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  1. General Reef Discussion
    i was intrested in seeing what type of coral systems u guys are currently running
  2. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    well after putting MH on the 29 and seeing how much I like it.. i'm thinking i am going to convert the 75 over th MH from T5... I'm thinking 2X250 MH with XM 20K bulbs with no actinics. Sooo. if anyone is interested in a 4X54 T5 Retro I may be willing to swap for a 2X250 MH fixture...I am...
  3. Margaritaville
    Well crud they got the hole crews hopes up and i am STILL at work :( on the pluse side we are about to get off :ac15: So i say GoodDay Every one! P.S. i think some one jinxed me by asking 8am Or 8pm ....... :p And I a returning the days back to Normal !! is was getting to confusing :lol:
  4. SPS Coral Forum
    Since still only being 17 and sometimes and not always being able to give the tank 24/7 attention (as im sure almost everyone else isn't either!) I like to try and keep things as maintenance free as possible...cleaning the glass,lights, cleaning the collection cup are basically the only things I...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Well...seems this is just not going to work no matter what i do...over $600 in equipment..payed nearly $100 for this designer coral frag alone,saved dimes for almost 7 months to get it....weekly water changes...expensive brand carbon, pure water quality,constant care..& still..this...i know what...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    haven't seen much on this fish http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=89&N=0 . and the availability seems limited. anyone with any experiences? i know leonardo has one in the formosa forest i was just wandering on others experiences with this species. it would go in a 75...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    You know - I am still debating on the 28G Nanocube or a bigger tank. I know I wil lget bored of the Nanocube eventually since it can only house maybe 2-3 small fish and a few corals. I confirmed the electrical issue will cost allot to do and its probably out of the question. With a TV, DVD...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    This thread lists the equipment I have so far: http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/showthread.php?t=111400 When I got the tank, I decided to go ahead and test everything I had to make sure it worked properly. The only part of it that I couldn't truly test was the skimmer. But, with plain water...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Just wanted to say thanks for inviting me over to look at your set up and explaining a lot of the small details to me. And to think I thought my head hurt before.......... I'll be hitting you up in the near future to help me get everything going and maybe come over to my house (if you don't...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    So I will have guests basically all day on Christmas day. Of course I want to show off my tanks. I run 7 hours on the SPS tank w/ 2x250w MH and 9 hours on the softie tank with 130w PC. Will running them for 12 hours or so (10:00am to 10:00 pm) for one day cause any problems?
  11. PNSMAS archives (hidden)
    I guess to get this going, why don't we introduce ourselves to see who will be checking this section on a regular basis, whether you are in the Pacific northwest or not...I guess lets see what happens with this thread... I am brandon, I have 65gal cube, 24x24x25 and I am planning on plumbing in...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    hey gang i need some really good shots of Rics' mushrooms Discosoma's too! show me what ya got! anyone have some great looking Sea fan pics?
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, for those who know of it, I am back on the wagon with my 150 build. I am going to change a few things though. The biggest change is that I am adding my son's 75 to the system as a horse tank and it will be built into another wall but part of the main system. I will be selling my MR 2...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I want to do a nice tank. I've never done a nice tank. I've always just thrown something together from what I have. I need advice on how to go about putting together my dream setup... well, my I could never afford a reefzilla anyways dream setup. I have about $1200 to play with and some...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Just curious I see so many posts where ppl state there lighting as 384W!! ( I as well did this) But in actuallity there are 2 96w atinice and 2 96w 10K. Do the atinics really count for photosynthesis?? Aren't the really only for color? I mean if someone had 1,000watts of 420/640mn lighting...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    LOL I added another Ph a little while back for more flow, everything lookin good and clean and then I had a brain fart and modded my Ph tonight and now like a whirlwind in the sea and ewwwww the nasty that blew up from places I didnt know existed , cause the tank went from clean to muck in...
  17. Lighting
    Getting ready to fire up my frag tanks. I have 3 tubs that are 50x30, and one SPS tank that will be 48x36. All are 12" deep Questions: Would a 400watt MH bulb cover the spread of the tub sufficently if hung up high? It's a 400 watter, so I can't get it to close. I could of course run 150's...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    By the beginning of next year i will be setting up a 120g reef tank, & i need some advice, i want a mixed system, SPS,LPS, & Soft corals it will have MH lighting, 1 inch sand bed, i need advice on filtration, what wattage of lighting, skimmer, & so forth, ive never ran a SPS system before...
  19. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    so its been about 2 months since the hexagon came down and already i miss it lol. and in my 125 i think im going to go with more of an lps/softie tank with lots of fish, im having trouble keeping the water acceptable for acros with the fish i already have. so now im thinking of redoing the...
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