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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I'm moving tomorrow and I have a 45-50 gallon reef tank. I have a two inch sand bed. The tank is two years old, should I change my sand? Can I use 50 % of my water in my tank to keep for the new house? Should I keep more water than that? I don't want to spark a cycle. I planned on doing a...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, so I'd like to first point out that I get water from my lfs which happens to be ocean water that has been uv sterilized and this Sunday I went to do a water change on my 75 gallon. I changed 10 gallons of water and the next morning my pearlscale was dead, the next my clownfish and dotty...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    The other day my shrimp died out of the blue it seemed. A few days have gone by and my mandarin isn't looking so hot. The rest of the fish are fine though which is why I'm confused. I checked the water parameters and everything appears to be on point. At least what I'm able to test. Salinity...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Just want all the new reefers to know my story Starting a 40 gal breeder Thought I had it all sussed, researched my area and heard from alot of people we have the cleanest water around, no need for any water filter Thought i d be REAL careful and at least get a used API DI unit to keep what...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone. I have a 29 gallon Coralife Biocube with 25 pounds of LR and 25 pounds of LS.. I have been doing a 5 gallon water change every 2 weeks, but am considering changing that to a 5 gallon water change once a week.. Any thoughts? Thanks!
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Guys, I got a test kit that tests Calcium, KH/Alkalinity, and Magnesium.. I also have Nitrate. My question is, Do I also need to get a test kit that tests PH/Alkalinity? I'm finding it hard to figure out exactly what I need to test for? Thanks everyone.
  7. General classifieds
    Up for sale is a Kent Marine Deluxe Maxxima Hi-S RODI Unit. This unit features a dual tis meter as well as a psi gauge. I have had this unit for a couple of years and it has done its job extremely well, but i can no longer keep it because i don't have any way to connect it to a faucet while...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    hey guys quick question. If I have my return pump restricted with a gate valve enough my hang on back overflow will adjust to it right? because i am loosing a lot of water in a day in the return section of my sump i think its just evaporation because it takes a day or so to get low.
  9. Skimmers & other filtration
    I have a 75gpd 4-stage RO/DI setup. It makes about 100 gallons of treated water per DI cartridge. the filters are about a year old but I have only made about 500 gallons of treated water in that time. I have ordered new filters and just got a TDS meter today. My questions are: With county water...
  10. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    65 Gallon water tank for sale.. $65 takes it home Call or Text Earl @ 904-705-3840
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I am wanting to watch my calcium, alkalinity, and magnesium in my tank. Is the Red Sea Pro test kit better than buying Salifert individual test kits? Which of these test kits is easier to test with? Which one is better? How long does it take to test for each of these? Help me please!
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I am wanting to check the calcium, alkalinity, and magnesium in my tank. Ive been doing research and seen Red Sea offers a test kit. Is that a good/accurate test kit? Would it be better to get individual test kits from another brand?
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Howdy Folks, I'm in the market for a new RO/DI system. I'm in Canada, and it seems all the good RO/DI folks want to charge an arm-and-a-leg to ship the system to Canada. BUT! I found a Canadian dealer, who is offering a sort of neat 'build-your-own' system. Basically, just a customizable RO/DI...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 40 gallon breeder tank with no fish except a cleaner shrimp and a small brain coral that came in on my live rock. I will add clown fish in about a month. I am just curious what is a good protein skimmer? I need a hang on skimmer because I do not have a sump. I would prefer a smaller...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I recently bought a percula clown fish that had brooklynella from what I could tell. The fish died about 2 days after I got him. I had an existing percula before I got the new one and he caught brooklynella too. How long should I wait before I get a new fish? Should I start with maybe a...
  16. Tank Specs
    so at first, i couldnt get my water above 71 even with my heater cranked all the way up. its been like 2 weeks since i first put it in and now my heater is on its lowest setting and its getting up there 79-80. is this too warm? i cant get it any lower. i switched to the lower setting a few days...
  17. Tank Specs
    got my water goin in my 30 long with a powerhead and a eheim 100w heater. How long does it usually take? water started out around 50F. Also, do i need to wait til it heats to correct temp before i add my salt?
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Before or after you changed 10% of the water?
  19. General Reef Discussion
    ok so i set up my 40 gallon and the water is still cloudy not as bad as it was but its still almost murky, the tank is in its cycle so ammonia is high the rock was washed down but in rush of things i forgot to rinse the sand could that be the issue? i ran filter floss for about 2 days and it...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    So I read that GFO was originally invented to remove contaminants from tap water. It is now being used in Reef aquariums to remove phosphates but is it even necesary if you use RO/DI water? We shouldn't have a need for it using RO/DI water should we? Wouldn't it only be beneficial to those...
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