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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello!! So I've recently decided to change my 55 gallon cichlid tank into a saltwater tank! So I'm a real newbie!! I've purchased the salt and the lights so far, just waiting to get rid of my (few) cichlids that I have! So my first question is Do i need to add in new water with salt, or can I...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    SO guys you are pobably all sick of people asking this but here i go.im settin up a 55 gallon salt that i want to make a reef a little bit later.i already have a 55 gallon planted with discus.anyway from my research this is what i need for now if im not adding corals yet. sump,protein...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have been researching and working on a 55 gallon tank since august 2011. My tank has 40 lbs live sand and 45 lbs on live rock in it. I have a coralife t5 ho light on it with a actnic blue and a 10,000 white bulb in it. I am letting it cycle for 6 weeks( which will be up in a few weeks) and...
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    So am a few weeks into being a member of TRT now and with the advice from numerous members here my tank is cycling nicely (4 weeks in)! Have added some live rock from another tank which had a little algae, but with the lights off has mostly disappeared, on the new live rock some brown algae has...
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    Hello! I am new to the salt water community. Any advise would be greatly appreciated! :) I have had a lot of luck but lately I am having major trouble! My tank: 55 gallon, 30 lbs live rock, 30 lbs sand/crushed coral, Marineland 400 hang on back filter, 750 gph powerhead Fish: 1 clown 1...
  6. Tank Specs
    Hey all! I have been out of saltwater for almost 4 years, decided to get back into it finally. We are starting with a 55 gallon acryllic tank. For lights we have a 400watt 20k metal halide bulb. we have around 80 lbs of live rock(or wil be live when done) 60 lbs of sand. We have 2 790gph...
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