1. dr1271

    Bubble Magus Dosing Pumps (3 Head & Single Head)

    I have two separate dosing pumps available - Bubble Magus BM-T11 (3 Head) and a Bubble Magus TS1 (Single Head). No issues with either pumps, just upgraded to a GHL recently. Never replaced any of the parts on either and both units are 1 year old. 3 Head $150 plus shipping Single Head $60 plus...
  2. Teku1998

    New tank - what is this?!

    Good morning y’all, hope your summers are going well. My wife and I found a marketplace deal we couldn’t refuse, and ended up with this beautiful 180 (+40g sump) tank, fully setup with coral and everything. there’s obviously been a learning curve for me on all of the new equipment and nuances...
  3. carlsj2012

    COR-20 overkill for RSR-250?

    As I gather up my finalized parts list, checking compatibility,etc, I'm wondering if the COR-20 is simply way too much flow for a reefer 250? I know it's a variable speed pump, but with Red Sea recommending 790gph and the APEX rated at 2000gph, wouldn't I just be running it at minimum speed all...
  4. A

    Hannah specific gravity tester

    I ran out of RO water cleaning my tank and was wandering if I could run it under tap to clean off all the salt water. Thanks in advance!
  5. J

    Suggestions for HoB Protein Skimmers?

    Hello! New to the hobby, been at it for about 3 months now and recently converted my 25g planted tank to a saltwater tank. I was looking at some suggestions for a hang-on-the-back protein skimmer, I've been looking at different articles for suggestions but when I go look at the skimmers the...
  6. D


    Hi there, I have a 36 gallon bowfront aquarium that accumulates a small amount of algae on the glass at the base near the line created by the substrate. I am finding that a traditional aquarium magnet is not able to remove this algae as the glass its self is far to curved. Does any body have...
  7. F


    I bought a brand new vortech MP40 2 weeks ago and noticed right off the bat that the dry side was hot I was wondering if this is something normal im currently running the mp40 at 55% it would be helpful if I new if this is a normal thing or if I should return it to get a new one
  8. Schraufabagel

    Nano Build How realistic is having a tank with vacations?

    I usually go on two vacations each year (ranging from 1 to 2 weeks). I’m also frequently away at least 1 or 2 weekends each month. What would you advise for equipment on a tank between 20 - 40 gallons? This would influence if I went for a sump or AIO. Skimmer overflow sensor, refugium, leak...
  9. fox0521

    Let’s talk flow in a peninsula tank!

    Hey folks, I’ve got a 2’x2’x4’ 125 gallon peninsula tank. I don’t have it set up as a peninsula, but I got a great deal on it so I couldn’t pass it up! I’m struggling to get flow that doesn’t leave dead spots, but also doesn’t super blast my LPS and softies! Currently using a return pump...
  10. K

    How to get the most out of this sump space? (Photo attached)

    Hello, I have been reading some negative reviews on the current trickle down carbon pad and bio ball system that I am running. I know this isn't an ideal sump setup, but it's the only one I can fit underneath my corner tank. I'm just looking to get the absolute most out of this space. So I was...
  11. K

    Best setup for this style sump (Photos attached)

    Hello, I have been reading some negative reviews on the current trickle down carbon pad and bio ball system that I am running. I know this isn't an ideal sump setup, but it's the only one I can fit underneath my corner tank. I'm just looking to get the absolute most out of this space. So I was...
  12. K

    Looking for stock list suggestions for my tank

    Hello, I'm in the process of reviving my old fowlr tank and trying to convert it to a reef tank. I see the general consensus is to now ignore the old "inch per gallon" rule when it comes to stocking the tank, so what is a realistic stock list of forgiving and hardy fish/corals/inverts for my...
  13. K

    Should I add start up bacteria?

    Hello, a few days ago I posted a thread asking how to revive my neglected aquarium. You guys all had such good advice and with some additional tips from my local LFS I am now heading the right direction again with the tank. Just to quickly recap I left my 54 gallon corner in my basement...
  14. micahsoft

    Biocube equipment recommendations

    While getting my Biocube 32 together and ready I had a couple questions on current and future upgrades of equipment. 1. lighting: I was looking at Steve’s LED upgrade. Is this something I could add in later? I’d like to start cycling the aquarium soon and not sure if I want to wait till I can...
  15. alexytman

    Chiller temperature controller lifespan?

    My chiller's inbuilt thermostat only turns chiller on after 1.5C, though my display tank thermometer doesn't show changes over 0.6C, I wanna get a controller to link to heater and chiller. Does controller turning cooler on and off throughout day decrease its lifespan dramatically?
  16. S


    Hello I looking for GHL sa 2.1 doser
  17. S

    Tropic Marin hydrometer

    Hello Where can I buy tropic marin hydrometer?
  18. NanoReefer2025

    Annoying Return Pump Noise

    Hello everyone. Today, I came across a bit of an issue with the return pump that came with my Waterbox Peninsula Mini 25. It is SUPER noisy and I can’t seem to find the source. It isn’t touching the walls of the AIO chamber that it is in or anything like that. It has happened before, but it...
  19. R

    Skimmer questions

    Hi guys, I recently purchased an asm g4 skimmer equipped with a sicce pump. The skimmer works fine I just can’t get it to skim on the drier side without having it sit in shallow water (maybe 4 inches of water). My tank has 0 nitrates as it is currently finishing up a fallow period as I’m moving...
  20. TopShelfAquatics


    We have a few open box skimmers. All of the have never been used. They come in their original boxes and packaging. The following models are available: Seaside Aquatics CS6 - $140 Eshopps S-300 - $370 Rossmont SX 250 - $350 Bubble Magus Z5 - $133 Bubble Magus Curve D9 - $324 Vertex Omega 130 -...
  21. MrBubble47

    Build Thread 62 gallon tank started 01/07/2021

    Hello everyone, i want to show you my new tank and equipment. - Aquatlantis 250 liters - Skimmer Deltec: 600i - Return pump: Blau Aquaristik Reef Motion 2.3KDC - Heater: NEWA VTX 400 W - Sand: 18kg ATI Fiji White Sand - Rocks: 20kg D-D Aquascape Natural Aquarium Rock - Salt: Instant Ocean...
  22. Reefer37

    Coralife Turbo Twist 6x UV Sterilizer for 45G Tank

    I have a 45g cube tank and just ordered a Coralife Turbo Twist 6x, but after reading, I'm wondering if I should have gotten a higher wattage. It's 18w and said up to 250g, but I imagine that is not for saltwater. Primary objective is to use it for reducing cyano and dinos, currently having a...
  23. Meara

    Aqua lifter pump

    Hello I ordered a Aqua lifter pump to add to my overflow, and I just found out that it won’t be coming. I picked this pump because it was the only one that I have heard of being used the way I am trying to. I’m planning on using it to remove the air bubbles from my overflow and keep the siphon...
  24. omgnotyouagain

    New Jersey Dry Good Trade WTT corals for equipment

    I have lots of corals at the moment and I’m looking for some equipment let’s help each other out. items I need Heaters - preferred if they where 100w or more Wave pump- would love and gyre if anyone has one laying around, an mp10 small skimmer. *** a must an ato *** live rock, frag rack...
  25. Meara

    UV Sterilizer

    Hello everybody; I’m looking for information about UV Sterilizers. I have recently gone through a ich nightmare, (I am in Canada and there is limited medication available it was truly brutal) and I am looking for things that may help me avoid this going forward. I was wondering if anyone has...