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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I've read a lot of posts about new tanks and their cycles but I've never seen a progression of what the water tests should look like. Hopefully this give some beginners an idea of what to expect when they cycle their tank. I'm by now means an expert but this cycle went pretty flawless and was...
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    Hi, I'm very new to this website so I'm still trying to figure out how everything works. I have been doing freshwater for years, and a few days ago I set up my first saltwater tank so I have a few questions. First, the specs. - 37 gallon, tall, 30" HO dual light, 2 pieces of live rock, 2 base...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hey TRT, I am starting a 90g tank and considering I've only had a 20g nano tank in the past with a HOB I figured I would start a Build thread for you to tell me Yes, No, or Maybe So. So the 90g Tank, 2-250 Heaters, Skimmer, and Return Pump arrive Sunday ($500 on Craigslist). Is this a good...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone! I am having a bit of a difficulty in cycling my tank. Timeline: 08/10: Tank had SW put in + Added Fritz 9 08/14: 10G WC with NSW 08/16: Added a capful of ammonia (this is where i went wrong) and didn't test (i know i know) 08/20: Stopped dosing ammonia 08/25: Tested Ammonia...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    My Innovative Marine Nuvo fusion all in one setup arrived today. its the 30 gallon long setup. Looking forward to my first nano. i normally always go big, but would like to try and see if I'm skilled enough to maintain a smaller system. I'm currently curing about 30-40 pounds of live rock in a...
  6. New Member Introductions
    I am probably an old fart to many here, 45, but having fun with my SW tank. I had a 30g as a kid, and decided to try it again after a 30 year absence. WOW how things have changed! Protein skimmers did not exist and canister filters were the rage. I set up a 55g. Just finished my cycle, my...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I was wondering if it is possible to add live rock to an established system. I was looking at this: https://www.kpaquatics.com/product/cultured-base-rock/ I want to add more rock in my tank but I don't want to to restart my cycle etc.. Thanks!
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hey y'all Just a PSA here. Someone in my area just posted to a Facebook group for aquariums that their 135 gallon reef is up and running with 10 fish and a ton of corals. I thought that was great, they got their tank filled with some fish and a lot of corals for their desire and wanted to give...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    please excuse my newbie question. I haven't done this in ten yrs lol should I be adjusting my ph during cycle? or are the levels alright current parameters ammo 0.25 nitrite 0.25 nitrate 20 ph 8.0 sg 1.026 phosphate 0.5 temp 77.7
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I've seen the term cycling a tank around - what does that mean? I'm brand new to this, and we are floating between getting a Mantis Shrimp or some other type of sea creature.
  11. General Reef Discussion
    So i picked up Petco live rock this weekend(about 4-5 lbs) and picked up 8 lbs of some very porus baserock.I added it to the tank along with 20lbs of indo-pacific aragalive sand, threw in a uncooked shrimp and now playing the waiting game. Now unfortunately i have no water testing supplies...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I was wondering if it is possible to over cycle your tank? My tank will be going for 2 years in December. It is a 36 gallon bow front. When starting out I was dosing straight ammonia into the tank to start the cycle. I believe I was adding to much at a time as it took longer then what...
  13. Marine Depot
    VIDEO: Canister Filters on Reef Tanks? Never Say Never! Speed up cycling, deep clean, or start a quarantine tank!
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I set up my new 46 BF 13 days ago. I added 40 pounds of the CaribSea live sand, 45 pounds of Marcos dry rock and 10-20 pounds of live rock from my old tank. I added a whole bottle of the BioSpira stuff (the 75 gallon bottle). The tank is at 79 degrees. All RO/DI water with Kent salt. No skimmer...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    So we are on week 1 of cycling of our 60 gallon tank. The salinity level tested VERY low at 1.17 yesterday so I researched all day on the best way to raise it. Since the tank is cycling I didn't want to top it off with fresh salt water; however, I thought it would be best to remove a small...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 30g reef that has been cycling for 2 weeks now and I have started to get a brown algae bloom all over the sand. My question is what should I be doing now? I want to do this perfect to minimize problems in the future. should I do a water change? and when should I add my clean up crew?
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hello yesterday i took the plunge and set up my 4ft tank. The tank is 4 ft by 1.5ft and has a total volume of 300 liters. I went to lfs and bought 80 pounds of sand. When pouring sand in the bottom i actually only used 60 pound. I then added 32 kg of live rock. after adding the rock i added 300...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, so I'm starting a 30 gallon reef tank and was just wondering what the best way to cycle it would be. I was going to use a piece of raw shrimp but the tank is in my room and did not want my room to smell. Im going on vacation next week so I was thinking just let the live rock and sand and...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hey reefers, I've got a 35g reef setup with live rock, and live sand as substrate. The tank currently has a bunch of snails, hermit crabs, about 8 peppermint shrimp, and 2 clownfish as well as a bunch of corals and live rock. I've got a protein skimmer, and two cannister filters. I'm...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I am setting up a new 40 gallon FOWLR tank. My husband has an established tank already so I'm going to use several pieces of his live rock, some water, and some sand along with live sand from the pet store and possibly a few pieces of live rock that is already cured from the pet store. I'm...
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