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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello TRT! I decided to remodel my house and my reef tank too. After almost 18 years of successfully running, I had my tank completely dismantled and rebuilt from scratch. I would like some input on the rebuild since we are getting close to finishing it out. I am interested in knowing about...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    --or "Don't Bite Off More than you can Chew"? I've been running a sumpless 20g for almost a year now, and haven't been around these forums much recently because nothing interesting has happened. I'm currently fighting with Cyano, which has had no problem just barely slipping by in my aquarium...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I just got everything setup and the tank has been running 3 weeks. I'm starting this tank all new, meaning no live rock at all. Its just an experiment to see how it will work vs starting with live rock. 10 days ago I started the Red Sea reef mature pro kit to get the bacteria going. My tank is...
  4. Tank Specs
    I got a new tank 72x18x24!
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Time for a new project! :D I've never done a build thread before, so bear with me! I finally picked up the 180 gallon I've been obsessing over this past week, and boy, do I have my work cut out for me! Preparation for the new monster so far: The new tank and equipment are all still in the...
  6. Tank Specs
    I picked up a 240 gallon acrylic tank on CL, about a year and a half ago. I was told it was too scratched up to be refurbished, but with some wet sanding and buffing, I was able to restore it to an almost new condition. The tank came with a nice cabinet, which was reinforced with a metal...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone! This thread will be kept for updates on my tank so everyone can grill me for the stuff I am trying to do. Specs 20g long 1.5 inch sandbed mix 30 lbs LR 24 inch 4t5 +led moon timer 10gallon wet/dry with a roll of stuff (its a biofilter media) as media and LR beneath the sponge...
  8. Tank Specs
    So my wonderful wife got a bonus at work.. and gave me a budget of $800 to get a new tank.... So now i will be putting together my NEW Aqueon 90g w/ overflow. Using a 10g as a refugium (for now, till i can get a 20). I will create a build post or blog for "as i go" updates. One question i do...
  9. Tank Specs
    Hey guys, Just got most the parts in place for my new 5ft 90 Gal (420 liter) tank build. I'm replacing an older 55 Gal. Thought you guys might like to watch my progress. So it started with a cheap tank I bought second hand froma guy on gumtree, but me being me didn't think about what I would...
  10. Nano Reefs
    Well I was able to pick up a nice 14 gallon used nano tank this past weekend. I was able to convince the wife of it by saying we can put it in the nursery (not due till December so i need time to get the tank ready i told her). Any picked up the tank yesterday, tested it with water and...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Guys, I have been lurking for over a year now researching starting a tank and I think I am finally close enough to post! :funny: First off, I am wanting a tank that I can have Corals (Candy Cane, Birdsnest, Red Candy Cap) as well as a few (5-7) smaller fish (Clown, Gobbie, Blenny, Firefish)...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Excuse me if this is not the correct forum to start this in but, i have always wanted a saltwater tank, i currently have a 45gallon freshwater tank setup. I am in the middle of remodeling my basement and have decided that i am going to in wall a 75gallon tank and i would like that to be...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone, I'm doing a 40 breeder build, upgrade from a 46, previously a ten. I've made almost all of the mistakes... The biggest being the most embarrassing: topping off with saltwater for the first year plus after getting into the hobby. I can't believe my fish lived as long as they...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Thanks to the assistance of all of you, I finally made the leap! I found a used 29 Gallon Coralife BioCube. Upgrades -RapidLED Coralife Biocube 29 Retrofit Kit (24 LED) (non-dimmable) -Coralife S-1000 265GPH Pump I brought it home along with some established aquarium water (parameters checked...
  15. DIY Forum
    hey guys, I just recently set my 60 gallon tank and have a few questions! I've got 40 pounds of live rock, 3-4 inches of sand , a wave maker (not quite sure the size) and a 350 dual filter marine land filter and a 30 top fin filter. so here's my questions, it's cycling right now, perfect salt...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hello I have not been on here for over a year and half. Way to long. My job changed and had to break down my reef tank about a year ago:angry:. I kept all my fresh water tanks but assumed with the new hours of travel and junk it would be for the best to break down the reef.. Well couldnt...
  17. Tank Specs
    So this will be my first salt water aquarium. I have wanted one for years but never had the time, money of space for one. I recently moved into a bigger house, and after buying all the stuff my misses (the boss) needed to make the place look good i figured it was my turn to spend a little money...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hi TRT, I have been brainstorming a 60g (48") build. Lately the idea has molded from all a ll BB tank, to having the tank mostly BB and insert small wall with silicone maybe 3-4' tall with sand in that section. I did not locate any examples of this, all of my searches returned vs...
  19. Large Systems
    One month ago my custom Lee-Mar tank sprung a leak! My worst nightmare. Fortunately I was home and was able to save my livestock. So the tank was shipped back to California and repaired, now its back in PHX at my LFS. Just waiting for them to deliver the tank. The aquarium is glass...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    A bit about me , just retired at 51 i had enough!! My doctor said i was stressed out so i'm taking the year OFF. Semi retired i should say because i don't think i can stay put. Because my trade, Chef onships; i couldn't have a permanent saltwater tank . This time i gave myself a retirement gift...
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