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  1. Skimmers & other filtration
    So I am going to put a power filter on my salt tank to help with the detritus. My plan is to put a 20 gallon rated Top Fin (cheapo Petsmart filter I have on hand) on my tank and then turkey baste all the detritus everyday and have the filter pull it out of the water mechanically. My questions...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    7 month old 20 tall No sump 25 lbs. LR 30 lbs. LS MJ 400 PH AquaMAXX HOB-1 skimmer 1 clown, 1 cleaner shrimp, 1 conch, 1 horseshoe crab, 1 nes snail, GSP frag, Galaxea frag. So I am starting to see algae in my tank, some fuzzy and green bubble algae. The GBA didn't bother me so much cause it...
  3. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hey everyone! So ive been doing alot of poking around the site, and the information everyone has is amazing. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with these aquatop filter? Specifically the PSE1? (www . truaqua . com) this is my first post could't link :lol: The reviews on the site...
  4. General Reef Discussion
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  5. General Reef Discussion
    Im new to the site, Been lurking for awhile though. I have a 75 gallon saltwater tank. Have about 30#s of live rock, 60#s of live sand, Looking to get more live rock. I have 2 clowns, A dwarf lion fish, 1 firefish, a porcupine puffer, 2 damsels, an a yellow tail damsel, All my water test are...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I want to give this a try, I plan on using a Hang on back filter(HOB), and some kind of LED light clipped onto it.I will have the filter compartment filled with cheato and some other plants.I think this will work.It will be for my 26g reef.The stand can not contain a sump, as it is too small, I...
  7. Reefing Equipment
    I am setting up a 3g pico right now, and my mini bio-wheel filter is putting out too much gph for such a small tank, and its getting kinda splashy.:cry: Any way to restrict the gph on it?
  8. General Reef Discussion
    ok im setting up my 55 gal saltwater i plan on having fish and coral so heres my question.... My big debate Live rock vs outside filter right now i have about 70-80 pds of LR my question is do i need to get a canister filter or a HOB filter i would prefer not to and just rely on my LR because...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all! Just a quick question here. I recently replaced my AquaClear 100 for a Protein Skimmer. I understand that my LR is my filtration and the protein skimmer collects a bunch of the nasty stuff before it has a chance to break down. My question is, would it be overkill to run both the...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hi! I have an extra Emperor 400 HOB power filter in storage and was thinking of turning it into a HOB refugium. I read about it online (probably from someone on here :)) to remove the filter media/cartridges & bio-wheels, add some live rock rubble, chaeto & a clip-on light. Presto...
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