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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I am starting a salt water tank. It's my first time and I just want to be clear on everything (equipment related) in order to be ready. I have a small blower, 2 filter systems, live rock, live sand, a heater and a general light bulb and a coral light light bulb. My tank is a 16 gal. bow front...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 16 gallon Bow Front tank that I am trying to convert into a small but beautiful family saltwater fish tank. However I am unsure of how much coral to add and what kinds of fish /creatures would be good to start off with. Any advice would be very appreciated!
  3. Tank Specs
    I have a 37 gallon saltwater aquarium, i just set it up today (october 7th 2012) It currently has 18.4 pounds of live rock (will be adding 20 pounds in the future) 37 gallon tank AquaClear 50 Filter EHEIM 200 watt heater Marineland LED fixture 36" CaribSea Live Aragonite 18.4 pounds of live...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I need an explanation from someone who knows. I need to know what the point of a refugium/sump is. Right now im running a 55 gallon, undrilled, no protein skimmer, etc...im just doing weekly water changes. btw, my water is perfectly clear and clean...been running for 6 months, no algea probs...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys!! So I decided to try doing a saltwater aquarium, I've had freshwater, and still do, but saltwater is just so beautiful! But I'm stuck, I was reading online and I don't understand most of the lingo. Here is what I have: 50g tank with no lighting or lid I have this sand stuff the pet...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All - i'm new to the forum and have seen all the great answers provided to others who needed help, and figured i would try. I've had freshwater tanks for years. I recently purchased a 55g tank (box/cube shaped) and filled it with about 60-65lbs of live rock, 2 1/2 inches of live sand...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    This is the setup description: 125gallon Acrylic Fish Tank (60W * 18L * 25H) for sale. *It has a Trapezoid overflow box, with one drain and two returns. *It has blue acrylic background. The Acrylic is ½ inch thicker and its one piece. Front edges are curved. *This is a perfect show tank for...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I need advice on setting up my 55 gallon tank. I plan to have a fowlr for a while then advancing to a reef aquarium. I have a question on seeding live rock. I noticed when I walked to the end of my local jetty, that there was several peices of loose rock that are underwater and in between the...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, I am thinking of setting up a Saltwater aquarium, i am a little worried i will not do a good job from all the rumors, i have kept a freshwater aquarium for years with flashing colors. It is getting boring. Instead of getting rid of my 80 Gallon tank, why not build a DIY 25 Gallon...
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