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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi TRT-ers. I wanted to let those who do not track this stuff know: The spring salt sales have started! I do not remember which thread, but in one of my "skimmers vs water changes" for a small tank discussions had the topic of "cheap" salt came up. It was something like "should I spend $200 on...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys! So my tank is almost 4 months old now and has been doing great. Fish are doing amazing and coral look super. I am getting down to the last of my instant ocean reef crystals and looking for some input. I will probably go with the same salt because it has been working well for me, but...
  3. Tank Specs
    Hey Everyone, question. I have been looking at a small salt tank and have heard that the FLEX works as a salt tank, but really Fluval Evo is built for it. Suggestions on the FLEX for simple anemone and clown fish, cleaner shrimp, hermit crab - as only inhabitants. 15 gallon tank (not the 9G) -...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hi im new to salt water and some of the salt I mixed in just wont mix and is just sitting on the bottom, not alot just a bit on the bottom and i've been trying to mix it in for a while now but it just wont dissolve
  5. General Reef Discussion
    so i always have this issue when i mix salt where i get about a pinch of calcium carbonate precipitate granules after mixing about 15 gallons worth in a rubbermaid, no matter what i try (cold temp mixing, tank temp mixing, heating during mixing and heating only after, aerating during mixing and...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all. Picked up a 5x2x2ft tank a few weeks back, with 25 odd cichlids inside. It looks nice, but not as PRETTY as what a good reef setup looks like. So I've decided to switch. Will be purchasing, Bubble Magus BM Curve 7 In Sump Hailea HC-500A CaribSea Life Rock 18kg CaribSea Reef Rock 23kg...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I purchased a Snowflake eel (?) 5 days ago, without knowing what kind of eel it was. The eel is 18 inches long. He is in a predicament and I'm wondering if it is an emergency. He attempted to eat a little stubby gray algae eater!! He can't swallow it. It is in past his jaws except for a small...
  8. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    Selling this big Reef Reef Octopus NW-200 skimmer over 10" wide slightly used still in the box for $250 OBO.
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Alright, I recently added some corals and Im running low on my old salt (Instant ocean sea salt) Im think about just buying the reef crystals or is there another brand that is worth the extra money. I am starting 2 part dosing as well so that will cover Cal. Alk. and Mag. Im worried more about...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    so i finally purchased a full 75gallon drilled tank/sump, stand.. the whole shabang. this purchase came with 50lb of liverock from the carribean. i notice alot of these rocks have coral skeletons on them, various sps plating corals. i setup the 50lb of rock in a rubbermaid container, and added...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    So today I went out and got a bag of salt and I decided to see if this brand called NeoMarine was any good. It was said to be, so I figured why not, ya know? Anyway I did a water change, but then after that something happened that has me concerned. I have a Tooth Coral, Galaxea, whatever you...
  12. General classifieds
    We are moving September 17th, 2015 and sadly getting out of the hobby. We just can't take our tank with us. Make a reasonable offer: 2 clownfish - 1 orange/white and 1 black/white mated pair... female has laid eggs many times 1 firefish 2 red anemone (I think bubble tip)... it has split 3...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I am looking for some advice in stocking options for my tank. I currently have: 1 Diamond Goby 2 OC Clown Fish 1 Lawnmower Blenny 1 Purple Orchid 1 Velvet Blue Damsel 1 Leather Coral 1 Glactica Coral 1 Poly I have thought of a Flame Angel, but feel my tank is took small. I have also thought of...
  14. Reefing Equipment
    So I'm seeting up a new tank that will eventually be a reef tank. I notice there's two types of aquarium salt, regular saltwater salt and reef crystal salt. Is there any difference between the two other than price, and if so, how beneficial/needed is the reef crystals over regular saltwater mix?
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I have a few questions concerning a NEW/OLD tank cycle. What's a NEW/OLD tank cycle? Something I made up to grab everybody's attention. This was a old aquarium that was established for three years until my brother let it crumble so I decided to take it. Lets discuss the details. Tank...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I have recently began adding corals to my aquarium and have switched to Red Sea's Coral Pro salt. When mixing at a salinity of 33.0 ppt, they advertise: Calcium: 450ppm Magnesium: 1340ppm Alkalinity: 4.3meq/l When I go ahead and mix a batch for a water change at...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    MY DOG (ONE YEAR OLD AUSTRALIAN SHEPARD) GOT INTO MY BAG OF INSTANT OCEAN SALT. :help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help: I read the ingredients, but don't know how Jackson/dogs will react to them. He is currently whimpering, and VERY unhappy. I tried...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    So the one question I DIDN'T ask is how to add salt on the initial fill of my new tank. It's a 75 gallon with a 55 gallon sump. When the pump truck came today (yep, I'm lazy) we measured full tank and sump at 98 gallons. I added 40 cups of salt in about 45 minutes. As you can imagine, this...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I have a problem with my salt mix IORC calcium is at 500 with salifert test kit. Has anybody else had this problem and how can it be lowered.
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