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  1. General Reef Discussion
    okay. i hear that copperband butterfly fish do not fair well in aquariums. my question is why? also the long nose and copperband eat crustations and such. is there anything else they go after? i did some looking up on it on live aquaria and don't understand what makes it difficult to keep...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys. My very post here, and its gonna be a pretty lengthy one. First, a brief intro to my fishkeeping history. I'm 24 this year, and have had a aquarium for most of the years. I dabbled in marine tanks for awhile, but that was 6 years ago when undergravel filters were still the rage. The...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hard to believe that we've been posting here 8 years now... :ac15: It doesn't seem that long since the systems were all NO fluorescent bulbs and daylight from a picture window for growth... :eek:
  4. nano build off 2008
    just seeing if the build off is still open to others joining?
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Getting ready to set up my 120 which is my third tank in the last 2 years. Currently I have 2 tanks...a 55 glass tank with overflow lighted sump, deep sand bed and plennum, skimmer, Compact flurescents, live rock and lots of Caulerpa. The other is a 27 hex with reverse flow UG bed of crushed...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    ok i want to no what is the worst advice your lfs owner/employee has given u here we go well i sell my live rock for 6.99 a lb but if i were u i would let the rock sit out in the sun for a day then scrub it down real good before u put it in your tank just to kill all the bad stuff on it. my...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I am starting up my tank with a bunch of "fully cycled" live rock (which will happily cook away for a couple of months since I went through TRT Kindergarten). They sort of have well a P store and some really tiny LFS' here of which one is nice but the others use undergravel filters and plants...
  8. The Think Tank Must Reads.
    I just spent three hours reading through the DSB myth thread and decided in all fairness to put up a pro DSB thread. Although I have not been in the hobby as long as many on here have. I research constantly for ways to improve the quality of life for the animals I choose to own. This is in no...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I have read thru so many threads and seen so much info that is so close but so far away that is not funny from the just of keeping a reef tank to just keeping a fish only tank, I've been in the hobby since "83" I just want you guy's and gal's to know that we have some super members here with...
  10. Margaritaville
    Put Your Junk in the Box Tuesday! Now with pics! Good Morning Stooges!:wavey: Well like the title says, time to clean up all the tank equipment tonight. I have stuff pretty much scattered all over. I may have a few things I will be selling. I'll put a list up later if I get done tonight.
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, I am in the process of building an 8ft reef tank, just wondering if anyone has some useful do's and dont's in setting up a tank 900ltr in volume?
  12. Skimmers & other filtration
    my tank is seven years old. it was for aggresive fish but now is a reef. i want to and more sand for looks. i would like to add 1 in. to the 1 in. already there. would i have to purchase a undergravel filter.
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Good morning every one. I apologize that this may get a bit long. Yester day I bought a complete setup. Here is what I got: 75 gallon all glass tank w/ oak stand and canopy 1 pro clear aquatic systems wet/dry (125 gallon) 1 pro clear aquatic systems motorized 150 protien skimmer 2 current usa...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Just need some help helping people.... I work at an LFS and being the only full time person there who has ever owned a salt tank, by default, i get to be the 'go-to' person when someone wants to start one up. Which is all fine and all, i adore the hobby and love to talk about it. But...
  15. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have a brown algae problem in my tank. I did a little research and from what I understand it's actually not algae but diatoms and some is normal, especially in a new tank with live rock. It started insanely growing off of my one little live rock so I removed it and scrubbed the brown stuff off...
  16. Topic of the Week Archive
    Substrate... the stuff the bottom of our tanks are covered with.. How many types of Substrate are there for our tanks? what are the pro's for that type? what are the con's for that type? :read:
  17. TCMAS
    What angel or trigger would be ok in a 90g tank. I will have a refugium as my filtration with a skimmer built in. I am looking for color and personality. Thanks!
  18. Lighting
    Going to make a 29 gallon reef tank with starter corals in it. I already have a compact fluorescent light to fit it. 1) If I just change out the bulb to maybe a 10K and a actinic will this be enough light for beginner corals? I possibly have room for another standard fluorenscent strip in...
  19. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    i am cerious.. what is the equasion (msp??) for gallons from area measurements... example: 96" x 24" x 30" = (gallons) give or take an 1nch depending on how i want to make the cabnet and what i decide to make it out of....:confused:
  20. TCMAS
    So after moving for the past two days am now settled and bored in my new apartment. I took four boring pictures in complete darkness :) of my tank after almost 1-1/2 months. However, with the 120 lbs of live rock I feel I have overstocked my tank and am looking to trade. I am in serious need of...
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