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5-4 Reefkeeping Q&A

LIVE: Let's Talk About DOSING, RODIs, Overflow Set-Ups, Coral Advice for Beginners, & More! - Reef Keeping Q&A Session w/Mr Saltwater Tank!

Live from Lebanon TN! Reefkeeping Q&A Session Live w/Mr. Saltwater Tank. Find Answers To The Many Questions We Fielded Using the Time Stamps Below:  

0:00 - Livestream Begins
5:23 - Can you run Trident controlled dosing with kalk rather than 2 part?
6:46 - RODI Question - is it better to use a 5 micron filter before a 1 micron filter?
7:38 - Is a protein skimmer a necessity to control nitrates?
11:12 - I have been looking into the Relassy LED lights. I have been told these can grow SPS and LPS. Do you know anything about these?
12:08 - Can you purchase the Gyre Tank mounting magnets separately?
12:30 - What’s the best way to clean the probes on the Apex?
13:35 - Any experience with the Vossen Larval Trap? I have clowns laying every two weeks?
14:25 - How can you have Cyano, Green Hair Algae, and Coralline growing at the same time? How do you fix it so it won’t harm my tank or Chaeto?
17:26 - Is there a good HOB Skimmer to start with until I can set up my tank with a big skimmer under it?
18:13 - Starting a new 20g tank with half sand from an established tank and half new dry sand (same with rock). Should I still expect to cycle?
19:35 - Favorite overflow set-up for low maintenance (priority 1), and quiet (priority 2)?
20:27 - What is the best way to dose Calcium, Alkalinity, and Magnesium?
21:38 - I am upgrading from a 55 gallon tank to a 210 gallon reef ready tank. I need to move livestock as soon as I have the tank up and running. How would I go about doing this?
25:04 - Should powerheads be on 24/7?
27:00 - Any equipment you would recommend to never buy second hand?
29:52 - What is your advice on corals for beginners? I have a 75 gallon that is ready and the fish have been thriving for months.
32:28 - Does the old school bright yellow Tonga Leather get imported anymore? Do you see it when diving?
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  • Marco Rocks Reef Saver Premium Rock (by the lb) - Marco Rock

    Marco Rocks Reef Saver Premium Rock (by the lb) - Marco Rock

    MarcoRocks

    $3.49
    "By the Pound" means you are choosing the weight of your rock. Ex: Qty 5  is 5 Pounds of Rock, NOT 5 Rocks. Selling individual rocks is impossible due to the fact that every rock is unique in size/shape/weight. Marco ReefSaver is a natural...
  • MarcoRocks Shelf Premium Dry Rock (by the lb) - Marco Rock

    MarcoRocks Shelf Premium Dry Rock (by the lb) - Marco Rock

    MarcoRocks

    $6.99
    "By the Pound" means you are choosing the weight of your rock.  Ex: Qty 5  is 5 Pounds of Rock, NOT 5 Rocks. Selling individual rocks is impossible due to the fact that every rock is unique in size/shape/weight. This is Marco Rocks newest...
  • Reef Flux Fluconazole Treatment - ReefHD

    Reef Flux Fluconazole Treatment - ReefHD

    ReefHD

    $16.99
    Reef Flux is a fluconazole aquarium treatment that is effective against certain fungal fish infections.  It also works to kill Bryopsis & Green Hair Algae in mixed reef tanks. To avoid unintended nutrient spikes, Reef Flux should not be used in...
  • LifeRock Dry Live Rock (40 lb) -  Caribsea

    LifeRock Dry Live Rock (40 lb) - Caribsea

    Caribsea

    $181.99
    Don’t just put rocks in your tank, ROCK YOUR REEF with LifeRock™. Amazing porosity, incredible biological performance (drops ammonia like real live rock), and unsurpassed realism make LifeRock™ the best and most cost effective rock...
  • Apex TRIDENT (Alk, Cal, Mag) Monitoring Device - Neptune Systems

    Apex TRIDENT (Alk, Cal, Mag) Monitoring Device - Neptune Systems

    Neptune Systems

    $674.99
    The Trident is an automated testing system that regularly tests alkalinity, calcium, and magnesium in your saltwater aquarium — and then communicates this information to your Apex so you can get alerts, and change your dosing. When combined with...
  • LARGE (9"+) Reef Saver Premium Dry Rock (by the lb) - Marco Rock

    LARGE (9"+) Reef Saver Premium Dry Rock (by the lb) - Marco Rock

    MarcoRocks

    $3.75
    "By the Pound" means you are choosing the weight of your rock. Ex: Qty 10  is 10 Pounds of Rock, NOT 10 Rocks. Selling individual rocks is impossible due to the fact that every rock is unique in size/shape/weight. Marco ReefSaver is a natural...
  • Marco Rocks Reef Saver Premium Rock (50 lb) Box - Marco Rock

    Marco Rocks Reef Saver Premium Rock (50 lb) Box - Marco Rock

    MarcoRocks

    $165.99
    Marco ReefSaver is a natural rock that is harvested on land from an ancient reef system buried when the Florida land mass was formed.  Whether you are building a Saltwater fish only, a Reef tank or a Fresh water tank, and even reptile environments,...
  • Marco Rocks Reef Saver Premium Rock (10 lb) Box - Marco Rock

    Marco Rocks Reef Saver Premium Rock (10 lb) Box - Marco Rock

    MarcoRocks

    $34.90
    Marco ReefSaver is a natural rock that is harvested on land from an ancient reef system buried when the Florida land mass was formed.  Whether you are building a Saltwater fish only, a Reef tank or a Fresh water tank, and even reptile environments,...
  • Red Cyano Rx (Treats 400 Gallons) Removes Cyanobacteria - Blue Life USA

    Red Cyano Rx (Treats 400 Gallons) Removes Cyanobacteria - Blue Life USA

    Blue Life USA

    $23.85
    Red Cyano Rx will quickly and effectively treat disease causing Cyano bacteria from live rock, live coral and live sand in your saltwater aquarium without harming any of its inhabitants including beneficial bacteria when used as directed. Unlike other...
  • Marco Rocks Reef Saver Premium Rock (25 lb) Box - Marco Rock

    Marco Rocks Reef Saver Premium Rock (25 lb) Box - Marco Rock

    MarcoRocks

    $85.99
    Marco ReefSaver is a natural rock that is harvested on land from an ancient reef system buried when the Florida land mass was formed.  Whether you are building a Saltwater fish only, a Reef tank or a Fresh water tank, and even reptile environments,...
  • MEDIUM (8"-11") Reef Saver Premium Dry Rock (by the lb) - Marco Rock

    MEDIUM (8"-11") Reef Saver Premium Dry Rock (by the lb) - Marco Rock

    MarcoRocks

    $3.75
    "By the Pound" means you are choosing the weight of your rock. Ex: Qty 10  is 10 Pounds of Rock, NOT 10 Rocks. Selling individual rocks is impossible due to the fact that every rock is unique in size/shape/weight. Marco ReefSaver is a natural...
  • RED X (500 ml) Removes Red Cyanobacteria - Fauna Marin

    RED X (500 ml) Removes Red Cyanobacteria - Fauna Marin

    Fauna Marin

    $49.95
    RED X is a special formula that prevents algae growth in the aquarium. Red X safely treats unwanted algae in a biological / organic way and is very gentle to aquarium inhabitants. When used correctly at the intended dosage, RED X is 100% safe to use...
  • Life Rock "Shelf Rock" (20 lb) -  Caribsea

    Life Rock "Shelf Rock" (20 lb) - Caribsea

    Caribsea

    $109.99
    Don't just put rocks in your tank, ROCK YOUR REEF with LifeRock Shelf Rock! Spectacular shelves make the perfect display area for inverts or use shelves to create caves and platforms. Amazing porosity, incredible biological performance (drops ammonia...
  • SMALL (4"-8") Reef Saver Premium Dry Rock (by the lb) - Marco Rock

    SMALL (4"-8") Reef Saver Premium Dry Rock (by the lb) - Marco Rock

    MarcoRocks

    $3.75
    "By the Pound" means you are choosing the weight of your rock. Ex: Qty 10  is 10 Pounds of Rock, NOT 10 Rocks. Selling individual rocks is impossible due to the fact that every rock is unique in size/shape/weight. Marco ReefSaver is a natural...
  • Life Rock "Shelf Rock" (40 lb) -  Caribsea

    Life Rock "Shelf Rock" (40 lb) - Caribsea

    Caribsea

    $199.99
    Don't just put rocks in your tank, ROCK YOUR REEF with LifeRock Shelf Rock! Spectacular shelves make the perfect display area for inverts or use shelves to create caves and platforms. Amazing porosity, incredible biological performance (drops ammonia...
  • Life Rock Shrooms Dry Rock Tower (2 Pack) - Caribsea

    Life Rock Shrooms Dry Rock Tower (2 Pack) - Caribsea

    Caribsea

    $129.99
    LifeRock Shrooms take your reef tank to a new level! So useful, LifeRock Shrooms can be placed flat size down for stable pinnacles with plenty of nooks for frags both high and low. Or puzzle piece in your own aquarium rock bed on the bare glass tank...
  • MarcoRocks Nano Shelf Rock (8 lbs) - Marco Rock

    MarcoRocks Nano Shelf Rock (8 lbs) - Marco Rock

    MarcoRocks

    $38.99
    The ever so popular MarcoRocks premium Shelf rock, now available in Nano size for smaller aquariums.  100% natural, made in the USA. Easily Stackable Natural limestone product from ancient reefs Can easily be glued together with Coral glue...
  • Live Aragonite Natural Bottom Fine Mix (15 lb) Sand - Two Little Fishies

    Live Aragonite Natural Bottom Fine Mix (15 lb) Sand - Two Little Fishies

    Two Little Fishies

    $29.99
    Fine aragonite sand sustainably harvested from pristine sites in the Western Pacific and Caribbean. Sterilized then packaged with live BioPronto, naturally occurring beneficial microorganisms that help to purify water in marine aquariums. Packaged in (15...
  • Life Rock Coral Tree - CaribSea

    Life Rock Coral Tree - CaribSea

    Caribsea

    $249.99
    Some damage my occur during shipping.  We do not replace broken rock.  If damage occurs please contact us we can supply you with some epoxy to reconnect the pieces.  We do everything in our power to pack these as best as possible...