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  1. Nano Reefs
    I currently have a 14g nano reef tank that was/is undergoing a mini cycle. Just this morning I had a reading of 0ppm Ammonia. I will continue to check the water parameters for a few more days. You see, I was a little over zealous in my cleaning of the tank this week because I was headed out of...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, Where to begin... I'll just give you all the basics and if you need more info let me know. I have been setting up a 180 gallon tank for abot 6 months now. I depend on the rock in my tank for biological filtration. The Rick was cured and "cooked" for about 5 or so months. The rock...
  3. Nano Reefs
    Hello to anyone, hope I don't type anything too amateur and stupid been reading so much on here most seem extremely knowledgable,I have kept freshwater mainly cichlids with good success breeding them well, but anything salty I have learnt from this forums. so therefore i have too many questions...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    New to this site and marine tank keeping. I have a 30 gallon tank that was 6 months old. I started with a 3 inch crushed coral bed, not knowing sand would be better in a reef environment. I never had any issues with my tank but wanted sand due to its look, and ability to have sand dwelling...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    First off, I added a new Circ Pump Koralia 550 to my tank that already had a Maxi Jet 900..1000 GPH. 1550 total. I pretty much have the 1000 aimed at the surface to give it good movement. I do not run a skimmer so I do weekly 10% water changes. Well after I added the second one I have a lot of...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    First post, here it goes. Just switched over from a 29g tank that ran for over a year, to a 40 breeder with a 20g sump. I moved about 20lbs of LR and about 10lbs of Live Sand to the new tank, and added about 30lbs of dry reefsaver rock from BulkReefSupply, and another 15 or so lbs of new Live...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everybody, this is my first post. I have used this forum numerous times to find answers to my many noob questions but I am stumped now and looking for advice/suggestions. I had a 55 gal setup for about a month and a half and everything was good to go. Like most people I wanted a bigger...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    After looking at settling tank options, I have decided to change my 40gal refuge into a settling tank. Here is the pic; I plan on moving the LR and Sand into a 30gal rectangular (currently brackish 1.015sg) tank that I will be moving up to 1.020 before the swap). So the now refuge will be...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Ok how do I keep uncured live rock from creating a mini cycle? Cuz I just put 10lbs more of live rock into my tank and its caused a mini cycle this has happened twice and the constant water changes are pretty irritating. Do I have to cure it in a seperate container?
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