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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have been through a ton of threads about DSB's and BB set ups. I would like to have a SSB of 1-2" Are there any Long time users of the shallow sand bed that could give me some advice on keeping it clean so it will last "forever" Also, do i still need to suspend the LR to prevent the...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    First off, hi everyone! I've been lurking for a while now and have already gained so much knowledge off of all of you. I think after years of sitting on the idea, I'm ready to take the plunge into the wonderful world of a SW tank. Fear has held me back more than anything, but I figure if I...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I'm starting to get air bubbles rising from the sand. i have raked through the sand to get them to rise but a couple hours later they are there again. what are they from? are they bad? How do i get rid of them?
  4. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I am upgrading to a 75 gal. I want to put a sand base in the bottom of the tank. Any certain product I should use? Will sand from the beach work? Also trying to design my sump. I have a wet/dry sump that was on an old 120 gal and a 10 gal tank. I was thinking I could tie the two...
  5. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    well my ssb is full of crap in less than a year, and its starting to wick into the rocks in front that arent completely supported with my rock lift. leading to some really nasty algae on those rocks. so now i have a disgust for sand... and gonna do away with it. planning on taking the whole...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so i currently have a 29 gallon SPS dominant Reef. I have a shallow sand bed. I currently amd running a mag 7 return pump through a SCWD and 2 x nano tunze 6025s constantly for flow. I am pretty happy with the amount of flow I have. Anyhow, In a few weeks I will be moving from a 29 to a 50...
  7. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    Will my sand bed stir up if.......... <TABLE id=HB_Mail_Container height="100%" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0 UNSELECTABLE="on"><TBODY><TR height="100%" UNSELECTABLE="on" width="100%"><TD id=HB_Focus_Element vAlign=top width="100%" background="" height=250...
  8. NFMAS Member Tanks
    Since I was a small child, I have always had pets. Whether it was a dog, stray cat, baby squirl, injured bird, lizard, turtle. snake, aquarium, or just about any animal that I could keep. I have also had an aquarium set up constantly since I was 4 years old. Definately not going to share how...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Reg and I have been planning to put together a 40 breeder system for months. A few weeks ago, I finally found a new job (working in the aquarium industry no less!). This means we finally have the means to do what we first envisioned for this project. First, we both work full time, go to...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    So, I've finally started my 40g breeder build (thread and pics to follow later today). My question is this: I built some DIY rock lifts out of 1" PVC. I've got a few slots to insert small powerheads to aerate the rock from underneath. I want to epoxy the rock lifts to coat the surfaces with...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I started a thread in the large systems forum but I did not get much traffic there so Im posting here now. For those that dont know I have a Perfecto/Marineland 180gal tank with 2 corner overflows. I have an Oceanic Model 3 sump, MRC MR-2 skimmer. My plan for my aquascaping is to build a rack. I...
  12. General Reef Discussion
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  13. General Reef Discussion
    i would like to have an anemone (a Haitian Reef Anemone or Condy Anemone) and a few corals (Frog Spawn, Kenya Tree, Hammer) MGA (my hubby) says t-5ho retro kit would be good. question is how many bulbs would i need would this...
  14. nano build off 2008
    Hi! I decided to go ahead and enter my new BioCube into the contest... I have to say it's not the most unique or cost effective design - but hey - it's a nano and this way I can keep track of what I'm doing! For some history - I've decided to get into marine fish breeding - I've always been a...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hi - I thought I would make a new post because I was changing to topic of my other one and people might not know to look... Question - I'm thinking of getting a nano cube for my ocellaris pair... If I'm taking LR and sand (very shallow sand bed) from my other tanks - how long should I expect...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    My 46 gal softie reef crashed a few months back and im still on the road to recovery. I removed all the old sandbed, scrubbed the rocks and put it all back together with no sand. I dont have enough flow or a good enough skimmer to have a bb tank. I was just wondering if I could add a SSB...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Im pretty sure its cyano but Its been a while since I have seen any in my 45 gallon tall tank. I recently took out my shallow sand bed and replaced it with new live sand I bought (20lb bag). My shallow sand bed was 4 years old and needed to be replaced. So I think this problem might be due to...
  18. 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...
  19. nano build off 2008
    jph's 24G aquapod HQI okay, time to edit my 1st post, and give some factual information, instead of me rambling and guessing at what i'll do. the plan still remains that i'll be moving my 90 into this 24. but not everything will fit, ofcourse. most of the rock will be up for grabs :)...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Those of you that have Faux sandbeds, How are they making out long term? Covered in coralline? Trapping detritus? Falling apart?
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