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  1. Tank Specs
    I have a 30 long tank that I am wanting to set up as a reef tank. While I would prefer to get a t5 36x4 I can get a 96w x2 for less than half the price so thats probably the direction I will go. Probably get a maroon clown and perhaps a jawfish for verts. Inverts its hard to tell yet. I'm...
  2. Reefing Equipment
    Hey all... I've found my RO/DI system (Kent Marine 24GPD) that I thought got tossed, and its been sitting in storage for the past 3 years. With water in it. I know nothing about the unit other then what I've found online, and have no clue what I need to do to get it working again. I tossed...
  3. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Ok guys I'm pretty new to the hobby (12 gallon Eclipse Nano 1yr old ) and even more new to the site...I just started cycling my 2nd tank 42 gal Bow Front for 2wks w/ about 40 pounds of "uncured" live rock and 40 pounds of Tahitian Black Sand and a Magnum hang-on canister filter for now for...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, I finally got my light, so i'm going to get the rock tomorrow. What should I look for thats good, and what should I stay away from?
  5. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    Got the remodel done, and caught up on bills, so Im FINALLY getting to put my tank together..... I've put some thought into going BB right from the start, but I have so many questions......First, is BB feasible for a fowlr tank? Right now Im more interested in fish than anything. Ill be buying...
  6. 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...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Seems to me this would be a great way to clean detritus off uncured rock. If I wasn't in MN in the winter I'd give it a try tonight!
  8. Topic of the Week Archive
    Well it is the start of the new year and the start of the bi weekly discussion's. we all know they tend to run a little longer sometimes... just to let any one who is not familiar with the bi-weekly. at any time you can post and ask or share knowledge, i just ask that you dont jump too far...
  9. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    Hello to all; some of you know me and some don't (and some probably prefer it that way :)) But i am getting ready to start cycling a new tank this weekend and was wondering if there was a good LFS around to get about 80lbs of LR or is mail order the better way to go?
  10. General Reef Discussion
    hey guys, i got myself 30 lb of LR and a free 25 lb of base rock for 80 bucks. Bought it from someone off of Dallas/FW marine aquarium society. Now to start the cycle. Some people have suggested an eel, some have suggested damsels, and even a dead raw shrimp? I will be starting tomorrow so...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I need alittle help, a few weeks ago i posted about my tank water being hazy, everyone told me what i thought it was being a bacterial bloom since the tank is new. But the problem is the water still hasnt cleared up. I have a mixture of base rock and live rock. No sand added to tank as of yet...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I am still debating on the LR purchase and where to get it from. I can get it locally and cured for about $8-9 a lb x 45 lbs - $360 Online they range from $200-300 for 45 lbs shipped and then I still need to cure the rock for a few months. Do you think its really worth the $100 difference in...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Alittle tank background: I have 22 lbs of uncured live rock along with about 50-60lbs of dead base rock. This base rock, used to be live rock that was in my tank, before i tore the tank down to move, i moved and the rock was stored in 5g buckets but with out water for close to year. So all the...
  14. Nano Reefs
    Hello everyone, I am new to these forums and I am glad to say that I finally decided to take up this great (but expensive) hobby. I went down to my local salt water store ( Tropical Fish Haven ) and purchased a 24gal Aquapod with the 150w Metal Halide, they had a unit in the front and I...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I just bought some uncured live rock, and lo and behold on a piece of the rock is a 3-4 inch Acropora (i think) its green in color. My major question is, what would be its survival rate for making it thru the curing process and cycle of my tank? :beer:
  16. General Reef Discussion
    This is strange i decided to check my mg last night, it probably doesnt matter since i only have a bunch of base rock in the tank. i am waiting to get some uncured rock to start my cycle. but this is what i got from my testing. dKH - 11.2 (SeaChem) Mg - 1950ppm (Salifert) Ca - 300ppm...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I recently set up my 90 gallon tank. I have 60lbs of live rock and 49 lbs of base. asm g2 skimmer 2 koralia 3 60 pounds of sand. I used a seachem stabilty fof one week. I did my 10% water change this week. I noticed, one of my live rock a greenish stringy fuzz, also it come off and looks...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I know i have been talking about getting a 75g but the more i think about it it just isnt a responsible decsion. My gf and i are moving into a house next here so i dont want to hassle of breaking down a 75g and stressing my inhabitants. I am only getting this one because a co-worker of mine is...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I had a guy come into the store yesterday and swear to god it is impossible to turn dead base rock into live rock. I argued with him as long as i could stand it but did not get through. so now i am asking. for example in a 75g tank if you would put 60lbs of very porous base rock and 20lbs of LR...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Well I have an 80 gallon reef and all its coral seems to be doing really well exept for my Polyps. I was told that it could be because they are being exposed to way to much light but i only have my lights on for 8 hours and everything else looks great. Anyone else got any ideas?
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