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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I am building a water storage system for my rodi water. My question is what kind of pump do I purchase that will turn on and off as the tank needs water?? I know I need a float for the tank and alot of folks talk about a mag 5 but it runs non stop. Will the float itself turn the pump on and...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    YES! I have official began my build. I am upgrading my 75 gallon. I will post some pics of the room that I am partitioning off and what the plan is. -I ordered the tank today. Will be here on Friday (I know, quick huh) -Will get a hundred pounds or so of live rock on Sat. -Bought an...
  3. Margaritaville
    Good Morning Everyone!:wavey:
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Has anyone ever tried a setup like this? Thanks guys! Brad
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    I just got a new light its a HQI with 2 39 watt T5 AND 2 150 WATT metal halide and my temp it increasing what should I do . I turn down my temp then its to cold and suggestions . when do people use chillers ?? oh my tank is a 65 gallon
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I just picked up a 28 bowfront which was really all we could fit until moving next year from this little townhouse. It will be sumpless with a Remora HOB skimmer. Any idea what to do for circulation? The choices are a couple of MJ 1200's or else a Tunze. Are the Tunze Streams too big? If...
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    I am going away for a week. I have eveporation issues. Adding 1.5 gallons of water every 2 days. Any advise for auot top offs?
  10. DIY Forum
    I'm creating a fuge so I can grow some chaeto under full light 24/7. I've got limited space under my 55 gal tank, so I'm making this fuge out of a 10 gal tank. (Don't flame me, I've given this thought, and forgive me this small experiment before I go to a 120 gal tank; then my 55 will be the...
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    This is a work in progress and will be a work in progress until I can solve the problem created due to an extreme electrical error. I am still fuming about it and figure I can at least start a thread about the build which will make me feel better. The heart of my topoff is a pump. I wanted...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    My tank was getting too hot so I bought a small Honeywell fan from Target and it cooled the tank down by 5 degrees. I mounted it in the cabinet so that it is blowing right over the sump. It has a little keyhole on the base that you can hang from a screw like you would a clock. Pics below.
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I just tested my Calcium and its at 480. Too High??? I'm new to the calcium thing.
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    I came home last night from my trip to TO which I left to on Saturday morning. I figured 2 days was not bad to shut down my pump for. I left 3 MJ 1200s running for flow, but I guess I should have attached an air hose to a couple of them. When I got home all my fish were dying. I mean how do they...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Has anyone ever built this? I am going to buy one of these top off kits off ebay that includes all the parts to build one for $50. The thing is, I have called like 20 places locally looking for a float switch, and all I was told is that it will never work the way it is in melevs setup...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I am just curious as to your evap. rates. How often do you have to top up? I am asking because I just set up my 75 its been running for a couple days, so far I have had to put in about 4 - 5 cups of water per day, or else my pump would run dry? is this normal? My other tanks barely needed one...
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    Just wandering what range every one keeps their salinty at.
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Just order the Self Topping sytem for my sump, the one that uses electronic sensor. Who has used the type and what do you think of them. I cant wait, I have been 1/2 gal of water to the sump everyday for the past year, finally I can go away a weekend and not worry! What are your thougts on...
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    Several weeks ago, my serpent starfish lost an arm and I decided it was just 'one of those things'. Well, this morning, I decided to take a picture of it because he's looking pretty bad. Is this a sign that he's dying? My water parameters are : ca - 450ppm alk - 11 dkh salinity - 1.026 ph - 8.3...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone.. What would cause rapid evaporation??? I had my 120 w/30 gallon refugium set up for about 3 months at my old house and had to add maybe 1 gallon of water a week... I never ran low on water to the point the pump sucked air... Since I have moved, I have been having to add 1 gallon...
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