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  1. General Reef Discussion
    My 55 gallon tank is almost 2 years old and my last clean up crew is almost all dead from my 2 large hermit crabs. My tank is being run by a modified hang on the back filter. There is plenty of hair algae and fil, algae in my tank. I would like to know a good Clean up Crew for it. I do not have...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hello! I'm a PADI certified scuba diver that lives in the Pacific Northwest, and I never had the time or money to seriously take up the hobby. I only dove a handful of times, and as a geologist everything about the underwater features and life was food for my soul. Enter wife and full time job...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I found the sweet spot!! I've been fiddling with a wave maker in my 55 gallon salt tank for over a week now, trying to find the right placement, and I finally found it! Absolutely no dead zones now and I'm excited about this.... Does this mean I'm officially a Fish Geek??? :funny:
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone ok so I have a few questions that I need yalls help/advice with... I am upgrading my 55 gallon reef aquarium to a 90 gallon tank... I think I want to go barebottom this time because the sand was a hassle... can I put a little sand though so it will help the rocks not slide or will...
  5. Skimmers & other filtration
    hi ok so i got this skimmer from a friend so it wasnt really my choice which one to get but i want to hook it up tonight i really need anyones help/advice http://www.aqua-macro.com/skimmer/skimmer-product-011b.htm i heard they were mainly used in australia so im not really sure how he got it...
  6. Reef Fish
    good evening everyone... i have a55 gallon reef aquarium and today i am the new lucky owner of two orange spotted filefish and i would like your advice... any info on this fish will be helpful... i also have a flame Angel, a clownish, a blue tang (whisk i'm thinking about giving back), a cleaner...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    good afternoon everyone... ok so i have a55 gallon reef aquarium that has live rock in it... today i am building a sump and i have heard that the live rock can also act as the biological filter... how do i know if my tank Is ready to function without a filter? does there have to be a certain...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    hello, ok so i am going to run out of mY salt with the next water change... i have a55 gallon reef aquarium about four months old... so i am using red sea salt... i heard there Is something good called reef crystals do you think i should change to that since it Is a reef aquarium??? will it put...
  9. Reef Fish
    hello everyone ok so i have had 55 gallon reef tank with a deep sand bed about 4.5 months and i want to add maybe two more fish and then i'm done with the fish... i have a flame Angel, a clownish, a blue tang (which i'm really thinking of giving away because it looks like its getting sick and it...
  10. Skimmers & other filtration
    Ok so I have a question... I have a 55 gallon tank and My skimmer has been causing problems lately and I am going to get a new one but haven't gotten to it yet but someone told me to fidle with the little knob on the small hose and so I did but now it is letting some powdery stuff in the water...
  11. Skimmers & other filtration
    new skimmer for sump good evening everyone o k so i need yalls help... i have a 55 gallon reef tank still in the beginning phae a purple torch, green branching hammer coral, candy cane, and a mushroom, and fir the fish a blue tang, Angel fish and a clownish... i plan on ferrying more coral and...
  12. Skimmers & other filtration
    hello everyone i have a reef aquarium still in the early stages [ around four months]... my skimmer is not working so since i have to buy a new one i want to make a sump... any advice on how to make it easily... i'm not to good at following complex instructions And reading between the lines so...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    hey guys, ive had my 30 gallon up and running for a little over 2 months ive currently only got 2 chormis fish in there at the moment. my set up is 30 gallon tank, black pine stand, Sump/overflow box/ protein skimmer rated for up to 75 gallons. then i came across this craigslist ad today...
  14. Lighting
    Hey guys! I plan on upgrading my tank lights from my 2 bulb T5-HO lighting to a bigger 4 bulb T5-HO lighting. I would like to know what you would recommend. I have one in mind that I will post below so give me your opinion on that. Also I have 2 corals, zoas and mushroom corals, what would I...
  15. Reefing Equipment
    Any idea what these growths might be?
  16. General Reef Discussion
    So I am completely new to the saltwater scene. I have had a freshwater tank before but I am starting to feel like everything I read on saltwater is greek. Just when I figure out what I would like to do so set up my tank something else pop's up and I feel lost again. The primary thing right now...
  17. Reefing Equipment
    Hey All, Found this forum doing a search so I thought I would join to ask my question. I just bought a 55 gallon tank with stand for $100 off craigslist. Well I cannot figure out how to get the equipment going. I was able to get the filter but thats a no-brainer. I have 2 of the AquaCoulture...
  18. Tank Specs
    Hey, I am trying to filter through the mass ammounts of information that comes with learning this hobby, i already have a very well developed 55g freshwater tank (2years) and am finally comfortable enough to branch out into Marine. I have read several different books, articles and forums and...
  19. Reef Fish
    So i have my new 55 gallon tank with 25 lbs of live rock. In it I have a royal gramma, 2 ORA Ocellaris clowns, and an emerald crab. I have a UV sterilizer and a protien skimmer as well. I want it to contain 6 smaller fish with 2 show fish ( a tang and a butterfly). any reccomendations? I enjoy...
  20. Reefing Equipment
    Alright i got a 55 gallon tank, 10 gallon sump under it, what should i do to prevent from it overflowing when the power goes out, lets keep this cheap too..
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