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  1. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    I just picked up a VERY slightly used Iwaki pump from work. It's only ever had Type II DI water in it. I removed it from service due to an upgrade on this instrument. Anyway, here are the specs. Its an MD-30RZ that runs 270gph and has a max head of 36' and 24psi. I don't have a new tank up...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I am using the aqua c ev180 skimmer and I cant seem to get it to produce enough skim. I have been using this for months and recently changed my sump and am now using a Quiet one 4000 on it. Previously I was using a Mag 12 and it produced some skimmate, (like a half cup per week) but never...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    After completing my first reef tank two years ago, it is definitely time to upgrade. I am also looking at getting my first house, so I figured it would be perfect timing to setup a new tank. Hopefully I can have the majority of this tank constructed in the next three months and then add water...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I've been out of the hobby for a while (inconsistent with raisin young-ens and all) but now my 7 yr old is showing an interest. I've been reviewing this site for equipment ideas, and I see no one mentions the ETS skimmers anymore. Have they been junkpiled in favor of the octopus and deltec styles?
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Here is my calculations from the calculator from RC. This was configured using a Mag 24, which is what I thought I could get away with. Apparently not according to my measurements. I have a 18x12 space in my sump that I can fill with pump, just not sure what direction to head. I would need...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everybody. As of today I have started my complete DIY system. First a little background info about myself and how this came to be: My first tank was a 55 gallon reef that I started back when I was 17 (now 22) and it went strong for three years. Being a student with three jobs was rough...
  7. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    Okay, You guys at the meeting got me thinking. I figured out a way to get the water from the tank into the basement. I can use up to 2" PVC pipe thru the fresh air return. Does anyone know how many GPH can I get on that? I would have at least 1 90 elbow, maybe 2. It would drop about 8' to...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Ok My Skimmer Pump Died I Had A Mag Drive 18 Well Lrs Didnt Have Any Mag Drives So I Got A Quietone 6000 My Skimmer Is A Ev-240 Do You Think It Will Work Ok??
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I have a PM bullit skimmer but I can't get it to do much of anything... I've followed the instructions and changed the depth of water the skimmer sits in, adjusted the drain and the air intake... but nothing really happens. Does anybody have one of these and knows what I could be doing wrong...
  10. General classifieds
    Sadly, I'm done with this hobby for a while. Just lost interest and want to get this all gone as quick as possible. Buyer pays shipping via USPS or UPS Ground. Prefer local pickup for all livestock, tank, stand and sump as they are large and I don't want to mess with any of that stuff. FYI, in...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    i have a 220 rr with soft corals in it, working on a basement sump.what size sump does everyone think i should go with? i have a 31" door into the basement i see rubbermaid has a 300 gallon poly tank does anyone know how tall it is? what size pump should i get i have 13'9" from the basement...
  12. General classifieds
    I am selling/trading a Euroreef RS80 skimmer. It is in good shape. It does have a broken foot on the pump, but it is purely aesthetic. I would be willing to trade as well. I am looking for pressure rated pumps/ 48" HO t-5 equipment,live rock and anenome's. Thanks, AJ
  13. TCMAS
    I am leaning towards a 120 gallon 4 foot tank right now. I have a Panworld 250PS (Blueline 100HD) and a Sequence Hammerhead. I am at a bit of a stand still, I am unsure which one I should use as my closed loop and which one to use as my sump pump. The fish room is in the basement, where both...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have had this skimmer for a month now, and still cant get it to work. I bought it packaged with the GenX PCX 40 from MRC. I have been emailing Andy and he responds, but so far has not been able to help. Initially I had a glass sump, and had the intake going up and over to the pump. That...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I am working on redoing my 20 gallon tank, and I want to incorporate a CLS in my setup. The tank is going to be mainly (or only) SPS corals, so I know I need a good amount of flow. I am just not sure how much flow. Also I wanted to have 4 outlets for my CLS, so we will need to take that into...
  16. TCMAS
    Well the 75 is coming down shortly. I just ordered the tank and I will be documenting the progress in this thread. Was going to go with an all-glass tank. However it was tough to pass down an acrylic tank. Plus Bob might of beat me down if I didn't have him build it:rotflmao: . Tank is...
  17. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    Could someone explain to me about pressurized pumps verses non pressure pumps...also how come Iwaki pumps with Japanese motors don't come with a power cord...how do you run them? I'm looking to upgrade my system, would like to get a new sump, new skimmer, and new pumps. Just don't know where...
  18. The THINK Tank
    what i am looking for is what you think are the best designs and what makes them the best , and what you think are the worst designs and why ? as an example - worst design feature in i believe all skimmers made is none removable bottoms ! no matter how hard i try i cannot get the bottom clean ...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I am looking into a Dart or larger reeflo pump. I have been told they crap out after 6 months to a year, getting loud or not working all together. Can dart/reeflo users please share your experiences so I can make the right decision between a Reeflo or Dolphin
  20. The Reef Tanks best DIY's
    our first DIY group project will be eductors. let start out by discussing what are eductors, how are they used, and why would you want to have them in our systems. G~
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