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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hello TRT, I'm starting up my 55 Gal tank again after some time off with dry rock and sand. Can I cycle with no live rock or sand. Any advice will help. Thanks.
  2. General Reef Discussion
    (This Thread (and 55 gallon tank) is now being retired because I'm upgrading to a 90 gallon display with 20 gallon long sump. Click here for the new thread for the 90 gallon upgrade. Since I am getting back into the salt tank world again after 10 years, and since I'm journeying into the reef...
  3. Seahorses & Pipefish
    I am starting up a dwarf seahorse tank and I have a fish in the tank. It is 5 gallons and it is ready for seahorses!!!! I know where to buy and what to feed. My question is coral and fish. I really want coral and fish. The tank is ready for everything. I went to the LPS and they said it was...
  4. Tank Specs
    So I have a 29 gallon tank that I have purchased. ( 30X12X18) I decided I want to start a salt water aquarium. I have been doing research and aware of the equipment ill need. Just want some input on if there is anything else that I will need, any suggestions, or something they would refer or...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    First off, great forums here. This might get a little long winded, so here it goes. I was given a 120 gallon tank with stand. Including pumps, skimmer( I assume), power heads, heater, lighting, at one time live rock, and what looks like crushed rock on the bottom. Even a few dead...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all and thank you for having us, i say us as its my wife and my dream to own a little piece of her home town in our home. A bit of back ground we have recently sold our 6'2'2 sump system. we have kept only american cichlids, JD's have still got my jd's there mated and beautiful, Severums and...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    ok I have been reading all over the internet for 2 months, I have probably invested at least 250 hours of research time while i was waiting for a friend to take my cichlids off my hands. Last night he took them and I have a tank I am cleaning up and prepping for a reef tank (this is my first...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Setup: 55 gallon, dual lamp, 43lbs dry rock, 12lbs live rock, 1 1/2 inch sand bed, canister filter. Start up: tap water (mistake I know now) sat for 48 hours added salt to correct concentration. Sat additional week circulating added sand dry rock heater sat an additional week added live rock...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys very new to this so all help will be great. ok to start with my equipment, I'm only doing a very small nano tank so have a fluval spec tank, visitherm 25w heater , I have used carib sea live sand and fluval sea salt. The guy at the aquatics centre told me to use tap water and let it...
  10. Reefing Equipment
    Hello Everyone, I am brand new to this forum, but I want your guys help on some questions. So I want to start a reef tank but I want to do it on my own and want it to be kind of cheap. So I have a 55 gallon tank, and I need help on the lighting, and filtration on it. It is just a regular...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, Sorry in advance for the barrage of newbie questions you will be getting from me over the next few months. : ) I have been keeping freshwater aquariums for many years, and have decided to do a reef tank. I have seen that some corals are pretty easy to propagate and would like...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    First off first post on this forum! Just finished my DIY pumps/overflow and have water in the tank (FINALLY!) so I'll have pictures up soon. Today is all about me getting my salt in and letting that cycle for a day. So my question is once I get all my live rock (getting it from an established...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    starting up my first saltwater tank, going to be 90 gallons with a 30 gallon sump. wondering what brand of salt is best as a first timer. options please
  14. Tank Specs
    I currently have: -Coralife super skimmer (65) -1 Hydor Koralia nano power head ( 425 gph) -100w heater -a questionable lighting device that came with the tank. I think its a 25w fluorescent? -glass top -small pc LR -about an inch of dry aragonite sand. I would go bb but I want a goby/shrimp...
  15. Tank Specs
    30g tank Corallife super skimmer 65 Sub current 3 stage filter Aquaclear 50 power head Corallife t5 lights (daylight and plant glow (will soon be replacing with actinic)) 40lbs of live reef sand 4lbs of live rock ( will be increasing as I get the money)
  16. Nano Reefs
    Hey you guys, I've been keeping fish for about 5 years now and I want to move onto something that caught my eyes....Reef tanks! Anyways, I have a: 20 gallon long tank a heater a koralia circulation pump I was wondering, if i get the AquaC nano skimmer would that be enough if I start out...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Sup reefers? I have been hanging around with a few buds from the "fish crowd" and i've decided to finally cave in and start my own build. Like many of you probably, ive been stalking this site for some time now and have decided to take the leap and join to start doing some base level research...
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