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  1. Atlanta Reef Club
    Hi, So I setup a 55 gallon reef tank about 3 or 4 years ago. I've since completely lost the time, money, and frankly the interest in continuing in the hobby. What I'm selling: 55 gallon glass tank Homemade stand 40 gallon sump with 5 chambers Pump and return pipes 2 T5HO ballasts and fixtures...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Just starting to get all of the things I need to get this working. These protein skimmers are pretty darn large, I was curious how more experienced reefers are getting their Hang-On-Back units to still fit with a lid on? I might be able to dremel part of the plastic shroud off to get it to...
  3. Tank Specs
    Display: 55g tank (not drilled), 100lb Figi rock (originally 90 dry, 10 live), 75lb High Desert sand (HomeDepot), 2 800 gph SunSun circulation pumps, 2 3" PVC overflow pipes with 3/4" drains, 2 Kessil A160WE Lights with a kessil Controller, Current USA Freshwater LEDPlus 48" Strip (night...
  4. Reef Fish
    I am new to the forum, so your advice is really appreciated. I just would like to share with you my 55g saltwater tank after one year now. But because I am new the form dose not allow to me to add the links
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I just bought NO3:PO4-X after LFS suggestion ... water was tested twice (me and LFS) and both return with very high ppm reading. It is advised in the manual to drop the dosage in sump. My question: which chamber in the sump? I have 4 chambers: Overflow Protein Skimmer Live Rocks Return Pump...
  6. Reef Fish
    Hey all, I am stocking my first reef tank, starting with fish and will move on to corals once the fish are established and the system has matured.. The tank is a standard 55 gallon with 60lbs of live rock. As far as I can tell there are a bunch of hiding places. The only fish in there currently...
  7. Skimmers & other filtration
    so would a 55g sump be crazy for a 55g tank? I know its a bit over the top but if I have the means to do it should I?
  8. Skimmers & other filtration
    Anyone using one? If so what do you think about it.Thanks!
  9. Tank Specs
    Hello everyone, To start off im new to the hobby and already having a lot of fun! 35lbs of LR to start and 40lbs of live sand Coralife T5 Dual lamp 3 power heads(500gph,1250gph, and 200gph) So i got the 500 and realized to small...then went and got a 1250 and realized too...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hello! I'm new to saltwater (in fact I don't have a saltwater tank yet) but I've run freshwater tanks for years. I currently have a 55 gallon long (48x13x18?) and a 20 gallon tall (13x13x18?) but I'm looking to get into saltwater. I have room for one more aquarium, but it would have to be small...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Been working on converting my freshwater 55g into a salt water tank. I'm starting this thread to document my progress an bring everyone along for the ride. Equipment so far 55g Tank 29g Tank - Turning into a sump Sicce 2.0 pump for return line Reef Octopus 110INT internal skimmer DIY Stand DIY...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Guys I am new to the forum and new to saltwater aquariums, I grew up having my a 10g freshwater tank in my room and my parents having multiple different freshwater tanks, and for a few years my step father had a 75g salt. I now own my own place and want to do a saltwater tank. My father in...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I am new to TRT and new to the saltwater aquarium world as well. I have recently acquired a 55g aquarium and have started the process of setting it up. I have in there 20lbs of live rock and 1.5 inches of substrate. I plan on adding around 10lbs more of live rock as I wish to make this...
  14. Freshwater Discussion
    Howdy, My 10 gallon planted is going swimmingly, and my 29 reef is still chugging along. So naturally, i decide on a new project.i have found a nice summer job and ill be having a little extra money to burn.i was thinking: A 55 or a 40B, or if i could find a cheap 75, that might be better.id...
  15. Lighting
    I am currently making a rock setup for my 55G tall tank. It is vertical, so it is 30 inches deep. I understand that I will need more intense lighting to penetrate 30 inches and I cannot for the life of me understand these lighting parameters and what is or is not enough. I have some leathers...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    My first real tank video Sorry for shakey parts - had a puppy biting my legs the whole time :P Would love to hear your thoughts :) http://youtu.be/X5fb9Obxyug
  17. Reef Fish
    Finally about 3 months into my reef tank. All water conditions seem to be perfect so I have decided that I want to start preparing to get a Mandarin. My tank specs are - 55g, around 80-90ibs of live rock and a wet/dry filter(no refug it is a eshopps 150) I was wondering if there are any tips...
  18. Reef Fish
    Restarting my 55g tank. Had it running from March until Sept when everything came crashing down. Levels skyrocketed and 2 fish died before I took and sold the remaining to a lfs who knew of the problems and kept them qt for some time. This time I have upgraded from a bio wheel filter to a fluval...
  19. Tank Specs
    I am pretty new to the hobby, and have really learned a lot from these forums. I figured this was a good first step in joining; posting my tank and specs. TANK: 55 Gallon, glass - 48"x13"x21" Catalina 4-bulb T5HO lighting fixture 2 - 10k daylight bulbs 1 - 460nm/420nm actinic bulb...
  20. "Soft" corals
    Hi, i am new to this forum and i have a question about my corals. I only have 4 in a 55g with 20g sump and after being away for 3 week, they were all closed. Ive had someone to feed the fish and i have an auto top off so the water salinity would stay at 1,024. Before i left, they were all good...
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