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  1. Must Reads and Common Problems
    People have asked for a list of good reef and Salt Water books http://www.thereeftank.com/books/index.htm
  2. 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...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, I think I'm going to set a record for most books before having any water in the tank. Here's my "library" so far... Marine Fishes Pocket Guide by Scott Michael Reef Invertebrates by Anthony Calfo & Robert Fenner Aquarium Corals by Eric Borneman...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all I have just setup a 33 gallon tank and was wondering if it would be big enough for either a copperband butterflyfish or a yellow tang. It has prizm deluxe skimmer, couple of powerheads, internal filter with seachem media and foam for larger waste plus 15 kilos of cured premium fiji...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    So, what good books are on the x-mas lists this year? My List? 1. Aquarium Corals by Eric Borneman (never got it last year) 2. The Reef Aquarium Volume 2 by Charles Delbeek and Julian Sprung I Got Giant Clams by Daniel Knop last year :)
  6. Fish Archive
    hey everybody, i never owned a wrasse before and would like to hear your exp. with them. also i f you could recommend a type, i've been interested in the cleaner var. also are they reef safe? i own a 45 gallon
  7. TCMAS
    I'm currently watching my water conditions in my tank as I just added 50 lbs of live rock and 45 lbs of live sand. I've figured out which inverts and corals I'm going to start with, and after that would like to add a few fish. Im planning on adding a watchman goby, pair of perculas, and a...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I am setting up a new 100gallon reef tank, with a seperate 55 gallon sump and a 55 gallon refugium, all plumbed together. Total water volume in the system is probably about 170 gallons. I also have 200 lbs of live rock distributed between the display tank and refugium. There is a 2-3 inch...
  9. Fish Archive
    I just saw the most beautiful fish today, an orchid dottyback. I was wondering what kind of fish are compatable with one. I have been researching this all day and I am still at a loss. We have a 125 with quite alot of live rock which is infested with bristle worms and 1 domino damsel...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    ok so in the future... i will know not to worry about "worms" here is my question, probably in about 2 months i will begin transfering most of my live rock (after my tank has cycled of course) to my newly aquired 55gal tank... i just was wondering (if i want to make it an awsome tank and not...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Its my understanding I cant loose with any of these books: Natural Reef Aquarium-Tullock The Reef Aquariums (Vol 1 & 2)-Delbeek & Sprung Aquarium Corals-Borneman/Veron I had a copy of The Conscientious Marine Aquarist until my fiance dropped it in the toilet (dont ask). Would the first two be...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I was going to buy the book The Reef Aquarium by Julian Sprung but just read a article in Practical Fishkeeping and he said he was not familiar with sand beds without a plenum. Dick suggested The Conscientious Marine Aquarist And Eric Borneman's Aquarium Corals. I would like to study setup...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I was just wondering what you all think about the AquaC Remora Protein Skimmer? Anybody have personal experience with it.. or heard anything interesting? I am thinking about using this skimmer on my 37 gal glass tank, along with the use of live rock for my biological filtration. My goal would...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    One of my favourite fish is the purple firefish (Nemateleotris decora). I purchased a "mated" pair of these from a LFS only to have the larger one chase the smaller. I could not get the smaller one out of the tank in time and it went into hiding never to be seen again. I'd be interested to...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, im starting to look at my options as far as tanks, filters, etc but my question is how much would be a good ball park figure for a complete tank excluding fish. Im leaning more towards a 55gal (absolute biggest) reef tank. Also Id need filter (was leaning towards a sump), lights, skimmer...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    so my tank finished cycling in record time...now I am finalizing my choices on fish and corals, but I am having a trouble figuring out which fish react well with which corals, which corals react well to each other...etc. Can anyone recommend specific books for Fish and Coral ID, proper habitat...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hi!Thank You for clicking onto my topic. I have a 90 gal. reef tank. I bought more than a week ago the following fish 1 Yellow tang 1 Kole Tang 1 Naso Tang I tried to feed them the following on a lettuce clip. Romain Lettuce Tang-oGo (seaweed from Hawaii) The yellow and the kole barely picked...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    have a deep 110g tank with a tomato clown, blue mandrin and blue damsel (don't care for blue damsel so if he poses a problem for new comers he will go back to lfs.) was looking at powder blue tang, six line warasse, him and her boxfish,coral bueaty. or if you have any other suggestions i would...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    o.k. started out helter skelter before i knew about this board and bought things and did things that were not reef friendly. so now i keep reading every and all post just so i won't make anymore mistakes but i seem to be making new more costly ones now. hope i dont go on for ever but here goes...
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