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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Here is an update on our planned fuge and how it will connect to the overall system: Our refugium is meant to simulate a biotope that in the wild would be related to a coral reef ecosystems. Our biotope refugium is a tropical Pacific estuarine refugium connected to our 30-gallon near-shore...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I got a second area / divided sump that I was thinking of adding another skimmer too, space is an issue so I was thinking either the BM 160 or the tunze I can't find much info/pics on either really. Whats the scoop with these two skimmers?
  3. General Reef Discussion
    do the birds nest and the rest of the small polyp stony corals require MH lights? or could i get away with t-5ho's?? my tank is: 29 gallon tank wetdry up to 75 gallon protien skimmer (not sure make) t-5ho 48watt total (current Nova Extreme) 40 lbs of live sand 7 lbs of live rock (adding when i...
  4. Reef Fish
    this thread is about reef fish in the hobby that we don't see everyday . so fish like yellow tangs , blue tangs , royal grammas , manderin fish , ( you get the picture ) don't count . now if its a fish that seems readily avialible , but due to cost or the feelings that they are not durable fish...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I really am not satisfied w/ my ASM G2. It is really crammed into my sump and hard to adjust, sometimes it pulls great, sometimes too much, sometimes too little. Plus I'm not sure its enough for a 118g. I know about the mesh mod and gate valve mod. The mesh mod would help w/ it pulling, but...
  6. Western Maryland Reef Club (WMRC)
    On Saturday, April 14th 2007 we will hold our annual spring event. This is an all day event featuring 2 speakers, food, vendors, large raffle, etc. This year our speakers will include: Biography: I am a natural historian of sea anemones with strong interests in coral reefs, the deep seas...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Can I have one? Do they move? I have only shrimp and crabs right now. A Clarki and LTA would have their own tank (Since I lost my little angel!:cry: )
  8. General Reef Discussion
    so, is it ok if i get one of each of the fish that i have mentioned? clown gobies citris/greens, cardinals, blennies, and maybe just clownfish? how many of each? how many crabs/shrimp/starfish? <!-- / message --><!-- sig -->:beer:
  9. General Reef Discussion
    G'day we have had smaller and i mean smaller tanks but want to take the step to a full blown reef, am looking forward to the chanllenge both my wife and i love the whoe eco system idea. We have a pretty good budget for this and will be doing a tank project at a time Have started planning a 10ft...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I bought an Emperor 280 and a Red Sea Prizm Protein Skimmer (not the deluxe). The filter was $66 and the Protein Skimmer was $150. I didn't really know much and I was just excited to start a reef tank in my 50 gallon tank. In looking online I see that the protein skimmer not only sells for $75...
  11. Atlanta Reef Club
    Well all I am ordering frags tomorrow. Anyone ever order any frag packs from anywhere? I am going to order from Dr. Mac unless anyone knows of any better deals or has been really really impressed with a frag pack order. I am ordering from the below packs. I am going to order a 12 from pack 2...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Good morning from Wisconsin.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> HELLO to all who are in the forum.<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> I am not new to fish tanks, but I am new to saltwater. I recently purchased a...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I have three powerheads in my tank...two Rio 800's and a Maxi 1200. I have covered the intakes with screening, held on with a rubber band as I don't want my little anenome to wander into it. However, they are clogging up pretty good...what is everyone else doing to cover up the intakes?
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, can somebody explain to me what is the meaning of sps and lps corals????
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I am getting a JBJ 24G Dx Nano Cube that I am setting up to be my first reef tank. I was wondering if anybody has some specific info or heads up on this tank? Is the 72 watts of compact Floresent lighting enough for Anenomes and other inverts\corals? the math comes out to 3 compact floresent...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I am interested in setting up a reef tank and I have never kept salt water before, i have kept many freshwater tanks succesfully and i think its time to step it up, I want to set up a 40-50 gallon tank, preferably reef therefore my first question is should i start out with a basic salt...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I am setting up a new tank. It is a 30gallon seaclear system 2 aquarium. It has a built in wet dry filter and the setup looks like a good one. I have never owned one before but I will soon find out how it is. My question is about lighting I am considering a 2x96w pc fixture from coralife. Is...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I just finished reading an article at GARF a nonprofit coral propagation site. They show phenomenal reef tanks and say the only lights ever used on them are Triton and Blue Moon. Both lights are flourescents with very low wattages. So what gives? Is it true, is it b.s.? Please let me know...
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