First off, Thank You everyone for all your help:dance:.
1.What salt should I be using?
2. When do I know my tank is ready? (2 weeks so far)
3. Should fish be first or coral? (thinking mushrooms and leathers)
4. Lighting time, how long?
5. Can I keep bio balls in a canister...
After reading other posts on here I think my canister filter is to blame. No carbon in there, just the sponge filter and the bio ceramic tubes. Right now my tank is 2 months old with 3 hermit crabs in there.
All other levels are good (by the jungle dip stick)
I'm skimming but not much is...
So I finally registered after lurking on here for a few months. Lots of good stuff in old threads.
Anyway I finally jumped into the marine tank hobby but have, I think, hit a small snag. The water in my tank is at 80 degrees and the air temp is 75 where the tank is located. I'm thinking the...
I just love these forums!
I have alot of questions, but I want to see what kind of response I get before I ask alot of silly questions. This is what I have and what I want to achieve.
I would like to have a safe and healthy reef/coral and fish tank. my specs.
I have a 40 gallon...
for sale or trade
55G aga tank + stand (1 year old, needs cleaning,... I am too lazy)
AquaC Remora protein skimmer (also 1 year old)
1.5" gate valve (new)
aga glass cover (for 75 or 90G tanks)I don't know what to ask for any of these items, so ... make me an offer :)
A friend of mine wants to start up a tank. He is looking for a tank, stand and canopy. 40G -75G He will also need some kind of lighting and skimmer.
I was going to start him of with some of my softy frags.
Selling some of my old equipment that I've been hanging on to for awhile.
AquaC Remora Protein Skimmer (Hang On Back) in excellent condition. With this, I will include a brand new, in the box, MaxiJet 1200 powerhead with suction cups and all accessories. Normally when you buy this skimmer...
I have had a 55 gallon fish only saltwater tank for years and now am starting a minor reef tank, but i have some questions.
1) i am reading that when you have live sand and live rock (which i do) that this is all the bio filtration you need....the only other filter you need is a protein...
Ok, I have the coralife 65 super skimmer. I got it for x-mas, works good when it works sucks big time when it does not. The cup keeps filling up with water I know I have it set up right. I do not like going to work thinking that the skimmer is pumping water out of my tank. I think I am going to...
ok my coralife needlewheel skimmer is great, aside from one little hitch in our giddyup. It'll be fine for a couple days, bubbles and skimmate and everything looks fine. Then I get up this morning and the cup is overfull. How do I fix this? Why does is spontaniously fill, when...
Recently I added two brain corals to my 50G bowfront. It has many corals and 4 fish, two clowns and two dwarf angels. Well the angels like to nip at the brains so they just closed up. I decided to put the brains in another 20G I have which was cycled but there's nothing in it now except a couple...
Hi all, I'm new to this hobbie but am enjoying it very much. I've got a 50 G bow front tank with 192 watts of CF lighting and an Aquac Remora protein skimmer, about 50lbs LR two clowns and a flame angel for fish. I have five corals so far mostly leathers and would like to keep adding more...
I am moving and selling my tank - no room for it. I am in Chehalis, WA
(about half way between Seattle and Portland on I-5)
50 gallon Topfin (Petco) glass tank - footprint of std. 55gal but not as tall
Woody's (Seahorse Aquarium) 2 stage DI unit
(includes two canisters, faucet adapter & 4...
Hello all! I will be moving soon and bringing down my FW tank. I was thinking about converting over to SW and had a few questions.
1) Does anyone recommend a good book for beginners? Or maybe a website with a newbie guide?
--From my research so far it seems I will need a few extra things. It...
Is there such thing? I recently upgraded the lights on my 18 gal tall with to 96 watt quads and am wounding if almost 11 wpg is too much?
What do you think?
As of now I have:
18 gal 18" tall 20" wide 10" deep
cascade 200 power filter
2 96 watt PowerQuad
old 200 watt heater