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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Just looking to get some insight on what way to run my protein skimmer. I have a tunze 9001 running in my fluval m60 (24gallon all in one) which has seemed to be doing pretty good besides the fact that i'm getting some film on the surface in the back of my tank. It's a tight sqeeze when i put...
  2. General classifieds
    HOB Overflow - SOLD Picked this up used today and it just too big for my 20L. $20 Shipped
  3. General Reef Discussion
    hey all, I have a reef octopus BH-300 HOB. It is only running at 50% to save space. I have a substantial amount of scum accumulating on the surface. It contains bubbles and some bits of scraped algae. I was wanting to add a surface skimmer like they make for the BH-100ss but could not find...
  4. Tank Specs
    The Flow will be going over the back and the sump will be a DIY 10G with three chambers. The beginning of the flow will start with a surface skimmer down to the first chamber of the sump. In the first chamber there will be a HOT protein skimmer. The water then over-flows to the second chamber...
  5. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    This is probably a newbie question, but I've never had this problem before. As some of you know, I've been having some algae issues and some brain issues in my nano. It a AP24 with a Coralife 96W PC, a Magnum HOT, and 2 Hydror Nanos. Anyhwoooo, I have a nicely manicured lawn on the right side...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    What do you guys think of this tank?....I'm about to 'buy it now' :D http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=160242018080&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=006#ebayphotohosting I currently have a 28 gal nano tank...but wanted to get another smaller one to experiment with :)
  7. Nano Reefs
    im starting get a oily film on the top the water. how can i get rid of it? and is this normal?
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hello. :wavey: My 12 gallon nano is doing good but it has some gunk on the surface of the water. We cut a notch out of the back filter area to make an overflow but it didn't work. Does anyone have any suggestions how to skim the surface in a nano? Bye. :wavey:
  9. General Reef Discussion
    About every 10 to 15 minutes a jet of micro bubbles comes out my return from the sump. I have baffles in the sump and except for these 1 second instances there is no bubble problem. It takes about a minute for them to clear up after they shoot out. What could be causing this? How can I stop it...
  10. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Anyone have one. It's for a 35 gallon tank with 3 cardinals and two clowns. With about 50 lbs of live rock. Or shoudl I just not bother with one. I am getting a weird brownish film on the surface.
  11. General Reef Discussion
    anyone have a preferred hang on skimmer for a 40 gal i don't have a sump and my stand is really small under not height but is really skinny it is only 40(37) gal 36x12x16 when i buy my house i will be setting up my 130gal that i have stand sump and basic lighting
  12. nano build off 2008
    Ok...so the thread isn't locked yet...I guess that means I can still sneak this in??? My wife (Pinky70, just signed her up) is getting a used 12G cube tonight. She was originally thinking about just putting freshwater in it, but after looking around at LFS I think she has decided to go reef...
  13. nano build off 2008
    My 12g nano looked somewhat similar to this as of this morning: The anemone was traded off last week. Flat rock hasn't been in the in months. The large rock was there but I wanted it in my main tank(125g). I really wanted to do something with the tank that allowed more room for the...
  14. nano build off 2008
    Big "Hi" from down under (Australia) :wavey:, I'm a brand new member at thereeftank.com (first post!) and I'm totally stoked about this year's build-off! I intend to bring a unique tank to the competition both in terms of livestock and hardware setup. My main skills are in electronics design...
  15. nano build off 2008
    OK, I am in! I have an empty AGA 7 gallon Mini-Bow from many years ago. It was my wifes freshwater tank. The blue background was a special adhesive aquarium background, which I just removed. Surprisingly it came off in one piece. It was like a really tough vinyl. I remember putting it on, it...
  16. DIY Forum
    hey ... i have two 3" dia cyinders for the surface skimmer .... when i cut the castle tops into them ... how deep? how wide? how many slots? do we even need castle tops? wont it skim just as well flat?
  17. nano build off 2008
    Build Begins - post 1 LED lighting installed in hood - post 20 Tank filled, lights running - post 29 First foam in skimmer - post 62 Rock/sand in tank - post 78 Koralia Nano pump installed - post 89 Coral frags in - post 97 Added a fish - post 130 DIY ATO installed - post 135...
  18. Margaritaville
    (attn TRT mods ... i'm about to tell a story about my experience then ask a question ... if it breaches the rules of commercialism ... then delete this post with my apologies.) for years ... all we had up here was the LHS and the Home Depot. the LHS guys are great because they are only a few...
  19. nano build off 2008
    A few winters ago my Minibow 7 got wiped out with a 48 hour power outage ice storm :cry: But last weekend I decided it was time to start it up again (since I had most of the equipment already). So I did. Basic setup to include: Minibow 7 AquaClear 300 w/ surface skimmer atachment 50w Tronic...
  20. nano build off 2008
    jph's 24G aquapod HQI okay, time to edit my 1st post, and give some factual information, instead of me rambling and guessing at what i'll do. the plan still remains that i'll be moving my 90 into this 24. but not everything will fit, ofcourse. most of the rock will be up for grabs :)...
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