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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Ok i just put my sand in my tank and i hate it its flat as aparking lot. before i had small tanks but now with a 6 ' tank it make a difference and i find that the even bottom looks, well flat. Is it possible to make hills without making a DSB by accident and the trouble it brings, thats my...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Ok I need some help from you more experienced guys and girls. First, a little history... I purchased my tank 13 months ago. It was set up and established with live rock and livestock in it. It had a severe hair algae problem all over the rocks which I've been battling since I brought it home...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, I didn't say DSB, but I have a ultra fine sand bed that's about 2-3" My tank is about 2 months old. Nitrate about 2-3 Phosphates undetectable Alk is 10.5 dkh Mag is 1200 Cal is 400-420 I have a 180 gal with about 3000gph flow not including power heads. But because of my ultra fine sand...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I noticed today I had a bit of detritus buildup in the 1/8 inch layer of aruba puka shell that covers about half the tank. under this arube puka is oolitic arag sand. I knew the puka could trap a bit of detritus when I put it in I just like the look. My FW planted tank gets detritus...
  5. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Hey guys, I'm kinda new to the area (only been living in Jacksonville, for about 6months) and new to salt water aquariums in general. I've had plenty of good working fresh water, but I've been researching this for about 2 months and it's about time to try my hand at it now. I'm planning on...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have seen a Cortez Stingray at our LFS. My understanding is that they do not grow to more than a foot across. They eat shrimp (Will they eat my peppermints??) I have a barebottom tank and what I am thinking about is some sort of a container, like a silicon baking pan or some other sort of...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, I received an email message today from Pet Solutions about specials on Aquarium Cleaning Products. Well, it had a link to this product and I just had to take a look at it. Obviously curiosity got the better of me. :) I am wondering if anyone has ever seen one of these in person or even...
  8. 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...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, We have a 450g reef and are currently filling up a 360g predator tank to move the animals out of a 150. They both feed into a 300g sump/fuge/skimmer tub. We're running two Euro-Reef RS-250 skimmers. Nitrates creep up to 20 sometimes but a 150g water change takes care of that...
  10. Aquarium 911
    For some reason when I upgraded my tank size 2 weeks ago my sps corals have been going down hill.The only one that hasnt seem to be affcted is my birds nest.All the rest are dieing or have died.The polyps on my small colony of green slimer are literally peeling off. Can any one please offer...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    What should a Tank with softys Lps and Sps Be matained at :freak: ? i need to test my alk but my cal tests at around 420 ppm may be a little less.
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I have been having problems with algae formations in two tanks, one 125 gallons, and one 60 gallons in size. I have green hairy algae in the 125 gallon and red, probably diatom, in the 60 gallon tank. I have tried extensive RODI water changes, phosphate media bags, re-cleaning sand bottom, with...
  13. Margaritaville
    I want my party!
  14. The THINK Tank
    I called it an HRDSB to distinguish it from an RDSB. HRDSB is a Hikk Remote Deep Sand Bed. What I am referring to is a 5G bucket setup such as this one: http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=595109&perpage=25&pagenumber=1 Anybody used one or know anybody who has used one...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    If you have a calcium reactor and you use an in-system pH probe and controller to run your delivery of CO2, always remember to make sure, whether in-line in a probe holder on in the top of your reactor in the chamber lid, that the probe IS IN CONTACT WITH THE EFFLUENT ASW, because if there is a...
  16. Topic of the Week Archive
    For purposes of this discussion the following terms are used to describe certain things: Live Rock: This seems to be self-explanatory but it will include any DIY rocks, any type of actual rock that is used in a tank for a surface for the bacteria to live on. Wet/Dry media: This includes, but...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I currently have a 125 gal tank with 3 emperor 400's running in my fish only tank. no reef tanks in hawaii. I have decided I want to move to better filtration and I was wondering what size wet/dry I should get. specifically dimensions or gallon size of the bi-ball container. I know the sump can...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys. My very post here, and its gonna be a pretty lengthy one. First, a brief intro to my fishkeeping history. I'm 24 this year, and have had a aquarium for most of the years. I dabbled in marine tanks for awhile, but that was 6 years ago when undergravel filters were still the rage. The...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I have been battleing a brown (algae) for over 6 months now. I can do a water change and a surface siphon and within hours the brown stuff starts showing up on my substrate...readers digest version of my tank is as follows....90 gal reef. NNR, protein skimmer and VHO(fairly new lights, within 3...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    my alk/dKH kit came in today...the LFS guy tested his tank..it came to 8dKH wich is good.. 8-12 is where it should be...mine........IS AT 4 !!!!!! i tested several times & both tanks..its 4....his tested the SAME way at 8...am i still doing something wrong ? 1. How did it get this Low!?!? 2...
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