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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hey Everyone, Looking for some advice on next steps with my future Reef Tank. My tank is the Fluval M90 Kit with the built in Sump behind the display tank. The entire system is 36 gallons. The sump being 9 of those gallons i believe. I have the Skimmer in the first of the 4 sump chambers where...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    So I set up my tank roughly 5 days ago and all the live rock was from the display tanks from my LFS I have been cycling it by dosing with pure ammonia every day to 0.25 ppm roughly 14 drops of ammonia. after each day I test and I am reading 0 ammonia 0 nitrites and 0 nitrate. is it possible that...
  3. Tank Specs
    got the tank filled on wed. biocube 29 actually holds about 20 gallon. i added the reef crystal salt mix. if you have any suggestions on a better salt mix i'm all ears. i heard good things about neomarine but its like double the price. i got 25 pounds of cured live rock from lfs and 30 pounds...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    My 12 gallon nano is nearing the end of it's cycle. Ammonia is now at 0 and has held steady for 6 days. Nitrites are also 0 and Nitrates are about 40. I have a huge algae outbreak going on, I see red cyanobacteria and green\brown bubble algae. My plan for livestock is a few hermits, a few...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 10 gallon tank which is 1 yr old with live rock and live rocks of 3 lb. recently i added 9lb dry rock, and replace the complete water, and also replace the filter with a better one. I have not changed previous sand and live rock with purple algae. now my question is will it again start...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All. I am brand new to the hobby and began cycling a 28 gallon bowfront tank 8 days ago. I started with 20 pounds of live rock, about 18 pounds of Caribsea live sand and one raw shrimp. The tank is Heated to about 79.5F and I am using a RedSea skimmer. 6 days into in my ammonia level got...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    :confused: Please help. Why wont my tank start cycling? I have a 33g, I bought it 2 months ago and made the mistake of thinking i could just buy a tank and thow in some fish. I have spent the last 2 months buying all the things i found i needed and learning about keeping a FOWLR aquaruim. I...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I just started a new 20gallon long tank 5 days ago and i live Fiji sand and get 6 pieces of live rock and 3 pieces of dead rock and was wondering if this is good enough to do a cycle with or should i put in a dead shrimp to help create ammonia?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I am setting up a new salt water tank. To cylce the newly salt water tank, do you need to turn on all the equipment including a skimmer? I bought a skimmer, the instruction say that do not use in newly salt water mixed, it may overflow. Can I turn on the skimmer once the cyle completed? Thanks,
  10. General Reef Discussion
    First Of All Thank You For Any Advice You Can Provide Me. I Had A Nice Reef Setup Until A Power Outage During The Winter 2 Years Ago... And I Gave Up And Took Everything Down. I Wanna Get Back Into It. All My Rock And Sand Is Dry And Has Been Dry Since. What Are The Steps I Need To Take To Turn...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    ok so my tank has finally finished its cycle all my levels are good but i have 1 problem Feb.2-17th ill be out of town and dont have anyone that can take care of my tank so my question is, is there anything i can add that wont need light or much food for close to 2 weeks? Ill prolly just wait...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    i went to my lfs today and was asking about my tank cycles and how long i could expect to be waiting on it so he told me that he has used microbacter 7 to cycle his tank and his total cycle only lasted about a week could this be true and if so why arent more ppl using this product? im...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    hey al i just got the live rock in the tank and i noticed what looked like : small polyps, an anemone, a bunch of barnicles and a limpit!!!! will they make it through my cycle i just put some dead shrimp in the tank. its all a new setup.
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