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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I just bought a 20g glass tank as my sump to go under my 65g reef tank. The 20g sump is 24" long 12" wide and 16" high. I don't want to do a refuge at all. Just my new Euro skimmer I bought and just those blue filter blocs and that's it. I'll just have incomming water from my drilled tank with...
  2. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    I used ChemiClean this weekend to rid my tank of Red Slime. It worked great and I'm doing a 25g WC tonnight and will fire up the skimmer also. I was really impressed with this product. Red slime gone overnight!!! No ill affects and the tank is crystal clear!!! I started looking at some other...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    those who were following my 125 build know of my recent decision to downgrade so that alanna can have her nursery. so i decided call it her tank because if it wasnt for her i wouldnt be doing it:) and ill probably include pics of her nursery as it comes along. so here it is, a bone stock...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    ...considering it only had to go about 8 feet. The new stand just had uber-tight tolerances - no room for error, even less room for error than I realized. Was about 1/32" off on length of REAR of tank, apparently I took for granted the tank was square... :arg: Wish I had pictures - had to...
  5. Skimmers & other filtration
    I know, I know, I shoulda got a different one, but as I stated in another post, it was the only one I could get to fit in my sump. Anyways, I have the whole thing in sump, but I cant get the thing to make bubbles. If I take the hose out of the diffuser box, then I can get bubbles, but then my...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    STILL trying to decide on a sump for the 180 inwall I am SLOWLY working on... thinking about just buying a glass tank and making one myself....don't need anything fancy... Please show me pics or describe (in easy to understand terms of course, LOL) how those of you that have done this went...
  7. TCMAS
    Ok, I have a 100gl fish only with almost 200lbs of live rock, about 3" of crushed substrate, 4x96w PC lighting and a 33gl sump system with a biotower wetdry filled with live rock rubble, a TF1000 skimmer and another 20lbs or so "wall" of live rock rubble prior to the return pump chamber. The...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    so when making my sump, should the order go bioballs-skimmer-refug-pump or bioballs-refug-skimmer-pump?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    <TABLE id=HB_Mail_Container height="100%" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0 UNSELECTABLE="on"><TBODY><TR height="100%" UNSELECTABLE="on" width="100%"><TD id=HB_Focus_Element vAlign=top width="100%" background="" height=250 UNSELECTABLE="off"> Looking for some ideas on DIY things...
  10. Atlanta Reef Club
    well.. I found him! He made it all the way through & now is playing in the sump return pump chamber... I put a bio ball on the mag 12 intake so he does not get blended. I think I'll name him Houdini. Well. I needed to clean pumps & sump anyway Anyone have a fish leash for sale or trade for...
  11. Atlanta Reef Club
    Thought I would start a new thread to gauge interest in this area. I know a few of you have some pretty hi-tech setups and can automatically control most areas of your system and would love to hear about them. From the "no budget - just buy it" to the "gotta keep it cheap" crowd, what are...
  12. DIY Forum
    My tank: 52 gal half hex 48"L x 12"D x 21"H If I was to add an overflow box for a sump, how many gph should I shot for? The only thing I plan to use my sump for is the skimmer, heater, and added flow. I'm thinking that the return(s) could be hung on each corner and run the the bottom of the...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    OK guys and gals, here's my current system. Been up since the beginning of summer. 70 gallon with about 50# of LR. I have a Fluval that I run here and there--usually with carbon to polish the water. Remora skimmer No RO/DI...not ready to make the jump yet. QT tank I read all of your posts...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    120 gallon RR tank with a 35 gal or so sump with Mag 12 return pump. For auto top-off, there will be a tube out to a RO/DI container connected to a powerhead controlled by a Cailfornia Reefs float switch. Plan to run a chiller driven by a Mag 9.5 in the sump connected to the chiller in the...
  15. Atlanta Reef Club
    120 gallon RR tank with a 35 gal or so sump with Mag 12 return pump. For auto top-off, there will be a tube out to a RO/DI container connected to a powerhead controlled by a Cailfornia Reefs float switch. Plan to run a chiller driven by a Mag 9.5 in the sump connected to the chiller in the...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hey All, Its been awhile I know. I finally bought and received all the components for my fuge/sump. But I was curious on my EuroReef CS5-3 Skimmer. I figure the water gets sucked in through the pump, but how does it come out? Does it come up through the riser pipe where the foam things is? Is...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Ok Fellas. This is the design I have for my fuge. Critique it and dont be nice. Let me have it. The gph of the pump and overflow are tba. Skimmer is going to be an Aqua-c Urchin Pro 350gph.
  18. The THINK Tank
    I can't fit a single piece of starboard in a new tank I'm setting up, should I silicon the seam between the pieces, once I have them inside the tank? Is it worth the bother? Would detritus settle into the seam between the pieces of starboard? Thanks all!
  19. DIY Forum
    Hi, all I am new to this forum and in the world of the marine aquatics. I have been keeping cichlids for over a year and freshwater fish experince for a little more than 7 years. I am very successfull with breeding cichlids and all, but i recently decided that i wanted to try a marine tank...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    well the week is done. the weather is looking ok here. and my new metal halide should be here today also. looks like it is starting to become a good day will be much better as soon as the coffee is done.
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