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  1. Waterbox Aquariums

    VIDEO GUIDE: How to Set Up a Waterbox Aquariums CUBE 20 Nano Reef

    Hello R2R, We have created a quick and concise video guide series on setting up our CUBE 20, from unboxing to adding fish and coral. Follow along step-by-step with us as Waterbox MVP Jess sets up our newest aquarium in the Waterbox Studio. This is a great walkthrough for anyone who is new...
  2. rhpmiller

    Nano Tank Start - Step by Step Journey

    Hey all, I just started a 20g nano tank and figured i'd post my steps along the way to see how it goes, as well as field feedback and advice from more-experienced reefers. Start - Day 1 (9/19) Tank: Red Sea Max Nano 20g Sand: Caribsea Arag-Alive Fiji Pink Skimmer: Yes Media: Yes (Carbon/rock)...
  3. R

    Cycling tank with dry rocks

    Hi guys New to the hobby.looking for some advise . Started my 90l tank cycle 8 weeks ago with live sand after 5 weeks of running my tank my parameters were Ammonia 0.5 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 0 Ph 8.2 but then i decided to add dry rock which has been cured using bleach ie; dipped into bleach...
  4. Uzair Aiman

    Dosing nutrients questions

    Hi. Im planning to add SPS corals to my tank soon. Ive come to realise after some researching that I need to ensure my Alk, Calcium and Magnesium should be on point. For now, I only have and Alk tester which reads around 7 before a water change and at 8dkh after a water change. People say that...
  5. J

    Need ideas for stocking a 40 gallon breeder

    Hey guys, I’m currently in the process of planning a 40 gallon reef tank and need ideas for stocking. I definitely plan on keeping 2 clownfish and a cleaner shrimp. Other than that, I’m not sure what else I would want to put in the tank. What will make a good clean up crew? Also what other fish...
  6. Uzair Aiman

    When do I know my tank is ready for SPS coral?

    Hi. I have a 27gal AIO tank with 2 clowns, a 6 line and a hermit. Its 6 months old and algal bloom is receding and coming to and end. There are also spots of coraline starting to grow at my back wall. I would like to know when my tank and is it ready for SPS corals? I have a clam, a GSP frag, a...
  7. T

    Complete Beginner To Saltwater

    Hey im looking forward to getting a saltwater tank! I want to get a 10 gallon as i dont want to go big and potentially lose everything as i have no experience with saltwater at all. These are the questions i really need answered along with this please also share ur thoughts and advice for a...
  8. A

    Equipment,Advice, help

    Hellooo So I’ve been cycling my aquarium since June. In my aquarium I have reef base rock and aquarium sand. The rock looks like white coral. As water evaporates I just add in some filtered freshwater. *My goal is to get a clown fish* my tank is heated and has a filter and a light. Recently I...
  9. V

    3 Month Old Biocube

    Hello Reef2Reef peers, I am new to the hobby, as my Biocube 32G is only 3 months old. My current stock is 1 Maroon Clown 1 Azure Damsel 1 Coral Beauty 1 Yellow Watchman Goby 1 Pistol Shrimp 1 Peppermint Shrimp 2 Emerald Crabs 6 snails - 3 Nassarius / 3 Turbo 6 Hermits - Scarlet / Blue legged...
  10. SaltwaterGuruNeeded

    So, I bought a microscope...

    Can any microbiologists or someone with knowledge please tell me what you can see in these photos and 1 video :)
  11. Uzair Aiman

    What testers do I need?

    Hi, I'm still a beginner in this hobby and I have a 20 gallon AIO tank with 2 clowns, a turbo snail and a frag of GSP. For the whole time (around 2 months) I've had this tank, I just did weekly water changes and thats all. I only have a portable refractometer, Salifert Ammonia tester and a...
  12. Baebae

    Nano Build Heres my very first marine aquarium!!!

    I started my 10g May 9th of this year. I started with 9lbs of live rock and sand, and let it cycle for about 3 weeks (I was excited and rushed everything, but so far it's been okay) before putting in a domino damsel. I know he's way too big, but he wasn't a forever fish lol. He was fine so I got...
  13. D

    Fluval Sea Evo 52L (13.5G) Stocking

    Hi all, I’m currently cycling a fluval sea evo 13.5 and and trying to figure out stocking for this little tank. (Just a note, I’m new to saltwater fish keeping) My thoughts on stocking so far are: - A single Occ/Perc Clownfish - A Royal Blue Damsel (Chrysiptera Springeri) - A Purple Firefish...
  14. Blueberry Wrasse

    Rate My First Ever Saltwater Aquascape!

    Hello, this is my first ever saltwater aquascape ever and I would like to hear some feedback and constructive criticism before cementing it. The cardboard layout has the dimensions of a 75 gallon tank which is what I am scaping for.
  15. BombadBrad

    Setting up Fluval 32.5 Marine Flex reef tank for beginner SUCCESS! Here is what I'm working with so far...

    Hello to you all. This is my first post. This is my first saltwater venture. This is my first reef tank. I grew up with many freshwater aquariums but have been out of the hobby for over a decade. A recent trip to SeaWorld has left me feeling relaxed after being entranced by saltwater fish...
  16. Uzair Aiman

    New pair of oscellaris clownfish!

    Hi, I'm still new to this hobby and this pair of clowns are my first ever marine fish. I would just want to ask if there are any tips regarding keeping them? I have read online and learned alot about them so its not like I know 0 info. Just any tips or help you think is helpful would be...
  17. F

    Newbie foolish mistake

    Hello all, im new to reef tanks so please bear with me. Ive made the change from Discus to reef and need as much help in laymans terms until i get my head round anything. So ive a 60litre tank in my apartment. Biggest im allowed for now . Ai prime hd 16 light with live rock and sand. Set up...
  18. Uzair Aiman

    My DIY AIO tank!

    Hello reefers! Im new to this hobby and Im thinking up of making a DIY AIO tank! Ill be attaching the design below and Id ask for your suggestions and comments. All dimensions and equipment I want to use will be listed also PARAMETERS Glass - 8mm thick (the whole exterior build) Acrylic - 6mm...
  19. Uzair Aiman

    Marine lights.

    Hi, my family is planning to make a reef tank in the near future (That is if my small tank succeeds :') ). I have a question : What is so special about marine lights, why are they so expensive and are there any other substitutions? If I were to DIY my lights, is it possible and how? is it cost...
  20. Uzair Aiman

    Salinity and Bacterial growth

    Hi, my water now has a salinity around 1.020 - 1.023 ( I usually keep the salinity between these numbers). And Ive used MB7 and MBStartXLM, with a dead shrimp to start the cycling process. Its been around a week now and Im having an ammonia of 1.5. I use saliferts ammonia tester. My nitrites...
  21. coalman

    Hello Brand new reefer here with lots of questions!

    Hey everyone! I am finally living my dream of getting a reef tank and I'm hoping to get it set up when I move in the next month. I've been doing crazy amounts of research and trying to absorb everything I can, watching the BRS 52 weeks and their 5 minute guides. I picked up a 40 breeder at Petco...
  22. Uzair Aiman

    Using filtered drinking water as a substitute of RODI water

    Hi guys, I have a small concern regarding the water I can use for my tank. Im from Malaysia and I have a water filter at home (Cuckoo brand, Im not sure if this brand is worldwide or local). It filters tap water into a "safe" drinking water. (the type of filter that can dispense cold and hot...
  23. HonorableWhat

    Newbie Lighting Help

    So, im new to saltwater and i am trying to figure out the best light to go with my tank for what i want to do with it. Tank dimensions are 23.62″ x 23.62″ x 17.72″ 45 gallons. I wish to keep mainly softies and lps but i may try out 1 or 2 sps placed in a high light area just to see if i like...
  24. leilanastasia

    Do you need to cycle a QT tank?

    Can you setup a qt tank with new salt water, new filter, new everything, then add bacteria to it and call it good? I’m new to setting up quarantine tanks. I’ve had mine running for a month straight and been dosing live bacteria. Anything I’m missing? I’m a newbie
  25. Gonj

    EMERGENCY Valentini puffer Dying???

    I just got this puffer in the mail today, the bag had hardly any air in it so I tried to work fast. I floated him for about 10 min and drip acclimated him for I’d say 45min doubling the water volume twice. I did not net him or remove him from the water he did not puff up at all. He was swimming...
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