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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I'm thinking about adding a sump to my system with a hang-on-back overflow. Just wondering if anyone has had some experience with these. Where do you get them? What's a good brand? How likely is a flood? What can you do to minimize this risk? Can you get them with critter-guards built in...
  2. TCMAS
    Hello everybody. I'm Derek from Montevideo (120mi west of Metro). I have been vistiting your TCMAS board for the last few weeks and have found it to be very beneficial. I am looking to continue building a reef so any help or pointers are always appreciated. My next stage is to build my...
  3. TCMAS
    I have a dilema and need some expert advice: I have a 75/90 gallon tank stand and custom 21" canopy that is brand new, hasn't been stained yet and solid oak from Blue Reef Aquatics. I bought this two years ago after I sold my Freshwater tank to start planning for a reef. My issue is that I...
  4. TCMAS
    <TABLE class=tborder cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=6 width="100%" align=center border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD class=alt1> Well like I always say I am still learning i currently have a 72 Gal bow front with a wet/dry box and as i have seen on other threads i also have the nasty bio balls that...
  5. Tank Specs
    Hello all! this is my tank and what i have in it. I plan on a reef tank with fish. I actually think im fished out now time to work on the reef part of it. Specs: Set Up Date : December 2005 I had a 55 gal from feb till the new 125 came. Tank Size (LxHxW | Volume): 72x18x21 I was told its a...
  6. TCMAS
    Think I'm going to stay in our current offices after the landlord offered to replace the 13 year old carpet with 10 years of salt water spills on it. Since I'm going to have to drain the tank to do so I'm thinking of cleaning the whole thing up, such as buying a sump to fit under the tank...
  7. TCMAS
    Got the 120 today after the vikings game. Now it's on the stand. Couple more 2x4's to add and it's ready to go! I'll keep you posted....
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I got the Eheim liberty 200 gph hob. Anybody use this yet? I wanted to switch from my penguin 330, but for now I am runing both, how long till I should remove the old filter?
  9. DIY Forum
    Being this will be my first DIY project in a very long time. I need some help doing this. I have a 54Gal corner piece that I has no oveflow and no sump. I want to create/build an overflow and sump. I know the technical aspects of building and science. But, is there a diagram I can clone to make...
  10. TCMAS
    Today proves I can be taught. Many of you may remember my auto-top off/siphon overflow disaster a couple years ago. If not, basically the return siphon broke, and the auto-top off kept adding fresh water as the return pump emptied the sump. The tank was a waterfall and at 1.001 salinity when I...
  11. TCMAS
    I usually just add plain RO/Di water for topoff. Do you guys add any additives to the water before adding? I was just reading the post by David on the coral feeding thread and thought about adding in kalk, and other additives to top off....what is the concensus guys?
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all! I have been visiting this site for over 3 years now. I have always been interested in starting up a reef tank. I am currenly the owner of a 90 gallon freshwater cichlid tank and have been keeping freshwater fish for years. Most of my fish have been dieing off of old age recently...
  13. Classified Archives
    Does anyone, or know of anyone have a siphon overflow or overflow box they are not using or want to get rid of? The overflow will be for a 29 gal. sump so 200-300 gph should be sufficient. Thanks, John
  14. TCMAS
    I know this question has been debated alot, I've tried to search for information about both, I was just wondering what your opinions/thoughts where on either/or.
  15. TCMAS
    well i came home from a relaxing weekend to find the power off to the tank and water all over the floor. i have deciced to tear down my non reef ready 180g tank, and build a new reef ready acrylic 180g. so in the next few weeks i will be getting rid of some of the corals that wont fit into a...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I have just aquired a 125 gallon tank (72"x18"x22") and stand for a very inexpensive price. Due to me mentally flipping two colors, I was thinking I was getting a tank with a tempered bottom and untempered sides, but a re-check tells me the green AGA stickers from 1999 are supposed to be all...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Need a design for overflow box anybody gots one? Jim
  18. TCMAS
    I think I am going to start-up my 150 gallon. I am planning to put at least a 55 gallon fuge on it. It is not drilled...I am thinking of doing an overflow box. Does anyone have any suggestions on which is better???? Should I have it drilled or not. I have an awsome stand and it will be...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I’m new to saltwater and looking for some experienced opinions. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p> My specifics: 72 gallon glass tank setup three months ago (estimated 55-60 gallons of actual water)1” to 2” of sand with some crushed coral...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I have a thirty gallon set up and Im getting ready to put in a ten gallon sump. Anyone know what the flow rate to the sump should be so I can buy the correct overflow and return pump. Also I plan to set the sump up with a refugum and algae scrubber and maybe a mangrove or two so I can reduce...
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