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  1. The THINK Tank
    Is it possible to add rock to the bottom of my tank, then put my liverock on top of that . If so could you tell me what type of rock? Limestone? All opinions welcome. Thanks !
  2. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    I was talkin with dvdj65 yesterday while showing off my tank. In my sump i have bio balls and he said that they were nitrate grenades. what is everyones take on this? What can i fill the space with if the bio balls are bad
  3. Skimmers & other filtration
    I bought an Eshopps ADV 100 it can with the bio balls but the guy at the store told me its better to use live rock rubble in the refugium, my question is , is that statement accurate and can I use a mix of Base rock and live roclock . at this time I have no fish stock just 55 lbs of base rock...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I started out trying to break into the Reefing world back in 03. I planned and planned, and even purchased a 75G tank, had it drilled, built a stand and canopy before my Industry and job at the time took a nosedive. I managed to keep a 5 Gallon Nano Tank for awhile, but eventualy it had to go as...
  5. 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...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Here's a pic of my newest - and probably last - fish addition: He's really cool - good at defending his little hole - but I sure wish he'd start using the little shell's I've placed near him to help keep the rock from crashing....:nuts: Besides dismantling everything and putting in...
  7. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I am just starting to put together my 20 gallon tall refugium. For all those people out there that already have one, I need some suggestions. What type of pump should I use? I have been told a maxi jet 400 and then a rio 600 because you want slow movement. Do I need a powerhead in the...
  8. Nano Reefs
    Just got my first tank ever. Its an Oceanic Biocube 14 gallon. It was already setup by the local shop I got it from for about 2 months. I have probably 18 lbs of live rock including what I have in there to replace the filter. Still using the bio balls in the middle, but thinking of replacing...
  9. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I am upgrading to a 75 gal. I want to put a sand base in the bottom of the tank. Any certain product I should use? Will sand from the beach work? Also trying to design my sump. I have a wet/dry sump that was on an old 120 gal and a 10 gal tank. I was thinking I could tie the two...
  10. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hello, i recently purchased a 29gallon tank, It came as a kit, with built in filtration, lights, seems to be a nice little get up. I plan on doing corals and such, but i noticed theres no skimmer, and i wonder if i put too much live sand in it? about an inch worth covers the entire bottom. any...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    OK just doing some playing around with my ORP probe and I have a question. Ideally I want my orp to be around 420 when my probe is in the sump it may read 420 but my display tank at that time is at 330 If i put the probe in the display ozone will kick in until the display reads 420 however...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    After extensive reading and gathering feedback, I've come up with a drawn plan for my "fish and invertebrate with live rock only" tank. Its kinda different from the norm, since 1. My overflow compartment does not have holes drilled in 2. I plan to reuse my canister filter despite incorporating...
  13. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I have live rock rubble in my refugium now but i wanted to go with a sand bottom. I was thinking of also adding some refugium Miracle Mudd in with the sand. What is the best sand to use?
  14. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    HAHA Well, I finally went out and purchased a flashlight to check on my copepod situation. I was shocked, I searched everywhere and nothing. Nothing at all was swimming around and I'm a little concerned. What exactly should I be looking for? Where should I be looking? And If all else whats...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Well it has been awhile so I wanted to show off a couple of pics and get some of your guys input/ advice... First off I cant catch this chromis in my tank! I have tried the trap and food in the net.. So I think my last option is to take all the rock out and get him out of there so I have room...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone!! This is my first post. I have a 150 gallon Reef ready FOWLR (going to start getting some corals in the next few months hopefully :) ) and I have a problem. I have 10 fish in the tank and 100 lbs of LR in the tank and 10 lbs in the wet/dry. I have been having a nitrate...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I posted a thread a few weeks ago about having problems running a Turboflotor skimmer in my wet/dry sump. http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114269&highlight=srampath I was advised that this might not be a great idea so I decided to get a 30 gallon long tank so I could turn...
  18. Tank Specs
    90 Gal Mixed Reef Tank. This sits on the finished side of our basement. Both drilled holes have been converted to overflows that drain through the wall into a 40 gal sump on the unfinished side of the basement. The sump is segmented with 1/2 being a refugium that contains multiple macro algae...
  19. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Hey gang, I'm planning to move out of the area (hopefully to LA:wavey:) sometime soon, so I need to start thinking about selling my tank. I have a Finnex 30 Gallon tank. This tank has a back area with a protein skimmer and a fuge. I have 40 pounds of live sand, with about 3 inches of sand in...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    This is a link to my equipment thread for my 90G tank: http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/showthread.php?t=111400 I have some more pumps and wet/drys that are not listed in that thread. The only lights I have are a twin bulb 36" T5 and a single bulb 36" T5. One actinic and two 10K bulbs. All...
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