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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everybody! I'm new and have a question to ask. So, I've had fresh water tank s my whole life and recently decided i wanted to try saltwater. I have and unused fish tank right now and it has a white LED light built in i was wondering if this would work for a reef aquarium with corals. thanks!
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    Alrighty so here's where I'm at, sorry for the novel, I'm a long winded person :P I have had a 10g freshwater setup for about 18 months now. I originally wanted to just jump into a saltwater setup, but after doing research and took into account my zero experience, low budget and minimal space...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hello! I have just joined this page, and have already found a ton of awesome information! I have had a small 10g freshwater setup for a little over 18 months now. Started with two dwarf gourami, but sadly a recent 4 hour move took the most gorgeous one :( I originally wanted to just jump into...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hi! I have had a lot of experience in freshwater but I have always loved saltwater. I was thinking about eventually converting one of my 20g tanks into a saltwater environment (nothing fancy, just a couple small fish and live rock). Nothing bigger- my other tanks are happily occupied and I...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hi all i am coming back to the hobby after taking a break for 5 years. I had to move and when i moved my tank it crashed and lost everything so gave it up for awhile untill i had a permentant residence.. I need a little help just got my new tank set up, live sand and rock in and the new...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hi All! :) I have just set up a FOWLR system, and was wondering, if I wanted to get corals, which species are the best? And what equipment do I need to make a FOWLR system a Reef? Thanks :D -ICantReef (Pease have a look at my other thread :) )
  7. New Member Introductions
    Have a 75 gal. With refugium, octo hob classic 90 skimmer, compact fluorescent lighting by current, 2 power heads, live rock,crushed coral substrate. And just started up the hobby again after a 7 year break. Currently have 2 anemones, 2 clowns, 3 banghai cardinals, 2 damsels, scarlet shrimp, 1...
  8. New Member Introductions
    So I'm starting a brand new 20 gal nano tank and I need advice and details on the best way to get it cycled and stable. What supplies will I need? Do I need an actual filter if I have a skimmer and refugium? I'm going with live sand and rock to start off, should I do a deep sand bed or a shallow...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I am having some issues with my Duncan coral that I got last Saturday from a frag show. This is my first time with corals, so I am unsure how to approach this particular situation. I currently have 6 corals in the tank: pulsing xenia, torch, duncan, toadstool, and two zoas (sunny d's and...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone! I am going to be going to my first coral swap on Saturday, and hopefully pick up my first few corals there as well. As a reference, I have a 30 gallon aquarium with clowns that has been running since January, and all of my parameters have leveled out, so I should be ok on that...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    First post here, my names cody, i live in East Tennessee, im a mechanical engineering student at UT. I have had 11 freshwater tanks over the course of my life, but until moving to knoxville i have never had access to saltwater supplies. Now that i do, im obviously excited!! My thinking is to...
  12. New Member Introductions
    Hello TRT, I'm starting up my 55 Gal tank again after some time off with dry rock and sand. Can I cycle with no live rock or sand. Any advice will help. Thanks.
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I'm a little confused on the best lighting to use. Our 60 gallon tank came with two small LED strips natural/moon light setting; however, we would like to add corals to the tank eventually. I've heard a lot of differing opinions on the T5 verses LED lighting. Any suggestions or recommended...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone! I am very new to the saltwater hobby. I have a 30 gallon jbj tank that I have just put clowns into a week ago. I have 4 key red hermit crabs in there, 2 blue legged hermit crabs, and 6 margarita snails. I had 4 blue legged and 8 snails, but the 2 hermit crabs disappeared and...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    So I'll be getting a saltwater tank (my first, personally) for my high school aquatics tank in my next semester of school, and the teacher has told us we'll be needing starter fish (and that they often end up not making it, and have been coined as the "sacrifice fish" :o ) I'm looking for a...
  16. Reefing Equipment
    Hello everyone! I am new to the forum and also to saltwater aquariums (sticking with FOWLR for now). I have had freshwater for many years now, but I have a new 36 gallon bow front aquarium that I am planning on using to take the plunge into saltwater. So my main question at this moment is...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    EDIT: I'll update this main post if I decide to switch/add things per everyone's advice. The updates will be in red so they're obvious. TANK IS UP AND RUNNING! Been doing research but confused on some things for sure. The only thing I've purchased so far is the 75 gallon tank from petsmart (no...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Looking for suggestions I am converting my freshwater 38 gallon tank to a reef tank. I have purchased the Octopus 100 skimmer, and 30 lbs of marine sand (not live sand). I am thinking about purchasing 40 lbs of dead rock, and 10 lbs of live rock. I am planning on adding corals, and a few fish...
  19. Reefing Equipment
    So i have decided to start a salt water fish tank, i would like it to be a clown tank with an anemone but am a beginner to keeping an aquarium. I have a 55g tank and stand with a marineland filter that i was told would be perfect for this tank. My question is where do i go next? I'm looking to...
  20. Nano Reefs
    Nitrate: 80 ppm Nitrite: 4 ppm Alkalinity: 180 ppm pH: 7.4-7.8 SG: 1.025 Temp: 78F 10 Gallon 12 lbs of live rock 10 lbs of live sand hob filter Hydor koralia 240 power head 200w submersible heater So I mixed my reef salt and distilled water in a garbage can following the directions. I measured...
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