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  1. New Member Introductions
    ....ok well seeing as this is the 3rd time writing this exact thread. I've sort of lost all my enthusiasm. I took a while to write them too... but apparently this site doesn't think that being logged in for 5 minutes is a good thing. -.- -coughcough- anywho. So now prepare for lack of enthusiasm...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey, new member here (I used to browse the threads from time to time though). I have a bio cube which I believe is 15 gallons? So due to a living situation, I left it off and unattended (just water, sand, and live rock) for around 3 years with about 10% of the water. So my question is, what's...
  3. Tank Builds
    hi i am starting a saltwater 40 gallon on a 200 dollar budget. i have the tank, filter, heater, lights, and a bubble maker, but otherwise nothing. what should i do to stay within my budget? im in plano. gaultier:help::confused:
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, My husband and I recently bought a house that has an old cutout for a CRT tv above our gas fireplace. After months of staring at this hole and considering a fish tank we decided if we are going to do one we would like to do a reef tank. I had large freshwater tanks for years and...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I use to have a small reef tank setup. About 50lbs of live rock. I took the tank down about a year ago and the Rock has been sitting in the old cold water since.. My question is, I want to set my tank back up. How do I go about getting the rock to come back. I've read some things about...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone, so I'm starting a reef tank after xmas with the Biocube.I'll be able to get everything (sand, water, equipment, etc) beforehand. The live rock I can get as early as xmas eve. My question is, since I'll be gone for almost a week after xmas and want to start cycling as soon as...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hay guys I'm starting a 75 gallon reef tank and have a cascade 1000 one power head 950 heater and LEDs it's gotten a lot less murky but was wondering if I can speed it up?
  8. Large Systems
    Well after quite some time of failing and noobing out in the reefing i finally got to at least get a little post up here to show my stuff and hope to get some input :) Im planning on going as little Live rock as possible.. But i dont want to risk anything of course, but i do like the looks...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I've always loved aquariums and I'd like to start a saltwater aquarium now, but I am concerned about the time commitment. I'm a grad student and things can get a little busy at times. Do you all think it's possible to start a small tank now? How much weekly time do you put into...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hello to all! This is my first post to please excuse my newbie ways. I am thinking of starting my first saltwater tank. I was originally making a 600 gallon concrete tank/pond for an aquaponic system but now that the tank is almost done I am having second thoughts. I live very close to the ocean...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Anybody use Pukani rock? I am starting a new tank and I was thinking of using it. Its a 26 gallon tank. I think i might need 15-20 pounds of rock. This rock is supposed to be very light and porous. Saw a video comparing 40 pounds of one type of rock and 40 pounds of Pukani and Pukani was...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    So a few months ago, I packed up my saltwater tank in my closet and called it quits. I was afraid I was going across the country for college but I got accepted into the college here. So I have free time and money.... I am going to college for environmental sciences and I need something to keep...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All, I have been running a freshwater aquarium with some predator fish for some time now and want to convert it to a saltwater aquarium. I am living in Indonesia and got some specialist too look at my tank to give advice. My tank is 209cm x 64cm x 67cm which makes it little less then 900...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    First question since joining today, I added 90 lbs live rock on Tuesday, and added 75 more today. The live rock came in chock full of plants, corals, mushrooms. So far there is 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, 0 nitrates. I've been told to add some accelerator to get the cycle started cuz they don't think...
  15. Tank Specs
    Hello All! Just starting a 180 gal, just added my last 75 lbs of live rock today, am happy to join this forum to share the joy & sorrows with everyone;) Berlin sump, Reef Octopus+skimmer, 2 Maxspec Razors (lighting), Vortech 40W wavemaker, Apex controller approx. 180 lbs live rock
  16. DIY Forum
    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, by this I do not mean I want cheap items that suck. But if you could show an expensive and best item and maybe...
  17. Tank Specs
    A used turnkey system bought through the classifieds. 40 gallon glass with curved corners 24 deep x 24 long x 18 wide Tunze comline 9006 protein skimmer 1 Hydor Coralia 1400 power head, 1400 gph 1 Tunze Turbelle nanostream 6025-A, 740 gph 1 Hydor Theo 200 watt heater 2 x T5 HO 24 inch...
  18. Tank Specs
    Hello All, I believe I am very close to being able to get my first inhabitants in my 55 Gallon tank. I am VERY concerned for the proper care of my fish and such... so here are my specs... is there anything I am missing that is a MUST have or am I god to go once my tank cycles? (As of this...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    :help: :help: :help: :help: :help: Greetings, all! I've enjoyed the advice on your forums for several months, and have appreciated the info. My wife has decided she wants to have a reef aquarium (translation: wants me to have a reef aquarium that she will...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Now that I have basicly have figured out what I need I figured I would start the build thread. Here is a link to the planning thread. This will keep a current list of the planned items needed for the tank. http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/f7/fng-planned-tank-192829.html So here is a list...
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