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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys I have been away from the hobby for a while now and would like to get back in. This is the equipment that I am thinking of using but I am still unsure what kind of power heads tot get. or if a wave maker would be a thing I would need. I want to have Lps and Sps with just two...
  2. New Member Introductions
    I purchased a biocube 14 gallon with stand, 15 pounds of ultra fiji live rock, a refractometer, thermometer, test kit, ~15 pounds live sand, an ATO, a protein skimmer (which I've been advised to not turn on until after the cycle) and Dr Tims one and only. I've set up the tank with the salt...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    New here and needing to get some shark tank info! I am SO lost and am looking to self educate further than what my knowledge is. I am an animal behaviorist and have ALWAYS been fascinated with the species. I am interested in having a Bamboo Shark aka Cat Shark. I have heard SO MANY different...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I'm selling my 36 gallon bowfront aquarium set up. Time to just have one tank! I'm going to list everything! Tell me what you would be willing to pay if you bought it? Thanks! I just don't want to sell it too much or too cheap! Comes with a tomato clown fish, a black damsel fish, and a coral...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    setting up new biocube 29 new to the hobby. just a quick question. tank began one week ago. 25 lbs cured live rock from lfs (with some coraline algae already present) thirty lbs caribsea live sand. one thumb nail size of raw fish (as per advice from brightwell aquatics representative). let...
  6. 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...
  7. DIY Forum
    Hey there, I'm new to the community here and I'm looking for some advice. I know there are probably a couple threads similar to mine up I was hoping to create a place I could come to and find specifics from advice. To start off with I'm not incredibly experienced in the hobby, had a 20 gal...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, I've been doing research into my first tank and a theme that I've read a lot in threads is people saying things along the lines of "It would've saved me a lot of time/effort/disaster if I'd done...differently", "Next time i would change..." or "I wish I'd known...when I set up my tank"...
  9. Tank Specs
    Hey All, My 55 gallon tank has been running for about a month now just cycling though. Just added some cheap damsels to help cycle the tank faster w/o breaking the wallet. Going to be setting this tank up with some clownfish next weekend and possibly a Foxface Lo and a Dwarf Flame Angel...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, first of all I want to thank all the members of this forum. I have been reading your posts for almost a month now, and have learned quite a bit. Still I have some "newbie" questions. I kept a 75 gallon fish only marine tank about 20 years ago, but have been out of it for a long time and...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Okay so I'm going to get to the point here, this is my first saltwater tank, and I'm here for advice. I've picked out a tank, but have not bought it yet, and I've also decided on a couple of fish. I would like to make this a reef tank and have been researching constantly. Here are the fish I...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so I must be doing some things right but have room to improve. I took over an existing set up a month ago and moved it to my 72 gal bow front. Appeared to go throw a mini cycle had a small ammonia spike and a Diatoms out break which has cleared up. Decided to take my water to LFS for testing...
  13. Skimmers & other filtration
    Looking for some advice... I have a small 30 gal reef tank for the past year and just purchased a used 20 gal long sump box and a used reef octopus extreme 160 skimmer. I am going to set these up with my existing reef tank. What should be done to clean/sterilize this equipment before I hook...
  14. Tank Specs
    I have a 100gl acrylic tank with 1 over flow in the left hand corner. The outlet for the overflow is 3/4" with 1" pvc pipe coming from the 3/4" outlet going to the skimmer side of the of the 50gl bottom tank. The skimmer i have is a SWC NW-200 skimmer with a PSK-2500 pump hooked up to it all the...
  15. Nano Reefs
    Hi all. This is my first post after having just started into the world of saltwater, so bear with me. I currently have a 12g JBJ nano-cube w/ a non-powered skimmer in the back. I put in ~12# of live rock and sand about 6 weeks ago and it seems to have cycled. I'm enjoying watching the...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I currently have a 65 gallon tank but want to upgrade to a 180 gallon tank. I am asking for general information. I hate talking to the people at the stores because I get so much variation of information. I want to know what size heater, water pump, skimmer, and any advice on how to build my bio...
  17. Eau Claire Reef Club (ECRC)
    I bought a 55 gallon salt water tank off of CL a few months ago. It only had a couple of pieces of liverock, 4 damsels and a crab in it. After spending way too much money on 2 peices of liverock from the pet store I decided to check out CL for liverock. Found a 29 with 1 small damsel and lots of...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone.. New to this forum and just setting up my new tank 110g reef. I´m a bit confused when it comes to all the advice you read on the net about curing your rock. Uncured or cured? Scrubbing or not? Curing with or without livestock? In a different aquarium or bucket? Time frame? I have...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I am in the process of building a 150 gallon reef tank which has been a lifelong dream of mine. I have had the deign in my head for years but never had the space to do it. We are adding a family room off the kitchen and the tank will go in the wall between the two rooms so both sides are...
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