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  1. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    Back in 2008 I had a couple year running reef tank with soft and hard corals. I was using 2 metal halides and four t5 bulbs. Im about to start up another tank and all I see are led lights in both oceans and seas and the other place on Gratiot. The tank will be a red sea 54 gallon drilled with sump
  2. Selling Forums
    Xenia & Hard Corals for sale $5 - West Michigan Hard corals Purple cat's paw stylophora (3 available, large $10) Dark green pocillopora (2 available, small $5) Neon green/yellow montipora hybrid (3 available, small $5) Soft corals Orange ricordea cluster of 4 (1 available $10) sold Purple...
  3. Selling Forums
    Hard corals Purple cat's paw stylophora (2 available) Orange montipora digitata (2 available) sold Dark green pocillopora (2 available) Neon green/yellow montipora hybrid (3 available) Soft corals Purple flowerpot (2 available) Finger leather (1 available) Pulsing Xenia (free, as much as you...
  4. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    I've had my tank for so many years now, all my corals are huge and overgrown. I don't have much desire for constant fragging, so does anyone else try to keep a stable tank here? Meaning essentially zero coral growth. I have a metal halide / T5 combo fixture, and for the past few weeks I've...
  5. Advanced Topics
    I'm bored and want to do some totally unnecessary work on my tank. I just had to drill into the floor to run an Ethernet cord and thought I could run some vinyl tubing from my 3 skimmer air intakes into the crawl space to get fresher air into the system and raise my PH. I don't even think I need...
  6. SPS Keepers
    I'm having a hard time keeping the blue color in my hard corals. I got a palmers blue from TBD a little while ago and over the time I've had it it has become a dull lavender-gray color with blue tips and rim where it is encrusting. Anything that can help get the deep blue color back? Water...
  7. Water Chemistry
    Just got my water tested after a recent water change. Here was the LFS numbers - KH - 80 ppm PH - 7.5 Nitrite & Nitrates - 0 Phosphate - .25 ppm Should I be concerned over that Phosphate level? I thought of investing in some "Rowaphos", or similar for my 2nd reactor chamber. - I own a BRS Dual...
  8. New to the Hobby
    Ok I'm going to start putting together the stock of stuff thats needed. What are the must haves for supplements? Any brand better then others? I want to make sure I cover all my bases :) whats the best places to get them? Dr fosters, bulkreef,etc ?
  9. Reef Discussion
    Hi just started testing for calcium in our 65 gal tank. The test only goes up to 520 and our water isn't even registering on the test. So its way too high. What are the side effects of too much calcium in the water? And how do I lower it? I'm not dosing for anything, not using any supplements...
  10. Do It Yourself
    I have the 29G Biocube RapidLED LED retrofit kit and the lights randomly went out. I tested everything and found that the voltage to the LED's is good (41.8v DC), I am not reading any Amps, i have only been able to read 15 microamps. This is on both drivers, i thought this might be too much of...
  11. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    I've seen watts / gal. recommendations already. And, as usual, various opinions about that. (Boy,...is anything cut-n-dry with this hobby????) My question is simply this.... A: How many 120 watt fixtures are really needed for a 36Lx24Wx22D tank? (my 85 gal.) These most likely will be canopy...
  12. Selling Forums
    trying to go to a SPS Dominate tank with some LPS mixed in...Would really like to trade for some SPS I don't have or even some acans I have 3 Lyretail Anthias I'm looking to sell as well, looking to get $25 each or $65 for all 3 Large Unknown Pally Colony $25 Pink w/ Green Eye Zoa $20 Mini...
  13. Reef Discussion
    I am fairly new to the hobby I have recently noticed my ph levels risings through out the day . In the morning its 8.2 and by the evening its 8.5 to 8.7. Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreicated. 29G biocube
  14. Selling Forums
    Plenty left... if anyone from the eastside is interested I will be in Novi/Northville area on the 12th!! More frags more pics... New frags... New Pics Listed is a assorted list of soft and hard corals. I live close to downtown Grand Rapids, but will be in the Novi/Detroit area...
  15. Do It Yourself
    So I am going to take down my 150 and make it 2 tanks one will be a zoa garden reverse 1/2 moon, the other is going to be a 60g Cube Hard Corals Only, I am doing this because I want the tanks to be seen and not hiding in my office. This is where I want to put the 1/2 moon tank. It's a little...
  16. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    Alright so im doing a tank build right now on a 40g breeder and want to hear some opinions on the route i can go for leds. I want to mount them on my tank because i dont want a canopy and i also dont want to hang them. Planning on mostly soft corals maybe a few hard corals in the future. Please help
  17. Trading Forums
    Looking to trade my overgrown zoas for some hard corals. Nothing specifically on my mind, just looking to change it up a bit. Let me know what you'd like to trade for
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