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  1. Nano Reefs
    Well I'm not a novice. Had aquaria as far back as the 1960's and successfully kept a marine aquaria in the 1980's. I've been out of the hobby until last year. I did a very successful planted tank and now I'm planning a 10 gal reef with two perculae and an anenome. One thing that I'm confused...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    ok well i know this is a total new guy question but i looked through the threads and didnt find anything to helpful soo here it goes. i need an effective way to do my water changes without disturbing the tank to much. i dont have any livestock yet so ive just been using a bucket and pouring it...
  3. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I have 150 G tank with a fuge and a skimmer rated for a 220G. I would say around 100lbs live rock and about a 2 inch bed of live sand on the bottom of the tank along with my fuge filled with sand, rock, and chato. I had my tank for over a year and did not do a single water change besides...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Am looking for a RO system to make small quanities of water for my 30 gal nano. Any suggestions would be helpful. Does it need a motor or a reverse flush? Is the Kent or the Coralife recommended? Corallife is a great price ($110)
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Morning All . Happy Friday ! :D Question's I have are. I have a 34g tank . I want to store 15g of water . The water is for emergency W/C's Should it be just RO water stored ? Mix if needed ? (time issue ) Should it be pre-mixed ? If pre-mixed > What's the shelf life ? Should I rotate the water...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    So, how does everyone here prepare their water for the weekly (or bi-weekly) water changes? my biggest concern is that with my upgrade to a larger tank, how do i regulate the temp of my new water? i can't figure out how i warm-up or cool down the water to the tank temp...with a 55g and 20g...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, I'm guessing this is kind of a complicated topic because I read so many different things about it online. When cycling a new reef tank with LR and LS only, is it necessary to perform frequent water changes? Some say changing the water often slows down the cycling process. Some say you...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all. I've helped out with other reef tanks before a bit but this is my first I'm starting on my own. I have a 10 gallon I'm working on right now. It's got great hang-on-back filtration so the water stays clear. Two small powerheads on each side which circulate water great. I got 12lbs of...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Can I use distilled water for 2 weeks until I get my RO/DI unit? I have a 34g and make 5g WC every weekend . So 10 gallons over the next 2 weeks :cool:
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 55 gallon reef with about 70lbs of live rock. I have 4 fish (tang, clown, damsel, and mandarin) and a variety of hard, soft, and mushroom corals. The tank has been running for over six years and I have never performed a water change. I top off the tank once per week with about 5 gallons...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    hey just cpl questions . if im loosing 2 inches of water every 6 days do i still need to do a water change every month , so in a month i probably loose 8 inches. i have a 55 gallon tank. every 6 days i top it back off. ????? anybodyy
  12. General Reef Discussion
    OK RO/DI Water has been said on many forums and sites to be the best option for preparing water for fill and changes. There are many great products out there and they all pretty much get us where we want to be with our water source. Most of them involve adding something to the plumbing and...
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