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  1. General Reef Discussion
    OK I got my reactor setup today and it running :) I'm using this thread as sort of a journal of the settings and recording data from the tank. PLease feel free to add comments and input as I am kinda blind here. I have done a alot of reading today on setting up a reactor and tuning it but found...
  2. Margaritaville
    Good Morning Everyone!:wavey:
  3. General Reef Discussion
    37g 16" deep 110 watts power compacts zoa and polyps seem to be doing well i am starting to see some growth. I have a shipment of zoas that should be shipped on tues Does anyone thing that i could be alright to get acro or a birds nest. i want to get small frags so i can watch them grow
  4. Instruction manuals
    Red Sea Test Lab Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate Test Kits Introduction to the Nitrification Process As fish digest their food they produce ammonia as a waste product. In solution the total dissolved ammonia changes between two forms, the toxic ammonia (NH3) and the relatively harmless ammonium...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all! Been gone for quite some time. Been lurking for the past week or two and I like the new look... Anyways, here's my problem. The mineral consumption in my tank has finally increased to the point where I would like to start using an automatic doser of some type to keep up with my...
  6. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    My Tank: 55 gallon Tank 75 lbs Live Rock Pro Clear 65 Wet dry (CA 2200 pump) 2 Koralia 2's 2 inch sand bed Some macro algae in the tank (Caulerpa) Temp 80-81 260 watt Power Compact 50/50 Actinic run for 12 hours 10k run for 8 Parameters - (I use test strips) Nitrate - 0 or maybe a little the...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Wich is the best to use, plain Instant Ocean, or Instant Ocean Reef Crystals ? Rc is supposed to have vitamins & elevated calcium levels, where i know plain IO is low in calcium...any bad stories about RC ?
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, you said be patient - I was, I waited an extra week J Anyway, here it is day 35 and I have loaded my Tank (kinda and within $$$). Don't' worry unlike my first post, pics are included below. Specs are listed below. Stock 24g JBJ Nano, added a Koralia for flow (nano version) 20 lbs LS, 10...
  9. Emergency Info
    Material Safety Data Sheet ITW Performance Polymers - Versachem 1 of 5 PLASTIC WELDING SYSTEM ACTIVATOR This product appears in the following stock number(s): 47809 1. CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION Tradename: PLASTIC WELDING SYSTEM ACTIVATOR General use: Adhesive. Chemical family...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I do not have a good experience with Acroporas. They keep bleaching after a couple of weeks from delivery. I usually get everything mail ordered. So I guess there's much stress on them in the shipping process. But what are the best ways to keep them alive and thriving? My tank is new... about 3...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    is there any benefit To dosing potassium?
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Danyen suggested I start dosing w/ 2-part a few weeks ago when my xenia was on the brink of death (most of it had already died). I started using nano reef 2-part and it was like my tank came to life.....it was crazy. within a week all the coral was puffy and happy....you could actually see...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I recently converted a freshwater ten gallon aquarium to saltwater. I added crushed coral substrate from an established saltwater system at work (petco). The filter is a Whisper 30-60 that does 340gph. I am running 30 watts of lighting. No heater. Temperature is at 77*F. Salinity is at 1.022...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I am as new as they come to salt water and Im just getting started with my build what would be a good wave/ current maker for my 210gMega flow reef tank? I was told by the LFS Vortec with TDS meter. :read:
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Guys and Gurls, I am in dire need of a replacement 3200 GPH Dolphin (Ampmaster) marine pump if anyone has one or knows of one locally (upstate SC) that I can buy (even retail at this point, $$$, the days will make a difference). If I cannot find one by Saturday evening, I guess I will order...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    just a silly thread i'm starting to track the growth of a pink birdsnest frag that i fragged of about two weeks ago. forgot to take a good initial shot though. it seems to be taking off nicely. note: 2 x 18W PC lights ( one dual daylight/10K one dual blue/actinic) note 2: actual color is...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    so i got this 240.00 pinpoint nitrate monitor today and it stinks. every time i try to cal. it i get a Err_P message. The manual says to check the probe connection to the monitor but its right. If i put the tip of the probe in the 1ppm, the 10ppm, or the 100ppm i get a high reading meaning the...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    My Alk will normally drop from 9.6 to 9.0 dKh in 2 to 3 days. Today I tested after 3 days and I dropped to 7.0. What would cause a sudden drop like that? Other parameters: Calcium dropped from 420 to 410 Mg stayed steady at 1260
  19. General Reef Discussion
    the side of the red sea pro salt bucket says that a level of 450ppm of calc will be at 1.022 and the higher the SG the higher the calc level goes. I kept my SG at 1.024 so i have a calc level of 520ppm. This was checked with a api kit and verified with sailfert so i know its right. And it is the...
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