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  1. General Reef Discussion
    The whole idea started with a free 10 gallon fish tank with a screen top given by a kind neighbor. I figured I may spend a $100 bucks and make some use of things from my office, my garage and the cabinet of my current fish tank to make a small garden. So here are the things I found to be used...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all! It’s been 8 years since my last post! Wow. Anyway, I am cycling/reviving a 10 gallon nano tank (reef) and I noticed that when the ammonia spiked so did the nitrates and the nitrites. But now, the ammonia remains basically the same (0.5ppm), while my nitrites are zero and nitrates are...
  3. Nano Reefs
    Nitrate: 80 ppm Nitrite: 4 ppm Alkalinity: 180 ppm pH: 7.4-7.8 SG: 1.025 Temp: 78F 10 Gallon 12 lbs of live rock 10 lbs of live sand hob filter Hydor koralia 240 power head 200w submersible heater So I mixed my reef salt and distilled water in a garbage can following the directions. I measured...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I'm looking to do lps and sps in a ten gallon tank. I have a 165 watt galaxy hydro light fixture. I want to know how high to hang this fixture above the water level. Some advice please.
  5. Nano Reefs
    Hey guys whats up? Im brand new to the saltwater stuff some excuess any dumb question or action lol... I started a saltwater tank on 2/5/2016 I started with crushed shells, no live sand at all, using saltwater bough at the pet store, about 12lb of live rock all straight out of the local fish...
  6. Nano Reefs
    I recently started the construction of a 10 gallon AIO that I would like to share. I will be going over the construction of the overflow/AIO sump and then keep a log of the tank on here for those who are interested.
  7. Lighting
    Hi all.. I've been reading a lot of threads about 10 gallons.. but none of them fit my description of my tank.. SO I'll just give it a go. Basically I just started a 10 gallon reef and am wanting to do soft corals such as mushrooms and particularly polyps. I currently have a clip on 12 inch...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hello! I have decided to set up a 10 gallon sump under my 55 gallon tank because I am tired of looking at all the equipment in my display tank. I have a few questions. I have been reading tons of information online but still can't seem to find the answers I need. First I have a hob fuge that I...
  9. Nano Reefs
    hello im william and after almost a year worth of research i took the big step and started my first nano 10 gl coral reef tank. the tank had been cycling for 3 days so far and it only has one rock but plan on getting somemore this weeekend. i wont be putting anything else untill after 4-5 weeks...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Everyone! Posting because I want to convert my 10 gallon freshwater aquarium into a reef aquarium. (the current fish are being re-homed to my roommate). it has standard LED lighting, a sufficient heater, and a Penguin 100 filter. I know I will need to replace or reinforce the lighting...
  11. Reef Fish
    I just bought a clown for my 10 gallon yesterday. At first, he swam around the whole tank but today when I was watching, he mostly just stayed in the corner next to my pump (assuming this part has the least amount of flow). When he does swim around it looks like he is struggling to fight the...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    It's day 16 on my 10 gallon cycle this week everything has been zero except nitrates have been going up to 20 ppm bc I've been feeding the tank. Should I do water change bc of the nitrates and evetything had been zero for all this week with no swings. What do you guys think do I wait another...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    It's been already 9 days I've been cycling my 10 gallon nano. I have 10 lbs of live sand 10 lbs of rock and used ro/di water. I've had ammonia at 1ppm and stay at .5 ppm and till today is at .5 ppm. My nitrites never spiked but my nitrates are at a strong 20ppm for the past 3 days. What should I...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I'm in day 7 on my cycle for my 10 gallon reef tank and I notice that my tank has been at 80-82 during the day and at night it stays at 80. I've turned down the heater and it's still hot. Where I live we get very hot summers and after summer is over it's pretty much cold after that what should I...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I am starting a 10 gallon nano reef and I just wanted to know of some expensive nano fish I can put in my ten gallon. Idk but the $$ always seems to make me like the fish more. I would be great full to get some names back. Thanks!
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I'm looking into getting a Fluval Sea Nano Marine & Reef light for my 10 gallon that I plan to put in zoanthids, mushrooms and some sps. Does any one own one or know if there with buying?
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I have a ten gallon tank that I have been cycling for 5 days I've been researching a lot on mandrin fish and I know they are difficult to keep bc they are very picky eaters. I was looking into getting an ORA mandarin online which is a mandrin that is guaranteed to eat prepared foods. My set up...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I'm cycling a 10 gallon I added the love sand and also live rock. I'm using of course ro/di water. I'm just curiouser how long my cycle will take since I have live everything. I currently have one of my canisters filters connected to it so it can take out the cloudiness from my tank then I'm...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I am setting up a new 10 gallon nano reef tank. I'm looking at going with a quad t5 lighting system with 2 10,000k bulbs and 2 actinic blue bulbs. Is that enough or is that too much lighting? Also I'm going with a 245 koralia water pump and I want to know if that's enough water flow in the tank...
  20. Nano Reefs
    Okay, so, I have 4 different tank options, and I'm thinking about an inverts only tank. Here are my four options: 2.5 gallons, 5 gallons, 10 gallons, 20 gallons What would you suggest putting in each one? What kind of filtration or special equipment would you suggest? Is it possible to...
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