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  1. General Reef Discussion
    purchase that you have ever made for your tank? Can be livestock, equipment, decoration, etc. I just want to know what that one thing is that made this hobby your passion! Let's hear it!
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 30 gallon JBJ all in one system. There is no sump, just filters in the back. The main flow for the tank comes from the pumps that return the water from the back of the tank to the front, and they rest at the top of the tank, just below water level. I'm sure if anyone is curious you...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    hey all currently starting to price out my parts for my 60 gallon tank. i had a question about lights. i really would like LED due to cost saving in the energy department. I have been reading a lot about these LED boxes from VIPARSPECTRA which i assume is one of those Chinese companies that...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hi There! I have a 55 Gallon Reef Tank, 9 months old. Tank Members: 2 Clownfish 2 Pajama Cardinals 1 Bi Colored Blenny 1 Kleins Butterfly 1 Porcelain Crab 1 Black Long Spike Sea Urchin Green Bubble Tip Anemone Various Snails and Corals I just returned from being out of town to find a couple...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I am in the process of setting up a 125 gallon fowlr tank. So far I have my refugium skimmer and lighting. I also ordered my overlfow box, return pump and refugium light. Now I am trying to figure out what to do about circulation. I am not fully sure how many powerheads to get and where i should...
  6. Reef Fish
    The basics, I have successfully kept a 50 gal mixed reef set up for 3.5 years. I have recently started a new set up, 50gal tank with 30 gal refugium. This post is about the new tank. I started the tank cycling with ~6 lbs live rock, around 30-40 lbs homemade concrete rock(cured for months...
  7. Reefing Equipment
    I am setting up a 29 gallon reef tank and this is my first tank. I am using live sand, live rock and salt water from my local pet shop. from reading on this site I saw a lot of people saying that if you are using live rock you don't not need a filter. I mentioned this to the guy at the pet shop...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hello! I started cycling my 20 gallon tank that contains 20 pounds live rock and 16 pounds live sand. I have also been adding some bio spira here and there. (if that matters) I also put a dead shrimp in there for a little but not more than 10 hours I think I just took a reading of my...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys! Right now I am currently upgrading to a 100 gallon aquarium and want to build a system where water changes can be made cleanly and I need your opinions on a couple things. First things first, I want to put a pump right at the 20% mark of my aquarium, that drains into a 20 gallon...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hello! My LFS has a 14g biocube for $130 w/stand. Ive seen them have it up and running and it looked pretty nice. Now I asked them if they accept trades and I was wondering if trading my 55g with lid and hob filter and heater with stand would be a good trade. Its mainly a freshwater tank but I...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, So I am considering upgrading to a 75 gallon. I have a 75 gallon in storage but it has no overflow and i do not want to drill or use a hang on the back overflow. I do have a hang on the back skimmer. It is a reef octopus bh-1000. It is rated for over 100 gallons. I would only have a kole...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, So right now have a 30 gallon tank and it is going great, the corals and everything are doing wonderful. However, I want to upgrade my tank a little bit so I can get more corals and some fish that require a bigger tank (like a yellow tang, kole tang or bristletooth tang)...
  13. Reef Fish
    I'm sorta confused with what a reef tank fish and a fowlr fish is. Can these fish live in a fowlr setup :freak: Its a 60g with atleast 50 pounds of live rock Fish 1 royal gramma basslet 1 clownfish 1 black clownfish 1 banghai cardinal 1 fire goby 1 blue reef chromis Clean up crew 1...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all... just picked up a neat little scooter blenny today... on sale at deathco, couldnt see the little guy gettin whacked for not gettin sold. i asked the "fish guy" what they had been feeding the tank... he said frozen brine and frozen mysis twice a week.... i did some quick research while...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I have been cycling my tank for 2 or 3 weeks now. I put a little bit of raw shrimp in but not much. After 2 weeks I used 1 bottle of API quick start over a period of 2 days, I added 1 assorted damsel. I was told he is a hardy fish. I also added 1 bottle of instant ocean bio-spara a few days...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    There is a white patch on the side of one of my fish (only on one side). This literally happened overnight. Does anyone know what it is? And what can I do to help the fish. Thanks for the advice! Here is the pic:
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, So I have my 30 gallon fish tank ready with salt, now I just need some lights to start getting things going. I am in college and I do not want to spend a lot of money and yes I know overtime I will want to upgrade but that is fine and I'll spend the extra money then so please do not tell...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    New to this hobby!!! just have a couple of quick questions if anyone is intrested... Ive got a 29gal marine tank cycling for ab 2 weeks with ab 6lbs of live rock the rest just regular dry rock and coral...Im using a HOB filter for 60gal tank..my question is do i need to remove the bio media...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hi The Reef Tank members! I have had saltwater experience in the past ( not that long though and had to take it down due to a move so sold everything) and I'm in the process of planning out a new aquarium. It's a 56g column tank. The dimensions are 30" wide 24" high and 18" deep. The tank fits...
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