Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Ocean-Aquarium

Fall Meetings Educational Topics

Recommended Posts

Hello INDMAS members!

I am working on developing educational topics for the fall INDMAS meetings. I wanted to open this thread to allow all members to suggest potential educational topics. What do you want to know more about for your reefing? 

Let me know and I'll get to work!

Brian 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some of these have been covered in the past and for some these may seem to basic but I thought I would through some ideas out there to get the conversation started.

Lighting: pro's and con's of the different types.

Sump/Refugium set-ups and best practices

Methods for keeping Phosphates in check

As Apex continues to gain in popularity; programming your APEX to get the most out of it

Water flow in a reef aquarium

Sand

Using a calcium reactor; pro's and con's and how to set them up correctly

Hardware Update to simplify keeping a marine aquarium; automation, ATO's, other system outside of APEX, water testing, leak detection, auto water changes, etc.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aside from the topics we’ve already communicated on, I was staring at my tank and one of my wrasses jumped out...

So, what about a tank cover topic? What’s better? Glass tops, large gap screen covers, DIY vs store bought, etc. Also, how do these covers effect lighting, o2 exchange? 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe rudimentary - reef chemistry - why are we doing the things we do?  I’m sure you covered this in the past but sure a refresher would be reasonable

I would be interested in learning more about taxonomy of corals

Recently I was start to think if crystal properties of CaCO3 dictates the shape of corals or are they indeed limitless 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dosing and feedings..

 

sump layout. 

to UV or not

 

skimmer schedules and why you run 24 hours or not and how to tune it

 

Maximizing flow and

plumbing. connecting all the dots below the tank..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Methods of waste removal would be interesting. Pros and cons of:

Refugium (different types of algaes and setups)

Biological filtration (vibrant, biopellets, phosphate RX, nopox, gfo, ect)

Skimmers

Deep sandbed

Water changes

Algae scrubbers

Aiptasia scrubber (a really bizzar one, but one I have heard rumors about)

Filter floss/socks/roller

Zeovit and triton methods are also something that can be touched

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...