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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, and...
  7. 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? :beer:
  8. 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...
  9. 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?
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I have been researching my reef tank to be for about 3 weeks now, this is what I came up with and I still have a few questions (objections to equipment is encouraged.) I have a fifty gallon, with only a 250 watt heater left over from it being freshwater. I plan on getting mostly carib sea...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hello there I have a couple of questions for you guys to help me out with. I have been trying to research these stuff but it's so hard to find. Then I ran into thereeftank forum and I see you guys help out alot. So I need your help and advice on these. question #1 picture attached I just...
  15. Nano Reefs
    Well I've been promissing to do this for a while now since a lot of people ask what types of corals can be kept in a Nano under PC lighting. Tank specs: Minibow 7 gallon 2 x 28watt 50/50 pc's Aquaclear 200 HOB w/ surface skimmer attachment 50 watt heater Seachem Purigen 100ml pouch Detailed...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone!! I am so glad that I found you all I have so many questions! I have had a Fish only system for about 5 years now and I am ready to try my hand at a Reef system. Here is what I currently have: 75 gal glass sump w/ bioball filt protein skimmer 40 watt actinic bulb 40 watt...
  17. SPS(scleractinians)
    I know that Sps stands for small polyp stony corals. But I was wondering, is there a big scientific group of words that stands for sps that is so complex that it can't be understood? :D Also, are they all extremely light needy, or are there some types that would do good in say a 120 gal (24"...
  18. SPS(scleractinians)
    ok whats the difference between: LPS coral SPS coral soft coral i understand mushrooms and polyps: can someone cover what needs what, additives, lighting. basically i want to know as a beginner what should i keep.
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