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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone! What test kit does everyone recommend? I need a good test kit (not API)! What do you guys recommend?
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I am newbie who is developing a 120g reef tank. I want to add easy to care for corals as I progress with the hobby, and maybe even more challenging ones if that goes well. Right now the tank is about 3 months old has fish and about 120 ibs live rock. My LFS has been great and whatever I...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Guys, I keep seeing "you need to have a good flow rate" as being the answer to most questions on here but what is considered to be a "good flow rate"? In my case case I went with basing the math on the circulation rate through the sump ... circulation = 5 to 10 x total water volume then I...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    hello, so please give me some insight/comment on how my tank lighting looks. It looks boring to me. I have T5 lighting system, four bulbs, two actinic, two day light. How about the anemone? any hope of figuring out what color it is of if it is a bta? It has a nice pink foot and is looking good...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have my 40 gal. FOWLR tank up and running for approximately 3 months now. I have a Aqua Maxx HOB skimmer and 40lbs of live rock with live sand. Also have a powerhead and heater... I have (1) false perc, (2) lemon drop damsels, (1) coral beauty angel and (2) cleaner shrimp with (10) snails and...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I am looking for recommendations on lighting for a 90 gallon tank 48"w x 18" x 24" d. I will have fish as well as some beginner corals. I currently have a Deep Blue brand 4 light 48" T5 fixture with 2 white 2 actinic bulbs. I bought it used and I am sure bulbs are 6 months or more old. My...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I am now at the point where my tank seems to be doing very well, with few issues. I have about 7 fish and several corals, along with invertebrates in a 55g tank. The fish are currently happy so I do not wish to add any more. But, does anyone have recommendations for colorful but not too...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    OK, my 55 is a lil over 6 months old now. I have xenia, mushrooms, a couple different zoo's, GSP, yellow polyps and just put a hammer coral in 2 days ago for my first LPS. I test for the basic stuff: ammonia, nitraite, nitrate really only about once a month now. I'm religious on my...
  9. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hello again guys. Just wanted to know what skimmers do you guys recommend that are a good deal for the money?? I have heard a lot about many many brands and I'm more confused than ever. I heard the Coralife is a good skimmer for not a lot of money?? Seaclone, coralife, octopus, euroreef...
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