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Question on cleanup of used reef tank by Chris Mares
Hi, everyone. I recently purchased a used 65 gal reef tank. I am planning to reuse it but it has been in storage for almost a year in a "dirty" condition. I wanted to know what is the best way to remove the old pink / purple algae from the aquarium before setting it back up. I am a little leery...
March 11th 11 09:18 PM
by lenitaray Go to last post
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pool by [email protected]
can a swimming pool pump be insttalled above pool water level
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March 10th 11 07:16 PM
by rogerjackkson Go to last post
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Purple Algea? by Peter Pan
I have on my on the glass of my tank, the purple algea that is produced from live rock (sorry I dont know the real name of it) I understand that is this good stuff that the rock produces, however, it's on the front of my tank and its begining to obstruct the view of my tank.. I tried using a Magna...
March 5th 11 01:44 PM
by andrewjonn Go to last post
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New tank with low Mg & Ca? by David Hillyard
I have 1110 Mg & 350 Ca in a new tank. Can anyone shed any light on this for me? I have drained and cleaned a 240l planted freshwater tank thoroughly with tap water. Left it to stand and dry for a few weeks in the garage and then started to set it up as a marine system. I filled it with (known...
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March 5th 11 01:42 PM
by andrewjonn Go to last post
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Silicate sand and algae by
Hello; What's the concensus on silicate sand and it's cause of algae? Reading on the webb I'm getting mixed opinions. I'm having trouble with hair algae and just greeening up the sides of the glass in a fish only tank.The sand is about 2/3 silicate and 1/3 aragonite. I've tested the water...
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February 25th 11 05:19 PM
by robiinjakson Go to last post
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IS THERE A BETTER TEST KIT by Peter Pan
I've been using Aquarium Pharmaceuticals test kit to measure the Ammonia, Nitrites, Nitrates pH ect.. After taking the prescribed measure of water and using their solution, and waiting the appropriate amount of time, you compare it to the color strip cards they provide to the color of the test...
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February 25th 11 05:18 PM
by robiinjakson Go to last post
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Less Alive Rock? by StringerBell
I put my rock in a newly set-up tank about 48 hours ago. I figured what initially appeared on the rock would continue once I got it submerged, I can already tell that there has been some die off since putting it in. Some of the "green" areas have receded. Some of the protrusions seem to have...
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February 25th 11 05:16 PM
by robiinjakson Go to last post
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sea horses by Peter Pan
I use this chart as to what I can and can not put in my tank. http://www.liveaquaria.com/general/compatibility_chart.cfm It's a basic guide for your tank. Good luck
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February 25th 11 05:15 PM
by robiinjakson Go to last post
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My 90 Gallon Reef by Groovok
Greeting All.. Here are some Pictures of my 90 Gallon Reef, ya know... the same 90 gallon Reef I started Back in Feb. that YOU All Said I was Rushing INTO.. the Same 90 Gallon Reef that YOU All Said would Fail.. well I just wanted to let you all know that the tank is doing fantastic. Hell.. I...
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February 25th 11 05:14 PM
by robiinjakson Go to last post
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Cloudy tank by Hammer
Hi. I am attempting to start a Deep Sand Bed Salt Water Aquarium. As recommened on more then one web site I obtained play sand from home depot and put in my empty aquarium. Then I put in the power heads, filled the tank with water, added salt, and turned the power heads on. This has been about 2...
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February 24th 11 05:46 PM
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red sand by TekCat
My tank is fairly new. I noticed that some of my sand is turning in red color. Does anyone know that it is? And if it is bad, how could I remedy this situation. Thanks in advance, TekCat
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February 24th 11 05:45 PM
by gremesmiith Go to last post
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Still Having Problems Finding A skimmer by Tim Kelly
A few months back several of you replied to a post I made asking for skimmer recommendations, and the majority recommended ASM, Aqua C, or Euro Reef. All these appear to be in-sump designs. Because I bought a wet-dry system (which will now only be used as a sump) when I bought the tank, I don't...
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February 24th 11 05:41 PM
by gremesmiith Go to last post
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snails? by August West[_2_]
Hi all, I added some live rock to my tank. It was the most algae covered rock at the LFS and it was in the "rubble" tank. It had been donated to them by someone who dismantled their tank prior to a move. Now a few months later, I am having a snail problem. I remove about a hundred tiny little...
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February 14th 11 04:51 PM
by daneyalhardy Go to last post
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Which pH meter by bo00_ger
thinking about buying a pH meter for continuous operation in a sump. Which one to get? Pinpoint? Milwaukee?
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February 14th 11 04:49 PM
by daneyalhardy Go to last post
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new reef tank advice by ONJ
Ok...I have narrowed down some pieces of equipment to set up my new 55 gallon reef tank. The things I do know I need and will be getting a 60 to 70lbs live rock Precision Marine HOT-1 protein skimmer 2 Hydor Koralia circulating units Proper lighting level for corals and maybe one anemone
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February 14th 11 04:47 PM
by daneyalhardy Go to last post
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Diatoms by KurtG
My diatoms are back. I replaced the material in my phosphate reactor which knocked them back for a few days, but they rebounded again. My nitrates and phosphates are both undetectable. I'm thinking this is silicates although I'm still waiting the arrival of my test kit. I thought my RO/DI unit...
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February 14th 11 04:45 PM
by daneyalhardy Go to last post
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New Tank Setup - comments and questions by Aroon
On May 23, 7:44 am, Wayne Sallee wrote: You might see a duplicate of this post. I'm trying out TeraNews.com. So far I'm not impressed. The other post has not shown yet, so I'm sending this one through Earthlink. ** Yes, set up the protein skimmer from the...
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February 14th 11 04:43 PM
by daneyalhardy Go to last post
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Marine fish & inverts by [email protected]
Instead of allowing the mentally impoverished idiots to ruin this group, in my opinion it would be preferable for all the original on-topic contributors to continue to post their comments. Regards, Fishnut.
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February 7th 11 06:27 PM
by ttomjoly Go to last post
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fast growing red stuff by jthread
does anybody know what this is? warning very large photos http://www.safaricabs.com/red1.jpg http://www.safaricabs.com/red2.jpg thanks in advance
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February 7th 11 06:25 PM
by ttomjoly Go to last post
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Mixing Shrimp Species by Maddie
Is it OK to put in a cleaner shrimp with 3 resident peppermint shrimp? I have a 30-gallon. The only other occupants are a watchman goby and a percula clown. Thanks. Maddie
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February 7th 11 06:23 PM
by ttomjoly Go to last post
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