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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hello I just purchased a 90 gallon reef ready tank with light sump and RODI filter. About ten years ago I had a 20 gallon saltwater and was doing it all wrong. I am looking to have a mixed reef tank. I want to get started but for the life of me I do not know how I am going to use the RODI...
  2. Nano Reefs
    So petco is selling this little 3.7 gallon tank with .7 of that being the overflow system in the back. I bought one (it's REALLY nice, rimless, thick glass, reliable little powerhead) and put a betta in it. However, I was told if I replaced the filter media with live rock and added a little...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, recently I have decided to switch from a freshwater aquarium to a saltwater aquarium. I want to start a Fish Only With Live Rock tank, but I don't know what kind of equipment I'm going to need. I want to start it in my 30 gallon tank and I'm not looking to spend big bucks on it either. Thanks!
  4. General Reef Discussion
    How and when is it ok, to say....maybe you do not need to be in this hobby? Is there ever a good time? Should that advise be given at all? Do we advise and let them move on as they wish or do you stay persistent, trying to get the new person to understand? We all have many different thoughts...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    This is my first post on this website or any fish forum so bear with me. I currently have a 55 gallon freshwater tank with 7 assorted african cichlids, a bottom feeder, and a pleco. I'm running a Fluval 305 canister on it and i left the HOB Tetra filter on it just in case I needed some extra...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I've been wanting a moray eel for about 5 years now, but have always been either too young or too poor to have now. Then a couple days ago I saw this add on craigslist: honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/for/3841983819.html (sorry, I'm under 5 posts and can't post links. I promise it's not spam...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, This is my first post on TRT(though I've read a lot!) and I'm looking for some help :) I've had the SW itch for a while and finally turned my freshwater tank over. I currently have a 26 gallon bow front tank, a marine land biowheel 150 emptied out and filled with LR rubble, two...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so now I've been in this hobby for 3 years, and I have never been able to keep a coral to save my life! However, new hope is on the horizon. I purchased two new red mushrooms last sunday, and until today they have looked terrible. Today, they opened up nicely. What tips do y'all have for me...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    First of I have read How to "cook" your rock thread and it didnt answer my question. I got about 30lbs of rock from my uncle and he had ick and hair algae. The rock has been out of his tank (a couple months) and is very dry. Everything on it is dry and dead. I was hoping to use it to start my...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, this is my first post but have been reading TRT for a while :) So, I have a nice 60g tank which will become my very first Saltwater! I'd love some advice/criticism about the rest of the equipment before I buy. General idea: - It'll be a FOWLR for the first year or so, I hope to eventually...
  11. Nano Reefs
    i might begetting a 12 or 14 gallon nano cube from a friend who upgraded to a bigger tank iwas wondering what i should put in there for fish i want to get clownfish and anenomes coral and sand. and inverts too
  12. General Reef Discussion
    135 ga Reef. 72"x 18" x 25" Acrylic built in center overflow 1 1/2" drain - 4 x 1" returns Velocity T4 ASM G2 skimmer Eurofil 180 Sump Marine Life Aquatics CR 500 Calcium Reactor with SMS 120 ph controller 2x 250 watt MH - 4 VHO T5 on a Ice Cap 660 ballast 160 lb of Live sand 150 lb of live...
  13. Nano Reefs
    Hey guys, After constant reading I've finally decided to start gathering the components for my own nano reef setup. I've already made up my mind with starting out with a 20 gallon tank because anything smaller limits my options and anything bigger wont fit in the space I have available. My...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys Im new on the forum and actually from the England. So this is my first post be kind!! So basically Im getting hooked on Reef aquariums and have been doing a fair bit of research, love this site btw. I just wanted to write a checklist for the bulk main items and for you guys to tell me...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, I have gotten good response with the couple threads I have started so far...thank you all for that first of all. Now my dilemma. I am starting a 55 gal reef setup. I have all my equipment, testing supplies, RO/DI and I am getting my substrate and LR tomorrow. I was planning on letting...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I am new to the world of reef tanks and I hope to be starting mine soon. After doing some preliminary research I decided on a 75 gallon tank. I went onto Craigslist and found one in good shape and bought it. I then saw that a lot of people use sumps instead of putting everything...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Guys, I have been keeping FW (Africans) for a few years and have loved it. I recently purchased a 175 gallon oceanic bowfront and have decided this tank will look much better as a reef tank rather than an african cichlid tank. I have done a ton of reading and research but still have a few...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 10 gallon tank with live rock and sand, and 1 clown fish and 3 green chromis'. I got the tank from a friend and the filter hangs from the back and has some sort of a protein skimmer mechanism to it. Ive been wanting to start coral but im still trying to get my parameter levels good in...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone, So, just yesterday i had only two tank, 1x10 gal community tank (Fresh water) and 1x80 gal oscar tank. And today i bought one new tank to build a reef tank. I'm wondering if everything I'm doing and I have is OK.. So that reef tank is a 25 gal, with fluval 205 filter, AquaClear...
  20. Tank Specs
    Hello; I have always wanted a saltwater tank and when I found a 33 gallon tank on sale I thought, why not. I am going to go at this slowly....but here is what I already have or think I will need. I am going to do the FOWLR tank for a while...possibly an anenome (or 2) to support a clownfish (or...
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