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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Everyone share you sump setups! Probably best if you list your tank size, sump size, and the equipment in your sump and how the water flows through it. Share away! I am trying to get an idea for myself.
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I hate being a noob at anything, but with this hobby I don't want to mess it up. I currently have a 75 gallon tank starting a cycle, and I've nothing to do with it except some water changes and waiting... so of course I want to jump into what critters to put in. First the set up, as I'm sure...
  3. Tank Specs
    Newbie (Huge) 210 Gallon reef Build Hello! My name is Jerad, and I'm a high schooler in Sioux Falls, SD. I have experience with freshwater, but not salwater. I have been wanting to get into reefing for a while! Today I picked up a 210 gallon aquarium for $100. It looks a bit old, but the...
  4. Tank Specs
    55g tank 45 lbs live rock 15 lbs base rock 2 Ocellaris clowns 1 Lawnmower Blenny 1 gulf Shrimp 5 Hermits 9 snails Future Wish list: Coral Beauty Angelfish Royal Gramma Basslet Bicolor Dottyback Valentini puffer Zebra Barred Dartfish Stoplight Cardinalfish Purple Dottyback Diamond watchman...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys my name is Stephanie! I live in southern jersey near a nice aquarium store that got me started on a saltwater setup, I have no previous experience but I do have a planted freshwater tank. this is what I have going so far: 120 gallon marineland tank with a glass canopy lid (looking...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Im really close to setting up a clownfish tank and I've done lots of research. But with powerheads whats the recommended turnover rate for a 20 gallon, 10x or 15x? Thanks :)
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, after any help I can at this point.. I have been running my setup for about 3 years now, and while I have recently relocated my tank (a 12 hour transit), back in May, however my corals have been doing rather poorly for quite some time.. I recently tried added some "Reef Roids", to...
  8. Tank Specs
    45 gallon tank, aqua clear 110 filter (500g/hr, sponge, 3lbs of LR), Hydor 450 external canister (Bio balls), Aquatic Life Mini Skimmer, 50 lbs LR, Live sand substrate, 2x 650gph power heads, Fluval T5HO quadx39W. Water parameters, 78 degrees, 1.023sg, DKH 12, Ph is 8.0, nitrites and nitrates...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, this is my first time posting. Apologies if it's in the wrong section. I'm based in Sydney, Australia and am wondering about the costs associated with setting up a 180g/675L tank. I've acquired the tank from a deceased family member with a stand, and am a little unsure as to what my...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hello! I am Emma and I am completely new to the saltwater tank life. I would love to get some tips and advice on how to successfully setup and finish cycling my brand new 38 gallon tank. Here are the specs: Marineland 38 gallon bow front biowheel tank kit The filter is a penguin biowheel...
  11. Reefing Equipment
    So about 5 years ago I took apart my reef tank because I knew going back to school I wouldn't be able to keep it. It was a simple 72gal bow setup with a hang on the edge protein skimmer. Basically I went to the fish store, the fish store guy said "buy this" and I did. Now i've done a bunch of...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I bought a 60 gallon cube tank last Thursday, it has 4 fish a few corals and a small cuc. The tank has been running for over a year. I had to drive 2 hours with it and with it being my first reef tank i didn't want to feel pressured to speed through the set up process so i got a LFS to hold the...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I will apologize up front As an enthusiasts in other areas, I know how hated these types of posts from a newb can be. Sorry I don't have time to search this answer out (dealing with Parent health issues today). Which itself may tell me my answer (I don't have time for this). Anyhow, a coworker...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hi! I am starting a saltwater reef aquarium (although I am not adding corals until my tank is established and I know I can handle them). My main tank (MT) is 65 gallons (36 in long, 18 in wide, and 24 in tall). I also have a 20 gallon sump, although it is not filled to the top. My equipment...
  15. Lighting
    I have been reading the forum for weeks - scanning everything about lighting, types of tanks, depths, cover or no cover, white sand black sand, and everything in between trying to get an idea of what lighting I need and what I can add on to what I currently have. This chart here is such a great...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys, I just setup a fowlr tank that I'm later going to transition to a reef tank. The water is cloudy and it has been for almost a week. What I did was mix salt with the water in the tank then dumped the sand in (I rinsed until clear). The water was murky so I ran my filter hoping it...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I am new to this hobby and have been doing a great deal of research over the last month. During that research I discovered and signed up for this forum. I must say, the wealth of information here is astonishing and I have since stopped using any other location for research. I...
  18. Tank Specs
    Today's the day I buy equipment for my 5 gallon pico I've been wanting. I can't decide if I want to put a hob filter on it instead of a power head so I can use it for carbon and maybe purigen without the filter media because I don't want to clean/ change it every day or 2. I plan on doing daily...
  19. Tank Specs
    Hi all, I've had my tank running for a month now and wanted to run some thoughts on stocking it. I'm hoping for some more of the great advice I have already received on the initial setup! tank: 29g Coralife biocube (2014) with the stock lighting (white CF tubes, blue antics, and blue...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Im wondering if anyone can give me some pointers on my setup. I have a 4 bulb 36" T5 fixture with 3 actinics and 1 daytime bulbs, along with 10 cool white and neutral white 3W LED's. Im not sure if the added LED's are overkill and doing more harm than good or whether i should keep the LED's and...
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