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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I was wondering if LPS need a skimmer. Also, can soft corals and LPS be in the same tank without fighting?
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys, My husband and I have a 60 gal tank that has 55 lbs of LR, 40 lbs of LS, two wavemakers, and an Aquaclear 110 running with biohome media and crushed coral to help the ph. My husband and I hooked up our hob protein skimmer last night and it ended up horribly. We spent hours trying to...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all! My reef tank has been suffering from high nitrates lately and I am looking for some input as how to help this problem. Here is my tank specs to start: 45 Gal Reef tank: -40 Pounds live rock -2 500GPH Powerheads -3 Inch sand bed Tank is a 2 year old skimmerless set up. Currently...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have been on this great forum almost everyday for quite a while now and I have always been eager to do a tank thread!. Before I start I would like to thank everyone that is a part of this forum. I have learned so much and I am very grateful for all the information I have learned. Thankyou TRT...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, Firstly hello to everyone. Im new to this site, though not to the hobby, i've been an intrigued reader for years but finally decided to get registered. I note with interest the vast majority of people on this site have a reliance on skimmers. I should therefore make it abundantly clear i...
  6. Large Systems
    im building a 150 gallon with 80 to 100-kg of rock 3 inch sand bed my tank has a sump and a 5000lph return pump twin over flows and for lighting im going to have 4 55w t5s and 3 300w 6500k pc i havent really got space under the tank to fit a good skimmer so its ever get a hang on back one or go...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Current Full Tank shot 9/4/2011 Just thought I would share my Pico Vase with everyone. The Vase holds about 1.5 gallons of water (actual water volume after rocks and sand). Probably upwards of 5lbs of live rock on there and xx pounds of sand. Lighting: 4 Cree LED setup. 2x Cool White and 2x...
  8. Tank Specs
    29 gallon reef at 6 weeks old; 32 lbs liverock 20lbs live sand 1 occelaris clownfish 1 fire shrimp 2 zoanthid frags, one radioactive dragon eye and unknown zoa on one peice of rock, and another unknown zoanthid on another, large CPR hang on back fuge w/ chaeto 24" 96w nova extreme t5ho with one...
  9. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    OK, here it goes, I'm pretty new to this Forum and have been in the hobby for about a year and a half. Surely, with all the information on the various forums, in books, life experiences, and best practices gleamed through others that I have studied, contemplated, and absorbed in...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I have been talking with a guy who does large custom aquarium installs. He used to own a very large store up the street from my work back in the 80's. I wasn't around for that, but apparently it was one of the largest in the area. All of the systems I have seen that he did are awesome and I know...
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