Hi @MaggieH and #WelcometoR2R
Lets see if we can get some answers. So when setting up a new tank I kinda use the api test kit like a flow chart. The tank starts fresh and clean. The goal is to get the filter/Bactria bed established. That is the nitrogen cycle. So the first step is to get...
#WelcometoR2R!!! Thanks for the input - I think you'll find several people around here that agree with you. If you are comfortable sharing, please consider stoping by the Meet & Greet forum to introduce yourself - we're glad you're here!
Few nice LPS packs for sale. Standard r2r DOA rules apply.
Shipping is not included in price. $50 additional for shipping
All pics taken under G3/T5 combo. Everything (except red and greens) at 100%.
Pack #1- $550
F2M Holy Grail Micromussa
Event Horizon Favia
WWC C3PO Lithophylion
My goodness I have killed most of my live stock off. I added a new wood air diffuser for my protein skimmer, and apparently my family washed it for me with soap! And I only found out now that they told me. I lost my coral beauty anglefish, my half 2nd stripe clown fish, all of my emerald cobra...
Congratulations on finding a nice used skimmer! I have several #reefoctopus skimmers (not the 200 INT) and I have found that the line were the cylinder starts to taper in is usually a good water height (in your picture, it is just above the Reef Octopus sticker).
First off, thank you all for the help.
The black out progresses.
Normally my filter floss is brown after 24 hours, now is turning nice and green and so is the 1 micron filter. I'm changing them all out every day. So the blackout is clearly having some impact (whether it will help in...
Back from dead!
I totally thought this app died as I could never login. I never even thought to try the internet. Anyhow, here is where he stand
My current livestock are:
1 trochus snail
1 cleaner shrimp
1 purple sea urchin
2 ninja star snails
2 emerald crabs
2 Dispar Anthias
1st off, #WelcometoR2R !!
2nd. The basics are still the same. There is always this to read.. https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/cycling-an-aquarium.306554/
Keep the questions coming!! We'll get you there!!
#WelcometoR2R and congratulations on your saltwater adventure! I currently have 3 #reefoctopus skimmers running on different tanks including the 150 INT classic. IMO you will be fine with the Reef Octopus 150 INT on your system both now and in the future.
Today's Reef Tank 365 Feature is
Vette67's 180 Gallon Reef
Join me in congratulating @Vette67 for their tank being spotlighted as today's Reef Tank 365 feature! This 180 gallon reef was started February 2002. You can follow this reef and see more pics and info info by clicking HERE.
There are can be any number of reasons your fish died. Disease, stress, contaminants, water quality. Salinity is a bit low. Do you have any water test kits at home? You really should be able test your water..salinity, alkalinity, calcium, magnesium are important, especially if you have corals...
I only got through 56 outstanding pages out of 105... My brain hurts. So much good information... Thank you!
Question: Can the observation tank, that the fish go into after Day #14 (Tank #2), have sand and rock? Inverts? The wife is asking, hoping I don't make her keep TWO sterile "looking"...