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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hello TRT, I'm starting up my 55 Gal tank again after some time off with dry rock and sand. Can I cycle with no live rock or sand. Any advice will help. Thanks.
  2. General Reef Discussion
    With all the different lighting options and products out there I was wondering if any of you can tell me what it normal wattage for a 56 gallon bowfront...the current lighting on it is 36" long. I have no idea what the best supplier for this would be with a budget of 150-200. I'm going to have...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hello! I have a 55 gal. Bow front reef tank that i got from a friend of mine who was tearing down his old tank and gave me the tank and live rock. I received it a couple months ago and set it all up with saltwater running in the tank that same day. I recently (about a week ago) took out the...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    So I Have A 55 Gallon Tank Currently Have About 10 Pounds Of Tufa Rock And 10 Pounds Of Cured Fiji 2 Pounds Of Premium Fiji (Planning On Adding More Slowly. I Check My Water Levels every 3 to 6 Days My LFS says my water levels are great but Nitrates are high but it's because my tank is new I did...
  5. Skimmers & other filtration
    I have been reading about so many things and have read so many opinions and I am just lost. I have purchased a used AquaC Remora-S protein skimmer for $75 and it has the cobalt mj1200 pump. I see many people say it works fine and others say it's a piece of crap. I have a 55 gallon tank and am...
  6. Reefing Equipment
    Ok, so i finally stepped up to a larger tank. Got a 55 gal tall. How much flow is recommended in a tank that size? I am running a 1 in drain and 3/4 return with a Rio 17s along with a Korlia 550. Well that be enough flow? Please let me know what you think...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I have had tank running since new years, i have cycled and have about 10 lbs of live rock, sand substrate, and a few fish. I am trying to figure out what kind of protein skimmer would be best...hob orobably. I have an Emperor 400 biowheel at present time
  8. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    okay so i am making my first post here. this is my first saltwater aquarium. last monday i added the first 2 pieces of live rock. I got the rock from a local fish store. the rock came out of a established tank full of live rock and coral. The rock has 3 mushrooms and some green star polyps and a...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    ok well this is my very first posting i am new to this whole marine tank thing.. i have a 55gal tank .. i have only a little amount of live rock and i am building as we speak little by little... i have a crushed coral substrate.. a little more research i would have chosen live sand.. i now have...
  10. Tank Specs
    I have a 55 gallon tank with pine stand, freshly repainted and re supported. metal mesh top thing. 36" standard light. Had to do a small modification to stand to fit my 10 gallon sump under it. I have a 1200gph overflow, with a 1300gph return pump. Soon i will add live sand, and saltmix, and...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    The last couple of days, this tank has been driving me crazy! Suddenly there have been micro bubbles, then this brown dust has moved in... not sure what's going on since everything has been working just fine. I posted my tank with the DAS filtration design earlier this month. I am taking my...
  12. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    55 Gal Acrylic Flatback HEX (Now with pix) I have a 55 gallon Flatback Hex for trade with stand. It has a black back i believe it is a Sea-Clear aquarium. The stand is a simple wood stand with a fleck stone finish. I will post pics of the tank and stand this weekend. I need a skimmer for my 130...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    First...I am soooo excited. Last night, I went out and bought a 125 gal tank and stand!:fireworks: For those who have seen any of my other threads, I have been contemplating the future of my 55 gal. FOWLR. I want a reef tank, but hated to loose my FOWLR. :confused: I also had a tang that needed...
  14. Tank Specs
    55 gal display tank, 20 gal sump coralife 65 skimmer mag7 return (2) maxijet9 (one made into a spray bar for now) want to add maybe a koralia 3 diy coast to coast overflow diy stand & hood w/ (4) 54w ati bulbs ((3) 12k aquablue (1) actinic) ro/di system w/ diy'ish 10g holding tank been up...
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