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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Any suggestions on the best wat to make a venturi skimmer more efficient?
  2. General Reef Discussion
    hooked up my new skimmer the other night to test the plumbing to and from the external pump to make sure it was going to work fine before cementing the pvc in place. Never before have i seen sooooo many micro bubbles in the tank. the whole left side of the tank was instantly filled, almost to...
  3. NFMAS Members only
    I thought I'd get a little jump on the thread for the August meeting at my house. Since this is also going to be a Garage sale event I figured we might as well start posting pictures of what each of us will be bringing that is for sale. Remember though, only items related to the hobby and no...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    just ordered a berlin ho skimmer. it is supposed to have a 700gph pump, but i dont trust the ratings.lol found a good deal on a beckett 1150 pump. anyone ever used these? and would 1150gph be too much?
  5. Nano Reefs
    I used to be into reef aquariums about 5 years ago. I had a 100 gallon aquarium with all of the goodies and I decided to go into Nano aquariums. Well, kids, work, etc. enticed me to give my aquarium away to the local high school and get out of the hobby. I'm interested in finishing my nano tank...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Well, I am new to this site and thought I would introduce myself and start my tank chronicle too. Some of you know me already, but for those that don't, my name is Greg...and I'm a reefaholic. I've been keeping saltwater fish since my wife, Gail, and I got married 25 years ago. We decided to...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Is the lifereef venturi skimmer a good protein skimmer? I've read mixed reviews about this product. What are your opinions?
  8. DIY Forum
    Goal: Design, build and document a skimmer that will fit in the stand of a 75/90 gallon tank, and handle a 100 gallon tank using PVC Pipe parts that are readily available at any hardware store/home improvement center. The pump I am using, for now, is the pump that came on a Coralife 220...
  9. DIY Forum
    While at the TRT picnic, I had an opportunity to see one of Geoff's DIY skimmers. He thinks it was the second one he built but wasn't sure. I told him that I already had all the pieces cut out to make me one but I had questions about it. Water direction, inside the chamber plumbing, etc. I also...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, question of the day. DBF (dear boy friend) wants to create a waste water re-circulating system for the RODI unti, and wants to buy an external pressure rated pump. Since it had been recommended for me to get the same type of pump for my TopFathom 200 venturi skimmer, I wanted to get some...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, here it is. My first ever attempt at a reef tank. In fact, this is my first venture into saltwater at all. Tank and most equipment was a great find from a freshwater enthusiast. I had the skimmer in my garage, and bought the 2 maxi-jets with upgrade kits. Specs: 90 Gallon All Glass...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I am sorry to be posting all these dumb questions, but my mind is on overload! I am trying to learn as much as I can about this new and fabulous hobby. To all who don't know, I am starting with a used freshwater system (cleaned and re-vamped) bought from a co-worker. I had a few accumulated...
  13. Skimmers & other filtration
    Is there a rule of thumb for determining the best water flow through a skimmer? I got another skimmer today that was given to me. Another Pro Clear Aquatics that is almost identical to the smaller one I have, just larger. It doesn't have a pump with it. When I find it online, it is this one...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all. I am a newbie to saltwater, but have been doing freshwater for years. I have always wanted a reef tank, but never had the start-up funds. My boss is retiring, and willing to sell me his pimped-out freshwater setup. This system was designed to be converted into a saltwater tank. 90...
  15. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    - I have a 20 gallon tank (Tall) and a regular 10 gallon tank. - I have a stand that will fit either tank. - I have the stock hoods for both tanks (they take the screw in type bulbs incandescents, but i have 3 coralife 50/50 bulbs 2 10 watt and 1 20 watt. I also have a 20 watt color-max 20...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    i have a 30 gallon reef tank with a heavy bioload. I know that probably shouldnt have as many fish as i do but cant help it. i currently run a aqua c remora on it for about a year and i have mixed feelings about it. sometimes it skims really good and other times it stops skimming even though...
  17. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    hello, i have a few questions for you guys and gals. 1. with a downdraft skimmer, i understand that air and water are introduced into a tube filled with bioballs to create micro bubbles. my question is in the schematics i have seen, the air inlet is usually just a few 1/2" pvc 90's, what...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I'm still new to this forum so if this is the wrong section,, I'm sorry, please move if needed. What type of protein skimmer are you guys using and why do you think it's the best? I'm getting ready to build a large reef tank (close to 1,000 gallons) and will more than likely have 2 sumps...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Well I'm finally taking the plunge into SW tanks. I'm sure you all have heard it many times. After doing alot of searching, reading, printing out diagrams, buying books, etc. etc. etc. here at the TRT, I figured it was time to start my thread and put it all together and at the same time get...
  20. Atlanta Reef Club
    Moving sale. Tank is located in Alpharetta at Windward. Best offer for the entire thing... However, here are the components: Oceanic 200 gallon tank with stand: 7' x 2' x 2' 65 gallon custom refugium Coralife Venturi Skimmer w/ pump TLF Phosban reactor w/ RowaPhos 300# or more Fiji live rocks...
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