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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Okay...I'll preface this by saying that I know there is no good answer and obvioulsy every system is different, but I'm interested in what people think. What percentage of the intial start-up costs (minus livestock) will you spend per year for: A: A FOWLR Set-Up B: An Invert Set-Up C: A...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Going to Maine on Sunday to do some snowmobiling . From Long Island it's about an 8 hour ride and i won't be driving so it will give me alot of time to read or sleep . Does anyone know of any good books i might be able to find at the LFS or maybe Borders books thanks :thumbup:
  3. The THINK Tank
    Hello Everyone, Looks like this is an established forum with lots of good info. I have recently decided to enter into reef keeping after a long hiatus ... 10+ yrs. Having just purchased my new tank (58g RR Oceanic) and filter system (Oceanic 150) ... I realize that the filter system is a bit...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, I will start by telling you all I am a total newbie when it comes to saltwater aquariums. I don't even know the first step. I have a 29 Gal FW tank that I have been keeping up with for almost 2 years and would really want to jump into the saltwater arena. I just brought a 55 Gallon...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    :beer: I am new to the hobby and looking for one or two reference books on reef tanks and corals. recommendations?
  6. General classifieds
    Ckeaning off the book shelf, for sale plus shipping if applic. Natural Reef Aquariums , by John Tullock hardly used in excellent condition, total 336 pages. Great for the beginner just starting out or another book to add to that reference library. No "torn or gubbered" pages or covers...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    i had a minor colapse while doing a WC today, lots of frags fell here and there. and im thinking of restacking most of my rock, i wanna start from the basic, but i dont wanna shock my tank either. is there a way to do this? can i just make the corals a little unhappy for about 30 minutes...
  8. Atlanta Reef Club
    Here is some books that I have for sales if your interested; natural Reef Aquariums - John Tullock The marine Aquarium Reference - Martin Moe, but it's autographed to me Reef Notes #1, #2, # 3 - Julian Sprung I am asking $9.00 each for the first two and $20.00 for the Reef Notes set.
  9. General Reef Discussion
    This is my 2:30 in the morning request for a little guidence. I've been bitten by the reef bug and started to talking with my LFS regarding the set up. After many hrs. reading forums, DIY, and other reefer's websites I am thouroghly confused at how to do this. I understand what most items...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hello I am a newbie at this so please bare with me. I am starting a saltwater tank (20g long). but I don't know much about saltwater aquariums I need all the help I can get!!! what’s are the main things I need before I even think about the fishes?! and what’s a reef tank? ( kind of fell dumb...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    ive kept fresh water for several years with pretty good results , but now im taking the plunge in to salt water so any advise would help greatly. here are my specs and what i want to do . 65 gal. tank, emperor 400 h.o.b. filter and a cascade canister that does up to 65 gal ( canister i'll use...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all this is my first Saltwater tank. I have done Fresh for 5 years now and am making the jump to salt. I have a few questions and hope to get some info. The tank is a All Glass 90 Gal with MegaFlow Overflow. I am building my stand/hood as we speak its 36" tall made out of Oak. I have a 30...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    hi Ive spent the last couple hours reading through post trying to figure out what to do so i figured i would just ask. I have a 55 salt with about three 5gal buckets of live rock in it,25lbs of sand 25 lbs of crushed coral,(the sand and crushed coral are all mixed up do to the engieneer...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    After five years without an aquarium (had to sell mine when coming over to this side of the Atlantic), I'm now planning a 24g nano-cube reef setup. Seems like the hobby has progressed enormously over the past few years, with much better understanding of mechanical and bio-filtering, and lighting...
  15. PNSMAS archives (hidden)
    Here are the books currently in the library. Marine Atlas by Debelius and Baunsch Marine Fishes (the pocket guide) by Scott Michael Marine Invertebrates by Ronald Shimek The Marine Aquarium Handbook Beginner to Breeder by Martin Moe, Jr The Marine Reef Aquarium Handbook by Dr. Robert...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I am looking for a really good Reef Tank book. How to set up and maintain the reef tank. What I want to do is 50/50 fish/reef tank. Mainly I am looking for a book that show how to determine all the testing and lighting needs. You can see were I am at now...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Over a year ago, I bartered for a nice 75 gallon aquarium setup. It was at the time used for freshwater. When I received it, I decided to pursue setting it up for saltwater. I decided to attempt fish only at first and have been successful at doing so for the past year. I decided recently I...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone, I've had a 10 gallon fresh water tank for some time, but I've finally moved into a place on a more permenant basis (no more moving around for school). As such I'm moving on up to a reef tank. I have bought a 55 gal ocean starter kit/stand, not to mention the instruction books...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on good current reef books or articles to read regarding reef husbantry, and setting up reef aquariums. I have been doing some looking and many of the books seem to have been published in the mid to late 90's few publications for the 21st century. I...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I'm new here and wanted to introduce myself. My father was into fish, so I had lots fresh water fish growing up as a child and we always seemed to have a few tanks around the house. That said, most of this experience was over 20 years ago so I remember very little. Also, I know next to...
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