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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hey Everyone, Looking for some advice on next steps with my future Reef Tank. My tank is the Fluval M90 Kit with the built in Sump behind the display tank. The entire system is 36 gallons. The sump being 9 of those gallons i believe. I have the Skimmer in the first of the 4 sump chambers where...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Last February i decided to purchase a 55 gallon saltwater tank setup. i beached the live rock and bought new sand and cycled the tank for 3 months or so, i never purchased a cleaner crew or any fish, basically the tank was empty minus rocks sand and water. It went through a diatom bloom and...
  3. New Member Introductions
    I’ve been lurking here for about a year, but I finally decided that I had a reason to log in. In February 2015, we bought a used 24 gallon Bio-Cube at a local LFS. We set it up with live sand, live rock, and water. For the next 5 months, it was basically a fancy night light in my living room. In...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    First off, I'd like to extend an introduction to all of you reefers out there. :thumbup: My name is Dave and I live in the small town of King George, VA. I have been fascinated with reef aquariums my whole life, but unfortunately the cost has always prohibited me from being able to try my hand...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 55g tank with live sand & 21# of live rock (so far). I just have the standard filter that came with the tank & I am keeping the water at 80*. I filled the tank on 12/31 and added the live rock yesterday,1/1. I am letting it cycle now and will add more rock weekly until i have enough. I...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Awhile ago i posted about getting my first tank (75gallon) and i got great feedback on starting it. But in the course of getting the tank i came across a 120 gallon tank that i have basically fallen in love with. I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas for some... rare or uncommon fish for...
  7. Reefing Equipment
    i'm in the beginning stages of setting up a new saltwater tank and my buddy is planning on giving me an old eheim external canister filter of his. i'm wondering what steps i need to take before using this filter? (cleaning, maintenance etc.) also i am unaware of the extent of it's use. it may...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    ok well this is my very first posting i am new to this whole marine tank thing.. i have a 55gal tank .. i have only a little amount of live rock and i am building as we speak little by little... i have a crushed coral substrate.. a little more research i would have chosen live sand.. i now have...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    getting ready to order a tank and wanted to see if anyone has had any dealings with Glasscages.com? a local pet shop had nothing good to say about them, but he can't get the tank i want...so I'm not sure if he has his own agenda. any input would be appreciated...Thanks
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Does anyone know a good Online store to purchase Fish, inverts, and Corals? I went to my only LFS yesterday and their stock is terrible, I think I would be better off Buying online. Thanks In Advance
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I set up my 60 gallon tank about 2 months ago and used treated tap water. My tank is now cycled and is FOWLR. I have since bought a RO/DI unit for my water changes. Prior to my first water change, I tested the water and got a pH of 7.8 and alkalinity of 16KH. I also had phophates that were...
  12. Nano Reefs
    so i just picked up a biocube 14 for 50 bucks.:blob: it has the stock lights in it. also came with a heater and a quietone 800 water pump which i think is rated at 220 gph. it has old Coralline on it. now my question is what is the best way to set up the back 3 chambers? should i upgrade the...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I just started a new 60 gallon tank after a a week the fog settled a friend was selling live rock i bought some because it was a dollar a pound but it doesnt look like the live rock ive seen its mostly a bone color it seems to be peeling also should i take it out? i just recently put four green...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    My boyfriend and I just inherited a 90 gallon already established salt water tank. It already has lots and lots of live rock (not sure of how many lbs), live sand, two clown fish (not sure of the exact kind), one blue tang, a chocolate star fish, a few snails, some hermit crabs, two blue...
  15. "Soft" corals
    i made the big move from my old tank to new just over two weeks ago, everything made the move ok, everything except the zoanthids (and one fish). I have two colonies and they are all closed up! my parameters are excellent, it really is a mystery. Did they just not take well to the move? theyve...
  16. Tank Specs
    Hey guys how's everybody doing? Hope that everybody is doing well I haven't been here in a while due to work but I'm bak. I'm looking to buy a salt water tank with stand brand new. Does anybody know about any good web sites that will give me good prices? Thanx a lot
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I got my 125 today and set it up. I purchased it from someone and have all their live rock 200+ lbs and sand. Problem is it is cloudy. very cloudy from the sand. Have two skimmers, the sump and fuge going to try and clear it up. The problem is I have fish sitting in a bucket (30 gal) with...
  18. Reefing Equipment
    I am new to the world of reef tanks, but I have always had freshwater tanks. My girlfriend recently bought me a 46 gallon tank and since we both enjoy diving she wants me to set up a reef tank. I am excited but also have many questions. So far I just have a tank, and being a poor college student...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone, im trying to figure out what you guys think a good price is for a 120 gallon tank and stand. i live in the east bay about 45mins away from San Fran so im expecting it to be a little higher than other places. Please help! thanks:help:
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I can't fiqure out what went wrong 30gal. tank 5 weeks old Sarted tank with instant ocean and added 4 damsels after the first week, added 3 snails the following week and all was well for another week (three weeks with fish). I change water 4gals. once a week. Checked all levels Ammonia...
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