; however I simply don't have the time for this project. I currently have my 29 gallon Nano that I am going to be keeping, but not the 180 gallon system. I will ship all items; however you will be responsible for shipping and handling charges. I will...
  3. 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...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Ok- I have a dirty little secret- I still have a sump chamber full of biballs. I want to remove them primeraly for more space in the sump to put my skimmer. However, I have had tanks rash in the past from removing bioballs. Whats a good way of removing them? What do I depend on for...
  5. Nano Build-Off 2007
    Ok here is the plans for my nano if i decide to continue with it:thumbup: It will be a learning experience as well as fun. I have a 10 gallon that will be home to mushroom's and GSP's. I will have one fish not sure on the kind maybe a chromis or a damsel. Specs: 10 gallon tank HOB filter...
  6. SPS Coral Forum
    I just want to prep you folks for an issue that I will elaborate on later, game is on soon and I intend to watch. I just purchased 12 frags, I know probably stupid to do. Well they are bleaching really bad. I think that 3 are gone and more are heading that way. I tested the water today...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I think my sand needs to be replaced already. It is new less than 6 months! The left side looks fine(under tank). The right side has huge empty bubbles with sand on top of the bubbles. From underneath the sand around the bubble looks hard and you can see green algae spots or something too. How...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    ok so i am really sure that i asked this before..but i cant seem to find it and i was going to order some tests that way i dont have to travel 30 mins to the pet store to get my water tested so again... what tests to i need to get and wheres a good link to them.
  9. General Reef Discussion
    FYI - My plans are for 1 main fish, a few small fish, and lots of corals. Tank specs are in my sig. Filter media. See pic. It looks like rubber bands. Good, bad, so-so. If bad or so-so what do I do? Protien Skimmer. See pic. Is there supose to be an air line hooked to the pump? The only air...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Well, my tank has been up and running for about 2 months now. I have nothing except for a few snails and 90+ lbs of live rock. For some reason I CAN'T get my nitrates down. My salifert test kit shows a constaint 50 ppm no matter what I do. Last weekend I did a 10 gallon change. During that...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I just received my salifert calcium/alk/amonia and nitrate test kits in the mail. I'm confused on the calcium test. (haven't tried the alk yet, hope I'm not confused with that one.....) I don't understand the whole blue color part of the second to last step. My noob question is, should the...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    My tank is 3/4 full of freshwater. Heater is on: The temp is running a bit high 27 - degree Powerheads are on lights are on Filter is not yet running can i add the seachem reefsalt now, or wait until the tank is full & canister filter is running? How long after the salt is added &...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I recently set up a 90 gal/30 gal sump setup w/ 40 lbs of live aragonite and 80 lbs of cured Solomon/Tonga LR. After 10 days, I tested Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate levels w/ Salifert test kits and came up with zero for Ammonia/Nitrite and ~25 for Nitrate. The skimmer took a few days to break in...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    When I got the 46gallon tank, I bought Hagen's Master Test Kit. That kit incuded tests for nitrate, ammonia, phosphate, calcium, iron, nitrite, ph high, ph low, and carbonate. Now that that tank and all its supplies are gone, I'm starting over with my 90 gallon, so I'll need new testing...
  15. TCMAS
    I'm selling all of my stuff, make me an offer for any or all. If anyone wants a photo, let me know. Everything is used, unless otherwise specified. I'm in Lino Lakes. I can ship or you can pick it up anytime. Sold individually - Precision Marine in-sump Protein Skimmer with Rio 2100 (2630...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    hi all, to start, my tank is a 30 xtall with 15gal sump. currently i have an aquac remora, cls powered by mag12 and a return powered by mag9.5. it has been cycling for the past 6weeks and 2days. i have been stuck with nitrite for about two weeks now. it is still at 0.25ppm. my ammonia is at...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I recently purchased the SeaChem Marine Basic test kit (pH, alkalinity, free/total ammonia, nitrite, nitrate) and the SeaChem Reef Special test kit (phosphate, silicate, iodide and iodine). So far I have been happy with them but I don't have experience with any other brands. Is SeaChem is good...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I am finishing my basement and mounted my 55g into a wall. I have never done a reef tank before and here is where I’m at so far. I just filled it up with water the other day and put in 130# of OldCastle play sand. Now that the sand storm is starting to clear, there seems to be a thin layer of...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    OKay I did a few searches and came up with salifert and seachem of being good Well I want to get some good kits namely for iodine calcium alk phosphates trates,trites and ammonia and also a good PH meter Any recomendations for each such as a particular brand for a particular test? anything...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I am currently entering the 4th week of cycling my 60 gallon reef tank but my amonia readings have always read 0.1 with no sign of increasing. My nitrite & nitrate is also showing no signs of increasing either even though I have live rock 3 leather corals a peppermint shrimp & a hermit...
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