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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I've searched the forums and haven't found a solid answer, so posting here. I've had a 3" or so sand bed in my refugium (10" x 7") for years. I've read all the stories about it being a bad idea and the ticking time bomb... I'd like to finally remove it now but curious to those that have done...
  2. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    Here is a photo of the sand.
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Haha, oops. Took to long to attach the poll it seems. That’s what I get for multitasking at work. Well here is the actual poll for those who want to play along. -AR
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Reefers, Another question for this crazy bunch. Again I feel like most here know the pros and cons for the different substrate choices out there but I’m curious what are we all running in our beautiful eco systems at home? Again a comment for the main reason for you decision is awesome if...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Someone told me that sand is a thing of the past and that they only run crushed coral now. They said sand will kill corals and that they never recommend it unless it is a FO tank. This was a guy at the LFS and he said they never use sand in their tanks. Any thoughts on this?
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all- I recently purchased a Biocube 32!! I am setting up the live rock and sand this weekend and was looking for suggestions for how to put it all together. Any recommendations would be awesome. Thanks all. :worm:
  7. General Reef Discussion
    My Innovative Marine Nuvo fusion all in one setup arrived today. its the 30 gallon long setup. Looking forward to my first nano. i normally always go big, but would like to try and see if I'm skilled enough to maintain a smaller system. I'm currently curing about 30-40 pounds of live rock in a...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I added sand to a 5 gallon and ever since, it's been super cloudy the entire time. No matter how many water changes I do. The cloudiness will not go away. Should I buy something to help or just get rid of the sand or be patient? It's been about 3 weeks since the sand was added.
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Evening all, normally when I join a forum I'll go through a more friendly and traditional route of joining and introducing myself but the need for a bit of advice has catalysed the process straight into asking for a bit of help. I've had fish tanks for years, started fresh then went tropical...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I have been having issue with what appears to be green hair algae on some of my rocks and a purple/red algae on my sand bed since I setup this tank about 1 year ago. I have slowly been removing some of my current sand and a week ago I added new sand to replace it. I did not have a deep sand bed...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I want to know why i get a diatom bloom every time I clean my sand bed. I thought cleaning the sand bed would help PREVENT any sort of diatoms or algae blooms. I do 10 Gallon water change on my 6 month 75 gallon reef tank every other week. When I leave the sand bed untouched or do not blow...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I have added a Yasha goby to a coral bed tank. I addressed this issue on another forum. I am going to replace my crushed coral bed with sand. How should I go about this? Should I use live sand? Will this stress my fish? Should I remove all crushed coral? Do I need to remove inhabitants? Thx in...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, I've had my reef tank for about 3-4 months now and during the 3 month mark, I had a big tank crash which was caused by the unnoticed death of my mandarin goby. When i found the goby, only skeleton was left. The tank water turned yellowish brown and I did 50% water change which did not...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I made my intro on here probably 2 weeks ago. Figured I would give you guys a status update. Tank canopy is currently being built, should be finished in another day. Nabbed a new Coralife 65G protein skimmer from Amazon. Also picked up some live rock from a local shop. aaaaand added some sand...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    All, Can anyone give me any more advice on getting rid of these diatoms. I am not sure how they started (i have an idea). I went on vacation for a few days and my wife fed the fish. When i got home the tank was still fine then i went on another trip a few days later ( i did water change prior...
  16. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    Can meetup in rochester for pickup. pm with any ?s/offers. Thanks Maxspect Razr R420R 16k works great just took down frag tank also has wide angle reflectors - $175 will also include a 20gal tall tank with black pine stand. 40lb bag fine live sand x4 - $15 each bag Corals $20 each blasto...
  17. Marine Depot
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  18. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    Selling an X-Large Diamond Goby minimum 5" long for $20. It's healthy, a great sifter and ready for pick up. Thank you.
  19. KBMAS For Sale/Trade and Buy
    Hi, I recently got back from the West Coast and wanted to restart one of my nano tanks. Looking for some seed sand or LR rubble, it is only a 6g tank. Will pay. Thanks!!!
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all! This is my first post here, so if I am doing something wrong, please inform me! A little background first... I have been operating freshwater aquariums since I was six years old, and have decided to move onto saltwater. My current plan for the new aquarium is a 50-60g tank w/fish and...
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