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  1. The THINK Tank
    I guess I should provide some background before asking my question. I'm trying to set up a multi-tank (two tanks actually) system that will use a common sump and skimmer. I've been thinking of incorporating a UV sterilizer into the system, to prevent spread of disease between the tanks, and...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    G'day, have read about most things need for my 10 footer. Was wondering whether UV Sterilizers and Calcium reactors are essential if so what do i look for? and other than tank, sump, refuge, lights, skimmer, wakemaker what else do I need? (the bigger stuff I mean) Regards Darren :) P.S...
  3. The THINK Tank
    I was unable to find the coral rock floor tile , that I had hoped to use on the bottom of my tank. Star board was my second choice, so star board it is. Because of all the set backs with the construction crew, I was unable to save any of my SPS corals. All my fish survived,and some LPS as...
  4. Atlanta Reef Club
    Hello everyone: I'd like to know how many people use activated carbon in thier setups, and how often they change thier carbon. I typically run carbon 24/7, and change carbon once a month. Should I be doing so more frequently? Can I go longer between carbon changes? Just wanted to get...
  5. The Think Tank Must Reads.
    or is it just another way to get your money when you don't keep your tank clean? Seriously, somehow in the cross over from fresh water tanks to salt water, it became popular to keep the detritus in salt water tanks - rather than just clean them. The water chemistry is the same, what happened?
  6. Topic of the Week Archive
    there has been a lot of talk about cyano out there. lets see if we can demistify some of this. G~
  7. Skimmers/Equipment/Reactors Archive
    I just wanted to start this off, don't know if its been covered. I have a whole lot of quotes from Sprung that ill put on tomorrow, but thats the general question, what parameters and even the construction of the skimmer effect its efficiency? ANd the practical question, whow do we use this...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so I have had my BB now for about 4 months now and since the beginning I have been fighting some hair algae. Not OVERPOWERING, but it is definitely there. I have also had a refugium setup during that time, but I can't say the macro down there has been growing that much. I do notice though...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    all right now that i see the phosphate page or the 11 of them i was wondering if some one could sum up what was said? i dont have a phosphate test so im in the dark on mine. so questions do phosphate build up in the sand bed, rocks, water? how do u get rid of them just normal water changes...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Recently I have been expeirencing cyano bacteria growth in my 125 g. reef tank glass and LR. Until last month I have never had any signs of the cyano, could this be that I need to change my membrane and filters for my RO? I know that cyano is useually an excess of phosphates but skimmer...
  11. Algae ,good and bad
    I have this red slime stuff all over my rocks and the bed of my tank, and I can not get rid of it could any one help me out? My tank is 30 gallon tank with an Eclipse hood. I have modified it buy cutting out the filter system to allow me to add a Prizm Protein Skimmer ( by Red Sea ), and a...
  12. The Think Tank Must Reads.
    Everyone acts like phosphates are just a fact of life in reef tanks. The hobby experts all talk around it, giving all this advise on how to deal with it - algae scrubbers, macro algae exports, phosphate sponges, etc. Every way in this world to deal with it after the fact. I've yet to see any of...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I have allot of problems with my 58 reef tank. I am so depressed over it. It makes me want to dump it and go back to FW. I wanted an SPS/clam tank but the only thing that lives are frogspawn, hammers and wesophelia. ALl have lost their color by the way. If I want to continue to fix this...
  14. The Think Tank Must Reads.
    Some funny misconceptions I've read about DSB's #1 That a lot of thought and "scientific" research went into developing DSB filtration. #2 That DSB's are mimicking nature. #3 That reefs rely on sand beds and grass beds for filtration. #4 That reefs rely primarily on bacterial filtration. #5...
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