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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I'm Back. I’ve been contemplating about building an aquarium for years. I’ve had my on and off days wondering if, as a college student, I could support myself both financially and physically with the extra burden of a fish tank on my shoulders. Back in 2012 I started my first Nano, and my first...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone. my name is Orville. i have done a lot of research and my head is still throbbing from overwhelming and excitement i have of creating a reef tank. I also got a lot of information from this forum. After looking around i have decided to get the items listed below. the idea i had in...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I'm new here and stopped by looking for some advice. A bit of background, I used to work in the aquatics business 20 years ago and have always kept and bred Malawi cichlids. I haven't had a marine setup for a good 20+ years and things especially the thinking on filtration etc has...
  4. The THINK Tank
    Hello, Setting up a new reef tank. I would like to setup a food chain before adding any fish/corals. I think, for example, the bottom of the food chain is phytoplankton, but beyond that I do not know where to go if that is where I should start. Your thoughts or info is greatly appreciated...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hello Everyone - I'm looking for a little guidance. i had a nano tank a few years ago but always had problems. it would look amazing for a few weeks then a fish or coral would die and then cause a massive knock on effect. So i ended up converting it back to tropical set up. I have now moved...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hey, TRT! I've been trying to get back to this forum for a month now. The site just isn't wanting to cooperate with my iPhone and keeps me from logging in! Lots going on around here. I've removed the yellow tang and the goldrim tang from my 180, and they've each found new homes in my club...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I am starting up my tank this week. I am using rock from a previous system. it is dry and has been setting for a while. I know I can get a rock from another system of LFS to seed is, but is it necessary? Is bacteria still on the rock, but dormant and when water & ammonia are present it will...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Since I have been a member I have yet to post a pic of my set up for all of you...my tank is still cycling and I have yet to add anything to it...this is definitely a work out in patience..but I'm controlling myself! My husband is proud of me..lol 56 gal bowfront Been cycling since Nov. 1st
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, I have been reading up on this and am learning a lot, so thank you all for helping out. I am getting ready to start to assemble my tank in a few weeks and wanted to get some advise from you all. Here is a brief description of my setup, I guess my question is more do I need anything...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    hello there! please bear in mind this is not a reef tank. set up my 75 gallon aquarium 2 days ago. did my research and went about setting it up according to many of the threads I have read. purchased the RO/DI water directly from the specialty store I purchased my tank and supplies from...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Reading for a while, never posted. In college, 15 years ago I started at 37g reef not really knowing what I was doing. Ran out of money with plenty of algae to show for it after only 3 months. Vowed I would restart my reef at each next career step- never happened. Now, I am finally ready...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Water Flow advice specific to my new 29g Reef Tank, please help! Hi everyone, I am new to this forum and would first like to introduce myself. I have experience in many freshwater aquariums including planted tanks as well. This is my first time setting up a saltwater tank and plan on making it...
  13. Large Systems
    Hey all, My wife is the "Aquatics Specialist" at Petco here in MS, and I think she's about to have a big problem. They just got a brand new setup for their saltwater tanks, it's pretty massive. They spent a decent amount of money on it, they even bought full spectrum LED systems for it...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    So, I've finally began my marine journey and have set my aquarium up this weekend. Sand, Water, Live Rock- the whole deal. So naturally, I'm sweating bullets making sure I'm not doing something wrong. So, if you guys don't mind- I have some more questions. Salinity After mixing my salt...
  15. Reefing Equipment
    Hi, Just setup a new red sea Max 250D - 65 Gallon reef aquarium last week. Have already put in 70 lbs worth of live rock and 60 pound worth of live sand. The tank has just started cycling. Quick question: 1. in the new system with T5 lighthing, the water keeps evoporating continously, i am...
  16. Nano Reefs
    equipment- aquaclear 50 filter, aquaclear 20 power head , 50w tetra heater, 15lbs aragonite sand, 11 lbs of lace rock, 3 lbs of coral base, evolution led lights 10 leds 3w each 7 10k and 3 actinics, ato system , and a clown fish as of now. i hope to add just 1 more clown fish and then start my...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I am wanting to set up a 20 gallon reef tank can anyone tell me what i need to set it up?
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I am new to saltwater I have a 90 acrylic overflow with a 20 gallon wet/dry trickle.The tan k has been running for a day and I added the live rock.I bought the live rock from Petco,whatever is on the rock when you buy it comes with it so on a piece I bought there is a 2" long tentacle...
  19. Tank Specs
    bump. first time saltwater setup, 35 gal and now 30 gal sump help me ! lol Hey everyone, I'm new to this saltwater business lol, I have done a lot of reading over the last few weeks, Including the complete idiots guide to saltwater aquariums. I have a 35 gal tank that I've just re sealed and...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Used to have 7 saltwater tanks before getting married and having to get away from the hobby. (too many other hobbies). Back at it with a new 75 gallon gallon reef tank setup. 75 gallon all glass tank, non drilled Marineland 360 canister filter Emporer 400 2-950 Aqueon powerheads. 1-triple...
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