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  1. New to the Hobby
    But the blue lights emanating from the front window of a neighbor are drawing me back in. I can almost smell the xenia and acros again... I'm promising myself that I will not go tank crazy again and will keep it down to one tank. And Q-tank... and maybe an additional isolation tank just in case...
  2. Want to Buy
    Horse trough 55 or 75g or a 55g barrel food grade
  3. Selling Forums
    I have upgraded my chiller for my new system. This jbj chiller has about 1 year use on it and did not really run that much... It has been sitting in my attic for about a year now. Get it before it gets hot out.... This is a steal compared to new.... I can send pics to cell phone but here is a...
  4. Want to Buy
    Looking for a pair or 2 of seahorses must be eating frozen also a pair of pipefish setting up a pony tank for the daughter so if you have any for sale or know of a good local source plz lmk also looking for gorgonian an nice looking macros as well Thanks Ray
  5. Vendor Experiences
    I had a friend call me today and tell me that this store has gone thru a major upgrade and he was impressed. For him to say that tells me something Is it true that Ocean and sea's also owns Seaworld? Looking forward to getting down there and checking it out
  6. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    I have a Reef Octopus external skimmer that has run without any issues for about a year. Due to a heater mishap, my skimmer has overflowed twice in the middle of the night and overflowed and caused at least 5 gallons of water to empty into my stand and floor of my house. I am thinking about...
  7. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    Has anyone else every had a heater meltdown on them? I was woken up last night at 4am to nasty plastic burning smell and found that my Cobalt Aquatics submersible heater had melted (figured it out when I stuck my finger in my sump and got shocked)!! Heater was in my overflow so I couldn't see...
  8. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    I thought part of the point of the baffles in a sump was flow? Going over and under the baffles, getting agitated, etc. My baffles seem like they let the water go in, over, and then through. Looking at my sump after the inlet, you don't see any water movement. I know water is flowing...
  9. Freshwater and Terrariums
    Is it safe to put crystallized geode pieces into my fresh water Cichlid tank? I've rinsed them, but, they still smell like dirt?
  10. Advanced Topics
    Anyone ever hear of this happening?
  11. Vendor Experiences
    New store I found while looking around the site that was close to my neck of the woods. I went in to take a look and the store looks pretty good. The guy running the place seems like a nice guy who cares about the hobby. I would definitely suggest stopping by. I was having a problem with...
  12. Reef Discussion
    I was mixing saltwater for a water change and my heater did not turn off and the water got up to 95 to 100 degrees.Is this water still good to use for a reef tank when it cools down?
  13. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    Hey I have a reefoctopus 3000 and we just moved the tank to our new house and it seems that every time I go downstairs now it stinks... The skimmer has several vent holes on the top... How can I get rid of the smell?
  14. Reef Discussion
    I know the basic things to do when the power goes out like pouring water into the tank, but not exactly how often I should be doing it. I put a blanket over the tank to try to keep heat in, i even pit a few hand warmers in a bag to try to help with the heat. I live in an apartment so a...
  15. New to the Hobby
    Hi. I bought 4 turbo snail during the sale this weekend. Three of them seem to be alive. One did not move and I'm not sure how to tell if it's dead. I have a 55 gallon with 3 damsels. I have had the tank setup for about 3 weeks now. Also one of them is moving around the tank, I haven't seen it...
  16. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    So I mix my water change salt water in a 55 gallon drum with a large pump and heater. My question is what on earth is the brown residue left on the walls of the drum??? I'm using R O D I water and instant ocean reef crystals. The drum was a food grade drum that was cleaned prior and I don't...
  17. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    Ok tried looking this up not finding much dont have a lot of time to search thru. What my question is will a good 5 or 6 stage rodi unit will that take out all the sulfur to a safe level to use in my reef tanks and make drinking water? I am looking at buying a house alot of houses by me that are...
  18. Advanced Topics
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3203809/pdf/pnas.201108628.pdf
  19. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    Im currently running a ehime 1262, I'm looking for a submersible pump that is around 1200 gph that is quiet and low wattage. Any recommendation will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance
  20. Reef Discussion
    I didn't even know where to post this. Long story short, my husband found a HUGE wasp nest in our basement, about 20 ft. from my sump and refugium (old farm house). We have had Orkin out before, but not when I had a tank. I am scared to death of the chemicals they use--you can smell them...
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