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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I just picked up a couple tanks with live rock the tanks where established with fish in them, I transported the rock in the water from the tank when I got home I was going to to put the rock in my tank that is setup but the rock smells, does that mean I have to clean and cure it or is it ok to...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Come February I will be getting a 300-350Gal System (depending on sump) and I require a lot of rock. I can't afford hundreds of lbs of live rock, and I figured I would get dry rock, boil everything, and seed the rock with bacteria. If I am not understanding the process correctly at this point...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    So I have come to the conclusion that my free stacked rock changes every week so I'm going to do the rod thing. But I feel if I am tearing rock out to do this I'm going to lift the rock. I want it to be simple but I want it to be as discrete as possible. I very much like the natural look and...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Well, I just became the proud owner of a 150 Gal. tank / stand when my sis and bro-in-law moved. They couldn't take it with them, so I gladly accepted it. :dance: Anyway, this will be my first time setting up a salt water tank, and plan on having a FOWLR for now. Instead of explaining...
  5. nano build off 2008
    just seeing if the build off is still open to others joining?
  6. General Reef Discussion
    There is a debate at work between rather it is bad or good to run a skimmer durning the cycle. The arguement is a skimmer will pull out free floating bacteria and it will remove organics slowing down the growth of benefitial bacteria. What do you think?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Where is best place to buy liverock online? Those ebay ads any good?
  8. General Reef Discussion
    So the hunt continues for the infamous gorilla crab... I set a trap for him again tonight, but if I don't catch him my husband and I were thinking of taking all the live rock out tomorrow and inspecting each piece. We were also going to sift through the sand in case he buried himself. I...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 48 gallon aquarium with PC lighting. Both bulbs are 96 watts and one is acnitic and the other is rated at 10,000K (can you tell I don't really know what I'm talking about here??? Sorry all you techy people reading this!). What kind of corals can I have with these lights? When I got...
  10. 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...
  11. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Thanks to Bio Reef for hosting this months meeting. I had a good time for the short time I was able to stay. I had to leave way to early do to work. I kinda feel bad that I didn't have a chance to say good bye to anybody. In any case thanks to everyone for a great meeting.
  12. General Reef Discussion
    How often should I do water changes on a new tank?
  13. General Reef Discussion
    i'm about to place an order on some livestock today. i will be ordering from either liveaquaria or marinedepotlive i'll be getting: two : small True Percula Clown (Amphiprion percula) one : Sleeper banded goby (Amblygobius phalaena) OR one : Diamond watchman Goby (Valenciennea puellaris) i'm...
  14. NFMAS Member Tanks
    Time to start a new thread for the new tank...... :thumbup: I like my "KIA" :thumbup:
  15. General Reef Discussion
    so i just figured out that the skimmer (aqua-c ev-180) i got can't handle the flow i want to put through it, allthough according to the specs it should anything bigger than a Mag7 and it overflows. so, i'm thinking to "upgrade" to either a MRC MR-1 or MR-2 who has one, and what kind of pump...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    For those that don't know me, allow myself to introduce... myself. My name is Chris, and I've a pretty good feel for what I'm doing in the hobby. I tend to give more advice and that I ask for, which may imply something, but I'm not foolish enough to think I know everything. I'm expanding my tank...
  17. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Does anyone have pictures of the changes they have made to their pro clear skimmer?
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Ok. For those of you who are familiar with my 'case', I decided to buy a red sea marine kit and test my own water. This is what I got: Temp 80.2 (7th hour) PH 8.6 high!:eek: Ammonia .25 ppm:eek: NO3 Nitrate 12.5 (high range) 2.5 (low range) :eek: don't understand high/low?? NO2 Nitrite 1...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    my new 75 gallon reef had a carbonate hardness of 17ppm the test kit says it should be 8-12 the test kit says there are ways to raise the hardness but nothing about lowering it is 17ppm ok ? if not how do I lower it it is a new tank 4 days old with 150lbs of live rock with a wet/dry and a...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys, so I've just setup my tank as some of you may know I've been blogging on here for about 2 weeks now. Anyways my sand is starting to go brown on the surface is there anyway to clean this and make it nice and white again? Oh and there is two fishies in there a damsel and a chromi, to help...
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