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  1. Cap’n Bork

    Pufferfish Beginner or Advanced?

    Thanks to everyone for being so kind and helpful here, seriously, you all make a scared newbie feel welcome. So here’s what I’m wanting advice on. I understand the idea of getting the biggest tank you can afford, while also keeping in mind what you intend to have in said tank. Right now I’m...
  2. JayFish4004

    Rate a noob’s nano tank

    First time reefer - finally got some iphone lenses to offset the 20k lights, so sharing a quick vid. Would love any advice or feedback on the tank - ideas welcome! Tank is a 4 month old Red Sea Max Nano with Tunze ATO, Trigger Systems reservoir, Tunze wavemaker, InkBird + Eheim heater, ReefLED...
  3. 15aleo

    Rock scape help

    1: 2: 3: Which is better, 1, 2, or 3? Trying to get it to look similar to this: Thank you!
  4. Boaz1021

    40 Gallon Breeder Sump Layout

    I have a new 150 Gallon, tank and am building a DIY Sump out of a 40 Gallon Breeder tank. I bought the Fiji Cube Sump Baffle kit for it and am in the process of laying it out. So far, I know how big the intake and return are going to be, where I need help is with the size of the refugium vs the...
  5. agame2021

    What if I did 1 lightning maroon and a group of ocellaris clownfish?

    So, I’m new to the hobby and am not in any rush. I actually just picked up my first tank and it’s got just about everything I need.(waiting on a few little things to show up.) It’s a 140 gallon with stand and a eshopps AR-200 4th gen sump. I have a little over 100 lbs of live rock in there now...
  6. BeardedDragon21

    Build Thread Dream Tank- Overhaul of 75gal

    Hello All! I can't wait to get a little more involved in the community. Buckle up this is somewhat of a long post but I am seeking advice in the last paragraph if you would like to jump ahead. Starting off I would like to introduce myself. I am a Marine Biologist and had originally hoped to...
  7. Requin

    Build Thread Red Sea XL425 after 20+ years without a tank!

    My project has begun, let the fun begin! Night one: - paid for the aquarium, which prompted a call from the bank checking on my sanity - brought it home but was too heavy for wimps who live with me. Recruited a friend but lost a beer in the process. R.I.P. my last IPA - sorted parts, thinking...
  8. MarkyMark_

    Nano Build MarkyMark's Cube (Waterbox Cube 20)

    Hey y'all, I'm a brand new reefer from Toronto Canada and I'm very excited to share my journey. From a young age I've been captivated by marine aquariums, now finally having set up my own I still feel that same youthful enthusiasm every time I look at my (mostly empty o_O) tank. Reef2reef is...
  9. R

    Starting 36 Gallon Bowfront Reef Tank

    Hey everyone! Just want to quickly introduce myself! My name is Ryan and I have been wanting to start a reef tank since I was a senior in HS. Unfortunately, due to budget issues, it has always been a dream and not a reality! Well, I recently graduated from the University of Alabama and now have...
  10. MarshallB

    How did you survive your first year of reefing?

    I've seen more than a few posts on here of people struggling to make it through that first year. How did you do it? Do you still have the tank up? What would you do differently? For me, I've had a 60 gallon planted freshwater tank for over a decade. That first year was a battle with algae and...
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    My Nuvo 10 tank
  12. ajtomase

    Stocking list approval

    Hello everyone, I'm looking at getting a Reefer 625 (133 gallon tank, 32 gallon sump) and would like to stock it with the following fish below. I plan on having a protein skimmer that can handle 175 gallon heavy bioload. I know that not all these fish will be added right away since some take a...
  13. D

    Nano Build First SW Tank - 7.2g Nano Build

    Hi everyone! So a quick “about me”. I love aquariums and I have specifically grown to love reef aquariums. I have never had one, as is evident by the title of this thread :p; however, my dad kept a saltwater FOWLR for many years during childhood. I’ve kept several FW planted tanks over the past...
  14. calila

    Nano Build 13G journey in the middle of the jungle!

    Welcome to the Jungle, I caught your attention right? Well, I live in Manhattan, so this is my Jungle, and during this time of working from home and boredom, I decided to start my journey. My little niece got bored with her 5G freshwater tank, and I decided to take it and put some plants and...
  15. A

    Clownfish Unpaired

    About 3 months ago me and my boyfriend bought a nano-saltwater tank (upgrading soon) with two ocellaris clownfish. We also bought a cleaner shrimp all from PetCo (there are no marine stores near us), and the tank was running perfect. All levels were good, our male Svedka was doing the submissive...
  16. J

    Need help and advice on my 13.5 evo

    Just here been looking over this website for a while now but just post to make sure I’m doing everything right and okay here’s some pics of what i have in my tank...noticed some little guys in my tank as i chose to go with non cured live rock to get my tank going quicker also noticed somthing on...
  17. ajtomase

    Getting first first for tank

    Hi everyone, getting my Reefer 750 (160 gallons) tank soon and planning for it to be a FOWLR tank! Here's my fish wish-list below, anyone suggestion anything else I can add? Looking for lots of color and a variety of species! Fish Banggai Cardinal Fish Lawnmower Blenny Blue Reef Chromis...
  18. ajtomase

    New tank (Reefer 625 XXL)...too many fish?

    Hi everyone, I'm looking to get the Reefer 625 XXL which is a 132 gallon tank (not including the additional gallons in the sump). I'm putting together a wishlist of fish I want to include (fish only tank with live rock), but I'm not sure if I have too many fish/invertibrates: Cardinal fish...
  19. ajtomase

    Planning to get first FOWLR setup

    Hello everyone! I’m doing all my research right now to get my first salt water, fish only with live rock setup. I would like to get a Reefer 625 XXL tank, but I don’t know what other equipment I need. There’s a lot of equipment options out there, but I’m not sure what options out there I would...
  20. W

    First tank and scape suggestions??

    First tank and scape suggestions?? Left side I think is good but right side is just temporary
  21. Jaycfh88

    Build Thread My first journey into the saltwater world with my jbj 45rl

    So my tank has been up an running for 30 days now. It was cycled in two weeks using Dr. Tim's and the old shrimp method. I started with dry rock and sand. Only thing I have stocked so far is some copepods from algae barn and some coralline algae from arc reef. I'm super excited to see where I go...
  22. L

    First time tank/reef build

    Hey everyone! I will soon be moving into a new home and want to set up my first tank when I arrive. I'll be posting updates here:)
  23. R

    Build Thread College Nano Tank

    I'm a college student in Texas returning to school to finish a my degree after some time off and I'm setting up my first saltwater tank! I'm excited to begin this journey, why don't you come along for the ride with me? I've been eyeballing this project for over a year, but I kept putting it off...
  24. palbert_95

    First reef tank tips

    Hello, I just got my first reef tank all set up a month and a half ago, yesterday I added my first load of lifestock Hubert-Royal Gramma Julio Seizure chavez- firefish goby Mr. Whisker - banded coral shrimp And am waiting for a snowflake ocellaris that I had to special order from my local fish...
  25. TheBurntNjal

    Hello New Reefer - RSR 170 Set Up

    Hi All, I've been a lurker on R2R for a long time and finally built up the courage (and funds) to pull the trigger on a Red Sea Reefer 170. I have had freshwater planted tanks my entire life, but this is my first attempt at a reef aquarium. I am aiming for mixed reef at first, but ultimately...
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