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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Please don't tell me my tank is leaking and I need a new one. this is maybe two or three days of buildup. I had no buildup, then I got a protein skimmer and BAM, I'm losing an extra gallon of water a day (I only have a 20 gallon setup) and zany salt creep. I'm topping up with freshwater and...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I was wondering what other people are doing out there to provide adequate surface agitation while keeping salt creep to the minimum (if not non existent). I've seen the salt creep eliminator sprays but I'm not really a fan of using any chemicals around my tank. Unfortunately, salt is a wicked...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys. I had a quick question i was hoping i could get an answer to. Today i knocked some large salt flakes (salt creep) into my tank from the lid. The fish started eating it as if it were food. Is this harmful or am i just over worrying?
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Just a simple question. Where my overflows drain into my sump I have a large amount of salt buildup on the inside of my sump walls. Will it hurt anything to just wipe or scrape it back into the water? It is pretty damp and easy to brush off as it is.
  5. General Reef Discussion
    So i was installing a shelf in my stand last night and while i was screwing in the shelf i looked up and saw there was salt creep on the bottom glass (i.e looking up from inside the stand) of my tank in two spots. So i wiped it off and then got to thinking "how'd that get there?!". I can only...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    So my family has just watched a movie tonight and we are sitting around chatting before we get ready for bed, when we hear this "poof poof" sound. My wife says it sounds like the dog (who is outside) coughed or something. One of my kids gets up and walks by the tank and says it smells like...
  7. Tank Specs
    Because I was asked for I would like to show the members of TRT one ore two of my aquariums. All my friends of the other forum know me and my aquariums already very well. My journey with saltwater tanks started in the spring of 1986 with a 75gal. Fish tank.Topically I have 5 aquariums, three...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I bought a used 30g setup with livestock from a good friend who was getting out of the hobby. Before I would take possession of the tank I read his 2 books twice, then bought one of my own and read it twice. This brought me up to speed on what I had missed since college. Liverock, livesand...
  9. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    We had a medium regal tang come in to the Petco, needs a little TLC but otherwise quite nice. Free to good home. I wrote on the adoption board that I needed to be there when its picked up so I can screen applicants (so no one with a 20 gal takes it home) If you have the proper setup, shoot me a...
  10. Nano Reefs
    Hello! Well I am just getting ready to start into the saltwater scene. After 5+ years of experience doing various freshwater fish I have decided I would like to make a saltwater tank. Yes, I have been reading up on my material. Other wise I would be starting it right now and blowing my money all...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Just wanted to post some pics of my tank and a full tank shot. My tank is a 125 gallon reef and has a 40 gallon refugium. I run 4 VHO lights, 2 super actinic and 2 50/50 bulbs. Any other questions just ask.
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys I need your opinion as to whether is more work than it is worth. I do not run a calcium reactor, so I mix my own top off water. This diagram is my hairbrain scheme for a top off \ saltwater mixing station. The sump will in the garage. I will mix up 10 gallons at a time, be it saltwater...
  13. NFMAS Member Tanks
    Starting this thread a little late. Tank has been up for more than a few weeks. I'm trying to go slow and plan out every detail so I don't have to change everything around multiple times. Here is a list of the basics installed so far: All Glass 150g R/R Aquawood 36" Stand and 15" Canopy All...
  14. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I've had a koralia 4 short out and was wondering if anyone else has had this happen? We thought at first it was salt creep on a power strip tripping the gfi but when I started moving plugs from 1 strip to another no matter where I plugged it in it triped the gfi. It looks like on the back...
  15. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    As Matt, Jake, and John know I found a slight leak on the base of my 75 :( It is just salt creep at the moment but I am finding it at the base of the tank where the plastic guard is at. Also underneath where the plastic guard is, if I scrape away the salt underneath it feels damp. Soooo...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hello again! I was wondering of you all use glass tops or just leave it open. I have read that on a SW tank that the glass tops decrease PH and cause harm. Not sure if this was true I took half of the tops off. Does glass tops really make that big of a difference? Is it OK to leave them on...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I am using the aqua c ev180 skimmer and I cant seem to get it to produce enough skim. I have been using this for months and recently changed my sump and am now using a Quiet one 4000 on it. Previously I was using a Mag 12 and it produced some skimmate, (like a half cup per week) but never...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I got the Coralife Super Skimmer 125 for my 55g tank and 20g sump. I have had water in the tank for 1 week, and I am already frustrated with it. In my book, the price I paid was not cheap. It was certainly less than some of the better ones, but this thing seems useless. It is nearly...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I am installing my new sump. This is where the water is coming in. Will I need a siphon break. I plan to have this hose under water to cut down on the noise. In my last system the hose didn't come this far down. Is there any reason I should have the hose under water. Thank you
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I have read many threads on "Is this a good buy?" and I just answered one of them this way.....I understand how we should be supporting our sponsors and I do! BUT why is it that when someone asks about a less expensive item, we always get "Do you want to burn your house down?" How many people...
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