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  1. Lighting
    Still in the planning stage of my 55 gal tank, slowly gathering equipment with hopes of putting water in the tank within a few weeks. Plan to have at least soft corals and polyps (love zoas!). Looking for a LED lighting system but running into a few questions. I keep getting drawn into the...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    here is a scematic i drew of the 55 gallon sump i want to build for my 125 gal reef tank. i would love to get opinions on how to tweak it. i forgot to label the last section as an overflow. it should be big enough to hold about 6 gallons of water which is what i figure i would need to hold an...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Alrighty guys. I have a 55 gallon that's been running for about 9 months. I only have one fish(Royal Gramma) A cleanup crew and a Feather Duster I saved from the pet store. Everything is doing great. Feather duster has rebuilt his tube(he didn't have much of one) and grown about an 1". I've just...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I just got my 55 gallon up and going the other day added dry rock, live sand and a lot of water. Yesterday I added some ammonia to start the cycle along with a bottle of Biospira. I have all the equipment except the PH's. Soooo. . . What power head/heads would be good for a 55 gallon reef tank...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Aloha, First let me say this is an awesome community.. I've been keeping saltwater fish for a few years, but started college and had to give up my display tank for my studies.. Figured schools was more important then fish.. I used to use this site for info when I did, and learned quite a lot...
  6. Reef Fish
    I have a 55 gallon tank and my wife is wanting a yellow tang. I know that most people seem to think a 55 gal is too small for a yellow tang. Is there another fish that looks close to what the yellow tang looks like that would be good for a 55 gal reef community tank?
  7. Freshwater Discussion
    My fiance really hates the look of my 55 gal FW tank because I have fake plants and fake decorations in it. She wants me to switch over to a more "natural" natural look. So a few weeks ago we combed the beaches to find some driftwood and I've been soaking it for the last couple of weeks to clean...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys, What do you guys think about the new LED lighting systems? What do you think i should go with? I have a 55 gal and going to do soft corals. Maybe hard someday. I am concerned about money but its not my main concern. So four bulb set up? Or LED? Metal halide? And where should I buy? Tanks!
  9. Reefing Equipment
    I am building my first reef tank and I was given a 55 gal tank with stand, a 5 gal bucket of live sand... probably will not use, 50 lbs of dead rock that has been curing in a bucket for about 2 weeks now and bunch of crap power heads. I am wondering what would be a good setup for my tank as far...
  10. Reefing Equipment
    I figured out the actual volume of the tank is 53 gallons. Can't edit thread title. This is going to be my first salt tank after 5+ years with fresh water tanks (20+ if you count the ones growing up, I helped my dad, but he did most of the work). Here is what I am envisioning for my setup...
  11. INDMAS - Indiana Marine Aquarium Society
    55 GAL. Reef Tank - Everything included <hr style="color:#000000; background-color:#000000" size="1"> 55 Gallon Tank (Black) with matching stand Fluval 305 - With users manual Powercompact lights - Daytime and Actinic Excalibur protein skimmer Additional Powerhead Live...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, new around here joined a few days ago but haven't gotten around to post yet looking forward to being part of this site.. I've been into planted tanks for some time now but lately looking to set up my first reef tank. So here are my questions, first would I be best off ordering live...
  13. Tank Specs
    I have a 55 gal. saltwater setup. The tank has been running for about 11 months. Tank has a penguin 350, CPR BakPak 2R+ skimmer w/ DIY skimmer box, Pro 200 heater, Koralia Evo 750, and AquaticLife 4 bulb T5HO w/ 2 blues, 1 purple, and 1 10k. Tank has about 90lbs of live sand, half crushed and...
  14. Tank Specs
    Just started my first tank at the begining of the year. It is going to be a reef tank, only housing up to 5 fish. Tank has been cycled, all levels seem to be where they are suppose to be (according to reading/websites). Not sure at all what the first fish should be and when to add coral. below...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I currently have a mated pair of ocellaris clowns and nothing else (it's been that way for a few months now) and I've considered adding a pair of black and white ones. Would they be aggressive toward another mated pair? I've heard floating both pairs and then moving the rocks around before...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    This is a follow up thread from a previous one over the weekend. Seen here: http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/f6/skimmer-bonkers-sand-bed-cleanup-177301.html I decided to go bare bottom because I have had this tank for over 8 years, and I just couldn't clean the sand well enough in this...
  17. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    I am in lafayette, LA area and want to get a reef started. I have wanted to do it for a long time but was not educated enough. Think I am ready to get started now after reading lots of stuff here. Looking for some experience close by that i can get advice from and possibly buy a setup. Trolling...
  18. Tank Specs
    dsmiles reef tank (Tons of new pics) so i realized i dont have my specs up here yet Display marineland 48 to 60 in reef capable led(failed twice so replaced) marineland 48in 4 bulb t5 75 gallon marineland tank 55 gallon shatter proof heater ( removed for overheating) jbj ocean pulse duo...
  19. Tank Specs
    I have a 55 gal Set up I have 40 lbs of Live Rock 40 lbs of live sand 5 turbo snails 1 Regal Tang 2 halloween hermit crabs 2 Clown Fish 1 Copperband Butterfly 1 Coral Beauty 1 peppermint shrimp 1 soft coral that came with my LR Green Mushroom Corals Equipment: 2 Aqua clear 300 filters...
  20. Reef Fish
    Hey all, I have had a long career with freshwater planted tanks and am planning to start a 55 gallon FOWLR tank in the next few weeks. I have been reading "The Conscientious Marine Aquarist" and consulting my LFS' site along with AqAdvisor[dot]com and liveaquaria[dot]com. I am planning on moving...
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