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  1. General Reef Discussion
    My octopus dual hang on skimmer didn't come with any instructions on how to run it. Does it have a breaking in period? It's a tight fit on my tank so I had to take off the screws that tighten the cups. Should I see bubbles between the outside of the cup and the slimmer? Should the cups have...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    can someone explain what is wet skimming and dry skimming I think I know but I would like to be sure.
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I've had my tank set up for a few weeks now and every few days the salinity drops below 1.02 and I have to add more salt to bring it back up. Why would this be happening? I thought salinity would increase because of water evaporation, but mine keeps decreasing? Do I just have a bad...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I've had lots of issues with my SPS acros lately. I lost an entire colony that was once growing a lot. I'm also losing a stag now and some other smaller SPS frags. It seems to have all started when I changed my my 400w Hamilton 14k's out that were over a year old to new XM10k's. Some corals...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I've been trying to solve this on my own but I am stumped at this point... help...my SPS are dying I have been keeping reef tanks for 10 years and my 100 gallon is doing great, the problem is with my nano at work. It is a JBJ 28 HQI, I plumbed in a chiller, heater and a small calcium reactor...
  6. Skimmers & other filtration
    Lately my skimmer seems to be fluccuating. I haven't got the slightest idea why this is suddenly happening. Can anyone tell me why its happening and how to fix the problem?
  7. Skimmers & other filtration
    Heres todays skimate: hows the quality? too wet??? please advise!! Salty
  8. General Reef Discussion
    This red film keeps on coming back even if I blow it with a turkey baster. It seems to occur only on one side of my tank. I have attached pictures below. Please advice how I can get rid of these red films once and for all and are these good or bad?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, new to TRT. Excellent site! I recently changed my 120 from FOWLR to a reef system. I had to cycle in 50lbs of new live rock. It has been about 3-4 weeks now and I have 2 questions: 1. Cloudy water-brownish color. I have noticed that when only my moon lghts are on, the water clears...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I know to expect algae in my new reef tank, but I was not ready to see it so early. My tank has been up and running since March 25th. March 29th the live rock arrived and was added to the system. I have been testing ammonia on almost a daily basis. I have tested Nitrites and Nitrates as well...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Berlin Red sea skimmer, I have the top on right but for the past three days, it is off when I check the tank and foam is running down the sides (it is askew, not completely off, just not seated), a real stinkin' mess. I clean it and make sure the holes are not clogged. Solutions? Weight it...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    sand that is. I keep having to skim out the red algae and the top layer of sand when I do my water changes. Soon I'll have no sand bed. I am hoping when I get my maxi-jet pumps in maybe I will get rid of the stuff.
  13. General Reef Discussion
    is it better to have more water and less air in the skimmer. or less water and more air in the skimmer?
  14. DIY Forum
    Hello, Not really sure this is a problem. Recently rebuilt my skimmer, and think I got it right this time. I managed to get my hands on a 3ft piece of 4" clear pvc. using basic parts, I have put the input and output pipes near the bottom, with a 90' elbow on the input pipe to direct the...
  15. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    I would like to get a general idea of water changes people do with successful BB tanks. Frequency and % Thanks
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Ok after taking and post a pic of my collection cup for Funi42(Joe) i thought why not have a little contest or really not contest but lets see some pics of your dirty collection cups:banana: :banana: :banana: I know that i am insane so no need to mention that :funny: Tim
  17. DIY Forum
    can anyone give me pointers on making a PVC skimmer collection cup? My skimmer has a 4" pvc body and im planning on putting a 4"-2" reducer on there, but dont really know how to procede and make the riser tube and collection cup so i can remove and clean... TIA
  18. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    Ok, the madness begins. I am drilling the 100g Thursday or friday and prepping for a BB SPS tank. I want this thing clean (my CLS will strip the paint off a Buick) so i need a good suggestion on a good skimmer for this thing. so far i have done turbofloaters, remora, and a few no name customs...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I recieved my Salifert test kits and Pinpoint pH today. Unfortunately the box looked like Forest Gump's shoes. The bottom had busted open and been re-taped. Inside I find that the calcium test kit also had been busted open and some of the contents were missing. The pH monitor seemed to be ok...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Well a rainy day here and nothing new.So the coffees on and Have A Great Day!
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