Giving thanks for cleaner waters: What do you use to clean the water in your reef tank?

What do you use to clean the water in your reef tank? (select all that apply)

  • Skimmer

    Votes: 345 81.6%
  • Filter socks

    Votes: 187 44.2%
  • Roller mat

    Votes: 99 23.4%
  • Reactor

    Votes: 97 22.9%
  • Chemicals

    Votes: 65 15.4%
  • Other

    Votes: 128 30.3%

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David Carp

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I utilize filter socks, refugium, protein skimmer, DIY denitrification reactor w/vodka dosing, activated carbon & GFO in a dual reactor and weekly water changes.
What is the size of your tank? How long and how much vodka do you dose? Daily?
 

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Skimmer, fleece roller, UV, and ozone. I'll set up a refugium eventually but the tank move was only seven weeks ago and my nitrates are still low.
Exactly the same here. I always think SPS seem that little bit healthier with the addition of a little Ozone…
 

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What resources would you recommend for a DIY algae scrubber?
I don't know of any resources for them, I just built it out of one of those needlepoint things and water flows over it into my tank



 

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I have a ReefMat 1200 and an RSK 300 skimmer. The ReefMat is so efficient that my skimmer is essentially just a giant air stone.

As for how clean is too clean, I prefer to suck out as much garbage as possible. I can always feed more fish or coral food if need be.
 

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What is the size of your tank? How long and how much vodka do you dose? Daily?
120 gallon DT with 55 gallon sump. I built my denitrification reactor a few months back and it took approximately 50 days to build up the bacteria to the point it was reducing DT NO3. Once I had my NO3 level where I wanted it, I found it took 12ml/day of vodka to maintain it. I dose 6ml twice a day via doser.
 

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2 tanks
205 gallon.. Sump with filter socks , chemi pure elite , octopus protein skimmer.. No water changes .. Just top off..
210 gallon .. Reef mat 1200 , chemi clean , octopus protein skimmer .. No water change .. Just top off..
 

Welcoming coral to your home!!! How do you add coral to your tank?

  • Move the coral from the bag and place it directly into the display tank.

    Votes: 14 10.2%
  • Dip process before placing the coral into the display tank.

    Votes: 88 64.2%
  • Acclimate before placing the coral into the display tank.

    Votes: 19 13.9%
  • Move the coral from the bag and place it directly into the quarantine tank.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dip process before placing the coral into the quarantine tank.

    Votes: 9 6.6%
  • Acclimate before placing the coral into the quarantine tank.

    Votes: 3 2.2%
  • Other.

    Votes: 4 2.9%
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