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  1. Nano Reefs
    Hello new to reef tanks have had a 60 gallon cichlid tank running for 2 years and want to get into reef tanks. I have set up a Coralife Biocube 14 it has cycled and has 14 lbs of live rock and about 10-15 lbs of live sand (fiji pink). And plan on using the stock lighting. Right now the...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hello new to reef tanks have had a 60 gallon cichlid tank running for 2 years and want to get into reef tanks. I have set up a Coralife Biocube 14 it has cycled and has 14 lbs of live rock and about 10-15 lbs of live sand (fiji pink). And plan on using the stock lighting. Right now the only...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all! I am very new to this hobby and was wondering if anyone could help me. I have a 29 gallon biocube that has been set up for about 3 weeks. I am sure this is a repeat question, but I have searched the forums and didn't really find the answer I was looking for. I am looking to possibly...
  4. New Member Introductions
    After six months of research and web browsing in anticipation of reviving my sw tank from 1983, I discovered this site. Just what I have been looking for. I am thinking of reusing some of my old 75 gallon set up. Reverse flow underground filter with cannister, sump, sculpted lava rock on...
  5. General classifieds
    I recently purchased a Biocube 29 gallon tank and chose to forego using the Bioballs. I know that some folks use them in their tanks or in ponds etc. I'm not actually looking to get any money for them. I'll give them away for free but just ask that anyone interested pay the shipping costs. I...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have a biocube 29 that was started December 17, 2013. I have been running the bioballs and have recently been told to remove them. I would like everyone's opinion on this. Should i remove them or not? Pros and cons of bioballs. Why should i remove them? And finally how should i remove...
  7. Reefing Equipment
    I am currently running a Tom Rapids RP3 filter on my 75 gallon saltwater aquarium. For those who aren't sure what this is, its kind of a mix between a canister and a wet dry trickle filter with a built in protein skimmer and auto top off. The stages of filtration that it came with are 1st...
  8. Skimmers & other filtration
    I am currently running a Tom Rapids RP3 filter on my 75 gallon saltwater aquarium. For those who aren't sure what this is, its kind of a mix between a canister and a wet dry trickle filter with a built in protein skimmer and auto top off. The stages of filtration that it came with are 1st...
  9. General classifieds
    I have a 16 gallon custom acrylic sump for sale. It was handmade by a local reputable fish store. It has NO cracks or leaks. It was just recently cleaned and is ready to go. It comes with two boxes worth of bio balls. I am upgrading to a larger tank and will need a larger sump. This is an...
  10. Nano Reefs
    Hi all! I have recently purchased a coralife biocube 14 for a new nano reef system. I will be setting it up in approx. 3 weeks (due to lack of sufficient funding). I was wondering if when I do set it up (approx. 10lbs live sand and 12lbs LR) if I could just replace the bioballs with live rock...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    So I was reading about nitrates, and bioballs. I see some ppl use them some remove them. So I'm in the process of removing them just to see which will work for my system. My question is does everyone remove all filters in the sump also? Like sponges and filter floss. Just want to make sure I'm...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    All, I have recently inherited a marine setup from my brother who has passed away. I don't really know what i'm doing but i think i am getting there. I've recently tested the water as i've noticed that there appears to be a large amount of algae growing on the glass of the tank. The nitrate...
  13. Reef Fish
    Hi, I am new to saltwater 55 gal tank about 2 months, However the tank was established about a year. I aquired it with 70 lbs of live rock most of the fish, all are doing well. 2 damsels, 2 clown fish, 2 tangs 1 yellow and 1 hippo, 1 royal gamma . 1 cleaner shrimp, 3 peppermint shrimp, 1 emerald...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    like the title says should i use them or should i use the bag of chemi i have and ball of chaeto ?
  15. General Reef Discussion
    ok i've been reading and reading and still don't know what to due. i currently have a 240L main tank with a 55g sump. i'm running my duel over flows through socks onto the bio balls. on the other end of the sump is my skimmer and the return pumps are under the bio balls (not sure if this is...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I have used bio balls for the entire time I have had Saltwater tanks, probablly about 5 yrs or so now. I have never had an issue, other than constantly having a small amount of particulate flying around in the DT. My nitrates have always been fine, and virtually non-existent when I stay on top...
  17. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    Looking to get out of my gaming hobby :nuts: and put my full attention into the marine world. With that being said here is what I have to trade... I built this from the ground up about a year ago.. give or take a few months. It will run any game on the market at max settings, and will handle...
  18. Reefing Equipment
    I currently got the tank with a wet/dry and the dreaded bio balls. I have been running the tank for almost a month. Still no fish do have some live rock, some inverts and plenty of macro organisms running around. ( I transferred the tank with the original water) I don't even know where to...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    So im new to the hobby. this april I bought a 60 gal wet/ dry trickle filter tank already up and running with fish, 40lbs Lrock, and a purple tip sebae anemone.... after the move i began doing 10 gal water changes weekly, even twice a week sometimes. the reason for this being my tests were all...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    So I went to a very good LFS. Much better then the place closer to my house. Any way their place was huge with very well kept tanks and tons and tons of live stock. I wanted to get some LR for my 14g Biocube. He had a bunch of options. I went with this stuff he had that was cured and some very...
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