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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 120 Gallon tank. It is connect to a 40 gallon sump via 2 overflows. 1.5" PVC drilled on the bottom corners in aprox 4". I'm running Maggie Mufflers on each overflow. These do not provide any surface skimming as the water is pulled In below the tanks surface. If I built this tank again I...
  2. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    OK ladies and gentleman, i need some ideas, input, advice and help with working up a C2C overflow for my tank.... 240g 96" long x 29" deep x 19" tall posting some pics for reference of what i have at this time, and just because we all love pics....:dance:
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Anyone have any? I have the Nano, and I was impressed with it, but I noticed that it might be possible to improve the efficiency. So here's what I did, and now I can CLEARLY see the front input chamber water level, rise and lower, depending upon how high the grate is out of water. (receiving...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have been having issues with the water surface of my 46 gallon. I was looking for something to help skim the surface and I found this. http://www.marinedepot.com/Current_USA_SubCurrent_Internal_Filter_w_Pump_Water_Pump_Driven_Filters-Current_USA-CU08026-FIFRITWP-vi.html What do you think?
  5. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    So it's been a while since I have posted in here, it's good to be back. I've had a lot go on in the last year. I took down and sold off my 90g reef when I found out I would soon be a father last year, I just knew I wouldn't have the time or money to invest into it to get it how I wanted it. So...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I'm in the planning phase of my new 250gl, and I'm not up to speed on all the latest toys and gadgets. Especially where flow is concerned. I hope TRT can help me out with this. There will be several large anemones in the tank, so I really don't want a bunch of power heads or moving parts. I...
  7. DIY Forum
    hi im new to these forums and have found out lots of information from here as i am new to the salwater hobby.. i have just recieved my new 832 litre tank (about 183 imperial gallons) and i have a few questions regarding overflows, flow rates and hole sizes. the tank i have now is made from...
  8. NFMAS Member Tanks
    Hello Everyone! I'm new to this hobby as well as to NFMAS. I'm looking forward to meeting people at the next meeting, but I thought the best way to introduce myself might be to start a thread for my new tank. My tank is a 14g biocube. I've only made a couple of modifications to it so far...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    A little background here. I purchased a 375 gallon acrylic tank. It's pretty much bare bones and I am building the overflow for it. The tank has an acrylic top. Here is a drawing of how the overflow will be constructed... I will be using 1/4" black acrylic. My question is "How far down from...
  10. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    I wasnt planning on it for a year or two...but was planning on it. Being as my 225 main display is a leaking disaster waiting to happen.......its coming down.........and that means im switching it over to bb now instead of later New tank will be here in 3 weeks. Im going to model it very...
  11. 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 :)
  12. General Reef Discussion
    What's up everbody, It has been a long time since I have posted on this site. Couple of major life changes in the past several months. Wife and I purchased our first home. Finally, I have the space I need for the tank I want ;). Can a person successfully use one pump for a skimmer, phosban...
  13. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I have notice recently in my tank that there is a film alone the surface of my tank's water. It look really thin and white in color. I have a surface skimming wet dry overflow box and a protein skimmer, I thought that was supposed to take care of this problem. What causes this? How can i fix...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I am planning to start up a new system and do a complete build thread. But for now I'm just gonna throw this out there and see what you guys think. External dimensions are 60x30x20 I'm just gonna make it easy and call it a 155g, the sump will probably be an ADHI Berlin 60. I am planning on...
  15. 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.
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I am allowed to do another tank. I want to do a 48 Inch x something x something, and I want to make a custom overflow. This tank is going to be a FOWLR, aggressive most likely. I have seen some nice ideas for overflows on this forum and the one that I have in question is the one where you...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Reg and I have been planning to put together a 40 breeder system for months. A few weeks ago, I finally found a new job (working in the aquarium industry no less!). This means we finally have the means to do what we first envisioned for this project. First, we both work full time, go to...
  18. DIY Forum
    After admiring reef tanks from afar for many years I am finally at a point in my life where I can take up the hobby. It will still be a few months before I can begin but until then I can do more research and perfect my system design. Below are some 3D models of my first design. Tell me what...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Alright, so I got the tank today! Its about 190 gallons. Its going to take a while to finish, since we have a wedding in September, and will probably be moving back to Fresno to buy a house. So this isnt going to be quick, but hopefully will be worth while. The tank is 60" long, 36" deep...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, I am very new to this forum and to salt water aquarium's. But my wife and I decided to do it, so we purchased a new 210 gallon salt water tank with cabinet, the place were we purchased the tank was very pricey with all the other equipment. Is there a certain vendor that this forum...
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