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  1. nano build off 2008
    If it's not too late, I'm hoping to enter. I just got a job in the aquarium industry, and everyone in the office has a nano on their desk so I figured I had to join. What I'm thinking of doing is a custom rimless aquarium around 15 gallons with a sump area able to accomodate an old prizm...
  2. nano build off 2008
    This thread was started in the GRD area and got moved for me by Whiskey (Thank you). After finding and reading the rules, I came back to edit this post to list what my plans are for contents. It is a 12G Nano tank kit from Instant Ocean. Initial livestock: A Blue Damsel (Because I think...
  3. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    Alright guys here's something that I've been thinking about that maybe someone on here can answer for me. I went and bought roughly 300 lbs of Southdown Sand from someone (had to drive to Racine to get it) but, my question is... This sand is dry, my live rock is dry, could I just grab a good...
  4. Atlanta Reef Club
    I'm looking to change out my substrate from crushed coral to aragonite sand, so I'm looking for about 50 pounds of dry sand. Does anyone have any they'd like to sell? Obviously, I'm trying to save some money, so if anyone has leftovers, I'd love to take them. I'd like something a little larger...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, i was just hoping to discuss substrate. What is best, Sand, or Bare bottom? And also, when it comes to sand, what is the differences & benefits of say crushed coral compared to sugar sand? Particulate size? Basically what is the scoop on sand
  6. Topic of the Week Archive
    Substrate... the stuff the bottom of our tanks are covered with.. How many types of Substrate are there for our tanks? what are the pro's for that type? what are the con's for that type? :read:
  7. Nano Reefs
    Got this 5.5G nano tank from a yard sale a while back. Figure it's about time to do something with it. Have modified the lighting with a 36W PC, and 12cfm fan mounted inside the hood vent. Got 10lbs LS and 10-15lbs LR to put in it. The set up has a built in UGF that can be removed. I am wanting...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    everything is finally starting to open really nice. so i snapped a pic, then another, then a few more. so here are alot of pics for ya. enjoy! still haveing a little trouble from the turbinaria, and i just realized how much the neon green torch has grown in 2 months.
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hi All, Starting up a 54 gallon corner tank. I had originally put 40lbs of crushed coral into the tank about a month ago. Wanting this to be a reef tank, and now I'm reading here that I probably should have chosen sand. I think that today is the day that I take the crushed coral out of...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I had to take my nano home from work to clean it up. A friend of mine went to Hawaii and brought back a small 1/2 gal bag of sand from there for my tank. I thought sugar sand was fine... WOW, this stuff he brought is pumpkin colored and is as fine as flour (powder). the amazing thing is when i...
  11. Freshwater Discussion
    I'm asking for my cousin, who for whatever reasons, has to have Fresh water stingrays(they are at the LFS , waiting for him , and waiting to see them eat b4 he takes them home,,, here's the stats: 125 glass tank That big ol new Fluval running on it (xl6 or whatever it's called) Bio...
  12. TCMAS
    Greetings!!! I am in the process of putting together a 125gl fish and live rock tank and am in need of some used lighting, a RO system, live rock and a good filtration system. Anyone looking to unload some stuff or have some pointers for a n00b? I have a decent 39gl "reef" system going now...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I am getting new 220 gal tank 72" x 24" x 30". I have some questions I am hoping you all can help me with. Some things you need to know... I have wood floors so water is a nigtmare, my current tank is on wheels which allows me to move it to get behind for the refugium and skimmer as well as...
  14. Atlanta Reef Club
    Hey Guys, I will be moving to a new home and wanted to get ideas on the best ways to break down my tank with causing too much stress to my fish only tank. I have a 72 Gallon takn. with 1 tang, 2 clownfish, 1 damsel, and 1 anthia. Any suggestions?
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone. I am new on here. I used to have a couple of salt water tanks a few years ago. Now after my divorce I'm thinking of getting back into it. My 2 1/2 year old son loves fish. I'm thinking of starting out with a FOLR set up. I have a bunch of live rock (dead now) in storage from...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Why do people have crushed coral as opposed to live sand? Is crushed coral dead? Would someone please explain this to me. I want to have the crushed coral becuase i hear that it is cleaned less frequently, true?
  17. Atlanta Reef Club
    As we've all seen (even us lurkers), Home Depot carries Southdown sand occasionally. My local (the one next to headquarters in Marietta) has some sand from Quikrete corp that is play sand and "appears" to be an unwashed (kinda grey-er), coarser version of the sugar white sand you get in the...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Considering these guy in a future tank by question right now is what kind of subtrate is ideal for these guy How deep and how coarse? Do they need rubble to make the cave or no? Any other info?? thanks
  19. DIY Forum
    My tank: 52 gal half hex 48"L x 12"D x 21"H If I was to add an overflow box for a sump, how many gph should I shot for? The only thing I plan to use my sump for is the skimmer, heater, and added flow. I'm thinking that the return(s) could be hung on each corner and run the the bottom of the...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I have read a bunch of forums in TRT about this problem. My 40g reef has been up for about 3months now and I left for Vegas this past weekend and returned yesterday. My tank glass was covered with the annoying green algae and a film of brownish green algae was covering my substrate and invert...
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