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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I got my live rock from an established tank thats was running for 2 years at my lfs thats closing. My numbers are all good, my ammonia is gone, phosphate is gone. I have Astrina snails living (i know they're hardy). Do you think it's okay to go ahead and add my clean up crew now?? a...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I’m just going to dive in with a thousand and one questions. I jumped in with little money and less experience, but everyone’s gotta start somewhere… right? Things are going well so far. Feel free to add your critiques. 55gal Amm 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 5 Gravity 1.025 Calcium ~500ppm Alk ~1000...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, so I'm a newbie for starters, but I've done a bit of research and what not, so I know a little bit. I've two clown fish, I forget the actual genus term, but they're nemos. Alongside, I've a goby, he's brown and has white spots and kinda just makes homes underneath rocks. I've had the tank...
  4. Photography Forum
    Hey all, I'm a new member to the site but have been reading it almost every day for months while trying to convince myself to pull down my planted tank. This is my 38gal tank which I plan on getting drilled and then I'll plumb it. I've done extensive (very extensive) research on everything...
  5. Large Systems
    After perusing the interweb and eventually spending most of my time lurking here on TRT, I've decided it's time to finally renounce my creeperness and start posting. I've been keeping freshwater planted tanks for about as long as I can remember and finally got the reef itch about 6 months ago. I...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have an innovative marine nuvo 8 that's been running for about 6 months now. I recently switched out the standard light to an ai nano running at 38% for all levels. As far as fish, I have two clowns and a blood red shrimp. I'm new to the setting up reefs, but I know most of the stuff. Please...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all! I'm and new here and just started putting together my first reef tank. I picked up a 60 gallon tank which was used previously as a reef setup as well. It came with the existing crushed coral and sand still in the tank with about 1 inch of water as well. I left the crushed coral and...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone, I live in Toronto and I had a 120 Gallon Reef tank about 10 years ago and I gave it up after a bad accident when the big bucket holding the water from the ROI unit broke and water went everywhere from the main floor to the basement. It was my first one and I was inexperienced on...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I would like to start a reef tank. A newbie at this. I have been reading and doing research. If you were to start a brand new reef aquarium from scratch--What fish, corals, and invertibrates would add and in what order?
  10. Tank Specs
    Hey everyone, im new here but not overly new to the hobby. Been keep aquariums for several years but just recently (few months now) start my first reef tank. Here's my current Set-up. And please remember its a work in progress. Curent Equipment 75 Gallon tank Marineland Canister Filter C530...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hey trt, Finally got my rock and sand in... waiting on my ro/di filter and then i'll be ready to set up my first reef tank! (55g, dry rock seeding with live rock, 60 lbs of sand, t5 HO lighting) I have a few basic questions, so if there is a link or a sticky thread plz feel free to refer me to...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Just some pics of how things are going! Just added a new Sun Coral 2 days ago. He hasnt opened yet but hopefully soon!
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hello TRT! . The passing of my GSP (3.5 yo Wal-Mart rescue) has brought my aquarium in the nano-reef direction. Just wanting to share my setup and hopefully here some pointers/suggestions/criticism, anything. This is my first reef. So: -29 g tall -36 # crushed coral (16# of the "Bio-Activ" that...
  14. 1st Reef Tank

    1st Reef Tank

    pics of my new tank
  15. 1st Reef Tank

    1st Reef Tank

    pics of my new tank
  16. 1st Reef Tank

    1st Reef Tank

    pics of my new tank
  17. 1st Reef Tank

    1st Reef Tank

    pics of my new tank
  18. 1st Reef Tank

    1st Reef Tank

    pics of my new tank
  19. Lighting
    So the other day I managed to pick up this specific light http://www.oceanicsystems.com/products/aqualight-t5-series---double-linear-strip.php for $20. I paid a cheap price so I'm not expecting much, however I wanted to know if it was possible for me to keep even the most basic of corals in my...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    So I just picked up a 240g for a steal on Craigslist and got it set up in the house. I just set up my RO system and it is only a 30g a day. I have livestock and live rock to pick up from somebody on Saturday who is moving. There is no way that I can get enough RO water in this beast before...
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