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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I've been doing some research for the APEX system and I'm pretty interested in it. I'm building a 90g reef at the moment (currently building my stand, tank will be BeanAnimal coast to coast overflow). I will only have LPS and soft corals, and nems, at least for a little while. I may do SPS but...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys! I had an idea for my 180 gal that I have. It is focused mainly around the many symbiotic relationships that can be mimicked in the aquarium. See the attached pdf for a list of fish that I'm currently planning on. I haven't worked on the inverts yet but I plan on coral, a cleaner crew...
  3. Tank Specs
    Hi, I am new to the hobby and have recently set up a 20 gallon l nano reef. This was the most fun and interesting thing I have done in a while. That being said I talked to my wife and got the approval to do a 75 gallon reef tank. I am looking for any equipment suggestions or any advice I can get...
  4. 150gal Reef Tank

    150gal Reef Tank

  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hello Everyone, I am starting a 40 gallon breeder reef tank and want to share the build with you. I have been inspired by so many tank builds here on TRT...that I needed to join in on the fun. :banana: I wanted to start a large nano reef, and I am a big fan of the size of the 40 gallon...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    120g Reef build no cutting corners! what up people just got a killer deal on craigslist! 120g tank stock overflows in each rear corner, stand, canopy, 55g sump, uv sterilizer, kent marine nautical le skimmer, all pumps, coralife 2x150w mh 2x vho light fixture, heaters, maintenance tools...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    My 75g seaclear system II reef build alright so... this "seaclear system II" is a great looking acrylic tank but has limited possibility for accessability! the system comes with a wet dry filtration system built into the background with very limited amount of space to run a skimmer or place...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Ok here we go! I have already posted elsewhere about my 75g Dinosaur tank and stand that I picked up for 50 bucks on another thread but since I don't know how to rename it or bring the subscribers over to this one I am just making a new one. I call it a dinosaur tank because it is old as dirt...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone I just bought a 28 gallon bow front tank....was thinking to make it a reef tank. I just need some help... Filter option....can I just used like 50 pounds of live rock? 20 pounds live sand? Everywhere I read it is something different....Also I have a 24" coralife power compact with...
  10. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    So I have assembled the majority of the equipment for my next tank build, the 40 gallon breeder. Tank I obtained the tank from Matt @ Olde Towne Pets pre-drilled and setup with an Aqueon Mega-Flow Sump system. For now, I am not using any sort of background as in the future it may be moved to...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone im new here but have been reading for a long time! i currently have a 29 gallon reef (or beginings of a reef) but i have decided to upgrade to a 90 gallon. I am so pumped and ready to go here is what im looking to do 90 gallon reef build 90 gallon reef ready aga sump with...
  12. 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...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    So this morning we found this creature on the front glass of the tank. No clue as to what it is or how it got there. It is very small perhaps 4cm in size. Can someone identify this mystery creature? Thanks Dianne
  14. "Soft" corals
    So far we have in our tank the following soft corals: Green Star Polyp, Duncan's Whisker, Button Polyp, Sinclaria Tree Coral, Trumpet Coral, Octo Frog Spawn and a Toad Stool Leather. We often spot feed the Duncan's Whisker with brine shrimp, which it seems to really like. The other corals, we...
  15. Photography Forum
    We started our tank about 9 months ago as a FOWLR, two weeks ago we upgraded the lighting to a T5HO and began adding corals. This is a picture of our tank to date: I am keeping a photo journal of the tanks growth you can see the pics at...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Well we have started our reef tank. I took photos to show my tank as we begin this journey, I can't wait to see how it progresses over time. A few questions, 2 of the coral pieces came attached to plugs. We placed them in the tank plugs and all. Can you take them off or is it better...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    First...I am soooo excited. Last night, I went out and bought a 125 gal tank and stand!:fireworks: For those who have seen any of my other threads, I have been contemplating the future of my 55 gal. FOWLR. I want a reef tank, but hated to loose my FOWLR. :confused: I also had a tang that needed...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hi every one! I have been working on my tank for a couple of days now, its a jbj 28 gallon hqi. I have been asking questions on other threads but I have decided to start and official build thread. Today I added the sand finally. I used some oolite. I'll be getting live rock sunday, then I'm...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    So I made a bet with my parents that if i lose 20 pounds they would buy me a reef tank. Neither of us knew what we were getting into. Well after tons of research to keep me motivated, My tank was ordered today. I got the jbj 28 gallon hqi nano. I looked long and hard at the red sea max, but...
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