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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hello all! Just wanted to introduce myself. New guy, Paid attention to the hobby, but never dove in! Setting up a 28 gal bow front so we can live stream it to my wife's kindergarten classroom here in Rochester since they can't have pets. I got about an inch of water coming out of my ro/di right...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, I posted this about 8 months ago... https://www.thereeftank.com/forums/f6/led-lights-for-40b-fowlr-279337.html ...and wound up getting what looks like an earlier version of this: https://www.amazon.com/Current-USA-Marine-Aquarium-48-Inch/dp/B00GFTQDQK - actually, that's the exact...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I'm a grad student and I plan on having live frogfishes in the lab for my research. I have a few questions about their husbandry. 1) Can multiple frogfishes live in the same tank together (20 gallon tanks, with a few 40 & 50 gallon tanks available)? I plan to get 4-5 inch frogfish. 2) I've seen...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hello! I'm new to fish care and fish tanks (I briefly owned a basic 20 gallon aquarium as a kid that my parents did most of the work for). I'm a grad student in NJ, and I need to have live fish as part of my research, and I am hoping to use this forum to ask some questions and get some advice...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hi! I'm just setting up my first reef tank, a 32 gallon gifted to me by my kids after they moved up to a 90 gal. I've used this site a number of times for info on tank set up, filtration suggestions, etc. I live near the most beautiful beach in FL and my tank has sand from that beach. I...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Been out of the hobby for many years. Starting a 55 gallon reef. Brushing up on all the knowlege lost. Many questions to come im sure.
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys n girls of cause, I'm from Australia and a reef tank Newb. Im at the veery beginning of the process of converting my fresh water tank into a reef aquarium. i'm trying to do this very slowly and without too many hiccups (fingers crossed) :) my current tank is 4 foot x 1.5 foot x 1.5...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Well first off hello everyone, I'm starting my first saltwater tank and this build should be a blast. I haven't had an aquarium for at least 20yrs. I'm getting the clear for life 90 gallon 48x18x24 it hasn't arrived yet though. The stand well be the LS Series Rectangular Aquarium Stand without...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Whats up guys!!! new to the world of saltwater aquariums... well new to the whole thing!! any advice would be great :dance:
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hello Everyone! I have been reading posts for days and really enjoying all the good information that I am able to soak in on my journey to my first S/W fish tank! :rotflmao::rotflmao: So I bought a used 75 gal S/W tank, stand, sump (idk size, it's custom and is pretty massive), over flow...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I am new to the site but I have had aquariums since the 1970's. Though my salt experience is limited and a long time ago. I have a 54 gallon bow with dry rock I allowed to cycle. I am hoping to start a good reef tank. I have 5 different corals and several damsels so far. Any...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I've seen the term cycling a tank around - what does that mean? I'm brand new to this, and we are floating between getting a Mantis Shrimp or some other type of sea creature.
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, I have been keeping freshwater fish and planted tanks for years but am new to the saltwater hobby. In an attempt to take it slow, I bought a second-hand 28 gallon cube several months ago and added a clownfish and a goby, then realized I would need a lighting upgrade to try corals (the...
  14. Nano Reefs
    I have an idea for a 10 gallon tank setup and I really want some advice and criticism on my plans. I have a 10 gallon tank and a stand that i built for it. I plan on using this DIY PVC overflow(youtube.com/watch?v=UZytENJZtJw&t=162s) down to a 10 gallon sump hidden in the stand. I will have a...
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, I'm Mark, i'm new here... so i'm contemplating trying to get back into the hobby for the second time. I set something up about 10 years ago but had terrible results. everything i would put in there would just die after a month or two. i ended up getting frustrated and sold my...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hellooo :) Nice to meet you all, this is my first post. So, recently (a week ago), after some consideration, I have bought the equipment I need to convert my 30g Fluval Roma into a saltwater aquarium. Decided to take the plunge after years and years of freshwater. I was wondering what you all...
  17. TRT Member Blog's
    This is my first saltwater tank and I decided to go with a 60 gallon for less hassle then my original idea of going with 20 gallon. I purchased this 60 gallon already with livestock and cycled for at least 6 months.. So it is a well established tank for most part. Has a sump, but no protein...
  18. New Member Introductions
    Hello! I have been reading and stalking TRT for a while now. There is so much great information and opinions. I stated out with a 55 gal freshwater planted tank. It has been up and running successfully for a few years now so I decided to try my hand at a saltwater tank. So far things seem...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone Just a quick intro. I am new to reef aquariums but had tropical aquarium about 30 years ago which I had a few years of enjoyment from. Back then keeping a reef aquarium was only for the specialists as it was so complexed and very expensive. After a trip to my local LFS Abyss Aquatics...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    So we are on week 1 of cycling of our 60 gallon tank. The salinity level tested VERY low at 1.17 yesterday so I researched all day on the best way to raise it. Since the tank is cycling I didn't want to top it off with fresh salt water; however, I thought it would be best to remove a small...
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