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  1. General Reef Discussion
    What kind of skim mate do you prefer? Wet or dry and please explain to me why. I have been trying for darker/ dryer skim mate before. On accident I noticed I have an awesome skimmer that can produce a lot more wet stuff in a shorter amount of time. The only exception is its lighter in color...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    We have a 90 gallon reef (25g sump) that has outgrown our current berlin red sea skimmer. This skimmer has always given me problems and needs constant adjusting, sometimes it gives great micro bubbles, other times nothing, and sometimes overflows with way to much sea water. I want to upgrade...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    here is my frogspawn at the store: about 3 days later: and now: front view: downview: also as you can see snails finally moved to the front.
  4. Instruction manuals
    Red Sea Test Labs Master Reef Lab Nitrate Why Test For Nitrate? Nitrate (NO3-) is produced in the aquarium by the biological filter. Beneficial bacteria in the biological filter convert toxic ammonia and nitrite into nitrate. A high nitrate level indicates a buildup of fish waste and organic...
  5. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I have done water changes. Is there anything else that can be done? Also tested the water and got the following: Nitrite - 0 pH - 8.4 Ammonia - 0.25 Phosphate - 0.1-0.2 Nitrate - 0 The red has covered the tank in just one day, two at the most. Any ideas?
  6. The THINK Tank
    So I have a long time customer relationship with Chris Brightwell and last time we talk I asked about his vitamin C for food. After we talked about that he told me, which it states this on the bottle aswell, that dosing the entire tank once a week with vitamin C has a huge impact. For those of...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    looking for input and advice on running a wet/dry filter with my reef tank and live rock. if not what should i do to filter my tank????
  8. Skimmers & other filtration
    I'm setting up my first tank right now(its a 55 gallon) i came across some free used equipment and i was wondering if it was ok to use it without contaminating a tank (some power heads, heater, air pump, and a complete quarantine setup) I also just got a red sea prizm deluxe which came with a...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I just went through a whirlwind tank set up this weekend. I found a 120 gal tank with a 55 gal sump that the owner had to get rid of at a good price and it was time for me to bump up from my 30 gal nano. I got everything from him but a skimmer. My question is are any of the lower priced...
  10. Emergency Info , MSDS and instructions
    Okay gang. as pointed out by ScruffyRubicon and seconded by marineduud. an area of Reef MSDS and i am thinking a instructuion manual area is a good idea. lets look at our reef equipment and things for or in our tank. the example for all of this was the OZONE accident. ScruffyRubicon gave this...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    You read quite a bit about flow rate, and minimum turnover for reef tanks, etc. I was wondering what precisely is this referring to. Let's say I have a 100 gal tank with a wet/dry, which has a 5 gal. capacity. Stick with me, this is not real life. If I placed a huge capacity return pump in my...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I would like some clarification please. It is established that sand will absorb phosphates, and rocks will through wicking. Will rocks in a bare bottom eventually absorb phosphate also? What about crushed coral, argonite and other substrates? Thank you.
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hopefully this is the right thread to be asking.... Ok, this is the 2nd salt tank I have done, the first was over 10years ago.... the tank is a 45tall (25x18x25) My thoughts are this for filtration and what not -Fluval 205 (already have) -Pentair Aquatics (Lifeguard #FB300) Fluidized bed...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Compareing a skimmer to a algae turf scrubber, set up to a exsiting filtration system. ats removes: nutrients, ammonia, nitrate, phosphate, heavy metals. ats maintenance: screen scraping once a week. ats: doe's not remove vitamins,trace elements, minerals near as much as a skimmer. ats...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    :idea:What skimmer is the absolutely the best skimmer that ever met the face of this EARTH!? -Deuter:read:
  16. The Think Tank Must Reads.
    I just spent three hours reading through the DSB myth thread and decided in all fairness to put up a pro DSB thread. Although I have not been in the hobby as long as many on here have. I research constantly for ways to improve the quality of life for the animals I choose to own. This is in no...
  17. General classifieds
    Use as an enhancement to your existing filtration system or as primary filter. These filters are also great to use on fish only tanks to deal with sloppy eaters and fish waste. Also to supply food for those fish that are finicky eaters (mandarin fish, leopard wrasse, butterfly fish, filter...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    why is it that SW hobbiest feel they need to replicate the entire SW ecosystem in their SW setups, when all they want to do is keep some fuzzy sticks? are all of these ecosystems necessary? are there any other hobbiest that do this? ex: Dart frogs, Rift lake cichlids, amazon basins. what do...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I know, it's been a while. I have been an electronic bookworm for about a year now and have been doing a lot of research. :read: My husband thinks I am just totally nuts. On to my question. Basic SPS frag tank... Bare bottom, egg crate, MH, high water flow, etc. Full sump set up. Protein...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I have traditionally utilized protein skimming to remove as many of the materials that I can, which would otherwise become part of the nitrate chain. I know there are complex systems in plenum, etc. all the way to simple periodic water changes to help keep nitrates at bay. Frankly, having been...
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