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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-16-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 878
Posted By Matman1110
Substrate for 33 long reef

Just got a new 33 gallon long (48"x13"x13"). I bought 20 lbs of crushed coral and already layed it down. There is probably about .5-1" of depth of the crushed coral. Right now I am just using this...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-14-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,286
Posted By Matman1110
33 gallon long suggestions

Just bought a new 33 gallon long (48"Lx13"Wx13"Tall). I wanted to probably start it off as a fowlr but still want to have the opportunity to quickly change into a small beginners reef at any time. My...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 12-11-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,826
Posted By Matman1110
Ok thank you. Would the nova extreme slr t5...

Ok thank you. Would the nova extreme slr t5 fixture work?
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 12-11-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,826
Posted By Matman1110
Thank you for the timely response mr_X. I've...

Thank you for the timely response mr_X.

I've never done a reef so I intend to just stick to the basic corals that will be easier to maintain. Although I do like some anemones too.
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 12-11-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,826
Posted By Matman1110
Lighting for 33G long?

Just bought a new 33 gallon tank (48"L x 13"W x 13"Tall). What kind of light would you recommend if I wanted to build a reef for it? Like dual or single bulb, T5 or T8, metal halide, etc.

I don't...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-03-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,296
Posted By Matman1110
Want to build 33 Gallon Long Tank

I would really like to build my own 33G Long tank (48"x13"x12") but had a few questions beforehand.

1. Would I be better off purchasing the already built tank at my LFS for $79 or could I save...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-30-2011, 02:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,357
Posted By Matman1110
Fluval fx5 ejecting white dusty particles

Hi,
I have a 125 gallon African cichlid tank with a fluval fx5 running. I set it up 2 months ago with fresh new filter media and it has run great. The last couple days, however I've noticed that the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 11-07-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,712
Posted By Matman1110
Ice blue zebra cichlid spinning like a top

I found my ice blue zebra cichlid with its tail stuck in the side of the filter where it vaccums water in. I turned off the filter immediatley and the cichlid was released. Immediatley after that he...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-30-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 686
Posted By Matman1110
Question How long can a 2" fish survive...

How long can a 2" cichlid survive in a 47G tank without a filter or substrate. Right now he is the only fish in the tank and ive been feeding him very small amounts every other day. I also test the...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10-06-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 614
Posted By Matman1110
Question Filter for 47G tall reef

Yes im definetly considering turning my old 47G tall tank into a saltwater reef. I know alot of you are probly saying "avoid the tall tanks!, stick with a bigger footprint!", but the thing is i just...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10-05-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,103
Posted By Matman1110
Question Minimum reef tank requirements

Hey,
Im highly considering turning my old 47 gallon tall fish tank into a reef tank. In terms of items all I have is the actual tank, stand and light. So my question is what would be the minimum...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-03-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,760
Posted By Matman1110
Question How can I repair this?

This is my glass canopy cover for my tank. Can i use something to piece this back together?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-02-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,050
Posted By Matman1110
At the time of the spike i was running 2 heaters,...

At the time of the spike i was running 2 heaters, a 200w and 400w theo hydor heater. Both were set to 79-80. I first unplugged the the 200w. Then about 30 or 45 minutes later i grabbed my old heater...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-02-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,050
Posted By Matman1110
Tank is Overheating, need help ASAP

Yesterday I transported my fish from my old tank to my new tank and everything was under control. The temp had been stable for 24 hours at 79 when i moved the fish over. I woke up this morning and...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 09-29-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,342
Posted By Matman1110
Question How long does it take to heat a 125g?

I recently bought a used 125 gallon tank with some used heaters (theo hydor 200w & 400w). I have filled the tank about 3/4 full and wanted to test the heaters. I put them in on opposite ends of the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-28-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,180
Posted By Matman1110
Ok thanks. Can i just boil it in a big pot...

Ok thanks.

Can i just boil it in a big pot on my stove?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-28-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,180
Posted By Matman1110
Before The rock was covered in dirt so i...

Before

The rock was covered in dirt so i washed it off with a hose and found that
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-27-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,180
Posted By Matman1110
Can anyone tell me what this is and if i should...

Can anyone tell me what this is and if i should throw it out? I found it on 2 of my rocks.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-27-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,180
Posted By Matman1110
Question Just got new river rock, what should i do?

I picked up some dirty river rocks at a building supply company and wanted to use them in my new aquarium. How should i clean these off? Someone suggested soaking them in bleach. If this is correct...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 09-25-2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By Matman1110
Ok thank you. When can i safely remove the...

Ok thank you.

When can i safely remove the fluval 4 plus from the new aquarium so its only running on the fx-5? Or should i never remove it?
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 09-25-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By Matman1110
Even if the new tank is 78 more gallons than the...

Even if the new tank is 78 more gallons than the old tank? My old tank was only 47g and this new one is 125g.
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 09-25-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By Matman1110
Do i need to run the fx5 on the new tank before i...

Do i need to run the fx5 on the new tank before i put my fish in? If so how long should it run? I heard that the tank needs to cycle and so forth before i can put my fish in. The last thing i want to...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 09-25-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By Matman1110
Thanks for the quick response. So i dont...

Thanks for the quick response.

So i dont have to get new sponges for the FX-5, just rinse them out thouroughly?

When i decide to move my africans from my old tank, do i need to take the filter...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 09-25-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By Matman1110
Question Used Fluval FX-5 Question

I just purchased a used tank and fx5 filter from someone. I plan to put in my african cichlids from my old tank into this one. He had completely different fish (guppies). What do i need to do with...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-23-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,352
Posted By Matman1110
What if i cleaned the filter out, and replaced...

What if i cleaned the filter out, and replaced all the foam pads and filter media? Its a really nice filter and would like it to be my primary filter for the 125 g.
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