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  1. General Reef Discussion
    recently upgraded to a 55 gallon with 20 gallon sump, at the moment i have 2 perc clowns 1 tailspot blenny and 1 psychadelic mandarin, wondering what i could possibly add without overdoing it.. was looking into getting 3 chromis but thinking that may be a little too much. any favorite fish...
  2. Tank Specs
    Greetings all! I sold my old 36 Gal Bow front to my Uncle who currently has it running beautifully. If I think about it, I can grab some pictures of it next time I am at his house. It is growing corals beautifully. But he is an experience hobbyist. Been quite a while for me on this board. I...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone! Been a member since 2012 but haven't been ready to start a reef tank until now. I plan on starting with a 55 gallon, mainly because it was a steal during the dollar a gallon sale at petco. Wishing I would've gone 75 but 55 is what I have the room for and already invested quite a...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, So I finally decided to get into salt water aquariums! About 10 yrs ago, I had a small 10 gallon salt water aquarium with a clown fish and another fish, not sure, but im looking to start a 55 gallon. Its been so long ago that I forgot how to exactly set up a tank, especially a bigger...
  5. 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...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone. My name is Tom, I am a Navy Vet and I live in Las Vegas (dodged all the snow in New England by moving here three years ago- whew!). Anyway, I have maintained many freshwater tanks over the decades and always wanted to try salt but never had the guts. My son (a Marine - no one's...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I'm gonna order my sand, so might as well look at powerheads too. Isn't there a power head thingee that like changes what it is doing with settings so sometime it is blowing hard and sometimes soft and maybe even move around or for different directions and how do you control that can I use my...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    A little bit about myself since this is my first post here. I’ve been lurking and reading the forums for a while but figured I should start participating. I’ve kept fresh water tanks for years but recently jumped back into the saltwater game around the beginning of the year. I have a 20 gal long...
  9. Tank Specs
    Hello my specks are, 55 bow front (tall and fat) 2"1/2" fine sand bed, bought non-live sand, not sure how many pounds of Fijian live rock but fills/looks proportionate in the tank. 20 gal sump, skimmer, filter sock and rock in same area of sump. Return pump. Lighting- high out put t5 x4. Two...
  10. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    55 gal tank with stand and canopy. Canopy and Tank in good condition, stand in fair condition. Undrilled tank with overflow on back included. Stand also has 2 10gal tanks connected to create a refugium (included). $150 OBO
  11. Tank Specs
    Hey Everyone, My name is Joshua, and I just started my first SW setup ever (the wife got me into it). I have a 55gal aquarium. For filtration (as of now) I'm using a Marineland 350 canister filter (only until my sump is done). I have a 200watt heater. For lighting I have a 48" MH setup with...
  12. Reef Fish
    Howdy! So I'm new to saltwater but always wanted to have one was just never brave enough to invest in a fish I wasn't confident I could keep alive yet. That aside a few years have past since my freshwater phase and I'm ready to make the move. First thing is my tank. I'll be getting a 55gal I do...
  13. Reef Fish
    I've had a 14gal biocube set up for 2 years... the only fish is a single clown (based on what I've read - apparently female by now). Live rock with just mushrooms. Wanted to make sure I didn't have any issues maintaining saltwater in a small tank. I've been cycling a 55gal for few weeks with...
  14. Reefing Equipment
    I have a Marineland Penguin 350 on my 55 gal tank. For a few years I've been using it with out the wheels and just 1 filter cartage. What should I use in the filter. Should I just keep using the one cartage? Can I switch it over to a bag of carbon/Purigen/Chemi-Pure? Crushed live rock? I have...
  15. Reef Fish
    Hello fellow reefers, I'm planning on adding fish to my 55 long reef tank now that I've gotten my parameters in gear. I curently have the following in order of the longest in the tank to newest: 2 percula clowns 1 red pistol shrimp & high fin goby pair 2 peppermint shrimp 1 Serpent star 2 moon...
  16. TRT Member Blog's
    Been about all summer that this tank has been in the works, finally almost there. Right now I have my final scape set up with the BRS reef saver rock. It will be a 55gal standard with 20long sump. sump, Protein skimmer will be in one of the outside portions with a limited amount of flow to...
  17. Skimmers & other filtration
    :help:Thinking about getting a 55 gal tank. New to this. What do you recommend? I'd like something that'll last, but not too expensive. :fish:
  18. Reef Fish
    I've got one engineer in my 55gal, but he's INCREDIBLY shy. Shy to the point where I've had him for about 4 months, and I've only seen him once or twice. I know this is normal behavior, but I've heard they do better in pairs. Could a 55g handle a pair of them, and if so, could I simply add...
  19. Tank Specs
    We have a 55 gallon tank with: Sump Protien skimmer refugium,T5 lights's 30 pounds live rock Heater 2 powerheads As of today our tank has been cycling for 3 weeks. We finally have great readings and so yesterday we bought a peppermint shrimp to celebrate. He is the only inhabitant but we plan...
  20. Reef Fish
    I have a 55 gal tank with a yellow and kole tang, coral beauty, fox face, royal gramma and a mandarin goby. This would be my last fish to add, which should I get and would they be ok in my tank?
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