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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hey! My name is Kat, I am a currently a Marine Biology Student in Sunny San Diego, California. I work for non-profit organization called Smartfin, which s a company that has censors in surfboard fins to collect nearshore data, such as pH, Salinity, and Temperature. I do the calibrations of the...
  2. Lighting
    Hi, guys ~ a couple of years ago I downloaded a research paper on light/spectrum in the ocean. It had very usefull graphs and focussed a lot on UV light (showing that at depths of between 5 meters and 30 meters almost half of the light measured is UV). It was one of the subscription research...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, So right now, my tank is about 1.5 weeks into it's Nitrogen cycle. Currently the only thing growing on the live rock is orange algae. My buddy just got back from the Bahamas and brought home two rocks from the ocean that I was wanting to add into the tank. Would this cause problems...
  4. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    Dear All Just want to share some critical datapoint that really made a huge difference for me. I had two Aquamedic OceanRunner internal pumps in my sump - the 6500 and 3500 models. I use the 6500 to pump water to the display tank, and the 3500 for the chiller and refugium. This is what I...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Can i go to somewhere and take a peice of rock from the ocean or a fish from the ocean and slam it into my aquarium or is it a bad idea should i just stick to buying it from my lfs
  6. General Reef Discussion
    so my local club started a thread like this and we have a total volume of almost 31,000 gallons combined. TRT is much bigger and i want to see how many gallons of combined total water volume we have in our homes, ill start. lets try to get everyone 90DT+30fuge+20frag=140 TRT TOTAL: 140 gallons
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I mixed up some water and let it sit at same temperature as my tank for quite a while but the salt won't dissolve all the way. The salinity is also reading very low and the salt seems to be floating in the water column and on the surface, not sinking to the bottom. I added salt to my water, not...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I live on long Island, if I go off a pier I can get water but it is a little dirty. My father in law is putting his boat in the water I can get clean water a couple of miles out just curious about during the winter. I was thinking of letting it settle in buckets for a couple of hour or...
  9. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    My wife picked a couple of these up on a trip to the beach this week. Any idea on what they could be?
  10. General Reef Discussion
    This is a funny question, but Im heading to San Fran tomorrow and have about 8 hrs to kill while my father deals with his surgery. I havent bought my sand yet for my 110 so Im curious...what if I brought a Ice chest and got some sand from the ocean for my tank lol. Cant get any fresher right...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Does anyone know the dosage for the instant ocean sea salt?
  12. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Just curious if any of you ever collect water or rock etc. directly from the ocean. We are heading to the family beach house today and figured I'd see what your views are on it.
  13. General Reef Discussion
    http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/underwater-junkyard-18676774
  14. Margaritaville
    Has anyone here put a rain garden in their yard? I started to consider one after I hooked up the RO/DI at the new house and had it drain the waste water into the basement sump. Since the water is draining outside away from house, I noticed how much the extra water was eroding the ground...
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