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  1. Freshwater Discussion
    Hi all, first I'm new to the fish game so please help me out here. I decided to go for an african cichlids tank setup. The tank is fully set up ready to go without any fish atm because of my nitrate level being way to high. I have been cycling for over 3 weeks now plus i have been doing...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Ok last night all 3 of my brittle stars were just fine and ate small peice of shrimp. I did notice that one of the stars had lost part of it's leg. Today when I came home I found the same one with no legs and just his body with a couple of stubs. I thought he was dead, so when I tried to get him...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Let's say I decide to not go fresh water. Say I decide to replace the pressure booster pump for my RO/DI. Help me rethink my tank and redesign my sump with say a budget of $700. Current tank: 75 gallon bare bottom AGA Reef Ready sitting on a standard AGA pine stand. 2 Seio 1500 gph pumps...
  4. Freshwater Discussion
    I keep 2 rubbermaid containers full of RO/DI water next to my 75 gallon FOWLR aquarium with the lids on on them. About 3 weeks ago I was walking by my aquarium and noticed something didn't look right. The bucket I use for collecting RO/DI water was inside the large rubbermaid container...along...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    i finally got to redo my ugly 55g. i tore out the tufa and lava rock (what was i thinking at the time? lol) this tank has had the worst cyano in history. this pic was taken after i siphoned alot of it out, it was so thick covering all the rocks and most of the sand. mats thick enough to keep a...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    i swear i must have one of the ugliest tanks in history. for starters i didnt use live rock, i bought tufa instead. then i realized i didnt have enough tufa so i dug out my old lava rock from the basement. it added color but it just looks like an african cichlid tank :funny: the sand i bought is...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    ok i was not sure where to post this. i have tried to draw up how i want to plumb my 55 tell me what you think. will work :p or will not work start over :doh: . thank you all for the help. good or bad.
  8. Freshwater Discussion
    I have a successful 75g reef which has been my focus for the last 5 years. Prior to this, my wife and I had Cichlids and really enjoyed them. Well, I just finished setting up her own Cichlid tank (46g bowfront) and it's doing really well, but I have a quick question. I use RODI water for my...
  9. TCMAS
    I'm trying to get an acrylic 180 that was formerly a reef going as an African cichlid tank. When it was a reef, the former owner allowed a LOT of coraline algae to grow on about the lower third of all 4 sides of the tank. I dissolved the mineral material away with vinegar, but I am left with...
  10. Atlanta Reef Club
    I'm interested in finding a used wet dry filter for use on an African Cichlid Tank that I am starting to put together. If you have one for sale, let me know by post or PM. Thanks in advance!!! - Michael
  11. Atlanta Reef Club
    I'm selling my African Cichlid tank. Hopefully, I can sell the whole setup to one person. If not, I'll part out after a few weeks. This tank requires very little maintainence. Asking $250 for the whole tank. Sale includes the following: 55 gallon tank + lights + stand 2X Magnum 350 canister...
  12. Classifieds - TCMAS Members Only
    This is not a commerical post because I am not making any profit and in most cases I am losing money. Used Stuff: Sprayer Container (used for RO water), outlet on bottom, couple of 1/2 holes in it for float valve and 1/4" bulkhead 18.25" W x 14.5" D x 12" tall- $30 Pinpoint PH Controller...
  13. TRT Member Blog's
    Well, after several years in the freshwater hobby, I took the plunge into salt water. But first I thought I'd mention my 55 gallon African cichlid tank. In it I have: 8 Electric Yellows (4 adults (2m,2f) and 4 babies) 2 Bumblebees 2 Sunshine peacocks (1m, 1f) 3 German red peacocks (1m, 2f) 1...
  14. TCMAS
    I'm brand new to the hobby and came across this site, and man am I glad I did! I've already learned tons just from reading your past conversations and doing searches for certain things. So thank you already! :agree: Basically I've wanted to start a salt water tank for years but just haven't...
  15. TCMAS
    I have been working on this and need help...this represents the usual progression of the aquarium hobbyist. Many vary from this but i bet most of you have gone this route. 1-Goldfish or Betta bowl. 2-Guppy tank. 3-Small freshwater rinky dink fish (platys, neons etc) 4-Freshwater plants...
  16. Western Maryland Reef Club (WMRC)
    Well... Thanks to some interest from you guys, and Gregt, we're now officially a club (at least to TRT! :D) Just wanted to drop a line and share what I'd like to see from this club, and ask for feedback from others on what they'd like to see from this club. Some goals I have (please chime...
  17. TCMAS
    made an order from these guys this week and i have to say i was pleasantly surprised. I ordered 80 pounds of rock from them for $115 including shipping. Rock is for filtration purposes in my sump so i asked him for some extra porous golf ball sized rock and that is precisely what he gave me . i...
  18. Asheville Reef Club
    Hello Everyone, Hope you all have a great 4th of July weekend. We're just relaxing here and enjoying two days off in a row. Well, we've been open about 3 months now, and we're extremely happy with how we've been received. We've made a lot of friends, and we're constantly meeting new people who...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    OK here goes, first post. So I'm new to this whole hobby, I have kept a 29 gallon African Cichlid tank for three years, and decided to sell it and get into some real aquarium husbandry. I have a 42 gallon Hex made by oceanic systems, as seen here. The problem is, I wanted to build a...
  20. TCMAS
    I was going to get some new corals and was wanting suggestions for some ? A little about my tank ? 75 Gal. w/ 100 gal sump, 440 VHO lights, 2 years old I have a rose & bulb anemone, purple mushrroms, and frogspan 2 true percs, 2 green cromis, maderain goby and scooter bleny. looking for some...
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