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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so a lot has happened since my last post. I have purchased a jbj 28 gallon tank, with the jbj nano skimmer, a filter basket(with 3 compartments, I have floss only in it now, waiting to do a water test), and a calcium supplement gadget. I currently am cycling the tank with the water I made...
  2. Tank Specs
    I've decided to take the plunge and set up a saltwater tank after successfully keeping a 40 gal freshwater one for years - plus I live in Guam so I figure why not. I've already read a ton of books, some new, some old, about various types of setups and have spent countless hours on youtube...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    So here is the run down. I have set up a 55 gallon saltwater tank that is currently cycling. My pH is perfect my salinity is dead on. I have 55 pounds of live rock in there as well as 70 pounds of live sand. I am running a fluval 405 canister filter as my filtration. My light is the coral dual...
  4. Tank Specs
    Hi all, im new to this forum and completely new to marine tanks! I decided to set up a nano to see if i could handle it, and so far so good :agree: i will hopefully post a few pics once ive posted some more comments to threads. I'm very new you see.. Anyways in my tank i have a clownfish, white...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    !!WARNING TERRIBLE PUNCTUATION !! don't forget to breath I'm starting this build thread to journal my progress setting up a 150g mixed reef it will still be a week before i even add water ill layout my plans and show you all my gear and i hope you will chime in and...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, I am new to this forum and my first order of business is to ask a serious question! My husband and I were just given a 38 gallon tank, it was previously a saltwater tank which housed some kind of shark (the shark passed away recently and the lady was too heartbroken to even...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone on TRT, i would like to thank all of you who have replied to my previous therads. Your input and all of the great information on this site will be invaluable in my quest to set up my system. I have many new questions i would like to get advice on so here goes. 1. Protein...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I Have a 40 gallon saltwater tank just sitting there cycling , Its about 2 months old, and all that's in it is a domino damsel and some plain rock ( looks like a freshwater tank), and some live sand, powerheads, HOB filter... What Can I Do with it? a Predator tank? Reef tank? what if I...
  9. Nano Reefs
    so Currently I have a 40G FO tank and its going fine but I would like to try a 10 gallon nano reef tank. Im still debating on whether or not to start one. Here is what Im thinking 10 gallon tank 20# live sand 15# live rock, small powerhead ( any suggestions?) maybe a HOB filter? for 30 gallons...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I was wondering if I could add some fake plants to liven up my 40 gallon saltwater fish only tank, right now the tank is about a month old, has 3 rocks, live sand and 2 damsel fish. the tank looks bare and Im going to order some live rock in a few months to make it a FOWLR tank, and then...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I am starting a 55 gallon tank and want to know more about seeding some dead rock, I want about 70 pounds of live rock total, how long would it take to seed 50 pounds of dead rock with a 20 pounds live rock? I also am planning on sanding 40 pounds of live sand. I am in no rush for a reef tank...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, my name is Keyton. I am new to the Saltwater World and I was hoping to get some advice on how to start my own 10 gallon mini reef aquarium. I have been doing a lot of research on my own but thought some input from actual saltwater aquarium owners would be helpful, also. If anyone could...
  13. Nano Reefs
    just got a new 15 gallon(uk) tank never had salt water befor only fresh water i have a prizm skimmer deluxe 305 fluval hydor 4 turbo pump 50 watt heater aqua glo 15 watt light today i have added ro water, set all the tank up added crushed fine gravel and added red sea salt at 1.020...
  14. Nano Reefs
    ok so here is the deal, I have a ten gallon tank which has been a freshwater for about five years, and now I am on the road to converting it to a nano reef...I already have the salt in it and now i am waiting for the live sand to come in at the store and then i will put that in with a bunch of...
  15. Skimmers & other filtration
    i set up a 125 a couple months ago. every thing ive been reading on the site is talking about big sumps. i only have about a 20 gallon or so? is this too small? also no protein skimmer? with frequent water changes will this be o.k.??? just 1 fish that i target feed:cry:
  16. General Reef Discussion
    well i've got my tank up for sale because i'm downsizing to a smaller tank and needed some advice. my tank will be as followed 75 gallon all glass tank, i don't wanna have to deal with calcium dosing and chemicals and i've always believed in keeping it simple so i'm just going with a emperor 400...
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