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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 30 gallon tank I want to house some Zoanthids in. I need help with the lighting. Would this be sufficient?: Coral life 50/50 fluorescent lamp. (24in) I am in the early stages of research so I'm still struggling with the lighting and all the terminology.
  2. Marine Depot
    Q&A Video Series #10: “I am new to the hobby. Where should I begin?" If you are considering starting up your first reef aquarium, the simple 3-step plan outlined in today's video will help you get started on a path to success. Shop Reef Tank Packages > The Best Ways to Cycle Your Reef Aquarium
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi all - I'm new to the reefing business but I have discovered (what seems to be) a decent aquarium at my LFS. It's called the AquaOne AquaReef 275. It's a 73 gallon tank and it comes with skimmer, heaters, etc. I have researched into it and have heard some rather disconcerting stories! Has...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everybody! This is my first post on here, however I've been skimming forums for the last few weeks studying up on saltwater tanks. I'll start with my history in aquariums. I've kept everything from a fishbowl to a 15 gallon hexagonal tank and now have a 29 gallon freshwater only, totaling...
  5. Tank Specs
    hi guys so i basically finished re-doing my tank just a couple of minutes... my tank was a mess, pH was low, and other elements are high... last night one of my fellow helpful friends gave advice on doing a MAJOR water change, 25 gallons, and now it looks cleaner and clearer. in addition i have...
  6. Nano Reefs
    Need Advice: been reading posts for two days and lots to digest! Purchased Coralife 14 BioCube Nano at LFS with bag of live sand and live rock; placed on dresser in office with no room under and about 8 - 10 in clearance on back and one side. Wants: Lots of corals plus 1 or 2 cool fish Tank...
  7. Nano Reefs
    So I am a real novice when it comes to Nano-reefing. But my friend sold me his biocube 14 and all his stuff for $100 so I decided to try and get into it. Anyways, I need some help. I really don't know what much of this stuff does and I need help even getting this stuff in the right spot...
  8. Reefing Equipment
    Hello everyone, I am a complete novice in this world. I have been wanting to be part of this community for a couple of years. But have been serious about it for the past 2 months. I have done extensive research and have asked many questions. I am attempting to build my first reef tank and am...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I am making my first attempt at setting up a FOWLR 75 gallon tank. I have 80 lbs of live sand, 52 lbs of live rock, a protein skimmer, a canister filter, heater, glass hood with standard florescent lights and a power head. I am currently cycling my tank - so far the ammonia is up to 2.0 ppm. I...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hello i just recently purchased a 28 gallon NanoCube off of Craigslist, i have had it set up in my house for about 3 weeks. I bought it already cycled with the water live rock and sand in it. It also came with a domino damsel, blue damsel, and a four stripe damsel. there are also various snails...
  11. TRT Member Blog's
    Hello to anyone who's had the curiosity to venture into my blog ... I am new to the hobby, but very willing and capable of learning all that there is to be a successful hobbyist for many years to come. I have already posted my tank specs, and am looking for any and all advice as to what to...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Okay so I was planning on buying a 40 gallon breeder for a sump on my new 75g. But I am such a novice, it's not even funny..Anyway, how should I go about doing this? According to Marineland (my tank brand), the standard tanks only have tempered glass on the bottom. How big should the holes be...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Alright, so today I stopped by at a LFS (not a fish specialty store), but to my surprise they had a huge selection of fish/corals! This place was huge and all the fish looked happy. Anyway, I stumbled across this 75g tank for $99. I also needed a new stand but they were at least 250+ dollars...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I'm sure there are lots of way to hang lights but I am looking for the safest way to do so. I looked on marine depot to find a hanging kit for my light but it has very bad reviews :(. Any ideas? Btw this is my light: AquaticsLife T5 HO 6-Lamp Light fixture with Lunar LEDS And today I'm buying...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I'm not sure where to post this... I just got a 55 gallon tank. I only have a beta in a one gallon tank, but I've been wanting to get a saltwater reef tank for a few years now. I'm quite willing to take the time that it takes to get it right (I'm getting married and going on my honeymoon in...
  16. Tank Specs
    I just got a 55 gallon tank. I only have a beta in a one gallon tank, but I've been wanting to get a saltwater reef tank for a few years now. I'm quite willing to take the time that it takes to get it right (I'm getting married and going on my honeymoon in May, so I will probably delay putting...
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