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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Greetings everyone, Although I use forums for a lot of my research, this is my first post. I need some help! Starting 3 months ago, I purchased a 16g Biocube for FOWLR setup with the possibility of reefing down the road. I used live sand, 20lbs dry rock, seeded and dosed ammonia. I achieved...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hello all. I have decided, after many years of running freshwater fish/planted/micro shrimp tanks to stick my toes into reef tanks. I love the look of corals, wouldn't want a fish only tank. Due to apartment living I have to go small, 10gal, and plan on a variety of soft corals, and a fish or...
  3. New Member Introductions
    New guy here, I don't even have a saltwater set up yet. Just have a 75 gallon and a 36 gallon both Fw. Just re homed my peacock cichlids and tossed in some Plecostomus and endler guppies while I stew on what may be next. The cichlids were nice, but I felt limited with livestock due to cichlid...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all!! Im new to the saltwater world in general. Ive been into fresh water for the past 2-2 1/2 years with a very good success rate :fish: I have just setup a 29 gallon bow front biocube. I placed my dry rock in, mixed my salt water and added it to the tank. It was cloudy after that but i...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, Divemaster here (real name is Sean)! A little background on me. I've been keeping fish (FW only) for over 2.5 years and currently have 12 setups ranging from 5.5-75 Gallons plus some bins. I'm mainly a US Natives and Catfish guy but I also have some livebearers. I'm thinking...
  6. Tank Specs
    I have kept a 29 gal FW tank for a little over a year and want to convert it to SW FOWLR and then eventually to a reef tank. After extensive research and reading all of the great advice in this forum I believe I have come up with the proper set up. I am posting this to get feedback on my plan...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I'm currently in the process of starting a 55 gal FOWLR that I may eventually turn into a reef aquarium. I'm piecing things together a little at a time. So far I have the tank, stand, protein skimmer, heater, sand, 10 lbs base rock. I also of course have all the water testing stuff too. I plan...
  8. Nano Reefs
    I have had this 20 gallon long tank sitting around for a while and decided it was time to set it up. I have done a lot of reading over the past year or so about saltwater and I cant get over how nice they are compared to freshwater. I'd like to have some corals but I don't know what I could do...
  9. "Soft" corals
    hello! so i'm really new to saltwater, and i've bought a fluval T5HO which can hold two 54W fluorescent bulbs.. i have a 55 gallon. so will that be enough for corals? if so which ones? and today i got one bulb, just waiting for the second, will the light not work unless there are two bulbs in...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hello!! So I've recently decided to change my 55 gallon cichlid tank into a saltwater tank! So I'm a real newbie!! I've purchased the salt and the lights so far, just waiting to get rid of my (few) cichlids that I have! So my first question is Do i need to add in new water with salt, or can I...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone my name is Bobby and i am very interested in the saltwater reef hobby. I have been going through your site for 2 days now and can really see you all are very knowledgeable people!! I know i will have many questions for you all. My first is i have a old freshwater setup its a 29...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, all. I am very new to the saltwater world. I know a lot of people frown upon starting small, but I wanted, very badly, to start a reef tank, and live in a very small apartment, so my options were limited. I have a 12 gallon Fluval Edge, I'm running the stock filtration and lighting...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    We just purchased a business and acquired two 75 gallon saltwater tanks. When we first took over July 2012 Tank A had a around 1/3 or so of live rock, no coral, crushed coral for medium. The tank had a aqua c remora skimmer and one powerhead on the side and two flourescent ballast just basic...
  14. The THINK Tank
    I recently bought a 40 gallon aquarium that had an established reef for 5 yrs or so prior to me owning it. During the move I siphoned the vast majority of the water into buckets, leaving enough to keep my substrate and the few critters that the previous owner gave me covered (1 maroon clown, 1...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I want to set up a saltwater aquarium for my marine science classroom. I got a great deal on a 55 gal aquarium that is roughly 14 inches wide and 3 1/2 ft long. I am not sure what kind saltwater set up would work best in a long narrow aquarium. I use to keep freshwater fish for years, but this...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone I have been doing freashwater fish tanks for about 22 years now. I just started a 55 gal saltwater and have been doing lots of reading. At this moment in time i have about 10 to 12 sails and 2 emareld carbs and 2 clown fish in this tanks. Some Fan worms that hitchhiked on a peice of...
  17. Tank Specs
    Im trying to learn everything I can about SW and reef keeping, I have ran a few freshwater aquariums, 2 of which are still set up, and I want to try something different, so I am going to venture over to SW. My plans are either and 75 gallon or 90 gallon, depending on how much the 90 is from my...
  18. Tank Specs
    Good morning, I have moved a 55gallon tank with live rock and live sand. Also in the tank are two clown fish, two anemones, one damsel, one fire shrimp, one choc. chip star fish and one pencil sea urchin. I am very new to saltwater and will probably have a lot of questions so I hope everyone...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Im brand new to salt, I'm trying to set up a ten gallon saltwater, i know its small, but i already have a ton of other tanks(fresh). Im wondering how long will it take to cycle, but i have a different situation. I have nice live rock and live sand, i took this froma friends tank who lives down...
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