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    Alright so I should lay out what we got instead of just harassing people. There's the 75 gallon, about 15g sump. Well, it's not really a sump I guess, just a fuge with a place to put the skimmer. The 75 has about 100 lbs of LR (about...), corner drilled to the under stand fuge. The fuge is...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I figured everyone else is doing it nowadays, so why not me. I wanted to show how not to hurry. Reefing is a constant hurry-up and wait process.:rolleyes: Here's what I started with... 2 old tanks and an old 2 bulb light. Display tank is a 125g non RR I bought new in '99. The second tank...
  3. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    think this will increase our cost on fish http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2008/bills/SB3225_.htm
  4. General Reef Discussion
    a friend of mine has acople conchs in his tank he said that hes seen them eat snails ....... i was wondering if any one had any info on this Strombus spp.
  5. General Reef Discussion
    i just think it's amazing that people say i "need" 50 hermits, and 50 snails for my 50gal.... so how many do you have? your total gallons? right now i have 10 blue legged hermits, about 5 unknown hermits, a peppermint shrip, and no snails. my tank is new so i'll add everything as i need...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, <O:p</O:pMy new set up has a pretty big sump (55gal) and lots of room for my refugium. Currently the fuge area has a DSB, a few chunks of LR and some Cheato lit by 40w of 6500k. There are quite of few almost microscopic copepods buzzing around in there also. So what else do you...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    well with everyone fiddling with cameras and the love of pics on this site I decided to take pics of the corals in my tank and see if I could get them close to what they look like wiht balance and contrast on the computer after the shots were taken. So here they are... enjoy and feel free to...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I'm having a bit of an algea problem. Also seems to be just this layer of junk on my live rock... I know I need more snails, so i have about 20 turbo snails for my 65g. How many should I get? Also what are the best snails that'll really do a good cleaning job? I was thinking maybe a Queen Conch...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I'm after fish/inverts that can "clean" my substrate bearing in mind that I'm in Australia and none of the stores have heard of bullet gobies / sand sifting stars you can't get and no one stocks macro algae. So I'm after basic easy to come by things which I can use to help keep the substrate...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Sorry no pics. I'll get some Got my order from saltwaterfish.com, very happy with them. Yellow tang Banner fish 3 emerald crabs 5(6) peppermint shrimp 20 nassarius snails 1 queen conch 1 orange linikia Also got the filter sock, another powerhead (which I will use as a spare and to mix salt)...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I need a good sand sifter, looking for some suggestions, maybe something tha will eat detritus too, i thought cucumbers were good for this, but i know they can release unwanted things if stressed, any ideas will be appreciated. I have a 24g aquapod for reference, don't want anything to large.
  12. General Reef Discussion
    My rocks, sand, and glass have all been pristine (since the cycle finally completed) for 6 months and now all of a sudden I am getting lots of algae and diatoms and possibly cyano (I see lots of bubbles). I am using RO/DI water and the TDS meter shows it at 0 TDS. My water tests have been...
  13. NFMAS Member Tanks
    Ok, here's my first attempt of building, and for that matter owning a reef tank. I've had a small 16 gal nano for almost 2 years and have had mixed sucsess with it, so ive decided to go big. I've built a 62" long, by 20" wide, by 25" tall (135 gallons) 1/2" acrylic tank. I had the two front...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    i need to buy my clean-up-crew very soon, and need some advice as to what i should get and how many of each I should get. my tank is 80g and i have around 110lbs of live rock (maybe just a little above 110lbs). will post pictures soon. can anyone please suggest to me a good clean-up-crew to...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hello Everyone, I got an open brain for my birthday on Sunday. I have him placed directly on the sand in a slightly shaded, low flow area. When I originally got him in the tank he was all nicely puffed up but now he is just all shrunken down to the skeleton and has been that way for a few...
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