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  1. Nano Reefs
    Hello all, My girlfriend and I are likely to move places early 2016, and the apartment we are moving to doesn't allow fish tanks greater then 10G. I currently have a 5G Fluval Spec that I figured could make a decent nano/pico reef tank using the equipment and corals I have in the 29G. So what...
  2. Nano Reefs
    Hello everyone I'm new to the forum but have kept salt water tanks before but never with live rock or corals. I've had fish only marine tanks but recently had to downsize my aquarium as I need more room for my newborn coming soon. Well here's my tank 5.5 gallon with 3 pounds of live rock. Do you...
  3. Crustaceans
    Hi I've recently suped up one of my old freshwater aquariums into a saltwater with 200 gallon protein skimmers and a 5 gallon sump. once i got all the filters i put cycled water and media into it from my 55 gallon tank and i have a condylactis anemone and a bangaii cardinal fish and if either of...
  4. Nano Reefs
    I have a 5 gallon cube 10" x 10" x 12" high Ecoxotic Picotope. It's virtually the perfect size for the area I have although I'm realizing that 14" is around the sweet spot for lighting and more, 15" probably good. After doing lots of research, I ditched the LED strip and bought a 24" high lamp...
  5. Crustaceans
    Hello, My Saltwater Marine Reef 5 gallon tank is one week old, when can I add Crabs or Snails to my tank? Asking because I have a lot of bristle worms dying and I thought crabs could eat them up for dinner. Greg
  6. Nano Reefs
    Have a question about lighting for a Marineland Contour 5 gallon tank? The Tank came with a strip lighting 8 White LED's and about 6 Blue LED's. Is this good enough lighting for live rock and live sand and maybe soft corals?
  7. Nano Reefs
    I am a new kid that just joined the forums. I really wanted to start a 5 gallon reef tank. What do you guys recommend. I am open to any ideas you guys have for me. I know I won't have anemones and fish but I think this would be a great starter tank for me. Please give me any ideas.
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hi All, So 4 months ago I made the mistake of buying 3 ocellaris. And now I need to fix it. Everything started like a fairy tale where the three little guys were friends. One day, the female got a boyfriend and started to exclude the smallest guy from the pack (no constant aggression). This...
  9. 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...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Po im about to start a neat little reef build. I lucked out and found a 5 gallon fluval spec for 20 bucks. I work at a petco and it greatly reduced because it was missing its light bar which wasnt a big deal considering id be replacing it. I did nit find forums until after I finished my first...
  11. Nano Reefs
    So i have a 30 gallon reef tank set up right now and i like it but its not what im wanting. im not able to put much sps in there and the rock work is not that great. so for christmas and my birthday im gonna treat myself to either a 10 gallon or a 5 gallon. for the livestock i already have...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Just wondering what everyone would put into a 5 gallon? I've had it set up before but never had it stocked with fish or anything other then coral. I will be setting it up again and adding fish or whatever this time. Let me know what could go good in it. Thanks
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I have a lil 5 gallon that I had set up for the fun of it. All it has is some live rock and a few coral left in it. Now its just Kenya tree that I can't even give away. So I was thinkin of taking it down. Would I be ok with using the 5 snails I have in there for my 100gallon or would I run the...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys I had a little 5 gallon tank laying around, so a lil over a month ago I put some live rock in, I also crushed some live rock for my substrait just to try it out. Well the tank has finished its cycle. Now I'm looking for a light set up. It's gona been just coral. Any help here would be...
  15. Reef Fish
    I have had plenty of experience with marine collecting. I am currently a freshman in college studying Marine Biology at the University of New Haven. I recently saw a Snowflake Moray Eel in a lfs. It was about 4 inches long and looked pretty health. I was just wondering what size tank I could...
  16. Tank Specs
    I'm working on a new tank and i was wondering if i could use standard LED lights from my marineland cresent 5, they put out alot of light, the water seems more lit up than the pet stores reef, and i plan on ahving the coral about 40% up that way they are closer to the light, heres a picture. i...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 5.5 gallon tank and im looking at getting a skimmer. What size would be best suited to what size pump for this size tank? Can i replace my internal filter and refugium with a skimmer? Or should i use both? Thanks :)
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Im kinda leaning away from corals and towards an octopus!! I was wondering if anyone knew if there was a bred that i could keep in a 5 gallon tank? How difficult are they to keep? Ive seen on youtube about 5 or 6 babies were in a 10 liter (2.5 gallons give or take) bucket. I know thats way...
  19. Nano Reefs
    I have a 5 gallon nano and i have a 3 gallon empty tank. Well, if my goldfish doesnt pull through, it will be empty (His not well at the moment and might not get better. I really really hope he does, this thread is purely worst case scenario). Im thinking about turning the 3 gallon into a sump...
  20. DIY Forum
    Hey guys. I really like the idea of DIY especially when i can use in my tank. I built most of the tank from scratch, so i wana keep up with the DIY idea. I was just wondering if anyone has any fun projects for a 5 gallon tank? I dont have a huge amount of room in it, but i can possibly make...
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