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  1. Freshwater Discussion
    Hello, I'm wanting to make my already established tank of about 2 years into a planted aquarium. I was wondering what the best way to do this would be, and will the tank have to cycle again? I am going to remove the fish when I do this, but should they be kept in another tank for a while to let...
  2. Freshwater Discussion
    what type of light is best for freshwater plants. i am thinking about doing a retro kit with t-5's.. should i get 65k bulbs and or 10k bulbs?
  3. Topic of the Week Archive
    Well it is the start of the new year and the start of the bi weekly discussion's. we all know they tend to run a little longer sometimes... just to let any one who is not familiar with the bi-weekly. at any time you can post and ask or share knowledge, i just ask that you dont jump too far...
  4. Margaritaville
    First off, Hey everyone! I've been in the fishkeeping hobby for almost 2 years now, with 3 successful freshwater planted tanks. I know that it is very good to start a tank with great knowledge of exactly what you're going to do. After watching my brother and my grandma starting up saltwater nano...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I feel so stupid. It's been a internal debate about weither or not I will post this,.. and I decided you all could probably get some info out of it. This tank has just suffered MAJOR losses: The crash was caused by a major kalk overdose. As some of you know I've had problems with the Kalk...
  6. Freshwater Discussion
    Hmph. I posted a topic on a freshwater plants forum and got flat out told(by a noob with 25 posts) that ALL of the plants in my 60 are basically dead, and ignored on my second part. So since I know at least one or two people here have had freshwater planted tanks before maybe someone here...
  7. Freshwater Discussion
    Hey all, I have a 46g freshwater planted tank. Everything is going great, except I just started getting this nasty grey/black hair like algae. It is really wiry like it would be a fungus or something, but I am not sure what it is. Tank parameters are normal, nothing much has changed. What...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    well i just tore down my 75g ciclid tank. Now i have an empty 75 and was trying to come up with some ideas on what to use it for. it is not drilled but i can drill it. thinking of a species only tank. something that doesnt require a lot of light. i am open to ideas on saltwater or...
  9. Seahorses & Pipefish
    Well it's a new year and I really want to expand on my seahorses, I want to add a few more tanks and get some other ponies , I will keep You updated. I also want to encourage more people to keep and raise them ,
  10. TCMAS
    well im upgrading into a 65 gal reef tank. i plan to use 4 T5 and run the tank without a skimmer. filteration will be done with a large fuge area built behind the wall. this is with just primer on, its another angle of the stand. here is apicture of the tank and stand in place. i built the...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    doing a water change today on my 55g and i noticed my skimmer was dead :( crappy prizm lol i havent looked at it in a week so im not sure when it konked out, but do i really have to get another skimmer? i wonder if it even made a difference in my tank i only do monthy changes...weekly is not...
  12. Skimmers & other filtration
    Just wondering if anyone out there could advise me of the size co2 tank that would typically last for 6 months in a 50 gal system Cheers
  13. Atlanta Reef Club
    My background: I've been messing around with freshwater off and on for the past 15 years. I have been in the freshwater planted tank scene for the past year and a half. I have always been afraid of setting up a saltwater tank, but then it all hit me about a month ago....For all this...
  14. TRT Member Blog's
    Planning to work on a 110g FOwLR with a niger trigger, burrfish (not the commoner porcupine puffer) a foxface rabbit fish and maybe a longhorn boxfish. i plan to have an SSB and just run basic NO lighting, i am researching what skimmer i want. i also plan to make my own rock and only seed...
  15. TCMAS
    Hi Folks,<o></o> I am finishing up the tear-down of my 30g freshwater planted tank and have a few things I would like to trade for frags. If you do not want to trade, or if I am required to list prices, please let me know.<o> </o> Cherry Red Shrimp<o></o> 4+ mature females, 2+ mature...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Well got to get up and do everything with my wife being away,so Harley needs his food and walk before work!So the coffees on and I got to go get going!Have A Great Day All!
  17. General Reef Discussion
    So I work at my LFS. I'm good friends with my manager who also has a 110 discus tank and 30 nano reef, so he's been rather helpful. I get a super sweet discount so I'm trying to do things right the first time. I'm going to be starting up my first reef tank after mastering my 55 freshwater...
  18. Atlanta Reef Club
    Here are a few more things I'm getting rid of... 1. 30 gallon aquarium perfect for use as a sump, refugium, breeder tank ...$30 2. Co2 tank and regulator... I haven't used it in over a year and I don't believe its working but it could be an easy fix ...may need a new solenoid. ... $50 SOLD 3...
  19. TCMAS
    1. 25 watt Coralife mega-watt UV sterilizer, gently used on freshwater planted tank. Double pass design. 2. Marineland H.O.T. Magnum hang on tank convertible canister filter. Gently used for diatom polishing tank, and (more recently) as filtration for "Ernie the turtle" tank. 3. 20 gallon...
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