The Reef Tank banner

fish only

  1. Reef Fish
    Hi, I am having 2 5000 gallons of saltwater aquarium located in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. The filtration is from TMC (20,000 gallons each). To begin with, my tank was started with actual seawater collected from the sea near by. Now the problem I am facing is alkalinity and calcium. Although I...
  2. Non Coral Dominated Systems
    I have had a fish only tank set up for about 5 years now and one of the things that I struggle with is finding good swimming fish that will be fine in a smaller tank. Does any one have any suggestions for fish that will do fine in a 30 gallon tank? Currently I have a ocellaris clown, damsel...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hey there, I'm in the cycling process (3rd week) of my 65 gallon fish only tank. I've got 20 lbs. of live sand and 80 lbs. of live rock in the tank. The tank is going to be a predator tank and I'm going to be stocking it around a moray skeletor eel that my LFS has on hold for me. I just wanted...
  4. Large Systems
    In my 1200 gallon system my nitrates are rising. I'm am startING to feeding less and have been doing 120 gallon water changes every third day. Any other suggestions to help let the levels? Also my phosphates are slowly creeping up. I use RO/DI water and salinity reef salt by Seachem. I have...
  5. Non Coral Dominated Systems
    Hey everyone, I recently purchased me a 75 gallon aquarium with a stand and all the general equipment used for fresh water fish. I plan on upgrading everything in my 38 gallon fowlr to the current tank. I would have went bigger but due to he amount of room available I would really only be able...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have a ten gallon tank and I'm planning on putting it next to my bed. I also have a ehiem canister filter that filters up to 100 gallons and I have no use for it so my question is it a good idea to connect that to my ten gal and of so what should I put in the slides for filtration. It has four...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I am converting my 2-year-old freshwater aquarium to saltwater. :D does anyone have suggestions for stocking? I know I want 2 ocellaris clownfish, but I don't know where to go from there. The tank is 40 gallons and has a protein skimmer, powerhead, and canister filter. I would like it to be a...
  8. Non Coral Dominated Systems
    Hi, everyone! Hope your week is going well! We are upgrading from a 75g (listed in 'Tank Specs') to a 180g. This tank is being given away and is coming with some already established residents. I really wanted some opinions on whether this tank will be mis-stocked/overstocked. All the fish...
  9. Non Coral Dominated Systems
    So I'm doing a major basement remodel, and have installed and am cycling a 100 Gallon Tank with a 30 Gallon Sump. I plan on doing a Blog on my basement build. I have taken pics all the way, but I'm not going to upload everything till I"m all done. Just think It's nicer to be able to read...
  10. Tank Specs
    OK so Ive had my BioCube for about a year 4 avarage pieces of live rock Live sand/crushed coral approx 2in deep 1 true Percula 1 bandit damsel 1 blue damsel 1 Neon Damsel For inverts 6-8 hermits not sure of type i think there all red legged 8-10 turbo snails 1 Zebra Snail 1 black Urchin...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    This is my very first tank and its been successful with a few minor hiccups along the way. -My starter tank is a 40 gal corner unit (more tall than wide). I got it for free.99 -I have approximately 45lbs of live rock and 40lbs of substrate. -Im pretty sure i've put in an assortment of 30...
  12. Tank Specs
    This is my very first tank and its been successful with a few minor hiccups along the way. -My starter tank is a 40 gal corner unit (more tall than wide). I got it for free.99 -I have approximately 45lbs of live rock and 40lbs of substrate. -Im pretty sure i've put in an assortment of 30...
  13. Non Coral Dominated Systems
    I was given an already established, 180 Gallon saltwater aquarium. It has live sand, tons of live rock, one (1) black n white Clown fish and one (1) Coral Banded Shrimp. I want this to be a fish-only tank and I'd like to put lively, interesting fish in it as it is like a show piece in my living...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have wanted to start a saltwater tank for ever now , I have a 75 gallon tank currently cycling with fish food as recommended by a pet store employee. do I absolutely need to have a sump and refugium ? what about a protein skimmer? Thanks ahead . oh, and also once the ammonia starts what can I...
  15. Non Coral Dominated Systems
    FO (fish only) vs FOWLR (fish only with live rock) My question: Is one better than the other? I am still in the planning stages of a 75 gallon tank yet I am unsure which direction I should take. Anyone have any particularities when it comes to the benefits and disadvantages of these systems?
  16. General Reef Discussion
    After years of saving, I finally took the plunge and purchased a 210 gallon tank. My plan is to do fish-only with approximately 200 lbs of live rock. The main fish that I have been interested in are Triggers and Angels (French and Emperor), but I'm looking for suggestions as to how many I can...
  17. Non Coral Dominated Systems
    I’m in the process of setting up a 210 Aggressive FOWLR. I would like to know if the fish I’ve listed would be too much of a Bio-load for my system, compatible with each other, and which order they should be introduced into the tank. Volitan Lionfish Picasso Triggerfish Yellowstripe Maroon...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I currently have a 55 gallon (4ft in length) fish only saltwater tank. I have two fancy ocellaris clowns that have been in there for about 5-6 months. At this point I am looking to fill in the aquarium a bit more. Any suggestions for what would go well with my set up? Also, could I house...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    So I've got a 30 gallon tall tank with about 30lbs of live rock, a Coral beauty, purple fire fish, 2 clowns, and 2 shrimp. The tank has been up and stable for 4-5 months, but with me now adding more live rock I was curious to know if I should buy a power head to increase the water flow of the...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Currently we have our 55 gallon set up as a freshwater tank. It's very very basic. It includes a hood with normal white aquariumlights (not sure of brand), a heater, and 2 large bio wheels. We are looking to switch this freshwater tank to a saltwater tank, FISH only. We have been researching...
Top