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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, I have several questions about the equipment we have researched before we buy anything. There is so much new information out here and different opinions but I want to make sure that I am on the right track. I had a tank from 2000-2002 when I lived in Anchorage, AK. So, we're...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    As a newbie again (it's been 10 years since my last SW tank), I thought I'd give an update on how the new (used) tank setup was coming along. Well I finally finished building my tank stand and have now brought it inside the house from the garage. The step of building the stand, cleaning all of...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi there, to make a long story short I think I used a contaminated bucket for a water change months ago. in any case I am starting over and I would like to share my plan with all of you for any advice or suggestions or changes I should make to my plan. I have an older smaller tank I will use...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hi there, I have kept freshwater tanks for years and finally decided to make the jump to saltwater. I have been doing tons of reading and research online and feel (more than slightly) overwhelmed and am starting to question all of my decisions! Hoping that maybe this forum can help me along...
  5. Nano Reefs
    Im new to this Forum thing so I will try it out for help. This will be my first Saltwater tank ever after having an successful Freshwater with 2 Oscars. Anywho I have been doing soooo much reading over the past few years about Saltwater tanks and I can honestly say I'm still kinda clueless on...
  6. Tank Specs
    Hey guys. I recently purchased a used 120g oceanic rr tank. I am upgrading from a 55g FOWLR tank with a hang on the back protein skimmer and canister filter. The 55g is very basic and I did not want to pump more money into the system when it lacks many things I am looking for (pre drilled...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I am new to the website and have read many posts on here and look forward to gaining more knowledge. The current setup was at the advice of the Local fish store. Super nice people and want to keep my business with them but a little unsure about the quality of the fish or I guess I should...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hi I'm new to reef tanks and have a question....... My setup is a 75 gal display, 30 gal sump/refugium, have 30 lb of nice live rock, off of someone's old tank I got from LFS. 40 lbs of base rock, about 40 lbs of live sand in the display with 2 inches refugium mud and about an inch and a half of...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    New Tank Help Hey guys im new to the saltwater aquarium world. I have set up a 37 gallon tank using rodi salt water. Tank has approx 20lbs of live rock and 20 lbs of live sand. I converted the eclipse system to saltwater getting rid of the hood filter and bio wheel and added a Reef Octopus...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    hi i am planning on putting a Spotted Cardinalfish, Diamond Watchman Goby Ocellaris Clownfish, and a one spot foxface what else do you think i can put in the tank for the fox face i know it needs alot of swimming room so im gonna put the 55 pound of live rock i will be putting in in places...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    This is my first saltwater tank I have put together, and I must say it is very exciting! To start off with let me run by all the things that are in the tank right now; 40 gallon display tank with internal overflow, and a 17 gallon sump with three chambers, 200 watt heater, and also two 700 gph...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hello please help me I started my aquarium back up 40 gallon with t5 lighting 55 gallon filter and power head. I have clear bubbles comming from my live rock all of the rock my tank has been up and running for 2 weeks.. also alot of it is turning brown please help any suggestions should i be...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    hello, i am new to reef keeping and would like some expert advice/opinions!!! i have done extensive!!!!! research. My budget is kinda small, but i am fully aware that this will not be an over night process, i have plenty of patience and nothing but time on my hands... with all that being...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 5 ft long 90 gallon acrylic tank. It is 8 months old now. I only have about 40 lbs of live rock and 2 inch deep sand bed. The current light setup is a 4x54 watt T5. I also have a 30 gallon sump with small skimmer. The live inhabitants are 2 clowns, a Pajama Cardinal, rose anenome...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Guys, newbie here. looking to start a saltwater tank and due to budget, probably just going to go Fish only. Am i in the wrong place to ask these questions? if so, my apologies. if not... here we go 1, how do i cycle the tank? do i need LR since i just want FO? 2, what kind of filtration will...
  16. Tank Specs
    HI everyone This is my first post about my reef tank so here goes. I have just set up my new 275 litre aqua one cube. This is an upgrade from my previous red sea max 130 that I have had for about 3 years now. new tank has a 70 litre sump wich is great as now my skimmer and what not is...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I was not planning on buying a tank so soon, but came across a deal I could not pass up. 75 gallon tank, stand, with canopy, with about 75 pounds of live rock for $240. Sump tank, protein skimmer and over flow have been ordered. I am expecting a cycle as I have a feeling there was a fair...
  18. Tank Specs
    I am looking to buy a 55 gallon saltwater setup from someone. I would like to make a reef tank. Here is a list of the the items it comes with. 55 gal Tank Pine Stand 4 X 54 Watt HO T5 Lighting with LED moon Lighting. Overflow Box 10 Gal Refugium Sump with Chaeto Half Dozen Mangroves...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone, I'm installing a new refugium for my new 55 gallon reef aquarium. I'm not sure yet to go with the 15 gallon, or the 19 gallon refugium, but this is what it will look like...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I am new to saltwater. I have raised different FW fish for years. However, I have always wanted a saltwater tank. Now that I am older I feel I can take care of one without killing any fish. (main priority) I have lost very few fish when taking care of my FW. I have done a lot of reading...
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