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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I am setting up a low light tank for shrooms, carnations, foxcoral, suncoral, ricodia, & such. I have a Customsealife 96 watt ballast, was wondering if that would run 2-2' VHO bulbs okay? The tank is going to be 36" x 18" x 20 or 24" high. Don't really want to use pcbulbs because of all the...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all New to this bd.I am setting up a 120 slowly.What kind of lights do all of you think I should run on my tank/ I will problaywill not do corals for a while jst what ever comes on the rock I get.But when i do i want to be able to up grade or keep any corlas and clams. thanks Ron:beer:
  3. Tank Specs
    Hi. well i'm new so i'll say a little bout myself and tanks My specialty (obviously not spelling) is nano reefs, tanks with less than about 20 gallons of volume. I'm 15 years old and in high school. I'm located in denver colorado, and an active member of the rockymountain reef club. now my...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have talked to a few different people about changing bulbs, I was wondering how often you generally change or plan to change VHO bulbs. Thanks Jon AKA Brooke's hubby AKA LEw AKA Jonathan
  5. General Reef Discussion
    My 55 gallon tank is about 10 years old. Yesterday I noticed the plastic rim on the top of the tank was cracked right where the center brace meets the back of the tank!:eek: :eek: I am going to move in about 6 months so I was hoping to just let everything exist as is and see how many things I...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all! I have had my 65 gallon for about 5 years now. I have always ran an Eheim pro 2026, an 8 watt UV, and a Remora protien skimmer, and a power head to circulate. I have about 100 lb. live rock (80lb very porous, 20lb. dense). With about an inch of live sand base. I have 1 yellow tang, 1...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 55g setup and I want to add more light. I purchased a setup from the LFS that included only a single 40w florescent and I have obviously need for more light. I have been reading everything I can find and looking over many previous posts and just want to make sure I know what some of...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    thanks so much for all the helpful info so far.i have a new 55 started 3 wks.LR and LS.pH still isn't 8(7.9).i was told by my aq. store ph will increase on its own .doesn't seem to be working.would like to add fish and soft coral in 1 wk.i have 2 'reef' lites .what wattage should they be...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I finally found a few minutes to get my tank set up and the equipment that came with it hooked up....and have a few questions. 1. I have a 40 gal with a corner skimmer (there is a piece of glass siliconed to the corner blocking it off, hole drilled in the bottom with a hose to the sump...
  10. Lighting Archive
    Oh boy, the new IceCap 660 and four 36" VHO bulbs arrived. I am building a light hood and have a few questions: 1. I assume the wires just push into the German plastic end caps, correct? 2. I know some stores sell stand-offs for the mounts. Is that for heat reasons? How far from the...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I am going to be building another canopy for my tank to include two halide lights. I know they should be at least 8 inches off the water so I have taken this into account. I currently have 4 110 watt vho's. In my current canopy they almost sit right on the water. When I add the halides, how...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone!! Ok. I just bought a 55 gal square tank. I have been re-searching setting up a reef tank online and by reading books on it but I would rather defer to people who are out there running tanks already. I am trying to stay within a tight budget but I do know that setting up a reef...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    just movin' into a new house and was wonderin',,,,, can i or should i use water from my water softener or should i use water from elsewhere ?? everyone i talk to has a different opinion,,i guess that it seems to be very common that i cannot get a straight answer from anyone, (from "pros" at the...
  14. Skimmers/Equipment/Reactors Archive
    I am on the brink of migrating from a "fish" tank to a "reef" tank and am researching ways to fine tune my tank. I've seen a few posts on this board about Ecosystems, etc (usually in threads on other subjects) and I am curious about specifics. For example, I read that "Miracle Mud" is better...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I've been doing quite a bit of research on reef tanks and the majority of hobbyists seem to be keeping their tanks about 76 to 80 degrees. However I've found studies done on natural reefs that say healthy reefs have temps that very seasonally between 77 - 84`. The higher temps would be acheived...
  16. Tank Specs
    Greetings, My current reeftank was started in December 1998, but I consider it established as of April 1999 thats when my other reef tanks were migrated to this tank and it become a true reef tank. Web site: http://www.geekopolis.com/reef/reefland Tank is a 180 US Gallon Oceanic Tank with a...
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