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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I'm brand new to the hobby. Setting up a 30 gallon tank, mechanical filter and a powerhead. I haven't put any creatures in, nor live rock. Just water, purchased dry sand, and a single 5 lb dry rock. Ammonia is at 2.0. I've heard getting an ecosystem going will help, but I don't want to...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 35g hex tank...i tried saltwater a few years back after having freshwater. Had two tangs at two different times..both got ick and died..i have a hang on the back aqua carbon filter..undergravel plate with one power head..want to try again..thought about getting a nano tank but thought...
  3. Anemones
    I need some advice on my Condy anemones state of health. Background information on the tank: The anemone has been in a well-established tank (25 gallon running for >1 year) for the last six months and been doing very well. Recently this tank started leaking so I had to move the anemone and all...
  4. Tank Specs
    hi im converting my fresh water tank to salt and want to know if i can use my canister filter i dont want to have a sump i have no idear where to go from here please help
  5. Nano Reefs
    Hi everyone I am new to the forums. Also new to saltwater tanks. I currently have a 120gl freshwater tank but I would like to convert my 29gl tank to saltwater. Can anyone tell me what equipment I will need? I have a filter, heater, tank/lights already. Also, what fish would be suitable for a...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    hello, i am very new (in comparison to most of you) right now i have a 30 gallon tank that has been running for a little over a year... i have sand, 4 fairly good size live rocks and a couple of small mushrooms. the tank also has snails, crabs, and some really cool small tag along star fish...
  7. Tank Specs
    Hello, I am brand new to keeping a saltwater tank although I've kept freshwater aquariums for over 15 years, the last 7 years were Cichlid tanks... We have finally have moved into our "final" house (my husband is military). I've wanted a saltwater tank for the last 10 years but had to wait...
  8. 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
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hey reef lovers im just starting a new 46 gallon tank and I want to make it a reef tank and wanted to know what's the best lighting to use on corals I want to have mostly softies and a couple stoneys. I already have pink fiji live sand in the tank and I'm using Reef Crystals from instant ocean...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hey I have just started my first reef tank a day ago. Specs are as follows: -20 gal tank -20lbs live rock -30lbs sand -T5 high output fixture-2 bulbs -2 hydor 425gph powerheads -currently have a biowheel filter running without the biowheel in it. Just running the carbon filter-(i know...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Alright so I bought 16 pounds of live rock and 2 damsels to start cycleing. However I have never done this before. My tank is a 29 Gallon biocube reef tank to be. What am I looking for? How long will it take? When can I add more stuff? What is the next thing I should add?
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, i have had this tank set up for a month. It is a 75g with a sump, skimmer, refugium and PC lights. my water test results are as follows: temp-----------------79-81 salinity---------------1.0225 calcium---------------360ppm carbonate hardness---179ppm phosphate------------<.5ppm...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I started a new 55 gallon reef tank about a month ago. I have a marineland pro 280 filter, a nova extreme T5 4X54 216 watt light, 20 pounds of live rock, about 40 pounds of live sand, an under gravel filter with a reverse flow power head, and a powerhead for water circulation which circulates...
  14. Tank Specs
    ok so far this is what i have. a allglass rr 48"x24"X24," cherry stand , canopy ,pro clear aquatic sump 10"x16"x44" ,kent marine Nautilus te with a mag7 skimmer,magdrive7 in the tank for circulation ,mag drive12 for return,lighing isn't in but its a custom sea life dual 400w halide with dual 96w...
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