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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hows it going everyone?! Quick question relating to cycling my new 55 setup with table shrimp... 1) Do I just add one table shrimp (being that its a 55 + 15 gallon sump = ~70 gallons) and wait for the cycle to take place? Or, do I add one shrimp and wait a couple days and toss another one in...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hows it going everyone? First thread ever posted. Excited about the tank that's about to be established!! Just got my 55 gallon (Tempered Glass) (48''-L 21''-H) tank set up. Im running 48'' T5HO's putting out 250w across 4 bulbs (2-blue 2-White) and an digital timer. My sump is a ESHOPPS Wet...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hows it going everyone? First thread ever posted. Excited about the tank that's about to be established!! Just got my 55 gallon (Tempered Glass) (48''-L 21''-H) tank set up. Im running 48'' T5HO's putting out 250w across 4 bulbs (2-blue 2-White) and an digital timer. My sump is a ESHOPPS Wet...
  4. Tank Specs
    hi guys! I just bought a new 55 gallon tank that i intend to turn into a saltwater tank. I currently have a 10 gallon saltwater tank and quickly decided that i need to upgrade. I just need some advice seeming i am still fairly new to this. I have a Fluval 404 filter. First time with a fancy...
  5. Tank Specs
    Hello all :) In early January 2013, I decided to upgrade my 25 gallon salt water tank. It developed a small leak so I decided it would be a good time to progress to a larger system. After going to a reputable local fish store several times, I pulled the trigger and bought a used 55 gallon...
  6. The THINK Tank
    How powerful of a LED or fluorescent light would be needed for a 55 gallon tank? I want to make sure that I purchase the right one. I will be wanting to get corals and anemonies as well,so I want to make sure that there is ample lighting for not just the fish,but them as well.
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I'm Chris, I'm fairly new to Saltwater in the sense I've never had one of my own, But I do work at a Petco and occasionally help out a customer with Saltwater questions and needs,I reference books to answer there questions, Anyway I am in the process of setting up my first tank, its a 55...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    So I wanted to share my progress but also get some advice on the next steps, I am currently about 6 weeks into my new set up and tank cycle, reef tank intentions. I have a 55 gal tank, running V2 600 skimmer and have 2 koralia pumps (not sure of exact model but not the nano ones). Live sand bed...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    So I obtained a 55 gallon hexagon tank for free. After about a year and a half of brackish fish keeping in that tank I want to make it full salt. I am in the process of building a permanent stand (right now its on a square stand and looks ridiculous). My plan is to build a sump for the tank from...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hope everyone is having a great day! 55 gallon Digital Aquatics controller (lights, temp, pH...) Coralife T5 HO lighting with moon LEDs RODI water from the start Dead Sand 50 lbs. Pukani dead rock Refractometer on the way Aquamaxx HOB-1 Skimmer I am about half way through my cycle (24 days)...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    my LFS keeps pushing a zebra eel as my best option, while they look amazing. Not that im looking to add anymore stock till im done cycling but just trying to plan ahead. i do plan in a year to almost double in size and get to a 125g tank. is there any type of eel that isnt going to get to big...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone As my title indicates I'm very new at this and I’m getting a lot of fun learning about it. My tank is making 2 months next week and we are trying to figure out what will be the best next step. Currently, we have two Damsels, 7 Hermit Crabs and 5 Snails and we will like to know...
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