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  1. General Reef Discussion
    1. So i bought a bottle of bottled bacteria (bio-spira) and was wondering how much do I put it in my 50 gallon? All the label says that the whole bottle is for a 75 gallon 2. Can I still be able to get clean up crews 2 days after I pour in the bottle? 3. Do these animals do well with each...
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    I shall make it short and sweet. 2 parts of the question: LR in the sump I was advised by my LFS to put a piece of LR onto 1 of the chamber in the sump. I understood his point of view, because this particular chamber is empty, so why not for additional Biological filtration. Considering we...
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    My scenario: I have a well-established 5g tank with corals, CUC & Live Rocks. My objective: To successfully move the inhabitants of the 5g tank to a new 50g tank. :dance: My questions are: 1. Most importantly: how do I cycle the new 50g tank whilst also preserving the beautiful creatures and...
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    hey guys i just started cycling my nano reef a week ago i am new to saltwater..i have 3 FW tank running right now and owned more...so the tank its a 10 gal with 15 pounds of LR 10 that i bought dry and 5 that was already ''live'' off the internet to seed the dead one but now i got things popping...
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    Hello! I have a 55 gal. Bow front reef tank that i got from a friend of mine who was tearing down his old tank and gave me the tank and live rock. I received it a couple months ago and set it all up with saltwater running in the tank that same day. I recently (about a week ago) took out the...
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    So I had a 75 gallon reef about 6 months ago and I moved out of state I lost all of my coral during the move so I broke every thing down I have just now gotten everything back up my current setup is a 46 gallon bowfront with a 55 gallon sump. I used all of the old rock in my new tank. I did not...
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    hi folks id like to intro my self my names john im new to the forum and re-intro back into the marine tank. its been a few years since ive had a marine tank and i still remember some stuff but would really like some advice on the cycle. my tank specs tank 5x2x2 750ltrs 2x external filters...
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