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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone I am new to marine keeping. Iv been reading up for quite a while and have decided to have my own marine tank. I have chosen a river reef 94, and have made some changes to it. Changed stock pumps to maxi-jet 800 and 1300 Removed filter media just kept one corse foam that I will wash...
  2. Nano Reefs
    Hi Guy's, Right I wanted to start a thread on my Kent Marine Bio Reef LED aquarium. I've done a couple of other threads relating to teething problems and stocking help. I think I partly want to set this up for my own reference :D A bit of background In about Sseptember 2011 I decided to take...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Do you use acetinic lighting? For how long and when? I am currently running mine all day and an hr before and after the lights go out. Will this affect coral growth?
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Ive got a packed 22gal river reef and im considering upgrading to a bigger tank, 60-100 gal. If i use mature media and live rOck from my mature tank and use most Of the old water, can i simPly transfer stock if done in stages or should i cycle again with new lr and filters? Check my build thread...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Would love to see what other riverreefers have done with the tank! Got some major redesigning coming up would lOve to start a river reef thread and get ideas!
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Ive got a interpet daylight t5 that needs tobe replaced soon. Anyone kno if a 50/50 will be suitable? Will i get similar light output? Just wanna keep my corals happy!
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Is it better to stage the lights as they come on? I have now got my lights on seperate timers, the blue leds come on first, the small white strip come on second, then the main t5s and additional blue leds come on last. Then reverse when going off. Will this work? I have alot of soft corals...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Had this crazy idea to use live rock rubble instead of sand. Would this work? Or add aditional filtration? Everything is happy now but am moving soon and thot of replacing the current sand bed. Any thoughts?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    What routine do you have when feeding? Do you turn off your pumps to feed? For how long? Atm i turn off my flow and spot feed corals and mandarin. How do you do it? Whats best?
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I think most people will think im crazy but got this crazy urge to attach some knopia sp or xenia to the shell of one of my hermits or turbo snails. Anyone ever done this? Im constantly trimming back and plucking out polyps as they are overgrowing other corals, n thot to myself y...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Check out some some new pics!, sorry the quality isnt very good. finally caught the camel shrimp, no more destroyed zoas!!! any feed back would be appreciated! any thoughts on how i can get rid of the excess film on the top of the water?? seems to come back even after i do the weekly 15%...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Can i use both together? Gsp not opening now i think this may b due to other issues, but am not sure if this is the reason. I am dosing two little fishes part a & b. No3 po4 reducer, recently added purigen and use a kent nano skimmer with lr filter, have got rid of activated carbon temporarily...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Does anyone know if carbon sponges work the same as activated carbon pellets? I would imagine they are easier to replace/ clean but if they do not work for reefs than i suppose it doesnt matter. Are nitrate and ammonia sponges worth it too? I dont use any of these atm, but thinking of trying.
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, Im not really sure where this ick outbreak has come from, its very early stages, with only my damsel having 2 tiny spots of it and clown having 1 spot. Both eating well. I have had ick in the past with mixed success treating as is a mixed reef and cannot dose copper based. I have...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Tell me thoughts!!! Setup and placements!?! Would love feedback!! I have a river reef 94l and it has been setup for around 18 mos now, and have been thru many troubles including hair algae cyano, high nitrates, lost almost all fish due to ws .I currently run LR rubble in the first 3 chambers...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I have a river reef 94 and am planning to add a hob filter gutted out to diy house my skimmer. I usually dont run my skimmer and have filled all the rear chambers with LR and filter sponges, carbon and a polyfilter for filtration. Anyone done this before? Any ideas on if it will work? I...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone As it says above what does everyone feed there tanks? I currently have a high bioload in my river reef, and my feeding regeme workd for the moment but i am always looking to see how everyone else does it. i will explain my bioload below I have a river reef 94l and it has been...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, Just want to say thank you in advance have been following these forums since i started the hobby, and they have helped me all throughout the journey with many of my questions along the way. I have a river reef 94l and it has been setup for around 18 mos now, and have been thru...
  19. Nano Reefs
    Hi everyone, Just want to say thank you in advance have been following these forums since i started the hobby, and they have helped me all throughout the journey with many of my questions along the way. I have a river reef 94l and it has been setup for around 18 mos now, and have been thru...
  20. Tank Specs
    Ive been a scuba diver all my life and have always loved the undersea world. After a few years of wishing i could keep marine fish and not knowing that i could I went to a fish store with my mother-in-law she had a tropical tank, in the LFS i saw a marine range and was gob smacked. I spent the...
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