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  1. Advanced Topics
    I am currently building a sump for a 60 cube and had a few questions. The sump is being leak tested right now.It's 24" x23" outside with a return section 6"x12" and return area 6"x24".I was wondering if and where I should place the bubble trap.I was also wondering what size pump I need and...
  2. Reef Discussion
    I have a 65 gallon tank with 2 250 watt metal halides (only one currently in use) and some coral. I also have a fuge and a skimmer with a 250 gph flow through rate. For at least the past month algae has taken over the tank and about a week ago I started to have a cyano problem. I can't get rid...
  3. Reef Discussion
    I had a bulkhead crack cuz i'm effing brilliant and hit my head on a PVC pipe and cracked it (the bulkhead, not MY head....woulda taken my head over that one anyday) so currently my tank is at a standstill. I have poweheads in the main display to keep things moving. Its been about 9 hours now...
  4. Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone! Just thought i'd throw this out there, a little comparison if you will..... What's in your fuge? Inverts? How deep of a sand/mud bed? What equipment do you have in your sump/fuge? how do you have the sections set up as far as skimming i.e skimmer-fuge-return...
  5. New to the Hobby
    Help! The last 3 days i have had a bloom of cyano bacteria. -confused My parameters are all normal, ( i test everyday) and I did a 20% water change yesterday. Its all back on the sand today! I know its probably because im newly setup (5 wks) but i noticed others say that other things lead...
  6. New to the Hobby
    i was talking to a fellow reefer and was told that xenias like nitrates and helps them thrive is this true has anybody ever heard that? any tips on this would be great.
  7. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    i want to add a refugium to my sump, but the foot print i have to work with due to my equipment and baffles doesn't give me a lot of space to work with. i was thinking about just adding some live rock and macro algae. my question is, do you need a sand bed in order to have an effective fuge...
  8. New to the Hobby
    I just bought a house, and now that I have the room again, I'd like to set up a fish room. I've been a freshwater aquarist for a number of years and done a number of different breeding projects and the like, but I think I'd like to take the plunge and do at least one saltwater tank this time...
  9. Members Tanks
    Hello everybody! I am brand spankin' new to saltwater but I wanted to start a thread to track the progress of my 14G BioCube. This tank was first christened on 2/1/08 so its only into its fifth week now. I removed the bioballs from the second chamber and added a light to make a refugium which...
  10. Water Chemistry
    My calcium is lower than I want ... can I get your advice? I have a BioCube14 with some chaeto growing in the back 2nd Chamber Corals: -softies and a few LPS (mushrooms, zoos, palys, frogspawn, sinularia, yellow polyps, devils hand, yellow fiji leather (very small) ) Fish: - 2 x 0,75"...
  11. Seahorses & Pipefish
    Hi Everyone I'm new to the salt water hobby but i've been in the fresh water hobby for most of my life My question is are there any Seahorses that thrive in @80F water? My wife wanted to set up a Saltwater tank for seahorses and we got a 24g Nano-Cube but with the lights on during the day the...
  12. Want to Buy
    Hi All, Well I am finally going to fire up the lights on my fuge which means I am in the market for some various macro algaes. I am not really looking for chaeto or the standard green caulerpas (grape and feather). I am looking for red algaes and sea grasses. Will buy or trade for some...
  13. Reef Discussion
    i just got a sump set up http://www.auctiva.com/hostedimages/showimage.aspx?gid=628705&image=87643977&images=87643977,87643985,87643992,87643996,87644003,87644011&formats=0,0,0,0,0,0&format=0 do i need any kind of plant life in it??
  14. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    i have a left over screw in uvb bulb from my gecko set up, i was wondering if i could use it in a fixture over my sump to help grow my macro algae, i don't have any glass covers over the sump
  15. New to the Hobby
    Two weeks ago my tank had Red Slime algae so I used Red Slime Remover and did a 25% water change. One week later the Red Slime is back. I think I have a bigger problem that is allowing the red slime to grow. I have cut down my lighting cycle from 12 to 6 hours and adjusted my skimmer to be...
  16. Other Invertebrates
    here's a little story about 6 months ago couple weeks after i started my 125 i saw a free gorilla crab in trade section, well naturally, i didn't want to see that crab getting flushed and my sump was completely empty so i drove down to warren and grabbed the guy, placed em in my back then empty...
  17. Photography
    Its a hitchhiker. It appears to have a "leaf-like" appearance, and it is soft enough to move in the flow of our tank. It is up high in the live rock, close to our PC lights.
  18. Want to Buy
    looking for a pc or comparable in about 18-24 inches thanks gary
  19. New to the Hobby
    Alright, so I recently battled Cyano and got rid of it, however, I am now stuck with this brownish substance that is all over the rocks. The first picture, the rock is almost entirely pink/purple, and it was cleaned off less than 4 hours ago, and it is covered again... need to know what it is...
  20. New to the Hobby
    Can anyone tell me if it is normal to have brown like "worms" on your cheato algae? I noticed them this weekend in my sump crawling around on the cheato. Thanks
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