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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all- I recently purchased a bio cube protein skimmer for my bio cube 32 tank. It did not come with any directions and I'm a little lost in how to set it up. Can anyone give me some direction? Thank you! :o
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hello, Thanks for the add. I have 2 tanks-one 20 gallon freshwater and one 45 gallon saltwater jbj 45. I tried to add photos, but apparently I'm gonna have to join a samsung forum to learn how to operate my phone to meet the size requirements. :) The reason I joined this forum is to gain...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 30 gallon JBJ all in one system. There is no sump, just filters in the back. The main flow for the tank comes from the pumps that return the water from the back of the tank to the front, and they rest at the top of the tank, just below water level. I'm sure if anyone is curious you...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I am setting up a new 40 gallon FOWLR tank. My husband has an established tank already so I'm going to use several pieces of his live rock, some water, and some sand along with live sand from the pet store and possibly a few pieces of live rock that is already cured from the pet store. I'm...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I am going to be setting up my first tank soon and i am looking for advice and suggestions on my build. CAD Lights 68 gallon versa Reef Octopus Classic 110 INT Protein Skimmer AutoAqua ATO Micro RO/IO Filter My main worry is lighting and powerbeads... For lighting I'm not sure, i...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hey TRT! I hope everyone is happy and healthy. I have decided to make a new aquascape to help my corals reach the light. Could you guys pitch in with your ideas and help me out? Anything would be fine, but I do want it good looking :) Cheers.:beer:
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Ok guys and girls, So after all my homework, all my should I & Shouldn't I's and wondering about regrets, I feel I've researched and listened(read) enough to take the plunge! Here is my set up I picked up Saturday and my water parameters to this point. I have learned a lot here in my short...
  8. Reefing Equipment
    So please forgive me I'm new to this I have a 30 gal tank that I want to turn into a saltwater tank to start off with but I have no idea what I need it was used as a freshwater tank so can someone help me out and give me a list of things I'm going to need to have a great tank. Thank you
  9. General Reef Discussion
    So I have been out of the reefing hobby for a little under two years now. I used to have a 90 gallon acrylic with a 40 gallon something, but after my kiddos were born – this poor thing was neglected and eventually crashed:( I was able to save most of the livestock, but it was all given away. For...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone just switched from freshwater to saltwater and im realizing its a whole new animal. After weeks of research and watching vids I still have some questions. Like what size return pump can I put in my refugium? how many fish should I have in my REEF tank? Am I on the right track with...
  11. Nano Reefs
    Okay, so sorry in advance for the long post. I REALLY appreciate ANY feedback! I have been doing research for some time now, and I think I'm finally ready (I currently have a 46g Red Top Ndumbi cichlid tank, and have had many freshwater tanks in the past). This is a list of what I believe I...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I purchased this 150 gallon off of CL and the initial plan was to do African cichlids due to the "unknown" factors of starting a saltwater aquarium and the wife's fear of cost and volatility. I got the tank, canopy, stand, rock, sand, 5 gal bucket of Instant Ocean salt, all plumbing, Mag Drive...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everryone. I am in the process of starting a new 30 Gallon tank and everything I have read says that I should join a fish forum for any questions that I might have; so, here I am...... :banana:Like I said in the first line, I am currently in the process of starting a new 30 Gallon marine...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    So I've decided to switch things up a little in my 55g. I started in this hobby about 2-3 yrs ago with a FOWLR set up and slowly added some corals and anemones, now I am going back to a FOWLR. I have ripped all my LR out and scraped all of the coralline algae off of the glass in my tank. Over...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    third day into a 220 build cycle, have 60 lb fiji live branch rock,200 ls pukani lr and 50lb of bristal bottle rock (think its called something like that) no live fish in tank amonia is at 8.0 ppm and nitrates at 1.0 ppm 2-3 inches of nc live sand,two hydro 1400 power heads running skimmer...
  16. Tank Specs
    Tank Aqueon 36g bowfront 30.3" x 15.5" x 20.9" -not drilled - no sump. Skimmer Remora Nano hang on keep a quarter cup of phosguard in a media bag changed twice weekly. 30lb Live Rock 20lb black reef sand with a generous amount of aragonite mixed in and behind the display. Marineland...
  17. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hey I have this new/used protein skimmer that I'm putting into my tank I turned it on and it seemed to be working fine. The one problem I am having is that it keeps filling the cup up with water instead of the nasty skim stuff. I'm pretty new to protein skimmers obviously. Any suggestions?
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All, I'm new to The Reef Tank but it looks like a fantastic place with a lot of knowledgeable people. After being laid off a year ago and an ongoing unsuccessful job search I've decided to start up an aquarium and maintenance business. I have plenty of experience with fresh water so I plan...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone I have a 29 gallon biocube that has been set up for almost a month now. I have been slowly purchasing live rock and am at the point where I need to arange it to how it's going to be permanently in the tank before adding fish/inverts/etc. I have a few questions: Is it better to glue...
  20. Reefing Equipment
    I figured out the actual volume of the tank is 53 gallons. Can't edit thread title. This is going to be my first salt tank after 5+ years with fresh water tanks (20+ if you count the ones growing up, I helped my dad, but he did most of the work). Here is what I am envisioning for my setup...
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