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  1. The THINK Tank
    So my uncle set up a tank that uses heating coils placed under the substrate to create convection currents that move through the gravel. In his system this is to provide nutrients to the roots of plants but I was thinking about what effect this might have if used in conjunction with a DSB or...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    So I built a plenum, and harvested some sand... And this is what it looks like...
  3. Labs 10-11-11

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  4. General Reef Discussion
    I am setting up a new 125 tall and plan to go with a plenum and 4" bed of carib sea. Have had great luck with the handy reef in the past, but everyone here where I now live either have bare bottom or berlin systems and they all say that is it better for the long haul. Has anyone used the...
  5. 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...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I am setting up a 72 Gallon Bow Front tank and was planning to use 2 Hydor Koralia Water Pumps (1 each in the rear corners). Any suggestions on which ones to use (the model 1, 2, 3, or 4) Koralia 1 = 400 gph Koralia 2 = 600 gph Koralia 3 = 850 gph Koralia 4 = 1,200 gph I would like good...
  7. DIY Forum
    Im making a DIY plenum system for a 220g and followed the cutlist on the GARF website, but i couldnt find nylon screening anywhere. We ended up with fiberglass mosquito netting stuff, but i cannot find any info on whether or not its safe in reefs... anyone got any ideas?
  8. General Reef Discussion
    well i would like to no how old your tanks are and what changes have u seen with time in your reefs/fo/fowlr tanks
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I stumbled onto GARFs method of reef keeping and it appears to be working for them. Check out the link below, I would love to hear your comments on this. http://www.garf.org/38/bullet3.html#START%20WITH%20EMPTY%20AQUARIUM
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I am thinking about settingup my 40g tank and I was thinking of using this product and was curious if anybody has tried it. http://www.garf.org/ :rotflmao:
  11. Acropora millepora (right) 1/12/07

    The right-most strawberry Acropora millepora as of 1/12/07
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Today! i walked into my LFS just to pick up some food & the Fish dept Mgr, called me over and said well we got a new display tank because they thought the old one was leaking, well after replacing it, when they were tearing it down they found that the only thing that was wrong was the bulkhead...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I have read here and there that some ppl siphon thier sandbeds. How many of you do this? No one I know ever bothers.
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Who here thinks it would be totally crazy to use and under gravel filter for a high nuetrient system? I know, I know, nitrates/trite right?? Well a healthy water change regiment should take care of that. Wouldn't ya think? Running reversable powerheads on the uplift tubes would provide ample...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Well Guys & Gals i finally found the sweet spot for my Seios and maxi Jet 1200's, 2 x 820 Seios blowing to the front of the tank, Maxi 1200 far right blowing to the rear, Maxi jet 1200 to the far left blowing to the front, Maxi jet 1200 lower rear center with 14" spraybar behind the rock blowing...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone. I am about ready to start my first tank. I'm a little confused on this topic. My friend has a 120g established reef tank. He is basically where I get all my info from. I have been coming to this site for awhile and am starting to get some conflicting info. My Friend has crushed...
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