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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, I am very new. My husband wanted a saltwater tank so he and I have been researching non-stop for three days. We have a 60 gallon tank. All of our equipment has been ordered. We will be using a HOB aqua clear 110, a HOB protein skimmer, and a Jeboa wavemaker WP25; however, our equipment...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hello Everyone, This is my first post and I'd like to Introduce myself. My name is Dominic I'm 29 and I live in PA and I'm scared to death of owning a saltwater tank, I need your help. I would not call myself a novice animal keeper as I am a lover of all animals especially reptiles and own a...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    It would be so easy to spend hours upon hours just looking at all the tank pictures on this site and even around the web. From rock design, coral placement and even fish selection, all our tanks differ in so many ways just because of the person who sticks their hand in the water My wife and I...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, I am new to saltwater tanks. I have been doing freshwater tanks for quite some time and thought I would give saltwater try. I have a 36 gallon bow front and I'm planning to do a fish tank but I want colorful live rock. So my question, and I know it's a never ending debate, is should I...
  5. Tank Specs
    Hi there. I need some advice on my tank so wanted to get all tank specs up first. I started the tank March 2011. It's live rock and live sand set up. Here's who lives here: Cleaners: hermit crabs & snails (bumble bee, super tongan turbo, astraea turbo) Invert: 2 peppermint shrimp, Feather...
  6. Tank Specs
    Been running for 2 months Aqueon tank with Megaflow Overflow 20 G. homemade sump (20 long) Hydor 700DP Protein Skimmer Coral life 1200 GPH return Coral Life twin tube T5 lighting (working on an upgrade) Chaetos in the sump 30lb. of live rock in tank and sump 60lbs of live sand in tank and...
  7. Crustaceans
    i am thinking of getting a peacock mantis shrimp and want to house him in 10 gallon tank .. it will be acrylic.. plan on just keeping the mantis in the tank .. could a peack mantis or other smasher that can grow to 6 - 7 inches thrive in a 10 gallon? (i really dont want to go much bigger on...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    we are new to this and have recently set up our tank .. we know someone who also has marine fish so have a vague idea on what we are doing and are reading as much as we can and so on, our tank has been set up for 2 weeks and the live rock is COVERED with brown stuff? is this meant to happen ...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 29 gal tank with maybe 5-10 lbs of live rock, a Reef octopus skimmer (bh100 I think), and a power head to add some water flow. It seems like I can't get this tank to support fish. Over the past six months I've lost at least 12 different fish of various types. Most of the fishes seem...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so I'm moving to a new apartment and want to take my 75 gal tank with me. The only prob is I only have one Place to put it and that's on real wood floor. Do you think this is a bad idea? I wondering about water that splashes out all day long from my two hob filters and just water and the...
  11. Seahorses & Pipefish
    can someone please help me and give me advice????!!!????? I have had a salt water tank before but i was only like 7 and my parents did it all. i would like to start a new one and im really strongly thinking seahorses cause there so beautiful and graceful. i wanna get a 29gal biocube i was...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Found this, debating on jumping into it, however I already have a 40g, 55g and 75g. Do I wait for the big upgrade to my ultimate 200g? Or is this really too good to pass up...help, I'm itching. Going to see it Saturday 125 gal. All-Glass Aquarium with twin flow overflow $300.00 Mission Style...
  13. Tank Specs
    I have a 30 gallon oceanic cube that i will be setting up for the first time again as a saltwater system. I already have a 30 gallon oceanic freshwater one and the saltwater one is going right next to it. I have not set up a salt system in a while and need help with doing it again. I have...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hello evryone. I've been lurking here for the past several months and finally descided to sign up. I have a 55gal tub "reef" tank. I'd like it to be a reef tank, but I'm not there yet. It has been set up for just over a year and I have made every mistake I could along the way :-) The whole thing...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Finished cycling the new 90 with uncured live rock. The rock was scrubbed several times during the process. It has left some debris which has settled on the sand in the tank. Should I syphon this out or leave it?????
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