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  1. General Reef Discussion
    hey guys. Currently I'm cycling my FOWLR tank (I don't have live rock yet...actually I have lots of live rock in my other tank but recently my fish got ick so I'm not using this live rock into my new set up yet)...So can you please suggest which starter bacteria should I get to help speed up...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I'm starting up my 20g long tank with a bare bottom and dry rock. I have heard everything from throw dead shrimp in, to buy a bottle of bacteria, or get a fish. Some people even go as far as using urine... My question is what is the most correct way? Best temperature? Thank you!
  3. Nano Reefs
    Hi all I have a 60lt tank with live rock in It's been cycling for 12 days and my Ammonia is at 0 and nitrite is 0 but my Nitrate is very high is this fine and will It go down I still have a dead shrimp in Any help thanks
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I had a tank years ago and got into the hobby on a whim. The LFS sold me a bunch of dry LR that took FOREVER to cycle and I ended killing some fish along the way because I didn't understand the cycling process or how to maintain a healthy tank of water. So this time I want to do it right. I...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I had a 46 gallon dat was running for 6 months den moved to 75 gallon for 2months hated my tank had 40 pound live rock 30 pounds base with 1.5 inch sand Gave all my fish away and took out baserock and added 30 pounds cured live rock took sand out running barebottom with just hob reef octopus...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, everyone For one I am not a beginner nor an expert, but one simple thing that I want answered. Is possible for tank to end an ammonia cycle in a week? I just tested my water and results were 0 Ammonia, 0 Nitrite, and 5 Nitrate. To brief everyone I just "restarted" my tank a week ago. I...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I have had freshwater fish for a couple years now and decided to dive into a saltwater aquarium. I have a bunch of questions so sorry for the overload :) but I need as much experienced advice as possible.. I just purchased a 75 gallon aquarium 20 gallon sump T5 ho lighting system UV...
  8. 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,
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, recently I upgraded the lights in my tank. However, two weeks after I added the new lights to my tank, I start having an algae outbreak. I am thinking that my tank is been shocked by the change in lights. Is this something normal? I have checked my Nitrates, and they went from been...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    So we hit our one month mark and we have tested every other day since day one. We had a spike in AMMO and Nitrite and now we have stabilized and are consistently 5ppm and under for Nitrate. Our goal is to be an SPS tank with not too many fish, planning on mated clowns, 6 Line, Goby/Blenny of...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    My tank has been going for 2 weeks now with my rock about 1 week, when can i start adding some snails and scarlets?
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hope everyone is having a great day! 55 gallon Digital Aquatics controller (lights, temp, pH...) Coralife T5 HO lighting with moon LEDs RODI water from the start Dead Sand 50 lbs. Pukani dead rock Refractometer on the way Aquamaxx HOB-1 Skimmer I am about half way through my cycle (24 days)...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, So last time I posted I had questions about my 40g tank. Well 40g didnt seem to make the cut for me so I ended up getting a 75g tank with overflow. 40g wasnt enough for what i wanted to put in it. Old Stats: New 40 gallon tank (first for me) 45 pounds of Petco Fiji (curing in...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Ok I went to the LFS today and just looking and when I told the guy about my tank he said I haven't started a cycle yet(Search general reef discussion for "project coraline") 10gal with 3lbs LR, 3 hermits, 5 snails. My levels are good but he told me without a damsel to start things up i might...
  15. The THINK Tank
    any thoughts?
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