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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello guys. First post to the reef tank site and also just starting up a reef tank after some time. Im set up in a fluvial m60 all in one tank with modification that don't matter for my question today, at least i don't think? Any ways i got a ro/di set up and been making water for a few day...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have just started a 60g tank, and I have a 20g sump. I added 50lbs of dry rock and 80lbs of live sand I cycled my last tank with damsels and LR. How should I go about cycling this new tank with live sand and dry rock? Should I just add fish food and "Ghost Feed" the tank? Also, can I cycle the...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I see I posted this on the wrong thread. I'm trying to figure out how to delete it. Please don't boot me out just yet!! I'm new, and an idiot! I apologize in advance if this question has already been addressed. I searched the threads, but couldn't find an answer that made me feel as if my...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have been having issue with what appears to be green hair algae on some of my rocks and a purple/red algae on my sand bed since I setup this tank about 1 year ago. I have slowly been removing some of my current sand and a week ago I added new sand to replace it. I did not have a deep sand bed...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have added a Yasha goby to a coral bed tank. I addressed this issue on another forum. I am going to replace my crushed coral bed with sand. How should I go about this? Should I use live sand? Will this stress my fish? Should I remove all crushed coral? Do I need to remove inhabitants? Thx in...
  6. Large Systems
    Hi, so yesterday I added 10#s of live sand to the base sand and a few small pieces of live rock to my 220g which had nothing but sand and dry rock and salt water in it. Im wondering how often I need to feed the tank and how much (no fish in it yet)? (Im going to buy 100#s of dry rock and create...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hello all, and thanks for hosting this forum! I'm just getting started with setting up my first reef tank. I have kept a planted tank for the past 15 years and have been a tropical fish hobbyist for almost 30 years. I've long had an interest in a reef tank but never could fully invest in...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Part two of the Tampa Bay Saltwater package is in the tank! This rock and the critters are incredible. I can’t believe all of the life in the tank. We have all sorts of cool hitchhikers including urchins and even a clingfish. All sorts of crabs (arrow, porcelain and many hermit crabs)...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all! It's been quite a while since my last post, but I have to share this awesome experience. I've owned saltwater tanks for 12 years now and just picked up an order of Live Rock from Tampa Bay Saltwater. The rock and sand are absolutely amazing. Tons of life along with several hitchhikers...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I am setting up a HOB refugium for my 30 Gallon Seahorse tank (still cycling). I have purchased a CPR Aquafuge2 (LG) with built in protein skimmer. I have never set up a refugium before for a Seahorse tank so I would like to know if tank "Mud" is a better substrate for the refugium than live...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, looking for some information on a very contentious issue. I have been dealing with a very bad algae outbreak for the last few weeks and have been doing small 5-10% daily water changes syphoning the sand. Now the sand is less than an inch at most places and down to the glass in...
  12. Marine Depot
    Sand: Deep or shallow? Coarse or fine? Find out! Today we are going to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about choosing sand for a saltwater aquarium.
  13. General Reef Discussion
    So my setup is - 40 gallon breeder - 10 gallon sump with running skimmer and carbon reactor - 40 pounds of cured live rock - est. 20 ish pounds of live sand So I've been told that adding live rock and live sand really helps with the cycling process and I'm not sure if I'm doing something...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    So, as my tank is coming along, I added my base rock and will be adding my sand soon. However, to save some money, is it okay to add "dead sand" (left over sand my place of employment, my local aquarium, throws out) and then add one bag of living sand?
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Guys, I started cycling my 125 gallon dual overflow tank with Live sand only on February 13th. 10 days only I added 100 lbs of dry rock that came from a small island or inlet off of Florida (lol... Love the rock by the way) on February 24th. My question is, (and yes I did read the sticky)...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hello Reefers, So my 30 G tank has "Real Reef" live rock (Cultured) and Live sand. I put in a small 1/2 inch piece of raw shrimp yesterday to start the cycle. Questions- 1. Was it necessary? - Should I take it out? 2. Is the Real Reef Rock and Live sand enough to start the cycle? Thanks in...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, Its time IMO, so many newbs mixing with old school guys. Opinions seem to be the dominate factor in cycling a new tank rather than viable research. Some folks have been around so long, that if asked to provide step by step instruction to the "proper" way to cycle a tank they draw a blank...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    For about the last 2-3 weeks this stuff has been growing in my live sand bed, I was wondering if it is anything anyone recognizes or has had any experience with. The first time I saw it, it was about a marble sized blob on the right side of my sand bed towards the front of the tank near the...
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