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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, I've had my 55g tank going for over a year now. I have about 50 lbs of live rock (need some more), 4 percula clowns, about 10 hermits and 5 turbo snails. Having just added a 4x55w power compact system, I want to start adding some corals and inverts. I've read a couple reefing...
  2. Tank Specs
    90 gallon wedge (for now) wet/dry canister filter 70 pounds of live rock coral sand substrate ( 2inches deep ) rena 600 PH Resun SP-2500 PH Gemini 250 PH Fischer K250 skimmer GE Daylight Actinic
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Howdy Ya'll I've been lurking a little around here lately and since you guys seem to know more than I do... I thought I'd ask for some advice! =) I'm taking down my 5 year old 90 gallon reef for an upgrade/scenery change. I see that several peeps are using a sand substrate in thier reefs...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I just picked up an Long Tenticled Anemone (LTA) It is about 3-4in. across and over a three hour period I dripped acclimated it to my tank's conditions.... Now here's the question: It keeps turning itself upside down, leaving its foot in the air. I have flipped it over twice and it takes it...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hello fellow fish friends, Yes it's my first post:rolleyes: , but better late than never! Anyway, I had a serious loss two days ago. My 'centerpiece' fish, a Potter's Angel, got up close and personal with an aquaclear 402 while I was at work...:( It's actually hard to talk about! I...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    re: algae in a reef tank I have a 150L reef aquarium which I am running using only a couple of powerheads and a good protein skimmer and living rock. Lighting is 4 fluoro tubes- 2 actinic blue and 2 "power glo" tubes totalling 60 watts, run for 10 hours a day. Stocking levels of fish are low...
  7. Tank Specs
    125g FOWLR tank: This tank was set up 7/13/01. Was an upgrade from 75g FOWLR that was originally set up 8/00. Equipment: Tidepool II wet/dry filter, Turbofloter T1000 In Sump skimmer, 3 Hagen 1140 powerheads, Twin Tube All Glass Lights: 1 10,000K and 1 - Actintic. 3-4" Carib Sea Special Reef...
  8. Biological Filtration Archive
    I think I may have made a critical blunder. In choosing a substrate I listened to someone who suggested using Home Depot "play sand" as my DSB. I decided against 100% play sand and went with 100lbs of play, 60lbs of fine crushed coral, giving me a decent 4" bed for seeding...The problem is that...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I think I may have made a critical blunder. In choosing a substrate I listened to someone who suggested using Home Depot "play sand" as my DSB. I decided against 100% play sand and went with 100lbs of play, 60lbs of fine crushed coral, giving me a decent 4" bed for seeding...The problem is that...
  10. Tridacnid Clams/ snails/worms/stars and such
    I need a good sand sifter that won't eat the critters in my sand bed. Would a serpent star fit the bill? Do I need anything else to sift my sand in a 29g? Is a serpent star the same as a brittle star? Thanks. Kimber
  11. Tank Specs
    My tank is a 30 gallon. Lighting is 2 55 watt 9375 K power compacts, and 1 30 watt actinic. Filtration is 45 pounds of live rock, 3 inch sand substrate, and 2 power heads. Skimmer is right now a POS but will be upgrading to the bakpak2 when it arrives at the end of the week. The visijet I am...
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