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  1. General Reef Discussion
    after dosing for the red slime outbreak i just had a few days ago, it was time to do a water change. changed out 40% water. i also added a reio 2600 pump to the tank so now there are NO dead spots. I can almost promise. The only thing is, my anenome is having trouble finding a nice, calmish...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I was wondering. Why is an AquaClear 110 powerfilter between $80 - $110 and the compairable Marineland Biowheel filter $40 - $60? Is the Aquaclear that much better? Why? I am thinking of using a powerfilter for circulation and to be able to use chemcial media only when and if I need it on a...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Just kinda needed to vent a bit. I got him and had him in a 12 gal QT tank. tank was a 12 gal marineland tank with light and biowheel filter built into the hood. cool design. quality SUCKS!!! Filter pump broke-only 3 weeks old. It must have happened during the night and I didn't notice it in the...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I currently have a 125 gal tank with 3 emperor 400's running in my fish only tank. no reef tanks in hawaii. I have decided I want to move to better filtration and I was wondering what size wet/dry I should get. specifically dimensions or gallon size of the bi-ball container. I know the sump can...
  5. General classifieds
    I have for sale a 39 gallon tall aquarium with matching stand. Also includes light fixture, glass top heater and marineland penquin biowheel filter. Tank was used as a mini reed tank with seahorses. Tank is only 2 years old. Asking $250.00 OBO Located in central Wisconsin, Local Picup only...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all: Being the novice that I am I decided to jump right into a 36 gallon marine aquarium. Now three months later my tank is absolutley full of equipment and I really wished I would have put a sump in. Is it possible to add one now using a hang on pump or something? If so, any...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Can anyone give me any advice about using activated carbon in my saltwater tank? I keep getting conflicting answers.
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, this 'stuff' has been growing on my one single rock for a little over 2 weeks now. When the light is off it appears to go away, but after a few hours of the light being on it's back to being very 'there' again. I also have what appears to be Green Hair Algea, very hard to see in pic. I'm...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I'm going to get a 55 gal. from a friend, but sadly i have no money:(So im trying to figure out the cheapest set-up that i could have with only... maybe 2 clownfish in the tank. This will hopefully only be temperary until i get some more money and can upgrade all the equipment, and add fish. I...
  10. nano build off 2008
    This thread was started in the GRD area and got moved for me by Whiskey (Thank you). After finding and reading the rules, I came back to edit this post to list what my plans are for contents. It is a 12G Nano tank kit from Instant Ocean. Initial livestock: A Blue Damsel (Because I think...
  11. General classifieds
    I have a 55 gal tank. I am upgrading to a bigger tank. i am asking for $150, i can deliver it for 200. The tank comes with the following. 55 Gallon tank. Emerpor 400 bio-wheel filter black gravel iron stand lights hood a ship and log decoration fake plants Email me at [email protected]
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hello and Happy Friday!!! So - On my 29g... I'm having some dead spot/flow problems... Here is an older pic of the rock set up... (it's pretty accurate - but the toadstool is back at the LFS... my flame angel bothered it too much Looking at the tank - the right side of the tank seems to be...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    First off this is what I have: 125 gal, 150.lbs live rock, 125gal corallife power skimmer, and a marineland 360 canister. I've been doing some reading and I get mixed reviews about my filtration. I heard all I need is a skimmer. I know most are going to tell me a sump is the best way, but my...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone. I am new here. My name is Gary. All my life I had freshwater tanks. Now i have decided to take a big jump into making a saltwater tank. I have emptied out my freshwater tank and cleaned it out. I would like to know how to set up my tank. This is what I have: 55 Gal tank Emperor...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hello! So I'm still a newbie - and I get all of my water from my LFS... he has tested my water for me constantly, but I've come to realize that I need to get and learn how to use my own testing kits... I know - I should have done it long ago - but my LFS told me I didn't need to - that I should...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, I have two topics I'd like some input on: First here's what I'm working with - 30 gallon tank, 150 watt 14k halide in a K2 Viper fixture (bulb is brand new), Penguin Biowheel 240 and a red sea HOB skimmer. Inhabitants: gold striped percula, 2 blue velvet damsels, 2 skink shrimp, 1 coral...
  17. Tank Specs
    125g All-Glass tank DIY stand and hood Aquarium Life Support Trickle filter w/ sump and dual returns HOB siphon Protein Skimmer Retro Fit VHO 72" lighting 3 Sunon light cooling fans 150 lbs sand 225 lbs live rock (Mostly Fiji) 2 emperor bio wheel filters Livestock 1 Lawnmower blenny 2 green...
  18. Tank Specs
    Hey all, here's the specs, on my Tank for future questions :read: I am planning on converting my amazon tank into a Reef, after breeding cichlids for awhile I still spend more time looking at salwater fish in the pet store then the freshies so here I go SPECS 72x18x24 134.65 gallons Glass...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hi...I have an emperor 400 bio-wheel filter in a reef tank. The wheels are so caked up with gunk that they hardly turn. I heard that I can remove them. I don't have a protein skimmer. The emperor is it. I have a 55 gal tank, I do a 5-7 gal wc once a week and change the filter pads. Everything in...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I have a fish and coral set up on a 55 gal. I am using a marineland emporer canister biowheel filter. I have been using it for a couple of years and was told way back that I needed to have an airstone in the tank. Does anyone know if this is right? I would like to get rid of the air stone...
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