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  1. General Reef Discussion
    You guys were super helpful on my last post, and I've done some searching and reading and couldn't find what I was looking for, exactly. Specific Gravity, I did a 20% water change last night; and started thinking about the hydrometer I'm using... and realized I might have messed up my salinity...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I currently have a 30gal FOWLR setup and I'm going to be transferring that into a 36gal bow front with the intentions of having a few pieces of coral eventually. The bow front is not drilled so i will not be having a sump, so my question is can i get away with just my live rock, power head, and...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All... I ordered some Maiden's Hair macro algae from Liveaquaria. I bought it because I love the way it looks and I need some green in my tank (I will try to post pictures here, I know TRT was having trouble with that...) I am curious to see if anyone has comments. I want to put it in...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone! Been a member since 2012 but haven't been ready to start a reef tank until now. I plan on starting with a 55 gallon, mainly because it was a steal during the dollar a gallon sale at petco. Wishing I would've gone 75 but 55 is what I have the room for and already invested quite a...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Sorry-have had many fresh water tanks and low salinity tanks-first reef. Going with a Coralife Nano 29. Amazing how much $$$$ you put into a relatively inexpensive tank. I know it multiplies fast LOL. Anyway, hoping to keep 5 fish alive and some inverts (have 2 clowns and 4 coral frags to...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hi yall! I'm new to saltwater. Have a 55gal discus tank running then ran across these nano reefs and had to have one! I love any advice you've got :) This is my 10 gal nano. Started Mar10th out of an old QT. Began stocking: •Small 2 head frogspawn, has 2 new heads starting <3 •Mushroom...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hi All. First post on here and looking for some opinions. Back story - Freshwater for around 3 years now, currently running the Rio 180. Now I have an smaller empty alcove and really want to start a saltwater tank - FOWLR. I have done endless hours of reading forums so have the basic...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    This thread is for my 55 gallon. It's kind of my first tank because I started a smaller one before I really understood how stocking works. When you are a beginner it seems logical to start with a small tank, and the LFS will tell you that all sorts of fish will be happy in there. Not so. I got...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    What does it mean "phosphates are limiting" I keep reading it in the sand threads as an explanation, but I havent gotten to the one that explains what that is. Thanks
  10. Reefing Equipment
    Hi, Does this look ok to overflow a 55g ~4feet above the sump? http://www.amazon.com/Eheim-1000-Compact-Pump/dp/B001EUE8XK/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1417043407&sr=8-11&keywords=Eheim+pump The head loss calculator required entering a model # but didn't have this one, also this co rates by liters...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, I'm setting up a tank and I'm getting really confused about the sand. I'm going to try one of these fancy poll thingies to see how people break out on it. I decided to do a shallow sand bed, I like the critters that dig around in it and the natural look. I've seen some beautiful BB...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    i screwed up the poll. go here instead http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/f6/sand-225366.html
  13. DIY Forum
    Hi all, I'm building my first overflow, and trying to copy the eshopps style. So for the u-tube flow rate, is vinyl tubing measured by outside diameter, like copper pipes, or inside diameter like other pipes? Thanks in advance
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I'm planning a 55g no sps and I don't like how the canopies look. Do they serve a purpose besides a place for the lights? Or if I find something that hangs from ceiling or clips on the tank is it the same? They are so common I want to make sure I'm not missing something. Also, is it more...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hey! Any recommendations for a beginner guide to lighting a reef? It's so complicated if you don't have some base knowledge for watts, amps, and K's. :read: Searching the forums, and even google, is great when you have a specific question like "what do I need to grow elegance coral in a 9,000...
  16. Nano Reefs
    Alrighty so let's get started. This is my first tank, a 6.25g bowfront. Yes, I know a pico reef as a first tank is very very far from ideal but I'm a college student. Decent equipment I can afford, space is finite though. Tank has been set up for a little under a week, still cycling. This tank...
  17. LPS Coral Forum
    Hey guys. I really would like to purchase a coral. I have had my tank running for 2 months, going on 3. Parameters are all 0 ph=8.0. Temp 79. I have 4 peppermint shrimps, one sally crab, 3 hermits and one fire shrimp. These are the corals I've seen that I'm interested in: Frogspawn Star...
  18. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I'm new to saltwater and trt and I have a 30 gallon aquarium that used to have leapord geckos and , I would like to know what equipment I need. (powerhead skimmer etc)
  19. General Reef Discussion
    This morning i woke up and noticed a bit of brown speckles on the glass of the aquarium. there is also some on the sand. patches here and there. it has been there for about 2 days now, but this afternoon after coming home from a trip i noticed a lot on the rocks, especially the rocks higher in...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Has anyone ever tried the fluvial biological enhancer? it's suppose to help with cycling an aquarium... I'm still cycling my saltwater tank. would this help?
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