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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I've currently got 50lbs of rock in my tank in a bare bottom setup. I've suddenly gotten a wild hair to add a rock lift. Is it really worth the trouble? I've got pretty good flow and do weekly water changes and clean my sump. My nitrates are around 10 all the time and I've just gone from daily...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I know many people build rock lifts which incorporate spray bars. My plan is to do a plateau lift with HDPE. I want to run my return line under the HDPE and have two openings shooting up under my two rock burms. My current PVC returns buildup a white gunk that I clean out every so often. I...
  3. DIY Forum
    After some research and planning for a couple of weeks I am going to build a rock lift made out of PVC to support my existing rock. This lift will be covered in DIY Live Rock, so you don't see any or very little PVC. I have built the structure of the PVC pipe. I haven't sealed it yet. I...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    So while deciding what to do in my tank transfer 125 to 210 I am at a bit of a crossroads...I will be using sand and I am going to have pretty high flow so should I lay down eggcrate on the whole bottom then put the sand in and place the rock on the sand or should I put the sand in and put the...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hello fellow reefers ......ive got a question Im starting a new tank.... I will be using sand and rock...heres my question..... Im gonna put my rock aquascape in first, then add the sand (to create stability)....but what i want to do is make my rock higher off the tank floor so the sand dosent...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Well, my 75 reef is doing well, except that now that I am moving my 40 to my office the 75 is going to be way off center on the wall. I have plans for a new stand that I am going to build. I feel confident about the new 75 stand - I just built the new one for my 40g. The 75 g stand will be a bit...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Everything is up and off the sand finally. :) does anyone recommend I go deeper on my sand bed? its between 2-4" of oolithic now. I'm thinking of putting down another 30lbs of a larger grain size. first time around... (looked like the aztec ruins, yikes!) second time... (3/4" pvc, with...
  8. NFMAS Member Tanks
    Specs: AGA 120 gallon RR - 48 x 24 x 24 AGA Mission stand - Oak Eshoppes RS-300 sump - 36 x 14 x 16 (35 gallons) Lighting: Coralife Aqualight Pro 48" 2 x 250w HQI, 2 x 96w cf, 4 x 1w moonlights. Circulation: Return pump - Mag 12 2 x Maxi-Jet 1200 with Sure Flow 1600 gph mod - acjr...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I'm probably using the wrong word to describe what I want to do but I'm new to saltwater and trying to learn. I'm kinda lost or maybe not to smart :D I have a tank thats only 12" high. I believe the other dimentions are 48 1/2 x 18, it's about 50 gallons. I was wondering if after I put...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hi there, I am going to be rebuliding my 72 bow front, and currently I have the rocks just sitting on the Sand. I heard that you can mount it on Top of PVC piping to allow more filtration or something?? Or can I just use and undergravel filter grate but not turn it on to allow movement...
  11. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    Have any of you had any experience using a PVC structure to attach live rock to? I am setting up a 225 gallon tank with the overflow at one end and I want to stack my rock sloping down from the end but would like to keep the area under the rock open for fish to swim through. Any suggestions or...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I spent most of the day working on my 75 gallon reef tank and then started taking pictures. I tried some things that were new for me, and learned a couple of lessons from them in the process. I am planning on adding a whole bunch of pictures to this thread so it will not be very friendly to...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Well, I am new to this site and thought I would introduce myself and start my tank chronicle too. Some of you know me already, but for those that don't, my name is Greg...and I'm a reefaholic. I've been keeping saltwater fish since my wife, Gail, and I got married 25 years ago. We decided to...
  14. Tank Specs
    Hello, everyone! I'm new here and didn't see a newcomer's thread so I'll use this to introduce myself and my tank. I'm Barb, and my tank had LR put in on April 21, 2008. It's already loaded with corals. I've found I have no patience whatsoever, but I'm working on that! I live in Ohio, have four...
  15. Tank Specs
    All DIY all the way. I wanted a change so I decided to build a new tank and all the goodies so heres a list Stand,sump 50g,display34x32x30 140g, fuge 30x30x8 30g, remote dsb with LR 12 g, total liquid assets 222gallons.2g kalkwasser topoff on float valve. way too big skimmer, vho, T5ho, 10k...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Well, today started out as a real bummer with our seahorse tank. I did maintenance on the tank yesterday, blowing detritus off the rock work and water change. During the water change I vaccumed the sand bed and stirred up a bunch of junk as well. I didn't think anything of it and thought all...
  17. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I need some help here on deciding what Tang to get for my new 75g reef. I have read alot of stuff from the "Tang Police" on how Hippos and Powder Brown, and Yellow Tangs all need "at least 150 gallon" tanks. I have such are hard time believing this. How is it that we see so many Yellow and...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all! We are moving in about one month and we will need to move our 45-gallon reef tank. The good news is, it's only a 15-minute drive away. I think I have a plan, but I was hoping that I could get some feedback to let me know if I am forgetting something or is there is a better way...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Here are some pictures I took of some of the inhabitants from each system in our house. I hope you enjoy them. :)
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, my tank has been up and running for about a month now. I'm getting long (about 1-1.5inch) Green hair like things. What are they? How can i stop them? Are they 1.Good 2.Bad 3.Neutral Thanks ahead of time.
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