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  1. General Reef Discussion
    what is the best light would you recommend i need advice from a expert reefer. any suggestions oh sorry forgot the lighting is needed to be 48"
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Is my system fine or does it need to be improved or changed in anyway. I have an Oceanic 90 with a bare bottom sump, Aqua C Urchin Skimmer, live rock, and four 65 watt PC lights. Pumps and powerheads turnover the water 15 times an hour. The tank only has fish now but I am planning on adding...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    :cry:Not to bring this up again...but today I did a major cleaning...I can tell I have some dead spots ...to back up a bit... when setting up this tank...I had 2 friends helping me out with the plumbing, setting up the RO/DI etc...well, my friend needed me to go to Lowes and get some other...
  4. NFMAS Members only
    I was looking at some pictures Steve took of my tank and realized that my sand bed depth has dropped an 1 & 1/2". I guess it has been 7 months and I should know better. I am going to get a black magic marker and put some dots on my tank so I can do a little at a time in the future. How often...
  5. MNSM Reef Club Members Only
    I got a gracious email from Mr. Moe Kirby, former BRS President Here it is along with my response. Make your own conclusions. --- moe kirby wrote: 10/26/2006 Hello, Just wondering if your thoughts have changed. I'm told you rule your forum with an iron fist, even overriding your other...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hear from you all; i want to start up the bi weekly ( or longer) discussion of the week again. i know a lot of topics were covered last time, I wanted to find out from you all what topics you woudl like to hit on this time around.
  7. General Reef Discussion
    can you add sand to your tank after you already have fish in it?? or if you want to add more sand what is the process if you already have fish in it
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, I am in the process of setting up my 120g community reef tank. I originally planned for about a 2" sand bed for asthetical reasons and personal preference. But then I started to build a rough outline for my fish list and came across the jawfish. I like this fish, but saw the...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I just filled up my 60 gallon fuge....Im going to let it cycle through before I set it free to the tank.....My question is where should I put the lines in???I was thinkin coming from the top of the tank going into the fuge and from the fuge to the sump???? or from the sump to the fuge back to...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    :D this is my first big reef tank have had a 15gallon nanoreef and a 60gallon south/central american cichlid tank for bout five years 72"x24"x22" glass 125gallon w/twin overflows 60 gallon refugium/sump with chaetomorpha g-protein skimmer rated for 150gallons 1/4 hp Artica chiller 15watt...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, Please excuse the length of the post, grab a beer or cup of coffee and enjoy... I'm back after an unhappy 3 yr absence caused by 4 international moves. I can't remember my old handle so I'm starting fresh. I've been so excited about getting back into this that I'm moving up from a 58 to...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I have an interesting issue. I recently was given a 350 gallon reef tank with a shallow sand bed (2-3") and no sand in the sump. When I move the tank I was thinking about increasing the depth of the sand tp 5-6". 1. Is this a good idea? 2. What are the benefits of a DSB? 3. How do I place...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    So I bought a beautiful Oceanic Stainless Steel tank yesterday, 46 Gallon. I cant wait till it's full operational...I have been researching marine aquariums for the past week (Internet, books, and reef owners) and now want one for my own. I bought my tank from a very nice aquatics store, well...
  14. The Think Tank Must Reads.
    Anyone want to take a stab at the nitrogen cycle and denitrificaton? I noticed, among a lot of other things, that the hobby explanation is not accurate at all. (you can't quote hobby references ;) )
  15. Biological Filtration Archive
    Ok, here are some questions that may have already been discussed at lenght. I tried searching for info already on the site, but with 1437 threads to search, and most only having a someone using a phrase or two and the main thread having nothing to do with a DSB, I got lost after only a pages...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I hope someone can help give me some input on what may have happened here. I have kept reef tanks for about 6 years now, currently have a 90 gal and 40 gal. Well, yesterday I let the guy at my LFS sell me red slime remover, even though I was under the understanding that it didn't really work. I...
  17. Water Chemistry Archive
    I have a well established FOWLR 29 gallon that as soon as I can get nitrates down will start to become a reef tank. My question is..... My water tests 0 amonia, 0 nitrite, ph 8.2 - 8.3, SG 1.024, 83 degrees, but nitrates STAY at about 10. Now I realize that this is MOSTLY ok for the fish, but...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    my 60 gal. make over I have replaced all of my old substrate with new 120 lbs. of Carib. Aragonite and 40 lbs. of Fuji Live sand. I have a 4 plus inch bed in the tank now. But an error on my behalf caused me to add the last 40 lbs. of Carib Argo. to the tank when it was nearly full. And of...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Greetings Again. What a GREAT website!! I have a couple of substrate questions for the esteemed panal of experts that regularly post to this site: 1. How deep should a deep sand bed (DSB?) be, considering I have a 300 gallon tank ( a deep 300, not a shallow 300) that I intent to use as a...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    ok i'm not really going to throw it out the wondow (it cost money!) but i keep getting my crushed coral subtrate sucked up & clogging my intake...the crushed coral i use is VERY fine and i unhook the PH every day & pull it out from the UG tube i stuck it in & shake it out...this is getting...
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