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  1. Premium Aquatics
    New Aquaillumination Nero 3 Wave Pump (2000 GPH) Almost half the size of the Nero 5 -- A great fit for nano tanks! https://premiumaquatics.com/products/aquaillumination-nero-3-wave-pump-2000-gph.html BLOWOUT DEAL $124.99 Sicce XStream-E Variable DC Wave Pump 800-2250 GPH WHILE SUPPLIES LAST...
  2. Premium Aquatics
    20% OFF Your Choice Aquarium Chillers 1/4 and 1/3HP Sizes, while supplies last. https://premiumaquatics.com/category/chillers.html?filter_brand_id=1223 20% OFF Your Choice Protein Skimmers 4 Models to choose from, while supplies last...
  3. Premium Aquatics
    In Today's video, we are taking a look at the Brightwell Aquatics Microbacter Start XLM. A new nitrifying bacteria product to help you cycle a reef tank. * Microbacter Start XLM: https://premiumaquatics.com/search?search=XLM How to enter giveaway: 1. Watch video on YouTube and hit Thumbs up...
  4. Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone I'm in the beginning stages of getting a tank going. Started to cure 60 lbs of dry rock (my LR from 10 years ago). Not sure on tank size yet. Kicking ideas around for a 50-120 gal range. In the mean time I'm curing what I have. So my question is if i don't use all the...
  5. Reef Discussion
    So before anything else, I would like to say that API QuickStart $uck$. Save your money it’s not worth a cent. After doing my research I found that API has a very fast growing but very weak strain of bacteria. So if you happen to get a good bottle, it should help your cycle to move along fairly...
  6. Premium Aquatics
    Today we are taking a look at ME Coral Bio-P which is Bio Pellets and available at Premium Aquatics. ME Bio-Pellets are made from pure high grade PHA. Their round shape fluidize easily with minimal floating or clumping. Bio-P is an excellent carbon source for bacteria that consume and reduce...
  7. New to the Hobby
    I have a 60 gallon with a 40 3 chambered sump and I can't get my nitrogen down to low levels. 3 weeks ago I pulled all my live rock as it was covered in hair algae and I did a a 80 gallon water change with ro water. Since then I've done 2 40 gallon water changes and my nitrogen levels are off...
  8. Hitchhikers and "ID Please"
    what is this? and how do I get rid of it?
  9. New to the Hobby
    Hey everyone I created my account a long time ago but I think this is my first post. So I posted about this on another forum but didn't get to much help. I currently have a small bio cube that has been running for 2 years. Everything is going well in it but it's time to upgrade. So I bought a 92...
  10. Reef Discussion
    I'm evaluating options on cultivating good bacteria in my tank and want to know if anyone has an opinion on using Marine Block versus a media reactor with active pearls in it. Anyone have experience with either? And pros/cons with them?
  11. Selling Forums
    Over a year ago I started a rock tank for my new build. All the rock was cleaned and placed in the tank. Only thing added was nitrifying bacteria and ammonia. The tank had a skimmer and lanthanum chloride was run to reduce phosphates and occasionally water changes. 40lbs - I have a few more...
  12. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    Curious to see if anyone is running a bio pellet reactor and what their experience is using one. I've been seeing these popping up in more aquariums and I'd like to know if anyone is seeing results. Also have heard running the reactor outlet directly to your skimmer is a must. Anyone doing that...
  13. Reef Discussion
    I've been reading up on the many methods reefers use to cycle their tanks and I'm trying to determine a solid option to do so. Any input would be great, so I will tell you guys about the tank. I have a 75g display with a 30g sump. It has been filled with water and live sand since 3/5 and I...
  14. Selling Forums
    I've been out of the hobby for a few years. I held on to a few items just in case I ever got back in. But, I don't see that day anytime in the near future and I am trying to clear out my basement a bit. So, free to the first person that can pick them up from my place. Have a 175w MH fixture...
  15. Advanced Topics
    I am in the process of setting up my 180 gal aquarium to be primarily a SPS reef tank whereas in the past I have had a few SPS but mostly LPS and softies. There appear to many supplemental and filtration systems advertised including the Zeovit system. The Zeovit system seems to get rave...
  16. New to the Hobby
    I have only recently come back to saltwater. When I took a look on the Selling/Trading forums, I notice a few "getting out" posts of people who are walking away from salt. This makes me wonder just how common it is for people to "do saltwater" for years, then life becomes too busy and they have...
  17. Advanced Topics
    Setting up a new tank should have water in it and the next day or two would like to get a few fish in it pretty quick will be putting live rocking it right away along with some lives and wondering if anybody is ever used the nitrifying bacteria read many things online about it and watched...
  18. Advanced Topics
    So my tank has Been in a mini crash now and I'm trying to resurrect it I have a few bad bulbs and a bad di membrane wich left my tank with dyno aka brown stingy algea. So I've added a benificial bacteria that will out compete my dyno the bottle is called marine s.a.t I'm also dosing reef fusion...
  19. Fish Disease Treatment
    Has anyone ever seen a fish (black ocellaris) stuck at the top of the water column upside down? No signs of distress or visible disease. Not breathing heavy. Just upside down. I tried turning him right-side up and putting him down further in the aquarium, but he very quickly ends up upside down...
  20. Want to Buy
    WTB Reef Dynamics BP Bio Pellet reactor Model 135 or up.
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