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DO I need a...[skimmer, filter, ro/di, reactor, ATO, etc.]

Posted 09/12/2014 at 12:05 PM by Sk8r

Understand, you can run a very simple kind of 30 gal tank with nothing but a pump, a heater, live rock, regular tank light, and a Penguin filter, with a 'fill line' drawn on the glass to help you top off accurately with ro water from the supermarket. This is the ancient method. It will support a few crustaceans and snails and a couple of very small gobies or blennies or dartfish.

If you want more than that, your problem becomes too much nutrient in the system, not enough waste removal,...
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Cycling does not mean turning your tank into a toxic zone...

Posted 09/12/2014 at 11:22 AM by Sk8r

I've read an increasing fervor for dumping various things into a new tank to cycle it, many with the implication it does it faster---and some involving a lot of extra expense.

Cycling is a simple natural process of letting bacteria multiply and penetrate more than just the outer skin of your rock and sand. And bacteria multiply quite nicely without your doing more than setting up with one live rock amid conditioned (saltwater soaked) plain rock. I've even done it with no more than...
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GHL Doser 2 pre order Info

Posted 09/02/2014 at 05:55 PM by AQD_ottawa (Aqua Digital Blog for all things we distribute)


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Parasite infected Aquaria adjacent to a non-infected aquarium

Posted 07/04/2014 at 03:59 PM by snorvich (System configuration and fish for my two tanks)

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"Infective dinospores could be transported in aerosolized water droplets (Roberts-Thompson et al 2006). Droplets from static systems were shown to be transmissible for up to 1.44 feet however droplets from dynamic ones were shown to be transmissible up to 9.8 feet. This means that adjacent aquaria, and potentially ponds, could spread the infection. [edited] This means that aquaria if situated close together should be covered." These references were originally from Fish Disease: Diagnosis
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New 150 gallon, finally a full sized reef

Posted 06/27/2014 at 11:38 AM by markalot (Mark's Reef Tanks)
Updated 08/07/2015 at 05:41 AM by markalot

Thread for my 150 gallon build:

I just got started in this hobby in 2012, an old fart with only freshwater experience. My threads show this inexperience, painfully, and only now am I to the point where I'm trying to dial in color rather than just keep acros alive.

July 2015

T5 + BML 20K
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