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  1. Marine Depot
    How to Mix Saltwater for Your Aquarium: A Step by Step Tutorial Our best tips to save time and make mixing saltwater go smoothly!
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Setup: 29G display with torchs, frogspawns, acan lords, zoas, 2 clown, 1 firefish, and 5-10 snails of various kind. 10G sump/refuge with skimmer, LR, and sponge filter. This tank was set up in the summer and for the first few months I did weekly 20% water changes and everything looked good...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, so here's a beginner question even though Ive had my 220g mixed reef tank up and running for a couple years now. I religiously do 20% water changes every 2 weeks on my tank. Its a PITA but Ive always thought they were mandatory for a successful tank. However, Im a few days past the 2...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, fellow reefers. I was doing testing my aquarium water and my tests came up good. I had undetectable nitrates and phosphates, and my cal and alk are both at normal levels. Normally I would do my weekly 5g water change tomorrow. Do I still have to perform a water change if my water...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Tank specs 14G BioCube temperature is higher 84F. Salinity 1.024, 8.2 PH Ammonia 0, nitrite 0, 160 Nitrate. I did a water change just now and I am planning to do a water change every day for the rest of the week. I don't really have a way of lowering my temperature I don't have a heater it's...
  6. Freshwater Discussion
    I upgraded to a 55 gallon tank due to my 10 gallon being very over stocked. I had 15 tropical fish with 3 snails in my 10 gallon. I set up the 55 gallon and used the new tank water conditioner and got the water temp to around 72 degrees, ran for about 4 hours before any of the next fish steps...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hello new reefer here. Just getting my tank cycling and got a few questions for the mean time. Im using bio spira and table shrimp for cycling my tank and it just got past the ammonia peak so most of the cycle is in the nitrite and starting to get a little reading on the nitrate. So when should...
  8. Marine Depot
    5 Ways to Protect Your Tank from Contamination A tank in your living room may be surrounded by hazards
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I did a 10% water change last night. That was my first time using water I bought from the fish store. I woke up today and my snails aren't moving. I looked at one on the glass and it wasn't moving, It was perfectly still, except for the power head blowing it around, is it dead? Levels Ammonia 0...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    How do you go about preparing your water? how many gallons do you have to prepare? How long do you mix your water? Do you do jumping jacks and listen to classical music over a glass of wine while doing it? :dance::beer: Stuff like that. I am still trying to hone in a good strategy while doing...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all. I am moving my 65 gal tank from one room to the next and am wondering how much water to reserve. It's a 65 gallon tank with a 20 gallon sump. The sump is perhaps holding only about 12 to 14 gallons of water because of not being filled to the top and holding equipment. The 65 gallon...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Is this normal, or did I just not get it packed tight enough in the cylinder?
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Water changes are a pain on a larger system. In my case this is simply because of the quantity of water that I need to change. I have a 240g DT and a 75g sump. My water change practice currently involves using a 55g brute can (on wheels). My ro/di unit is in the same room as my tank, which is...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, I'm still a very green reef keeper and need some advice on adding chemicals to change my water parameters. Are you dumping them straight into your tank or premixing them in salt or fresh water? Earlier tonight i was doing a 10% water change and discovered that my pH was low (it has been...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    What is the best, inexpensive pump to use for water changes?
  16. Reef Fish
    as the title says - i had a powder blue tang in my bare bottom, pvc pipe QT tank for 5 weeks (TTM first then into QT) and it was doing great. Tonight I mixed some salt water with 2 day old RODI water (also used some of the same water for 2 freshwater tanks). Mixd it for about 3 hours with a...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    So, water changed are a pain in the ***... It occurred to me Today that what makes it such a pain is shutting everything down, measuring exactly 10 gallons out and exactly 10 gallons in, etc etc. I thought, well...if I change 45oz a day, which would take me about 45 seconds, that would come...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hello TRT, I have a outbreak of aiptasia and need to do a water change. I usually filter the first hour or so of vacuuming through a filter sock to get all I can out of the sand bed before changing 40 gallons. Then I continue to vacuum for the 40 gallon change. My question is are...
  19. The THINK Tank
    I have been thinking of a new method to make changing water on my system easier. I will not be incorporating this on my current system but am thinking that it is a must do for any new systems that I build. I have included a diagram below to display the idea. The point is to have a system that...
  20. Marine Depot
    Big tank skimmers + water change essentials New big tank skimmers from AquaMaxx just arrived plus save some dough on water change essentials like RO/DI systems, refractometers, pumps and gloves.
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