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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 2-3 year old sand bed and some HA through the tank I was thinking of going BB since I have a good amount of flow and mostly SPS now. The tank hold 33 gal or so an has a 20L sump. How much water should I have mixed up and on hand for a 2-3" sb?
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Sorry if I posted this in the wrong section, wasnt sure where to post beginner questions. Anyway ive been into freshwater fish for at least 10years. I have kept high quality koi in very large ponts for the last 6 years. Ive always wanted a salt tank but never new much about them. A family member...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi,I was wondering if you could help me with a few questions.1-I have a calcium reactor and just purchased kalk reactor with top off pump.I can not seem to maintain ph It's staying at 7.7 to 8.0 I really want to get it to raise but I'm clue less at this point.I just purchased new lighting and...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I would like to hear from those of you with experiences (good or bad), with the Ecosystem brand filter with "Miracle Mud". I am giving strong consideration to starting my first reef tank with this product. Thanks, Ken
  5. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    I am in the middle of planning my closed loop on a 75g and could use some advice. The pump I am looking at is either the Sequence Snapper or Dart. Which would be the better choice for the 75g? Also, how many, what size and where should the holes go for a closed loop in a 75g? Keep in mind my...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    So I'm the new guy...getting ready to start my very first tank. I have a 58 w/ a wet-dry and a protein skimmer. I want to start a semi-reef and dont even have water in the tank yet... I was talking to a friend today and asked him about how many pounds of live sand I should think about putting...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I have an Oceanic 90 gallon tank with live rock, protein skimmer, and bare bottom sump with Cheto algae. I have no substrate in the main tank for now but am thinking about adding some. Is it better to have no substrate for cleaning purposes or is it ok to add some? The tank is going to be a...
  8. 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...
  9. DIY Forum
    Hi, I am attempting to build my tank so that I can upgrade my 47 gal. The tank I am building is 120 gal (4x2x2). Couldn't pass this opportunity up since I can get the 1/2" tempered glass for $54 total. However, since the glass is being tempered, they will drill the holes I need in it before...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    So I took the proverbial plunge and ordered a 135-gallon tank yesterday. The new baby is 72"x18"x24 with a center trap overflow and a black back. SOOOOOOOOOOOO....what do you think I should do with it? Give me all your ideas on equipment, livestock, etc. Thanks in advance.
  11. General Reef Discussion
    well i think i might have found an issue. Again i reaquascaped yesterday and i think i cause an issue. After testing my water right now just to see i found that i am at ammonia 0.25 nitrite 0.25 nitrate 15 ph 8.2-8.4 and sg at 1.024-1.025 swing arm. The only thing i can think to do is a 50%...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Here is a poll on some of the types of substrate. Just cant seem to make up my mind on this so I want to get some ideas on what is going on out there. Thanks Mike
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Algae in my tank has gone berzerk! It used to be contained by the army of snails, but the army of crabs ate them. So I got a new army of snails who don't seem to be the hungry type. It's green, it's red. It's everywhere. Help?
  14. Reef Fish
    I may be wrong but I tried finding a thread of star fish and could not find it. So let’s see those starfish pics. please write there name and if it reef safe or fish only. this is my blue linckia and it's reef safe.
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hello For some reason I am having an extremely difficult time in raising my ph past 7.8 and 8.0. I am adding seachem's liquid maine buffer but it is not going up. Any suggestions???? And if so what product works well at bringing it up and staying at around 8.3? Thanks a mill, Mike
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I HAVE A 110G DISPLAY 40G SUMP MY FLOW 600GPH RETURN 600GPH OVERFLOW PUMP (PUMP FROM OVERFLOW TO DISPLAY NOT SUMP) 3600GPH FROM THREE KORALIA 4 TOTAL= 4800 GPH MAN THE WATER SEEMS VERY TURBULENT. WELL IS THERE SUCH THING AS TO MUCH FLOW?? I JUST HAVE LIVE ROCK IN THE TANK NOW...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I purchased a coris wrasse today and placed it in my tank. It swam around for about two minutes then freaked out in the sand and I haven’t seen it for about five hours. I read that they can burrow in the sand but how long will they stay there? <O:p</O:p
  18. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    just seems like for every one person that goes b.b. , two are going back to sand ! i just don't get it ! are the" experts" winning out:nuts: ? is there something that we're not explaining right ? ARE WE OUTCASTs ! i just can't understand why some are having such problems with what i see as a...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all! My brand new 24g nano just finished cycling. Nitrites and ammonia are at 0ppm, nitrates are about 5ppm and dropping. I feel confident to add the cleaning crew now to help deal with the algae, but am wondering when I can/should start adding corals? I have scanned the net and googled...
  20. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    Well, my therm broke and my tank temp plumeted from 80 to 72. Nothing suffered but what I did notice was that a brown coral turned a deep purple! So, I've been running at a much lower temp and the coral is staying that deep purple. Can the temp really have changed the coral color?
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