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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Guys, I started cycling my 125 gallon dual overflow tank with Live sand only on February 13th. 10 days only I added 100 lbs of dry rock that came from a small island or inlet off of Florida (lol... Love the rock by the way) on February 24th. My question is, (and yes I did read the sticky)...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I need some advice. I have a up and running 10 gallon micro tank with a cleaner shrimp and a clown. I have live rock and live sand. My house came with old 55 gallon tank which I would like to use instead. What would you suggest for this change? Should I cycle new tank fresh or just add the setup...
  3. The THINK Tank
    In the process of catching some undesired fish we stirred up our sand bed and rocks and caused high nitrates. Shortly afterward we had a tank failure. We have the live rock and most of the sand in aerated water until the new tank arrives. Will the live sand and rock cycle without fish?
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello TRT, It has been awhile since my last post and a very troubling 1 1/2's I shut down my hobby as a result of the passing of my mother, however i have decided to get back into one of the few things that made me happy, I have discarded my 60G tank due to a reduction of space, and I am...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    So re-started my reef tank about 2 weeks ago with new equipment and I am curious how long it takes to see the ammonia/nitrite/nitrate spike. Tank specs: 55 gallon (48" x 12" x 20") Sump: Aqueon Proflex Model 2 (~ 12 gallon of additional water and no filter sock installed at the moment) Temp...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Can I get help with tank cycling. So far i only have 10ponds of live rock in my 50gal. Im going to get 50ponds of dry rock later. I was wondering options to start cycling my tank. Ive heard of shrimp(interested in that) add a fish(also interested in that) and just feedin the tank to establish...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Has anyone ever tried a bacteria bath before a new setup? Im might get flamed here for going beyond convention, but I would rather be honest and tell you how it worked out for me. So, a couple of months back I decided to turn my fresh water tank into salt. They have bacteria in a bottle over...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all and thanks in advance for any replays. I'm new to saltwater fish keeping but have had multiple fresh water and still do. I have heard the only bad things happen quickly in salt water and am not sure if my tank has cycled or not. I am at week 3 as of today and am measuring 0 amonia 0...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all! I'm excited to be joining this wonderful community of fish fans. Let me go ahead and get down to whats goin on with my tank. Started my first salt water tank 6 weeks ago. Its only approx. 18 gallons (bow front). I used live rock from a friends sump tank (hes has had his tank...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    hi guys i have a 130l tank with 15k of live rock and some coral sand and have been cycling for 6 days. The last couple of days i have noticed small green shoots (spikes) growing from some of the rock is this a kind of algae? if so is it a good kind or a bad kind? any help will be greatly...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all - First, I've been lurking for quite some time now and the information here is terrific! It has been a great resource. Thanks so much! Second - My tank is set up and the dead shrimp is in with a good chunk of live rock :thumbup: - so now I'm "waiting." I can't help but think...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone first time to the hobby looking for some advice, I recently purchased 150lbs of live rock "Fiji" that im curing in my 100 gal tank I had nothing else in there so its cycling with just the rock, it's been in there for 2 weeks now the water testing results show.... ammonia 0...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    how long should i let a 29 gallon tank cycle for before i can put fish in? i am using live cured rock(10 lbs.) and 20 lbs of non-live sand
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have about 30 lbs of live rock in my 29 gallon tank which has been set up for about 3 months, I already have 4 turbo snails and 4 hermit crabs in, I want to add 15 lbs or so of live rock yet plus some more snails and hermits as well as fish and mushrooms. My LFS sells cured rock, will adding...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, I have a quick question regarding cycling. I'm two weeks into a fishless cycle using about 90lbs of LR in a 60 gal tank. My ammonia reading has not changed at all in that period. It stays consistently at 4.0ppm. Is this unusual?
  16. General Reef Discussion
    in my new 55 gallon reef i currently have 8 lbs of cured live rock...and 50 lbs of dryrock on its way. i also have 2 cocktail shrimp in the water to get the cycle going. i got a 325 gph powerfilter running but should i do away with that now and hook up my remora aqua c skimmer and get it going...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    getting my new 55 going. i have everything circulating and have 8 lbs of cured live rock in my tank. i do run my t5's 12 hrs a day from now on. i got another 50 lbs of dry rock comming. once i got the other 50 lbs in should i get another piece of cured rock to get all of the new rock growing...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    OK, the facts - put #60 marco sand in my 46 bf a week ago with no salt, only RO, after rinsing it with RO (I am sure some of you saw the cloudy water post). I ran out of RO and had to wait till the next day to add the rock, the remaining RO and the salt. The return pump and the skimmer have been...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    If all of my perimeters are right does that pretty much mean that I'm through cycling? Or is there more to it than that?
  20. Seahorses & Pipefish
    OK There is a first time for everything... I am on the verge of getting a used tank. It will come with about 3 inches of sand, Light hoos and some sea grasses and hitch hiking copepods I hope. When this tank gets full set up with water, How shall I consider this system, As a new system not...
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