Recent content by treelover3

  1. Diy Nitrate Reducing Filter

    Thanks for posting this! It's nice to see that someone has made a smaller version of this filter for in-tank use. There is a guy that I think is in Ireland that has a video on YouTube regarding this very thing (creating an anaerobic filter to remove nitrAtes); only he is using a separate...
  2. Best Snail For Ammonia

    I guess I'd also recommend that you wait until you start to get a little algae growth before you add a snail to the tank so the snail has something to eat once it gets in to its new home. tl3
  3. Lighting For Corals

    I purchased one of the aquaneat light fixtures on eBay as well, for my 55 gallon Freshwater tank, and it's a piece of garbage. The remote worked for about 2 days and then stopped working. On the plus side, the company sent me a replacement remote but that didn't fix anything so they sent me another one...
  4. Crushed Oyster Shells As Part Of A Reef, Tank-base???

    I am considering using some washed, crushed oyster shells as part of the base in my reef tank when I finally get around to getting the tank setup. I found a 50# bag of oyster shell at Tractor Supply Co for $9.99. I am hoping that Tractor Supply will have a sample out on display so that I am able...
  5. 29 Gallon Tank Is An Ac 110 Filter Too Much Waterflow For A 29 gallon Saltwater Reef Tank & Which Led Light To Use?

    At this point, I have no plans for any fish at all, but that could change. I still have a ton of research to do and I'm kind of toying with the idea of getting "The Package" from Tampa Bay Saltwater, in Florida, for my 29 gallon tank. I like the idea of having an "instant reef", even though it...
  6. 29 Gallon Tank Is An Ac 110 Filter Too Much Waterflow For A 29 gallon Saltwater Reef Tank & Which Led Light To Use?

    Hi all, I am in the process of getting all of the equipment put together for a 29 gallon Saltwater reef tank. I still need to buy an LED light for the tank and I picked up an AC 110 filter while I was at PetSmart last night (05-22-2018). PetSmart had an AquaClear 110 filter for $79.99 so I bought it. It...
  7. Lighting For Corals

    Just a word of warning regarding that brand of LED light fixture; I purchased the 48" version for my 55 gallon Freshwater tank and the remote quit working in less than a month so the company on eBay replaced the remote control but it did not work either. So the company replaced the remote receiver unit and...
  8. How Temperature Sensitive Is The Bb (beneficial Bacteria) In An Aquarium?

    I setup my 55 gallon aquarium a little over a week ago and I stopped at PetSmart to buy some fish for the new tank. I got 6 small zebra danios and 6 tetras (they looked very similar to head and tail light tetras but that is not exactly what they were). When I got home from PS with the fish, I...
  9. Ring Around The (tub) Aquarium Due To Bdbs -

    ec, Thanks! I actually found a YouTube video by the DIY aquarium guy (his name is Joey, I believe) and he has a video on how to make a really slick DIY surface skimmer out of an empty plastic water bottle. DO, Okay, thanks, so I wasn't hallucinating when I read your post. The next BDBS washing...
  10. Setting Up New 60 Gal With Bdbs

    I just posed a thread that is very similar to your thread and I am having the exact same issues. There was an oily "slick" on the surface of the tank and I had a ring of oily "gunk" all around the inside of the aquarium. I used paper towels to remove the ring around the tank and I used folded...
  11. Ring Around The (tub) Aquarium Due To Bdbs -

    ... where are all of the threads that explain the cleaning process? Today was the first day nice enough to be outside in shorts and a T-shirt so I grabbed the chance to be able to wash the bag of BDBS outside using the hose. To be honest, I thought that I had cleaned the Black Diamond blasting...
  12. Changing Over My Filtertration

    Beautiful tank, BTW!
  13. Changing Over My Filtertration

    My apologies! I guess I read through the replies too quickly to see that. tl3
  14. Changing Over My Filtertration

    I think what they're saying is that for the transition period between adding the canister filter and removing the HOB filters, it will certainly not do any harm to leave all 3 filters in place; it's not worth risking your established bio-cycle to simply get rid of the HOB filter intake tubes...




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