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  1. General Reef Discussion
    When I told the manager at one of the LFSs that I was using crushed coral, about #4 size as my substrate, she said, "You can expect to have a lot of dead fish with that." What do you think that is all about? FYI: This crushed coral is one of my stupid-taxes. I had planned to buy aroganite...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I am new to this forum and this hobby, but I have been researching it for about a year and intensely since January of this year. I have been a fresh-water aquarist for several decades. I am in the process of setting up my first Reef aquarium now. I am setting up a little at the time as I have...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Evening all, recently added a hammerhead coral to my tank. Just wondered if this flow seems ok? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lTCSZ3nhGs&feature=youtu.be Thanks!
  4. Nano Reefs
    so Currently I have a 40G FO tank and its going fine but I would like to try a 10 gallon nano reef tank. Im still debating on whether or not to start one. Here is what Im thinking 10 gallon tank 20# live sand 15# live rock, small powerhead ( any suggestions?) maybe a HOB filter? for 30 gallons...
  5. Reef Fish
    What should I stock my 65g reef tank with, I want to do a full blown reef tank eventually so keep that in mind. And at least one Tang, want to do a anenome as well eventually
  6. Tank Specs
    OK so here we go I am currently in the middle of a 150 Gallon reef tank build. It started off as 90 gallon reef but i got an awsome deal on a 150. (48x24x30). I custom built the stand and have a 36" sump / refugium on order from truvuaquariums.com.The bigest issue im having is deciding on a...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    hey everyone i have a 20g TALL aquarium and want a reef tank i want, SPS, SOFT CORALS, AND LPS which of these lights would be best for my tank.... http://www.bigalsonline.com/4-Lamp-T5HO-Light-Fixtures.html?green=23495370698&tc=default#ReviewHeader...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone, I have a 1 month year old saltwater aquarium and i want to have a reef tank. what do i really need for the tank. right now i have the tank, filter, heater, hydrometer, salt, thermometer, live rock, crushed coral, incandescent hood with a light strip and i have a aqua glow 18 000 k...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    im thinking of getting this aquarium next: http://www.online-garden-centre.com/products/AquaReef-275-Cube-Marine-Aquarium-Tank-Set-and-Cabinet.html it comes with sump, skimmer, T5 lighting (although i wont be using them as ive just upgraded to TMC aquabeams) anyway what do you all think?
  10. Anemones
    hi, i introduced a malu nem into my tank today and half an hour after placing him in the tank my maroon clown was straight to him, removing dirt, moving things, constantly 'flicking' sand near him, sitting in him but the poor little fella hasnt been in the tank a couple of hours and hasnt...
  11. Anemones
    anybody got one of these little fellas? a beadlet anemone, there's a guy selling them online- different colors, blues, reds,pinks they look awesome and they're only small.
  12. General Reef Discussion
    hey, im upgrading from 1x 15" HO and 2x 18" HOs to 4 of the new TMC aquabeam 600 ultra strips. Im gonna do a diary of the whole building the fixture, setting up and a review at the end e.t.c so anyone thinking of upgrading to the new TMC l.e.d's can see what they are like... first things first...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Want to add a few more corals to the mix and would appreciate any suggestions: Currently we have a 46 bowfront gallon tank stocked with: Green Star Polyp - thriving Duncan's Whisker - upper right hand corner, 4 additional heads since purchase back in Aug., will be moving to give the toad...
  14. Nano Reefs
    I have a 24 gallon nano cube that has been established for over a year now. I have been using carbon, bio balls, ceramic rings, and the filter sponges, with no protein skimmer. I was just curious if anyone thinks a protein skimmer is necessary? I have Montis, Digis, Xenias, Mushrooms, Candy...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    long story short, I have a 125 long and the bottom panel is cracked. I want to replace it, but I have no knowledge as to what to expect. Is there anything I need to look out for, or things to pay close attention to when doing this. any special silicone to use? Is this something that is worth the...
  16. Massachusetts North Shore Marine and Reef Club
    I live in the Boston area and am looking for a good shop that sells quality corals and fish. The only shop we have found worth the trip is Tropic Isle in Framingham, great store! We would like to know if there are any other shops in MA that would be worth checking out as well. Where do you buy...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Here I am two weeks from when we introduced the first few corals into our tank, and boy I am excited by the change. All four pieces are thriving and growing. The Duncan's Whisker we added is my personal favorite to date. This is a shot of the coral a day after we added it to the tank...
  18. Crustaceans
    A week ago we decided that we wanted to start building a reef tank rather than just have a FOWLR. We upgraded our light to a T5HO and bought a few frags of coral. With the new light, the algae is starting to grow. We currently have: 2 Turbo Snails 1 Electric Blue Hermit Crab 1 Halloween...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    hey, im going on holiday for a week and ive got a friend looking after my tank. i currently feed the tank twice a day with a frozen mysis cube and a small sprinkle of formula 2. My friend cant come round for two of the days im away so i was going to put an auto feeder on the tank and just give...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hello TRT members, new to this site and my first post. We have a 46 gallon bow front and for the better part of the last year attempted to have it just be for fish. Wrong move on our part, we added a baby picasso trigger fish that was about an inch in size, well a few months later he has...
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