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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, This is my first post here so I would like to say that I'm very happy to be part of this community! I have recently set up my 2nd saltwater reef aquarium after taking down my first that I had running for a year and a half. I wanted something bigger and with better flow and...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone, Just kickstarted my 55 gallon reef tank (still cycling.) I'm already starting the notice the amount of HOB equipment starting to build up and cause an eye soar. Unfortunately the 10 gallon tank I planned to use as a sump doesn't fit under the stand that I built. So I guess my...
  3. Reefing Equipment
    Hey everyone, I'm in the final stages of upgrading to the 75g, everything is looking great and healthy. I knew that I wanted to put a sump on 75g and just always thought " do your research" and eventually get one ( actually build it ). So I was going to use my 20g acrylic tank, but now I'm...
  4. Reefing Equipment
    Hi guys I've been into fish my whole life and got into reef keeping 3 years ago when my neighbor had an old tank he was getting rid of. Recently i graduated college and as a graduation present my parents are getting me a 180 gallon reef ready tank from aqueon. So in the past the tanks that i've...
  5. Lighting
    Hi I need some help with lighting for my 20 gallon long tank. It has 2 clown fish that have hosted a bubble tip anemone. It has a six line wrasse, 2 emerald crabs, a sand shifting starfish, 2 blue damselfish, a peppermint shrimp, a Mexican turbo snail, 4 Margarita Snail, and 4 blue legged...
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  7. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    I'm looking to replace my small antiquated sump/refugium w/bioballs. I found one I like and my queston is should I drill it and install a bulkhead to run my turbo sea 580p or purchase an in sump pump instead?
  8. Tank Specs
    Ok so here is an odd question. In my new 90 I went with Sump with dual socks to Eshopps PSK200 skimmer to return. I have always done wet / dry in FOWLR tanks. Since this tank will be semi reef I was convinced to do sump. Is there any value to putting bio-balls in the skimmer socks? Would...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I am very new to the salt world and need help! Recently purchased everything required to get my tank up and running and ready for first cycle. Tank is 75 gallon built in overflow. I have a question about order of filters in the sump... 1. Should I pass water through my UV...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I shall make it short and sweet. 2 parts of the question: LR in the sump I was advised by my LFS to put a piece of LR onto 1 of the chamber in the sump. I understood his point of view, because this particular chamber is empty, so why not for additional Biological filtration. Considering we...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I will keep it simple ... From your experience, do you feel the need to put beneficial Macro Algae onto a sump? Having a Macro algae, means it needs probably a LR, which in turn, convert it to a fuge. Do you see the benefit of having a fuge compared to a sump? I could see few legends here...
  12. Reefing Equipment
    I'm putting together the plumbing for my 150 gallon tank I'm using 1" PVC and I'm using a CPVC Cement to put it together I'm half way done! I'm just wondering if that's bad of good for my tank? Will it leach into my water or it shouldn't be a problem? Please help me out I hope it's ok bc I...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    All, I am new to the Saltwater world and am looking at setting up a 150 gallon tank. I am starting to make a list of things that I need to get for the tank. Right now the only thing I have is the tank. I would like to know what type of filter system would be best as I am planning on...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I am going back and forth with myself on whether or not to build one, and I've recieved mixed mesages on other sites. I have a couple of questions that I'm hoping someone on here can help me with. First of all, is a 10g sump with a fuge worth building for a 29g tank? If so, what kind of flow...
  15. Skimmers & other filtration
    so heres the deal, i started up a reef tank back in sept. i found a used 75 gallon with stand bought some crappy sand a great light, some live rock and a canister filter....good to go.....NOT! (do people still say that?):idea: added a couple 3200 gph powerheads wich blow sand everywhere at this...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    What is the best way to clean sock filters? I use one for overflow tube into sump Dale
  17. Skimmers & other filtration
    I have recently purchased my first aquarium. It is a 75 gallon glass aquarium and already is drilled with a built in overflow tank and ready for a sump. I am at a loss when it comes to what protein skimmer I should purchase. I am pretty sure that I want a submersible one that I can just place in...
  18. Reefing Equipment
    Hi everyone! New to these forums but as I've been 'skimming' through, I've learned some very useful tips. I'm a new to the addiction and want to upgrade my current set up. I have had the following for about two months now: 40-45 Gal glass bow front Metal halide lights w/ led. From current...
  19. Reefing Equipment
    My sump has a leak so I am replacing it. The current sump is a 30 gallon long and works alright but I would like to use this as a chance to upgrade. So I was thinking a 55 gallon which is what, 21 inches high? Stand has 27 inches of heights, is 6 inches enough room to get in there and do what I...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    First time posting, although I've been following the forum for a while. Great info in the past, hoping for some advice for my future set-up. Currently running a 10g SW tank (been up for about 1/2 year), will be inheriting a 29g & a 55g in the next few months. I'll be setting up the 55g as the...
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